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For about a week now the moderating crew here has been working on a new section/area for GLP. Ultimately when it is completed it will be in the FAQ link, but as pieces get finished they will be added to a new category in the topics section that will display several threads with answers to frequently asked questions and various "How to"'s on several of the sites common functions.

We also have considered making a member account and naming it "FAQ-How to" or something similar and this would be a member that all mods could access and post answers threads through it for the questions that we do get asked on a regular basis. Sort of an answer person that posts threads only for that purpose.

Making a member account would give another way to search and archive all the answers threads as well as having a redundant keyword in the title of all the threads also for search purposes, the more ways to get at the answers, the easier they will be for people to find when they need them.

With more new people coming to GLP everyday the easier it is to access information about the sites operation from some of the most basic that a lot of us now take for granted to the more complicated features, the easier it will be to become accustomed to being here.

So far we have as questions to be answered:
How to embed videos
How to alter text (bold etc)
How to upload custom smilies
How to quote text in a reply
How to report an abusive thread or reply
How to add a poll to a thread
Why are the threads not updating? (current day issue)

Pretty much all the enhanced features and how to upgrade a friend etc.

Since it is you posters that ask the questions, let us know what you want to know.

Here are a few examples of ones that are done already.

How to embed videos.

First, open the video (youtube or googlevideo) in another tab or window. Then copy the url from the address bar, NOT the embed link! Then paste it into the glp reply box. Next, highlight the pasted url, then click the appropriate button (youtube or googlevid) at the top of the reply page.

It should look like this
:howtovid:

Here's a sample video. You can click the quote button on this reply to see how to type it out manually if you like.





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How to Upload your Custom Avatar

Before you can upload your chosen avatar you will have to ensure that it does not exceed size limitations and is of a suitable format. Once uploaded to GLP it will be pending approval until reviewed by a moderator; once approved your avatar will change automatically.

Limitations; your avatar must be less than 100kb with a maximum of 150 x 150 pixels. The formats accepted are BMP, JPG and GIF.


Step one; find an appropriate avatar and save it to your computer.

Step two; click on the Custom Avatar link in the Welcome section; you’ll find this on the upper left hand side of the front page.

Step three; click on the Browse button; you’ll now be taken to your computer’s ‘Chose File’ section, simply double click on your chosen avatar and then finally click on the Upload Avatar button.

Step four; please be patient while we review your shiny new avatar. ;-}


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How to upload Custom smilies.

Step one: Find your picture or graphic.

First locate your pic or graphic, whether on the web or from your own art files. If it is on the web, you need to download it to your own computer. You can do that by right click and save picture. Remember the location you save it to, you will need to navigate there later.

Step Two: Determine that your pic or graphic is ready to upload.

Your picture or graphic must be in .jpg, .bmp or .gif format and the size less than 200k and 640x480. You can see this in the properties if you right click or lay your cursor over the file in your computer.
If the pic or graphic is within the size limits and is in the proper format you are ready to upload it to GLP, if it is not, you can use any picture software to re-size it or re-format it.

Step Three: Upload to GLP

Click on the Custom Smilies link in the upper left "Welcome" area of your screen. Then click the "Browse" button. A navigation window will pop up showing your own computer's folders, navigate to where you have the pic or graphic stored from step one and select the one you wish to upload. The upload screen will display the path to your file.

Step four: Name your custom Smilie.

Choose a name for your smilie and type it in the box provided for "Short name". Maximum 10 letters or numbers, spaces included. Use a unique name, earliest names prevail and if you choose "hf" the already existing "hf" smilie will be displayed and not yours.

Step Five: Upload your smilie.

Hit the upload smilie button. It you were successful you will see: Your smilie has been successfully uploaded. Please wait for a moderator to approve it!
It now goes for approval and as long it isn't something that should not be posted here, it will be approved.

You will see your new custom smilie at the bottom of your post box and you can add it to any post just like a regular smilie by clicking on it.
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Or, you can say, "Shut up mods, you suck!"

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Thanks SHR thats is very helpful
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NOW I CAN EMBED WOO HOO hf
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kudos, with the newspaper ads am sure this will become very useful

hf hf
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Never mind
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Most excellent idea. Handy even for older users that maybe haven't used all the functions. (I've seen threads where the OP asked for somebody to embed the video).

Two thumbs up.
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Never mind
 Quoting: _Storm_

Part of your youtube link was missing.
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Never mind

Part of your youtube link was missing.
 Quoting: Evil Twin



[link to au.youtube.com]

Can you tell me how to get it to work?

I know how to do links.
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Or, you can say, "Shut up mods, you suck!"

charlie
 Quoting: Evil Twin

I always make that or something similar a poll option, lol...;)
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Never mind

Part of your youtube link was missing.



[link to au.youtube.com]

Can you tell me how to get it to work?

