FAQ: Posting Tips

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Re: FAQ: Posting Tips

Postby Josef » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:03 pm

Just hit the 'Quote' button on Sharon's post, and you'll see how it's done.
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Re: FAQ: Posting Tips

Postby John » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:42 pm

Delmont St Xavier wrote:.... God, why can't we all have a Sharon in our homes......


Steady now...... :)

Sharon did post instructions somewhere. I will try to find them.
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Re: FAQ: Posting Tips

Postby Morroccomole » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:44 pm

Test Link

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Re: FAQ: Posting Tips

Postby Josef » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:18 am

Morroccomole wrote:Test Link


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[url=http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scottish-independence-westminster-has-not-considered-what-the-implications-are-for-independence-mp-1-2405403]your text here[/url]

which gives you this >

your text here

or

http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scottish-independence-westminster-has-not-considered-what-the-implications-are-for-independence-mp-1-2405403

You missed a 'close bracket' after the URL in the first one, and you probably need to put some text after it so that the link doesn't look like this :

http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scottish-independence-westminster-has-not-considered-what-the-implications-are-for-independence-mp-1-2405403
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Re: FAQ: Posting Tips

Postby Morroccomole » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:44 pm

Thanks Josef. :oops: Pesky brackets!
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Re: FAQ: Posting Tips

Postby InkMan » Thu May 02, 2013 10:39 pm

jodieohdoh wrote:Tobester, in the wee toolbar on your screen above where you type your post, click on the youtube= button. That will paste the relevant code in for you. Copy the URL of the youtube vid you want to use, and paste it after the "=" sign in the code, e.g. for this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoxEETZ_bJg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; , you would put:
[youtube= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoxEETZ_bJg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;][/youtube] (but without the space after the equals sign (I put that in so that you'd see the code).



I am trying not to appear thick here but is this still the way of embedding a YouTube video? When I right click the YouTube video screen and use the "Copy video URL" option; pasting it within the youtube= function as shown above it still doesn't show the video as it did in the above post.

It can't be that difficult but maybe I am missing something. As always all and any help is appreciated

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Re: FAQ: Posting Tips

Postby Sharon » Fri May 03, 2013 5:13 am

Hi Shuggy, you just need to grab the url from your browser address bar now. Then click the youtube= button which will insert the BB tags into the edit box, then paste your copied URL in after the = sign, click preview to see if it works, then submit.

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_oXLlbhCf8 onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;][/youtube]
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Re: FAQ: Posting Tips

Postby InkMan » Fri May 03, 2013 10:50 am

Sharon wrote:Hi Shuggy, you just need to grab the url from your browser address bar now. Then click the youtube= button which will insert the BB tags into the edit box, then paste your copied URL in after the = sign, click preview to see if it works, then submit.

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_oXLlbhCf8 onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;][/youtube]


Thanks Sharon; can't believe I have used computers this long without realising that was the browser bar!

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Re: FAQ: Posting Tips

Postby Sharon » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:28 am

Seems grabbing a working link from youtube is getting harder... but heres how to get a youtube video link you can use to embed a video on the forums.

But grabbing a you tube link that works isn't easy - prob since they changed how they embed vids in their own pages. But, here's how I got the link to embed above.

-On you tube video page
-click the "share this video link" (under the video)
-copy link
-paste into browser
-grab new link from browser
-pop that into the forum youtube tag
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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJNmOhWryW8&feature=youtu.be][/youtube]

-give it a go :)

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Re: FAQ: Posting Tips

Postby Lucky Poet » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:29 pm

An update to this - though given the ways of YouTube this might not work for very long. Grab the URL as used to happen, straight from the address bar (forget about the 'Share' links). Click on the 'youtube=' button, then move yer cursor so it's between '=' and the square bracket: [youtube= https://Your Awful Taste In Music Forments Here][/youtube]

Then, and this is the recent change, you have to remove the 's' from the 'https' part of the jumbled up pile of nonsense that results. An example:

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXcKYHYIWrY&spfreload=10][/youtube]

Make the first part read [youtube=http://www.youtube etc, and bingo!

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