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How to insert a PICTURE into a forum post.. Inserting code into a forum post.

    Question

  • Hi ALL,

    <edit on 10th March 2010.>

    Changed thread type to QUESTION. I was then able to mark AS ANSWER the relevent post which now also immediately

    follows this post and so it is easier to find as suggested by forum user j2associates . Thanks for the suggestion. :-)

    </edit>

    ________________________________________________________________________________________


    <edit> It is also my 3rd post in this thread,  the 8th one up, of my posts,  from the bottom ( for now ), as the forum format has changed yet again.

    Please ignore the rest of this post as it applied to the older forum format. 

    I will leave the rest of this post ( as is ) purely for historical reasons. I have been on these forums long enough to see 3 forum changes.   ;-)   :-)   </edit>

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    <edit> 19th May, 2010> Link added to a video on the next line of text.

    Click here to see a video on how to insert code into a forum post properly please. </edit>

    ________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    Here is how I do it.


    Anyone know an easier way?

    To any moderator. Please make this a STICKY post.

    Regards,

    John

    a22Pom said:

    Hi Guys,

    For John Anthony Oliver, How did you insert that screen capture?   I've tried before on questions without any luck and the old saying , "A picture paints .... etc" comes into force strongly.

    Best Rgds,
    22Pom



    1)a) The PrintScreen button copies the entire screen to the clipboard.

    1)b) ALT + PrintScreen keys on your keyboard copies the active window only.



    2) Then open MSPAINT and PASTE the clipboard contents ( CTRL + V ).


    3) SAVE the file and upload it to somewhere.

    I use http://photobucket.com/

    4) Once you have a picture uploaded I copy the 3rd link down.>>

    Photobucket



    5) When you EDIT a post click on the HYPERLINK MANAGER then the ANCHOR tab and PASTE the text in and then click on OK as shown below.

    Photobucket


    Final picture showing you where I post the TEXT starting <a href="

    >>

    Photobucket



    If anyone knows an easier way then please let me know. :-)

    Now I have shown how I do it I will copy this post into my two forum sticky posts or a link to a post from my two  STICKY posts. :-)


    Regards,

    John


    For links to VB.Net tutorials see here.>>
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vblanguage/thread/29f2179b-997b-4115-a96d-a0834853b835

    • Changed type John Anthony Oliver Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:49 PM Changed to question so the relevant post may be marked AS ANSWER if any moderator should wish to do so please?
    • Edited by John Anthony Oliver Thursday, July 08, 2010 3:11 PM
    Tuesday, November 25, 2008 5:11 AM

Answers

  • Thank you for this very useful post, John!
    I have joined quite a number of forums and all of them use [IMG]URL[/IMG] to insert an image hehehe


    Hi wnd4459 and everyone else ,

    Two sites you can use are;

    Now the format of the forums has changed, yet again, I guess we will have to resort to HTML as per the reply by
    MARTIN XIE MSFT as per the post (2 posts above this one ).

    1) Except now copy the content of the DIRECT LINK box from PHOTOBUCKET   >>



    2) Select the HTML button ( while you are creating / editing a post )
    as per the PICTURE below and insert the link like this.>>

    <img src="http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a272/u-might-want-this/ForumScreenshotEdit.jpg">

    in the HTML window so you get this.>>





    Note to MARTIN XIE ( and everyone else)

    <img src="ImageURL">

    NOT

    <img src="ImageURL"/>

    It ends with just a greater than sign, the / that you mentioned is not required.

    See this page for proof.>>


    Inserting an IMAGE tutorial page from W3schools.


    Regards,

    John

    • Edited by Martin Xie - MSFT Wednesday, April 01, 2009 2:45 AM Both <img src="ImageURL"> and <img src="ImageURL"/> are OK. Thank you John for your friendly support.
    • Marked as answer by John Anthony Oliver Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:50 PM
    • Edited by John Anthony Oliver Saturday, September 03, 2011 9:03 PM
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 5:29 PM

All replies

  • You have images in your posts?! I've got photobucket blocked so I guess I'm not seeing them...
    Stephen J Whiteley
    Tuesday, November 25, 2008 2:58 PM
    Moderator
  • indeed he does.  imagine that, john writing long posts, with pictures.
    Tuesday, November 25, 2008 4:02 PM
  • I'm looking forward to videos.
    I marked John's post as helpful.
    Rick
    Tuesday, November 25, 2008 7:51 PM
  • dbasnett said:

    indeed he does.  imagine that, john writing long posts, with pictures.


