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#22961 - 03/08/03 11:58 PM OK I will ask!  
Scotts  Offline
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 209
Ventura, CA, USA
I have been here more than a year now and I have a couple of questions.

1. How do you change the font of your posts. Mine always look so boring because they are the same boring font.

2. How do you post pictures? I would like to post some but I do not know how.

If any one has another questions about how to use this board please post them here. I know there was a question about how to view someone's profile. The only dumb question is one that is not asked.


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#22962 - 03/09/03 01:18 AM Re: OK I will ask!  
caselec  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 558
San Jose, CA
Hi Scott

There is not much you can do with you font other than using bold or italics. If you want to post a picture you will need to have web space to upload it to. For help with the UBB code necessary to do these things go here:


[This message has been edited by caselec (edited 03-09-2003).]

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#22963 - 03/09/03 02:17 AM Re: OK I will ask!  
Bjarney  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,527
West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
On the second question..."Send w/Info to" is probably the simplest way if you don't have a place to post them yourself. The tradeoff is that if you'd like to use a .jpg, .gif, .bmp or .tif file in a message you must to wait until someone at can post it. I hope that makes a little sense. (It's kinda' geeky, but it gets easier after you've done it a few times.)

#22964 - 03/09/03 07:07 AM Re: OK I will ask!  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,749
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Send the image to me and I can post it for you too. .JPG of .GIF usually is the best format.

You could also post it from some other location by inserting the file between the following with no spaces:

[img] no spaces [/img]

Try it by inserting the following address in place of the words "no spaces" above ... remember no spaces.

Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

#22965 - 03/09/03 09:45 AM Re: OK I will ask!  
iwire  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
Using Joe's instructions you can load images from other places. Place you mouse over the picture you want, right click on it select properties and you will get the address for that picture, in this case the address is

By inserting this address between the UBB codes that Joe used you will get this.

[Linked Image]

You can use the edit button on anyone's post to see what the code looked like for whatever they did, you can not change someone's post only look at it. You can have images from many sources.

[This message has been edited by iwire (edited 03-09-2003).]

Bob Badger
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#22966 - 03/09/03 05:52 PM Re: OK I will ask!  
pauluk  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
Just one minor point to add:

When inserting a URL between the [ img ] tags, you must include the http:// prefix or it won't work. Any URL that can't be located will show up as a small box with a red cross, like this:

[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 03-09-2003).]

#22967 - 03/09/03 07:57 PM Re: OK I will ask!  
jlhmaint  Offline
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 202
Fredericktown, OH, U.S.A

#22968 - 03/09/03 08:03 PM Re: OK I will ask!  
jlhmaint  Offline
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 202
Fredericktown, OH, U.S.A
[Linked Image]

#22969 - 03/09/03 08:06 PM Re: OK I will ask!  
Bill Addiss  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,878
Something to mention here is that the images should also be appropriate for this Forum. They should not be in bad taste or have potential copyright infringement issues.

Also, sizewise it is more pleasant if pictures fit in the window without scrolling from side to side. If they stay at/under 550 pixels wide that is not an issue. File size can be a concern for those still on slower dial-up connections. Files over 100k in size can slow down page loading considerably, and they do add up.


#22970 - 03/09/03 08:09 PM Re: OK I will ask!  
jlhmaint  Offline
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 202
Fredericktown, OH, U.S.A
ok it worked i deleted it since don't need to post it just wanted to see if it worked also thanks for the advice Bill.

[This message has been edited by jlhmaint (edited 03-09-2003).]

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