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How to Set Preferences, Navigate, Format Posts, Sort Topics on A2K

 
 
electronicmail
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 03:50 pm
@Butrflynet,
Thank you but why would irrelevancies drive me crazy? I can skip them. I'm just trying to find out if, for example, since I started a post on the Dutch Tea Party electoral victory, the fact it shows a rating of 0, shows that one poster only has no interest in Holland? Is that what that means on this forum? Well that's fine, Holland is a long way from the US. Maybe someone else will be interested, so my question amounts to this: can somebody else see the thread even if it's rated 0? Here's a link if you'd like to take a look:
http://able2know.org/topic/152783-1
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 03:55 pm
@electronicmail,
I wouldn't insult the Liberal party in Holland by referring to them as a 'Tea Party,' personally.

Cycloptichorn
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 04:40 pm
@electronicmail,
Yes, everybody else can see the thread except the person who thumbed it down. It's a kind of personal housekeeping effort.




I have a couple of questions. One is that I remember some time ago there was either a practice or consideration of a future practice, of Questions being deleted from time to time in a another kind of general housekeeping by the board administrators. I don't know if this is true, but if so, would be one more difference between Questions and Discussions.

The other is about the filters on the preference page. My understanding is fuzzy - I am under the impression that my No answer to Topic and Post Filters shields me from having others thumb downs - in whatever massive accumulation - affecting what I see. BFN's explanation confused me, in relation to that effect.

Meantime, great job, Butrflynet. Very cool.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 09:12 pm
Bumping this up to the top for the new wave of wandering souls finding their way here from the philosophy forum.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 13 Jun, 2010 09:13 pm
@ossobuco,
I'm interested in clarification of that also. It is entirely possible that I'm wrong about it since I have never made use of it.
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electronicmail
 
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Reply Fri 25 Jun, 2010 07:39 am
@ossobuco,
Quote:
Yes, everybody else can see the thread except the person who thumbed it down. It's a kind of personal housekeeping effort...The other is about the filters on the preference page. My understanding is fuzzy - I am under the impression that my No answer to Topic and Post Filters shields me from having others thumb downs - in whatever massive accumulation - affecting what I see. BFN's explanation confused me, in relation to that effect.

But then I have another follow-up question because your explanation confused me as well concerning the "popularity" rankings. A couple of days ago I started a thread on Afghanistan http://able2know.org/topic/153407-1 the thread has 10 different posters, over 70 replies, and well over 700 views but never comes up on any "popular" list. Other threads with fewer than half those numbers do.

So is there any way to rank threads by "views" as well as by "thumbs ups"? Any thread viewed so many times obviously generated interest. In fact any thread that some significant number of posters took time to "thumb-down" also generated interest, right? Very Happy
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Fri 25 Jun, 2010 07:52 am
@Butrflynet,
Ain't my daughter a wonderful and smart person?

BBB
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met2f4you
 
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Reply Wed 13 Mar, 2013 07:27 am
@Butrflynet,
Ok, thank you.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 31 Mar, 2013 08:21 pm
By popular demand, adding a new section to this tutorial to teach step-by-step how to use Image Shack to post an image on A2K. Look for the red numbers in the screenshot to correspond with the black numbered text in the tutorial.

How to Post Images On A2K That Are Saved On YOUR Computer

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_OuonjbOBtg/UVjsUbBk0hI/AAAAAAAAB6Q/5nFeu20d7ws/s720/postimage1.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-GC-YxvZQShw/UVjsUVLy5PI/AAAAAAAAB6Q/0Ppl2APB9BI/s720/postimage2.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3Za3uf9QTPY/UVjsUSTuh5I/AAAAAAAAB6Q/InB0H_-z-GU/s720/postimage3.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lHWnO8McdSQ/UVjsUlPUCGI/AAAAAAAAB6Q/3a1rvEkYIr0/s720/postimage4.jpg
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 16 Apr, 2014 07:34 am
@Butrflynet,
Not very elegant and a lot of very, very hard and frustrating work for dyslexics like me. Off the three sites I post this is the only one that is impossible for me to figure out how to post videos. The other two have very simple (like my poor miswired brain) two or three step processes.