    Hi dbasnett,

    I thought , ha-ha, very funny!!

    I guess you do not like long posts then ( or you don't like my posts, LOL!! )??


    SJWhiteley said:

    You have images in your posts?! I've got photobucket blocked so I guess I'm not seeing them...


    Stephen J Whiteley



    Hi Stephen,

    Are you seeing lots of white space when you look at the 1st post in this thread then?

    Stephen, any chance of you making this a STICKY thread please?


    Regards,

    John

    For links to VB.Net tutorials see here.>> http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vblanguage/thread/29f2179b-997b-4115-a96d-a0834853b835
    Wednesday, November 26, 2008 1:27 AM
  • John Anthony Oliver,

    Thank you so much for that information now I can use pictures in my posts to clarify myself instead of stumbling upon my words.

    Best Regards,

    Adjutor

    Wednesday, November 26, 2008 6:34 AM
  • Thank you John and All for your long-time friendly help and support.
    Make this thread as Sticky.

    By the way, here is another approach to display an online image on your post:
    Step 1. Right-click an image on web page -> Select "Properties" context menu item-> Copy the Address(URL)
    Step 2. Insert such format code <img src="ImageURL"> to HTML view of your post like this:
    Note: We'd better post those images that belong to you or come from your personal website because of copyright or hotlink-stealing as Omie reminded.

     

     

    Best regards,
    Martin Xie



    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
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    Thursday, March 26, 2009 12:20 PM
  • Thank you for this very useful post, John!
    I have joined quite a number of forums and all of them use [IMG]URL[/IMG] to insert an image hehehe
    Saturday, March 28, 2009 2:47 PM
  • Thank you for this very useful post, John!
    I have joined quite a number of forums and all of them use [IMG]URL[/IMG] to insert an image hehehe


    Hi wnd4459 and everyone else ,

    Two sites you can use are;

    Now the format of the forums has changed, yet again, I guess we will have to resort to HTML as per the reply by
    MARTIN XIE MSFT as per the post (2 posts above this one ).

    1) Except now copy the content of the DIRECT LINK box from PHOTOBUCKET   >>



    2) Select the HTML button ( while you are creating / editing a post )
    as per the PICTURE below and insert the link like this.>>

    <img src="http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a272/u-might-want-this/ForumScreenshotEdit.jpg">

    in the HTML window so you get this.>>





    Note to MARTIN XIE ( and everyone else)

    <img src="ImageURL">

    NOT

    <img src="ImageURL"/>

    It ends with just a greater than sign, the / that you mentioned is not required.

    See this page for proof.>>


    Inserting an IMAGE tutorial page from W3schools.


    Regards,

    John

    • Edited by Martin Xie - MSFT Wednesday, April 01, 2009 2:45 AM Both <img src="ImageURL"> and <img src="ImageURL"/> are OK. Thank you John for your friendly support.
    • Marked as answer by John Anthony Oliver Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:50 PM
    • Edited by John Anthony Oliver Saturday, September 03, 2011 9:03 PM
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 5:29 PM
  • Hi,

    I thought this was a very useful thread??

    To the moderators, so why is it no longer a STICKY?


    Regards,

    John
    Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:58 PM
  • MODERATORS

    I agree with John!  This needs to be a sticky thread!!


    Doug
    Wednesday, June 17, 2009 1:46 PM
  • MODERATORS

    I agree with John!  This needs to be a sticky thread!!


    Doug

    Hi Doug,

    Even though I started this thread, I now say; Thank you very much for your support!! :-)    ;-D    :-]


    Regards,

    John
    Wednesday, June 17, 2009 5:35 PM
  • Glad to see your active help and support to MSDN community :)

    The reason why this thread is no longer sticky, is that the sticky duration is expired.

    Make this instructive thread sticky for three months again.

    If any urgent forum issue, you can contact me v-maxie@microsoft.com
    Thank you All!

    Best regards,
    Martin Xie


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Welcome to the All-In-One Code Framework! If you have any feedback, please tell us.
    Thursday, June 18, 2009 11:06 AM
  • @ John -  You're most welcome!   I wouldn't have known how to do it had I not seen this thread.  And, as is said, "A picture is worth a thousand words".  Many times it is very helpful to "SEE" a question that has been asked.

