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    Lightbulb How to Use Banners

    Since I have seen a lot of people who have been unable to properly put a banner in their signature, I think that this one simple thread can help you all.

    Things Not To Do

    Why not to use "Upload Signature Picture"
    One of the most common thing users do is use the "Upload Signature Picture" function when editing their signtuare to insert the banner. As most of you may have noticed, if uploaded, the banner becomes low quality and is shrunken down. Either that or the file is too large to be uploaded anyway. This is why you should avoid using this function to insert your banners. Leave it for smaller images like overworld trainer sprites or such.
    This is what an image uploaded using the USP will look like in comparison to the original-


    Don't just Paste the links
    Another less frequent problem is that users tend to directly paste the links into their signature. That doesn't really do anything except display a link to your banner.

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    Ok, so now you know what not to do, so lets move onto what you should do.

    How to Use Banners in Your Signature
    Its pretty simple really. I'm sure most of you have seen this icon before: . Well, this icon is all you need to press to get your banner to display properly.

    1. First of all, you will need the link to your banner. If the person who made you the banner did not provide you this, then you can easily find its URL by Right-clicking it and selecting "Copy Image Location" (This only applies to Firefox. Other browsers should have a similar option). If you made it yourself, then you can simply solve this problem by uploading it yourself on somewhere like ImageShack or Photobucket and take the link from there. You could even upload it onto here on the Forums to one of yours albums.
    2. Take the link and go to Edit Signature which you will find in your User CP.
    3. Once there, press , and select the From URL tab.
    4. Paste your link in the provided space.
    5. If you want your image to uploaded and attached to your post, leave "Retrieve remote file and reference locally" ticked, otherwise if you just want to normally link to the image, untick it.


    You're done! Congratulations, you have successfully put a banner into your signature.

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    These same rules apply to other images you put in you signature, such as Trainer Cards.

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    Any other problems? You may discuss it here.
    Last edited by Blazaking; 28th January 2012 at 11:14 AM.

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    Default Re: How to Use Banners

    Hmm.. where do you find that button? There's another way to put images in your sig. type [img]link[/img ] just replace "link" with the link the owner of the shop gave you, and take off that space I put on [ /img].

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    Default Re: How to Use Banners

    Quote Originally Posted by Moises View Post
    Hmm.. where do you find that button? There's another way to put images in your sig. type [img]link[/img ] just replace "link" with the link the owner of the shop gave you, and take off that space I put on [ /img].
    You have to be kidding, right?


    Basically the method you are explaining is what pressing this button does automatically.
    Last edited by Blazaking; 22nd January 2011 at 12:18 PM.

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    Default Re: How to Use Banners

    Damn, I haven't seen the edit sig thing in a while. XD I'm a noob.

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    Default Re: How to Use Banners

    Quote Originally Posted by Moises View Post
    Damn, I haven't seen the edit sig thing in a while. XD I'm a noob.
    Well... thats understandable. Since your signature hasn't been any different for a while.

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    xD I just provide them with the [img]link[*/img] thing and be like "remove the star plzkthx." Makes your life easier, really. But it's good for the people who dunno what to do. (Or for the shop owners who aren't like me and don't provide people with the [img]link[*/img] thing.)

    *Felly runs off to hide from her shop of unfinished requests. :) (Which will get done eventually; please blame life.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Felly View Post
    xD I just provide them with the [img]link[*/img] thing and be like "remove the star plzkthx." Makes your life easier, really. But it's good for the people who dunno what to do. (Or for the shop owners who aren't like me and don't provide people with the [img]link[*/img] thing.)

    *Felly runs off to hide from her shop of unfinished requests. :) (Which will get done eventually; please blame life.)
    I'm really just too lazy to do it myself... XD

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    Default Re: How to Use Banners

    How do you add a link to a banner? Like if you were to click on my banner and it would go to a link that I wanted it to, how would that work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newmoon View Post
    How do you add a link to a banner? Like if you were to click on my banner and it would go to a link that I wanted it to, how would that work?
    To add a link to a banner, select the whole link, including the . Paste the link in the dialogue box and click OK. Then your done. It should look something like this:
    [URL ="http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/index.php"][ IMG]http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/4933/shadowredbanner4.png">[/URL]

    Basically, without the spaces.

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    Default Re: How to Use Banners

    [URL="http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/index.php"][IMG]http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/4933/shadowredbanner4.png"[/img*][/URL*]

    Fixed. xD You left out the end image tag and it was bothering me.


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    Default Re: How to Use Banners

    you can just right click the banner go to properties find the link(it says Address(URL)) and copy it.

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    Default Re: How to Use Banners

    Quote Originally Posted by Pokestar View Post
    you can just right click the banner go to properties find the link(it says Address(URL)) and copy it.
    Also true. But at the time I made this thread, you wouldn't believe how many times people would misuse the banner. I'm glad people have gained some common sense these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazaking EX View Post
    Once there, press , and paste the URL of the banner. Click OK.
    Note that IE blocks the window that comes up. Not that I use it - just letting everyone know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NismoZ View Post
    Note that IE blocks the window that comes up. Not that I use it - just letting everyone know.
    Just to prove you wrong, no it doesn't :P. I have IE and I just clicked the little picture thingy. Window popped up saying 'Bulbagarden Forums - Reply to Topic...' then in the window it said 'Please enter the URL of your image'. So, it might just be certain computers that block the window.

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    Default Re: How to Use Banners

    Quote Originally Posted by NismoZ View Post
    Note that IE blocks the window that comes up. Not that I use it - just letting everyone know.
    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder410 View Post
    Just to prove you wrong, no it doesn't :P. I have IE and I just clicked the little picture thingy. Window popped up saying 'Bulbagarden Forums - Reply to Topic...' then in the window it said 'Please enter the URL of your image'. So, it might just be certain computers that block the window.
    Yeah, it works just fine for me.

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