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[GUIDE] HOW TO POST: Understanding the UI in posting

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4th October 2012, 01:53 PM   |  #1  
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Hello New Users! (I prefer the term "New User" rather than "noob" :P ) This is a thread on some functions you can see whenever you make a post on a thread.

So let's get started!

First thing's first.. you gotta click on POST REPLY


You will then see this
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SCARED? Don't be Here's a guide on how to make a good post content

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Let's dissect those functions!

1 MAKE A TITLE!
-you can make a name or a title for your post, although it is completely unnecessary to do so. Make sure your title is appropriate

2 FONTS AND SIZES
- You can click on the dropdown arrows to change the font and sizes for your post

3 FONT COLOR
-Change your font's color to whatever you like

4 SMILIES!
-You can add graphical smilies to put some life on your post

5 ATTACHMENTS
-Attach your desired files and upload them to your post, attachments will be found below the post

6 UNDO and REDO
-Well, it's pretty much the same when you click on Ctrl+Z (Undo) and Ctrl+Y (Redo)

7 INCREASE SIZE
- This will increase the size of your post body, this is a great advantage especially when you try to recheck your post

8 YOUTUBE TAGS
-For all your awesome yt tags :P Tags are things you put down that are related to your video and will help people find your video easier. It is like categories almost. More info: HERE

9 PHP WRAP
-This is commonly used when you post codes. It goes a little something like this

10 HTML TAGS
-HTML tags are keywords (tag names) surrounded by angle brackets. Here's for more INFO11 CODE WRAP
-Wrap your codes here! a good way to lessen confusion when posting especially when you put on codes

12 QUOTE WRAP
-Another WRAP function, this is commonly used to quote someone else's post

13 IMAGE LINK
-You can attach an image in the middle of your post

14 EMAIL LINK
-You can insert an email link here if ever needed and make the link into clickable text.. clicking on the text will lead you to Microsoft Outlook

15 ADD and REMOVE LINK
-This can be used to wrap an ordinary text and make it into a clickable text that will lead you to whatever link you hid

16 LIST and INDENTS
-This serves the same functionality like that of in Microsoft Word

17 ALIGNMENTS
-Align your text either leaning on the right or left, or center. Also, This serves the same functionality like that of in Microsoft Word

18 BOLD, ITALIC, UNDERLINE
-Bold: Renders the text with a strong emphasis which is usually heavier than surrounding text.
-Italic: Italicises the selected text which usually appears slanted to the right.
-Underline: Adds a line under the selected text.

19 REMOVE TEXT FORMAT
-This will remove all your text formats. Formatted text, styled text or rich text, as opposed to plain text, has styling information beyond the minimum of semantic elements: colours, styles (boldface, italic), sizes and special features (such as hyperlinks).

20 TEXT BODY
- This is where you will see all your typed words XD


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Just below the TEXT BODY, you will see POST ICONS

-They are optional. If you choose one of the icons and you have clicked submit, you will see at the left side of your post's title: the Post Icon you chose earlier





Below POST ICONS, you will find ADDITIONAL OPTIONS





21 MISCELLANEOUS OPTIONS
Show your signature: Tick this box if you want to show your sig or not
Automatically parse links in text: Tick this box if you wanna see links on text
Disable smilies in text: Tick this if you wanna disable smilies

22 ATTACH FILES
Manage your file attachments! Upload them. Here are the list of valid file extensions
*7z apk bmp bz2 c cab cab2 diff doc docx gif gz h img jar jpe jpeg jpg jps mtz patch
pdf png psd rar tar torrent txt wma xap xls xlsx zip

23 THREAD SUBSCRIPTION
If you want to subscribe or not.. meaning you'll receive notifications

24 RATE THREAD
Rate the thread with a star, 2 stars, 3 stars, 4 stars, or an excellent 5 stars. [/QUOTE]

THERE YOU HAVE IT. YOU MAY NOW CLICK ON SUBMIT REPLY

PM ME YOUR QUERIES IN MIND REGARDING THIS THREAD (:
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4th October 2012, 02:39 PM   |  #2  
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Is this an extended Guide of this (Post#2) - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1873094

EDIT: Got it.
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4th October 2012, 02:49 PM   |  #3  
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Is this an extended Guide of this (Post#2) - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1873094

EDIT: Got it.

not entirely..

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4th October 2012, 04:19 PM   |  #4  
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Good guide. Your first quote after POST REPLY didn't seem to work correctly however.
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4th October 2012, 04:46 PM   |  #5  
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i will update the OP ASAP as soon as i ace my calculus exam hahaha
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Good guide. Your first quote after POST REPLY didn't seem to work correctly however.

Yes, its because the image URL is linked from attachments. I don't know how, but the URL (in attachments) changes from time-to-time. ie,

the original url : http://dl.xda-developers.com/attachdl/69808bc1673cb4d05bfb5048e208c9b0/506d83a1/1/3/7/4/9/4/2/asd.jpg

Now the URL is : http://dl.xda-developers.com/attachdl/fb23e0b5ec01b7962ec67603493c4dae/506da0aa/1/3/7/4/9/4/2/asd.jpg

So it would be better if the image is uploaded in Image hosting servers like Imgur or Imageshack or even dropbox etc.
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Originally Posted by coolsandie

Yes, its because the image URL is linked from attachments. I don't know how, but the URL (in attachments) changes from time-to-time. ie,

the original url : http://dl.xda-developers.com/attachdl/69808bc1673cb4d05bfb5048e208c9b0/506d83a1/1/3/7/4/9/4/2/asd.jpg

Now the URL is : http://dl.xda-developers.com/attachdl/fb23e0b5ec01b7962ec67603493c4dae/506da0aa/1/3/7/4/9/4/2/asd.jpg

So it would be better if the image is uploaded in Image hosting servers like Imgur or Imageshack or even dropbox etc.

yes yes i shall buddy

EDIT: JUST UPDATED THE OP )) I HOPE THIS CAN HELP SOME NEW USERS HERE
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Re: [GUIDE] HOW TO POST: Understanding the UI in posting
Something strange happened when I MAKE A THREAD the forum can't read my Dropbox updated images...why is that?

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Something strange happened when I MAKE A THREAD the forum can't read my Dropbox updated images...why is that?

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Have you put the link inside [IMG][/IMG] ?
19th February 2013, 09:37 PM   |  #10  
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Just as a reminder for the people who think they can up their postcount with cleaver remarks like: "I CAN POST NAO?":

Your posts will be deleted.

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