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ASF 'How do I do it?' thread

Discussion in 'Announcements and Site News' started by Joe Blow, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow Administrator

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    Got a question about the way the way the forums work? Not sure about how to do something on ASF and would like to be pointed in the right direction? Well you've come to the right thread.

    Don't be shy. If you have a question about posting, your user control panel, avatars or anything else related to the functionality of ASF then ask away in this thread and I will do my best to help.

    I promise I won't laugh at you if you ask a silly question. Others might, but I won't. :D
     
  2. visual

    visual Well-Known Member

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    Gees Joe,you`ll be very busy then ,what with all us illiterate people here :p:
    Joe last night I accidently doubled up on a thread and then couldnt take it off,had to ask Wayne for help,should it happen in future how do you remove a mistake like that? :confused:
     
  3. Joe Blow

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    Unfortunately you can't delete threads, only posts. And you only have a 20 minute window of opportunity to delete or edit posts, so please be sure to proofread your posts for any inadvertant errors. The only post in a thread you can't delete is the first one as doing so would in effect delete the thread.

    If you need a thread deleted, please contact myself or one of the moderators and we will do it for you. :)
     
  4. x2rider

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    Hi JB
    If you are talking about the web page setout then I would like to know if you could put the "Home "shortcut at the bottom of the posts next to the Post reply bit . I just hate having to scroll all the way up to go back to the main forum :)

    Thanks .. ( Hope thats what you were after . If not disregard everything I just said , Cos your doing a good job :)) )
    Cheers Martin
     
  5. Joe Blow

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    Martin,

    There is a 'HOME' link in the footer (next to Site Sponsors) and a 'Forum Jump' box just above the 'Similar Threads' to the right. They should help you navigate around without scrolling all the way up to the top again. :)
     
  6. Joe Blow

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    As I roam around the forum I notice that some members seem to be unfamiliar with many aspects of how this forum software works. Many of you may be more familiar with the software running on another stock forum or may not be familiar with internet forums at all if this is your first experience with one.

    So if you are not sure how to do something on the forums here at ASF - changing the time, quoting another member's post, posting links or a chart, selecting an avatar (the picture next to people's usernames), starting a thread, anything really - then this is the thread in which to ask your question.

    Remember, the only stupid question is the one left unasked.

    I'm sure if I'm not immediately available to answer, somebody else who knows the answer to your question will respond.

    So, ask away. :)
     
  7. Garpal Gumnut

    Garpal Gumnut Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Joe,

    I use latest metastock with eod paritech data.

    How do I post a chart?

    Garpal
     
  8. Joe Blow

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    Garpal, there are two relatively simple steps involved in posting a chart.

    1. Get the chart onto your PC as an image file (e.g. .gif or .jpg).
    2. Attach the image file to your post.

    I am not familiar with Metastock so I am not sure how it renders charts. If I am going to post a chart I usually use the Etrade ones. To get the image to my PC it is a simple matter of right clicking on the chart and selecting 'Save Image As'. Now this is as easy as its going to get. If however, you cannot do this you will need to take screenshot and then crop and save the image with an image editing program. Now, if this is the case, don't worry, it is not that difficult and the more you do it the easier it will get.

    Here is a fairly detailed thread on how to do this: http://www.aussiestockforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1401
    Be sure to read it all the way through.

    To test any attachments, please feel free to use this thread: http://www.aussiestockforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2522
    There is also a discussion on the same process there.

    The second step is very easy. When you are composing your post, if you scroll down a little you will notice a section called 'Additional Options'. Within this section you will notice a subsection titled 'Attach files'. Click the 'Manage Attachments' button, navigate to where you have the file on your PC, click 'Upload' and you are done. Then simply close the 'Manage Attachments' window.

    The image can be up to around 100K in size and the maximum dimensions of the image can be 1000x1000 pixels.

    If you are still having difficulties let me know. Once you've got the hang of it, it will take you mere seconds to do and you will wonder why you waited so long to get started!
     
  9. Joe Blow

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    I just noticed I already had one of these threads, so I have now merged both of them.
     
