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    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2009 edited
     
    ***Pictures:

    Copy the URL of the photo you want to paste. JPGs work well, GIFs are iffy.
    Paste the URL in a comments box on the forum.
    Put <img src=" before the URL and "></img> after. No spaces between the URL and the quotation marks.
    Tick or click on the Html button below the box in which you enter your comments.
    Submit

    If the picture doesn't have a URL, upload it to something like Photobucket, and get the URL from there. To embed a picture, it has to have a URL.

    If the picture doesn't print, check to make sure you coded it properly. Extra spaces, missing spaces, incorrect or missing or extra characters--all these cause failure.

    ***Links:

    Copy and paste the URL of the item you want to link.
    Type <a href=" before the URL and ">TEXT</a> after. Where it says "TEXT" here, type the name you want for the link. It can be as long or as short as you like.
    Tick or click on the Html button below the box in which you enter your comments.
    Submit

    If you add 'target="_blank"' in the html link code it'll open a new window, instead of taking over your beloved cleeseblog window! (At least, it works that way in Internet Explorer!)

    that is, Type target="_blank" href=" before the URL and ">TEXT after.

    If it doesn't work, check to make sure you typed the whole thing correctly.

    ***To insert a quote:

    Copy and paste the text you want to appear in the quote box.
    You have to enter some hard returns (press the enter key) or the text will come out in one long line, merrily traveling outside the box and possibly off the page.
    Type <code> before it and </code> after it.
    Finish your post.
    Tick or click on the Html button below the box in which you enter your comments.
    Submit.

    In order to embed a video, you have to have an unidentified button between the Text and Html buttons. I get this in Safari, but not in Firefox. If you don't have three buttons below the comments box, try another browser. If that doesn't work, you'll have to post a link instead.

    ***For text effects:

    Italics are <i>text</i>
    Bold is <b>text</b>
    Underline is <u>text</u>
    Strikethrough is <s>text</s>

    ***Emoticons:

    Click on Vanillacons just above the "submit" button. There are 5 separate categories of emoticons, but you can only display one at a time.

    ***For different font sizes:

    <font size="1">Size 1</font>
    <font size="2">Size 2</font>
    <font size="3">Size 3</font>
    <font size="-2">Size -2</font>
    <font size="-1">Size -1</font>
    <font size="+1">Size +1</font>
    <font size="+2">Size +2</font>

    ***For different font colors:

    <font color="red">red</font>
    <font color="blue">blue</font>
    <font color="green">green</font>
    <font color="yellow">yellow</font>
    <font color="orange">orange</font>
    <font color="violet">violet</font>
    <font color="purple">purple</font>
    <font color="pink">pink</font>
    <font color="silver">silver</font>
    <font color="gold">gold</font>
    <font color="gray">gray</font>
    <font color="aqua">aqua</font>
    <font color="skyblue">skyblue</font>
    <font color="lightblue">lightblue</font>
    <font color="fuchsia">fuchsia</font>
    <font color="khaki">khaki</font>


    ***For moving text:
    <MARQUEE DIRECTION=Right BEHAVIOR=SCROLL SCROLLAMOUNT=10 SCROLLDELAY=200>Thusly</MARQUEE>

    ***To insert "fill in the blank" text boxes:
    <form name="input" action="http://whatever.you.want" method="get">
    Your feedback is important to us!:
    <input type="text" />
    <input type="submit" value="Just kidding" />
    </form>

    ***To insert check boxes:
    <form>
    Your Text Here:
    <input type="checkbox" />
    </form>
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2009 edited
     
    And here's how to make a link open in a new window, so you can keep your forum window open at the same time:

    POP-UP LINKS FOR The Spanking New John Cleese Forum:

    <a target="_blank" href="SITE URL">SITE NAME</a>

    eg.

    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mysite.com">My Site's Name</a>

    Even if embedded linking is disabled by the author, as often happens with YouTube vids, you can create a clickable link as follows (the URL in both parts):

    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mysite.com">http://www.mysite.com</a>

    Thank you, cassbt!
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    Okay, but I have a question here, mrsthing. What if the photo is NOT on a url? And where do we find these so-called "comments box"-es in the forum? Do you mean the "Add your comments" boxes? Because I do not see "comments box" in the forum, not at all.

    Also in reference to the image source quotation marks, etc., what if the word of the image IS "spaces", then wouldn't you theoretically have "spaces" between the quotation marks and the url? Like if the url was http://spacesRus dot com or something like that? See what I mean? It's all subjective here.

