FAQ: Posting Tips

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FAQ: Posting Tips

Postby crusty_bint » Wed May 25, 2005 9:52 pm

Kay then... a thread devoted to those questions so often asked. If you're still a bit unsure, remember to use the preview function before hitting submit so you can correct any errors, failing that: ask a mod.

*Also, please note that anything you post in this thread may be deleted from time to time and will not count toward your total post count.
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Posting Pics/pictures/images

Postby crusty_bint » Wed May 25, 2005 9:53 pm

Posting pics
First off, for ease of use, continuity, anal retentiveness and a whole host of other reasons, we suggest you keep you picture sizes to 800X600, you'll also need somewhere to host your pics (See >File Hosting<), then its time to introduce yourself to the tags. The premice is very straight-forward, simply insert the url of your hosted image between the tags, like so:

[img]http://www.wherever.com/your_pic[ /img]

Some file hosts, such as photobucket.com will give you a link to copy and paste with the tags already on, so just watch out for duplicating them. Also, photobucket resizes your images to 800X600 so you don;t have to bother with it :)


[Update, 2010]
Due to a change in the board format, the maximum size is now slightly smaller at 640 x 480.

[update 2011]
Some Flickr instructions

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Posting a link/url

Postby crusty_bint » Wed May 25, 2005 9:55 pm

Posting a link
Same principle, only this time using the tags: just insert your link-url between em!
Short-link: If the url you want to link to is extreeeeeeeeeemely long you can shorten it by modifying the [url] tag to read [url=] Insert the link-url after the =(equals sign) and give the link a name after the close bracket ] like so:

[url=http://wherever.com/thisgoesonforeverandeverand...]Wherever[ /url]
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posting a quote/quoting/quotation

Postby crusty_bint » Wed May 25, 2005 9:55 pm

Posting a quote
This is similar to Short-linking this time using the [quote][ /quote] tags. To quote me for example, it should read:

[quote="crusty_bint"]a lot of pish[ /quote]
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IRC Chat

Postby crusty_bint » Wed May 25, 2005 11:58 pm

HG Chat

To use the HG Chat point your browser to http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/chat/ or click >here<. You will then be asked to accept the security certificate, click 'yes' to accept. After the Chat Applet has loaded, type your nick in the bottom right corner and hit enter.
You should now be in the Chat.

If you have any questions about the HG Chat Applet, please send Alechemist a PM and he'll get back to you as soon as :)
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Postby Fossil » Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:48 pm

Can we try and Keep picture sizes to 800X600 as Crusty Has mention in a previous post.

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Postby Mori » Tue May 08, 2007 12:44 pm

Whats the code for shortning the URL's?, i cant seem to get the ones i'm posting to shorten and renamed.

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Postby Smartalex » Tue May 08, 2007 12:57 pm

The way I do it is:-

{url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/default.stm]>Click Me<[/url9}
(change } for ] at the beginning/end)

It should give toy this:- >Click Me<
[color=blue]My Photo'[/color][color=red]s[/color]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/smartalex-glasgow/][img]http://static.flickr.com/95/282390084_c56004c1c1_t.jpg[/img][/url]
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Postby crusty_bint » Tue May 08, 2007 12:58 pm

My third post there Mo:

[url=<insert url>]the text you want to appear[/url]

It's the same process as quoting someone only without the inverted commas :)

Play about with it here, I delete the posts in here from time to time anyway
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Postby Mori » Tue May 08, 2007 1:25 pm

[url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/default.stm]BBC[/url]

Right tried it wi smart alexs bbc link there ...its no hapenin :?
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Postby crusty_bint » Tue May 08, 2007 1:27 pm

Mori wrote:[url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/default.stm]BBC[/url]

Right tried it wi smart alexs bbc link there ...its no hapenin :?


if you take out the ] after the equals sign it will work: the url has to be contained where the dots are [url=...] :)

so it should read (without any spaces)
[url= http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/default.stm ]BBC[ /url]
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Postby Mori » Tue May 08, 2007 1:40 pm

Mori wrote:[url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/default.stm]BBC[/url]

Right tried it wi smart alexs bbc link there ...its no hapenin :?


BBC

AHHHHHHHH right ........now ye tell me after all them years Crusty. :D

Thanks Smart Alex your version confused me even more. ::):
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Postby crusty_bint » Tue May 08, 2007 1:55 pm

::):

Just to confuse you even more, you can use a thumbnail to link to much larger images not suitable for posting on HG by using a variant of the same code:

So in the same principle as short-linking, simply replace the words with a url and img tags like so:

[url=<url of the large image>][img]<thumbnail%20url>[/img][/url]

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It can also be used to provide a link to who you are quoting (useful if you're quoting from another website or article etc:

[url=<source url>]Source[/url]] blah blah blah blah[/quote]

[quote="Mori wrote:
AHHHHHHHH right ........now ye tell me after all them years Crusty. :D

Thanks Smart Alex your version confused me even more. ::):
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Postby Mori » Tue May 08, 2007 3:11 pm

Too clever fur yer ain guid ye are crusty.

Can a hing aboot wi ye ? :wink:

Thanks mate :D
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Postby crusty_bint » Tue May 08, 2007 3:15 pm

::): aye nae borra ::):
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