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Title: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Maciek on April 14, 2007, 02:59:35 PM
I'm starting this as a thread where those having trouble with the board technicalities (such as adding a picture to a post etc.) can ask other, more experienced members for help. Hope it will be of use.

Maciek
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: uffeviking on April 14, 2007, 05:46:54 PM
Best idea in a long time! Thank you Maciek.  :-*

I noticed all the cover pictures of purchased CDs, etc. The only way I can manage it is so complicated going from this to that program. There has to be an easier way. Who can tell me, speaking English please, not Computerish!  ???
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: George on April 14, 2007, 05:52:28 PM

Uffe:

I usually just click on "File" at the top left of the screen, then click "new window" and then use that new window to search for the image using google.

Once I find the image I want, I copy the address of the image, close the window (opened above). Then I paste the address onto the desired thread.   
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: SonicMan46 on April 14, 2007, 06:43:16 PM
Best idea in a long time! Thank you Maciek.  :-*

I noticed all the cover pictures of purchased CDs, etc. The only way I can manage it is so complicated going from this to that program. There has to be an easier way. Who can tell me, speaking English please, not Computerish!  ???

Lis - quite easy, as George has already explained; the first point to realize about an 'image' on the Web is that it has to have a unique URL (an address), so if you can find that address, copy it (using the usual Windows commands, i.e. Ctrl C & Ctrl V for 'copy' & 'paste'), and then 'paste it' into your message using the 'image icon' at the top of your 'Post Reply' then you're home free!  Always do a 'Preview' to make sure it has worked correctly.

As an example, below I decided to copy an image into this message from Amazon (you could go to any site or use Google & bring up the 'Images' selection -makes no difference) - the image was a Mozart disc of 'String Quintets', steps:

1.  Open a 'new' window & find the image desired, such as on Amazon.
2.  Bring up the image desired and the 'right-click' on the image.
3.  When the menu appears, select the 'Properties' option.
4.  When properties opens, go to the URL and use 'Ctrl-C' to copy the address (this is the unique identifier).
5.  Return to your 'Post Reply' and click on the icon 'Image' - a bracketed image set will appear.
6.  Between the two brackets, use 'Ctrl-V' to paste the image URL into that location; that is it.  Do as many as needed.

Now, you may find 'images' of different 'pixel sizes' esp. when using Google images - that is why some images posted seem 'small' & others appear 'huge' - usually an image in the 200 to 400 pixel range is a pretty nice size, but you can experiment to see what you like.  Hope this helps - Dave  :D  P.S. Simply click on reply to see the 'bracketed' image notation for the URL insertion; actually, you can simply type in these same commands (and all of the others) if you want to use the HTML language directly; just plenty of different options. 

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000026CY3.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_V45789216_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on April 14, 2007, 08:01:35 PM
I noticed all the cover pictures of purchased CDs, etc. The only way I can manage it is so complicated going from this to that program. There has to be an easier way. Who can tell me, speaking English please, not Computerish!  ???

Lis,

Do you have a Mac or a PC?

I have a Mac and it's super easy! Should translate perfectly to PC.

• As George and Sonic mentioned open a new window by clicking on the File option in your menu bar at the top left of your computer. Once you do that you'll be back on the net. 

• Find a pic (JPC, Amazon, CD Universe are good for CD covers).

• Go back to your GMG post leaving your 'new window' open.

• Type in [i m g] <-- Note: do NOT space letters out like this. I only did it because the normal lettering initiated the "insert image" process and made a mess of this post! ;D

• Simply drag pic from the 'new window' and insert it into your post after [i m g].

• Type in [ / i m g] after your pic and you're done!


Remember no spaces between letters in [img's] or [/img's].


Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on April 14, 2007, 08:26:28 PM
BTW, click on the image you find to enlarge it.

You can also alter the size of your image once you've inserted it into your post:


(http://www.jpc.de/image/cover/front/0/3935053.jpg)

(http://www.jpc.de/image/cover/front/0/3935053.jpg)


What might help, Lis, is simply "quote" my post as if you were going to reply to me and take a sneak peek at all I've done! :)




Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: George on April 15, 2007, 04:03:50 AM
BTW, click on the image you find to enlarge it.

You can also alter the size of your image once you've inserted it into your post:


(http://www.jpc.de/image/cover/front/0/3935053.jpg)

(http://www.jpc.de/image/cover/front/0/3935053.jpg)


What might help, Lis, is simply "quote" my post as if you were going to reply to me and take a sneak peek at all I've done! :)

Thanks, Don!

I never knew how to do that! I often can't find large enough pictures and wondered how people find large ones.

In yours, you made it smaller, but I can see it works to make it bigger (below):

(http://www.jpc.de/image/cover/front/0/3935053.jpg)





Now, I just need someone to explain the tinyurl function.  ???

Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: uffeviking on April 15, 2007, 04:57:19 AM
George! Don! SonicMan: Waking up and finding caring replies from you Gentlemen, made my sunny Sunday even sunnier! I printed out your advise and I shall practice, practice, practice!
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Maciek on April 15, 2007, 11:51:43 AM
I'm glad the idea for this thread worked out. :D

Another tip from me: you can make an image "clickable" - so that clicking on it would take you to another site.

The general formula is this:
Code: [Select]
[url=ADDRESS OF THE PAGE YOU ARE LINKING TO] [img] ADDRESS OF THE IMAGE THAT YOU WANT DISPLAYED AS A LINK [/img] [/url] (sorry for the size of this, can't figure out how to make it larger... :-\)

Here's an example. On the page http://www.merlin.com.pl/frontend/browse/product/4,427832.html there's an image of a compact disc. I would like to post the image on the forum and make it "clickable", so that anyone who clicks on the image will be taken to the appropriate web page. In order to do this you have to "embed" the img inside the url. So if you type in
Code: [Select]
[url=http://www.merlin.com.pl/frontend/browse/product/4,427832.html] [img]http://www.merlin.com.pl/images_product/25/3460382.jpg[/img] [/url] you will get the following effect (click on the image to see that it in fact does send you to another page):

(http://www.merlin.com.pl/images_product/25/3460382.jpg) (http://www.merlin.com.pl/frontend/browse/product/4,427832.html)

Note that the url and /url "commands" are on the outside, while the img and /img "commands" are on the inside (embedded in the url).

Here's another example, maybe the shorter url will make things easier?

If you type in
Code: [Select]
[url=http://www.google.com/] [img] http://www.gigant.pl/assets/images/p1.jpg [/img] [/url] you will get a gigant.pl logo that sends you to the Google search page (try it):

 (http://www.gigant.pl/assets/images/p1.jpg)  (http://www.google.com/)

Phew! I'm not sure if this is English or Computerish but it's the best I can come up with at the moment... :-\

Now here is my question: there was a "Convenient thread alignment" thread on the old forum, where people would post screenshots of GMG. How was that done? (Since we can't post there anymore, the "quote" option is not available... :()

Maciek
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: George on April 15, 2007, 11:52:51 AM


Tiny Url help please?  ???
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Maciek on April 15, 2007, 12:36:35 PM
OK, I'm not sure if I understand the concept correctly myself but since no one else is offering, I'll try to explain... ::)

The general idea is that some web addresses are very, very long. In fact, they are so long that if you try to type them out on a page of regular size, they won't fit in one line. This happens when you send someone a link in your e-mail: if the link is very long, part of it will be moved to the next line. This causes a "break" in the web address - the address might not work anymore after that. I think tinyurl.com is a sort of gigantic bookmark service. What you do is give them the address that you want shortened, and they save that address on their server and give you a very short link leading to the bookmark on their pages. Now you can easily give the web link to anyone - it is very short so it won't "break". The new link simply connects you to a sort of redirection page (because the full web address is stored on the tinyurl server). Supposedly, those links are going to be stored on that server forever, so once you get your tiny url link you might as well forget about the long version - tinyurl will remember it for you.

