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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Tuicemen on October 11, 2006, 11:05:19 AM

Title: The Finer Art of Posting to the Forums
Post by: Tuicemen on October 11, 2006, 11:05:19 AM
 
I have a friend that refuses to try anything new and must be walked threw it once or twice before he's comfortable enough to try on his own.
So this is for people like that!(A Walk Through) ;) :D
This is mainly for the Guests or lurkers who haven't jumped into the Water yet! As TakeTheActive tried to encourage with
 
Topic: GUESTS/LURKERS: Why Don't You Register (and Become NEWBIEs)?    (http://www.x10community.com/forums/index.php?topic=10503.0)
Newbies and some regular users will benefit from this! More so from the next posts! How did they do that? (http://www.x10community.com/forums/index.php?topic=10516.msg60147#msg60147) ;) :D

Welcome to the X10  forums  and the Cheers gang! ;) :D ;D
Title: Re: The Finer Art of Posting to the Forums
Post by: Tuicemen on October 11, 2006, 11:46:32 AM
Ok so now you've got the basics of posting down!
but you see a post and you say "How did they do that?"
The answer is  the little square boxes ! ;) :D ;D To use these highlight the text you wish to change then click the box you wish to apply
So I'll walk you threw some of the most used
First row


Second row
Once you've played a little and used the Preview button your ready to release your creation for the rest of us to see!
;) :D ;DNow your a Power poster ;D :D ;)
Title: Re: The Finer Art of Posting to the Forums
Post by: Tuicemen on October 11, 2006, 01:01:23 PM
Oops ::) :-[
You forgot to add something! or noticed a grammar error!
Not a problem! ;) :)
 How do you fix it?
Simple click on "Modify"(right side of screen above your post) that brings up your original post and you can edit it ! ;)
Don't post another message stating the Oops, just fix the original post! ;) :D ;D
Even experienced posters are guilty of this! :( ::) ;)
Title: Re: The Finer Art of Posting to the Forums
Post by: Tuicemen on October 11, 2006, 02:10:29 PM
So you want to create a Poll
Click on "New Poll" instead of "New Topic" this brings up the added options to the top of the message box fill in the required info
;) :DTada your first poll :D ;)
Title: Re: The Finer Art of Posting to the Forums
Post by: Tuicemen on October 13, 2006, 12:59:45 PM
I'm told "I'm an Artist"  ::) :-[ ::) creative maybe ;) but I do believe "pictures are worth a thousand words !"

 There are two ways to do this!

1: If you want to insert a picture from a web page

2: If you which to upload a pic

Note: With this option your limited to the total size of attachments to 128kb
 You will get the message that will tell you the file is to big if you exceed the size allowed!
You also can't preview with an attachment (well you can but your attachment won't show and you'll have to redo the above steps ::)) ;)
But you want to capture and send  a screen shot!
Not a problem: Note:You can add text, arrows,lines...etc.to the pic if you wish
AHHH!! my file is to big!
Again not a problem! Note : You can blow this pic away when your done as there is a copy in the forum Posts and every one can see it! ;) :D ;D