    ============

    Thank you Martin Xie for resetting this as a sticky!   Is there a way we can make sure it stays that way so that you or other moderators don't have to reset it every 3 months?


    Doug
    Thursday, June 18, 2009 11:45 AM
  • Hi Doug,

    Thanks for your enthusiastic support and concern :)

    Actually the Sticky Duration can be endless. The reason why I stick it only three months, is to avoid too many sticky threads holding homepage layout. However consider it's very very helpful "A picture is worth a thousand words", Now I re-make this thread sticky for one year, till to 2010-06-30. Sorry for the change.

    Have a nice day.
     
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Welcome to the All-In-One Code Framework! If you have any feedback, please tell us.
    Friday, June 19, 2009 11:05 AM
  • Hi Martin Xie,

    Thank you very much.

    :-)    :-D    ;-]    :-}

    I have marked your previous 2 posts AS HELPFUL as a way of saying thanks.  :-)

    I will email you near or just after 30th June, 2010 if you should then want to make this a sticky thread again.


    Regards,

    John
    Friday, June 19, 2009 1:48 PM
  • Dear John,
    You're welcome :-) 
    You can contact me by then :-D
    Thank you for your many instructive threads and enthusiastic help in MSDN community ;-]

    Regards,
    Martin
    谢喜鸣


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Welcome to the All-In-One Code Framework! If you have any feedback, please tell us.
    Monday, June 22, 2009 7:41 AM
  • By the way, here is another approach to display an online image on your post:
    Step 1. Right-click an image on web page -> Select "Properties" context menu item-> Copy the Address(URL)
    Step 2. Insert such format code <img src="ImageURL"> to HTML view of your post like this:



    Best regards,
    Martin Xie


    Umm... Thats called HotLinking Martin. and thats kinda immoral. That way you'll steal 'THAT' website's bandwidth. 'Stealing' because its without their consent and notice. You'll find some servers disabling hotlinking for the same reason.

    Further, images posted on other sites may be copyrighted and proprety of their own. So I would say avoid it. Only post those images that belog to you or are royalty free. Use image sharing sites who allow their b/w to be used .

    No Hard Feelings please.. thought I should point it out since thread is sticky and newbies might try doing ^that..




    Thanks

    I AM OPTIMUS PRIME
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7:13 PM
  • Thank you Omie for your kind reminding! You're considerate.

    I have edited my that post and add the Note: We'd better post those images that belong to you or come from your personal website because of copyright or hotlink-stealing as Omie reminded.

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 3:58 AM
  • I have done it before but I just can't remember how to copy on the "Form" instead of the entire screen.

    Say I am working on the Visual Basic IDE and I want to copy only the "Form1.Vb[Design]" image. How is it done?

    Thanks.
    Only performance counts!
    Saturday, August 08, 2009 8:38 AM
  • I have done it before but I just can't remember how to copy on the "Form" instead of the entire screen.

    Say I am working on the Visual Basic IDE and I want to copy only the "Form1.Vb[Design]" image. How is it done?

    Thanks.
    Only performance counts!

    Hi,

    Use ALT with the PrintScreen key to capture the active window.


    Regards,

    John
    Saturday, August 08, 2009 8:42 AM
  • I did that and it captured both the Server Explorer, the tool/menu bar, properties window, Solution explorer, etc. I want to capture only the Form in design view. Is it possible?
    Only performance counts!
    Saturday, August 08, 2009 8:51 AM
  • meh.. start debugging and Capture it.


    Thanks

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    Saturday, August 08, 2009 2:10 PM
  • I did that and it captured both the Server Explorer, the tool/menu bar, properties window, Solution explorer, etc. I want to capture only the Form in design view. Is it possible?
    Only performance counts!

    Hi Sylva,

    As Omie said, RUN the program ( even with no active code ) and capture it that way. :-)

    Still use ALT wth PrintScreen.


    Regards,

    John
    Sunday, August 09, 2009 7:50 PM
  • OK. I have done so and it works. I was only wondering if it is possible to capture only the Form while at design view?
    Only performance counts!
    Sunday, August 09, 2009 8:54 PM
  • OK. I have done so and it works. I was only wondering if it is possible to capture only the Form while at design view?
    Only performance counts!