Now I expect to feel infinitely embarrassed shortly, because someone will surely point out that I'm speaking some sort of nonsense. But, FWIW, I tried. ;)

Anyone able to answer my question (at the end of my previous post)?

Maciek
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: johnQpublic on April 15, 2007, 12:44:57 PM

I have a Mac and it's super easy! Should translate perfectly to PC.
 
Simply drag pic from the 'new window' and insert it into your post after [i m g].

Thanks, I was having problems doing disc images with my Mac until you offered this solution.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: George on April 15, 2007, 12:47:23 PM
OK, I'm not sure if I understand the concept correctly myself but since no one else is offering, I'll try to explain... ::)

The general idea is that some web addresses are very, very long. In fact, they are so long that if you try to type them out on a page of regular size, they won't fit in one line. This happens when you send someone a link in your e-mail: if the link is very long, part of it will be moved to the next line. This causes a "break" in the web address - the address might not work anymore after that. I think tinyurl.com is a sort of gigantic bookmark service. What you do is give them the address that you want shortened, and they save that address on their server and give you a very short link leading to the bookmark on their pages. Now you can easily give the web link to anyone - it is very short so it won't "break". The new link simply connects you to a sort of redirection page (because the full web address is stored on the tinyurl server). Supposedly, those links are going to be stored on that server forever, so once you get your tiny url link you might as well forget about the long version - tinyurl will remember it for you.

Thanks. I actually think that there is simply a particular format as to how this is done. I just don't know what that is. I know that there are many members who know how to do this, so I epect that they'll come forward at some point.  :-\

Quote
Now I expect to feel infinitely embarrassed shortly, because someone will surely point out that I'm speaking some sort of nonsense. But, FWIW, I tried. ;)

Anyone able to answer my question (at the end of my previous post)?

Maciek

No idea on that one, Sorry!
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Drasko on April 15, 2007, 12:56:03 PM
Now here is my question: there was a "Convenient thread alignment" thread on the old forum, where people would post screenshots of GMG. How was that done? (Since we can't post there anymore, the "quote" option is not available... :()
Maciek

Pretty simple actually

a) take a screenshot
b) crop it to get just what you want
c) upload it to some image hosting place like Imageshack and then link to it
or d) click on Additional Options.... and simply attach it to your post
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Maciek on April 15, 2007, 12:58:21 PM
OK! That:


c) upload it to some image hosting place


was the part I didn't think of!

Thanks! :D
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on April 15, 2007, 02:00:22 PM

Tiny Url help please?  ???

George,

Don't know about tinyurl but here's a method for shortening links that's very simple:

 Amazon.  (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/573448/ref=m_mh_mn_bc/002-2692068-0725644)

Simply copy whatever link you want and paste it inside the brackets of [ u r l = ] <-- (no spaces). Type in a word after the bracket then follow with [ / u r l ].

(Quote this post to take a peek.)


Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on April 15, 2007, 02:05:24 PM
Thanks, I was having problems doing disc images with my Mac until you offered this solution.

Glad to help!



Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: George on April 15, 2007, 02:09:28 PM
George,

Don't know about tinyurl but here's a method for shortening links that's very simple:  Amazon.  (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/573448/ref=m_mh_mn_bc/002-2692068-0725644)

Simply copy whatever link you want and paste it right between the url brackets.

(Quote this post to take a peek.)

WOW, thanks Don! I think I got it

1. Copy link

2. Type [ u r l =

(without the spaces)

3. Paste the website next, put a ] at the end.

4. Then put a space and the name I ish to appear followed by [ / u r l ]

(again without spaces.)


 Historical Site  (http://www.lib.umd.edu/PAL/IPAM/buyersguide.html)

 :D
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on April 15, 2007, 02:12:58 PM
That's it!




Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: George on April 15, 2007, 02:16:23 PM
That's it!

 :D
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Dungeon Master on April 15, 2007, 02:48:30 PM
I would like to point out that all this and more is contained within the GMG forum Help pages (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=help), in particular, the instructions about posting (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=help;page=post), and specifically about using Bulletin Board code (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=help;page=post#bbcref) to format your messages.

While not as easy to understand as the messages above, it is comprehensive.

cheers
Rob
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Catison on April 15, 2007, 02:58:39 PM
I tried to write something like this on the old forum.  I don't know if it really was helpful or not, but I thought it might let a few people know some of the features of the forum that I use a lot.

http://www.good-music-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,10986.0.html
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Maciek on April 15, 2007, 03:15:56 PM
I would like to point out that all this and more is contained within the GMG forum Help pages (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=help), in particular, the instructions about posting (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=help;page=post), and specifically about using Bulletin Board code (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=help;page=post#bbcref) to format your messages.

While not as easy to understand as the messages above, it is comprehensive.

cheers
Rob

Thanks for mentioning that, Rob. Somehow I forgot. Probably because I already posted (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,43.msg4787.html#msg4787) a similar link in the thread that started all this. ;D

Maciek
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: George on April 15, 2007, 03:18:09 PM
Thanks for mentioning that, Rob. Somehow I forgot. Probably because I already posted (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,43.msg4787.html#msg4787) a similar link in the thread that started all this. ;D

Maciek

I actually saw it awhile back, but didn't notice it on that table.

In fact, I probably didn't scoll down far enough to see the table.  :-\
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on April 15, 2007, 04:13:36 PM
I would like to point out that all this and more is contained within the GMG forum Help pages (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=help), in particular, the instructions about posting (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=help;page=post), and specifically about using Bulletin Board code (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=help;page=post#bbcref) to format your messages.

While not as easy to understand as the messages above, it is comprehensive.

Ah, but Mac users (at least) should be happy to learn of my shortcut to posting images a few posts back.

Try finding that in the help pages! ;D ;D ;D



Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Maciek on April 16, 2007, 02:15:51 AM
Yes, and images linked to web pages is another feature not described there. And anyway, I've noticed many people are repeatedly having trouble posting photos, attachments etc. despite the existence of the help pages. I'm sure this thread won't hurt and might actually help. Sometimes you need someone else to point out the exact mistake you are making or step you have missed.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Novi on April 16, 2007, 10:27:55 AM
I tried to write something like this on the old forum.  I don't know if it really was helpful or not, but I thought it might let a few people know some of the features of the forum that I use a lot.


Catison, I learnt how to post pictures from that thread. You have not lived in vain ;D. 
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: George on May 10, 2007, 04:52:03 AM
I would like to point out that all this and more is contained within the GMG forum Help pages (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=help), in particular, the instructions about posting (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=help;page=post), and specifically about using Bulletin Board code (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=help;page=post#bbcref) to format your messages.

While not as easy to understand as the messages above, it is comprehensive.

cheers
Rob

Rob, I just noticed that there is no link to the old GMG on the current GMG homepage, nor on the GMG forum homepage. Could you possibly install a link, pehaps next to the amazon ne at the top right for easy access to the archive?
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: uffeviking on May 10, 2007, 07:41:46 AM
I simply added the link to my 'Favorites'; easy accesss!  8)

http://www.good-music-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,9746.0.html
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: George on May 10, 2007, 08:16:02 AM
I simply added the link to my 'Favorites'; easy accesss!  8)

http://www.good-music-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,9746.0.html

Thanks. I've done the same.

Its just that I often away from my primary computer.  :-\
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Michel on May 11, 2007, 11:53:38 PM
How can I remove the notification I get when reciecing a personal message through my email?
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: SimonGodders on May 11, 2007, 11:58:04 PM
Profile - Modify Profile - Personal Message Options - then you should see a drop down menu at the bottom of the box, alter it to your favoured selection and click change profile!
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Maciek on May 18, 2007, 01:58:59 PM
A small tip for those who want to make a list of more than 7 items.

