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How about a test post section?

Yes
7 (41.2%)
No
7 (41.2%)
Why, the rest of the forum is fine
3 (17.6%)

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Offline SeanB

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How about a testing post section?
« on: October 12, 2013, 03:27:18 pm »
Just for all the new users, a poll to test posting and up the post count to over 5............. :-DD

Just thought it would be nice to have for future use if needed.
 

Offline dr_p

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Re: How about a testing post section?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2013, 04:27:25 pm »
it will go away, be patient
 

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Re: How about a testing post section?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2013, 04:29:10 pm »
Can someone explain to me how a light bulb works?  :-DD
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Offline SeanB

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Re: How about a testing post section?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2013, 06:03:07 pm »
Can someone explain to me how a light bulb works?  :-DD

By magic......

You get an idea and it lights up!
 

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Re: How about a testing post section?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2013, 06:36:38 pm »
You mean for posts like this:

My powersupply is dead, the magic smoke escaped, how can I replace that ? I bought this kit:  http://www3.telus.net/bc_triumph_registry/smoke.htm but I can not find a place to connect it to my powersupply. Please help !!!!!

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Offline GeoffS

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Re: How about a testing post section?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013, 06:53:15 pm »
Your poll is missing the option:

Just post anywhere, the moderators will clean up after you

After all, deleting other people's posts is what we live for  :)
 

Offline SeanB

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Re: How about a testing post section?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2013, 07:00:18 pm »
It is there as part of the third option...........
 

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Re: How about a testing post section?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2017, 02:01:35 pm »
I'd like a place to test making a post and embedding the attachment. The "preview" button doesn't show it I don't think, but I'm not sure. Absent a "test post" post, I'm using this one as such :palm:

 

Offline varactor

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Re: How about a testing post section?
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 02:04:26 pm »
I'd like a place to test making a post and embedding the attachment. The "preview" button doesn't show it I don't think, but I'm not sure. Absent a "test post" post, I'm using this one as such :palm:

Trying to figure out how to embed uploaded images... this doesn't seem to work right away, but works after a minute or two...


related conclusion: a 'test post' section would still be convenient.
 

Offline xrunner

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Re: How about a testing post section?
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2017, 02:14:27 pm »
 :-//

Test - test - test ...

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Offline Muttley Snickers

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Re: How about a testing post section?
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2017, 02:25:44 pm »
I'd like a place to test making a post and embedding the attachment. The "preview" button doesn't show it I don't think, but I'm not sure. Absent a "test post" post, I'm using this one as such :palm:

One benefit you have on this forum is the ability to go back to any of your prior posts and edit it to your hearts content, this means you can add pictures, links or whatever else you like providing it is within the maximum size guidelines, in using this method as a test platform you can readily modify a post, save it and then have a preview without drawing attention from others or adding to the recent posts list.
 

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Re: How about a testing post section?
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2017, 02:45:59 pm »
I'd like a place to test making a post and embedding the attachment. The "preview" button doesn't show it I don't think, but I'm not sure. Absent a "test post" post, I'm using this one as such :palm:

One benefit you have on this forum is the ability to go back to any of your prior posts and edit it to your hearts content, this means you can add pictures, links or whatever else you like providing it is within the maximum size guidelines, in using this method as a test platform you can readily modify a post, save it and then have a preview without drawing attention from others or adding to the recent posts list.

This is good advice! As a first time poster, however, I could not have tested my image upload embedding by editing an earlier post ;) Therefore, a "test post" section may still be of value...
 

Offline Brumby

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Re: How about a testing post section?
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2017, 02:53:12 pm »
As a first time poster, however, I could not have tested my image upload embedding by editing an earlier post

I don't understand.  You can do more when you edit a post than you can when first posting it.


One clear example is uploading images to Dave's server (ie. "Attachments").  You only get a thumbnail at the original post.  You can then come back and view the thumbnail to get the full sized image, copy the image address and then update the post with the [IMG] tag containing the image URL
« Last Edit: January 29, 2017, 03:19:17 pm by Brumby »
 


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