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RedFanAlways1966
12-27-2006, 10:07 AM
Okay, I have no shame. :help:

I have some questions that might be simplistic to some of you. I'd really appreciate it if you all could give me some answers. The questions have to do with things that can be used when posting here at RZ. I tried the FAQ, but could not find the answers. I hope the answers might be helpful to others as well. Please ask other questions if you have them and they might help me and others as well. Thanks in advance!

(1) Putting a picture in a post.
>> I still use the old-fashioned method (using the manage attachments button). It shows the picture as a thumbnail. How do you put a picture in a post so it is free-standing and not shown as an attached thumbnail? I assume you have to use the Insert Image button.... but I still need step-by step help!

(2) Using Code
>> I see this used by members when posting statistics. It is really a neat way to post stats and keeps columns in a nice row for easy reading. I have no clue how to do this!

Red Leader
12-27-2006, 10:14 AM
Okay, I have no shame. :help:

I have some questions that might be simplistic to some of you. I'd really appreciate it if you all could give me some answers. The questions have to do with things that can be used when posting here at RZ. I tried the FAQ, but could not find the answers. I hope the answers might be helpful to others as well. Please ask other questions if you have them and they might help me and others as well. Thanks in advance!

(1) Putting a picture in a post.
>> I still use the old-fashioned method (using the manage attachments button). It shows the picture as a thumbnail. How do you put a picture in a post so it is free-standing and not shown as an attached thumbnail? I assume you have to use the Insert Image button.... but I still need step-by step help!




1) Find the picture you want to put in the post.
2) Copy the address in the address bar of that internet web page.
3) Click on the yellow folder looking thing where you are posting (it will say Insert Image).
4) It will bring up an Explorer User Prompt window.
5) Paste your web address into that box and click OK.
6) It will show on your post as yourwebaddress[IMG]
7) Click Post.

[IMG]http://www.cincinnatisports.com/images/adam-dunn-fishing.jpg

Red Leader
12-27-2006, 10:18 AM
BTW, the "code" thing is a little more difficult. I can't remember who was testing that awhile ago, but they might be able to help. Might have been TRF? :dunno: There is a link inside the box where you post where you can highlight what you want to be code and then hit "wrap CODE tags around selected text" It displays as a # when you click the "go advanced" option at the bottom of the quick reply box. IIRC, it was a little more complex than just hitting that button, though. Give it a couple tests in here and see if it works.

My question: Say you are writing something and you want to insert a link, but want to put a name on it, instead of the link address. Like if I wrote: Take a look at my home. How do I get the word "home" to be a link to a picture of my house? I've always wondered this and never figured out how to do. I get jealous when someone else does it. :lol:

RedFanAlways1966
12-27-2006, 10:18 AM
Thank you, RL! :)

gonelong
12-27-2006, 10:23 AM
BTW, the "code" thing is a little more difficult. I can't remember who was testing that awhile ago, but they might be able to help. Might have been TRF? :dunno:

My question: Say you are writing something and you want to insert a link, but want to put a name on it, instead of the link address. Like if I wrote: Take a look at my home. How do I get the word "home" to be a link to a picture of my house? I've always wondered this and never figured out how to do. I get jealous when someone else does it. :lol:

1) When creating a post, type in "google" in plain text.
2) Highlight the word "google".
3) Click on the world/link icon http://www.redszone.com/forums/skins/RedsZone/editor/createlink.gif
4) Type/Paste your URL: http://www.google.com

Google (http://www.google.com)

5) Tada!