If this happens (look at what happens after number seven):

1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)

you can select "Don't use smileys" in the Additional Options (it's right below the window where you type your posts).

Either that, or you could use fullstops instead of brackets... 0:)

Cheers,
Maciek
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: dtwilbanks on May 18, 2007, 02:00:24 PM
A small tip for those who want to make a list of more than 7 items.

If this happens (look at what happens after number seven):

1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)

you can select "Don't use smileys" in the Additional Options (it's right below the window where you type your posts).

Either that, or you could use fullstops instead of brackets... 0:)

Cheers,
Maciek

Or put a space between the "8" and the ")" 
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: karlhenning on May 21, 2007, 02:55:02 AM
Or put a space between the "8" and the ")" 

Space: the punctuation frontier . . . .
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: DavidW on May 21, 2007, 06:14:22 AM
I would like if there was a more localized way of disabling smilies.  Such as latex kind of style is that \ is a preface for all commands.  If smilies had a special character in front of all of them such as  \8) to distinguish between
Code: [Select]
8) then we can recover it's use as a normal character without disabling smilies across the entire post.

One thing we can do is avoid numbered lists and use the list action--

Code: [Select]
[list]
[li]foobar[/li]
[li]beethoven[/li]
[li]haydn[/li]
[/list]

generates:
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: marvinbrown on June 14, 2007, 05:43:47 AM
  I would appreciate some help.  I have written in my avatar Richard Wagner followed by the years he lived (1813-1883).  How do I get this (1813-1883) to show in its entirety below the name Richard Wagner and not broken up.  I have tried in the change profile section to put spaces between the name and the dates and to use the return key but nothing seems to work.  Please take a look at my avatar and you will see what I am talking about. Thank you.


  marvin

 
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: George on June 14, 2007, 05:48:30 AM
  I would appreciate some help.  I have written in my avatar Richard Wagner followed by the years he lived (1813-1883).  How do I get this (1813-1883) to show in its entirety below the name Richard Wagner and not broken up.  I have tried in the change profile section to put spaces between the name and the dates and to use the return key but nothing seems to work.  Please take a look at my avatar and you will see what I am talking about. Thank you.


  marvin

 

On my computer it shows on one line. It's just that your monitor is smaller, like the one I once had at work, so it pushes the text down. 
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Mark on June 14, 2007, 05:51:03 AM
That's Marvin's problem, George. He wants to insert a hard return so that the dates sit beneath Wagner's name. Trouble is, I've forgotten the code for this ...
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: marvinbrown on June 14, 2007, 05:57:19 AM
On my computer it shows on one line. It's just that your monitor is smaller, like the one I once had at work, so it pushes the text down. 

  I see what you mean, on your motinor the dates sit right next to the name.   Do you know how to do this "hard return" that Mark is refering to? or if it can be done?

  thank you

  marvin
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: George on June 14, 2007, 06:06:32 AM
  I see what you mean, on your motinor the dates sit right next to the name.   Do you know how to do this "hard return" that Mark is refering to? or if it can be done?

  thank you

  marvin

Sorry, misunderstood your problem.

Have you tried just putting empty space after the last name?

Otherwise, I'd PM a moderator for help.  :)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Dungeon Master on June 14, 2007, 07:54:54 AM
No it can't be done reliably. The custom text area does not allow anything other than simple text - no HTML or BBC formatting.

The text overflows to the next line when the text is too long for the column, so if Richard Wagner's name was much longer, the dates would flow into the next line.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Mark on June 14, 2007, 07:59:40 AM
In which case, just keep hitting SPACE till the dates go onto the next line, no?
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: George on June 14, 2007, 08:04:03 AM
In which case, just keep hitting SPACE till the dates go onto the next line, no?

Yeah, that's what I was wondering.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: SonicMan46 on June 14, 2007, 08:06:27 AM
No it can't be done reliably. The custom text area does not allow anything other than simple text - no HTML or BBC formatting.

The text overflows to the next line when the text is too long for the column, so if Richard Wagner's name was much longer, the dates would flow into the next line.

Rob - thanks for the confirmation; I actually tried to use some HTML codes (like for centering & paragraph) but they became a part of the 'personal text' - Dave  ::)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: George on June 14, 2007, 08:07:29 AM
Yeah, that's what I was wondering.

Just tried it.

No, it doesn't work.  :)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: karlhenning on June 14, 2007, 08:09:45 AM
. . . if Richard Wagner's name was much longer . . . .

Ironic, isn't it?  8)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: marvinbrown on June 14, 2007, 10:22:26 AM
No it can't be done reliably. The custom text area does not allow anything other than simple text - no HTML or BBC formatting.

The text overflows to the next line when the text is too long for the column, so if Richard Wagner's name was much longer, the dates would flow into the next line.

 
   Hello everyone, I would like to thank everyone for responding.  Thank you for explaining how this all works.  Maybe I'll have better luck with Giaccomo Puccini ?? (did I spell that right?)

  marvin
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: marvinbrown on June 14, 2007, 10:26:36 AM
Ironic, isn't it?  8)

  Karl you are remarkably witty and incorrigible :)!!


  marvin
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Dungeon Master on June 14, 2007, 04:03:54 PM
In which case, just keep hitting SPACE till the dates go onto the next line, no?

No - the system strips the excess spaces.

You could do something like this: "~ ~ Richard Wagner ~ ~" to pad it out a bit, and experiment until the dates flow onto the next line.

Otherwise, how about something completely different, such as some Personal Text?

 :D

Rob
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: uffeviking on June 14, 2007, 08:00:20 PM
 
   Hello everyone, I would like to thank everyone for responding.  Thank you for explaining how this all works.  Maybe I'll have better luck with Giaccomo Puccini ?? (did I spell that right?)

  marvin

Close, only a few more assorted letters; I have trouble too getting all of them in: Gioachino.  ;)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Lilas Pastia on July 10, 2007, 02:02:33 PM
I think I got it (after many attempts)  ::)

Georgia on my mind (http://www.hansrossel.com/fotos/fotografie/georgie/)

Now, I hope I can remember it next time.... ;D
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Maciek on July 10, 2007, 03:18:44 PM
You did it, Lilas! Congratulations! :D
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on October 22, 2007, 02:25:31 PM
Sorry I've read this entire thread but I can't see how to change the size of an image being linked from the internet. Its not covered in the Help pages. I think Don talked about it on page 1 but I couldn't understand it.

If you're posting an [i m g] or an image linked from the internet how can you control its size?

Thanks :)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: George on October 22, 2007, 02:31:39 PM
Sorry I've read this entire thread but I can't see how to change the size of an image being linked from the internet. Its not covered in the Help pages. I think Don talked about it on page 1 but I couldn't understand it.

If you're posting an [i m g] or an image linked from the internet how can you control its size?

Thanks :)

This is the format:


[image height=200 width=200] [/image]

Though instead of image put "img."
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on October 22, 2007, 02:34:20 PM
Thanks George, I'll try it shortly  :)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: DavidW on October 22, 2007, 04:26:45 PM
Gentlemen,

to post code without it working as code simply use the code tag.

For example

Code: [Select]
[img] :)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: George on October 22, 2007, 05:13:34 PM
Thanks George, I'll try it shortly  :)

(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=370;type=avatar)

 ;)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: karlhenning on October 23, 2007, 05:22:44 AM
George, you are the man!
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on October 25, 2007, 04:44:35 PM
(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=370;type=avatar)

 ;)

 ;D
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Fëanor on December 05, 2008, 04:31:08 PM
I've got a questions about the "Show new replies to your posts" facility.  I use this quite a bit for quick access to a few threads that I enjoy and regularly track.  The problem is that I posted in the 'Bruckner Abbey' thread once many months ago.  Now 'Bruckner Abby' keeps turning up & turning up.

