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Learning Curve

It's going to take me a bit to learn the format here at Live Journal. So far I've figured out how to create my own journal, how to post a topic on the women exmormons site and how to respond to comments. I suspect there's a ton more to figure out. The comment field for posting an entry is pretty much like the one at Postmo or blogspot and allows photos to be inserted but not arranged next to the text field.

A lot of the options are listed in tiny little letters at the top top part of the Live Journal bar. That was confusing. Then if you don't click to post into the women exmormons page the post will dump into your own journal. That was a little frustrating at first.

It appears that the comments can have their own legs that can trail into little roots, sort of like on Democratic Underground where one comment can lead to seven layers of replies, all linked back to the original topic. That's pretty cool because it keeps them in context with each other and prevents those irritating silly full text quotes followed by a simple LOL like I see on Postmo.

I'm going to try to figure out how to link my blog to my photo image but otherwise the yellow smiley face is what you get. I don't plan to change that. That's me, most of the time unless I'm sad. Winter depresses me till I can get out in the garden but hopefully communicating with you folks will help me through the time between now and then.

Thanks again for inviting me to your group. I'm not very good at some of the games people play and if I can't head off a kerfuckle with a bit of humor I'll just bow out. Only rarely will I lob a flaming bag of dog poo back at someone and that's only after they've drawn first blood and been quite blatant in their attack. I don't play fair if that's the case and consider a backstabbing attack an invitation for a severed head. I've only ever had to use these evil powers a few times. Usually I find that ignoring someone that is a troublemaker starves them of the attention and they wither up and die or go away on their own to some place where they can poke and prod and get the desired attention.

Ok, enough of all that. Hope I can fit here with you ladies and learn how to play nice. If I do offend it's usually not intentional and a private message will go a long way to help me clear up any misunderstanding or percieved offense. I cuss and talk smack a bit, especially about the church leaders so if you're still loyal to the church you might want to ignore my rants.



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Jan. 4th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC)
I know it's a little confusing at first, but you all seem to have picked it up really really well.

I've made a couple instruction for how to do basic things on LJ.


Posting this to this community is possible through 2 different ways:

1) Posting from your main homepage where it says "post to my journal". From there you change where you post to. [This seems to be the one you have figured out]

2) This way is the easiest way. All you have to do is go to your user info/profile click on "women_exmormons" and at the very top of this community are the words "post to this community" (where you originally clicked "join this community". This absolutely insures it will be posted in the right spot.


You have a way to insert pictures based on the URL, or upload it from your computer. I keep an account at photobucket.com for that exact purpose, because I prefer the as opposed to try to upload a pic. To paste pictures in comments you need to know HTML which is why photobucket is important. It translates ANYTHING into different URLS. (Obviously you are also completely welcome to just paste the link into a comment and everyone can just easily follow it to what you are linking to).

But here is the code for comments anyway



These are the most useful thing in all of livejournal. This means when you are scrolling down down down the exmormon_women homepage, you only see a small portion of the text viewable. It is basically a link hiding some of your text that people can click on and then it allows them to view it.

At the top of making an entry, right under the "Subject" there are ways for you to create this. All you have to do is mouse over them and it will tell you what each one is. One of them is an LJ cut.

If you want to make an LJ cut, all you have to do is highlight the text and click on the LJ cut "button". This will create an LJ cut. However, wait until you are DONE with a post to create an LJ cut. It is difficult to write anything AFTER an LJ cut if it is the last thing in your post.

If you have ANY more questions I'll can help you out! :)
Jan. 4th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
Aww. It's not going to show the comment code... Let me see if I can space it out so you can see it

[Error: Irreparable invalid markup ('<a [...] here]>') in entry. Owner must fix manually. Raw contents below.]

Aww. It's not going to show the comment code... Let me see if I can space it out so you can see it

<a href=[Image URL HERE] target="_blank"><img src=[SAME IMAGE URL] border="0" ></a>

You would then surround the image URL with these: " [IMAGE URL]. But that is ONLY for pictures in the comments. There are other ways to upload pictures to main entries.
Jan. 4th, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
LOL (oh shit, I shouldn't just leave it at that)...

Well you are well beyond where I've gotten here. I can post to exmormon_women, and I can reply here and via my email account. I'm excited I got that far. LOL

Well I hope to never receive a flaming bag of poo and that's because I most likely will be leaving my boxing gloves in the box marked: "shit from life with xDH"... ha ha ha
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