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PostPosted by missemma » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:01 pm

Just a few things to help you out when posting on the forum, there might be some things that are confusing to begin with so we've made this FAQ so if you need help with anything you can look for it here, examples included to make it easier.


- please note when you sign up, there is a default setting that other users can contact you via email. if you do not wish to have this function enabled you will need to disable it via the following method:
user control panel > board preferences > users can contact me via email > no.


- To insert a gif into your avatar you will need to host this offsite as the size limit on here is small. To do this follow this method:
upload your image to an outside host (tinypic/imgur) > user control panel > profile > edit avatar > link off-site > insert your link in the box > submit.
Please ensure your gif does not go over the avatar size of 200x200.

- The edit post function is 15 minutes long. After this time, if you wish to have a post edited/deleted then please either contact a moderator/admin or use the "report post" function. If deemed appropriate, we will be able to help you with this.


1. How do I insert a YouTube video?
To insert a YouTube video, you can use either the YouTube button in the panel (for full URLs) or the YT button (for mobile/shortened URLs).

    Using the full link
    Copy and paste the URL of the video you wish to insert from the address bar. For example, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io6M-A0MARQ.
    If there is an ampersand or question mark near the end of the link you'll need to remove that and anything after it. (NOTE: You no longer need to remove the "s" at the end of https. Links can begin with either http OR https.)
    Once you have this URL, insert it between the YouTube tags.
    example:
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     [YouTube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io6M-A0MARQ[/YouTube]


    Using the shortened link
    If you get the address of the video by pressing "Share" on mobile or desktop, it will be a shortened link, such as https://youtu.be/io6M-A0MARQ.
    NOTE: Links can begin with either http OR https. However, if there is an ampersand or question mark at the end of the link you'll need to remove that and anything after it.
    Once you have this URL, insert it between the YT tags.
    example:
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     [YT]https://youtu.be/io6M-A0MARQ[/YT]


2. How do I insert an image in my post?
To insert an image, use the Img button from the panel.

You will need a direct link to the image.

If your image is already online, this link can be obtained by right clicking the image and clicking "copy image address", or opening the image in a new tab and copying the link from the address bar.

If you would like to post an image from your computer, you will need to upload your image to an external image hosting site like imgur.

When you have the direct link to the image {eg. http://i.imgur.com/G3Kwl9c.jpg}, you will need to paste the link into the text editor between image tags, like below.

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[img]http://i.imgur.com/G3Kwl9c.jpg[/img]



3. How do I insert a tweet?

Use the Twitter button from the panel.
You will need to know the link of the tweet you wish to insert. Links can begin with http OR https.
Once you have this, insert it between the twitter tags.
example:
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[Twitter]http://twitter.com/danisnotonfire/status/703339907796885506[/Twitter]



4. How do I insert an Instagram post?
Use the Instagram button from the panel.
You'll need the http:// details for this which you can get from your browser. The only section you need is the following:
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Insert that link between the instagram tag.
example:
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[Instagram]BDdjcKgJgCj[/Instagram]



5. How do I include trigger warnings?
If you've got something to post but you think it may be triggering for other people, then please use the TW= button from the panel.
This will both insert a TW note and hide the potentially triggering content. Specify the trigger after the = in the tag, then put the content between the tags.
example:
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[TW=you can warn for the potential trigger]content that could be triggering[/TW]

output:
content that could be triggering


6. How do I mark sections of my post as off-topic?
To mark part of your post as off-topic, use the Offtopic button in the panel.
Note: The off-topic tags were made not for discussion that's off topic from the current conversation, but discussions about things not related to Dan and Phil. For example, bringing up an older video isn't off topic, whereas talking about your exam results is.
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I bought a new kettle yesterday.
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Re: Forum FAQ's

PostPosted by oqua » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:10 pm

7. How do I use the emoticons of Dan and Phil's faces?
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The lovely emoticons of Deppy's faces are all located in this thread.

Find the emoticon you want to use and right click and choose "copy image address" or "copy image location" or something of the sort. Then paste it in between the [img]and[/img] tags, and you're all set!


