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Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:58 pm

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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:59 pm

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.
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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.
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     [YT]https://youtu.be/io6M-A0MARQ[/YT]
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:59 pm

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]
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:00 pm

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.
Note: When you copy the link to the tweet if there is a ? towards the end (mostly on mobile) then you must delete this and any numbers following it for the tweet to show up.
Once you have this, insert it between the twitter tags.
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[Twitter]http://twitter.com/danisnotonfire/status/703339907796885506[/Twitter]
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:00 pm

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.
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[Instagram]BDdjcKgJgCj[/Instagram]
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:00 pm

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 that bit of the code between the tags [Tumblr] and [/Tumblr]. Remove the space between the closing bracket of [Tumblr] and <div class>, so there is no gap.
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[Tumblr]<div class="tumblr-post" data-href="https://embed.tumblr.com/embed/post/WzVUT9rY30vuwK1Q7JOqCQ/39836885740" data-did="2197450af23e1768ac611ae96851422bc10dd579">[/Tumblr]
Note: be sure to delete any spaces between the tags and the code.
Last edited by lefthandedism on Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:05 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: added note about deleting extraneous spaces
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:00 pm

How do I insert a URL?

To insert a URL, click the url button Image above the post editor, which will give you:

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[url][/url]

put an equals sign after the first "url", paste your link right after the equals sign, and type whatever text you'd like between the opening tag and the closing tag:

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[url=https://twitter.com/AmazingPhil]this right here[/url]

will give you:

this right here.
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:03 pm

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.
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    [spoiler]oh hello, thank you for reading [/spoiler]
    oh hello, thank you for reading
    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.)
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    [hide=This is some text I am hiding]Phil is psychic.[/hide]
    Phil is psychic.
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.
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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]
Hello. (This was hidden by the "outer spoiler" tag)
Goodbye. (This was hidden by the regular "spoiler" tag)
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:03 pm

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.
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[TW=you can warn for the potential trigger]content that could be triggering[/TW]
output:
content that could be triggering
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:04 pm

How do I edit my post? How do I delete my post?

You will have 15 minutes from submitting to edit your post.

Click the “edit” button at the top right of your post to make any changes.

If your post has been quoted by another user while they are composing a post, you cannot make any edits to your post until that user has submitted their post.

You will have 5 minutes from submitting to delete your post - after this time, posts cannot be deleted by users or moderators, unless the post contains personal or identifying information. If your post contains information you would like to be removed, please send a private message explaining your situation to any moderator, or use any of our our offsite contact details.
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:04 pm

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 Image tags, and you're all set!
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:04 pm

How do I access emoticons that are not on the main "post reply" page?

Just click "view more smilies." This will open a window with all available smilies.

You can also request new emoticons in the emoticon thread.
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:05 pm

Can I include normal emojis in my post?

No, if you include emojis (for example, from your phone or Twitter) in your post, you will receive an error - this is a restriction of the forum software. Please use the IDB emoticons instead.
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:05 pm

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, are unable to contact us through the forum, or are just looking for another method with which to tell us how great we are, here are ways in which you can contact us. We recommend adding us or bookmarking our account in case of forum downtime.

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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:07 pm

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. Do not create a new account to change your username.

Please note, we’ll allow one username change per user, as long as your preferred username does not break a site rule, is not a disallowed username, does not contain profanity, and is not already in use. 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.

We may refuse any username request for any reason if we believe it is the best course of action.
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:07 pm

How do I delete my account? How do I delete my old posts?

We do not delete accounts or posts, except for posts that contain private or identifying information when requested by a user, or when we believe there to be a risk of harassment or loss of privacy.

To discuss your account, please send a private message explaining your situation to any moderator, or use any of our our offsite contact details.
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:07 pm

How do I report a post? Can I report a private message?

Reporting a post is an effective and easy way to bring a post to the attention of the moderators. 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.

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

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

The same process applies to private messages. Note that, while moderators cannot normally view private messages, they can be reported by either the recipient or the sender which will allow the moderators to see the reported message. All site rules apply to private messages.

A moderator will deal with the report as soon as possible.
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:08 pm

Can I use a gif for my avatar?

To use a gif as your avatar you will need to host the image offsite.

To do this follow this method:

upload your image to an outside host (eg. imgur) > user control panel > profile > edit avatar > link off-site > insert your link in the box > submit.

The file must not exceed the 200x200 pixel limit.
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:49 pm

How does the main thread work? How do I suggest a thread name?

The main thread is the place for general Dan and Phil discussion, but discussion is not limited to that thread.

Each thread has a title usually based on, but not limited to, recent Dan and Phil or forum events, suggested by and voted on by the users. The thread lasts for 40 pages, although this is based on tradition and is not a rule so some threads may run longer.

To suggest a title, post in this thread. Thread names can be up to 40 characters long, including spaces.

When the main thread is nearing 40 pages, a moderator will make a poll with the suggestions supplied, post the poll in both the current main thread and the suggestions thread, let the poll run for a short time, then create a new thread with the winning title.
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:06 pm

Where can I find more information about Dan and Phil?

If you would like to find out what gifts dan and Phil have bought each other, why people talk about "2012" in hushed whispers, where the word "deppy" came from, or exactly who that person you hear about all the time is, you can find answers to these questions, and many more, over in our Dan and Phil FAQ subforum.

FAQs - danisnotonfire & AmazingPhil

D&P FAQ Introduction

Glossary of terms
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:35 am

How do I embed images from my Google Drive account?

If you would like to embed an image from your Google Drive account, please follow these 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 - see this post for help with the img tags
  5. Within the link text, change "open?" to "uc?"
For example, this

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[img]https://drive.google.com/uc?id=15i9UffhpPx6idieWEVX2B-sC7r0jSIBZ[/img]
will give you this

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Thanks to itasca00 for originally posting this guide here.
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Re: Forum FAQs

Post by jesp » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:23 am

How do I change the forum theme/style?

To change the forum theme you must be logged in.

Once logged in, go to the top left corner, click on your username, and select “User Control Panel”.

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Select “Board preferences” from the tabs at the top, locate the dropdown menu “My board style”, select your preferred theme, then click submit at the bottom of the page.

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The default theme is Blue Galaxy.
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