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http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20091209/us_time/08599194641000

Sorry, I am really a newbie at inserting a picture or sometype of visual, if anyone wants to add something please feel free and go ahead.  This is my first post so I am not sure what I am exactly doing.  And I am a bit shy and timid.  Actually scared shiteless………………..

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Emerald1943
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Good mornin

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choicelady
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Well done, Feedup! I’m still sorting out whether I even have anything to SAY, never mind the graphics. I’m your admirer!

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AdLib
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BTW, to all members, here’s our how-to on posting images with your articles from our FAQ (you can always consult it at the top of the page for reference on this and all aspects of posting):

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3. ADDING AN IMAGE IN YOUR POST – You must always add an image to your article and since this is a commercial site, the images must be royalty free/public domain (you can also modify an image you find or create your own graphic if desired).

a. FINDING AN IMAGE – Here are some sites where you can search for public domain images. When you select an image, copy its URL from your browser:

http://search.creativecommons.org/

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

http://www.everystockphoto.com/

http://www.picfindr.com/

You can find more sites at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_resources)

b. INSERTING AN IMAGE IN YOUR POST – Click the square icon beside “Upload/Insert”. To use an image on the web, next click the “From URL” tab, paste the URL for the image in “Image URL” , enter a name for the image in “Image Title”, for “Alignment” select “Center” then click “Insert in Post”.

If you’ve downloaded an image onto your computer or created one, click “Select Files” instead and select the file on your computer to upload. When it has uploaded, copy the “Link URL” (you’ll need it in a moment), for “Alignment” select “Center” then click on “Insert Into Post”.

4. ADDING A PREVIEW IMAGE – You also need to include a preview of your image with each post, this is the image that appears next to your post on the Home page. To do this, scroll down to the “Custom Fields” section and below “Add New Custom Field”, use the pull down box to select “Preview” then in the “Value” box, paste the Link URL you copied in Step 3b. Click the “Add Custom Field” button just below it to complete this step.

The Preview Image function only works with images uploaded to our site so if you used a URL to another site for the image you inserted in your post, either download that or another image then upload it as described above, once it’s uploaded, copy its Link URL, close the Uploaded Image window then paste the Link URL in the “Value” box as described above.

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bito
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Ad Lib, for those less gifted (me) on posting an image, we need a place to practice before the big game. 🙂

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nellie
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AdLib, I would add, please save the image as a JPEG before uploading. WordPress does not seem to like PNG files — which are becoming more and more common.

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KevenSeven
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As you know, I have tried repeatedly to follow those directions, I seem to manage to get them into the body of my post, but it never aprears on the front page with the title/synopsis.

But then I have never claimed to be skilled at this stuff.

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AdLib
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You included a graphic on your post about Up in the Air! Well done on that!

You just have to remember to do the second step of adding a Preview image which is Step 4 and you’ll have the Daily Double!

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KevenSeven
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Ah! OK, next time I’ll try to do all that.

Sheese. Complicated.

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KevenSeven
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Well, as I say, I can get them into the article, but not onto the front page.

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AdLib
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Feedup, congrats on your first post!!!

As bitohistory said, don’t forget to always include your POV on any story you share, that’s what makes it unique!

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KevenSeven
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Feedup,

I empathize about the tech issue of inserting a graphic, I have yet to manage it.

Are you “feedup” over at Huff? Because I am “justplainfedup”. I just wanted to go on the record to say that we are two different people.

Oh, and next time, if you could please pen a few sentences about whatever it is that you want to comment on, we would appreciate it. Please go to the FAQ at the top of the page for more details.

Welcome aboard.

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Pepe Lepew
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I thought it was you, too!

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KevenSeven
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Nope, no socks for me!

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kesmarn
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Feedup, hey, you overcame your fears and posted! I’m a huge believer in overcoming fears. The article you cite is a sobering one, without a doubt.

A couple thoughts come to mind: there should be more options for kids who are “too poor to afford college.” Signing up for the Marines should be a choice for people who really want to sign up for the Marines, not the Plan B of dire necessity.

And I do feel for President Obama. I’ve been involved in peace movements of one sort or another almost all my adult life. I would never want to be in the position of having to make some of the decisions he’s required to make. It has to be just about the worst part of his job. Meeting with families like this one would be unimaginably difficult.

Hope to hear more from you in the future.

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I can not read another story that is sad. I am one sad story away from a total meltbrown. I want to post a story about unicorns and flowers.

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bito
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Feedup, Glad you posted this story. If I may give you friendly tip:
It is nice to write a summery of your link and perhaps your opinion and impression of it.

bito

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