I hate Bruckner's music; how can I stop 'Bruckner Abbey' showing when I use 'Show new replies to your posts'?  (Good grief!! there seems to be a lot of activity there; hard imagine why.)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Drasko on December 05, 2008, 04:49:05 PM
I hate Bruckner's music; how can I stop 'Bruckner Abbey' showing when I use 'Show new replies to your posts'? 

You can't....

...and yes, I've just posted a new reply there >:D
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: 71 dB on December 06, 2008, 03:28:05 AM
I hate Bruckner's music

What is there to hate in Bruckner's music?
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Que on December 06, 2008, 04:23:04 AM
I've got a questions about the "Show new replies to your posts" facility.  I use this quite a bit for quick access to a few threads that I enjoy and regularly track.  The problem is that I posted in the 'Bruckner Abbey' thread once many months ago.  Now 'Bruckner Abby' keeps turning up & turning up.

I hate Bruckner's music; how can I stop 'Bruckner Abbey' showing when I use 'Show new replies to your posts'?  (Good grief!! there seems to be a lot of activity there; hard imagine why.)

Well, though you dislike Bruckner, you must have posted at least once on that thread...  ;D
So the solution is: remove your post(s) from that thread and it will not appear anymore on your "replies" list.

Q
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Brian on December 07, 2008, 09:02:24 AM
What is there to hate in Bruckner's music?
Everyone has different taste, my friend.  :)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Fëanor on December 07, 2008, 10:18:39 AM
Well, though you dislike Bruckner, you must have posted at least once on that thread...  ;D
So the solution is: remove your post(s) from that thread and it will not appear anymore on your "replies" list.

Q

Thanks, I'll search and destroy.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Fëanor on December 07, 2008, 10:23:30 AM
What is there to hate in Bruckner's music?

I'm not suggesting there is anything wrong with Bruckner's music, only that I don't care for it.

In fact, I'm not fond of the Romatic area in general, which is not suggesting that there's anything wrong with Romantic music ... 
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Catison on December 09, 2008, 08:27:56 AM
I've got a questions about the "Show new replies to your posts" facility.  I use this quite a bit for quick access to a few threads that I enjoy and regularly track.  The problem is that I posted in the 'Bruckner Abbey' thread once many months ago.  Now 'Bruckner Abby' keeps turning up & turning up.

I hate Bruckner's music; how can I stop 'Bruckner Abbey' showing when I use 'Show new replies to your posts'?  (Good grief!! there seems to be a lot of activity there; hard imagine why.)

After you click through the threads you really care about, hit the "Mark Read" button.  Then they won't show up until there is a new post.  Its not exactly what you want, but its helpful.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Joe_Campbell on December 09, 2008, 11:15:41 AM
So there is no way to unsubscribe to a thread? Many boards have that feature; I thought for sure this one would as well. ???
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Opus106 on December 09, 2008, 11:55:36 AM
So there is no way to unsubscribe to a thread? Many boards have that feature; I thought for sure this one would as well. ???

This situation at hand is a little different from subscribing to threads, which goes by the name of 'Notify' in this board. Subscription does not require that you post in the thread.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Novi on January 07, 2009, 05:23:51 AM
I suspect this is more a computer problem than a GMG one, but perhaps someone can give me some advice.

I am now working on a new computer and find that when I preview a post, I get a very small preview box - only about a cm long vertically. Is there any way to change this setting?

Thanks!
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Lilas Pastia on January 22, 2009, 09:09:47 PM
So there is no way to unsubscribe to a thread? Many boards have that feature; I thought for sure this one would as well. ???

Hear, hear! I can't stand seeing the Oil & Economic Meltdown thread popping up on the 'Show new replies' list. I wish I had never posted in it  >:(. Rob, where are you wnen we need you - so badly ? I want to make a fresh new start  0:)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Dungeon Master on January 29, 2009, 12:25:34 PM
All your Notifications (Subscriptions) are listed in your "Profile" --> "Notifications and Email". You can unsubscribe here.

cheers
Rob

P.S. I hope you have this thread as Notified, so you will see that I replied.  ;)

Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: aquablob on February 06, 2009, 06:05:11 AM
When I do that I end up with email notification.  :-\

If I just post in the thread, I see it under "new replies to your posts" and get no email.

I never figured out how to adjust this, so I usually do what aquariuswb did.

Sorry, I know this is off-topic... what if you change your profile preferences so that you receive "nothing at all" in E-mail notification. Do "new replies" then show up in the "new replies to your posts" list, even if you have not posted?

I, too, would rather not be sent notifications by E-mail.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: secondwind on August 22, 2009, 06:13:59 AM
Hello GMGers.  I need a little technical help. ???  How can I post pretty pictures, like CD covers, book covers, movie posters, etc.?  I haven't been able to figure that out, and my posts are so (visually, anyway) boring! :(  Any help you can give to explain how to find these images and plop them into a post on GMG would be most welcome.  Remember, though, you're talking to a technophobe here, so use the "Martian" approach (how would you explain this to a Martian who had never been on Earth before?).  Thanks! ;)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Brian on August 22, 2009, 06:22:36 AM
Hello GMGers.  I need a little technical help. ???  How can I post pretty pictures, like CD covers, book covers, movie posters, etc.?  I haven't been able to figure that out, and my posts are so (visually, anyway) boring! :(  Any help you can give to explain how to find these images and plop them into a post on GMG would be most welcome.  Remember, though, you're talking to a technophobe here, so use the "Martian" approach (how would you explain this to a Martian who had never been on Earth before?).  Thanks! ;)

When you're writing or replying to a post, there is a little icon in the second row of formatting options that looks like a picture in a frame (it's the third one in the row) - click on it to insert an image. This should appear in your post:

Code: [Select]
[img][/img]
Now time to find the image. Usually I will just use Amazon, or Google, or whatever, but let's say I want a picture of the movie "Little Miss Sunshine." Amazon has one, so I right-click the picture on Amazon and click "Copy image location." Now I've got this copied: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51i9w-2GkTL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

So I go back and paste that URL in between the img "tags":

Code: [Select]
[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51i9w-2GkTL._SL500_AA240_.jpg[/img]
Now obviously you won't be putting your pictures in those code boxes - I'm using them to show you what the text will look like when you write the post. Here's what will happen when you submit the post, if all is well:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51i9w-2GkTL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: secondwind on August 22, 2009, 06:26:07 AM
Thanks, Brian!  I almost understood that!  I'll try it soon.  Must remember. . . right click on the image. . .  ;D
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: drogulus on August 22, 2009, 06:37:09 AM


     .....and choose "batch convert in dBPowerAmp".  >:D

Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: secondwind on August 22, 2009, 06:39:14 AM

     .....and choose "batch convert in dBPowerAmp".  >:D


???As my high school Latin teacher, Mr. Hunt, would say, "Into English good please put!"
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: 71 dB on August 22, 2009, 07:06:42 AM
Brian instructed you wrong secondwind. Hotlinking is not nice, it is using someone else's bandwidth. You should upload the pic to a picture host and after that post the link here. The host automatically generate the link for you so it's just copy paste job.

Don't be an ass and hotlink Amazon. Thanks to the idiots, Amazon's server works slower.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Scarpia on August 22, 2009, 07:33:30 AM
Brian instructed you wrong secondwind. Hotlinking is not nice, it is using someone else's bandwidth. You should upload the pic to a picture host and after that post the link here. The host automatically generate the link for you so it's just copy paste job.

Don't be an ass and hotlink Amazon. Thanks to the idiots, Amazon's server works slower.

If amazon wanted to block use of links this way they could easily do so, as some other sites do.  Since they don't they presumably don't find the practice a problem, and it may be a benefit to them, since it is an implicit advertisement when people notice where the link originates.  So I urge you to ignore the advice above.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: drogulus on August 22, 2009, 08:27:11 AM
    
???As my high school Latin teacher, Mr. Hunt, would say, "Into English good please put!"

