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Welcome to the BP Forums! => Getting Started => Topic started by: Mod Eric on December 07, 2008, 09:19:47 am



Title: Forums for Newbies
Post by: Mod Eric on December 07, 2008, 09:19:47 am
Forums for Newbies

Hey everyone! I made this guide just in case some people weren't sure how to use the forums.



Some important notes:
-When I say something like (COLOR=blue) I'm only doing it so you can see it. Subsitute the ()'s with []'s.
-BBC is not case sensitive.
-BBC stands for Bulliten Board Code.




BBC Tags

This part is very similar to HMTL, basically the same, only with [] instead of <>. Use [] to surround the command. I'm going to use () so you can see what I'm saying, substitute those with [].


Bold
This is simple. If you want something to be bolded, type (B)YOUR TEXT HERE(/B)


Underlining
This is also simple. If you want something to be underlined, type (U)YOUR TEXT HERE(/U).


Italicizing
Anything you want italicized, type (I)YOUR TEXT HERE(/I)


WWW Links (http://buffaloparrot.smfforfree3.com/index.php)
This is simple but a bit more difficult that the last few. To make a link, do (URL)FULL URL(/URL).

Example: (URL)http://buffaloparrot.smfforfree3.com/index.php(/URL) == http://buffaloparrot.smfforfree3.com/index.php (http://buffaloparrot.smfforfree3.com/index.php)

*You can also do this: (URL=FULL URL)TITLE(/URL)

Example: (URL=http://buffaloparrot.smfforfree3.com/index.php)BuffaloParrot Forums(/URL) == BuffaloParrot Forums (http://buffaloparrot.smfforfree3.com/index.php)


Email Links (dafatkid4321@hotmail.com)
This is very similar to the above. Use (EMAIL)USER@DOMAIN.COM(/EMAIL)

Example: (EMAIL)dafatkid4321@hotmail.com(/EMAIL) == dafatkid4321@hotmail.com (dafatkid4321@hotmail.com)

*You can also do this: (EMAIL=USER@DOMAIN.COM)TITLE(/EMAIL)

Example: (EMAIL=dafatkid4321@hotmail.com)Eric's Email Address(/EMAIL) == Eric's Email Address (dafatkid4321@hotmail.com)


Images
To do an image you need the URL of that picture. To do this you can go on the Web and right click on the picture. Go to 1. Properties and look for the 2."Address (URL)". Then type (IMG)IMAGE URL(/IMG)

1. (http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f34/dafatkid4321/VRightClickProperties.jpg)    2. (http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f34/dafatkid4321/VRightClickProperties2.jpg)

Example: (img)http://www.freewebs.com/airbear222/FerrariEnzo.jpg(/img)
(http://www.freewebs.com/airbear222/FerrariEnzo.jpg)



But now I guess there's an easier way to do this. If you highlight the text you want to be changed (or you can skip the highlighting) and just click on the button you want to use. If you highlighted it the tags will automatically surround the highlighted text. If you didn't highlight anything the tags will appear where your cursor is. The buttons are highlighted below:

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f34/dafatkid4321/SMFEdit.jpg)

How to use those things ^^^

1) For this example we're underlining the word "special" out of the sentence "Eric is a special boy."
2) Highlight the word special so it looks like "Eric is a special boy."
3) Click on the big [U] button, as shown in the above picture.
4) You should see "Eric is a (u)special(/u) boy." in your text area.
5) Press the 'Preview' button below the text area, and above the text area you should see what the post will look like. You will see "Eric is a special boy." (for example)
6) Then you can hit the 'Save' button, which is next to the 'Preview' button, to submit your post.
...Please don't go posting "Eric is a special boy." everywhere!...


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BPMar on December 20, 2008, 05:10:24 pm
Just checking things out here  :o

BPMar


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: chance on December 20, 2008, 05:31:49 pm
Ok another forum to try to get use to  :o


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: thetim53 on December 20, 2008, 05:41:45 pm
change=good
too much change=bad


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BuffaloParrot on December 20, 2008, 05:53:05 pm
Thetim53=MODERATOR! ;D  Deal with it me Southern friend! ;)


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BuffaloParrot on December 20, 2008, 05:54:44 pm
I am a "Stinkin" Newbie! ;D  What do ya know!


