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The Beginner's Guide to SpanishHelp

Postby SonrisaDelSol » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:28 pm

Believe with all of your that you will do what you were made to do.

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Re: The Beginner's Guide to SpanishHelp [under construction]

Postby SonrisaDelSol » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:02 pm

SpanishHelp Games


Drop One, Take One - Coge una , suelta otra


In this case, no moderator is required.

Only two words may be used. Take the last response, drop one word, keep another, and replace the word you dropped with your own word.

Of course, pictures are always encouraged.

Visit the game and learn more:
http://spanishhelp.freeforums.org/drop-one-take-one-coge-una-suelta-otra-t107-340.html

Word of the Day

Visit:

http://spanishhelp.freeforums.org/games-and-challenges-f7.html

to get today's Spanish and English word of the day. In the WOTD threads, write a sentence in Spanish and English (same sentence, of course). Give it your BEST shot! No translator usage, please. Pictures are always welcome. Corrections will be made by directly editting your post.
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Re: The Beginner's Guide to SpanishHelp [under construction]

Postby SonrisaDelSol » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:13 pm

Wow, thanks!

How to thank someone

To thank someone, go to the lower right-hand corner of their post. Click the thumbs-up icon below the ! and to the right of the quote.

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Has thanked VS. have thanks

What is the difference between "has thanked" as "have thanks"? Well:

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Has thanked # times: This is the total number of times you have thanked (clicked the thumbs-up on) other people's posts.

Have thanks # times: This is how many times you yourself have been thanked; the total number of times others have clicked the thumbs-up on your posts.
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Re: The Beginner's Guide to SpanishHelp [under construction]

Postby SonrisaDelSol » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:33 pm

Making Your Posts Stand Out

How to post links

To post a link, simply copy its URL from the URL bar. Come to SpanishHelp and come to a post as if you want to post something. Click "Full Editor".

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Upon doing so, you will now have a new toolbar.

In your new toolbar, choose the URL option.

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Now, [url][/url] will appear. Simply paste your link in between those two little bracket sets, and you are good to go!

How to post photos
Posting photos is a bit difficult here since there is a dimension limit, but do not fear!

As normal, find the picture you want and copy its URL from URL box. Come here to SpanishHelp and come to a post. Click "Full Editor" (instructions above).

Now, you have your toolbar.

In this toolbar, choose the "Img" option.

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Upon doing so, will appear. Simply post your link in between those two bracket sets.

Note: If you try to submit your post with the pictures and they do not work due to dimension errors, you can reduce the size.

To do so, become a member [free and simple registration!] at http://imageshack.us/. You will be able to upload pictures and choose the size when uploading.
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Re: The Beginner's Guide to SpanishHelp [under construction]

Postby SonrisaDelSol » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:40 pm

Did You See that Video Everyone's Talking About?

Posting YouTube videos directly onto your post

To do this, go onto YouTube and copy the video you want's URL. Come here to SpanishHelp and post using "Full Editor". (instructions on previous posts)

Using your toolbar, click the YouTube option.

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Upon doing so, [youtube][/youtube] will show up in your post. Post the link in between the two bracket sets and delete everything up to the v=. The only characters that should remain are numbers and letters.

For example, the only thing in between [youtube][/youtube] in the video below is: Oe1fRwgGu5E




For complex links like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrgcx9V2DI0&feature=related

Take only the characters after...v= and before &feature...

So, the only thing in between the brackets [youtube][/youtube] should be: yrgcx9V2DI0.

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Re: The Beginner's Guide to SpanishHelp [under construction]

Postby Yesero (Gary) » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:49 pm

Please feel free to make any corrections to my posts in Spanish or even in my English. No one is perfect.

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Re: The Beginner's Guide to SpanishHelp [under construction]

Postby SonrisaDelSol » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:17 pm

Getting to Know Your User Control Panel

Your Account

Enter your User Control Panel.

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You will be re-directed to a page with the "Options" box.

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Overview

I find nothing of too much importance in this section except the "Front Page", which gives important announcements.

Profile

In "Edit Profile", you can write/change your name, location, native language, languange proficiency levels, and some information about yourself.

