Brides.com Users Guide -An introduction for newbies

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Samala Posts : 561 Registered: 12/19/06
Brides.com Users Guide -An introduction for newbies
Posted: Mar 13, 2007 11:07 AM

Brides.com for the uninitiated

A Users Guide

 

Hi all, I have been seeing more and more threads with the same questions asked over and over again. So I thought I’d put a bunch of answers up in the same place for easy reference.

 

Brides.com Slang

FH – Future Husband

DH- Dear/Darling Husband (if you are in a good mood. You can figure out the alterantive)

FI – Future Intended / Fiancee

BM- Bridesmaid or Best Man depending on context

GM- Groomsman

MOH- Maid/Matron of Honor

MOB – Mother Of the Bride

MOG – Mother of the Groom

FOB – Father of the Bride

FOG – Father of the Groom

MIL – Mother in Law

FIL – Father in Law / Future In Laws

SIL – Sister In Law / Son In Law

BIL – Brother In Law

FMIL- Future Mother In Law

FFIL – Future Father in Law

FSIL – Future Sister/Son In Law

FBIL – Future Brother In Law

OP – Original Poster/ Other Posters

NWR - Not Wedding Related

DIY= Do It Yourself

And since it was mentioned that I missed it...
STD = Save The Dates

DW = Destination Weddinf (or Dear/Darling Wife) 

Note!

Punctuation is your friend! So are paragraphs! Use them when you can. For more details on posting conventions check out newsjunkie’s “Board Bill Of Rights”

Board Bill Of Rights

When you type in all caps you are yelling.

If you type in italics you are putting emphasis on that word or phrase.

Underlining is the same

If you do all three you are yelling at the top of your lungs

 


How to Post a Ticker in your signature

Go to a ticker site and make yours. (ticker central and sugglepie seem to be the most popular)

After you have done all the steps copy the code they provide you.

Go to Edit you profile

Scroll down to your signature

Click on the tree icon

Past the code in where it says HTML

Click Insert

Your ticker should appear.

 

 

How to Post an Image to a thread.


Step 1) If taking it from a website right click on the image

In the fly out menu choose “View Image”

You should see your image appear on an otherwise totally blank page

Copy the web address that appears.

Move on to step 3

 

Step 2) Uploading an Image to Photobucket

go to photobucket.com

Sign up for an account

To Upload:

Once you have the pictures on your computer.

Log into photobucket.

scroll down a little

Type in a name in create new sub album. (this is not required but I would recomend it)

Once you have a sub album, click on it so it says across the page

Current Album: Samala : Brides stuff -0 pictures

Now in the upload photo area directly below that you can click "choose file" and then go to the part of your computer you saved those files on.

Click on the file so it is highlighed.

Click choose

You now have the choice of clicking "add more images" or just clicking upload.

Choosing to add more will allow you to upload multiple images at once. This does take longer however.

Now it will take a while for the files to upload. Photobucket formats them so they are a smaller size. You don't need to know what that is, just be aware it will be loading for a loooong time.

Once you have the photos uploaded. This is how you can fix them. Look at the images now showing in your album. Click on edit and do whatever. Rotate or reduce size would probably be all you need to do.

It should show you a preview of how the changes will look.


Step 3) How to post them on here.

Go in to your photobucket account

Highlight and copy the URL code from under the picture

(don't worry about the other stuff. Look for the one that says URL next to it)

Go into the forums like you are normally posting

Click on the tree icon across the top of the comment space

Paste the code into the box that pops up in he URL space.

Don't worry about the rest of it.

Click insert.

And then post your comment. The image should come up.

 

If your image comes up too large Click on the image and then the Tree again.

The click on the dimensions

You can alter the size there. It may take some playing to get the ratios right.

 

Alternatively, you can click on the image, and then use the handles (little black boxes) to shrink the image.

To copy either highlight the text and hit the control button and the c button at the same time (or command if on a mac) OR go up to edit in your toolbar and click on copy.

To paste put your cursor in the box and press Control and v (or command v)

Or go up to edit and click on paste.

 

If you want to make a link in your text you need to do it in html

< a xhref=“http://whateveryourwebsiteis”> Whatever You want the copy to say

</a> 

 

(only take that enter out. I have it there so you can see the code otherwise it tries to fulfill the command. So it should all be in one line. Don't worry if it wraps.

*** You now need to do this in the HTML editor (the icon that says HTML on the top. It no longer works in the body of the text. It will be hard to read in the HTML editor but it will format correctly when you update it. gnore all the other stuff in between < > that shows up in the code.

For other code check out webmonkey.com

 

You do need the.com or .org or whatever in the html page. It HAS to be formatted the way It is shown.

I often have to do that and preview, and then go back to edit before the html code will go into effect.

 

You don’t have to do this. You can just copy and paste a whole web address in the comment box. Brides.com will make it a link. But you will get the /nobr stuff at the beginning and end of your comment.

*** This may not be true anymore. It  looks like Brides.com has done some updating since I compiled this. If anyone sees anything I missed or is no longer valid let me know and I'll update this. 

 

ALSO,

To post a picture or a ticker you can right click on the image so you get the flyout menue with copy/ view/ down load in it. If you choose copy you can then go into your signature or into a post and past the image/ticker in and it should show up.

 

Okay, that’s all I have right now. Did I miss anything?




.:Samala:.

Can't wait till September 15, 2007!