    Hi,

    There isn't any method to capture an image of just the FORM without running the code that I know about, sorry.


    Regards,

    John
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 4:32 PM
  • Snipping Tool helps there ^_^ but NOT if form is too large to fit in designer frame at once..



    Thanks

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    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 4:59 PM
  • Saturday, August 15, 2009 11:18 AM
  • Just as a tip, you can use the PrintKey program to create images.  It's free and much better than using the Print Screen feature.

    http://www.webtree.ca/newlife/printkey_info.htm


    Gary Lima
    MS Visual Basic MVP
    http://www.garylima.blogspot.com/

    Thursday, September 17, 2009 2:33 PM
  • VBRocks, no offense but that program is too old. Snipping Tools is a nice option these days :-)




    Thanks

    My BlogMy FlickrMy FacebookYOUR Place to have fun time !
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 3:04 PM
  • Thank you very much for the information now .



    My blog
    Friday, September 18, 2009 2:09 PM
  • I've been looking at how to put a picture in a forum post for a long time now....thanks for the information and how to do it.

    I have since bookmarked this thread!
    • Edited by billyberue Sunday, November 15, 2009 3:01 AM additional information
    Sunday, November 15, 2009 2:58 AM
  • Thanks, very helpful! How about marking the latest and greatest, etc as the answer so it is easy to fing.
    Tuesday, March 09, 2010 1:05 PM
  • Hello,

    I must be doing something wrong. Here is an actual link from PhotoBucket.com:

    http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab49/Wants2Learn/MSDN%20Forums/ReportParm0.jpg

    I then clicked the HTML icon and loaded the following:

    <img src="http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab49/Wants2Learn/MSDN%20Forums/ReportParm0.jpg">


    When I clicked the submit button I get the following, not the image.
    <img src="http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab49/Wants2Learn/MSDN%20Forums/ReportParm0.jpg">
    


    If someone could tell me what I am doing wrong, I would greatly appreciate it!

    Tuesday, March 09, 2010 2:44 PM
  • It happens that way sometimes and I hope that the moderators can offer some explanations. I have no idea why it happens but you can try this:

    Once you have your picture loaded on photobucket, right click on the picture. Click Copy. Then paste the copied picture on your post. I have tried it several times and it worked.


    Only performance counts!
    Tuesday, March 09, 2010 2:56 PM
  • Thank you Sylva! That worked.
    Tuesday, March 09, 2010 3:38 PM
  • Hi Wants2Learn,

    You can paste the line.>>

     

    <img src="http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab49/Wants2Learn/MSDN%20Forums/ReportParm0.jpg">

    into the HTML page code page that appears when you click on the HTML button.

    When you add or edit a post the HTML button is the 2nd from the right next to the </> for inserting code. 

     


    Do you want Netherlands ( Holland ) or Spain to win the 2010 World Cup? Give a reason if you want to. :-)
    Thursday, July 08, 2010 2:56 PM
  • Hi to all moderators,

    This thread was a sticky thread, if you want to make it sticky again it is up to you.

    However I feel we currently have enough sticky threads in vbGeneral .

     

    How about a moderator writing a single post, in each forum section, make it sticky and in

    that post just reference all the other ones and then have just one sticky thread  per forum area?



    Thursday, July 08, 2010 3:02 PM
  • All this is very helpful, but if Microsoft would join the modern world and lead instead of follow the wide world of posting questions in forums for help, they would have by now at the latest provided an easy way to simply cut and paste the picture in the post directly. To have to use a 3rd party link which can be poisoned etc is just not very professional of them. I have questions that could be cut by 200% and actual get 1000% better help and understanding of my problem if I could just add in a picture. It is inconceivable that this is not a standard feature of the MS forums!

