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    Site Tips And Tricks

    The thread for collecting up the best practices on how to use UB5 in the most effective way.

    I'll start with a couple:

    To view posts that are new since your last visit, click the "Forum" tab near the top of the window, and select "New Posts".

    WhatsNew.PNG

    You can embed vine videos by using the vine BBCode and part of the URL to a vine.

    For example, if you are looking at a vine with this URL:

    vine_url.png

    You can use the vine BBCode like this:

    vine_bbcode.png

    And get this result:



    You can embed giphy images by using the giphy BBCode and part of the URL to a giphy image.

    For example, if you are looking at a giphy with this URL:

    giphy_url.png

    You can use the giphy BBCode like this:

    giphy_bbcode.png

    And get this result;

    via GIPHY



    You can embed gifv images hosted at Imgur by using the gifv BBCode and part of the URL to a gifv image.

    For example, if you are looking at an image with this URL:

    gifv_url.png

    You can use the gifv BBCode like this;

    gifv_bbcode.png

    And get this result:

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    Site Tips And Tricks

    If you're really interested in following a thread you can do that in several ways:

    1. Subscribe to it. You're automatically subscribed to any thread you comment in, but in addition you can ask to be notified by email of new posts in the thread, either immediately or once each day or once a week. Find "Thread Tools" on the top menu and choose the subscription option you want.

    2. Go to "My Profile" and all threads in which you have participated show up. You can pick the threads you want to check up on. (There are lots of other things you can do on your profile page. Check it out.)
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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    This is weird, I'm not used to board administrators being so helpful. No way this site lasts another year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Thrill View Post
    This is weird, I'm not used to board administrators being so helpful. No way this site lasts another year.
    We like to think outside the box. Hopefully it catches on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Thrill View Post
    This is weird, I'm not used to board administrators being so helpful. No way this site lasts another year.




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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    When are you going to drop that silly Disney Infinity image? Don't you know they stopped making that game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the thrill View Post
    when are you going to drop that silly disney infinity image? Don't you know they stopped making that game?
    Too soon!

    But you're right. Time to move on. I will change it when I find something worthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    Too soon!

    But you're right. Time to move on. I will change it when I find something worthy.
    As exciting as flow charts are maybe think outside the box this time.

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    I added support to embed videos from Vimeo.

    To use, take the last part of the path off of the URL to the video:

    vimeo_url.png

    And put it between vimeo BBCode tags.

    vimeo_bbcode.png

    Result:


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    You can now embed gif images hosted on gfycat.

    Take the URL to the file on gfycat.

    gfycat_url.png

    And put the last part of it between gfycat tags.

    gfcat_bbcode.png

    Result:


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    New smilies:

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    I noticed that embedding tweets wasn't mentioned in the thread. Plus I need to test my changes to the mobile display.

    To embed a tweet:

    Get a URL from the tweet:

    twitter_link.png

    Only take the number off the end and put it between twitter tags:

    twitter_bbcode.png

    Result:


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    Embedded tweets should show up in browsers on mobile devices now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    Embedded tweets should show up in browsers on mobile devices now.
    Nice work. Just a tip within the tip for those using Tapatalk, you need to be in web view to see the embedded Tweets. Click on a message like you would to reply to it, press "more" then "web view."


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    Site Tips And Tricks

    Tapatalk just updated....YouTube, twitter and instragram now embeds in posts


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    Indeed.



    But I can't find any documentation on it. Although it appears I guessed correctly with the Twitter tag. That seems to work.




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    My laptop has switched from the colorful graphic version to the gray vbulletin mobile version, anybody know how I can fix that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorcho View Post
    My laptop has switched from the colorful graphic version to the gray vbulletin mobile version, anybody know how I can fix that.
    That will go away as soon as you pay your dues.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorcho View Post
    My laptop has switched from the colorful graphic version to the gray vbulletin mobile version, anybody know how I can fix that.
    There is a drop down menu at the extreme bottom left of the screen. Change that to Utahby5 and it should fix it.
    Dyslexics of the world, untie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    There is a drop down menu at the extreme bottom left of the screen. Change that to Utahby5 and it should fix it.
    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorcho View Post
    thank you
    You still have to pay your dues before LA Ute goes Samuel L Jackson on you.

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