GL

Red Leader
12-27-2006, 10:23 AM
Sortable Batting
RK PLAYER TEAM AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB BA OBP SLG OPS
1 Adam Dunn Cin 561 99 131 24 0 40 92 7 0 112 .234 .365 .490 .855
2 Jason Bay Pit 570 101 163 29 3 35 109 11 2 102 .286 .396 .532 .928
3 Manny Ramirez Bos 449 79 144 27 1 35 102 0 1 100 .321 .439 .619 1.058
4 Pat Burrell Phi 462 80 119 24 1 29 95 0 0 98 .258 .388 .502 .890
5 Nick Swisher Oak 556 106 141 24 2 35 95 1 2 97 .254 .372 .493 .864
6 Luis Gonzalez Ari 586 93 159 52 2 15 73 0 1 69 .271 .352 .444 .795
7 Alfonso Soriano Was 647 119 179 41 2 46 95 41 17 67 .277 .351 .560 .911
8 Raul Ibanez Sea 626 103 181 33 5 33 123 2 4 65 .289 .353 .516 .869
9 Emil Brown KC 527 77 151 41 2 15 81 6 3 59 .287 .358 .457 .815
10 Carlos Lee Mil 624 102 187 37 1 37 116 19 2 58 .300 .355 .540 .895
RK PLAYER TEAM AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB BA OBP SLG OPS
11 Melky Cabrera NYY 460 75 129 26 2 7 50 12 5 56 .280 .360 .391 .752
12 Scott Podsednik CWS 524 86 137 27 6 3 45 40 19 54 .261 .330 .353 .684
Josh Willingham Fla 502 62 139 28 2 26 74 2 0 54 .277 .356 .496 .852
14 Matt Holliday Col 602 119 196 45 5 34 114 10 5 47 .326 .387 .586 .973
15 Matt Murton ChC 455 70 135 22 3 13 62 5 2 45 .297 .365 .444 .809
16 Jason Michaels Cle 494 77 132 32 1 9 55 9 5 43 .267 .326 .391 .717
17 Garret Anderson LAA 543 63 152 28 2 17 85 1 0 38 .280 .323 .433 .756
18 Craig Monroe Det 541 89 138 35 2 28 92 2 2 37 .255 .301 .482 .783
Carl Crawford TB 600 89 183 20 16 18 77 58 9 37 .305 .348 .482 .830
20 Reed Johnson Tor 461 86 147 34 2 12 49 8 2 33 .319 .390 .479 .869
RK PLAYER TEAM AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB BA OBP SLG OPS
21 Preston Wilson Hou 501 58 132 25 2 17 72 12 2 29 .263 .307 .423 .730

Heath
12-27-2006, 10:26 AM
woy has the cleanest codes in town, just give'em a jingle.

I think he uses some sort of Ancient Chinese Secret.....

Red Leader
12-27-2006, 10:28 AM
Nice pants (http://www.ourthreeringcircus.com/2005-06-11/Thumbs/IMG_5049.jpg).


It worked. Thanks, GL!!!

I no longer feel like an idiot that technology has left on the side of the road.

westofyou
12-27-2006, 10:55 AM
woy has the cleanest codes in town, just give'em a jingle.

I think he uses some sort of Ancient Chinese Secret.....

Code displays tabbed data best, it's called tab-delimited, Delimited data uses specific characters (delimiters) to separate its values (in this case it's the tab key)

What I do is I cut the code and paste it in notepad and use the tab key to assure that that each piece is separate and lines up.

Ltlabner
12-27-2006, 11:53 AM
Since we are asking "how to" questions...

How do you get that little blue emotcom that barfs? I don't see it in any of the selections. And it seems like there are a few other emotcoms people have that are "non standard".

paintmered
12-27-2006, 11:58 AM
Since we are asking "how to" questions...

How do you get that little blue emotcom that barfs? I don't see it in any of the selections. And it seems like there are a few other emotcoms people have that are "non standard".

When you reply to the post, you will see a selection of emoticons to the right. There is a link there that says "More". Click on that, the barf emoticon, along with many others are located in there.

Alternatively, you can just type in :barf_: (without the underscore) That will work too.

Red Leader
12-27-2006, 12:00 PM
When you reply to the post, you will see a selection of emoticons to the right. There is a link there that says "More". Click on that, the barf emoticon, along with many others are located in there.

Alternatively, you can just type in ':barf:' That will work too.

What paint meant was that you could type in :b-a-r-f: (without the hyphens) and not have to search for it. If I type in :e-e-k: (without the hyphens) I get this guy :eek:

paintmered
12-27-2006, 12:02 PM
What paint meant was that you could type in :b-a-r-f: (without the hyphens) and not have to search for it. If I type in :e-e-k: (without the hyphens) I get this guy :eek:

Yeah, I was hoping if I quoted the code, it wouldn't get recognized. Apparently it still does.

gonelong
12-27-2006, 12:04 PM
Since we are asking "how to" questions...

