- 1 Frequently Asked Questions
- 1.1 How do I post a new message?
- 1.2 How do I delete a message?
- 1.3 How do I edit a message?
- 1.4 How do I add a link in my message?
- 1.5 How do I italicize portions of my message?
- 1.6 How do I bold?
- 1.7 How do I underline?
- 1.8 How do I change the color?
- 1.9 How do I change the font size?
- 1.10 How do I embed a Youtube video?
- 1.11 How do I link to another board?
- 1.12 How do I link to another post?
- 1.13 How do I link text or an image to the Web?
- 1.14 How do I put sounds in my post?
- 1.15 How do I post charts?
- 1.16 How do I add an image in the ibox?
- 1.17 How do I add a picture?
- 1.18 How do I add a stock quote?
- 1.19 How do I create and upload a screen shot using Windows XP?
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I post a new message?
Go to the message list of the board you would like to compose a message on. Example: The Question and Answer Board Message List
On the line above the messages you will see a link to "Post New Message". Simply click on that, type your message and then click on "Submit".
How do I delete a message?
Users cannot delete a message unless they are a Moderator on the board.
How do I edit a message?
When viewing the post, there is a link to Edit Msg with a number indicating how many minutes remain for editing. There is a 15 minute window to edit any post.
Go to the top of your screen where you see "address". Highlight (hold the left mouse button down as you move your cursor across the text) the entire line beginning with "http". Right click and move the arrow down to "copy". Then place your cursor where you want this information to be copied, right click and select "paste" and Voila!
How do I italicize portions of my message?
[i]text you would like in italics[/i]
How do I bold?
[b]text you would like in bold[/b]
How do I underline?
[u]text you would line underlined[/u]
How do I change the color?
Click here: Color
How do I change the font size?
Font size changes in posts are not allowed.
How do I embed a Youtube video?
Here's the YouTube URL:
See the part between v= and the ampersand? Sukd3fV6reg
Put that between [yt][/yt]
- [yt]Sukd3fV6reg[/yt] is what would go into your post.
Note that the video currently doesn't appear on Preview, but will once you post the message.
Click here: Linking to Boards
Click here: Linking to Posts
Click here: Linking to the Web
How do I put sounds in my post?
Click here: Adding Sounds
How do I post charts?
Click here: Chart & Link Posting 101 (Thanks Quasi)
or Click here: Posting a Chart
How do I add an image in the ibox?
To add an image in the ibox place your cursor where you want the image and click the icon above the ibox that looks like a mountain with the sun overhead. That will open a box where you insert a link to the image. Then hit OK.
The picture in the following post might be helpful when putting a chart in the ibox: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=47138042
How do I add a picture?
First, you need to convert it if the image is not jpeg or gif or a png: Image conversion
Then, you need to upload it: Uploading Images
Lastly, post it: Posting Images
Or Images from Photobucket: Photobucket
Or Images from Imageshack: Imageshack
How do I add a stock quote?
[t]ticker symbol here[/t]
How do I create and upload a screen shot using Windows XP?
You can make a copy of your screen by holding down the ALT key and pressing the Prt Scr (print screen) key. That key is usually on the upper right side of your keyboard and may also be called "insert". Now you have a copy of active window in your clipboard.
Go to the start button/All Programs/Accessories/Paint.
After the Paint program opens click on Edit/paste.
At this point you could save and post the entire page but I suggest you crop it down a bit to show only the relevant areas and then save and post it. No need for people to see the very top or bottom of your screen. So here is how we will crop it and save it to your computer.
Click on the selection tool right under the Edit button.
With the left mouse button held down, start at the top left of the area you want to keep and drag a box down and to the right. Let go of the button. If you don’t quite like the area selected, hit the Esc button on your keyboard and try again.
When you are satisfied with the area you want to keep, hit Edit/Cut. Now the area you want is on your clipboard so we throw away the rest by clicking on File/New. A message pops up. Click on NO.
Click on Edit /Paste now and see your picture. Now all you have to do is save it.
Click on File/Save as, and go to your Pictures Folder. At the bottom of that window where it says “Save as type” click the dropdown arrow and change file type to JPEG. Give your picture a name. Click Save.
You can now upload your picture to your iHub Photo Gallery, grab the link that it creates for you, and post it in a message.
- A better option than using the Paint program is to download PicPick at: http://picpick.wiziple.net/features
- PicPick allows you to easily capture full screen or capture only the active window or capture a selected region of the screen.