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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:34 AM

I'm new.

I can figure out how to use excerpt, link, blockquote, etc.

How do I post either a static visual image, or a video clip from news coverage, youtube video, etc.?

Thanks..........I'm slowly exploring DU, after someone very nicely linked a blog post of mine. I feel as if I've sort of fallen into or backed into posting and commenting here, but I like it!


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Reply I'm new. (Original post)
Dog Gone at Penigma Oct 2012 OP
CurtEastPoint Oct 2012 #1
Dog Gone at Penigma Oct 2012 #2
hunter Oct 2012 #3
Aristus Oct 2012 #4
Dog Gone at Penigma Oct 2012 #6
Aristus Oct 2012 #7
Dog Gone at Penigma Oct 2012 #8
Aristus Oct 2012 #9
Dog Gone at Penigma Oct 2012 #5

Response to Dog Gone at Penigma (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:40 AM

1. Photo posting is easy

Just use a website like Photobucket and upload it and paste the URL to the photo in your post.
In other words, DU is not like Facebook in that you can not upload directly from your computer to DU.

Other things like links to Youtube, etc.... just paste the URL. I get the best results when I use the Share button in Youtube and paste that link. Some people paste the browser address and it adds extra crap in front and after the video. Kinda picky but...

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 11:02 AM

2. Thanks!

I don't currently use photobucket, but I assume that any url for a photo will work.

I appreciate the help!

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Response to Dog Gone at Penigma (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 11:51 AM

3. If you are using "any url for a photo..."

... make sure the site you are hot-linking to allows that, and maybe more importantly, that it's not the sort of site that would change the picture after you've linked to it.

Some sites don't allow hot-linking and will display a graphic scolding the poster for the hot-link.

Worse, we've seen disreputable sites replacing inoffensive humor pictures with porn, etc.

Always check the source of any picture you hot-link to, or better yet, use a reputable photo sharing site.

And welcome to DU!

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Response to Dog Gone at Penigma (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 06:55 PM

4. Welcome to DU, Dog Gone.

You certainly have one of the more interesting user names I've seen for a while...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 06:41 PM

6. Ack!

I think I may have accidentally clicked on 'ignore this member', when that is NOT at all what I want to do.

How does one undo that, or un-ignore someone? Oh dear........

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Response to Dog Gone at Penigma (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 06:47 PM

7. Click on 'My Account'.

Click on 'Ignore List'.

Edit as needed.

Hope you can see this. If you can, you did not put me on ignore.

Accidents happen...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 02:19 PM

8. Whew!

Yes, I can see this -- and I checked my account / ignore list.

You're right, I did not put you on ignore, thank goodness! The last thing I would want to do is to be rude to people who were being kind!

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Response to Dog Gone at Penigma (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 02:59 PM

9. No harm done.



Probably the only people who put me on ignore are people who don't like Shakespeare. I'm a bit of a vocal fan...

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Response to Dog Gone at Penigma (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 06:40 PM

5. Trying to get photos to work the way I want them within the text

I'm still experimenting, but I hope to provide content that is as interesting as the nom de plume.
The best way to learn for me seems to be by doing.

Again, thank you for the welcome!

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