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Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:56 am
by Mithcoriel
What if there is already a thread on the subject I want to post on, but it's like a year old?
Do you guys prefer "necroposting" (bumping that old thread) or starting a new one?
(Personally, I think posting in the old thread makes more sense)

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:36 am
by borrofburi
Mithcoriel wrote:What if there is already a thread on the subject I want to post on, but it's like a year old?
Do you guys prefer "necroposting" (bumping that old thread) or starting a new one?
(Personally, I think posting in the old thread makes more sense)

For me it depends... if it's an inane comment I tend to complain about necroing... If it's an on topic natural progression of what has already been said then definitely in the thread... If it's a sizable and stand-alone topic starting post then might as well start a new topic. But that's just what I do.

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 3:17 pm
by Dean
Hi! I'm a newbie around here:

How do I create my own blog topic and discussion with its own subject title? I'm referring to the kind of blogs on the front page of the website... I'd quite like to be a blogger. Not so keen on the Chat area though, never seen it before.... :lol:

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 3:41 pm
by nasher168
Blog posts can only be made by "Contributors" (like RabbitPirate and theyounghistorian)and others who have been given powers to post there (like Th1swasatriumph, Aught3 or Squawk).

CosmicSpork (the Webhamster) and AndromedasWake can give people power in that way.

I'll be honest though. Considering you have but 2 posts to your name and no one knows you past your introductory post, I would be reluctant to give out such powers just like that if I was CosmicSpork. Hang around, get to know us, visit the chat if you like (although I confess myself that I don't go on the chat particularly frequently) etc.

If you want to set up a blog of your own, [url]blogger.com[/url] is free and a good way to get started. A fair few people (including myself) here promote their Blogs via their signatures. If it's a good blog then there's a fair chance that it will get a fair number of hits.

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 4:00 pm
by Dean
(This is a response to the above post);
nasher168 wrote:Blog posts can only be made by "Contributors" (like RabbitPirate and theyounghistorian)and others who have been given powers to post there (like Th1swasatriumph, Aught3 or Squawk).

[. . .]

I'll be honest though. Considering you have but 2 posts to your name and no one knows you past your introductory post, I would be reluctant to give out such powers just like that if I was CosmicSpork. [. . .] etc.[. . .]

O.K. ;-)
Just wondering about it is all! :) Thank you for the help. :) Hope to see you lot around soon. Oh by the way, I must say, Blog and the rest of the Global Forums are fantastic, but.... to tell you the truth, "Chat" isn't exactly my thing either...I rarely enter into it. At the risk of sounding like a snob, it's much too informal and simplistic for my liking...

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:35 am
by Dean
Also, how to use bullet point lists? When I try to "insert" a list, it just seems to increase the indent of whatever I have written,
Can you help me out here?

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:45 am
by nasher168
Don't think bullet points are possible, but if you type [li st=1] or [li st=a] (without the spaces in "list") then this is the result:

  1. test
  2. test
  3. test
  1. test
  2. test
  3. test

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 10:50 am
by Pulsar
Dean wrote:Also, how to use bullet point lists? When I try to "insert" a list, it just seems to increase the indent of whatever I have written,
Can you help me out here?


Use [*] inside your list:

[lis t]
[*] item 1
[*] item 2
[/list]

becomes
  • item 1
  • item 2

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:50 pm
by Prolescum
There really should be a post that lays out all the BBcode available on this forum.

So...


Italics

[i]Italics[/i]


_________________________________________________________________

Bold type

[b]Bold type[/b]


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Strikethrough

[s]strikethrough[/s]


_________________________________________________________________

Text size

[size=150]Text size[/size]


You can set the size by changing the number.

