Quick Tips and General Q&A

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  1. DaveG

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    Going to make this thread since there's a bit of confusion as to how various things work, most notably in posting Youtube videos and other links. Just a quick tips thread in case someone needs to use it for something.


    The first one I was asked about earlier via PM in reference to image and youtube posts.

    on images, just use the [​IMG] button or the tag [IMG ] image URL [/IMG ] just with the spaces removed. That one's pretty straightforward though sometimes it won't come up right, notably on Photobucket.

    Sometimes it will come up like this: [​IMG]

    when that happens just right click on the image, click open in new tab, and the URL will be more usable:
    [​IMG]

    General links work much the same way, though after you've clicked the URL icon [​IMG] it also gives you the chance to title the link you're posting. So while it would be http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=710975 without any editing, which is perfectly fine, you could easily make the same linked URL read as Canes Re-Sign Faulk for 6 Years


    With youtube links it's a bit different, you can't utilize the same strategy by clicking the youtube button [​IMG] (which doesn't show up as an option in quick reply IIRC) or by entering [YT ] youtube URL [/YT ] with the spaces removed. In this case, the info that's needed for the video is only the part after the = sign in the video link. So say we wanted to post the Jeff Skinner video, using the full link something like this would come up:



    whereas doing it with just the part after watch?v= would come out like this:





    If there's any other general "how does it work on the board?" type questions you would like to ask and/or answer here feel free to do so.


    edit 1:

    Good call. Yeah the multi-quote is a very rarely used but very useful tool. Essentially, especially in fast moving threads like GDTs, this allows a poster to respond to multiple posts all at once instead of going on a 5-6 post spree responding to different ones. To do this, click the multi button [​IMG] right next to quote on the bottom right corner of the posts which will change that button to look like this [​IMG], do this for all but the last post you are responding to, with that one select quote. What this in essence just did was gave you the opportunity to reply to multiple posts in one place without having to go back and find each post, and respond with a new post each time and saves from having to do a good bit of copy-pasta if you're one that tries to get it in one place as is.

    As for SN's, I believe as a registered user you're allowed to change it once a year, and as a sponsor you're allowed to change it I believe every 3 months. Of course, you can always PM me or another Admin or MS and we can change it just as long as you're being reasonable about it and in good standing. I may be a bit more apt to do it then others of course.
     
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    Testing YouTube tags

     
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    For the q/a, why do the canes suck so much with the talent level we have?
     
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    I'm not saying it was aliens... but...
     
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    I wanna know how you can say sabers and not have it autocorrect to Sabres
     
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    you just did, that's just the only way of doing it. Basically the only area that's really all that applicable to is using it to say sabermetrics or the like though, THAT is fine IMO. But if people start using it to bypass other filters, well, that's not going to end well.
     
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    Can't be done. Any time you say sabers, the autocorrect does its job.
     
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    Is Saybeers ok to use in place of Sabres?
     
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    I want to feel like I had something to do with the alternate spelling becoming a derogatory term around here, but the more likely scenario is that Buffaloed got tired of seeing it spelled wrong in general and added that filter.
     
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    What is the meaning of life?
     
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    The "multi" quote tab might be a good one to add to the Q+A Dave. That seems to get missed by a lot of people.

    EDIT: and maybe comments about how often you can change your username. I know most of the long time posters know that, but might be helpful for newer posters.
     
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    Came to see if the thread already had sarcastic commentary. I was not disappointed.
     
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    If Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is to be believed, the answer is 42. The following Canes/Whalers, past or present, have worn 42:

    Brian Chapman
    Tim Gleason
    Jeff Heerema
    Marc Laforge
    Brett Sutter

    I therefore think it's obvious that Tim Gleason is the meaning of life.
     
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    I think we can expand upon this. We traded Gleason to Toronto on January 1st, at which time they were 21-16-5. Toronto is currently sitting at 38-35-8, for a record of 17-19-3 since the trade. So clearly Tim Gleason = no playoffs, and thus the meaning of life is the absence of the playoffs.
     
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    And considering Heerema wore 42 as well, first round busts are also the meaning of life.

    Y'know, I smell an avatar theme in this.
     
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    By the way, this is a really cool thread. I remember when I first started here, and it took me forever to figure the sight out.
     
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    Anyone wanna fill me in on the secret of having multiple pics as your avatar that change? Or can .gifs be used as avatars?
     
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    .gifs can be used as avatars, but the requirements are pretty stringent here because the admins still live in the 18th century
     
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    What I currently have is supposed to be a .gif but all that shows up is the first thumbnail. I just selected the downloaded file from my computer. Should I have done something different?
     
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    Hey, my car still gets 40 rods to the hogshead and that's the way I like it.

    But yeah, there's a limit on the size of the .gif that's allowed to be used due to the size of the site among other issues.
     
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    "The maximum size of your custom image is 125 by 125 pixels or 20.0 KB (whichever is smaller)."

    so basically make ur gif under 20 kb
     
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    It was originally 1 mb, I managed to get it down to 157 kb. Looks like I'll stick with the thumbnail :(
     
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