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Monday, July 2, 2007 1:29 PM

PENGUIN


Images

First of all, the image must be somewhere on the net. Many people use Photobucket ( http://photobucket.com/). The image must be in a format the site can read. I know that .png images will not work. If the image is in a .png format, you can use an image manipulation program (MS Paint, Photoshop, etc.) to change the image to a .gif or .jpg format.

Images can be taken from existing websites. You may need to save the image to your computer and upload it somewhere on the web because some webmasters don’t allow hotlinking (direct linking to images) or the website may be changed and your image may disappear.

Getting Images From The Web

Let’s post the picture of Joss from the FireFoxFans.net home page.






In Firefox, Right-click on the image, go to “Copy Image Location” and click. This puts the address of the image in your clipboard.






In Internet Explorer, right-click on the image and take your curser to “Properties” and left-click.



A “Properties” box will pop up.



With your curser, highlight the Address: (URL) and right-click (or right click on the address and go to Select All).



Take the curser to “Copy” and left-click.



This puts the address of the image in your clipboard.


Posting the Image

Now that you have the image address, go to the thread where you want to place the image. Right-click inside the “Your Response” box. A pop-up box will appear.



Take the curser down to “Paste,” left-click, and the image address should appear.



A note…this method only works at Fireflyfans.net. On most web sites, the use of “image tags” is required.


Posting an Image From Photobucket

Note...Photobucket has recently changed so all you need to do is left click the URL LINK you want and the link will be copied to your clipboard. Then follow the instructions in Posting the Image.

If you have a Photobucket account (or are “borrowing” an image), go to the image.



Left-click on the “Url” address to highlight…



Right-click to bring up the pop-up box and left-click on copy.



Then follow the instructions in Posting the Image.


Avatars

Recently a couple of our members discovered a way to allow us to have our own avatars!



Avatar images are different from other images you can post on FFF.net because they require the use of image tags. Image tags are characters around the image link that allow the image to be seen.

The image tags that are needed for avatars are before the image link (no spaces) and after the image link (again, no spaces).

Posting the Avatar

Go to “MY FIREFLY” and then to “EDIT PROFILE” under “MEMBER OPTIONS.” In the “Tag:” box, enter the image link with the image tag. You can also add text.



You also need to choose the “None” option under the “Avatar” section. The original avatar you chose may still show up until you clear your browser cache.




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Monday, July 2, 2007 1:31 PM

PENGUIN


Please use this thread for information only and test your avatar and images in one of the "test" threads. This makes it easier to fine and open the thread!


The well dressed one...

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Monday, July 2, 2007 1:54 PM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


Thank you so much for the repost, Penguin!

I'm just going to put this up because a few people have been confused as to the difference between the URL and the HTML and why you need one for posting and the other for avatars. I don't know why it is, just how it is. The only place you need HTML is in you tagline, thus:



Here are some image test threads that I found tucked away in troll country:
http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.asp?b=15&t=29288
http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.asp?b=15&t=21986
http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.asp?b=15&t=28661
http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.asp?b=15&t=26915

Everyone please use these or start one of your own so this wonderful tutorial doesn't get too weighed down!


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Thursday, July 12, 2007 9:47 AM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


Bump

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Saturday, July 14, 2007 11:21 AM

SAVEWASH

Now I am learning about scary.


bump


"We need to keep our heads so we can ... keep our heads."

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Saturday, July 14, 2007 2:35 PM

MISSTRESSAHARA


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Monday, September 17, 2007 3:42 PM

RIVERFLAN


Thank you, Penguin!

You're so shiny!



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Bwaa!

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Thursday, October 4, 2007 9:45 PM

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yay! Super xie xie, Penguin!

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Sunday, October 28, 2007 4:24 AM

FOLLOWMAL


Once again bumping this mighty thread so that folks can use Penguin's fine illustrated tutorial to figure out how to do "stuffs" ( with a nod to Haken ) here. :-)



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Sunday, November 25, 2007 6:49 PM

MISSTRESSAHARA


Using this thread to test my new image. Testing, test.

