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Welcome to this forum!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:24 am
by chris
Welcome to the Transition Sheffield discussion board!

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Re: Welcome to this forum!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:48 pm
by steve
Currently there's just one heading here: News and Discussion. Well that just about cover's everything under the sun. We can create other categories. For instance: peak oil, climate change, Nether Edge, Meersbrook, miscellaneous etc.

However until the board gets busier I think it's best just keeping the one category and let the others form organically as and when needed. That way we can see all the categories at a glance and it's less clicks to get to a different topic.

It's not easy building up a forum like this. It is, in effect, building a community itself. So it might take a while and working at.

How to add video files...

PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:51 pm
by steve
One of the great things about this forum is the ability to embed movies and flash files in posts and replies. However it's not that obvious how to do this at first so here's how:

First either start a new post or reply to an existing thread by pressing POSTREPLY.

When you get to the interface click the Flash button. This will insert following code (in green) in your post:

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You now need two bits of information about your video file. First you need it's url. This is NOT the url of the page but the url of the file itself. To get this from YouTube click in the grey box R of the movie where it says 'embed'. This should highlight the code. Then copy this using edit>copy in your browser or the Windows shortcut Ctrl+C.

Paste this into your message and you'll get something like this. All you need from this is what I've highlighted in red below. You can delete the rest.

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

Then put that info into your flash code in the following way:

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That's it. If you preview your post you can see if the movie is in there. This 4 minute clip is an interview with US congressman Ron Paul on the collapse of the US economy on 5 Jan 2009.

As a reminder of what to do put your cursor over the flash button and you'll see a hint.