How do you get that little blue emotcom that barfs? I don't see it in any of the selections. And it seems like there are a few other emotcoms people have that are "non standard".

Reply to this post. When looking at the smilies located to the right, click on the [More] link below them. The "barf" smilies is there. Occassionally I'll search for a new smilie from another board and link it in as an image.

Like this: http://www.knminc.com/images/smilies/outta.gif

GL

Ltlabner
12-27-2006, 12:09 PM
Reply to this post. When looking at the smilies located to the right, click on the [More] link below them. The "barf" smilies is there. Occassionally I'll search for a new smilie from another board and link it in as an image.

Like this: http://www.knminc.com/images/smilies/outta.gif

GL

Thanks for all the replies. I've gone to the "more" smilies page many times but it never occured to me to expand the page and see what was in the 2nd column. Duuuhhhhh.

:barf:

Thanks!

RedsManRick
12-27-2006, 12:20 PM
From my experience, the code option only responds to tab delimiters and drops all others (notably spaces). The "easiest" way to do it is to create the table in notepad using tabs to line everything up.

Red Leader
12-27-2006, 12:22 PM
How about this one I occasionally see on Redszone and haven't quite perfected yet.

1) Quote multiple people's post and reply to both in the same post...

2) Split someone's quote into 2 seperate (or more) sections and reply to what they said point by point.

Anybody help with that?

Red Leader
12-27-2006, 12:23 PM
From my experience, the code option only responds to tab delimiters and drops all others (notably spaces). The "easiest" way to do it is to create the table in notepad using tabs to line everything up.

I think


Thanks for all the replies. I've gone to the "more" smilies page many times but it never occured to me to expand the page and see what was in the 2nd column. Duuuhhhhh.

:barf:

Thanks!

I figured out


Reply to this post. When looking at the smilies located to the right, click on the [More] link below them. The "barf" smilies is there. Occassionally I'll search for a new smilie from another board and link it in as an image.

Like this: http://www.knminc.com/images/smilies/outta.gif

GL


the first one (by hitting the " piece of paper next to quote on the first post and then quote on the 2nd quote I want to capture....

But I'm not sure how you break someone's quote into sections, unless you do it manually. Is that the only way you can do it?

paintmered
12-27-2006, 12:27 PM
Breaking it up manually is the way I do it, RL. I'm not sure if there's a better way.

Red Leader
12-27-2006, 12:30 PM
Testing this:

C:\Documents and Settings\XXXXXX\My Documents\My Pictures\Buried.jpg

Can't do that...hmmm.

Help please.

Here's what I did. I went to My pictures on my PC. I clicked on a picture in My Pictures and dragged it onto a internet window. The internet window opened and I dropped the picture in that window. I was thinking if I did that I could add the image as a [IMG] instead of having to add it as an attachment. Doesn't seem to work as the path the internet window is from my desktop and more specifically, the My Pictures folder. Is there a way to accomplish this, so that I can add the image through the [IMG] tag instead of attaching it?

paintmered
12-27-2006, 12:36 PM
Testing this:

C:\Documents and Settings\XXXXXX\My Documents\My Pictures\Buried.jpg

Can't do that...hmmm.

Help please.

Here's what I did. I went to My pictures on my PC. I clicked on a picture in My Pictures and dragged it onto a internet window. The internet window opened and I dropped the picture in that window. I was thinking if I did that I could add the image as a [IMG] instead of having to add it as an attachment. Doesn't seem to work as the path the internet window is from my desktop and more specifically, the My Pictures folder. Is there a way to accomplish this, so that I can add the image through the [IMG] tag instead of attaching it?

You can only use the IMG tag with a web address.

If you want to add a picture from your hard drive, click on "Manage Attachments" underneath the posting field (under Additional Options). You will be able to add attachments there.

If you don't want to post it through an attachment, you need to find a way to upload it online first. Then you can use the IMG tag.

Red Leader
12-27-2006, 12:38 PM
You can only use the IMG tag with a web address.
If you want to add a picture from your hard drive, click on "Manage Attachments" underneath the posting field (under Additional Options). You will be able to add attachments there.