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DON'T FREAK OUT!b]

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Sunday, November 25, 2007 6:53 PM

MISSTRESSAHARA


Test two. Hope this is right.

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DON'T FREAK OUT

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Monday, January 14, 2008 9:34 PM

STRANGEBIRD


Hey thanks this has helped me quite a bit.

Also bump....



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Monday, July 7, 2008 7:53 AM

MIIKE




im just going out,i may be some time

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Monday, July 7, 2008 7:58 AM

MIIKE




im just going out,i may be some time

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Friday, November 21, 2008 8:36 AM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.



Bump

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 1:55 PM

CELESTIA


Thanks for the info! It took some tries but I finally got it right. Yay!

P.S. I tried to use some of the links in the first post to test my new avatar, but those pages are no longer available.

“Bottom line is, even if you see them coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that count. That's when you find out who you are." Joss Whedon

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 2:12 PM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


Ah, yes, the links have slightly changed this year, I think the database was overhauled a little. Oddly enough, I've been fixing a few links I've posted today, and this just popped up for me to fix, too

Anyways, they should work better now. And there are many test threads floating about


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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 2:20 PM

CELESTIA


Hey, Hi PhoenixRose,

Now I just need to fix my siggy. I'll get there, I just need to get used to how things work here at Firefly.net.

“Bottom line is, even if you see them coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that count. That's when you find out who you are." Joss Whedon

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:06 PM

RIVERDANCER


I would muchly like a new and distinct avatar. I don't have this "photobucket" and it seems kind of silly to sign up for an account when all I want is one bitty picture. Any suggestions?

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:28 PM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


Hey, Dancer! I have some thoughts on the matter. Firstly, once you get a photobucket account, it's likely to spiral into several albums with hundreds of images in a matter of months.
...Although, that might just be me.
Anyway, since I do have several albums and one of those albums happens to be populated with Firefly avatars I've made in my tinkering, you're welcome to take a look:
http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h121/PhoenixRoseStar/Firefly/Avatars
/?start=all

If you see one you like, you can link it from there, I don't mind so long as I don't exceed bandwidth, which I've yet to do.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:38 PM

RIVERDANCER


You're such a dear! I saw one I wanted right away. Did it work? I got a white screen that said "Permission denied" when I tried to update my profile, and I still just see the old avatar, but when I go back to edit my profile again, sure enough the bullet point is on 'none' and the code is all in the tagline box. I will assume techno lag and hope for the best.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009 9:23 AM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


Yeah, I've been getting the "Permission denied" screen, too, but it usually updates anyway. Right now I see two Rivers by your name, so at least part of it worked

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Monday, June 29, 2009 10:07 PM

RIVERDANCER


I still see two Rivers as well, no matter what I do to my avatar options. I've cleared my cache. Am I the only one who can still see it?

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 8:25 AM

SAVEWASH

Now I am learning about scary.


I see two Rivers, if that helps.

(bump)


"We need to keep our heads so we can ... keep our heads."

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 6:53 PM

RIVERDANCER


Gorramn, that original avatar seems locked in place! Oh well, at least I'm more unique, if not the way I intended.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009 4:32 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Just bumping this up to the top for the benefit of all the newbies coming aboard lately.




wo men ren ran zai fei xing.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009 5:05 AM

SERENITYRIDDLE


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
Just bumping this up to the top for the benefit of all the newbies coming aboard lately.




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Saturday, July 17, 2010 4:37 PM

RIVERDANCER


Though my original standard avatar continues to fight me, I still think this thread is useful, and I felt like giving it a bump.

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Sunday, June 5, 2011 9:52 AM

PENGUIN


Test








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Sunday, June 5, 2011 10:41 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Yeah, the image is there, but my problem in the other thread was the url tag surrounding the image that links to my site.




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Reviews of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror books, movies, TV, comics[/center]

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Sunday, June 5, 2011 10:44 AM

PENGUIN


That doesn't work here. I'm not sure if Haken fixed that for 2.0 or not.





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Sunday, June 5, 2011 11:00 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


I am posting on 2.0, but everything is mirrored at the old site too.



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