Nifty new features

Ome

Admin
Messages
11,574
Solutions
1
Reaction score
18,102
Why are .gifs not allowed?
They are allowed, it's just this version doesn't seem to like the idea of a simple C&P the gif, we have to copy the gif image address and then wrap the image code around that.








I will look to see if we can go back to the old way of doing when we get that final upgrade.
 

Ome

Admin
Messages
11,574
Solutions
1
Reaction score
18,102
Why is her bikini bottom sort of censored like this?
I forgot to mention this. That is the online indicator.

I suppose another question would be - do we need it?
 

Alexis

Telly Talk Hero
Messages
6,690
Reaction score
6,335
Medals
3
Member Since
July 2007
Both, of course.

This is stylish but not too extravagant - perfect for a day in the office.
View attachment 21853
Also equally perfect for being reunited with your presumed dead son, thought to be killed in an oil rig explosion in the south China seas, who had to undergo extensive reconstructive plastic surgery on his face after being found alive off the coast of Singapore.
 

Long Lashes

Telly Talk Enforcer
Messages
8,651
Reaction score
13,559
Location
England
Medals
13
Member Since
January 2015
I've just discovered how easy it is to re-size an image on this new site.

I just double clicked on the image I posted and little blue boxes appeared on each corner and by using my cursor on the boxes the image can be pulled into a larger or smaller size



this has completely changed my life :D

Please don't tell me this feature was available on SC and I didn't notice it.
 

Mel O'Drama

Super Moderator
Staff Member
Top Poster Of Month
Messages
7,148
Reaction score
10,040
Medals
12
Member Since
28th September 2008
I've just discovered how easy it is to re-size an image on this new site.

I just double clicked on the image I posted and little blue boxes appeared on each corner and by using my cursor on the boxes the image can be pulled into a larger or smaller size

Wow. I must confess I hadn't stumbled on this one before, so I'm very glad you've posted about it.

Although it doesn't work before posting for my method-of-choice for posting images (pasting the URL and adding the code manually either side), I've found that once posted I can immediately edit the image using the blue boxes.

This new site just keeps on giving. :gotcha:
 

Ome

Admin
Messages
11,574
Solutions
1
Reaction score
18,102
There are lots of new features to be found after our latest upgrade.

I'm hoping one of the mod team will show and tell you all what we have.


But, for now, click on my name, open up my profile page and look at what you see, then go to your profile page and choose your own image.
 

Sarah

Super Moderator
Staff Member
Messages
6,515
Reaction score
5,241
Location
Ireland
Medals
5
Member Since
1998
Well, @Ome has given me the perfect opportunity to back up what he has said by bragging about my new banner, which features, guess who?

Yes that's right - JR and Sue Ellen!!! I'm so excited. :kiss:

@Willie Oleson just click on your profile page and you should see an 'Edit Banner' option - then you choose any picture as you would for your avatar and upload it as a banner! Yay! :force:
 
  • Winning
Reactions: Ome

Mel O'Drama

Super Moderator
Staff Member
Top Poster Of Month
Messages
7,148
Reaction score
10,040
Medals
12
Member Since
28th September 2008
There are lots of new features to be found after our latest upgrade.

I'm hoping one of the mod team will show and tell you all what we have.


Here we go then...



A couple of enhancements are about to go live which will give more options when creating threads.



When posting a new thread, there are now tabs which include three additional types of thread.



Clicking on one of these tabs selects your thread type and options.


In addition to our usual discussion and poll threads, you'll spot there are two new styles:

Article
This gives more space for posting articles from newspapers, magazines and the like. Your avatar and stats will display beneath the first post instead of next to it. We're still working the full benefits of this one, but have faith that you'll put it to good use.

Here are two article threads for you to check out:





Question
This is geared towards a thread where the OP asks a specific question and invites in-thread responses. The most helpful response can be marked as a Solution and will display, highlighted, beneath the first post.

Here's an example of a Question thread.




Have fun with them.
 

Mel O'Drama

Super Moderator
Staff Member
Top Poster Of Month
Messages
7,148
Reaction score
10,040
Medals
12
Member Since
28th September 2008
With our upgrade giving us 1.21 gigowatts, TellyTalk can now do time travel. Well, sort of.


If you hover over @Ome's name on his post above, a box will magically pop up:


Next to Ome's name in the box, there's a clock symbol. If you click on the clock, you'll see a secret identity revealed:



So if a member has changed their username recently you'll be able to find it out without having that awkward "didn't you used to be....?" conversation.


Now click on the last Question Thread link in the post directly above this one, and see if it works with @Caproni.

Did it work? Feel free to let us know.
 

bmasters9

Telly Talk Enthusiast
Messages
2,072
Reaction score
1,149
Location
LL
I installed a banner to my profile-- while the avatar is of Jim Nantz in front of the big monitor in Studio 43 in New York on The Prudential College Football Report in 1986 for CBS Sports, the banner is the wide shot of that same studio as it was then.
 
Last edited:

Daniel Avery

Super Moderator
Staff Member
Messages
4,159
Reaction score
4,265
Location
Sunny South Florida
Medals
4
Member Since
June 10, 2000
This banner option will indeed allow a member to show more of a photo they like that might get truncated (or just plain trashed) by the round design of the avatars.

Also notice that the "pinned" threads in the various forums are now much more distinct thanks to a background color. The previous look did not give the pinned threads much distinction.
 

Mel O'Drama

Super Moderator
Staff Member
Top Poster Of Month
Messages
7,148
Reaction score
10,040
Medals
12
Member Since
28th September 2008
This is very useful in case your account has been hacked.
If, for example, I see that I'm viewing the birthday thread then I know it's not really me!

Unless you really are viewing the birthday thread.

Which means you're not really rolling your mouse over your avatar.

Which means you've been hacked.
 
Top