    Too add insult to injury I just spent 15 mins trying to create an account on Photobucket but it kept saying "We're sorry. Based on the information you have submitted to us, you are ineligible to register on Photobucket." I gave it a unique name told it I was a gender, not an it, gave it a legit email, a throw away of course, but still legit, even changed my age from under 13 which is always the preferred age for any kind of sign up as it helps protect you from unsolicited adds in your email etc. to someone born in 1911. And it still complained. (AT NO TIME will I ever give "real" information to ANY online org about me, including facebook, and neither should anyone else. Internet annonimaty is an absolute MUST and no legit site or company should EVER try to circumvent that! (If they need to show ads to make money, which is OK, they just put them on the side of the web page, no targeting or tracking, unless you voluntarily click and only just that it was clicked, of course, should be allowed. Just like commercial TV) That's just basic "network" morality, something which is severly lacking in cyber space, but that is another topic for another post somewhere else. However this illustrates the obvious need for MS to wake up be a leader and innovator and FIX their forums to enable people to include snapshots of their problems directly from their PC without the need for 3rd party web sites etc.

    Of course this is just common sense, an apparently foreign concept for MS.

    So, Microsoft, when can we expect to see that feature on your forums or do you as the past has shown want to make it as difficult as possible for people to get help. If you are not going to fix this you might as well go back to the News Groups as this is not much of an improvement over that without that feature.

    Just stating what should be obvious,

    Ralph Malph

    Friday, March 04, 2011 9:06 PM
  • Hi Ralph Malph 2 ,

    I know what you mean.

    If you are having trouble with photobucket.com try.>>

    http://imageshack.us/

    instead.  :-)



    Regards,

    John

    Click this link to see how to insert a picture into a forum post.
    Friday, March 04, 2011 10:10 PM
  • All this is very helpful, but if Microsoft would join the modern world and lead instead of follow the wide world of posting questions in forums for help, they would have by now at the latest provided an easy way to simply cut and paste the picture in the post directly. To have to use a 3rd party link which can be poisoned etc is just not very professional of them. I have questions that could be cut by 200% and actual get 1000% better help and understanding of my problem if I could just add in a picture. It is inconceivable that this is not a standard feature of the MS forums!

    Too add insult to injury I just spent 15 mins trying to create an account on Photobucket but it kept saying "We're sorry. Based on the information you have submitted to us, you are ineligible to register on Photobucket." I gave it a unique name told it I was a gender, not an it, gave it a legit email, a throw away of course, but still legit, even changed my age from under 13 which is always the preferred age for any kind of sign up as it helps protect you from unsolicited adds in your email etc. to someone born in 1911. And it still complained. (AT NO TIME will I ever give "real" information to ANY online org about me, including facebook, and neither should anyone else. Internet annonimaty is an absolute MUST and no legit site or company should EVER try to circumvent that! (If they need to show ads to make money, which is OK, they just put them on the side of the web page, no targeting or tracking, unless you voluntarily click and only just that it was clicked, of course, should be allowed. Just like commercial TV) That's just basic "network" morality, something which is severly lacking in cyber space, but that is another topic for another post somewhere else. However this illustrates the obvious need for MS to wake up be a leader and innovator and FIX their forums to enable people to include snapshots of their problems directly from their PC without the need for 3rd party web sites etc.

    Of course this is just common sense, an apparently foreign concept for MS.

    So, Microsoft, when can we expect to see that feature on your forums or do you as the past has shown want to make it as difficult as possible for people to get help. If you are not going to fix this you might as well go back to the News Groups as this is not much of an improvement over that without that feature.

    Just stating what should be obvious,

    Ralph Malph


    hi ,

    you are wrong , the main reason its done they way it is , is so that people in countries who dont have a high speed net connec can particpate and to prevent spam , ... thats why !

    you cant compare photobucket with ms , .... complain with photobucket instead , ...

    there are plenty of other ways to post pics and sites that provide that service

    have a nice day


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    Saturday, March 05, 2011 5:28 PM
  • All this is very helpful, but if Microsoft would join the modern world and lead instead of follow the wide world of posting questions in forums for help, they would have by now at the latest provided an easy way to simply cut and paste the picture in the post directly. To have to use a 3rd party link which can be poisoned etc is just not very professional of them. I have questions that could be cut by 200% and actual get 1000% better help and understanding of my problem if I could just add in a picture. It is inconceivable that this is not a standard feature of the MS forums!

