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IDB Tips and Tricks

Post by itasca00 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:21 pm

I wanted to post about a thing that I learned today, and I wasn't able to find a suitable topic. I'm creating this topic with the hope that it can be a place to post useful IDB tips and tricks that aren't documented elsewhere.

How to embed images stored on your Google Drive in a post
Motivation:
First and foremost: convenience. I have Google Drive. I like Google Drive. It's easy for me to organize things on Google Drive. As such, I didn't want to make an account on a new platform like Imgur, but I eventually did when it seemed like embedding an image from Google Drive wasn't going to work. Only after I signed up did I find that not all image formats are supported.

In my case, the unsupported image format was SVG. It turns out that hosting SVG image files is not supported on most websites, and most commonly suggested workarounds aren't great (source). Google Drive offers a simple and convenient way to host images of any format.
Instructions:
  1. Upload the image to your Google Drive.
  2. Right click on the uploaded image.
  3. Click "Get shareable link."
  4. Paste the link between "img" tags.
  5. Within the link text, change "open?" to "uc?"
  6. Savor victory.
"I thought 'ass' is funny 'cause eating ass is a meme, and it's nice and nonexclusive. I don't want to exclude anybody! You know what I mean? Everybody has one. Um..." - Dan Howell, 3/6/2018 - So many questions...



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Re: IDB Tips and Tricks

Post by itasca00 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:17 pm

How to quote a post from a locked topic
When a topic is locked, the "Reply with quote" option disappears on posts in that topic. I just knew there had to be a way to quote old posts in locked topics in new posts in unlocked topics, but, for the life of me, I couldn't figure it out! Until now:
  1. Find the post you want to quote.
  2. Click on the speech bubble icon next to "Contact:" grouped with the rest of the post author's details.
  3. Click on the new speech bubble icon that pops up (with the hover text "Send private message").
  4. A new page will load, and it will contain a draft of a private message with a full quote of the post in question.
  5. Copy and paste the quote text to use it elsewhere on the forum.
I'm sure this is obvious to people who send and receive tons of private messages, but I completely overlooked it for a long time. I don't think I can be the only one, so, hopefully, this post will be helpful to someone out there. :D
"I thought 'ass' is funny 'cause eating ass is a meme, and it's nice and nonexclusive. I don't want to exclude anybody! You know what I mean? Everybody has one. Um..." - Dan Howell, 3/6/2018 - So many questions...

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