Well, talk about a redundant thread. The admins did a good job in having a very detailed documentation about all the neat features on ATS...and like
all bulky instruction books, its generally ignored.
So, here are just some slightly more advanced and helpful tips on how to effectively post on this forum...hopefully others can add in things they use
now and then.
this is the headline tag.
you do this by typing
before the words you want big, then close it off with a
after (remove the first space..I gotta do this so I can post it verses ATS seeing the tag
All tags need to be closed off, so lets take a fake command of [sarcasm]this important thing[/sarcasm]
Now, if "sarcasm" was an actual tag, ATS would make "this important thing" into a sarcasm whatever..
One thing I use alot is the ex tag
it makes a neat box. Good for quoting stuff from a different website, or simply addressing a point from elsewhere
and of course that is [ ex] [ /ex] (again, remove the space after the [
So, take for granted now that the [ ] and closing [ / ] will be on all tags. Here are some really good ones and an example underneath it
[ strike] [ /strike] this is a strikeout
Good when you want to revise something but not erase it...example:
We have been on this earth for almost 7000 years Billions and billions of years!
[ b] [ /b] Bold stuff
Good for drawing attention to certain words or sentences. Example:
We have been over this on 37 different threads and still not paying attention
[ quote] [ /quote]
You said this in a different thread, or somewhere else on ATS this is automatically generated when you click quote on someones thread
ok, so thats the major areas in regards to talking
Embedding is tricky...not really, but a lot of people have issues with it. youtube is the most used video embedding..just grab the stuff that is
after the = sign and paste it on a
[ yvid]NumbersGoInHere&[ /yvid]
Notice the & symbol at the end of the "numbers". I don't know why, but if I don't include the & symbol at the end of the numbers, it doesn't
embed..also, don't toss in the &feature=related..blah blah...just the actual video numbers (alphanumeric.) and a and symbol, toss them between the
tags, and voila, your done
ok, going to ask our other ATS members to now comment on stuff they use a lot that they picked up over time...toss down a pro tip or two for
others...hell, even a seasoned ATSer may learn a couple things...
Oh, wanted to add something I actually didn't discover until recently.
When you check your messages
You will see a neat Replys option next to your list of u2u's. click that, you will see a updated list of any responses from any thread you have
where they hit the quote or reply button to...much easier than trying to manually seek out all the threads you ever posted on to see if anyone replied
to your post.
Also, on the other side of the coin, when replying to someone..make sure to hit reply or quote to that person so they can check their own reply inbox
and see you replied to them.
Originally posted by mishigas
Good tips except that I never had to include the & at the end of a youtube imbed. Many number strings don't even have an &. Maybe it's true only for
when one is present in the string?
No clue, but for some reason, if I do not put the & in, it doesn't work, if I put one in the end, it works. So, ya..if you put the numbers in, and
its showing nothing, edit and toss in the & at the end of the numbers and see if that kicks it in.
If you're making money from posting on ATS then you may draw suspicion.
Anyway, it's not how one talks but what one has to say.
Why on earth would you want to criticize the OP for such a helpful thread which he/she composed to give some really great pointers to other members?
Plus you come off as such a snob. Nothing at all suspicious here from SaturnFX but your motives I find highly suspect.
Where does one find the actual alphanumeric video numbers for you tube videos? Usually when you embed a youtube video all you have to do is click
share or embed and cut and paste. Need help...and thank you sooo much for the little tutorial it is very useful
I recall seeing someone using the boxes that open up with information inside, like spoiler boxes, anyone know how to use that one?
And also the difference between [atsimg ] Image url [/ atsimg] and [IMG ] Image url[/ IMG] is that the second one has a scrolling bar at the bottom!
As well the white ex text which is news i've seen looks much more nicer in asthetics. I've seen some 'Standard' ats posting with the link, headline
and the exnews type of box with a reply on the bottom (Not sure where this started but it is really really standard and would love to know how it's
Btw the ex news (white one) is [ exnews ] hurray
Very white, very nice !
edit on 10-9-2011 by Anttyk47 because: (no reason given)
Thanks for the info and very much welcome. A star and a flag raised in your honor.
The important message of my very first thread got lost because i made a shambles of imbedding pictures and videos! Most of the replies were aimed at
my inability to present my case rather than the subject itself.
Originally posted by Doodle19815
Question, and since you speak plain english I thought I would ask you instead of dig around the help section.
How do I post a screen shot? Let us say I saved it to MS Paint and I want to add it to my post.
Thank you for a really informative thread. S&F
You gotta upload to the media sister website
click tools/pictures and it should pop up the media site...then sign in there, choose personal uploads, and its pretty self explanatory from there
(big buttons upload pictures, etc). then copy the code it generates under the picture and post on the thread.
the instructions are actually more complex then actually doing it...give it a shot in here if you want
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