    Too add insult to injury I just spent 15 mins trying to create an account on Photobucket but it kept saying "We're sorry. Based on the information you have submitted to us, you are ineligible to register on Photobucket." I gave it a unique name told it I was a gender, not an it, gave it a legit email, a throw away of course, but still legit, even changed my age from under 13 which is always the preferred age for any kind of sign up as it helps protect you from unsolicited adds in your email etc. to someone born in 1911. And it still complained. (AT NO TIME will I ever give "real" information to ANY online org about me, including facebook, and neither should anyone else. Internet annonimaty is an absolute MUST and no legit site or company should EVER try to circumvent that! (If they need to show ads to make money, which is OK, they just put them on the side of the web page, no targeting or tracking, unless you voluntarily click and only just that it was clicked, of course, should be allowed. Just like commercial TV) That's just basic "network" morality, something which is severly lacking in cyber space, but that is another topic for another post somewhere else. However this illustrates the obvious need for MS to wake up be a leader and innovator and FIX their forums to enable people to include snapshots of their problems directly from their PC without the need for 3rd party web sites etc.

    Of course this is just common sense, an apparently foreign concept for MS.

    So, Microsoft, when can we expect to see that feature on your forums or do you as the past has shown want to make it as difficult as possible for people to get help. If you are not going to fix this you might as well go back to the News Groups as this is not much of an improvement over that without that feature.

    Just stating what should be obvious,

    Ralph Malph


    You missed out the </rant> tag. lol

     

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:09 PM
  • Blimey, John, I've only subscribed to two threads AFAICR, this one, and you know the other, and here you are again! lol

    Maybe change your middle name to Ubiquitous. It's got a ring to it. :D

     

    See u

    Alec

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:02 AM
  • Blimey, John, I've only subscribed to two threads AFAICR , this one, and you know the other, and here you are again! lol

    Maybe change your middle name to Ubiquitous. It's got a ring to it. :D

     

    See u

    Alec

    Hi Alec,

    I think you will find me on these forums most days so if I was you, don't watch or subscribe to every thread that I respond to otherwise you will get a load more email messages. LOL!!

     

    ;-)



    Regards,

    John

    Click this link to see how to insert a picture into a forum post.

    Installing VB6 on Windows 7

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 5:55 AM
  • Tuesday, July 05, 2011 5:59 AM
  • Thanks John

    Vote +1

    Jaime

    Thursday, July 14, 2011 4:14 AM
  • All this is very helpful, but if Microsoft would join the modern world and lead instead of follow the wide world of posting questions in forums for help, they would have by now at the latest provided an easy way to simply cut and paste the picture in the post directly. To have to use a 3rd party link which can be poisoned etc is just not very professional of them. I have questions that could be cut by 200% and actual get 1000% better help and understanding of my problem if I could just add in a picture. It is inconceivable that this is not a standard feature of the MS forums!

    Too add insult to injury I just spent 15 mins trying to create an account on Photobucket but it kept saying "We're sorry. Based on the information you have submitted to us, you are ineligible to register on Photobucket." I gave it a unique name told it I was a gender, not an it, gave it a legit email, a throw away of course, but still legit, even changed my age from under 13 which is always the preferred age for any kind of sign up as it helps protect you from unsolicited adds in your email etc. to someone born in 1911. And it still complained. (AT NO TIME will I ever give "real" information to ANY online org about me, including facebook, and neither should anyone else. Internet annonimaty is an absolute MUST and no legit site or company should EVER try to circumvent that! (If they need to show ads to make money, which is OK, they just put them on the side of the web page, no targeting or tracking, unless you voluntarily click and only just that it was clicked, of course, should be allowed. Just like commercial TV) That's just basic "network" morality, something which is severly lacking in cyber space, but that is another topic for another post somewhere else. However this illustrates the obvious need for MS to wake up be a leader and innovator and FIX their forums to enable people to include snapshots of their problems directly from their PC without the need for 3rd party web sites etc.

    Of course this is just common sense, an apparently foreign concept for MS.

    So, Microsoft, when can we expect to see that feature on your forums or do you as the past has shown want to make it as difficult as possible for people to get help. If you are not going to fix this you might as well go back to the News Groups as this is not much of an improvement over that without that feature.

    Just stating what should be obvious,

    Ralph Malph


    I just found this thread.  I totally agree with Ralph.  However, you must remember one thing, Microsoft has never lead in anything.  MS steals, buys, and scarfs everything they have done.  They have originated nothing.  And it first started with the theft of the Apple/MacIntosh GUI.  I even still have a CD copy of Visual Age (a visual IDE for IBM PC-DOS systems) with a copyright date of 1991.  That is before Windows 3 and Visual Basic.