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Samala Posts : 561 Registered: 12/19/06
Re: Brides.com Users Guide
Posted: Mar 13, 2007 11:09 AM Go to message in response to: Samala

I have no idea why that looks so goofy! Hope it's still readable!

I'll fix it when I get home from work today.

Wohoo! I fixed it! Now I don't have it switching fonts on me! 


.:Samala:.

Can't wait till September 15, 2007!




Message was edited by Samala on Mar 13, 2007 12:01 PM

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Guest
Re: Brides.com Users Guide
Posted: Mar 13, 2007 11:24 AM Go to message in response to: Samala

Great job, Samala! A lot of new people will consider this gold! Laughing


Daisypath PicDaisypath Ticker

---Ernie & Ersula Since 1-2-00---

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RockysGirl Posts : 1,125 Registered: 10/24/06
Re: Brides.com Users Guide
Posted: Mar 13, 2007 12:42 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

Now we just need to bump it every day or so, or have brides.com post it at the top where thier messages are that don't move.

Thanks!


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newsjunkie Posts : 3,417 Registered: 3/30/06
Re: Brides.com Users Guide
Posted: Mar 13, 2007 2:42 PM Go to message in response to: Samala

AWESOME post, Samala!  Let's keep this bumped up like we do with the sex thread, OK?  Well, with the sex thread it seems there is no end to the conversations we have so I guess we don't have to add to it all the time so if anyone sees this at the bottom of the page just bump it up.  It is incredibly helpful for newbies!

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kelleyiskelley Posts : 11,590 Registered: 7/2/06
Re: Brides.com Users Guide
Posted: Mar 13, 2007 3:56 PM Go to message in response to: newsjunkie

Samala, this is a TON of useful information and its sooo cool of you to take the time putting it all together. YOU RULE!!!
Kelley Lynn:)

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Samala Posts : 561 Registered: 12/19/06
Re: Brides.com Users Guide
Posted: Mar 13, 2007 4:24 PM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

awww, thanks ladies!


I just kept seeing the same questions over and over again! 
(and frankly if I see one more "how do I get my ticker to work" post on an unrelated thread I may scream) 

So I thought why not post a guide? I know when I first started on here I had a hard time figuring stuff out 

(Took me FOREVER to get NWR. lol)

Newsies thread on bill of rights with posting advice, gave me the idea. It just took a little bit for me to write up everything and post it.
:)

This was all the new people can take a look and figure stuff out without having to ask people all the time!

It's hard enough to jump into a close community like ours with out having to feel a little overwhelmed by all the slang and little tricks there are.

Glad you guys approve the idea!




.:Samala:.

Can't wait till September 15, 2007!



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Guest
Re: Brides.com Users Guide -An introduction for newbies
Posted: Mar 16, 2007 12:52 PM Go to message in response to: Samala

Thank you! I have been reading the boards since I got engaged but decided it was time to join in! This is such a helpful post. I have gotten so much good advice from this site and you are all so helpful and encouraging! Hopefully I will be on here more in the next few months!

Daisypath Ticker


Daisypath Ticker 

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Guest
Re: Brides.com Users Guide -An introduction for newbies
Posted: Mar 27, 2007 3:27 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

Just giving this a helpful little bump.

Dyanna

Walking down the aisle on May 5, 2007!!!!!

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GUEST21 Posts : 812 Registered: 2/2/07
Re: Brides.com Users Guide -An introduction for newbies
Posted: Mar 27, 2007 3:36 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

haha thank god.. some of that slang confused the crap out of me lol! :-) thank you OP (look im using it already :-)  )!!!!

~Tati, WIfe to Rob on Spetember 13, 2008   :-) ~

 

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allymo23 Posts : 441 Registered: 9/14/06
Re: Brides.com Users Guide -An introduction for newbies
Posted: Mar 27, 2007 5:20 PM Go to message in response to: GUEST21

bump

 

Ally

           I can't believe I'm marrying my Best FriendKiss

 

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Guest
Re: Brides.com Users Guide -An introduction for newbies
Posted: Mar 27, 2007 9:48 PM Go to message in response to: Samala

I'm not a newbie, but some of this info actually helped me. LOL. Last night I was lying in bed wondering what DH is. I've seriously been losing sleep over that. I'm glad that I'll be able to sleep tonight. :) Thanks Samala

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Guest
Re: Brides.com Users Guide -An introduction for newbies
Posted: Mar 28, 2007 10:58 AM Go to message in response to: Guest

DH got me too.... I had an inkling- and it was actually right!  YAY me for figuring it out kinda.  I tried to put a ticker thing in... but it just looks like a website.  But in my profile it looks like it's supposed to.  Any hints?







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storm0075 Posts : 416 Registered: 7/9/06
Re: Brides.com Users Guide -An introduction for newbies
Posted: Mar 29, 2007 4:24 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

Samala...Fantastic job on compiling this information!!! I think that everything looks great!!!

 

Now to be a smarta$$... You forgot an abbreviation, STDs. Laughing I am sure that that throws people at first. The first time I did my jaw dropped until I read the thread. lol

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cll Posts : 270 Registered: 2/10/07
Re: Brides.com Users Guide -An introduction for newbies
Posted: Apr 13, 2007 12:53 AM Go to message in response to: storm0075

Samala thanks so much for clarifying the abbreviations up. When I first got on here- I was stumped.

Just one question what does DIY stand for? I see it a lot pertaining to projects (I guess) but dumb me- I still dont know what that means. I felt like an idiot for wanting to ask so I never did.


Marrying my best friend who I can't imagine being without!

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