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Old 11-17-2008, 10:00 AM
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Default Siggie Links, Avvies, Images: Step by Step Instructions

Since this seems to be a commonly asked question, I thought I'd type up a set of detailed instructions

This is a quick step-by-step for adding a link to your signature, specifically a hyper-link, where you would have a specific word or phrase be the link to another part of the site, like your Condo thread.

First, go to the page you'd like to link to. For this set of instructions, I'll use a Condo thread as an example. Be sure to go to page 1 of the thread.

At the top of the page, you will see the URL. This will look like: http://www.bearvilleinsider.com/forum/blahblahblahelse . Left click anywhere in the URL. The entire address should now be highlighted. Be careful to not click anywhere else (if you do, you'll just need to re-highlight the URL). Right click in the highlighted address and select COPY from the drop down menu.

Click the image to open in full size.

Now, go to your User Control Panel. It is located in the second menu bar from the top, far left, User CP.

Click the image to open in full size.

Look down the menu on the far left for Settings & Options, and click Edit Signature.

Click the image to open in full size.

You may have up to 3 lines of text in your signature. Keep this in mind when designing it and planning what links you'd like to add.

In the Edit Signature text box, type in the text you'd like use for your link. For our example, we'll use: Visit My Cub Condo!

Left click in front of the 'V' and, while holding the mouse button down, drag the cursor to just after the '!'. The entire text should now be highlighted.

Click on the icon above that looks like the earth. It is located in the second row from the top, 11th from the left, and if you place your cursor over it, a pop-up box will say "insert link".

The box that pops up when you click that button will already have http:// in it. Delete that. Right click in the box and select PASTE from the drop-down menu.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click OK. Save your signature.

Repeat the process to add additional links (but remember to save in between).

Also, be sure to check your link to be sure it goes where you meant it to

All done Happy linking!!


**Please note: you can use this process when creating a post, as well. This can be especially helpful when trying to help someone find a thread in a different part of the forum

***Also, if you have questions or problems, let me know. I'm happy to help!!

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Old 11-17-2008, 10:53 AM
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Default Avatar Images: Step by Step Instructions

Avatar images can be 125 by 125 pixels or 48.8 KB (whichever is smaller).

If your image is larger, it may be auto-formatted to fit, but if there is animation, it will be lost.

To determine the size of your image, if you have it on your computer, right click and select properties from the drop-down menu. The size will be displayed there.

**Be sure your avvie image is not a picture of yourself or shows your location!!

From the User Control Panel, select Edit Avatar.

Click the image to open in full size.

If you have the image on your computer already, use Option 2: Upload from your Computer. Click the Browse button, and when you find the image, click OK.

If your image is hosted elsewhere, like at photobucket, use Option 1: Enter the URL from another Website. Delete the http:// and paste the URL in its place. From photobucket, use the second link down, Direct Link.

Save changes. All done
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:57 AM
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Default Screen Shots: Step by Step Instructions

Most keyboards will have a button, usually in the upper right corner area, that says Prnt Scrn or something very similar. That's your print screen button, and its what you'll press to capture an image of your screen.

From there, you'll need a program like Paint, Paintshop Pro, or a Photo Editor to paste it into. You'll want to open one of those programs, start a new file/sheet and right click anywhere on the blank page and select Paste from the drop-down menu.

You can edit your image inside these programs to show only want you want to show. Use the Select function to draw a dotted box around the portion you want to keep, and Image/Crop to remove the rest

Do a file/save as and save your file. I usually save to a folder on my desktop reserved just for images so I can find them easily later for uploading.
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:12 AM
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Default Adding Images: Step by Step Instructions

These instructions are for PhotoBucket.com, which is a free site to use. Images will be posted rather large, rather than as thumbnails.

**please note - to post images, it is best to use an image hosting site, like photobucket or tinypic, rather than upload them directly to the site as that would take up too much server space.

Once you have your image saved to your computer, and have created a photobucket account, simply log in to photobucket and use the Choose Files button, then browse your files and select the images to upload.

Once the upload is complete, you can title and/or tag your images as desired.

Use the second link provided. All you need to do is click on the address provided, and it will automatically be copied.

Now, be sure that your cursor is where you want the image to be placed (inside the text box of your post). Click the Insert Image button (second row from top, 14th from left).

Click the image to open in full size.

Delete the http:// and paste the URL from photobucket in its place.

Click OK. All done
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:36 AM
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Oh, thank you! Thank you so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:08 PM
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Excellent guide. Thank you so much.
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Oh, thank you! Thank you so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so
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**Be sure your avvie image is not a picture of yourself or shows your location!!

From the User Control Panel, select Edit Avatar.


If you have the image on your computer already, use Option 2: Upload from your Computer. Click the Browse button, and when you find the image, click OK.

Hi there!
I am having a trouble once I try to put the picture from my desktop - It says it is "not a valid image file". I followed your directions on taking a picture of myself in Build a Bear and it looks small enough. Can anyone please tell me what I am doing wrong?
Thanks!

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Old 01-24-2009, 08:56 AM
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Hi again!
I took another picture and when i made it a jpg file it worked... as you can see now from the picture. Do all the pics have to be in a jpg file? Thanks!
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:56 PM
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Good guide, pandy! Can I call you that? I'll say Angie!
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