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    Posted: 08 Jun 2008 at 12:39am

In this topic, short as it might be, we will discuss how to do certain things to enhance our posts.

 
The first is, how to insert a YouTube video into your post.  Instead of just a boring link to it.
 
First, find a cool video that you want to insert into your post.
 
For our first example we will use one of Nathan's CIH videos.
 
Go to the address bar and copy the whole address on to the clipboard.  Control C "CTRL" "C" is the easiest way.
 
Then paste this link into your post. "CTRL" "V"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0J9A-H4ygQ
 
As you can see it creates a nice, but boring hyperlink.  What we want to focus on in this hyper link is only the part after where it says "watch?v=" the last part.
 
Make a copy of that part and paste it again. T0J9A-H4ygQ
 
Now to make it appear in your post as a cool YouTube video link simply type:
 
[tube   ]  paste the link again T0J9A-H4ygQ then [/tube     ]  Note: You will have to leave the extra spaces out as well as of course my instructional text.
 
That's all there is to it.  Now the video will show in your post.  I demonstrate here.
If you want to see the actual format. Just quote this post and you can see it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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I've tried this three times over the past month.  It worked the first time.  The last two times, however, all that posted was the text (the brackets/"tube" stuff), and I ended up just posting the link.
 
 
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When I posted this thread, the youtube screen just showed up in my post and I didn't have to do any of that. Embarrassed I still don't know how it happened!  Sleepyhttp://forums.commercialsihate.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=302
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I'm really just learning how to use a computer, so, you might just have to put up with boring links from me, sorry!Unhappy
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I've tried this three times over the past month.  It worked the first time.  The last two times, however, all that posted was the text (the brackets/"tube" stuff), and I ended up just posting the link.
 
It took me several times to get it to work, but once you do, it's simple.
 
 
 
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How do you put an image in your sig line or at the bottom of your posts?
 
Been meaning to ask that for awhile.
 
Thankfully someone created a thread for that very kind of question.
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I've tried this three times over the past month.  It worked the first time.  The last two times, however, all that posted was the text (the brackets/"tube" stuff), and I ended up just posting the link.
 
 
 
Like I said in my previous post, you can't put the whole youtube address in there. It won't work.  You have to only put in what comes after the = sign.
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

How do you put an image in your sig line or at the bottom of your posts?
 
Been meaning to ask that for awhile.
 
Thankfully someone created a thread for that very kind of question.
 
 
 
If you go into your Member Control Panel, go down to where it says signature.  You will see something that says BBCodes.  Click on that. It will tell you how to do different types of signatures.
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I've nothing constructive to add other than to say this is a really good thread, MM-00; thanks for cranking it up. I've found a few useful hints right from the start.
Personally, I do appreciate it!  
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Originally posted by Big Momma Big Momma wrote:

I'm really just learning how to use a computer, so, you might just have to put up with boring links from me, sorry!Unhappy
 
 
No problem Big Momma.  Ironically I was just using hyperbole (I think that's the word I want) to make a boring instructional post sound more interesting.  Big%20smile
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

How do you put an image in your sig line or at the bottom of your posts?
 
Been meaning to ask that for awhile.
 
Thankfully someone created a thread for that very kind of question.
 
 

[IMG  ] image URL, which you can get by right clicking your image and hitting "properties" [/IMG   ]

take out the extra spaces of course.
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Did you know......

If you are annoyed by those animated ads on web pages, you can freeze them by simply hit the Esc button.  This also works for freezing animated avatars.
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Thanks, shadow. I tried it immediately and Big Momma's butterflys stopped flying.

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Oh honey, if they bug you I'll change them! Wait a sec, let me get my net.............
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Got them! All gone!!Big%20smile
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Next question:
 
Does this site have pic hosting, or do I need to use my bucket?
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Originally posted by Big Momma Big Momma wrote:

Oh honey, if they bug you I'll change them! Wait a sec, let me get my net.............
 
LOL  No, the butterflies didn't bother me, I was just using them as my test case.
 
 
I suddenly realized I misspelled butterflies before. LOL
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bring back the butterflies!!!!!!



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POOF smaller butterflies!
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Skib stick with your bucket.
That way you can control the file size.
I don't know if Nathan plans on hosting pics.
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Originally posted by musicman musicman wrote:

 
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

How do you put an image in your sig line or at the bottom of your posts?
 
Been meaning to ask that for awhile.
 
Thankfully someone created a thread for that very kind of question.
 
If you go into your Member Control Panel, go down to where it says signature.  You will see something that says BBCodes.  Click on that. It will tell you how to do different types of signatures.
 
Tried it.
 
Worked.
 
 
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Jimbo,  then what is the guy with the beer?
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Originally posted by musicman musicman wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I've tried this three times over the past month.  It worked the first time.  The last two times, however, all that posted was the text (the brackets/"tube" stuff), and I ended up just posting the link.
 
 
 
Like I said in my previous post, you can't put the whole youtube address in there. It won't work.  You have to only put in what comes after the = sign.
 
I tried it again, and it worked.  I'm wondering if I was starting out with = sign when my attempts were failing.
 
 
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