    I have a bunch of right-click options added to the basic ones. When I download music or rip a CD I'll right-click and:

    dBPowerAmp batch convert

    Enqueue in Winamp

    Play in Winamp

    Easy CD-DA Extractor> Convert
                                    Edit Metadata
                                    Burn to Audio CD
                                    Burn to MP 3 CD/DVD
                                    Burn to Data CD/DVD

    Open with>                {various programs}

    Extract to>                {blah blah, etc.}

Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: DavidW on August 22, 2009, 09:40:46 AM
Foobar can do that too, and that program is free.  I have no idea what that has to do with posting images on this forum. ???
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: drogulus on August 22, 2009, 03:02:36 PM


    I made a joke and he asked what I meant.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: drogulus on August 22, 2009, 03:07:08 PM


     So now this is the "how to make a joke" thread. Right click on the joke and... :)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Opus106 on August 22, 2009, 09:10:19 PM
???As my high school Latin teacher, Mr. Hunt, would say, "Into English good please put!"

Brian instructed you wrong secondwind.

Brian did not "instruct you wrong," secondwind. 71dB just doesn't like that method, that's all. As for drogulus, now he was instructing you wrong and just trying to show off.

drogulus: :P ;) (secondwind is a she. This is a "How to identify gender with symbols" thread.)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: drogulus on August 24, 2009, 09:04:07 PM

      Those symbols are too small.

Hear, hear! I can't stand seeing the Oil & Economic Meltdown thread popping up on the 'Show new replies' list. I wish I had never posted in it  >:(. Rob, where are you wnen we need you - so badly ? I want to make a fresh new start  0:)


     That's why I don't use that feature. Once several years ago I posted in a thread called "Time Machine" at AVS Forums and made the mistake of checking "notify by email". It's one of those threads that's about every kind of "what if" you can imagine like parallel universes and telepathy, IOW a real pain. I'm still getting emails 4-5 years later. I haven't looked at that thread since shortly after I posted in it. Anyway, I won't be doing anything like that again. Once in a while I go over to "Meltdown" to see if the world is still ending, and finding that it is I relax. One day I expect I'll go there and find that everyone is unaccountably suffused with enthusiasm for our economic prospects, and that's when we'll probably get hit by a giant asteroid. :D

    secondwind, once you get comfortable with posting images you'll want to check out the Resizing Images thread here (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,10919.0.html). Before I read it I was downloading images to my desktop to resize them and then uploading them to ImageShack. This makes it much easier.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: secondwind on August 25, 2009, 03:20:40 AM
Thanks to everyone who has been trying to help me learn to post images!  I lost track of this discussion when it was moved to the "How to" thread. . . that's what happens when someone tidies up after me, I can't find anything!  (I know I left that thread around here somewhere, now where did I put it?) 

Unfortunately, you are all usually talking over my head.  Hotlinking?  Upload?  Picture host?  Post a link?  dbPowerAmp batch convert?  Sorry, but it's a foreign language to me, and I don't even have a dictionary yet!  I'll see if there is a 12-year-old child in the neighborhood who can explain it to me! ;D  Until then, I'll keep experimenting and re-reading your explanatory posts to see if I can make any progress. 
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Franco on August 25, 2009, 04:49:25 AM
This is what do:

Go to Google Image search;

Do the search, in normal Google fashion;

A page of of thumbnails (small pictures) appears that contains your search terms, scroll through them until you find the image you want;

Click on it. (This will bring you to the page where that image appears split into two frames, the image at the top and the page filling the remainer of the screen.)

Click the link that says "see full size image";

This produces the image with a URL in the location bar.  Copy that.

In the GMG Reply box find the image shortcut icon (third from the left just above the emoticons (smilies)) and click it.  This will produce this in the Reply box "[img.][/img.]" (without the dots)

Paste the link from your image in between the two [img] codes.

And that's all there is to it.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: karlhenning on August 25, 2009, 09:08:41 AM
Don't be an ass and hotlink Amazon. Thanks to the idiots, Amazon's server works slower.

You know, this anyone who thinks differently to me is an ass and an idiot wheeze gets funnier each time.  Keep it up, Poju!
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: DavidW on August 31, 2009, 02:12:08 PM
I couldn't find instructions on gmg on how to post mp3s, so I reverse engineered how Que did it and thought I would share so that we could start sharing music samples more often. :)

1. You need to use a server that allows hotlinking, the one that Que uses, File Den (http://www.fileden.com) allows that.

2. Once you register on one of those sites and upload your mp3, you need to get the url for it.  For example mine is http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/8/30/2559462/andante.mp3 (http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/8/30/2559462/andante.mp3).

3. You use the mp3 tag, and this is the generic format--

Code: [Select]
[mp3=width,height,autostart,position]url[/mp3]
You usually want height to be around 1/10 of the width but feel free to make it whatever you want, just don't make the height too small.  The two common combinations are 200, 20 and 240, 24.  The third number is for manually controlling when the mp3 starts or not, autostart=0 means that the poster has to start it themselves if they want to.  Autostart=1 is just being a jerk (it starts automatically)!  The last one is position and it can have values of left, center or right.  So if you want to start at the beginning of the track and make your little mp3 player 240x24 with autostart disabled and it centered this is what the code to do it looks like--

Code: [Select]
[mp3=240,24,0,center]http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/8/30/2559462/andante.mp3[/mp3]
which produces [mp3=240,24,0,center]http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/8/30/2559462/andante.mp3[/mp3]

4. Does it play?  I ran into this issue-- if your file name is too long or contains unusual characters, you might have a problem.  Simply rename it something simple.  The only other potential problem is that you are using a server that does not allow hot linking.

Now if someone does this but switches autostart to 1, and you are using firefox and adblock you can simply click "block" on the corner of the little mp3 player and you won't be aggravated upon future visits. :)

Edit: I replaced the full track I had with a little snip of something else. :)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Maciek on August 31, 2009, 02:20:40 PM
And for a detailed in-depth analysis of the feature ;D, go here:

Embedding MP3 files (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,2710.0.html)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: DavidW on August 31, 2009, 02:25:28 PM
Oh thanks Maciek, I tried all sorts of searching but didn't come up with anything. :(
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: karlhenning on August 31, 2009, 02:54:28 PM
Maciek is da man!
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: DavidW on August 31, 2009, 06:47:04 PM
Okay so I looked up official policy and found

Quote
Illegal Activity
GMG will not tolerate the discussion or promotion of any illegal activity. In particular, GMG should not be used as a means for distributing or sharing copyrighted music files. File sharing is strictly prohibited on GMG. Small music samples may be posted on the forum, but anything that contravenes copyright laws will not be acceptable behaviour.

So before I go hog wild with mp3s on gmg, how small is small?  Might I post a few minutes of a movement, would that be fine?  If we know what qualifies acceptable, I think we could see alot more people posting clips which would be neat (posting something longer than amazon clips and at a higher bitrate would be cool).
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Dungeon Master on August 31, 2009, 07:02:48 PM
Okay so I looked up official policy and found

So before I go hog wild with mp3s on gmg, how small is small?  Might I post a few minutes of a movement, would that be fine?  If we know what qualifies acceptable, I think we could see alot more people posting clips which would be neat (posting something longer than amazon clips and at a higher bitrate would be cool).

Unfortunately, copyright law is a very nebulous area.

Most copyrighted music can be reproduced under certain circumstances known as "Fair Use". I suggest reading Wikipedia's article about Fair Use (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use).

Basically it boils down to this. You can use or reproduce a piece of music without infringing copyright laws if:
1. The use is not for commercial purposes
2. The commercial value of the reproduced music is small
3. The proportion sampled is small compared to the entire work
4. The effect on the original owner of the music is small

What commercial values, what proportion, and how much of an effect on the original is not clearly defined.