_________________________________________________________________

Quoting


The other Guy wrote:Quoting


The other guy wrote:Quoting


[quote]Quoting[/quote]

[quote="The other Guy"]Quoting[/quote]

[quote="[url=http://website.crom]The other guy[/url]"]Quoting[/quote]


_________________________________________________________________

Centre justify


[centre]Centre justify[/centre]

[center]Center justify[/center]


_________________________________________________________________





[ShowMore]Hide text[/ShowMore]

[ShowMore=Hidden]Hide text[/ShowMore]


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Links

[url=http://website.crom]Links[/url]


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Image

[img]http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01122/miniature-horse_1122954i.jpg[/img]


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[youtube]6XQtd9cTGFM[/youtube]


Copy/Paste the end of the url - e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XQtd9cTGFM = 6XQtd9cTGFM - between the tags

_________________________________________________________________

    Indented bullet points
    Indented bullet points
    Indented bullet points

  • Indented bullet points
  • Indented bullet points
  • Indented bullet points

    List of indented bullet points:
  1. Indented bullet points
  2. Indented bullet points
  3. Indented bullet points

[list]Indented bullet points
Indented bullet points
Indented bullet points[/list]

[list][*]Indented bullet points
[*]Indented bullet points
[*]Indented bullet points[/list]

[list=1][b]List of indented bullet points:[/b]
[*]Indented bullet points
[*]Indented bullet points
[*]Indented bullet points[/list]


________________________________________________________________

Do not render code, Mr browser


[code]Do not render code, Mr browser[/code]


________________________________________________________________

Tags must be nested within each other for pick'n'mix like so:

Image


[quote][centre][img]http://www.vincentchow.net/images/tallest-horse.jpg[/img][/centre][/quote]



That's about all I can remember.

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 7:37 pm
by Dean
@Prolescum
Prolescum wrote:[. . .]

O.k. Thank you! :)

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 11:16 pm
by Squawk
Blogging for a newbie is entirely possible, but you'd have to submit a couple of trial blog posts. It would also require spork to set it up, and he's pretty busy elsewhere right now so can't promise on time scales. If you fancy a go get one drafted and pm it to me and I'll see what we can do. I really ought to write one myself

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 4:18 pm
by Dean
Squawk wrote:Blogging for a newbie is entirely possible, but you'd have to submit a couple of trial blog posts. It would also require spork to set it up, and he's pretty busy elsewhere right now so can't promise on time scales. If you fancy a go get one drafted and pm it to me and I'll see what we can do. I really ought to write one myself

    What is a "trial blog post"?
    And is there a certain criteria for what you can/not post in a blog? Apart from the obvious, of course, such as things that are in violation of the site rules...?

To be honest, I was planning to post a blog and hence begin a discussion on NOMA (Non Overlapping Magisteria). If that's cool with you, then I'll send you a PM with it and I guess you'll take it from there. Plus please see: viewtopic.php?p=114226#p114226 - - :)
As a matter of fact, I've already got a draft sorted out, and I've saved it in a Word document for now. :D Thanks for the heads up, Squawk. :)

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:40 pm
by Foxcanine1
How do I attach a signature? I already tried looking at FAQ and when I try it tells me

"The field "Signature" is too long, a maximum of 0 characters is allowed."

Also, How do you send PM's. I see no icon for send message or send PM or anything like it?

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:30 am
by CosmicSpork
Foxcanine1 wrote:How do I attach a signature? I already tried looking at FAQ and when I try it tells me

"The field "Signature" is too long, a maximum of 0 characters is allowed."

Also, How do you send PM's. I see no icon for send message or send PM or anything like it?


Hi there, in an attempt to stop spam bots there is a restriction on these things until your first post has been approved. Since you have a post approved now, you should be able to do those things :)

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:11 pm
by theyounghistorian77
How do i embed tweets, if it is at all possible?

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:16 pm
by CosmicSpork
theyounghistorian77 wrote:How do i embed tweets, if it is at all possible?

Just added it for you, here you go:



[tweet]https://twitter.com/scottgu/status/281488783881420800[/tweet]

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:46 pm
by WarK

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:34 am
by Mugnuts
Can I be directed to some tips on the quote function...pls thnx

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:10 am
by Inferno
Mugnuts wrote:Can I be directed to some tips on the quote function...pls thnx


Check here.