Thanks paint. I knew I could add it as an attachment, and know how to add attachments, I just wasn't sure if I could somehow move that picture to an internet window and then add it as an IMG instead of an attachment. The bolded line above tells me that is not possible.

Heath
12-27-2006, 01:20 PM
Breaking it up manually is the way I do it, RL. I'm not sure if there's a better way.

Breaking it up is hard to do period.

Whoops...wrong thread ... see you later...

RichRed
12-27-2006, 02:16 PM
This thread should be a sticky. Very helpful to a dolt like myself.

919191
12-28-2006, 02:23 AM
We really oughta archive this.

919191
12-28-2006, 02:25 AM
Oh, and can you search for threads about Adam Dunn striking out too much? I figure that is pretty complicated.;)

Red Leader
12-28-2006, 10:12 AM
Oh, and can you search for threads about Adam Dunn striking out too much? I figure that is pretty complicated.;)

At the top of this page (and every page) there is a link to the search fields. You can either type in "Adam Dunn strikeout" in the search field there, or go to the advanced search field and narrow your search more specifically to what you are looking for (only Old Red Guard threads between Jan 1, 2005-March 12, 2005, for example). Then, just hit search and it will show you results.

gonelong
12-28-2006, 11:09 AM
Oh, and can you search for threads about Adam Dunn striking out too much? I figure that is pretty complicated.;)

Dunn + Strikeout (http://www.redszone.com/forums/search.php?searchid=176989)

:)

GL

Heath
12-28-2006, 11:11 AM
Remember folks, just because Krono has 47,000+ posts, doesn't exactly give him a PHD in RedsZone Academy :D

Red in Chicago
12-28-2006, 12:36 PM
hmmm...test failed...

Red in Chicago
12-28-2006, 12:41 PM
ok, i guess i can't follow directions properly, because i still can't post a picture...

is the picture the only thing that can be on the page, or can it be a picture from something like a yahoo sports page? i tried the insert image thing and copied the website from yahoo, but it only posted the link, rather than the picture itself...

in case you didn't know, i'm completely computer unsavvy ;)

Red in Chicago
12-28-2006, 12:45 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/tools/med/2006/12/ipt/1167326003.jpg

Cyclone792
12-28-2006, 12:49 PM
ok, i guess i can't follow directions properly, because i still can't post a picture...

is the picture the only thing that can be on the page, or can it be a picture from something like a yahoo sports page? i tried the insert image thing and copied the website from yahoo, but it only posted the link, rather than the picture itself...

in case you didn't know, i'm completely computer unsavvy ;)

I'll try to keep this simple for ya. :)

1) Right-click on the picture on the Yahoo page, and select Properties.
2) Highlight and Copy the entire URL Address in the Properties screen.
3) Paste that entire URL address in a post. Put a tag in front and a tag behind the address you've pasted into the post.

Here's the result ...

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061225/capt.ny13212252144.yankees_johnson_ny132.jpg

paintmered
12-28-2006, 01:04 PM
We really oughta archive this.

It will be.

Cyclone792
12-28-2006, 01:06 PM
As far as the CODE tags, I just simply use Notepad. Type/paste in whatever data it is into Notepad exactly how you wish to display it inside the CODE tags. Then just copy/paste everything from Notepad to the post, and throw a [ CODE ] tag before the data and a [ /CODE ] tag after the data (no spaces between the brackets and CODE or /CODE).

Here's an example ... the first is an image of what the data looks like in Notepad, and the second is what it looks like in CODE form in a post ...

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/8739/codetestfj2.jpg



Run Expectancy 1999-2002

Outs Situation
Base Situation 0 outs 1 out 2 outs

Empty 0.555 0.297 0.117
1st 0.953 0.573 0.251
2nd 1.189 0.725 0.344
3rd 1.482 0.983 0.387
1st_2nd 1.573 0.971 0.466
1st_3rd 1.904 1.243 0.538
2nd_3rd 2.052 1.467 0.634
Loaded 2.417 1.650 0.815

BTW, for hosting pictures, I usually just use ImageShack (http://www.imageshack.us/).

Red in Chicago
12-28-2006, 02:01 PM
[QUOTE=Cyclone792;1218560]I'll try to keep this simple for ya. :)

thanks very much...they really should take this computer away from me...i'm very dangerous;)