Posting Images, Videos And Links In Threads:
If you want to post a link in a thread, don't just copy/paste the link into the posting box. Instead, first highlight the text you want to be linkable, and then click the icon at the top of the box that looks like a link. Doing that will call up a dialogue box. Then, copy/paste the URL into the box. If, say, you have highlighted text that says "Click here to go to Buccaneers.com", and then enter "http://www.buccaneers.com" into the dialogue box, you will get a clickable link that looks like this (don't put the quote marks in the box or your highlighted text):
If you check the "Open in new window" check box, your links won't navigate away from your post.
For videos, if you find a YouTube video that you want to post in a thread or post (as opposed to a FanShot, where you can post it directly, using the Video tab), find the EMBED code on the YouTube page. Paste the above code into your post and you'll get the video input into your post.
About posting images, I know that many of you already post images in posts and game threads. Some of these are Buccaneers-related, of players, and some aren't. Images can greatly enhance your post and add to the information and/or enjoyment that others get. I ask only that you follow a few simple rules:
· Keep images small. When I say "small" I don't necessarily mean the physical size of the image (although smaller is generally better); I mean the file size of the image you are posting. Large file size images (.bmp) can slow down threads whereas smaller file size images (.jpg) won’t, especially game threads. I ask for people to keep images in game threads to a minimum.
· Keep images clean. They need to be Safe for Work (SFW). We don't want images that you wouldn't want to be seen viewing at work, or around your kids.