  10. nomore4s

    nomore4s Commonsense isn't that common

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    Joe,

    How do you reduce a photo size to use as an avatar?

    BTW, great site/forum lots of useful info/people

    Thanks
     
  11. Joe Blow

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    Thanks for your kind words! :)

    Email it to me at joeblow@aussiestockforums.com and I will do it for you. If anyone else wants something larger made into an avatar let me know at the same email address.
     
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    nomore4s Commonsense isn't that common

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    Thought I'd give this thread a bit of a bump as we have had a lot of new members join us since the last post.

    If anyone has any questions about how to do something on ASF - anything to do with customisation, functionality, posting, etc - please post them in this thread so other ASF members can benefit from the answers, hopefully turning this thread into a handy resource.
     
  14. Gordon

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    Just a heads up for the newbs (like me) who didnt think this site had a search function - it does but you need to be logged in to be able to see it.

    Basically i trolled the forums while not logged in and didnt think there was a search function - i used to arrange the stocks alphabetically and painstakingly went through the pages till i found the post i was looking for >.<

    I really love this site - while at work i look around and see how different people analyse different stocks
     
  15. Joe Blow

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    Glad you enjoy the site Gordon.

    I think your point is especially relevant to ASF's unregistered visitors who may not be aware of these kind of advanced features. Registering at ASF (for free) gives you access to many features such as the site search function and a private messaging system (to contact other members) that are otherwise unavailable.

    A good reason to consider registering. :)
     
  16. 2020hindsight

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    I'm sure this is old news, but maybe newbies might appreciate it
    Great Pig pinned a great post here :-
    http://www.aussiestockforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=46477&highlight=irfanview#post46477

    I simplify what he says a bit (but irfanview is dead easy , and the price is right as well $0.00 ) ;) :-
    example (after yuo get Irfanview lol)

    1. to get or rather "make" an avatar...
    suppose you have a favourite photo - or for that matter you go to a website and like the picture -
    a. then press "Alt+prntscreen"
    b. go to irfanview
    c. press "cntl + V" = paste
    d. then using mouse , hold left button and draw a square around the bit you want ( roughly square) - can be big at this stage
    e. then go to image / resize, and set width and height to less than or equal to 80 x 80 ;)
    f. save it as a jpeg,
    and you go yourself an avatar :)

    2. Likewise to print a graph showing your stock going through the roof
    just use Alt+prntscreen.

    Beauty of using alt+printscreen is that the size of the image will be roughly as big as the square / rectangle you draw around it (no surprises when it you attach it and you open up to find this bludy great image you thought was smaller) :2twocents

    3. If is photo is say 851 or more wide, it will automatically resize to 850

    4. If you want photos side by side, then unless you use say 2 at 420, or 3 at 280, they will be in column rather than in an array / rows.
    see this post for examples of what I'm talking about

    http://www.aussiestockforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=149169&highlight=850#post149169

    PS sorry joe forgot to mentino to yuo,
    i have two typos that I do more often than not - lol - , yuo = you, and mentino= mention

    PS WayneL mentioned that if you use Firefox, then you automatically get spellcheck - must try it one day ;)
     
  17. 2020hindsight

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    apologies for any confusion
    forget to add , in step d that you crop it :-

    d. then using mouse , hold left button and draw a square around the bit you want ( roughly square) - can be big at this stage. go to edit / crop selection or simply press "Cntl + Y"
     
  18. tigerboi

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    joe,do i need specific charting software to posts charts?i have etrade pro but cant seem to save chart,help!
     
  19. 2020hindsight

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    tiger, not sure what your question is, but .. if you have a photo of a chart you want to post ( and I personally recommend alt+printscreen, then alt+V to paste it into Irfanview) ... crop as necy, save as a jpeg (size and small kb size already set for you)

    then to add it to a post, all you do is go to "manage attachments" below the main square where you enter stick your post ... lol - oops better rephrase that ;) where you print your words ...

    and browse to find your jpeg, and load it - simple. :2twocents
     
  20. 2020hindsight

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    joe , I have a question as well
    how is Peru treating you ;)
    Peru
     
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