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We Bid You Welcome! => Induction Center => Topic started by: fmofmpls on November 26, 2007, 10:54:38 AM

Title: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: fmofmpls on November 26, 2007, 10:54:38 AM
This is the place for asking your questions. Please be sure to read the Getting Started post (linked below), first, before asking your question, as your answer may already be listed there.
http://universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=79.0 (http://universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=79.0)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: taraco on December 03, 2007, 01:24:46 AM
Here's a silly but basic question.

When I go into a topic area and finish reading a thread, how do I go back to the board as a whole?  I've been clicking on the Home link at the upper left, ehich works fine, but are there other handier links to get back to the topic area itself?

Great job, by the way.  Nooks and crannies everywhere!

david

Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: raycastile on December 03, 2007, 02:44:52 AM
Try clicking the topic name and see if that gets you where you want to be.  For instance, click "Induction Center" in the scary green font above.  If you want to return to the main page, clicking Home is the best way.  Clicking "We bid you welcome" will accomplish the same thing.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: fmofmpls on December 03, 2007, 10:12:23 AM
Here's a silly but basic question.

When I go into a topic area and finish reading a thread, how do I go back to the board as a whole? 

Hi David. Nice to see you here among us! Raymond has pointed out the best and only ways (so far) to navigate back to the main forum or to a board category. There is also another navigation feature that you may find at the bottom right corner of the screen. It's called the "jump to" option. Unfortunately, it's not very user friendly at the moment because of the GIFs that I used to name the individual boards in place of using raw text. This results in a rather cryptic looking navigation tool. You will notice that while the categories are showing, the boards are not, but rather symbols. The "jump to" feature still works though. I hope to correct this option in the near future.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: michblk on December 03, 2007, 07:16:16 PM
Hello Dr. Ruth, I have a question...  Ooops, wrong board.

I want to add a pic to my profile.  Do I have to put it on a website?  Can it pull if from my C drive or can I copy it to my profile?  If I have to put it on a website, do you have any recommendations?

Thanks!
BK
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on December 03, 2007, 07:46:09 PM
I want to add a pic to my profile.  Do I have to put it on a website?  Can it pull if from my C drive or can I copy it to my profile?  If I have to put it on a website, do you have any recommendations?

You'll need to load it up to some webspace of your own. Either of these are good for such things. Also good for when you want to post a pic of something in a message.

http://photobucket.com/

http://imageshack.us/

If you're doing an avatar, be sure to crop it square (so it doesn't distort) and make it at least 100x100.
Title: Re: Posting avatars
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on December 08, 2007, 06:10:18 PM
I followed instructions, and although there is a photo posted, all it is a blank area - can anyone see my avatar??

Bizarro jeff
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: fmofmpls on December 08, 2007, 06:25:47 PM
I followed instructions, and although there is a photo posted, all it is a blank area - can anyone see my avatar??

Bizarro jeff

I fixed it for you Jeff. The link was not entered correctly. You should see it now. I do! Looks good too.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on December 08, 2007, 07:12:33 PM
Wayyyyyyyyyyyyy cool.  Thank you SO much

 ;D
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Inkfink on December 12, 2007, 08:58:49 AM
How do you delete a post? I checked out the Help section and saw instructions on how to do it but I'm not seeing a delete option when I try to modify the post. I must be missing something.

Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Bizarro_No.1 on December 12, 2007, 02:35:27 PM
Hi, Folks!  This is Bizarro_No.1.  I would like to put a picture of my avatar on my profile so it can be seen when I post... How Do I Do That?
I also want to add my signature.
I need to know that, too.
Whenever you can get back to me is good...
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: fmofmpls on December 12, 2007, 05:16:57 PM
How do you delete a post? I checked out the Help section and saw instructions on how to do it but I'm not seeing a delete option when I try to modify the post. I must be missing something.

Hello John. The way we have it set up right now is that members are free to modify their own posts, but not delete them. This was done as a preventative measure against somebody flaming some one, receiving fair and due criticism in return, and then simply turning around and removing their post altogether thereby making everyone else's posts look awkward and out of place. Even a post that is not abusive in nature when deleted can disrupt the continuity of the entire thread. Members who wish to change their posts can do so with the "modify" button. You can wipe out everything there and edit away. But at least that way, other members can still see an original post existed and that it was edited at a later time. Am I making sense here?  :)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: fmofmpls on December 12, 2007, 05:21:13 PM
Hi, Folks!  This is Bizarro_No.1.  I would like to put a picture of my avatar on my profile so it can be seen when I post... How Do I Do That?
I also want to add my signature.



Hello Bizarro No.1  Please read the following help section which will explain how to do these things.

http://universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=87.0

If you need further help with your avatar, please pm me with your avatar pic and your choice of sig and I will import it for you.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Phantasm on December 13, 2007, 05:46:29 PM
OK, I'm on the UMA board having a good time when my wife walks by.  She says,"You have Captain freakin' Kirk as your avatar?  This is the UMA son not a Star Trek geekfest!  Get with the program!"  So I scurry across the net and find one that suits my screen name.  Please forgive this soldier for a slight breach of decorum.