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: chance on December 20, 2008, 06:26:13 pm
To much change = getting dizzy LOL



Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BrilliantFids on December 20, 2008, 06:27:42 pm
I Like it!

This is yet another good change! Good Job Eric


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: Conure on December 20, 2008, 06:28:22 pm
This is really confusing!  ???
I kind of like the other one.  :-\


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BuffaloParrot on December 20, 2008, 06:29:00 pm
It will get easier!  Don't you go bailing out on me my Moderator friend..Chance! ;D


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: Conure on December 20, 2008, 06:32:47 pm
Wow, do me one favor and shink the 'Buffalo Parrot Pic'.   ;)


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BuffaloParrot on December 20, 2008, 06:40:01 pm
I tried to "shrink" it!!!  In time maybe I can figure it out???  Can't change forums again conure!  If I do thetim53 will slit my throat! :'(


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BrilliantFids on December 20, 2008, 06:45:14 pm
I think it looks cool big like that, but if you wnated to shrink it you could either take it to a photo editing program and shrink it there, or on Photobucket where it says edit there is a resize option. Then just save it and use the right coding, and Viola. Unless the site header size is set big, then you would have to fix that first or it will just make the pic that big again anyways.


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BuffaloParrot on December 20, 2008, 06:47:03 pm
I will look into that when my head stops spinning!  I kinda like it too though ;)


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: Conure on December 20, 2008, 07:19:28 pm
My fingers are getting tired!  ;)


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: Mod Eric on December 20, 2008, 07:33:41 pm
I will shrink the picture using PAINT! WOO!


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: Mod Eric on December 20, 2008, 07:41:26 pm
It's amazing the powers of Microsoft Paint...


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BrilliantFids on December 20, 2008, 07:43:31 pm
LOL.... I hate Paint! But it works for stuff like that well enough.



Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BuffaloParrot on December 20, 2008, 07:53:27 pm
Paint! Wha? Huh? ???


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BuffaloParrot on December 20, 2008, 07:54:50 pm
Make it a tad bigger me boy! ..  or i'll, NEVER mind :-\


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BrilliantFids on December 20, 2008, 08:04:22 pm
Paint it the crappy program installed on most computers that you can draw and junk on

www.paint.net has an awesome free photo program


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BirdCrazy on December 20, 2008, 08:10:26 pm
Yikes...this one's gonna take some getting used to! :P


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: Mod Eric on December 20, 2008, 08:27:36 pm
Nah... the guide thing makes it look worse than it really is. You can essentially highlight whatever you want to bold, for example, and click the big B button and it will do the tagging for you.

Dad, I'll make it bigger when I get around to it. It sucks up a whole 5 minutes of my time just to make it bigger. Plus if I enlarge it now it'll be stretched and the quality will be all blurry.


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BuffaloParrot on December 20, 2008, 08:31:34 pm
Highlight, B button, bold, etc!  This is all new to me! :'(  Me not understand?


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: Mod Eric on December 20, 2008, 08:43:29 pm
Alright then... I'll add this information to the guide part as well. Check it later.


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BuffaloParrot on December 20, 2008, 09:18:44 pm
Ok, Buddy!  Sounds Good!  Keep up the good work ;)


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: macawlover2 on December 22, 2008, 08:52:33 pm
lol, almost all of the members are moderators or admins! :P  That's ok though! I like it!


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BuffaloParrot on December 22, 2008, 09:10:13 pm
Welcome Macawlover!! ;D


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: Mod Eric on December 23, 2008, 07:24:28 pm
Eh yeah... I'd suggest to not promote anybody else unless they show they're worth it. ;)


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BuffaloParrot on December 24, 2008, 04:34:39 am
Every one that is here is worth it me boy.  Thats why they were invited ;)


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: simply sibyl on December 29, 2008, 02:37:22 pm
ADmin -   I dropped in to see what is going on with the smileys.    I sent you a pm a few minutes ago..  Please check it out


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: zimbasmom on December 31, 2008, 05:23:30 pm
Hello everyone, I see you started the party with out me...NOT feeling the love, well now I am thanks to the thetim for the invite. Wow this is going to take some getting used to. Well glad to be here, hope you are all glad to have me, there will be no Bea here correct?


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: Conure on December 31, 2008, 05:38:08 pm
There IS no Bea! There will never BE a Bea!!!

Welcome, zimbasmom!


