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      Guest Speaker 1.26.17 @ 8pm eastern   01/22/2017

      I am pleased to announce that we have are going to have a Q&A with an ex-evangelical on Thurs, January 26, 2017 @ 8pm.  The Q&A will last for approximately 1 hour.  I will be setting up a subforum for guest speakers as I hope to be able to get some other folks come talk to us. Our guest on Thurs will be Chris Stroop.  Here is his bio: Christopher Stroop grew up a rank-and-file member of the Christian Right in an Evangelical enclave community, Stroop's childhood social milieu consisting mostly of family and people associated with church and/or Christian school. From about the age of 16, Stroop found himself dealing with an increasingly acute crisis of faith that was not addressed properly by the people he talked to about it, and he was subjected to spiritual abuse. Stroop nevertheless went on to earn a BA in history and German from Ball State University (summa cum laude) in 2003, and then a Ph.D. in modern Russian History and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities from Stanford in 2012. Subsequently, Stroop spent three academic years teaching in the School of Public Policy at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow, where he kind of sort of almost got in trouble for "teaching Pussy Riot lyrics." Currently, Stroop teaches nineteenth-century European history and Russian Studies classes as a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of South Florida and, as a freelance writer and public speaker, speaks out against the abuses of conservative Christianity in general and the the white Evangelical subculture he comes from in particular. You can find many of his writings in this vein on Religion Dispatches. If you would like to support this work financially, please click here (for monthly support) or here (to leave a one-time gift). Stroop's more academic writings can mostly be found here, and you can follow him on Twitter - @C_Stroop.   We are going to use the Q&A forum format.  I will be setting up a special forum just for Chris.  I will open the forum about 15 minutes before the Q&A starts so you can start asking your questions.   We have a few rules.  Failure to follow these rules will get you temporarily placed in the Prayer Closet so we can preview your posts.  If you get put in the PC during the Q&A you will be released once it's over, but lets just follow the few simple rules so none of that is necessary. Rules for Q&A: 1. Be polite.  This is not an event meant for snark.  Chris is taking time out of his busy schedule to talk to us.  He is an expert in the things we discuss here, so let's give him respect, please. 2. One question per post.   Please don't bog him down with a bunch of questions in one post.  We are using the Q&A format so he can easily answer questions.  Putting a ton of questions in one post defeats the purpose.   You can continue discussion on the thread as he answers and ask another question in the same thread if you have one after he answers. 3. Please try to keep thread drift to a minimum during the Q&A.  After it's over, if you want to continue discussion on the topics  and they drift, that's fine. 4.  Be polite! These rules are subject to change as I and the helpmeets think over possible loopholes (cause there is always one person that has to push boundaries)
Curious

TEST THREAD - Smilies, Quotes, Formatting etc

198 posts in this topic

Feel free to use this thread to test out the various posting functions. Test out all the smilies, learn how quotes and linking work etc. Knock yourselves out.

A couple hints:

If you use the youtube button you only need the end part of the link. the nonsense ByxTgerlEx part. Just slap that between the tags and it will embed the video for you.

Further youtube tip provided by Thoughtful: Specifically, only whatever is after the v=

It will not work, however, if you want to post a video cued up to a particular spot, and (always? usually? I'm not sure) doesn't work if you use the url from a place where the video was already embedded, rather than right from Youtube.

the s is strikeout

link= will link you to some place offsite (or onsite) but in another window. Just put the URL after the = sign and you are [link=http://www.freejinger.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15470]good to go[/link]

url will do the same thing onsite is you add and = and the url

If you have any questions, just ask :) Have fun testing things out!

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If you use the youtube button you only need the end part of the link. the nonsense ByxTgerlEx part. Just slap that between the tags and it will embed the video for you.

Specifically, only whatever is after the v=

It will not work, however, if you want to post a video cued up to a particular spot, and (always? usually? I'm not sure) doesn't work if you use the url from a place where the video was already embedded, rather than right from Youtube.

Since I stopped cursing at the computer and figured those things out a few months ago, I thought I share. :D

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Specifically, only whatever is after the v=

It will not work, however, if you want to post a video cued up to a particular spot, and (always? usually? I'm not sure) doesn't work if you use the url from a place where the video was already embedded, rather than right from Youtube.

Since I stopped cursing at the computer and figured those things out a few months ago, I thought I share. :D

Thanks! I added this to the original post :)

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Strikeout ooh! That's fun.

Is there any way to do the Trademark sign here? The "TM" one? I'm terrible with be code.

