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« on: May 18, 2009, 02:55:23 AM »
i was talking to ash in google chat earlier, she wanted to know how to make your url say specific text.
here's for anybody who doesn't know yet.

custom URLs
take your url (let's say http://www.google.com)
paste it into RAF
highlight it and press the url button (you should get something like this [url ]http://www.google.com[/url])
now, change it to this [url =http://www.google.com]your custom text here[/url]
viola!


also, you may have noticed that i posted [url ]http://www.google.com[/url] (and kept it from formatting into a hyperlink without code)
to achieve this effect, just make a space after [url ] and resize it to 1.
Code: [Select]
[url[size=1pt] [/size]][/url]

font
if you want to use a specific font, just type [font =font]text[/font]
you can find a list of forum-safe fonts here or here.
Comic sans ms, Courier, Times New Roman

color
you probably all know how to color text (click the 'change color' option) to one of the listed.
but did you know you can turn font into ANY color?
an easy way is to type the name of the color in here [color= color][/color]
a list of forum-accepted colors can be found on wikipedia.
IndianRed, SlateBlue, Goldenrod
  • if you're feeling very picky, you can also choose your color's hex (here or here) [color= #hex][/color]
13DF3C, BD6F0F, 1FDECE

custom spoilers
just insert =text after the word 'spoiler' [spoiler =text][/spoiler]
Spoiler: text (click to show/hide)

resized images
take your image (let's do hobbes http://i16.tinypic.com/118zv4w.jpg)
type in your ideal width and height[img width=# height=#]http://i16.tinypic.com/118zv4w.jpg[/img]
inputting just one will automatically stretch the other proportionally.





view text on mouseover
[abbr =mousover]display text[/abbr]
display text

thanks to a new SMF mod recently added to the forum, editing the last post in a thread will now effectively 'bump' the topic.
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Re: tag tips
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009, 04:49:34 AM »
pm me or post in here if you have any further questions, i'll be quick to answer.

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Re: tag tips
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2009, 05:27:58 AM »
Just wondering, if we really like some emoticon/smiley from another chat platform, would you consider making it an RAF Smiley? Like the :dull: one you did?

And thank you, all those tips were really helpful.
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Re: tag tips
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2009, 05:30:34 AM »
Just wondering, if we really like some emoticon/smiley from another chat platform, would you consider making it an RAF Smiley? Like the :dull: one you did?

And thank you, all those tips were really helpful.

sure. just post in the smiley thread.
http://animorphsforum.com/forum/index.php/topic,1691.0.html

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Re: tag tips
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 03:10:22 AM »
*bump* updated the [img] code.
apparently, you don't need to specify both the width and height.
inputting one will automatically stretch the other proportionally.

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Re: tag tips
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2009, 10:12:50 PM »
searches
this was recently brought to my attention, do i thought i'd share it here.
a member was wondering why their search wasn't showing up correctly.

remember: the section of the forum you are currently on determines the search results.
  • if you're on the forum home when you search, you'll get all the results (from visible boards).
  • searching from within a section, like the bored board, will yield results only in the bored board.
  • if you search while viewing a specific thread, you'll search the thread itself.

you could always use the advanced search feature.
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Re: tag tips
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2009, 10:30:18 PM »
Awesome advice goom, I didnt know that.
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Re: tag tips
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2009, 10:57:32 PM »
definitely useful information I didn't know about. thanks goom.

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Re: tag tips
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2009, 11:04:17 PM »
custom characters
there's a whole variety of symbols available to you that aren't directly accessible on the keyboard.
the best way to browse through them is by:

  • go to start > run
  • type 'charmap' (no quotes) in the run box and hit 'ok'.
  • now you can browse through all the symbols.
  • select and copy them as you see fit.

note: not all symbols will work on all sites. some will show up as ? here.

«®¶™

edit: figured i might as well include this.

How do you get the avatar pic up? I mean i read the dierctions but i still don't it.


you have 3 choices on how you want to upload your avatar:

click to expand


.bmp's are evil. don't use them. (large file size, while superior alternatives are available.)
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Re: tag tips
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2009, 12:06:30 AM »
how to link to a message.

either click or Re:thread name

you should get #msg attached to the end of your address bar.
copy and paste this to link directly to a message on a thread..

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Re: tag tips
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2010, 11:48:11 PM »
bump :bump:

here's a list of all the fancy codes and their parameters.

edit: a few days ago a member asked me if there was a way to save sent PMs by default.
indeed there is. go to your profile, click Personal Message Options, and then check 'Save a copy of each Personal Message in my outbox by default'.

voila!

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Re: tag tips
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2010, 10:55:05 PM »
Dude, Goom, I don't say it nearly often enough, but, you're frikin' awesome!

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Re: tag tips
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2010, 11:04:22 PM »
i'm guessing you'd never seen this thread?
transparency is transparent.
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Re: tag tips
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2010, 11:16:12 PM »
*bump!*

estrid was asking me a question earlier, so i figured i'd answer it in here.
"how would i be able to view all my posts in a certain thread"?


simple as this:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

under search for: just type the thread's name
user: would be your current username.

then tick 'view results as messages'

enjoy! :goom:

fixing, wasn't quite working as i hoped.
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Re: tag tips
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2010, 02:17:35 AM »
goom you are so awesome! ;D
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