Thanks for all the 'puter stuff you post, I'm a little less befuddled everytime I read your stuff.
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somewhatsolved
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jan, 2015 10:46 pm
@Butrflynet,
Just bumping it back to the top of list.

Just wish that this was added as a link somewhere on site, or sent to us in our conformation email.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 7 Feb, 2015 11:44 am
Posting this here for future reference...


Butrflynet wrote:

If anyone needs to refer to the instructions again in the future, bookmark this entry from the A2K blog.

http://blog.able2know.org/2009/01/26/dev-updates-lastfm-youtube-and-flickr-on-your-profile/

It also has a link to the A2K topic about it where Robert gave detailed technical instructions about how to embed flash videos (which I still don't quite understand or can't get to work right).


Here's the link to the topic, which can also be found in the above blog article:

http://able2know.org/topic/127097-1

Here's an even better and more detailed instruction for embedding the flash videos. It starts at this post and goes on a few:

http://able2know.org/topic/136311-1#post-3758090



Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 7 Feb, 2015 12:10 pm
@Butrflynet,
And here's the non-tech version just authored by Jespah.

jespah wrote:

Holy crap, I got it!

Instructions:
  1. Go to wherever the hell you've got flash you want to load
  2. Right-click that page and select view page source
  3. Ctrl-f to find the following term: .swf
  4. Copy that entire url into your clipboard, including the .swf part
  5. Note whatever it also says for height and width
  6. On A2K, type as follows: [flash]
  7. Then where it says flash, type a equals sign then the height # a comma and then the width #. DO NOT ADD ANY SPACES. YES, THIS GOES INSIDE THE BRACKETS, e. g. flash=600,920
  8. Then paste in the complete url
  9. Then type [/flash]
  10. Preview to make sure it works
  11. Hit reply and bask in your awesomeness

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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2015 04:28 pm
Adding this to the tutorial pages so it all is in one spot for reference.

Ticomaya wrote:

How about this ... I updated my prior tutorial, and also added some "resize" steps:

Quote:
How to add an image to A2K in 6 PAINFULLY easy steps:

1. Navagate to "imgur.com" in your browser.

2. Click on "Upload images". You might have to look for this, but it's sorta toward the upper left of the page.

3. If the image is on your computer, click "browse your computer", and navigate to your image on your computer, and click "Open". If the image is in your clipboard, click "Control + V" ("paste from your clipboard"), and then press ctrl+v on your keyboard.

4. Click "Start Upload".

Seconds later .... Voila ... your image is now hosted on the Internet!

5. Copy the link to the image, which is found to the right of the displayed image. (I use the "BBCode" link, and just paste that directly into my A2K post -- it adds the IMG codes so I don't have to. Otherwise you can use the "Direct Link" and add those codes yourself.)

6. Paste the link into your A2K post (using the IMG codes if using the "Direct Link" method, or without using the IMG codes if using the "BBCode" method.)

(Voila again ... you have just added a link of your image to your post. Always preview to make sure it worked properly.)

Note: The IMG codes should like something like this, as they surround the link to your image in your post:
Code:[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/FyZ77EH.png[/IMG]



How to RESIZE an image in 6 OUTRAGEOUSLY easy steps:

A. Follow the steps to post an image at "imgur.com" (Steps 1-4 in the "PAINFULLY easy" tutorial.)

B. Once the image is uploaded to imgur.com, click the "Edit image" button (toward the upper right part of the page).

C. To resize the image, change the numbers for either height or width -- keeping "lock proportions" checked.

D. Click "Apply".

E. Click "Save".

F. Follow Steps 5-6 in the "PAINFULLY easy" tutorial to post the image to A2K.

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