    When you say "tick" the html button, are you forgetting that I live in the USA South, and down here a "tick" is something that gets up on you in the woods and sucks the blood from your body. Or a "tick" can be a hound that is blue and likes to hunt. So do I use the bug or the dog in that next step when I "tick" the html button?
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      CommentAuthorMacNerd
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    I would just like to point out that in the case of very large pictures it's more polite to post a link to the picture instead of embedding the picture itself. Otherwise you cause the thread to take forever to load for people with slow connections, and if the photo is much wider than the usual format of the text in the thread, it causes everyone to have to scroll back and forth sideways to read the posts. Very annoying.
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      CommentAuthorMacNerd
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    oh, BTW Fanny, if the photo is not a url, then you need to upload your photo to the web somewhere. There are numerous free photo-hosting sites out there, Imageshack and Photobucket just to name two.
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      CommentAuthorLaurenS
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    Copy and paste the text you want in the quote box.
    Type <code> before it and
    after it.
    Finish your post.
    Tick the Html button.
    Submit.


    Test.
    • CommentAuthorlynthingy
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    Copy and paste the text you want in the quote box.Type before it and after it.Finish your post.Tick the Html button.Submit.

    Test.

    Testing the test
    • CommentAuthorlynthingy
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009 edited
     
    Copy and paste the text you want in the quote box.
    Type before it and after it.
    Finish your post.Tick the Html button.Submit.
    Test.Testing the test

    This is kind of fun!:beard:
    • CommentAuthorlynthingy
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    Copy and paste the text you want in the quote box.
    Type before it and after it.
    Finish your post.Tick the Html button.Submit.
    Test.Testing the test
    Lookit ME! I'm a computer programmer!
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      CommentAuthorJfB57
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    Thank you mrsthing! Very clear instructions & can I second the sticky bit request. I'm bound to need to find it again when the old grey matter is flagging!
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      CommentAuthorJfB57
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009 edited
     
    http://www.guide2bristol.com/news/180/The_Writing_On_The_Wall/03_June_2009


    Here's an article with lots of John cleese refs.
    Could someone follow the instructions above & turn it into a short title like John in Bristol. I've tried but it keeps going wrong:shamed:
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      CommentAuthorMacNerd
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009 edited
     
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      CommentAuthorJfB57
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    ahef="http://www.guide2bristol.com/news/180/The_Writing_On_The_Wall/03_June_2009"John in Bristol

    Fingers crossed!
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      CommentAuthorMacNerd
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    It's a href, not ahef
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      CommentAuthorJfB57
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    Nope!

    Where did that post go MacNerd?
    Wanted to check!
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      CommentAuthorJfB57
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009 edited
     
    <href="http://www.guide2bristol.com/news/180/The_Writing_On_The_Wall/03_June_2009">John in Bristol

    ...& again!
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      CommentAuthorJfB57
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    Aaaah!
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      CommentAuthorMacNerd
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009 edited
     
    You're forgetting the < and the a

    it's

    <a href="http://www.InsertWebAddressHere.com">Text You Want People To Click</a>
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      CommentAuthorJfB57
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    <a href="http://www.guide2bristol.com/news/180/The_Writing_On_The_Wall/03_June_2009">John in Bristol</a>
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      CommentAuthorJfB57
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009 edited
     
    Having a really bad day & this is making me near to tears!!:cry:

    Come on MacNerd - once more please!


    (while you're in teacher mode - what's the 'Whisper your comments to' box all about?)
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      CommentAuthorMacNerd
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009 edited
     
    That's correct, except for one thing:

    Underneath the little box where you type in your comments there's a place that says "Format comments as O Text O Html. You click the Html button to make html code work in your comments.

    And I believe that "whisper your comments" is like sending a private message to only one person, but I haven't tried it.
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      CommentAuthorJfB57
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009 edited
     
    John in Bristol



    Hurray!!!:whorship: Oh Sir MacNerd!
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      CommentAuthorMacNerd
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    Hooray!!! Congratulations!
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      CommentAuthorJfB57
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    Please, please please please sticky this thread!


    (what about the 'Whisper your comments to' box?)
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      CommentAuthorMacNerd
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    LIke I said, I'm pretty sure the Whisper thingy is like sending a private message. You type the user name of the person you want to pm into the "Whisper your comments to" box, then in the comments box you type the text you want to send, then when you click the "Add your comments" box either that person gets a pm, or the comment can only be seen by that person. Not sure which.
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      CommentAuthorJfB57
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    Sorry - didn't scroll down on the last post that said that.Too excited about instructions!

    Thanks Hero!
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      CommentAuthorMacNerd
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009 edited
     
    Ok, so the whisper thingy adds a comment that only the sender and intended recipient (and possibly administrators) can see. I guess. We'll see if anyone but you and I can see the message I sent between your last one and my last one.
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      CommentAuthorJfB57
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    Excellent!

    I've learnt a great deal today so feeling a bit brighter!:bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorMacNerd
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009 edited
     
    Does anyone else see the post in which JfB asks "How will we know"? If so, please tell me precisely what she said, describe the naughty picture she put in it, what position she was using in the picture, and tell me which Vanillacon she used.
    • CommentAuthorlynthingy
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    :sad:

    I can't see! I can't see!

