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WELCOME!

Post by Brenda » Sat May 17, 2008 1:27 pm

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Thanks for joining us !

We don't ask much just R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Profanity, Flaming, bashing, disruptive, or rude posts are not allowed. General 'venting' is allowed, as long as names aren't named. "please respect other members" This board is intended for family use. Please refrain from using any inappropriate words, sexual references that would not be considered “family friendly. Inappropriate content will be edited. The moderators are here to keep the place as friendly as it is. They ensure the forum is suitable for a family orientated readership.
We will close or delete threads if they get too heated or become problematic. DRAMA is not welcome here. This policy is designed to keep the board friendly, helpful and a fun place to visit.
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How to capture and post:
Easy instructions:
RT click and save to desktop. Upload your shot to photobucket.
Post picture on forum: Copy the img code from photobucket and past in the message body.

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Re: WELCOME!

Post by Brenda » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:58 pm

Instructions on how to add an avatar:
What is an avatar? It is the small picture that appears on the right hand side of many peoples posts.

To start with pictures are sized by pixels; we have all seen this on the properties of a picture file. The bigger the numbers, the larger the picture and picture file size. If a picture has a size of say 300 x 300 it will be a square picture. If its size is 500 x 375 the picture is wider than tall.

Our forum has restrictions (we can set them but we are using the default) of an avatar being a minimum of 20 x 20 (can hardly see it) to a maximum of 80 x 80. We are going to refer to the maximum as that is what everyone uses. There are three ways to do this as shown below.

If you have the picture on your computer and have a photo-editing program this is the preferred way. Crop the picture as close to square as possible in order to get maximum exposure on the forum. Resize your picture, keeping the default ratio, to a size that has either the width or height (whichever is greater) set to 80 pixels. Save the picture with the new settings on your computer. Your picture has to reside somewhere on the internet in order for it to be displayed so you must upload it. There are many places to store pictures on the internet such as Yahoo, MSN, Photobucket, etc. Upload your picture to the destination of your choice. Access your picture to find and copy its Right click on the URL and copy it. On the forum go to the “user control panel” on the top left and click on it. Click on the “profile” tab. Click on “edit avatar” and paste your URL into the text box next to “link off-site. Click on “submit” and you now have an avatar. Note that your avatar will be displayed in all previous posts that you have submitted.

The second way to do this involves a little high school math but does not require a photo-editing program. In this scenario you will still need a picture somewhere on the internet and you will need to know its size. You can either find an existing photo or you can upload one as in the scenario above. Access your picture to find and copy its URL then Right click on the URL and copy it. On the forum go to the “user control panel” on the top left and click on it. Click on the “profile” tab. Click on “edit avatar” and paste your URL into the text box next to “link off-site. DO NOT HIT SUBMIT. Now do the math; you already know its size so let’s pretend the size was 640 x 480 which is a very common size. This picture is 640 pixels wide and 480 pixels tall therefore we want to find the ratio with the width being 80. 480 x 80 / 640 = 60 so we have a width of 80 and a height of 60. In the avatar dimension box underneath where you pasted your link enter 80 in the left box and 60 in the right box. Click on “submit” and you now have an avatar. Note that your avatar will be displayed in all previous posts that you have submitted.

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Re: WELCOME!

Post by Brenda » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:58 pm

How to post a picture on the forum

This write up is intended to give an explanation on how to post pictures on the forum. In order to run and maintain our forum the software requires a place to reside. We rent space on a commercial server and from that space we provide this forum and also our domain / website Palladiumaddict.net We have literally thousands of files and pictures that we provide on our website. In order to keep our rental space on the server manageable there is no way that we can have the 2000 plus members storing pictures on our server space. So what we do to post pictures on the forum is to reference an existing picture that resides somewhere else on the internet. There are numerous third party entities that allow you to upload pictures to their servers. Here are a few sites that allow this:

Photobucket - http://www.photobucket.com
Supported files: Photos, Other Image files
Description: Another great site to post your photos and image files for other people to view.

Flickr - http://www.flickr.com
Supported files: Photos
Description: An excellent site and community that enables its users to post their personal photos on their site easily. In addition to posting and allowing others to view your photos, there are millions of other people's photos that can be seen.

YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/
Supported files: Video
Description: An excellent site with a great community that enables users to post their own movie files on their server for everyone to view.

ImageShack - http://imageshack.us
Supported files: Photos, Other Image files
Description: A good site for posting small image files that requires no registration.

Putfile - http://www.putfile.com
Supported files: Photos, Other Image files, Video, Flash, Audio
Description: A great site that enables users to post almost all types of files he or she may want to share with other users.

ePhotoSpace - http://ephotospace.com/
Supported files: Pictures and video
Description: Great location for users to store their personal pictures and videos. In addition to storing your pictures the company also provides you with a free personal web address and the ability to show your pictures in a slideshow.

FileUPYOURS - http://www.fileupyours.com/
Supported files: Any file any size
Description: Another great site to upload and store files. This service is great for larger files since the service claims there is no file limitation. However, there is a 100MB storage limitation.

Google Video - http://video.google.com
Supported files: Video
Description: Google's site which allows users to post their own video files on their servers and share them with others.

SnapDrive - http://www.snapdrive.net/
Supported files: Photos, Other Image files, Video, Audio, Other
Description: Fantastic location to upload, store, and share your files. 20MB for anonymous uploads and up to 2GB of free space with registration.

UploadingIT.com - http://www.uploadingit.com/
Supported files: Photos, Other Image files, Video, Audio, Other
Description: Another great place to post files up to 100MB you may need to transfer, move, and/or share.

Once you have found a site that you are going to use you have to upload your photos. Each site will be a little different in how this is done but all have simple step by step instructions. Once you have uploaded a photo your photo will have a URL.

What is a URL?
If you've been surfing the Web, you have undoubtedly heard the term URL and have used URLs to access HTML pages from the Web.
It's often easiest, although not entirely accurate, to think of a URL as the name of a file on the World Wide Web because most URLs refer to a file on some machine on the network. However, remember that URLs also can point to other resources on the network, such as database queries and command output.

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Re: WELCOME!

Post by Brenda » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:03 pm

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Re: WELCOME!

Post by Brenda » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:42 pm

How do I add a signature to my post?
To add a signature to a post you must first create one via your User Control Panel.
Click on your username (top right), go to user control panel, then profile and edit signature. You can add a new signature of add a ticker (see ticker tab for creating one and pasting it). Once created, you can check the Attach a signature box on the posting form to add your signature. You can also add a signature by default to all your posts by checking the appropriate radio button in the User Control Panel. If you do so, you can still prevent a signature being added to individual posts by un-checking the add signature box within the posting form.

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