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Technical Support (how to add avatars, sigs, pics & vids)

Postby jedi58 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:26 pm

New to the forum? In this discussion you'll find help on how to use the various new features of the board.

1. Adding your own avatar

2. Posting pictures

3. Posting a video from YouTube
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Re: Technical Support

Postby jedi58 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:32 pm

1. Adding your own Avatar

I'm sure you all want to know how to add your own avatar on posts...

It's pretty easy, first of all make sure you've got the picture that you want and make sure it's sized between 20x20 pixels and 90x90 pixels.

Next upload it to Photoshack or Imageshack and you'll be given the "Direct Link" to the image

Now click on your username, or the "User Control Panel" link at the top of the page.

Click "Profile"

Click "Edit avatar"

Paste the "direct link" there and save!!
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Re: Technical Support

Postby jedi58 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:37 pm

2. Posting pictures

For those of you who are familiar with Photobucket or Imageshack I won't describe that bit yet, but once you've got your image uploaded, the bit you want is the "direct link".


Then use it in:

[ IMG ]you-direct-link-here[ /IMG ]

(without the spaces!!)
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Re: Technical Support

Postby jedi58 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:18 pm

3. Posting a video from YouTube

This one is a little more confusing, so I'll do this one with an example.

If you look at http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UkTQwP2gFxU it has two bits of code:

1. URL
2. Embed

What we want is the Embed code... but it's not finished there!!

Instead of copying and pasting, unfortunately there is a little bit of work involved. So from the following bit of code we want width, height and URL:

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/UkTQwP2gFxU&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/UkTQwP2gFxU&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

Quite messy, but we can get:

1. Width = 425
2. Height = 344
3. URL = http://www.youtube.com/v/UkTQwP2gFxU&hl=en&fs=1

Now we use them in:

[ flash=width,height ]URL[ /flash ]

(again without spaces)

so we have:

[ flash=425,344 ]http://www.youtube.com/v/UkTQwP2gFxU&hl=en&fs=1[ /flash ]


Happy posting folks!
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