Serebii.Net Forums FAQ

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How do I Upload an Image?

When you have an image on your computer, you'll need to upload it to the internet if you want to show it in your sig or in a post on the forums.

1.Find yourself an image host

Here's some examples. For the sake of this guide, we'll be using the first choice, Imageshack.

http://imageShack.us
http://www.photobucket.com
http://villagephotos.com
http://www.pix8.net
http://www.uploadimages.net
http://picgoo.com
http://www.ferretgames.com/imageupload/imageupload.php
http://www.myonlineimages.com
http://www.tinypic.com
http://www.maj.com
http://xs.to
http://www.fapomatic.com
http://freeimagehosting.net
http://www.imagespot.co.uk/

2. Upload your image

Make sure you know where your image is on your computer, so you can find it. With the image host page loaded (in this case Imageshack), click Choose File. Find the file and choose ok. Now click Host It! and wait for the file to be uploaded.

3. Get your URL

The next page that loads will have a list of links. One should read 'URL'. That is the direct link to your image. Use that with image tags (check this FAQ for help) to put your image into a post.

How to Put Pictures Into Your Sig

  1. Load the website where the image is can be found.
  2. Either:
    If the Image is alone, highlight the URL in the Address bar and copy it (Edit > Copy)
    OR
    Right Click on the image, go to 'Properties' and copy the URL from this (Highlight and press Ctrl+C)
    FOR MAC USERS
    Right/Ctrl click the image, choose 'Open in New Window' and copy the URL from the Address bar (Edit > Copy)
  3. On the forums go to User CP and choose 'Edit Signature' from the options on the left.
  4. Place the cursor in the text box and Paste the URL into it (Edit > Paste)
  5. At the start of the URL, before http write in [IMG]
  6. At the end of the URL, after the filename write in [/IMG]
  7. Preview your signature to check if it's OK, then click Save

It should look like this:

[IMG]http://www.serebiiforums.com/images/avatars/059.gif[/IMG]

How to Add Links to Signatures

  1. Find the webpage you want to link to.
  2. Copy the URL from the Address bar (Edit > Copy)
  3. On the forums go to User CP and choose 'Edit Signature' from the options on the left.
  4. Place the cursor in the text box and Paste the URL into it (Edit > Paste)
  5. Preview your signature to check if it's OK, then click Save

If you want text to link to a webpage, but do not want the plain URL, then follow these instructions.
  1. Follow the initial instructions to put the URL into your signature.
  2. At the start of the URL, before http write in [url=
  3. At the end of the URL, write in a single ]
  4. Now write in what you want the text to be (Such as "Read my fanfic")
  5. After the text write in [/url]
  6. Preview your signature to check if it's OK, then click Save

It should look like this:

[url=http://www.serebiiforums.com/index.php?]Serebii Forums[/url]

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How Do I Add Smilies to my Sig?

1. Find the smilie

The best place to do this is by using the Smilie List.

2. Get the URL

Right click the smilie itself and choose Properties. In the properties menu, highlight the URL, and right click that to copy the link.







3. Use the URL

Use image tags to put the image into your sig.

[img]http://www.serebiiforums.com/images/smilies2/373.gif[/img]




Please remember the signature rules. You can have no more than 8 Serebii.net or Serebiiforums images in your sig.

Signiture Material

If you're looking for something to go into your signature, a Banner, Image or Trainer Card. If you want one, then head over to the Fan Art Request Forum, where there are numerous 'shops' where people will gladly make you one. If you want Pokemon Sprites, then check the Avatar list and get the pictures from there. How to do so is explained above.

If you're adding things to your signature that you have made yourself, then be sure the read, understand and follow the Signature Rules. If you don't, you may find your signature is removed by one of the mods.

Custom Avatars

You may see some members with Custom Avatars. They are moderators who have earned the right to have them. Normal members are not permitted to have Custom Avatars due to the bandwidth that would be taken up by 8,000+ members uploading their own images.

How Do I Link Images?

n order to make an Image link as though it were a plain URl follow this example:

[url=http://www.serebiiforums.com/newforums/rules.html][img]http://www.serebiiforums.com/types/dark-rules.gif[/img][/url]

Make the IMG tags as usual, then around those put the URL link as you normally would.

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