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Tuicemen

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Post like a pro!
« on: October 01, 2013, 05:16:32 AM »
Many users (not only newbies ) don't know how to use some of the options for posting.
I had created a thread on the old X10 forums addressing this and since this forum is SMF as well the tips explained will apply here.
Some users as well as newbies may wish to look it over.
It explains the common how do I do that questions.(quote, post links, pictures, edit ........)
Newbies are limited to what can be added to their posts but once they are no longer newbies all options are open.
"The finer art of posting to the forums"
« Last Edit: March 19, 2014, 01:30:15 PM by Tuicemen »
X10 turned me into a Software programmer.
A warning label should have been added ;)

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Re: Post like a pro!
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 09:25:04 PM »
Might I suggest, as a legal precaution, that a comment be added that "hot linking" images and whole postings from other websites (usually copyrighted) is NOT advised.

What *is* permissable, however, is copying a brief paragraph or two from the article or website, which is then enclosed in parenthesis ("..."), followed by a URL-link back to the original article or website source.

Pictures, especially "copyrighted" images, should NEVER be directly hot-linked into posts here; rather, simply describe the picture and give its URL-link back to its source. 
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