4:18 pm - 01/12/2013

Guide to Posting or: How I Stopped Worrying And Submitted A Post

omona party post

IT'S NOT A PARTY POST I JUST WANTED TO RESURRECT THIS barely used GIF

So we had that mod post the other day and some of you wanted a guide to posting so we've written one up for you. Before I go on, I'd just like to remind everyone that the guidelines for submitting posts are in our profile page. But we're going to take it one step further with an example. This is what usually happens for me when I want to make a post:

CUT CUT CUT CUT CUTCollapse )


6. Finally, this is how you add a source. Put it outside the lj-cut so that whoever you got it from can see that you've given them credit. Common internet courtesy, and there was a mod post awhile back about this. I included an embed in this post so I type the name of the source and ...well, you know how to link right?:

Arthius

HOPE THIS HELPS. if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. come inside, maybe you have a couple of questions that someone has already asked.

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purekpopology 13th-Jan-2013 03:52 am (UTC)
i've been making lots of posts lately, and even i learned something from this!! I didn't know photobucket was not recommended. i hope none of my posts have had their pictures disappear?? I'll start using livejournal from now on~

thanks for the post :).
shanny_w 13th-Jan-2013 04:47 am (UTC)
We want your posts to stand the test of time! And we hope you do to. You put work into making them after all :D
seung_is_my_ho 13th-Jan-2013 07:11 am (UTC)
photobucket and tinypic are like blackholes for pics :/
thebluemonk 13th-Jan-2013 04:46 am (UTC)
I CANT STAND THE REJECTION SO I DONT POST SO I DONT RISK IT

turdferguson 13th-Jan-2013 07:45 am (UTC)
BETTER GET USED TO IT
the_erotomanic 13th-Jan-2013 05:32 am (UTC)
did lj remove the preview button/feature when posting?

anyway, i used to post the articles in my lj first to check if it looks right (especially for the lj-cuts). and then just copy/paste what's in the html version when editing the post. it usually comes out right.
xcherryblossomx 13th-Jan-2013 05:46 am (UTC)
the preview feature is still there but it doesn't work for lj cuts :/
the_erotomanic 13th-Jan-2013 06:25 am (UTC)
ah, thanks! i wasn't looking hard enough for it. lol! ^_^
shanny_w 14th-Jan-2013 12:48 am (UTC)
I'm glad we can see the cut in the queue though.
seung_is_my_ho 13th-Jan-2013 07:10 am (UTC)
This is entirely off topic, but who's that in your icon, OP? I wanna say Elijah Wood, but that mustache is seriously confusing me...
Will definitely be using this post to double check stuff before submiting, thanks! Lol, love the Kubrick reference. I'm always quoting that film to my friends' great chargrin. XD
turdferguson 13th-Jan-2013 07:45 am (UTC)
it is totally elijah wood
shanny_w 14th-Jan-2013 12:48 am (UTC)
I just imagine this is a pic of you now.
seung_is_my_ho 14th-Jan-2013 04:14 am (UTC)
indeed

brb getting lost in this guy's impossibly blue eyes *___*

Edited at 2013-01-14 04:18 am (UTC)
aleash1989 13th-Jan-2013 09:40 am (UTC)
I have a question on how to screen cap tweets the way I see everyone doing it as seen in this post. Could someone tell me how to do that? I wanted to see if I could make a post of few interesting tweets, and I need help.
karmin90 13th-Jan-2013 11:51 am (UTC)
Those Pictures are from the ygfamilyy tumblr. Either they put them together or bigbangupdates. Both are good sources for big bang info.
aleash1989 13th-Jan-2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
That doesn't answer my question. I want to make a tweet compilation post of a Kiseop/Hoon conversation, and I don't know how to properly cap their tweets.
cairistiona 13th-Jan-2013 01:07 pm (UTC)
If you have Snipping Tool on your PC you can cut around the tweets, otherwise it'd be easy enough to Printscreen and paste into some kind of Paint file.
aleash1989 13th-Jan-2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
That is a lot simpler than I thought it was. lol I can very easily do both thanks!
shanny_w 14th-Jan-2013 12:50 am (UTC)
print screen is an awesome button. i used to have an add-on in my browser that would let me make a box around something i wanted to capture on my screen then save it. i want to find it again :O
lee_chikin 13th-Jan-2013 12:17 pm (UTC)
Chuckled at "how meta".

So how's the deal with tinypic? I tried to make an account but it redirected me to photobucket.
I guess I'll stick with the LJ gallery from now on.

Oh and you should consider adding the link to this post and the sources post to the comm profile.
I searched for something like this some time ago on the profile, but only found the hosting sites page.

Edited at 2013-01-13 12:20 pm (UTC)
ashiva 13th-Jan-2013 02:55 pm (UTC)
So how's the deal with tinypic?
I think they were bought by photobucket quite awhile ago and after that you cannot make new account there. And if you post without an account your pic might expire in like six months or so and change to something else. (Didn't know this at the time I joined this community so there are all kinds of weirdness especially in gifs I used to comment posts in 2009.) However, if you have an account like I do pictures uploaded onto your account won't expire and change to something else.

Edited at 2013-01-13 02:59 pm (UTC)
lee_chikin 13th-Jan-2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
... I don't have an account. Dang it.
Thanks for the info!
shanny_w 14th-Jan-2013 12:51 am (UTC)
I have an account I use to host images in the slider. I've noticed that they still delete some of my images in my account! >:O
ashiva 14th-Jan-2013 12:59 am (UTC)
Tinypic has like super strict policies for nudity. I know I have got some pics that were slightly suggesting deleted for that reason. They might also delete your pic if you for some obvious reason have no copyright for it. And I remember them also deleting some shinee gif that had pedobear in it. So if it's anything slightly inappropriate they might delete it.
cairistiona 13th-Jan-2013 01:05 pm (UTC)
This is a really good and helpful post, thank you!
I don't usually worry about submitting things wrong, but I remember once submitting the same article 3+ times because it got rejected for different things and eventually giving up...and it never did get posted. Oh well! XD
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