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Old tech support and forum questions

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Information Center - Welcome to the Forums' started by cherry-pie-and-roses, Mar 20, 2004.

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  1. cherry-pie-and-roses

    cherry-pie-and-roses Registered Guest

    Dunno....could be me and some technical difficulty, but my pic shows up on the member page, but I can't get it saved here.

    It's within the size limits, I'm sure.


    Any suggestions?

  2. artisannes

    artisannes VFG Member VFG Past President

    when you load it in your avatar you only need load it as this


    you don't need the < or img stuff

    I did find that I had to reduce mine down from the advised measurements, so if the above doesn't work, try downsizing
  3. artisannes

    artisannes VFG Member VFG Past President

    it's not supposed to be greater than 100 x 100 pixels btw

    good luck
  4. cherry-pie-and-roses

    cherry-pie-and-roses Registered Guest

    OK, I had the URL right; guess it must be too large. Back to Irfanview. Thanks. B.
  5. artisannes

    artisannes VFG Member VFG Past President

  6. cherry-pie-and-roses

    cherry-pie-and-roses Registered Guest

    Actually, the colon is part of the URL....I'll take it out and see. I reduced the size and it still didn't take. If at first you don't succeed.........
  7. artisannes

    artisannes VFG Member VFG Past President

  8. cherry-pie-and-roses

    cherry-pie-and-roses Registered Guest

    LOL....hey, removing the colon worked! Strange, that little punctuation mark has never stopped an image before.

    Thank you so kindly, madam!

  9. artisannes

    artisannes VFG Member VFG Past President

    wheeeee ya did it - high five
  10. Jonathan

    Jonathan VFG Member

    All you needed was a colonestomy
  11. cherry-pie-and-roses

    cherry-pie-and-roses Registered Guest

    LOL...you're sharp today, Jonathan!
  12. cotmyey

    cotmyey VFG Member

    These boards are very user friiendly. Just a couple of clicks/copy/paste and you can do anything!

    When you start a topic: a new page will open up. Be sure that you insert a 'subject' title.

    Above the "message" box are some icons. Play with them!

    1)To insert a link(address of web site you want us to visit):"5th icon from left"
    click ---->you'll get a pop=up asking what you'd like to call the link, the next pop=up is where you copy/paste the URL.(remember to delete the http:// that is highlighted)

    2) To insert a picture(picture has to be hosting on line): "7th icon from left"
    click---> you'll get a pop=up asking you to insert the URL of picture,(remember to delete the http"// that is highlighted)

    Click the okay button, and you've inserted a link or a picture!


    There are two ways to reply to a topic already started:

    1)-- quick reply= you'll have to know the proper html to use inside the message box.

    ***to insert a direct link, just copy/paste it into the message box.


    ***You can also insert the URL for your picture(link to view) the same way:


    ***to insert a picture to show up inside the thread you need to use html.

    < img src="place the URL of your picture here"> (no spaces!)

    <img src="http://members.sparedollar.com/cotmyey/wave.gif">

    2) at the top and bottom of every thread is a 'post reply' icon. when you use that option, you'll have all the link/picture icons,smilies:cool: and text manipulation options. The same instructions as for posting a new topic.(see above top)


    If you do not have your pictures hosted online, you can email me, and I'll be happy to post them here for you.

    Email Gayle VFG

    If you don't understand anything here===== please ask us what's up, eh!!!

  13. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    Gayle, thanks a bunch for this! Pictures are so helpful when we are trying to figure out what is what and posting them can be SO confusing!

  14. alonesolo

    alonesolo Guest

    Gayle I don't know how you do it. In my head I know what to do but to actually teach someone by posting it I have a very hard time doing it!

    Thanks Gayle this was needed!
  15. :):):) Thanks doll!:D:D:D

    Can you believe I've never used these til today!!
  16. RockinRubys

    RockinRubys Registered Guest

    Just testing my avatar..can't seem to get it to show...:mad:
  17. RockinRubys

    RockinRubys Registered Guest

    I think I got it!:D
  18. b*a*vintagequeen

    b*a*vintagequeen Registered Guest

    I am still trying to get mine right to put on here, but for some reason when I try and resize it by loading into my photo software it is all blurry and I can not do anything with...like having a bid hair day!
  19. cotmyey

    cotmyey VFG Member

    If you use the "Insert An Image" icon when you post to a topic. The icon is above the message box.( 7th from left)(4th from right), you'll need to have your picture hosted on an online 'image host' .

    The easiest way to do this is to have 2 windows open at once.

    1- You need to open your 'image' and get the url address.
    The address will look like this: http://members.sparedollar.com/cotmyey/1fillinpic.jpg

    2-Highlight and copy that url from the 'address' box in your browser.

    3- Back here!! Click on the 'Insert Image' icon. A 'pop-up' will be displayed. It will ask you to insert the URL for the image. NOTE
    that there is already a 'highlighted' http:// shown in the box.

    Hover you mouse over the box, you'll get a I , RIGHT Click you mouse and choose paste. If it is done properly, you'll only have ONE http:// in the address. Click Okay.

    If you need any other help, HOLLER!! I'm around every day.

  20. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    bumping this so it stays with the hyperlink post by Gayle
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