I know how to do links.
 Quoting: _Storm_

The easiest way is to paste the link just like you did there, then highlight it with your cursor, then click the youtube button.

I see that that particular video is from Australian youtube, so you nee to remove the 'au.' from the link.

Click the quote button on this post, and you will be able to see how it should look.

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Thank you Evil Twin. I guess the Au part is what was messing me up.
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Never mind

Part of your youtube link was missing.



[link to au.youtube.com]

Can you tell me how to get it to work?

I know how to do links.

The easiest way is to paste the link just like you did there, then highlight it with your cursor, then click the youtube button.

I see that that particular video is from Australian youtube, so you nee to remove the 'au.' from the link.

Click the quote button on this post, and you will be able to see how it should look.

 Quoting: Evil Twin

Hmmm, might not be a bad idea to add something about that .Au, or .De country/regional thing into the answer, I have seen that happen more than once where that has killed an embed and that is tricky if you don't know about it.
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Never mind

Part of your youtube link was missing.



[link to au.youtube.com]

Can you tell me how to get it to work?

I know how to do links.

The easiest way is to paste the link just like you did there, then highlight it with your cursor, then click the youtube button.

I see that that particular video is from Australian youtube, so you nee to remove the 'au.' from the link.

Click the quote button on this post, and you will be able to see how it should look.


Hmmm, might not be a bad idea to add something about that .Au, or .De country/regional thing into the answer, I have seen that happen more than once where that has killed an embed and that is tricky if you don't know about it.
 Quoting: SHR

Yep, and I always forget about it until I see someone trying to use a link with a prefix.
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I'm not sure how to put quotes from multiple posters in my replies.
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Or, you can say, "Shut up mods, you suck!"

charlie
 Quoting: Evil Twin




1rof1





Great ideas, guys!

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I'm not sure how to put quotes from multiple posters in my replies.
 Quoting: Nothing Is True

I usually just right click on the quote button for the reply I want to quote and open it in a new tab, then copy/paste into the reply box. You can also type out the quote code manually like this, minus the periods. [.quote: ET.]yada yada[./quote.]
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I'm not sure how to put quotes from multiple posters in my replies.

I usually just right click on the quote button for the reply I want to quote and open it in a new tab, then copy/paste into the reply box. You can also type out the quote code manually like this, minus the periods. [.quote: ET.]yada yada[./quote.]
 Quoting: Evil Twin


Cheers dude!

hf
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I don't understand why there is no "quote" tags box (like the code, youtube and googlevid boxes) when you hit reply (for if you just want to paste some text, rather than quoting someone's entire post).
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Mmmmmfuckyes... :nanarub:
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Mmmmmfuckyes... :nanarub:
 Quoting: Mister Obvious



laugh


I love this place!!
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GLP's #1 most frequently asked question: How do I get a date with MO?

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chuckle


Awwww...


Flattery will get you everywhere.


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How to embed your login information into your bookmark/favorite:

save a bookmark of the GLP front page to your bookmarks.. edit the link so it looks like this:

godlikeproductions.com/loginrespond.php?email=emailhere%passw​ord=passwordhere

Make sure you add the http to the beginning and replace "emailhere" with your email and "password here" with your password, get rid of that space in the URL that GLP adds to it in "password" and change the % to an ampersand, as GLP does not format ampersands correctly.
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This is a really, really great idea, SHR ~ a big thank-you to you and to all the Mods. Computer dummies like me will find it so helpful. Wasayo
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GLP's #1 most frequently asked question: How do I get a date with MO?

banana
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...and GLP's least frequently answered!!! rant
Everything is permitted..
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How to embed your login information into your bookmark/favorite:

save a bookmark of the GLP front page to your bookmarks.. edit the link so it looks like this:

godlikeproductions.com/loginrespond.php?email=emailhere%passw​ord=passwordhere

Make sure you add the http to the beginning and replace "emailhere" with your email and "password here" with your password.

Also that % needs to be changed to an ampersand .. every time I try to use one in a post it doesn't format correctly.
 Quoting: dreamer

That's a good one and one that I know I wouldn't thought of, because I haven't done that in quite awhile....wouldn't want my 7 year old nephew coming to visit and logging in as SHR and obliterating the forum like it was Donkey Kong now would we, lol. That one will be added, thanks!
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A good thing if it hasn't already been done would be a list of commonly used GLP acronyms, such as...

TSHF
OP
TPTB
POTUS

etc...
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I'm not sure how to put quotes from multiple posters in my replies.
 Quoting: Nothing Is True


Yes, putting the author of each post would be helpful in allowing people to know who said what in the quote...
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A good thing if it hasn't already been done would be a list of commonly used GLP acronyms, such as...

TSHF
OP
TPTB
POTUS

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 Quoting: just a suggestion 367005

A little known link, we could make a thread that leads to this, would probably be a good idea to include that.

[link to www.godlikeproductions.com]
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