Read This, Too: Advice From & For Your Humble Mod
Posted Jan 2, 2004 @ 12:51 AM
Also, generally, I've explored the advice given to me about creating boxes for quotes, it doesn't seem to work for me. Is there a 1-2-3 way for me to do quote boxes? Sorry, I'm new to the internet - and very cute, intelligent in other ways, etc...
Thanks to anyone who responds, a kiss or a handshake, for the New Year. Many blessings. And many boxes for me to be able to do in future.
Oops, bwah, now I'll never get help
Posted Jan 2, 2004 @ 4:52 AM
So to do it that way, put whatever you want to quote into your message; then highlight the entire quote and hit the button above the entry form that says 'Quote.' This should take care of it, although occasionally there are problems. I don't know if all computers work this way, but if you have to scroll to get to the button, you might want to use that scroll button on the mouse, if you have it (when I use the scroll bar it un-highlights the quote).
Er, anyway, the basic code for a quote is like this:
[quote]whatever the text is[/quote]
I don't think it matters whether it's all lowercase or all caps, but make sure that the 'slash' (/) is in the last part, not the first. I've been seeing that mistake a few times lately. You can also (again may only be on some computers) hit alt+q, then put in the text, then hit alt+q again. Anyway, hope all that helps. Whenever you have a formatting question, just check out the TWoP Site FAQ and it should show you what you need to do.
Edited by Naxus, Jan 2, 2004 @ 4:55 AM.
Posted Jan 3, 2004 @ 12:06 AM
1formybaby -- No, I'm not really into the characters separate from the plot, and I don't think I could write more than a paragraph about any of them in isolation.
Posted Jan 3, 2004 @ 1:26 AM
No, I'm not really into the characters separate from the plot, and I don't think I could write more than a paragraph about any of them in isolation.
Now that's not even really a whole paragraph ;)
Posted Jan 3, 2004 @ 2:56 PM
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Edited by Vandalisimo, Jan 3, 2004 @ 3:03 PM.
Posted Jan 3, 2004 @ 10:52 PM
Posted Jan 10, 2004 @ 5:15 PM
If they are not spoilers, then can we move them to the Speculation topic and I will know from now on to tread carefully in that thread?
Posted Jan 10, 2004 @ 6:10 PM
I did a redirect & modified the topic names, though. I think the best way to handle it is kinda as you said: the speculation topic is about the future, and the S5 topic should be about the season so far -- what's already happened. Which is a slight change, since the S5 topic existed before any episodes had aired, but it might be a little less confusing this way for people who aren't sure which topic to post in. Maybe. We'll give it a try.
Posted Jan 12, 2004 @ 11:49 PM
I also wanted to make sure y'all knew about the upcoming shirts. Which I nagged Glark to make after he made an ill-considered promise ages ago. Save your pennies, make this a best-seller, and watch me get drunk with power!
Which'll make a change from the vodka.
Posted Jan 13, 2004 @ 4:53 AM
Seriously, that rocks. There's about two other people I know that will get it, but it's cool enough that it doesn't matter.
Posted Jan 13, 2004 @ 9:50 AM
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Posted Jan 13, 2004 @ 11:41 AM
Those are awesome. I can't wait.
Posted Jan 13, 2004 @ 5:45 PM
Posted Jan 13, 2004 @ 6:53 PM
Posted Jan 22, 2004 @ 1:11 AM
And now, a heartfelt plea about a trivial issue:
If you're replying to a particular poster, answering their question or commenting on something they said, please start off by identifying who you're talking to. I haven't always done that, so I understand that it doesn't seem necessary at times, but I've been trying to train myself to always start replies with "[poster name]--" because I've confused other people (and myself) when I don't. I've been seeing more and more posts where it's clear that you're replying to/commenting on/answering an earlier post, but there's no indication which post, and where. (Some people do always give names, and bless you for it.)
And even if you quote part of the post, say who the author is. It's a lot easier to scan through for a name than to reread a couple of pages looking for one sentence. And honestly, if you name the author, you may not need to quote at all. It depends -- in the episode topic, I think that quotes help during the initial post-episode flurry. I certainly don't remember who said what when I'm reading five pages in row. But in quieter topics (or times) you don't need to quote if we can just scroll up to see the original post above yours.
These aren't awful things that anyone's going to get in trouble over, but I think bearing them in mind would make it a lot easier to follow the conversation. It definitely would help me, and I'm going to presume it might help other people. ...And that's one to grow on!
Posted Jan 25, 2004 @ 9:47 PM
Your guidance is appreciated.
Edited by FriscoChick, Jan 25, 2004 @ 9:49 PM.
Posted Jan 25, 2004 @ 9:48 PM
Edited by FriscoChick, Jan 25, 2004 @ 9:49 PM.
Posted Jan 27, 2004 @ 1:17 PM
Can I run this by you? fanwank = references to past stories or elements for no other purpose than to please the fans... also, elements used so often they've become cliched.
Isn't that continuity porn?
Posted Jan 27, 2004 @ 1:47 PM
Posted Jan 27, 2004 @ 3:08 PM
Posted Jan 27, 2004 @ 4:08 PM
That's what I thought, so I was surprised when I googled "fanwank" and got the definition I gave in my first post. Thanks for the clarification.
"fanwank" is an explanation made up by fans to explain away a possible plot hole
Posted Jan 28, 2004 @ 12:48 AM
Posted Jan 28, 2004 @ 11:47 AM
I feel spoiled, anyway. Big time. Warn the others!
Edited by CleaPet, Jan 28, 2004 @ 11:49 AM.
Posted Jan 28, 2004 @ 12:19 PM
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Edited by Myth, Jan 30, 2004 @ 2:13 AM.
Posted Jan 30, 2004 @ 7:32 AM