I suggest that using short (less than 1 minute) samples of works, where the purpose is to discuss, educate or review, and NOT to share, should be allowable on GMG.

Hope this helps more than it confuses.

Cheers
Rob
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: DavidW on September 01, 2009, 04:14:32 AM
Thanks Rob, I think that clarifies the issue. :)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Brahmsian on October 22, 2009, 05:33:29 AM
Question:  How to use multiple quotes?  How to quote from various other topics into the topic you want to post or reply in?

I haven't noticed this to be covered on this thread, and found it not quite touched upon in the 'Help' tab.

I know several members use this function, and seem pretty fast in using it too, so it must not be as complicated as it would seem.

I imagine that it involves opening a second GMG forum window so you can peruse other threads and not lose your reply box in your first GMG forum window?

Thanks guys!  :)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Opus106 on October 22, 2009, 05:56:23 AM
Question:  How to use multiple quotes?

Here (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,14031.msg348027/topicseen.html#msg348027). :)

Quote
How to quote from various other topics into the topic you want to post or reply in?

I imagine that it involves opening a second GMG forum window so you can peruse other threads and not lose your reply box in your first GMG forum window?

Tabs are my preferred choice, but the principle remains the same. ;) In other words: yes, that's a way to do it. :)

Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: karlhenning on October 22, 2009, 05:59:35 AM

Here (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,14031.msg348027/topicseen.html#msg348027). :)

Tabs are my preferred choice, but the principle remains the same. ;) In other words: yes, that's a way to do it. :)

Quick Reply box?
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: karlhenning on October 22, 2009, 06:03:27 AM
All right, it turns out I had Quick Reply switched off in my Preferences.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Opus106 on October 22, 2009, 06:07:27 AM
Quick Reply box?

It's the text box at the bottom of the every page of a thread which is not locked. It's a convenient way to post messages quickly. If you can't see one, it's either been disabled or is enabled and turned off by default. (You can "turn it on" by clicking on the + that is followed by Quick Reply.) You can change the setting by going to the Look and Layout Prefs. in your profile and changing the option to Use quick reply on topic display.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Brahmsian on October 22, 2009, 06:08:17 AM
All right, it turns out I had Quick Reply switched off in my Preferences.

So did I.  I don't think I've ever had quick reply on.  Thanks for the replies on my inquiry (Nav and Karl)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Opus106 on October 22, 2009, 06:09:56 AM
All right, it turns out I had Quick Reply switched off in my Preferences.

I suspected that that was the case. :)


De rein, Ray. :)

Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Gurn Blanston on October 22, 2009, 06:10:40 AM
Multiple quotes are easy. I was thinking that Ray meant "nested" quotes. Every time (thus rarely) that I use nested quotes it is a hardship. Yet I see others use them. I know damn well I'm not the only non-rocket scientist on this forum... :-\


8)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Brahmsian on October 22, 2009, 06:15:51 AM
Yes, no wonder!  The Quick Reply setting is the key!   :)

Now, I guess you would only have to use copy and paste if you were wanting quotes from threads outside the one you were posting in?  Although I know, that's not something one would do and use frequently anyway.

Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Opus106 on October 22, 2009, 06:18:44 AM
Now, I guess you would only have to use copy and paste if you were wanting quotes from threads outside the one you were posting in? 

Of if you want to quote posts from other pages of same thread.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: DavidW on October 22, 2009, 06:25:13 AM
Quick Reply box?

You have to enable it in your settings Mr Karl. :)

I use copy and paste on nested quotes.  Speaking of quotes, I always laugh when someone screws up puts their reply in the quote, especially since they show up as nested quotes more often than not. :D
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Opus106 on October 22, 2009, 06:28:24 AM
Speaking of quotes, I always laugh when someone screws up puts their reply in the quote, especially since they show up as nested quotes more often than not. :D

I don't understand. ???
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: DavidW on October 22, 2009, 06:34:01 AM
Quote
Well it's pretty funny, I don't even know how they end up doing it.  It's pretty funny when it happens.  Of course I would never do it. ;D
You have to enable it in your settings Mr Karl. :)

I use copy and paste on nested quotes.  Speaking of quotes, I always laugh when someone screws up puts their reply in the quote, especially since they show up as nested quotes more often than not. :D

I don't understand. ???
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Opus106 on October 22, 2009, 06:37:38 AM
There you go: nested quotes straight from a scientist. ;D
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Brahmsian on October 22, 2009, 06:39:17 AM
Quote
Well it's pretty funny, I don't even know how they end up doing it.  It's pretty funny when it happens.  Of course I would never do it.

Quote from: DavidW on Today at 09:25:13 AM
You have to enable it in your settings Mr Karl.

I use copy and paste on nested quotes.  Speaking of quotes, I always laugh when someone screws up puts their reply in the quote, especially since they show up as nested quotes more often than not.

I don't understand.

You guys are funny.  I don't think that's happened to me either.

Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: karlhenning on October 22, 2009, 06:58:09 AM
All right, it turns out I had Quick Reply switched off in my Preferences.

You have to enable it in your settings Mr Karl. :)

Oui.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: DavidW on October 22, 2009, 08:07:03 AM
Oui.

Oh sorry dude.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: karlhenning on October 22, 2009, 09:13:21 AM
No worries, lad!
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: jlaurson on October 23, 2009, 08:10:37 AM
Or put a space between the "8" and the ")"  

another way is to open and close tags between the "8" and the paren.

For example: 8)   Except, of course, that the tags in this forum are square brackets which I didn't now use because I'm too lazy to look up their ASIN ASCII code to make those show up instead of turning things italic.

8) that way, there's no space that makes your list look uneven.



p.s.  Hotlinking to Amazon is encouraged by Amazon.  And I don't just hotlink, I link straight to the work. They must love me for that. But yes, it does make me lazy in the brain, apparently.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: DavidW on October 23, 2009, 08:14:27 AM
Clever Jens!  I'm using that trick from now on. :)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Opus106 on October 23, 2009, 08:23:07 AM
I'm too lazy to look up their ASIN code to make those show up instead of turning things italic.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the side-effects of too much hot-linking to Amazon.com. (http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii117/Brucie_album/smilies/smiley_smug.gif)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: karlhenning on October 23, 2009, 09:20:56 AM
Oh, the horror, the horror.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Catison on November 13, 2009, 06:48:09 AM
Hmm,  my favorite smilies:

1) :)
2) ;)
3) :D
4) ;D
5) >:(
6) :(
7) :o
8) 8)
9) ???
10) :P
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Franco on November 16, 2009, 10:31:01 AM
Trying to see if I can attach an image.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Franco on November 16, 2009, 10:33:22 AM
Okay - I finally figured that out!

Now where is that Thread Alignment topic?
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: drogulus on November 16, 2009, 10:44:00 PM
Hmm,  my favorite smilies:

1) :)
2) ;)
3) :D
4) ;D
5) >:(
6) :(
7) :o
8) 8)
9) ???
10) :P


    ???????????
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: jlaurson on November 17, 2009, 07:52:59 AM


    ???????????

!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: drogulus on November 17, 2009, 10:03:46 PM


      (http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/1518/20091118054717.jpg) (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/evil.gif) (http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/1518/20091118054717.jpg)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Maciek on November 17, 2009, 11:39:16 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: drogulus on November 18, 2009, 12:19:38 AM

   (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/police.gif)
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/882/20091118075409.jpg)(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/527/20091118075459.jpg)
   (http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/5441/20091118075332.jpg)

Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: offbeat on November 26, 2009, 02:02:20 PM

just trying to figure out how to do an image so use this thread for my experiment  :o


(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:6Dd16dXinTrUBM:http://www.artasauthority.com/rothko/painting.jpg)
hopefully its a rothko
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Lilas Pastia on December 21, 2009, 06:18:00 PM
Here's my problem: I purchased a download of Siegfried, and it comes as 3 files (one per act). I want to burn them on disc.

