|April 16th, 2006, 01:05 PM||#1|
High there, what's up!
Join Date: Jul 2002
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README FIRST: uploading images - search - login problems - banner - change user name
How do I post images in my post
Unfortunately it isn't possible to upload images along with your post. In order to post images, they must be located somewhere and then linked to in your post. There are a number of web sites where you can host your image and use the link in your post:
Also, most Internet Service Providers (ISP) offer some web space to upload your images to. You can upload images by using and FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program like this one. Contact your ISP for details about your internet space. More info on uploading images using FTP can be found here.
Go here to find out how to include these hosted images in your post. (This is the page where you can find info on all post markup tags by the way.)
How can I change my user name
You cannot. Changing a user name requires the database to run through every post and change the name, which given our size is an extremely long and server intensive process. Also, your user name is tied into the database we use for voting on the daily banner and guess the city, and all those need to be changed as well. As I get around 5 requests per day, spending one hour of my time every day on changing names is not my idea of a good time. If you have an urgent reasons to change the name, you can send me a request to delete your profile so you can create a new account.
How can I send in my banner
I have problems logging into the forums
After registration, you should have received a confirmation e-mail and click the link in that mail to do so. If you think you have not received your email or something appeared to have gone wrong. send me an email. Please include your username for you'd be amazed how many people send me an e-mail just saying 'Why can't I log in?' and expect me to come up with their details. Also, make sure the e-mail address you send me the e-mail with is the same as the one you registrated with. Do not expect me to sign up for any of your spam repellent scripts first in order for any of our mails to come through.
The forums keep logging me out
Most of these are cookie related. Delete your cookies manually. To do this in IE 6.0: Tools -> Internet Options -> Temporary Internet Files -> Settings -> View Files Then search for the individual cookies for your domain and delete them all. The name should be in the form of: Cookie:firstname.lastname@example.org and Cookie:email@example.com. Delete these. After this, restart IE.
It seems the forums just don't exist
Go to this directory on your PC: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\etc\HOSTS. Click 'hosts' and open this document with some notepad program add these lines:
DO NOT DO THE ABOVE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES! IF YOU HAVE DONE THIS, REMOVE THE LINES FROM THE HOSTS FILE!
Most problems are being caused by people not supplying a proper email address, an inbox that has reached its limit, or having a very tight spam control program running or your provider running anti spam programs and thinking we're one. Again, don't expect me or the forums to fill out a request to be approved by your email inbox. People registrating with a Yahoo account must check their spam box as Yahoo threats mail from our servers as such.
Embedding YouTube video's
You can embed YouTube videos! All you need is the video code which is the part after the equals sign (=) Example: [youtube ]-dcmDscwEcI[/youtube ] comes from the URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dcmDscwEcI
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Since my spam filter is quite strict (me myself scanning for spam), make sure to have a decent title in your email. When contacting me about some account that doesn't work, add your user name. Really, you'd be amazed how many people send me mails like 'account no work plz fix' and that's it. Don't contact me in case you got banned while recently having fiercely participated in some religious or political argument. Also keep in mind we're all in here for the fun, me and all staff included.
If everything else fails...
...go here for alternative solutions.
|April 16th, 2006, 01:11 PM||#2|
Mainland Sea & Sky
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Great advice and reminding ! Many thanks !
We looked at mountains until dawn, and then when dawn came, it was too pretty for me - there was pink and blue and gold, in the sky, and on icy places, brilliant pink and gold flashes, and the snow was colored too, and I said," Oh," and sighed; and each moment was more beautiful than the one before; and I said, " I love you, Momma." Then I fell asleep in her arms.
That was happiness then.
- Harold Brodkey
|June 25th, 2006, 12:08 AM||#7|
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasantville, NY
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I take it then I am not the only who will be getting a message saying that I am not logged in if I don't post for a while, while still having my account active.
|August 27th, 2006, 04:37 AM||#13|
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: CEB, SIN
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|December 21st, 2006, 07:20 PM||#18|
South East Nine
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South London
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^huh?? all it says is:
Link back to Flickr when you post your photos elsewhere
The Flickr service makes it possible to post images hosted on Flickr to outside websites. However, pages on other websites that display images hosted on flickr.com must provide a link back to Flickr from each photo to its photo page on Flickr.
|December 21st, 2006, 07:35 PM||#19|
Join Date: Oct 2003
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i don't know how in usa, but in russia tos is not the law.
as of hotlinking - if they technically allow hotlinking then you can use it, if they technically does not allow hotlinking then you cannot use it.
|December 22nd, 2006, 03:49 AM||#20|
Join Date: Oct 2004
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Alright. It also mentions somewhere that you should not use it as image hosting, which was the reason for my question in the first place. I guess that came up in Flickr API terms.
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