In "Edit Signature", change what you want written at the bottom of each of your posts.

In "Edit Avatar", change the photo displayed in your profile and on your posts.

In "Edit Account Settings", change your username and the e-mail and password used for your account.
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Re: The Beginner's Guide to SpanishHelp [under construction]

Postby Gekkosan » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:54 pm

This is awesome!

After I while, when we feel it's more or less complete, I will copy this to the FAQ section.

Thank you Sonrisa!
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Re: The Beginner's Guide to SpanishHelp [under construction]

Postby SonrisaDelSol » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:06 pm

Wow, thanks!

How to thank someone

To thank someone, go to the lower right-hand corner of their post. Click the thumbs-up icon below the ! and to the right of the quote.

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Has thanked VS. have thanks

What is the difference between "has thanked" as "have thanks"? Well:

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Has thanked # times: This is the total number of times you have thanked (clicked the thumbs-up on) other people's posts.

Have thanks # times: This is how many times you yourself have been thanked; the total number of times others have clicked the thumbs-up on your posts.
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Re: The Beginner's Guide to SpanishHelp [under construction]

Postby SonrisaDelSol » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:41 am

Where Can My Voice Be Heard?

Where do I send my feedback?

To send feedback to the creators of this forum (Guillermo and Gekko, whooooo), please post it here: http://spanishhelp.freeforums.org/questions-and-feedback-preguntas-y-comentarios-f10.html Just create a new thread and you will have response shortly.
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Re: The Beginner's Guide to SpanishHelp [under construction]

Postby SonrisaDelSol » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:54 am

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This Forum Looks Ugly

How to change what your forum looks like

It is very simple to change the layout of this forum!

1) Go to our friend the User Control Panel (instructions in previous post where that is)

2) Upon doing so, go to "Board Preferences". When you click it, it should automatically take you to "Edit global settings".

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3) Scroll down to "Board Style" and use the drop-down arrow to see your options.

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4) Test some out...see what you like best!

My opinions...

On a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being "this is horrible!" and 5 being "I love it!"

blueSilver - 2
Eliteblue - 3
Prosilver - 3
Redsilver - 5
Serenity DarkBlue - 1 [it's SO BRIGHT!]
SupIP.Board. 3.0 Cloudy - 4
SubSilver 2 - 4
Vista - 5 [I use this]
Zeitgeist - 2


Everyone's different, so let me know if you disagree or agree with what I have listed!
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Re: The Beginner's Guide to SpanishHelp

Postby caza » Sun May 13, 2012 3:58 am

Help required please. I spent a long time yesterday afternoon trying to work out how to add an image to a post including registering with Imageshack. No success - what are the dimensions required for the site please? :bang

Which site? ImageShack's or ours?

Here are resize suggestions from imageshack depending on your monitor.

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Our site has a photo limit of 1200 pixels, I believe. I know it was increased from the default value that was around 300 or 600 pixels. Anyway, I think that the resize function is on. If your picture is over this site's limit it will automatically resize it. (rather than just tell you that you have an image error)...qfreed
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Re: The Beginner's Guide to SpanishHelp

Postby 4annie » Sun May 13, 2012 4:59 am

Sonrisa, very comprehensive. :gpst I'm just having a fiddle with it now....
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Re: The Beginner's Guide to SpanishHelp

Postby Fontanero » Sun May 13, 2012 5:38 am

Idea brilliante, brilliant idea Sonrisa.

Could someone add something about reputation, I can't get it to work, so no-one is gaining any rep from me!

Gracias.
Brillante idea. - chileno 5-13-12


Update : I can now use the rep function, but was having an issue. My thanks to Yesero and Pesta for contacting me about it.
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Re: The Beginner's Guide to SpanishHelp

Postby Pesta » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:28 am

Be sure to look at the How to Use / Cómo Usar - Spanish Help where you can find information on:

  • Toolbar Guide
  • Hidden Smilies
  • Why Smilies fail sometimes, and how to use them correctly.
  • Tables - how to use, examples, etc.
  • "Fontsize=" and "Fontname=" tools
  • A "tip" tool
  • Other How To's

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