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TIPS: How to post YouTube videos on the site and more

Post by greeneyed » July 10, 2016, 7:46 pm

Lots of people don't seem to know how to post YouTube videos on the site. It's very easy, and remember it's a requirement to use the YouTube code if you're posting YouTube videos on the site. This is so people can see what it is they might play.

This is a normal YouTube URL from a recent Mounties game:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Qn3o3DmSvks

To post a You Tube video on the site, copy and paste in the URL into your post.

Then delete everything before the = sign. It'll look like this:

Qn3o3DmSvks

Then select that remnant and just click on the YouTube code icon. That will wrap the YouTube code around it.

And you're done.

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Re: How to post YouTube videos on the site

Post by Professor » July 10, 2016, 9:49 pm

I can't even use the quote function properly, GE; now you're telling me how to post videos?

Good grief, one thing at a time.

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Re: How to post YouTube videos on the site

Post by greeneyed » July 10, 2016, 9:51 pm

Professor wrote:I can't even use the quote function properly, GE; now you're telling me how to post videos?

Good grief, one thing at a time.
That's straightforward. But if you want tuition, I'm happy to answer questions.
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Re: How to post YouTube videos on the site

Post by Professor » July 10, 2016, 10:11 pm

greeneyed wrote:
Professor wrote:I can't even use the quote function properly, GE; now you're telling me how to post videos?

Good grief, one thing at a time.
That's straightforward. But if you want tuition, I'm happy to answer questions.
Would love some.

Ok, so in a nutshell, you know how people include multiple quotes within a post? How do I do that?

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Re: How to post YouTube videos on the site

Post by greeneyed » July 10, 2016, 10:18 pm

You may only automatically embed up to four posts when you multi quote, using the automatic post function. (It's actually five but I'm saying four because people can't count. :) )

The key thing to remember with the quote code is you need [quote] up front. And then you need... (I will continue in the next post...)
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Post by greeneyed » July 10, 2016, 10:20 pm

And then you need [/quote] to end the code wrap around. For every one of the first, you need one of the latter.
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Re: How to post YouTube videos on the site

Post by greeneyed » July 10, 2016, 10:22 pm

To quote an individual, you first need[quote="greeneyed"] up front.
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Post by greeneyed » July 10, 2016, 10:24 pm

Then you need [/quote] to wrap it.

Those are the principles.

Once you know this, you could copy and paste whatever text you want from another post, put it between those code instructions, and you can respond to that. Then do it again, and again.
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Re: How to post YouTube videos on the site

Post by greeneyed » July 10, 2016, 10:26 pm

Whatever code you use, it needs, say,

(That's the standard GH colour)
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Post by greeneyed » July 10, 2016, 10:26 pm

And [/color] to end the wrap around of the text. To make text a colour.
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Post by greeneyed » July 10, 2016, 10:28 pm

If you want to bold text, you need to start...
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Post by greeneyed » July 10, 2016, 10:29 pm

And then [/b] to wrap at the end of the text you want to bold.
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Re: How to post YouTube videos on the site

Post by greeneyed » July 10, 2016, 10:36 pm

You almost never need to use the URL code. In fact all that does is stop the URL being shortened. Mostly, it's best to let the URL to be shortened automatically. Just include the URL in the post and that just happens.

When the URL code becomes useful is when you want something like this to appear:

NSW Premiership teams: Click here
Holden Cup teams: Click here

If people woul like tuition on how to do that, let me know.
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Re: How to post YouTube videos on the site

Post by Schifty » July 10, 2016, 10:38 pm

If you want to leave hidden text in your message wrap the text in the following with brackets closed [ /color]

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Tomorrow's lesson will involve getting around the Suncorp Stadium filter to allow the naming right of a certain bank.

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Re: How to post YouTube videos on the site

Post by Notaroboticfish » July 10, 2016, 10:40 pm

Is just Suncorp, the insurance company filtered? Or only Suncorp Stadium?

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Post by Notaroboticfish » July 10, 2016, 10:40 pm

Ah, I see. I have to ask, what if we were discussing the merits of EDIT as an insurance company in the Politics thread or something?

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Re: How to post YouTube videos on the site

Post by greeneyed » July 10, 2016, 10:41 pm

Except I will edit those posts because I don't give companies who don't sponsor The GH any free kick and offend history at the same time.
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Post by -TW- » July 10, 2016, 10:42 pm

Or EDIT which is underwritten by EDIT

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Re: How to post YouTube videos on the site

Post by greeneyed » July 10, 2016, 10:43 pm

When those companies pay us to use their names I'll do so.
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Post by Schifty » July 10, 2016, 10:45 pm

greeneyed wrote:Except I will edit those posts because I don't give companies who don't sponsor The GH any free kick and offend history at the same time.
Is that why Stadium Australia gets a free pass? :hmmm

The Olympic stadium has a much more significant history to Australia and the NRL.. (highest ever crowd was at that venue)

Also been around slightly longer than the other place which only finished construction in 2003.

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Re: How to post YouTube videos on the site

Post by Professor » July 11, 2016, 9:40 am

Thanks a lot for this, GE. I'm having some dramas trying to execute your instructions at the moment, but that's because I'm on my phone and it's rather difficult.

I will give it a nudge on the computer a bit later.

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Post by Manchild » July 11, 2016, 2:09 pm

And I also found out that there is a way to do it on Tapatalk from GE. I won't explain it so over to you GE.

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Post by greeneyed » July 11, 2016, 2:58 pm

On Tapatalk just put in the CODE code, and substitute the word CODE for YouTube in both places.

https://youtu.be/j5PChO6RG5I

Put the remnant j5PChO6RG5I in between and you're done.

I did this on Tapatalk:



Note that both appear on Tapatalk as an embedded video, but that on the site, the first only appears as a URL link.
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Re: TIPS: How to post YouTube videos on the site and more

Post by bonehead » July 21, 2016, 8:03 pm

Practising but no go

://youtu.be/qqdikElzWWc is my link with the https in front

what do i take off???
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Post by reptar » July 22, 2016, 10:19 am

@bonehead - you only leave the bit after the last /

So in that case, qqdikElzWWc
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Re: TIPS: How to post YouTube videos on the site and more

Post by bonehead » July 22, 2016, 3:00 pm

Gah
Last edited by bonehead on July 22, 2016, 3:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: TIPS: How to post YouTube videos on the site and more

Post by bonehead » July 22, 2016, 3:01 pm

bonehead wrote:P-21cpPzDig
Nope
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Post by bonehead » July 22, 2016, 3:02 pm

This is just GE trying to end the bonus
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Re: TIPS: How to post YouTube videos on the site and more

Post by Notaroboticfish » July 22, 2016, 3:37 pm


[youtube]qqdikElzWWc[/youtube
Do that except put a ] on the end of the second YouTube box

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Post by greeneyed » July 22, 2016, 3:59 pm

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Post by greeneyed » July 22, 2016, 4:00 pm

bonehead wrote:
bonehead wrote:P-21cpPzDig
Nope
You don't use the quote code, you use the YouTube code. This is where you're going wrong.
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Post by The Rickman » July 22, 2016, 4:11 pm

**** me, Boney. It's not rocket surgery!
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Post by bonehead » July 22, 2016, 4:18 pm

The Nickman wrote:**** me, Boney. It's not rocket surgery!
Brain science cueball!

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Post by bonehead » September 8, 2016, 8:28 pm

Ok so on tapa how can i get it to look like a preview instead of a link or is that not allowed now?
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Re: TIPS: How to post YouTube videos on the site and more

Post by greeneyed » September 8, 2016, 9:22 pm

Sorry, not sure what you mean bonehead?
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