8. How do I access emoticons not on the main "post reply" page?
Just click "view more smilies." There are two pages.

You can also view an organized list of all the current smilies in the emoticon thread! :)
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Re: Forum FAQ's

PostPosted by missemma » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:12 am

9. How do I contact a moderator or administrator?
If IDB goes down and you want to contact a mod to find out what's happened, here are ways in which you can contact us (obviously this page won't be available if the site goes down so you might want to contact/follow beforehand):

IDB twitter | IDB tumblr

missemma : twitter | tumblr

Oqua : twitter | oqua12 at gmail dot com

Jesp : twitter | idbjesp at gmail dot com

Human : twitter | tumblr

alittledizzy : twitter | tumblr | alittledizzy at gmail dot com

Vivastian : twitter | vivastian at gmail dot com
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Re: Forum FAQ's

PostPosted by jesp » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:25 pm

10. How do I change my username?

If you would like to change your username, you can make a request in the request thread or send a private message to any moderator. Please note, we’ll allow one username change per user with no question, as long as your preferred username does not break a site rule. After this, you will need to offer a compelling reason for a second name change, which will only be given at the discretion of the moderators.

11. How do I delete my account?

To discuss your account, please send a private message explaining your situation to any moderator.
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Re: Forum FAQ's

PostPosted by oqua » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:59 pm

12. How do I use the spoiler tags?
You can hide part of your post under a “spoiler,” which means that it is replaced by a button that users have to click in order to see the content.

    Method 1: "Spoiler" tags
    The most basic way to do this is to use the Spoiler button in the panel. The spoiler tags should go around the text/images/etc. that you wish to hide.
    example:
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    [spoiler]oh hello, thank you for reading [/spoiler]

    Method 2: "Hide" tags
    If you use the "spoiler" tags, the button you press to show the content will read “Show.” If you would like this button to be labeled something else instead, you can use the Hide tags instead. Place the text you wish to hide between the tags [Hide=] and [/Hide], and after the =, write whatever you want the button to be labeled. (Note, however, that the only characters you can use in the label are letters, numbers, spaces, commas, dots, minus, plus, and underscores — if you use other characters, it won’t work.)
    example:
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    [hide=This is some text I am hiding]Phil is psychic.[/hide]

13. How can I put spoilers within spoilers?
If you put spoiler tags around a chunk of text that already contains spoiler tags, it won’t work. To put posts containing spoilers under a spoiler, use the OuterSpoiler button from the panel. This allows you to create two levels of spoilers.
example:
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[outerspoiler]Hello. (This was hidden by the "outer spoiler" tag)[spoiler]Goodbye. (This was hidden by the regular "spoiler" tag)[/spoiler][/outerspoiler]


14. Can I include normal emojis in my post?
No, if you include emojis (for example, from your phone or Twitter) in your post, you won’t be able to post it, and you will get a message about an SQL error. Use the IDB emoticons instead.


15. How do I embed a Tumblr post?
- Go to the “embed” page of the post you wish to embed. This can be found by clicking the embed button in the upper right corner of the page, or by adding /embed to the end of the post’s url.
- Highlight the embed code up until the ">" before "<a href". I recommend that you start in between the "><" and highlight backward, otherwise it will automatically select the entirety of the code for you.
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- Paste this bit of the code between the tags [Tumblr] and [/Tumblr]. Make sure that there is a space between [Tumblr] and <div. Make sure there is no space between the final > and the [/Tumblr].
example:
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[Tumblr] <div class="tumblr-post" data-href="https://embed.tumblr.com/embed/post/WzVUT9rY30vuwK1Q7JOqCQ/39836885740" data-did="2197450af23e1768ac611ae96851422bc10dd579">[/Tumblr]
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Re: Forum FAQ's

PostPosted by jesp » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:13 am

16. How do I report a post?

To report a post, you will need to click the exclamation mark found at the top right of each post.

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You will be taken to a page with a drop down menu and a field for further information about the reason for the report.

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First, choose the reason for the report from the drop down menu, then fill in any relevant details in the further information field.

Reporting posts is not necessarily a bad thing - you can report a post for any reason, if you feel that the post should be brought to the attention of the moderators. Please do not abuse the report function, however.

A moderator will deal with the report as soon as possible.
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