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Post Missions in this forum now? New Epic

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Since they made the new announcement about Epic going to be about missions, scenarios, and campaigns, does the focus of this sub-forum change?  

Remember that what we know as "epic ships" will now be called "Huge Ships".  Epic will be story driven stuff.    

I'm kind of wanting to start posting some missions I'm going to run tonight.  Is that OK with people?

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11 minutes ago, heychadwick said:

 

I'm kind of wanting to start posting some missions I'm going to run tonight.  Is that OK with people?

I'd love to steal your stuff. 

Feel free!!🤩

And, I've been using this subforum to selfishly keep track of my Picutorian campaign for almost a year, with no complaints, and even a little attention. 

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Jim already asked me in a PM, but I figure for the benefit of others I would share how I post pictures to the forum. I use Flickr, but it's a little tedious, so I tried Instagram, and that's worse, so I am back to Flickr.

1) After you've uploaded your photo to Flickr, open it on the website and click on the little arrow to 'share' your photo. (Don't try this on mobile. I think it's possible, but it's even more of a headache).

2) A window will pop up with 4 options. You want "embed." On the "embed" tab, you can see a dropdown menu from which you can choose the size of your photo. I usually use Medium when posting to the forums. There are different sizes of Medium, so it's kind of trial and error to find the size you prefer. I like the smallest Medium usually (500 x 400). If I post a bigger picture, I usually put it in the 'spoiler' tag.

3) Copy the link in the box

4) On the FFG forums, when you are making a post, select "Insert other media" -> "Insert image from URL" at the bottom right corner of the page.

5) Paste your link into the field BUT THAT'S not all! ...

6) This is the stupid part that makes it a little tedious. The FFG forums don't recognize anything that doesn't end in a file type. So you have to delete a bunch of stuff so that only the "https://blahblahblah.jpg" remains. I usually scroll left to find the .jpg part which is usually close to the end, then delete everything after it. Then I find the part in quotes where the "https" is, and delete everything before it.

Example: When you paste the link, it should look like what I've pasted below, but I've bolded the part you need to keep. Everything else must be deleted or the forums will not recognize your photo link.

<a data-flickr-embed="true"  href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/67865079@N06/40615890293/in/dateposted-public/" title="Range 0 example"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/7812/40615890293_1fa7c9b9e8.jpg" width="500" height="400" alt="Range 0 example"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

I hope that helps!

Edited by Parakitor

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6 hours ago, heychadwick said:

What is the best way to post photos on these forums?  I used to use photobucket, but they changed it all up.

 

40 minutes ago, Parakitor said:

Jim already asked me in a PM, but I figure for the benefit of others I would share how I post pictures to the forum. I use Flickr, but it's a little tedious, so I tried Instagram, and that's worse, so I am back to Flickr.

I use Imgur, and it's not too tedious, so I'll share, too:

Really, all you do is upload your photo to Imgur.

Once it's uploaded, there is a dropdown menu for share links.  There are 4 kinds.  One is for "message boards."  Copy that link.

Paste and Post.  It's that easy (tm)!!

N.B.:  Often the photo only appears as the share link in your post until to post the post.  Then it magically becomes an image.

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