How To: The Unofficial Guide to Posting Links, Pics, etc on OB.com

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  1. Iceman

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    Since this topic comes up every couple days, and countless posters butcher their posts w/ dead links and dead pics, here's a little how to guide.

    How to Post a Link

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    How to Insert a Link into a Post


    Retype the following code, while inserting YOUR info where the code is bolded. All you need is the web address of the link. Just make sure you give your link a name, so people don't have to look at 3 rows of web address code.

    NAME YOUR LINK HERE [/URL]
     
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    How to Insert a Picture or GIF into a Thread


    Retype the following code, while inserting YOUR info where the code is bolded. If you don't know the address of the picture/gif you're wanting to insert, right click w/ your mouse on the picture, then click "view page info" or "properties". Then, highlight the web address listed and copy/paste that between the parentheses. If you have your own personal picture to use, then you'll need to open a photobucket, snapfish or shutterfly account and upload the pic.
     
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    How to Create Columns & Spacing w/in a Post


    If you want to create columns to display stats (as an example), simply use the code. Insert before you type up your columns. You'll want to also use , b/c for whatever reason, the makes your font VERY small. Space out your columns as you want. When you post, the post will keep the spacing you created. MAKE SURE you use at the end though. That ends the code. Also, bear in mind that when you use the code, the system no longer knows to create rows. So, if you don't use the ENTER key to start a new row, everything will be on one row. That's also why you need to end the code when you're done w/ your columns, b/c anything you write afterward will create a really long sentence!
     
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    How the Heck did Iceman Write HTML Code w/o it Being Invisible???


    When you write code (usually to help a lost poster figure out how to post a pic, etc), the < and > are what makes the code invisible. They activate the code. So, to post a code w/o the code being invisible (and thus doing what the code is supposed to do), you have to write the code for < and >.

    & l t ; is the code for <
    & g t ; is the code for >

    Take the spaces out of those 4 characters/letters and you can make < and >. Then, just write whatever you want between < and >. Voila!
     
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    You the man. Thanks.
     
  7. OrangePhoenix

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    This should definitely be permanently pinned or at least put in the Classics. Thanks, Ice Man!
     
  8. SkullSplitter

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    Seconded.

    You are the man, Ice.
     
  9. WapitiHorn

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    Ice Man - Since you're an 'ADMIN', why can't this post be perma-pinned for all of us mouth-breathers so that we don't "...butcher (our) posts w/ dead links and dead pics..." in the future?
     
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    I hope this thread never dies
     
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    Definitely needs to be permanently pinned. Thanks IceMan!
     
  12. Seftees

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    so you mean like this??

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    This post was edited on 8/24 1:29 PM by Seftees
     
  13. meltonb55

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    What he said.
     
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    ok, now one of you mods pin this sucker to the top. permanently.
     
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    Mods, a 22nd request to please pin to the top.
     
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    The correct title for that pic should be, "If God isn't a Longhorn then why does Angelina have her boobs pressed against a Longhorn jersey?".
     
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    This post was edited on 8/24 3:43 PM by 00Hookem00
     
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    Thanls Ice... me thinks someone should show us how to post gifs now. Thanks
     
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    Diamond sales down? You sure are being productive on OB lately [​IMG]
     
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    People don't realize (heck I was on here for 3 years before I did) that there is a resources link that explains all of this. It's to the right of the "post new topic/poll" buttons.

    This post was edited on 8/24 3:58 PM by hooked76
     
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    So how do you post a link as your signature? See my failed attempt above.
    This post was edited on 8/24 4:07 PM by gjman65
    This post was edited on 8/24 4:14 PM by gjman65
     
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    Once again, thank you ice man!
     
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    Thanks Ice
    This post was edited on 8/24 4:31 PM by MBarnett
    This post was edited on 8/24 4:31 PM by MBarnett
     
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    Definitely agree. Thanks, Ice.
     
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    Get Out! It works!

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    This title should be "computers for old people."
     
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    Yeah but it uses a foul picture of Brian Bozworth as a sample.
     
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    This will either be great for OB or absolutely terrible.

    Either way, Thx Ice.
     
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    How to Write in Burnt Orange Font




    Yep, that's right.......according to the geniuses that created html, the color burnt orange looks like "chocolate". There's actually a numerical code that gets you closer to burnt orange, but let's be honest.....nobody's going to remember the exact alpha-numeric code for "burnt orange".

    For other colors, just use the color name in place of "chocolate" in the code. To stop the color, simply use
    or after what you've written in colored font. They both do the same thing.
     
  31. Iceman

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    How to Adjust the Size of an Inserted Picture


    Courtesy of Good.Shepard.

    If you post a picture that is too big, there’s an easy way to adjust its size. In general, pictures greater than 800 pixels wide tend to be too big for the board. Anything from 400 - 800 is pretty much perfect. So, to shrink any pic that is too big, insert the following code (written in bold) into your "insert picture" code.
     
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    Lots of us appreciate this...........thanks!
     
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    How to Change your Font Style


    This is a pretty easy one. Just put the following code before what you write.



    You can use any font style that exists: ARIAL, VERANDA, TAHOMA, , MONOTYPE CORSIVA, BROADWAY,etc. Just plug the name of the font style between the parentheses.
     
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    Great post man!!!
     
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    Slot 9 Right Not sure what to put here so I put nothing
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    Got it..maybe
    This post was edited on 8/25 9:41 PM by Slot 9 Right
     
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    Ice,

    Show Dizz how to quote a post....
     
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    So how do you post a link as part of your signature? See my failed attempt below.
     
  39. orangeuglad

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    Anyone posting a pic over 800 should spend a week "in the box".
     
  40. hooked76

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    Excellent point. Wish they'd change it.
     
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