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Help! New Forum stuff I'm Having Trouble With

Postby Baker » 26 Mar 2010, 07:00

This is a thread for people to ask questions about new features or problems they're having figuring out with the new forum.


* PMing.
Q: When I press the PM button on someone's post, the whole post appears in my PM text box. WTF?

A: This is what is supposed to happen. This is ideal for commenting about what someone wrote.


* Smileys
Q: Why does code X that I used on the old forum give me a different smiley here?
A: Because Baker did not double-check the names she gave smileys here (mainly because she had a buttload of them to do and that checking would've added a lot more time to the operation).


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Re: Help! New Forum stuff I'm Having Trouble With

Postby grewgirl » 26 Mar 2010, 14:15

I had a bit of trouble embedding an MSN video. Any suggestions?
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Re: Help! New Forum stuff I'm Having Trouble With

Postby PaulaO » 26 Mar 2010, 14:25

What kind of code is it? This board does not take html tags.
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Re: Help! New Forum stuff I'm Having Trouble With

Postby grewgirl » 26 Mar 2010, 15:43

It's a video from MSN. I copied the source code from the original post, and tried using the googlevideo and youtube tags. I'm assuming that since it isn't from either site that those tags won't work. I've been trying to google it, but as usual, the techie types are better at berating you for not being as smart as they are, than they area at answering a danged question. I know that I need to replace the html. I just don't know how to do it. So the post has the code instead of an embedded video.

For the record, the source for the video is <iframe height="339" width="425" src="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/27652443#27652443" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
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Re: Help! New Forum stuff I'm Having Trouble With

Postby PaulaO » 26 Mar 2010, 16:09

I tried it a few ways, too. Finally gave up and looked for it on YouTube.

Here's the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZm8D6FZgNM

To get the YouTube video to show, you ONLY put in that jumble of code that identifies the particular video. In this case, it is ZZm8D6FZgNM. Put that in. Highlight it. Hit the youtube button above. Viola.

The MSN video will not show using the googlevideo or the youtube option because it is from MSN, not those two.
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Re: Help! New Forum stuff I'm Having Trouble With

Postby grewgirl » 26 Mar 2010, 16:36

Moo chaz grassy ass
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Re: Help! New Forum stuff I'm Having Trouble With

Postby PaulaO » 26 Mar 2010, 17:06

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Re: Help! New Forum stuff I'm Having Trouble With

Postby Baker » 26 Mar 2010, 17:59

Okay, it looks like we'd need a new custom BBCode for that. I'll look into it. (Are MSN videos common?)

If anyone knows of the code for this, sing out.


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Re: Help! New Forum stuff I'm Having Trouble With

Postby wildlx » 26 Mar 2010, 22:43

Since I use Firefox I like to have favicons to identify the sites. Creating one for the forum would be cool. Here is how to do it:

http://www.unclestinkstradingpost.com/p ... vicon.html
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Re: Help! New Forum stuff I'm Having Trouble With

Postby PaulaO » 27 Mar 2010, 03:03

Yeah, I'd noticed it was missing. I like favicons, too.
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