Ok, temporarily bypassing Seamus' issues, I'd like to give a few new people to this kind of forum a few quick and dirty tricks.
1st: As an original poster, you have the ability to delete your own threads. I need to test this against if other posters have made contributions, but I know for a fact that if you start a new thread, and there's no other posts, you can safely delete it.
2nd: As the Original Poster(OP, for future refference)
, you have the ability at ANY TIME
to go BACK
to your original thread starting post and edit
it's Thread name.
3rd: Many members do not have their own online Server space, and often ask about how to upload images, or hotlink from other sites.
3a: If you cannot upload your image to your own webserver, you can use free image hosting services like ww.imageshack.com. You'll need to register, but it's free, etc, and once there, you're given a gracious upload capacity, ie: you can upload lotsa files, IF
they are web-Optimed(subject for a new post)
. Once you register with imageshack, you can then upload to it from your own machine. When this is finished, you can then select the image and you'll be given 3 sets of pre-written code to post into the area sensitive to sharing your image(forum, myspace, etc)
. Copy the code, paste it into your post, and that's it. You *may
* end up with a smaller(ie: thumbnail
) version of the image that will expand upon clicking on.
3b: To grab images from your own webserver and/or from another site(hotlinking)
, all you have to do is get to the actual image, right click and slelect, "Copy Image Location
Come back here to your post, and you have a couple different ways to make it appear in your post.
A - You can do it by hand, which requires the following code BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR IMAGE LOCATION
B - If you're a quick enough triple-clicker, you can grab the whole location address after you paste it into your post. This will select the entire image location address, and then you simply hit the "Img
" button that sits to the upper right above your current post entry window. Clicking this once on a fully-selected image location AUTOMATICALLY
the before and after code, so your work is done for you(This is what I use the most, btw)
C - BEFORE
pasting you image location into your post, click on the 'Img' button I described earlier, and paste in the image location. You'll notice that fater you do this, the 'Img
' button will have an asterick(*) in it, meaning the forum software wants you to puch it again and make the code complete.
Some times you are going to run across an image you want to snatch that's embedded behind things like the background behind Jeff's forum here(that I susbstantially web-optimized for him so people on dial-up load the RI pages much faster as soon/if he uses my versions I PM'd this morning to his '[i]Jeff
' acccount) that we're all familiar with from ezboard. To access this,(in Firefox), right click on the image itself(and not something 'in front' of it), and select 'View Background Image
'. You'll immediately have a new page open(sometimes rigt on top of your active post, but no worries, copy the image location, hit the 'Back button on your browser, and paste the sucker in like so:
I'm short on time here as I have another forum I have to go moderate, but when I return, I'll show you how to EASILY
take the LONGEST
web addresses and make them read as however you want, like so:
Jeff's new Digs
To access how I wrote this code, or any other you may come across that makes you scratch your head, you need only hit my or other's 'Quote
' option, and you will see the naked code and be able to learn it yourself.
It's Ezy-Breezy, trust me. You're all gonna be posting professionals by the itime I'm done with you..
ps: You'll notice that my image post of Jeff's backgound image makes the page slide. This is remedied as Jeff has the option as Admin
to assign both vertical and horizontal pixel dimensions for displayed images, ie, he decides how much of an image will be displayed before it cuts off and the rest is shown with the aid of it's own individual sliders..
*edit: the original image has since been replaced with a smaller one, but the info is still good.
For reference, KVR has a 6 inch horizontal cu-off you'll need to use sliders on the nottom of each pic to see if they exceed his 6 inch width limit.
Me personally, I think 8 inches is something to be far more proud of..