1. Please check the announcement in the DOA News section. Broken links to TinyPic were noticed over the weekend, and today we confirmed they've been shutting down over the last month. Since a lot of people appear to have pictures there, be aware that Monday, 9/16/19 appears to be the last day to download your photos.
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How to Post

How do I add an image to a post?

Den of Angels does not host images, so you are not able to upload an image with your post. You will need to post the images to an external account like Flickr or your own website.

Once you've uploaded your photos, copy the URL of your image. The URL should end in jpg, gif or png. Some sites, like Etsy and Facebook, may have image URLs that will not work on DoA.

In the editing box on DoA, click the image icon: Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 8.08.12 AM.png

Paste in your image URL and click Insert.
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Why are my images broken?

If you've posted an image and it doesn't show up correctly, here are some things to check:

• Is the image available on your image host? Check to make sure that your image host is available and that they have not blocked or removed your image.

• Is the image's privacy setting set to public? Some image hosts (like Flickr) allow you to set images to be private. That means they won't show on DoA, even if you can see them when you log into your image hosting account.

• Does the URL end in jpg, gif or png? Only these file types are supported. You will need to link to the individual photo, not the page that it displays on your image host. Sites like Facebook or Etsy may have image links that end in a number – these will not work on DoA.

• Is your image file larger than 2mb? Den of Angels can only display images that are 2mb or smaller. If your image is too big, you will need to resize it in your image editing software.

• Is your bbcode correct? Click the small wrench icon at the top right of the editing box: Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 8.29.22 AM.png

This will show the code for your post. You image code should be one URL wrapped in a beginning and ending IMG tag:
Code:
[IMG]http://imaghost.com/YourImage.jpg[/IMG]

Are you using Flickr bbcode? The bbcode provided by Flickr should be pasted straight into your post*. If you use the DoA image icon to insert it, the image will break. This is because you end up with two sets of IMG tags that are overlapping, so make sure your bbcode only has two IMG tags.

This is incorrect and will not work(two sets of IMG tags):
Code:
[IMG]http://[url=https://flic.kr/a/ABC123][IMG]https://farm9.staticflickr.com/5555/yourimage.jpg[/IMG]Image title[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/user123/]You[/url], on Flickr[/IMG]

This is the correct code that will show your image(only one set of IMG tags):
Code:
[url=https://flic.kr/a/ABC123][IMG]https://farm9.staticflickr.com/5555/yourimage.jpg[/IMG]Image title[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/user123/]You[/url], on Flickr

* Remember that photo hosts often change their pages and link setups and procedures, so always make sure you check the FAQs/help areas of any host for the latest information on how to access their features.


• Are you trying to link an image from Facebook? Images from Facebook often do not work. You will need to find a different image host.
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How do I change the title of my thread (or change a prefix tag)?

Go to your thread. In the upper right corner, above your first post, see the label marked "Thread Tools". From the drop-down menu, choose "Edit Thread". The title field will open, and can then be changed.

The same steps are done to change the prefix to your thread, such as marking a thread Finished in the marketplace, or changing a description prefix in the Galleries/Photostories or other areas.

You cannot change the title of other people's threads. If you feel a change is needed, contact the moderators in Ask the Moderators.
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How do I add a spoiler to a post?

Highlight the text you want to hide and click the icon above the editing box that looks like a +. Choose Spoiler from the dropdown menu.
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How do replies and quoting work?

To quote a single post, highlight the text you want to quote and click reply.

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You can also use the reply button to quote the entire post.

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To quote multiple posts, you can highlight the text of a post and click the + Quote button.

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Or you can use the Toggle Multi-Quote button:

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Once you've added all the posts you want to quote, click the Add Quotes button under the reply box:

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You will have a chance to reorder the quotes if needed before you insert them into your post.
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What is hotlinking and how do I avoid doing it?

If you post an image and the web address (URL) for that picture belongs to someone else, you are hotlinking. Hotlinking uses someone else’s bandwidth without their permission and may cost that person more money. It’s not good netiquette. We do not allow hotlinking. So how can you avoid it?

You can simply link to that image. Right-click the image you want to link to. Select View Image. Copy the URL for that image from your browser’s address field. Don’t use the Insert Image feature (that would be hotlinking). Just paste the URL into your post. Done.

You can save the image to your computer and upload it to your own hosting service, then post it. To do this:
  1. Right-click the image you want to save.
  2. Select Save Image.
  3. Proceed with the steps for posting a picture.

You’ll want to be careful not to violate the owner’s copyright. It is polite to secure permission before using any images that belong to others.

Mods edit hotlinked images so they appear only as links. If you routinely hotlink, you may receive a warning.
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