The first file exceeds the maximum length of time a disc can handle (it's 82:37 long).

Does anyone know how to cut the file into two sections?
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Gurn Blanston on December 21, 2009, 06:53:01 PM
What format are they in right now, Lilas?

8)

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Listening to:
Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra-Halstead - Wilms - op.58 Symphony #6 in d-2nd mvmt-Andante quasi allegretto e grazioso
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Maciek on December 21, 2009, 11:55:38 PM
Also, EAC (http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/) has the ability to check the real capacity of your CD-R (some of them can easily hold 83 mins) and actually burn that much (overburn). It works, I've used it many times (of course provided that your burner can do it - some of them can't).
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Keemun on December 22, 2009, 06:30:15 AM
If the file format is Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF, you can use Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) (it's free) to split the file into two tracks.  Also, if the file format is FLAC, you could decode (convert) it to WAV and then use Audacity.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Lilas Pastia on December 22, 2009, 03:40:27 PM
It seems to be MP 3 - well, that's what it says if I ask for the properties. I normally use Burrn, which I know can overwrite up to 82 minutes. But when I drag the file into the Burrn program, nothing happens (it doesn't go in). I have to use Monkey or Windows Media Player. Except that THEY don't overwrite. I have an error message for that Act 1 file. I guess the answer would be to find a way to get it to the Burrn program.

Anyone knows how o do it? If not, I'll try Audacity (although that could be arduous for yours truly... :'( )
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Maciek on December 22, 2009, 04:46:45 PM
Well, if it's an mp3, you can also use mp3DirectCut (http://mpesch3.de1.cc/mp3dc.html) to cut it. It has the merit of working directly with the mp3 file (unlike Audacity, which first converts the file into its native format, and then back to mp3 again) and doing the cutting losslessly.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Lilas Pastia on December 23, 2009, 03:57:32 PM
Thanks, 'Mack the Knife'  ;).

I downloaded Audacity yesterday, imported my file in the program and got stuck, not knowing what to do next. I'll tryMp3directcut, then!
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Maciek on December 25, 2009, 02:08:08 PM
You're welcome! :)

You should perhaps thank me once you manage to get directcut to work though... ;D ;D ;D

[What you generally have to do:
1. open file in program,
2. click "I<" (this will send the cursor to the beginning of the file),
3. click "set begin",
4. find the point where you want the first new file to end,
5. click "set end",
6. you will notice that the window with "Selection" will show you the start point, end point, and total length of your selection,
7. from "File" menu select "Save selection",
8. select the location where you want the new file to be saved and type in a name for it (eg. Wagner1) - click "Save" - you now have the first of two file,
9. click ">>..I" (if you hover over that button it will say "go to end of selection"),
10. click "set begin" (this way your new selection will start exactly where the previous one ended),
11. click ">I",
12. click "set end",
13. from "File" menu select "Save selection",
14. select a location for your new file and give it a name (eg. Wagner2), click "Save",
15. You're done: you now have two files, the second ending where the first left off.]

[If you have any problems (esp. with point 4 above), let me know.]
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Lilas Pastia on December 25, 2009, 07:27:49 PM
Thanks for the detailed instructions, Maciek! You know me quite well: I did download the program, was able to import the file, but of course got to a standstill, so nothing came out of my efforts. Now I'll try again, and with your help I shoul be able to go a few steps further. I might even succeed  :D
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Lilas Pastia on December 25, 2009, 09:58:09 PM
It worked - not exactly as you detailed it(*), but I was able to use a 'split the file' command that worked once I selected the splitting moment. From then on, it was 'save file', and then I could burn them. Phewwwww  ???

(*) all I succeeded in doing was copying over and over the same 83 minutes file  :-[
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Maciek on December 25, 2009, 11:54:31 PM
I was able to use a 'split the file' command that worked once I selected the splitting moment. From then on, it was 'save file', and then I could burn them.

Brilliant!

[I wasn't even aware there was such an option (all I ever used the program for was making short clips - I've never made more than one "output" file from a single "input" file).]
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Lilas Pastia on December 27, 2009, 01:15:40 PM
Brilliant!

[I wasn't even aware there was such an option (all I ever used the program for was making short clips - I've never made more than one "output" file from a single "input" file).]

 :D .I sweat profusely when I grapple with these things, but I love it when the beast has been tamed  8)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Guido on July 15, 2010, 01:30:44 PM
How do I do the "checking unread replies since last visit" thing that I see people doing on the "Who's online" page?
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Franco on July 15, 2010, 01:40:06 PM
How do I do the "checking unread replies since last visit" thing that I see people doing on the "Who's online" page?

I have a link next to my screen name

Quote
Hello Franco
Show unread posts since last visit.

Just click it.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Guido on July 15, 2010, 02:32:55 PM
Cheers! Never look up there it seems!
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: karlhenning on October 25, 2010, 07:57:17 AM
Quote
The following errors occurred when trying to save your profile:
The avatar you have selected is either too large or not an avatar.

Where do I find the specs?  I thought the file I've chosen was quite small enough, but I suppose I am mistaken.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: 12tone. on February 25, 2011, 11:58:23 PM
1) How do I post Youtube videos to this site so that when you click on them they instantly play?  I've seen you people do it.  Not the link, but the actual video shows.

2) And...

"How to play Baroque harpsichord music in the car during the summer with your windows rolled down and still be cool"

Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Opus106 on February 26, 2011, 12:01:57 AM
1) How do I post Youtube videos to this site so that when you click on them they instantly play?  I've seen you people do it.  Not the link, but the actual video shows.

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,2663.0.html
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: 12tone. on February 26, 2011, 12:10:48 AM
This is a test post:


http://www.youtube.com/v/MyTfkRyJmAA&feature
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Opus106 on February 26, 2011, 12:13:44 AM
This is a test post:


http://www.youtube.com/v/MyTfkRyJmAA&feature

You'll have to replace the 'watch?' with a '/' and remove the '='.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: 12tone. on February 26, 2011, 12:16:59 AM
One more time:


http://www.youtube.com/v/VbD3BHIgudk&feature=related
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: 12tone. on February 26, 2011, 12:17:28 AM
Thank you!!  :D
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Opus106 on February 26, 2011, 12:27:32 AM
Thank you!!  :D

You are welcome. :)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: John Copeland on February 26, 2011, 04:54:40 PM
I wanted to know that too, so thanks so much!
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: karlhenning on February 26, 2011, 06:16:46 PM
Lord save me for an heretic, John, but I just misread your Einstein quote as:

Quote
The religion of the future will be a comic religion . . . .
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: karlhenning on February 27, 2011, 03:48:01 PM
When subscribing (or re-subscribing), what does checking (or un-checking) the "Make this a recurring payment" box signify? I.e., is that needed to automate this as monthly, or does it have to do with annual renewal?

Thanks!
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Gurn Blanston on February 27, 2011, 04:48:10 PM
When subscribing (or re-subscribing), what does checking (or un-checking) the "Make this a recurring payment" box signify? I.e., is that needed to automate this as monthly, or does it have to do with annual renewal?

Thanks!


It automates it as monthly.

Thank you, amigo. :)

8)

----------------
Now playing:
Haydn Sinfonietta Wien \ Huss - Hob 02 01 Divertimento a cinque in G for Flute, Oboe & Strings 2nd mvmt - Andante moderato
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Maciek on April 12, 2011, 12:44:14 PM
Quote from: another thread
I can't believe this fantastic composer only has one page. :o

The easy workaround would be this: go to Profile -> Modify Profile -> Look and Layout. Next to "Messages to display per page" select "5".

