This is not the usual post, but I thought I’d make it one so that it could be easily referenced and not lost on a thread.

These are a few tips that helped me when I was new here, in addition to the FAQ’s. Bito, AdLib–anyone!–please feel free to add any others you think are helpful too.

Cool things to do with text in your comments.

HTML element– An overview for the nerdiest.

Using Smilies!

WordPress Shortcodes

Adding Images to a post

PlanetPov.com- housekeeping

And to add your avatar:

To select an image for yourself, go to http://en.gravatar.com/site/signup and register the same email address you used here when you signed up. After responding to a confirmation email from Gravatar, you can select an image from your computer or the internet to assign to your email address and that image will appear here with your user name (and on any other Gravatar-friendly sites you visit).

boomer1949 says:

One more thingy…

Questions, comments, and suggestions should be posted at the Help Desk. Scroll up and on the right you’ll find the link to the Help Desk. It’s the big red “Help” button; looks like that “Easy” button many of us have seen.

This will ensure The Planet Admins. see your questions, comments, and suggestions and avoid something important from being buried or mistakenly overlooked.

From AdLib

You can check a member’s posts and comments in two ways:

1. To check the most recent posts and comments of a member:

Click on “Member Directory” at the top of the page, click on a member and their 10 most recent posts and comments will be displayed.

2. To see all posts or comments of a member:

Place your cursor on “Archive” at the top of the page then click on “PlanetPOV Stats” in the dropdown menu. Scroll down past various stats to the Comments or Posts section, click on a member and all of their posts or comments will be displayed.

Keep in mind, all of these functions have been in place, when we changed servers last week and experienced a variety of issues, we had to remove them. I have been slowly adding them back in now that the site has stabilized, just to make sure it doesn’t trigger any issues.

More will be coming, hopefully star ratings for posts and thumbs up and downs for comments soon.

Adding a YouTube video into your comments:

Simple! Just add the letter “v” right after the http and before the colon—like this

Httpv://

And the video will appear in your comment.

For videos from any source other than YouTube, instead of adding the “v”, just put the name of the site then the video number only within square brackets like this:

[whateverthesiteis 1938095]


Now, let’s blog our butts off!

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Emerald1943
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Hey guys…sorry to bother you but I have another cool update for the American Dream Conference. Can you add it please? Thanks!

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Kalima
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Emerald, you need to put this in Help Desk so that we will be able to see it. This is an old post of Cher’s. Thanks.

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Emerald1943
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So sorry, Kalima, I am such a PUTZ!

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KB723
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KB723

bito, Khirad, I posted a pic, Or tried to on An Avatar by any other name. Can you please post it for me. AdLib said If I posted an image code it would show, but I must have done something wrong. Thanks.

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Khirad
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I don’t have that power, but bito can.

You did [ img ] url [ /img ] (close brackets) right?

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pfz
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pfz

I can’t seem to find a way to check responses to posts i have made or to rejoin threads where I left off without scrolling through. Am I missing something? Or is that not possible.

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celere
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celere

Hi, folks. I want to thank the person who told me about this site. It’s nice to see familiar names and to know there is a place where we are free to discuss what’s going on at hp. That site had so much potential, could have done SO MUCH good. But something happened. It is such as waste, so sad. I suspect “someone” got power hungry. A real shame.

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KB723
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KB723

celere, just remember to look up to the right comments box, It helps to know when folks are talking to you. If you are wondering about your av, there should be info “O” plenty above. 😎

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KB723
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KB723

celere, Welcome, glad you found your way to the Planet.

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celere
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celere

Thanks KB. The navigation has me stymied so far, but that’s no biggie.

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KB723
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KB723

celere, I am off to bed. Nice to see you again. Best Wishes, have a great evening and an enchanting tomorrow. 😎

I only knew you were Lisa cos I fanned you back there. You were a buzy body. I canceled my fan to you, but did the same with others…. Many folks never seemed to check their preferences?

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celere
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celere

Thanks, KB723. Sorry to be so late in responding; I still get lost around here. I’m in the dark about your references to “buzy body” and “checking preferences.” Could you explain them to me? No problem about unfanning me. I recall unfanning two people, one because he/she was SO hostile toward me, and one because he/she turned out to be a complete rightwinger. Basically, I see fanning as a way of marking a person politically progressive, so it helps in knowing where they stand. I never think of it as merely liking or not liking a person or trying to hurt anyone.

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zootliberal
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Hi Celere, great to have you here, truly a wonderful site. and we know what you are talking about re: HP, such a waste of a good opportunity.

(thanks goodness for the edit comment)

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celere
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celere

Hi zootliberal; thanks for the welcome. Yeah, glad it’s here.

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Khirad
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Uh oh, you and boomer might have to share an avvy.

If I’m remembering you right, that is. 😉

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celere
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celere

KB’s right; I use Lisa, and boomer uses Maggie. But there are a couple of other Lisas over there, and it’s no problem. In fact, they sorta seem like sisters. 😉

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Khirad
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Oh that’s right, duh, the sax.

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KB723
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KB723

Khirad, I think Homer called it a Saxamaphone.

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KB723
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KB723

Khirad, celere’s av was Lisa Simpson. You Did have the right idea however.

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OutToLunch
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OutToLunch

I feel a little like Dorothy from Kansas, coming here….suddenly, everything’s in colors…

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zootliberal
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OTL – great analogy.

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boomer1949
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Welcome to The Planet OTL!!!

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whatsthatsound
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The Lollipop Guild will be with you shortly.

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OutToLunch
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OutToLunch

Ha! Just let me know if the Wicked Witch of the West shows up. I got a thing or two to tell her 😉

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jdmn17
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jdmn17

OTL

The nice thing is you can actually use her name here! Oh MY!

