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PostSubject: New Message Editor   Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:48 pm

Type Hello prairie pioneers! I hope you are all enjoying the forum.

As you have noticed, the forum got a new look around the beginning of the year. Several things and features were added and I will try to explain it by sections. This thread will talk about the new Message Editor.

The one we used to have looked like this:



The new one we have looks like this:


I won’t explain every single button but I’ll try to cover the ones that mostly might be used.


These don’t really need explanations. They simply do the following:
Bold
Italics
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Quote Button
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[quote][/quote]

To quote only ONE person, you would just simply hit “Quote” on their comment. But let’s say you wanted to quote several people. When you hit Reply to post your comment on a thread… you will notice that if you keep scrolling down the page, it lets you see the previous comments made. Copy and paste the comments you want. On each comment, you will put the name of the person that said each comment... otherwise you will just create a blind quote. The way to do that is by putting an = sign and the person’s names in quotes. For example: [quote=”name of user” ] This is whatever the person said… [/quote]

So, it looks like this:

Shirley wrote:
This is whatever the person said...

YouTube or DailyMotion Video Button
Mostly used for YouTube videos since there are some issues sometimes when you try to post a DailyMotion video.
Basically, you just click on the button and paste the URL link of the video and the video will appear.
YouTube videos provide you with a URL link and also an Embed link.
If using an Embed link, you will get a long code but there is a lot that can be taken out which allows you to customize how the video appears. For example, see everything that I have taken out from the Embed code below:

< object width="425" height="355" >< param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/dNSAuY5bo2A" >< /param >< param name="wmode" value="transparent" >< /param > < embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/dNSAuY5bo2A" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355" >< /embed > < /object >

Notice that you can change the size of the video. Instead of having the video be 425 X 355… you can make it smaller by changing the numbers to 325 X 255.

The result will be this:




OTHERS Button

Clicking on that button opens up a list of other features. For example…

Spoiler tag : dissimulate a text which will be visible only after having clicked on "Spoiler".
Code:
[spoiler][/spoiler]

Example:
Spoiler:
 

If you wish to make a text scroll horizontally, you need to use the following BBcode:
Code:
[scroll][/scroll]

Result:
This is Horizontal Scrolling

There are other features you can learn about by pressing the blue question mark.
It will open a new window that will explain more codes that are available to use.

This ends the session on the Message Editor. If any of you have questions or comments, please post them in this thread.

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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:12 pm

Thanks for sharing, Shirley! I know I've been wondering what all the stuff under 'others' meant!





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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:48 pm

Spoiler:
 



I've never seen vertical scrolling!

These are fun features! Thanks, Shirley! Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:24 pm

That is sll sooooo very Cool Shirley


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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:10 pm

This is so cool!! Thank you very much Shirley!! :woohooo:


Hey, I just noticed something: When I read Savannah's comment, her spoiler is blank, but when I click within her spoiler box, her message: "I love the spoilers feature! How very cool! grinsmiley " appeared. When I click on it again, it disappeared. :think:



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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:02 pm

Lily wrote:

Hey, I just noticed something: When I read Savannah's comment, her spoiler is blank, but when I click within her spoiler box, her message: "I love the spoilers feature! How very cool! grinsmiley " appeared. When I click on it again, it disappeared. :think:

Yes, that's how it's supposed to be. If you click on the spoiler again after having read it... it closes again :sillySmiley:


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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:48 pm

Carol wrote:
Lily wrote:

Hey, I just noticed something: When I read Savannah's comment, her spoiler is blank, but when I click within her spoiler box, her message: "I love the spoilers feature! How very cool! grinsmiley " appeared. When I click on it again, it disappeared. :think:

Yes, that's how it's supposed to be. If you click on the spoiler again after having read it... it closes again :sillySmiley:

Shirley had already explained that above...DUH!!! Frying pan...to myself!!



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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:55 pm

Lily Finally you are doing something right Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:25 pm

For some reason, I can't get the scroll thing to work. I do [ scroll] (my message) [ /scroll ] (without the spaces of 'corse!) then when I preview it, it works, but when I hit send, it dosn't! help





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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:32 pm

Lily wrote:
Shirley had already explained that above...DUH!!! Frying pan...to myself!!

Try this one.. :bash:

LOL!! I'm kidding Lily, you know I love ya! :kitty: lol


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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:37 pm

Farmer Girl wrote:
For some reason, I can't get the scroll thing to work. I do [ scroll] (my message) [ /scroll ] (without the spaces of 'corse!) then when I preview it, it works, but when I hit send, it dosn't! help

Hmm..... Try typing something... highlight it, then click on others and select horizontal scrolll....

See if that does the trick


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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:54 pm

If you preview it, it removes the code from your message, Farmer Girl. I found that out by trial and error. So if you preview it, then whatever you had had in scrolling or spoiler, or whatever.........You'll have to re-do it before you hit send.
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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:34 pm

The one thing I haven't been able to do since the change is a cut and paste or a copy and paste. Am I just being a technology challenged doofus? :think:


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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:39 pm

I found a "back door" for that. I highlight what I want, then in the toolbar, I click on the "Edit" button, and it lets me cut, copy or paste. But, yes, you're right.......Since the change, I can't just right click and do that.
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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:21 pm

Ok, seeing if this works!





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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:22 pm

Thanks for your help everybody!





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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:55 pm

Cool new features! Thanks for the info, Shirley! Thumbsup




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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:54 pm

Very cool! I've never seen the spoilers option before.
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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:44 am

This doesn't seem so bad,,,,,

Spoiler:
 

double quoting just seems impossible for me. I just don't get it. That's pretty sad since I got a 93% average in my computer courses and I can't even follow simple instructions, lol. bawling


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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:21 pm

Trixie wrote:
Very cool! I've never seen the spoilers option before.

LIWnut wrote:
This doesn't seem so bad,,,,,

Spoiler:
 

double quoting just seems impossible for me. I just don't get it. That's pretty sad since I got a 93% average in my computer courses and I can't even follow simple instructions, lol. bawling

What I did to do this, Marilyn, was to click the "quote" button on your post, copy your text, then I clicked on the "quote" button on Trixie's post and pasted your text underneath hers.


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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:44 pm

pamh36 wrote:
Trixie wrote:
Very cool! I've never seen the spoilers option before.

LIWnut wrote:
This doesn't seem so bad,,,,,

Spoiler:
 

double quoting just seems impossible for me. I just don't get it. That's pretty sad since I got a 93% average in my computer courses and I can't even follow simple instructions, lol. bawling

What I did to do this, Marilyn, was to click the "quote" button on your post, copy your text, then I clicked on the "quote" button on Trixie's post and pasted your text underneath hers.
Cool new features! Thanks for the info, Shirley! [quote]


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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:44 pm

Didn't work for me


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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:48 pm

You almost had it, though, Marilyn!! You accidentally cut off the first brackets, on your second quote. It needed the [quote="ChristinaAL"] at the front of the quote. Try it again! Thumbsup Make sure that when you copy and paste the quotes, that it includes the "front and back" brackets for each quote. You can do it, Marilyn! If *I* can do it, anyone can!
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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:11 pm

LIWnut wrote:
Didn't work for me
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You almost had it, though, Marilyn!! You accidentally cut off the first brackets, on your second quote. It needed the [quote="ChristinaAL"] at the front of the quote. Try it again! Make sure that when you copy and paste the quotes, that it includes the "front and back" brackets for each quote. You can do it, Marilyn! If *I* can do it, anyone can!
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PostSubject: Re: New Message Editor   Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:12 pm

Ugh, I give up!


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