    Nope, I can't see it! Did you say mean things about me too?
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      CommentAuthorJfB57
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    Absolutely no secrets just testing how the whisper box works!
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      CommentAuthorMacNerd
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009 edited
     
    No Lyn, she only gave me your home address and work address so I can follow you to and from work in a filthy brown trench coat while making gross slurping noises. Nothing potentially harmful was mentioned at all.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2009
     
    No, Mac. If you whisper comments to someone, it only shows up on your screen and that of the recipient. It's a little unnerving, because it looks like an ordinary post in the thread, just in a shaded box. But no one else can see it, and it won't show up as an additional comment on anyone else's front page.

    Fan, THIS IS THE COMMENTS BOX. RIGHT HERE! The box in which you type your...comments.
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      CommentAuthorLaurenS
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2009 edited
     
    <code><code>Copy and paste the text you want in the quote box.Type before it and after it.Finish your post.Tick the Html button.Submit. Test.Testing the test

    Testing the test of the test.
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    *Recovering from amazement over the last post*


    Question: How do you write in Italics or Bold? There used to be a button in the old forum, and now, alas, no button.
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      CommentAuthorMacNerd
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2009 edited
     
    Italics are <i>text</i>
    Bold is <b>text</b>
    Underline is <u>text</u>
    Strikethrough is <s>text</s>
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    Oh, silly me, I tried [b][/b] and didn't understand what was going wrong. Curse my narrow-mindedness!

    SHINY

    Look at that! Fun :)
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      CommentAuthorMacNerd
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2009
     
    Btw, I'm really glad to fondle cuddle see you gain, Possum
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    Ah, some things never change :)

    (Except I'm legal now! woooohooo *drinks and gallivants*)
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      CommentAuthorMacNerd
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2009
     
    And except that I'm 35 now.

    *Shuffles off to the old folks home*
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2009
     
    I'm going to edit my original post so people won't have to go digging for stuff.

    Mac, I'm 51. If you're old, what does that make me?


    DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, ANSWER THAT QUESTION!
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      CommentAuthorMacNerd
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2009
     
    Yes but Possum is what.... 18? 19? 20? Somewhere in that area, anyway, and when I was in my late teens and very early 20's, I thought that people in their mid to late 30's were ancient. Now I think Joan Jett and Bebe Neuwirth are hot and they're both your age, Mrs. Thing.

    Btw, I saw your pic Mrs. Thing. You're cute. You remind me of my favourite literature teacher in high school. A cheery, fey little woman who, whilst reading Beowulf to the class, got so carried away that she climbed on top of her desk and started waving an imaginary sword around.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2009
     
    I'm not little. Im 5'6", and a size 18 (well, most of me is, anyway). I'm not curvy, or full-figured, or Rubenesque. I'm fat, and I don't wear it well.

    But I am the sort who would climb on top of a desk and wave my air-sword around in English class. And probably get fired for implying that weapons were an option for settling conflicts.

    Somehow, I just don't think Grendl would have been interested in using his words...(did he have any, anyway? I never read Beowulf.)
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      CommentAuthorMacNerd
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2009
     
    Personality counts for a lot.

    And no, Grendl didn't have a speaking part in the story if I remember correctly.
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2009
     
    Well done, MrsThing! It's a great idea, we all need a thread like this!
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2009
     
    Opossum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WELCOME BACK, OP!!! How are you?
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    I'm very well, thank you! Nice to see you still hang around here :) (I'm trying to not get confused by people welcoming me back in five different threads)

    While writing this I have a recollection of the two of us having a conversation thread in the old forum... Know what I mean? I just remember it as being unique as it stood out amongst the random senseless dribble more common in the forum...


    And for the record, A. I usually like older people, but in general age doesn't really mean very much in my opinion; B. I think after the long relationship we all had in the forum none of us ever treated the others age-appropriately, except for when Mrs. Thing and Doc started flirting, because then I feel obliged to point out a gross-factor. But it was still cute :bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2009
     
    Old farts like to flirt, too. Jeeeeeez.....

    Some of us even have sex lives, though I'd like to point out here that the ONLY man I've had sex with for the past 22 years is Mr. Thing, and I intend for it to stay that way until one of us dies.

    But if he goes first, I've got a list.....
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    So here's a question (hoping Dean keeps track... Hi Dean! We've never met but I feel like I've known you forever!) : How come we can't send personal messages to each other? Any way we can add this attribute or is that too difficult?
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2009
     
    Well, OP...Your return has been very succesful!!! Also, if we have any more...wars, we will all be protected. Now...how is your luv life off the forum? Are you coming to the states again? Are you tuff and muscular and can you still make a living dancing in front of your bedroom window?
    A Zelda