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boomer1949
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Ah, but my name for her is ELPHIBA. No code word or anything, I just think it has a nice ring to it!

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OutToLunch
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OutToLunch

Oh I plan to use her name – believe me! I got LOTS to say about her…

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boomer1949
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And, trust me, you are more than welcome to do so. But… before anyone else has a chance to tell you,

Everything from “Over There” belongs “Here!” See below.

No criticism of you by any stretch of the imagination, just puts all the venting in one place, as it were. This way everyone has the opportunity to express him/herself and the comments and venting don’t become buried where no one else can see or have the opportunity to read and comment.

Try it, you’ll like it. I’m sure many of your HP friends have shared already:

http://planetpov.com/2011/02/12/everything-from-%E2%80%9Cover-there%E2%80%9D-belongs-%E2%80%9Chere%E2%80%9D/

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jdmn17
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jdmn17

🙂

If you want a good chuckle there was a thread here, what happened over there comes here – something like that. I’ll let the Ministers of Correctness call me out on it.

There we were free and encouraged to post our emotions, hint, love was not one, there with abandon.

Have fun here

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whatsthatsound
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She won’t. We melted her!

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OutToLunch
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OutToLunch

Thanks all, and thx for link to HP thread. Cheers!

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boomer1949
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AAAhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I’m melting, I’m melting!!!

Wish it would happen that fast. Whats, how ’bout an illustration? In your spare time, of course, but it still would be way cool. Just make sure Rosie is inside. 😉

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coffeegod
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Thanks for the directions! I was a little lost but I’m much better now.

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boomer1949
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Welcome to The Planet coffegod!! We are sooo glad you are here. Not sure where you are, but we have Spa robes, fuzzy slippers, Green Tea, Martinis, and/or Hot Chocolate. Pick your poison. If it ain’t on the menu, we’ll discuss.

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Redemption Song II
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Redemption Song II

HELLLLLP!!!

I read the following (for turning off smilies):

1.Go to your Admin Panel
2.Select Settings -> Writing
3.In the Formatting section, uncheck the box for “Convert emoticons like 🙂 and 😛 to graphics on display”

But I haven’t a clue where to find the “Administrator’s Panel”–does anyone out there know? 🙁

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bito
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Redemption, that info is for admins only. It can be turned on/off depending if the adimin wants them to function on the site. As you can tell ours is turned on. ;-):-D

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Redemption Song II
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Redemption Song II

Ooooh: I assumed “admin” referred to the administrator for one’s PC (in cases in which a password is used for access). Is there a code I can use in the text dialogue box as to not have my smilies turn into to (admittedly sunny) little yellow faces? *smiles*

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bito
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Redemption, may I assume you are using these? http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Smilies If so they should work. Make sure you have a space before you type the code.
EDIT: misread, sorry. You do not want them. ?? I don’t know? Don’t use them. LOL

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Redemption Song II
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Redemption Song II

Ha! (Oh, jeez. What can I say? I’m just a grinner. *smiles*)

No problems, ref. misunderstaning–I don’t want to use ’em. The URL you’ve referrenced contains directions for how individual users can turn off the smilie feature…I’m just not savvy enough to go where they tell you to go…and so it goes.

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PocketWatch
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I must have seen reference to it when I cruised through all the WordPress docs… LOL

8)

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PocketWatch
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I’m trying to find it… I know I saw it… try the Help Desk…

I’m curious, too!

8)

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bito
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Those directions are for administrators. Pay no attention, just walk along, nothing to see here folks. 😆
And yes, please post your questions at the Help Desk,
It helps getting them answered.

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Redemption Song II
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Redemption Song II

Will do! *smiles*

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KB723
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KB723

Redemption, Look for AdLib on A Short list of Obamas accomplishment.

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Redemption Song II
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Redemption Song II

…isn’t that against the rules regarding posting off topic?

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ghsts
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Great help, like many I should have read this first. Nice to see all the émigrés.

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AdLib
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Welcome ghsts, you made it!

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2belinda
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2belinda

I promised myself I would close my account at HP on the day Egypt was liberated. Done and done.

Feels good.

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Aerows
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Thanks for the tips, especially how to use my Avatar. It looks like all the people from HP have moved over here. I decided to join you all, too.

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emmanuel_goldstein
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emmanuel_goldstein

Thanks for a place to learn and share my thoughts. A step up from the Huffington Post for sure.

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Kalima
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Welcome to The Planet emmanuel_goldstein, we hope that you will enjoy it here with us.

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Arizona Annie
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Arizona Annie

Thanks, as usual for your helpful posts and thoughtful comments. It’s great to join so many of my HP fellows/gals on here!

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Kalima
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Welcome to The Planet Arizona Annie. We have a few members here from your state. You will feel right at home here.

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Arizona Annie
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Arizona Annie

Thanks, Kalima. Glad to be here!

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AdLib
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A warm welcome to The Planet, Arizona Annie!

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Arizona Annie
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Arizona Annie

Thanks, AdLib, nice to meet you and I genuinely appreciate your welcome.

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MossyOak
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MossyOak

Thanks Chern! It’s WONDERFUL to find all my HP friends on PlanetPOV! It’s been a bummer of a week, but also a growth period,forcing us to move on and out of our comfort zones.

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KB723
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KB723

MossyOak, Welcome to the Planet. I am not sure I ever had a comfort zone on HP…. 😎

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audadvnc
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audadvnc

Yep, I just boarded the boat over here too. Haven’t informed the gatekeepers at CorpsePost yet, but they’ll never miss me anyway. I was just another troublemaker, asking the wrong questions.

edit: Hey, you guys allow edits! This is better all by itself! PlanetFTW!

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Khirad
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And you can swear and no underscoring or anything.

Welcome.

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Plutocrats really suck
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Plutocrats really suck