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: zimbasmom on December 31, 2008, 05:45:42 pm
Why thank you Conure! Okay I have to go and make dinner I'll be back when I can play around and try to figure this web site out...Happy New Year everybody! Be cafefull if you're going out.


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BuffaloParrot on December 31, 2008, 06:15:24 pm
WELCOME Zimba!  A fellow Buffalonian "Removed" ;)  Yes, I fear there will be a Bea!  I think she is kinda from this area and has been on every bird related forum from this area!  It's just a matter of time that she finds this one!  When she does?  Sorry...GONE!!  She does have much knowledge, but her personality is the consistancy of a pile of Bricks! ???


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: zimbasmom on December 31, 2008, 09:59:19 pm
I guess it is people like that...that gives all New Yorkers a bad reputation. (oh course until you get to know us)


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: Debz on December 31, 2008, 10:19:00 pm
well hi Zimbz!!!!


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BrilliantFids on December 31, 2008, 10:21:20 pm
HI! I emailed you a while back about coming here...didnt you get it?


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: zimbasmom on December 31, 2008, 10:32:18 pm
Nope I didnt get it, thetim emailed me about it today. This is cool, it will be better as soon as I figure this site out a little better...I'm new and I'm lost wwaaaa


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BrilliantFids on December 31, 2008, 10:34:35 pm
Uggh my email account is crap! Nobody ever gets my emails...Oh well you are here now!
It will get easier fast, pretty cool when you get used to it


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: zimbasmom on December 31, 2008, 10:35:50 pm
Okay thanks!


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: Debz on December 31, 2008, 10:44:03 pm
yeah, I never get your emails either!


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BrokenWing on February 16, 2009, 05:27:55 am
I can only pray and hope others understand me, in my world all birds fly equally.
What I see within there little eyes, all reflections are the same, Innocent, pure and simple Innocents.
I have already made mistakes and posted threads in the wrong areas.
I will do my best to improve but as I look around I am finding it hard to place my chronicles.
I am here to help all of you if I can, I pray you oversee my errors...
 :-[


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: wishforabird on March 31, 2009, 02:02:12 pm
how do you put those cool siggies down at the bottom? I know how to do it on BC, but I can't figure it out here  ???


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BPMar on March 31, 2009, 02:49:16 pm
Do you use photobucket?  That is the only way I know how to get them on to here, if you don't have it and want to get it, it is free, nothing to download.  Let me know and I will help.  There is also a "tutorial" I did on it......

http://buffaloparrot.smfforfree3.com/index.php/topic,202.0.htmlhttp://

Let me know if this helps!


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: EriNes11 on March 31, 2009, 06:56:18 pm
I'm unloved so no one emails me so we are all good lol the picture thing I don't know sorry I just use photobucket


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: orphansparrow on August 02, 2010, 04:04:06 pm
sorry - newbie!  how come i can't see people's emoticons?  in their posts i just see descriptions of the emoticons & it looks weird...thanks!


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BuffaloParrot on August 02, 2010, 04:39:52 pm
That is because we changed all our emoticons for new ones a few months back and the old ones do not exist anymore :thumb:


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: orphansparrow on August 02, 2010, 08:15:22 pm
oooh!  i got it - thanks so much.  i love the new ones.  :goober:


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: randi on August 06, 2010, 03:25:12 am
DELETED   



Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BuffaloParrot on August 06, 2010, 09:11:39 am
Banned for Spam :oldg:


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: Jadesmom on August 06, 2010, 09:13:46 am
Thanks D. I hit that "mark as spam"  button on the bottom of that post. Did it work? Are you notified?  That was an easy one!


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: steptoe91(tozie) on August 06, 2010, 09:23:17 am
yeah, i'm like okay even an internet idiot like me can see that from a mile away! lol! of course....   :ashamed:  the same internet idiot didnt see the little report spam button.  :stupid1:  lol!

you go D!   :bruce:   :cop5:   :pit:


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: BuffaloParrot on August 06, 2010, 10:32:43 am
Yes, hit the spam button.  It helps various databases such as the few I use in gathering this information :wink1:


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: Alessawe on January 05, 2012, 06:02:49 am
Thanks..nice one...


Title: Re: Forums for Newbies
Post by: sseevvnn7777 on June 13, 2016, 10:45:45 pm
I agree with Chua

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