    However, for the life of me, I still cannot figure out how MS has not also stolen the idea of being able to insert or attach an image to a post in their forum boards.  So far, I have yet to find any forum boards that does not have this feature.

    To quote Ralph again, when can we expect to see such a feature on these forum boards?  Or, do you wish to make getting help for MS stuff impossible?  I believe MS wants to charge for any kind help they or its users offer to us who want to learn their products.  IMHO, if you want people to use your product, you would offer free help.  What better way to force your product on the world?  Buy my product and I will give you all the free help you need to spread it around.

    rmfr


    "We're building a bomb. So you do the opposite of what the safety label says." -- Sam Axe in "burn notice: The Fall of Sam Axe"
    Thursday, July 14, 2011 1:24 PM
  • I just found this thread.  I totally agree with Ralph.  However, you must remember one thing, Microsoft has never lead in anything.  MS steals, buys, and scarfs everything they have done.  They have originated nothing.  And it first started with the theft of the Apple/MacIntosh GUI.  I even still have a CD copy of Visual Age (a visual IDE for IBM PC-DOS systems) with a copyright date of 1991.  That is before Windows 3 and Visual Basic.

    However, for the life of me, I still cannot figure out how MS has not also stolen the idea of being able to insert or attach an image to a post in their forum boards.  So far, I have yet to find any forum boards that does not have this feature.

    To quote Ralph again, when can we expect to see such a feature on these forum boards?  Or, do you wish to make getting help for MS stuff impossible?  I believe MS wants to charge for any kind help they or its users offer to us who want to learn their products.  IMHO, if you want people to use your product, you would offer free help.  What better way to force your product on the world?  Buy my product and I will give you all the free help you need to spread it around.

    rmfr


    "We're building a bomb. So you do the opposite of what the safety label says." -- Sam Axe in "burn notice: The Fall of Sam Axe"

    Hi arakish,

    What about Windows 1 and Windows 2 ?

    Even if you believe that ( Mr Bill Gates and all the previous history of what you read of Microsoft )

    "stole" the idea of a WIMP based GUI, which is the most successful company, Microsoft or Apple?

     

    The business world and the world in general is a very cut-throat and greedy world, especially some of the big businesses, the quicker you realise that, the more / less you may or may not criticize the world as it is today. Mankind is ruining the planet in the pursuit of money, oil and the earths other natural resources, it will all end one day, then where will the millionaires and billionaires be? I will tell you, as dead as the rest of us!!

    There are many predictions for the world ending next year, but I don't want to scare you!!

    Just look at some of these results:>>

    http://www.google.co.uk/#sclient=psy&hl=en&safe=off&source=hp&q=2012%20end%20of%20the%20world%20predictions&fp=4f7cf9cf0ef00aca

     

    Oh, and where have you heard that Microsoft are thinking of charging "for any kind of help" ?

     



    Regards,

    John

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    Thursday, July 14, 2011 1:45 PM
    • Edited by gizmorabioso Thursday, December 01, 2011 12:41 PM
    Thursday, December 01, 2011 12:36 PM
  • How do I get this site onto bing www.sportsleisurewear.com directory?


    Thursday, March 01, 2012 1:17 AM
  • How do I get this site onto bing www.sportsleisurewear.com directory?


    Hi,

    Try clicking on report a new item on this page.>>

    http://www.ciao.co.uk/mssr?q=http%3A//www.sportsleisurewear.com

    if you want it under shopping.

    It comes up in a bing search like this without problems.>>

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=sportleisurewear.com

    These forums are not for SEO questions. You have posted in a VB.Net forum.




    Regards,

    profile for John Anthony Oliver at Stack Overflow, Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers

    Click this link to see the NEW way of how to insert a picture into a forum post.

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    App Hub for Windows Phone & XBOX 360 developers.

    Thursday, March 01, 2012 1:27 AM
  • I would suggest to upload your files to deffe.com, it was much simpler. The other site did not accept my picture. Upload pictures for forum

    <img src="http://www.deffe.com/images/2012/08/23/zf9MA.th.jpg">


    Monday, August 20, 2012 6:52 AM
  • Maybe you can add this code to insert image in forum post <a href="your url" title="your title url"/><img src="your image url" alt="your altternative text for your image" widht="numeric" height"numerik"></a>
    Saturday, July 06, 2013 5:57 PM