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Is there any way to do the Trademark sign here? The "TM" one? I'm terrible with be code.

The HTML code for trademark is ; (no space between the last number and the semicolon)

It should work here:

but if it doesn't appear, then the forums don't support HTML. (Sorry, new here and I'm not sure what the forums do/do not support!)

Now going to try to post a video:

hMtZfW2z9dw

Finally, going to try out the spoiler function:

:dance:

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I guess my trademark idea didn't, work, but it looks like the rest did!

How do you create a quote with someone's username in it?

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I don't think most bulletin board languages (BBLs) support TM symbol type things, but I'll see what I can scare up on the subject.

To quote someone, (I'm putting asterisks in this to break the code--I don't feel like coming up w/ a new way, so, assume you'd remove them :) you can just add names.

So to just put in a quote, you put

This is quoted text [*/quote]

To put a name in a quote, add ="name" [*quote=Rosie O' Tulle] This is quoted text that Rosie Said [*/quote]

^comes in handy if you want to make it clear that you're quoting from somewhere

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I guess my trademark idea didn't, work, but it looks like the rest did!

How do you create a quote with someone's username in it?

If you click on the Quote button in the upper right corner of their post, it does it automatically.

Otherwise, if you click the quote button in your reply area you get this {quote}{/quote} with brackets instead of curly braces. Then you insert ="postername" into the first set of brackets, like so:

{quote="happy atheist"} (again, with brackets instead of curly braces).

Is that clear, or have I confused you utterly?

eta - Hi dawbs!

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hmm,m my old reference sheet does say that [tm] should be the TM symbol.

But, honestly, when I say 'old' I mean, I was working w/ BBLs 5 years ago and I'm completely out of the loop anymore :oops:

*hi! Is this how we all spend our Saturday nights? :lol:

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Strikeout ooh! That's fun.

Is there any way to do the Trademark sign here? The "TM" one? I'm terrible with be code.

There is now, by hitting the TM button up there [tm][/tm]

You can also center now

and because I've wanted one for Transition Updates, but have been too lazy to make one until now I added a horizontal rule since I was adding other stuff


We be stylin' now!

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Yay! Thanks, Curious! I'll be a proper Freejingerite[tm][/tm] before I know it!

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Yay! Thanks, Curious! I'll be a proper Freejingerite[tm][/tm] before I know it!

:)

I keep forgetting to tell you that I love your avatar. I :romance-heartbeating::romance-heartbeating::romance-heartbeating::romance-hearteyes::romance-heartsfade::romance-heartsthree::romance-heartstiny::romance-inlove: MOOSE :)

I collect them :)

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Me too. This one I spotted in a store in Maine this summer. My Headship decided it was too tacky and too expensive. I think there's nothing in the world that's either too tacky or expensive, and I told him it had better be my graduation present this May :)

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xC2PqmE9XNg

Whalla! ;) Thanks for the YouTube instructions. Between my lack of coding knowledge and my NotSoSmart Phone, I was having no luck.

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[link=]usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc[/link]

Hope this works here, and in my profile. (Not to be an ad, but it's a great tech program that appeals to all sorts of kids all over the world.)

Er, huh. I've tried using the URL button, the link button, and just typing myself. Any FJers see my problem?

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[link=]usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc[/link]

Hope this works here, and in my profile. (Not to be an ad, but it's a great tech program that appeals to all sorts of kids all over the world.)

Er, huh. I've tried using the URL button, the link button, and just typing myself. Any FJers see my problem?

You want to put the link directly after the = like this:

[link=usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc]UsFirst.org[/link]

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You want to put the link directly after the = like this:

[link=usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc]UsFirst.org[/link]

I copied this straight from Curious, thank you! [link=usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc]usFIRST.org[/link]

Is it not going to look like a link to me?

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I copied this straight from Curious, thank you! [link=usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc]usFIRST.org[/link] Is it not going to look like a link to me?
Oh my bad. Try this one
[link=http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc]usFIRST.org[/link]

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Just testing out the spoilers, smilies and such.

test test

:violence-torch:

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Awww Man I want to trademark that :(

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Awww Man I want to trademark that :(

Just type "FreeBirth Chicken" and then hit the button. This is one case where you don't want to put anything between the sets of brackets.

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FreeBirth Chicken [tm][/tm]

ETA

Hahaha Thank you Happy Atheist. Actually just wanted to see how it worked.

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Yay!

And Ew!

Now now don't be chickenist :P

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