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Old February 23 2011, 03:56 PM   #16
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Re: Sean Tourangeau, regarding the Luna-class

^You seem to have hit the "image" button instead of the "link" button. You should probably edit that to be a link, so the mods don't have to.
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Old February 23 2011, 04:42 PM   #17
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^ Sorry, Christopher, I've reached the limits of my Pakled-like understanding of how to post links. I just tried to redo it correctly, but only one option came up, with the result shown. Thanks for the suggestion, though.

Mods, if you need to change that post from the actual MSD to a link to it, which was my intent in the first place but exceeded my ability to do so, please go ahead and change it.

But, hey, I should get kudos for trying something new, right, guys? Guys?

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Old February 23 2011, 06:05 PM   #18
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^ Sorry, Christopher, I've reached the limits of my Pakled-like understanding of how to post links. I just tried to redo it correctly, but only one option came up, with the result shown. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
Well, let's see...

http://lcars24.com/MSD27.PNG

All I did was copy and paste the address with no brackets around it, and the board automatically parsed it as a link. In your post, the address is inside "IMG" brackets. If you just edit your post and delete those brackets -- or substitute "URL" for "IMG" inside the brackets -- it should be fine.
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Old February 23 2011, 06:11 PM   #19
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That looks really awesome.
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Old February 23 2011, 08:59 PM   #20
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^ Sorry, Christopher, I've reached the limits of my Pakled-like understanding of how to post links. I just tried to redo it correctly, but only one option came up, with the result shown. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
Well, let's see...

http://lcars24.com/MSD27.PNG

All I did was copy and paste the address with no brackets around it, and the board automatically parsed it as a link. In your post, the address is inside "IMG" brackets. If you just edit your post and delete those brackets -- or substitute "URL" for "IMG" inside the brackets -- it should be fine.
I think SicOne is using the WSIWYG editors, which is a rollicking pain when it comes to altering UBB code.
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Old February 23 2011, 10:27 PM   #21
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I think SicOne is using the WSIWYG editors, which is a rollicking pain when it comes to altering UBB code.
I didn't even know there was such a thing on this BBS.
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Old February 24 2011, 12:55 AM   #22
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Re: Sean Tourangeau, regarding the Luna-class

David cgc wrote: View Post
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^ Sorry, Christopher, I've reached the limits of my Pakled-like understanding of how to post links. I just tried to redo it correctly, but only one option came up, with the result shown. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
Well, let's see...

http://lcars24.com/MSD27.PNG

All I did was copy and paste the address with no brackets around it, and the board automatically parsed it as a link. In your post, the address is inside "IMG" brackets. If you just edit your post and delete those brackets -- or substitute "URL" for "IMG" inside the brackets -- it should be fine.
I think SicOne is using the WSIWYG editors, which is a rollicking pain when it comes to altering UBB code.
I think SicOne didn't understand a word of what you said. Using editors? Altering code? Nuh-uh. I right-clicked on LCARS 24's MSD of the Luna, the only option I had that I understood was "Copy", then came over to this thread, clicked on "Reply", and right-clicked "Paste". See? Pakled-simple. You gotta keep it simple for me. Even Christopher's well-meaning GED-level explanation was a little tough for me (but thanks anyway, pardner).

I can teach someone how to artfully maneuver a 20,000 ton coal train or switch out a hundred miscellaneous freight cars, but computers? Meh. This is why I have teenagers. Oh, and helpful people on the BBS.
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Old February 24 2011, 02:08 AM   #23
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I think SicOne is using the WSIWYG editors, which is a rollicking pain when it comes to altering UBB code.
I didn't even know there was such a thing on this BBS.
Sure is (though it doesn't work with all browsers. It works in Firefox, but just shows up the old-fashioned way in Safari). Right at the bottom of the "Edit Options" page of your User CP. But, like I said, all it does is make things hard to do. For instance, in that mode, if you have a picture in IMG tags, you'll actually see the image in the edit box, so you can't get to the address or change the tags so it becomes a link. More trouble than it's worth.

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I think SicOne didn't understand a word of what you said. Using editors? Altering code? Nuh-uh. I right-clicked on LCARS 24's MSD of the Luna, the only option I had that I understood was "Copy", then came over to this thread, clicked on "Reply", and right-clicked "Paste". See? Pakled-simple. You gotta keep it simple for me. Even Christopher's well-meaning GED-level explanation was a little tough for me (but thanks anyway, pardner).

I can teach someone how to artfully maneuver a 20,000 ton coal train or switch out a hundred miscellaneous freight cars, but computers? Meh. This is why I have teenagers. Oh, and helpful people on the BBS.
WYSWIG, is "What You See Is What You Get." In that mode, the text box you compose your post in shows up exactly as it will in the final post. There's another, more traditional setting where you see the post as raw text, and anything fancy like bold or italics or links or images has to be written out as "tags," so when you bold text in the final post, in the edit box it's written out as "when you [b ]bold[/b ] text" (without the spaces). The benefit of doing things like that is that you can have precise control over exactly how your post turns out.

In your case, what happened is the computer and the board had to repeatedly guess what you meant to do, and decided you meant to embed the picture in the thread. When you pasted in the picture, the board decided that since you'd given it a web address for a picture, you wanted to have the picture show up in the middle of the post, rather than just a text link to that web address.

The practical upshot is that sooner or later a mod will come along, edit your post into a text link, and quote the part in the rules about how you aren't supposed to embed pictures in post unless it's from your own webspace or the person who does host the picture has said they don't mind.
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Old February 24 2011, 03:04 AM   #24
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I think SicOne didn't understand a word of what you said. Using editors? Altering code? Nuh-uh. I right-clicked on LCARS 24's MSD of the Luna, the only option I had that I understood was "Copy", then came over to this thread, clicked on "Reply", and right-clicked "Paste".
Okay, you must've copied the image. For future reference, pick the option that says "Copy Image Address" or the equivalent.
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Old February 24 2011, 03:45 AM   #25
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^ Just tried it again. My only "Copy" option was "Copy". "Print" and "Save as..." also came up, but nothing else.

I think the wisest course of action here is for me to (1) not post any more links until I know WTF I'm doing or (2) let a mod fix it appropriately.

Apologies to LCARS 24!
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Old February 24 2011, 05:42 PM   #26
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The way I usually do it is I just copy the address of the page with the picture out of the address bar, and then use the link option in the posts control bar.
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