(Personally, I keep it set to 50. Which leads to various misunderstandings, when e.g. people say "look at page 3 of such and such thread" and I can't find anything because over here the given thread only has 2 pages...)

 ;)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: John Copeland on June 13, 2011, 07:04:00 AM
I have posted an animated GIf file as my Avatar...but it is not animated.  Any way around this?
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Scarpia on June 13, 2011, 07:06:10 AM
I have posted an animated GIf file as my Avatar...but it is not animated.  Any way around this?

Thank god it is not animated!  If you get it to work I fill finally have to get that "ad-block" software working so I can suppress it. 
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: John Copeland on June 13, 2011, 07:10:10 AM
Quote
Il Barone Scarpia:  Thank god it is not animated!  If you get it to work I fill finally have to get that "ad-block" software working so I can suppress it.
 

Ok then, sorry about that, I now realise it is a bad idea and could open up much abuse of the forum.   0:)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Scarpia on June 13, 2011, 07:12:46 AM
 

Ok then, sorry about that, I now realise it is a bad idea and could open up much abuse of the forum.   0:)

Up to you.  It is entertaining at first, I'm not sure about the 100th time.   ;D  I recall that Greg put of an animated avatar, and that was the only time I used the "ignore" function on the site.   :P
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Opus106 on June 13, 2011, 07:13:30 AM
Ok then, sorry about that, I now realise it is a bad idea and could open up much abuse of the forum.   0:)

You can use it in your signature instead.

>:D
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: DavidW on June 13, 2011, 07:16:13 AM
How did you do that anyway John? :)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: John Copeland on June 13, 2011, 07:20:54 AM
You can use it in your signature instead.

>:D

I don't know the code for inserting a gif into my signature, and Il Barone Scarpia will clearly be upset if I get it...so...what is the method of putting it in ones signature then???   >:D

DavidW, takes a lot of doing and a cross fabric of software.  I would have to write a mini booklet on it!  Amazing that I can do something like that but don't even know a simple code to insert the damn thing!
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Gurn Blanston on June 13, 2011, 07:26:10 AM
I don't know the code for inserting a gif into my signature, and Il Barone Scarpia will clearly be upset if I get it...so...what is the method of putting it in ones signature then???   >:D

DavidW, takes a lot of doing and a cross fabric of software.  I would have to write a mini booklet on it!  Amazing that I can do something like that but don't even know a simple code to insert the damn thing!

Pictures in your sig are a snap, John. Post it on a host, copy the img link from them, paste it in your sig edit block. However, I don't know if the gif will be animated or not. I tried one in my avatar quite a while back and ran into the same thing you did. I think that part kills the animation. But the sig part might not do. Worth a try. :)

8)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Opus106 on June 13, 2011, 07:27:32 AM
Hey, John, look at my animated sig.! :D
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: DavidW on June 13, 2011, 07:31:04 AM
DavidW, takes a lot of doing and a cross fabric of software.  I would have to write a mini booklet on it!  Amazing that I can do something like that but don't even know a simple code to insert the damn thing!

Sounds too complicated for me, else I would have alot of fun making Wagner speak and so forth. ;D
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Opus106 on June 13, 2011, 07:32:38 AM
So what's Rott mouthing anyway?
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: DavidW on June 13, 2011, 07:34:06 AM
So what's Rott mouthing anyway?

DAY ONE

Before I start nattering about it myself, Hans has a few things to say...
If it doesn't show here, then:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc-BVbABJEU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc-BVbABJEU)
http://www.youtube.com/v/Rc-BVbABJEU
Ach!

From screenwriting antics in the diner.  It will be epic! ;D
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Scarpia on June 13, 2011, 07:35:48 AM
I don't know the code for inserting a gif into my signature, and Il Barone Scarpia will clearly be upset if I get it...so...what is the method of putting it in ones signature then???   >:D

Don't worry, I'll put a post-it on my screen to block the offending animated image.   :)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Opus106 on June 13, 2011, 07:37:40 AM
From screenwriting antics in the diner.  It will be epic! ;D

Thanks. How did he get Hawking to dub? ;D And thumb up for Anton's "too bad". ;D
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: John Copeland on June 13, 2011, 07:59:03 AM
Thank you Gurn.  Hans is now publicly animated for the first time since 1884.  That's the easy part done.  Now I have to get him on film... 8)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: foxandpeng on September 24, 2021, 03:03:24 PM
Is there a way to mute threads that I don't want to see? I know that I can choose not to visit those threads, but they still appear in the 'recent posts' and other quick link paths.

TIA
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 24, 2021, 03:12:45 PM
Is there a way to mute threads that I don't want to see? I know that I can choose not to visit those threads, but they still appear in the 'recent posts' and other quick link paths.

TIA

I don't believe there is.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: foxandpeng on September 24, 2021, 11:20:46 PM
I don't believe there is.

Thanks, Karl. How discouraging. I appreciate that some really enjoy them, but I'm starting to find the political threads sufficiently off-putting to make my visits here less frequent.

Urgh.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Papy Oli on September 25, 2021, 12:29:08 AM
It would be a shame to let 2 or 3 threads spoil your overall enjoyment of the forum. Just click what interests you, even if sometimes the temptation is too strong  ;)

Alternatively, you can always go to the Diner page first, read only the 2 or 3 threads that really do interest you (e.g. reading, eating, movie watched) then click "Mark Read" at the top left within the Diner. It will clear the political ones (and the "words" one which can be an acquired taste), then you can happily move back to the overall Unread posts, with only the musical threads left to enjoy  8)

Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Szykneij on September 25, 2021, 02:28:01 AM
... (and the "words" one which can be an acquired taste),

Yes, I'm sure there are lots of members who enjoy the "word" threads, but there are now so many that the threads I like to follow get bumped to the second page. My understanding is that these types of threads exist mainly to artificially inflate the activity numbers of a forum?
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Que on September 25, 2021, 04:05:36 AM
Yes, I'm sure there are lots of members who enjoy the "word" threads, but there are now so many that the threads I like to follow get bumped to the second page. My understanding is that these types of threads exist mainly to artificially inflate the activity numbers of a forum?


Why would you think that? All these threads have been created at some point in time by former or present individual members.
Personally I don't see the attraction, but they do seem to be favoured by many here considering their regular activity.

Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Spotted Horses on September 25, 2021, 04:23:21 AM
Yes, I'm sure there are lots of members who enjoy the "word" threads, but there are now so many that the threads I like to follow get bumped to the second page. My understanding is that these types of threads exist mainly to artificially inflate the activity numbers of a forum?

These threads exist because some people have nothing better to do. Having nothing better to do accounts for a large fraction of human activity.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: DavidW on September 25, 2021, 04:57:42 AM
These threads exist because some people have nothing better to do. Having nothing better to do accounts for a large fraction of human activity.

Yes it is kind of like completing a crossword but with much less effort!
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Szykneij on September 25, 2021, 04:58:03 AM

Why would you think that? All these threads have been created at some point in time by former or present individual members.
Personally I don't see the attraction, but they do seem to be favoured by many here considering their regular activity.

I'm not criticizing the threads or those who enjoy them, even though they don't appeal to me. But there are now so many of them, they tend to bury all the other subjects. Another non-music forum I sometimes frequent has a separate child board for them and other similar games (and that's where some unabashedly admit that they intentionally post to boost the website post count.)
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 25, 2021, 05:14:05 AM
Yes it is kind of like completing a crossword but with much less effort!

Tangentially, I was tickled by the character in a movie who did crosswords just by filling in boxes, without regard for clues.
Title: Re: The GMG "How to...?" thread
Post by: Szykneij on September 25, 2021, 07:15:40 AM
Tangentially, I was tickled by the character in a movie who did crosswords just by filling in boxes, without regard for clues.

Which is actually more difficult, if you think about it, if he was able to come up with real words that fit.   8)