Chuck
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Toy Ranch on December 14, 2007, 08:57:26 AM
Well, it was a Capt Kirk mask that was used for the first Halloween movie, so that kinda fits... ;D

I like your new one better though ;)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: gillgrappler on December 28, 2007, 09:13:26 PM
How do I add a picture in the body of a message?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on December 28, 2007, 09:43:45 PM
How do I add a picture in the body of a message?
Copy the URL of the pic and when composing your message, click on the "Insert Image" icon (right below the italics icon) and insert the URL between the start and end code. (img)URL(/img)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: gillgrappler on December 29, 2007, 08:36:40 PM
How do you embed a picture in the body of a message here?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: gillgrappler on December 29, 2007, 08:39:05 PM
Thanks!

Copy the URL of the pic and when composing your message, click on the "Insert Image" icon (right below the italics icon) and insert the URL between the start and end code. (img)URL(/img)
Title: Problems with Internet Explorer?
Post by: Roback on December 30, 2007, 04:14:59 PM
I was reading through some posts where you guys had mentioned that you were experiencing problems with IE. When I first started MC, we had loads of issues which we thought to be caused by Internet Explorer. After months of members receiving banning notices and connection problems, we finally found out that it wasn't Internet Explorer but rather folks who used AOL. Just thought I'd share this since it caused us so much heartache. Hope it helps.
Title: Help! I can't seem to get my avatar to work either.
Post by: Kenneth on December 31, 2007, 07:22:35 PM
I have pointed to a picture that I have uploaded on bubbleshare, but it will not seem to pull up on this site. It is 100x100 as you have recommended. Not sure what else I need to do. Thanks....Kenneth
Title: Re: Help! I can't seem to get my avatar to work either.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 01, 2008, 01:18:12 AM
I have pointed to a picture that I have uploaded on bubbleshare, but it will not seem to pull up on this site.

Is this your pic?

(http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/8574/sircecilsv6.jpg)

You were linked to a Flash file and it needs to be a .jpg file. If you want to use this, you can copy this URL and paste it in your profile, or put the pic on some other space.
http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/8574/sircecilsv6.jpg
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Kenneth on January 01, 2008, 12:53:11 PM
Thanks for the info! Happy New Year!!!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: michblk on January 01, 2008, 01:23:58 PM
I'm having trouble getting my picture attached to my profile.  I pasted the link like I thought I should.

http://s252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/bkallenberg/?action=view&current=creature2.jpg

Thanks!
BK
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: fmofmpls on January 01, 2008, 01:27:03 PM
Took care of it for you michblk. Your url was incorrect. It was the url for the photo album and not the individual photo. It's showing now. Looks good!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: fmofmpls on January 01, 2008, 01:28:41 PM
Who else needs assistance with their avatar?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: michblk on January 01, 2008, 03:46:33 PM
Took care of it for you michblk. Your url was incorrect. It was the url for the photo album and not the individual photo. It's showing now. Looks good!

Thanks for your assistance General! 

Brian
Title: How do I get email notification
Post by: Mego73 on January 03, 2008, 03:18:38 PM
I thought I set it up right in profiles but still don't get notifications to my chosen topics. Is there something I am missing?

I have all these:

Turn notification on when you post or reply to a topic.
When sending notification of a reply to a topic, send the post in the email (but please don't reply to these emails.)

checked

and for the drop down menu with:

For topics and boards I've requested notification on, notify me of: 

I have it set for:

Replies and moderation
Title: Re: How do I get email notification
Post by: Toy Ranch on January 03, 2008, 06:58:41 PM
We are having some trouble with our ISP allowing automated email and are trying to work that out (among other things).  It's not you, it's not even us, it's them...  ;)
Title: Re: How do I get email notification
Post by: Mego73 on January 03, 2008, 10:53:36 PM
Cool :)
Title: Locked Out?
Post by: *Nicole on January 06, 2008, 08:30:41 PM
I believe I have discovered yet another problem on this message board. After changing my email address, I was logged out of my account, and I received a message saying I would have to confirm my new email before I can log back in. Only problem is, the confirmation email will not send to my mailbox. I am certain I put in the correct address, and even requested that the confirmation email be sent again and again...but still nothing. Please, any ideas on how to fix this? I don't want to be stuck locked out of my account.
Nicole
Title: Re: Locked Out?
Post by: fmofmpls on January 06, 2008, 08:40:34 PM
Hi Nicole. Notifications are currently not working at this time with our host. This will be corrected in the near future. PM me your new e-mail addy and I will correct this for you.
Title: Re: Locked Out?
Post by: *Nicole on January 06, 2008, 08:56:57 PM
Thank you, I just sent you a PM with my new address. My apologies for the trouble.
Title: Re: Locked Out?
Post by: Nicole on January 06, 2008, 09:40:37 PM
Hurray, I'm back in again! Thank you so very much! :D
Title: Re: Locked Out?
Post by: fmofmpls on January 06, 2008, 09:46:31 PM
No trouble at all Nicole. My pleasure to assist, and sorry for the inconvenience.

BTW, great-looking avatar!
Title: Re: Locked Out?
Post by: clay.sayre on January 20, 2008, 07:23:53 PM
I was also locked out when my addy changed.  I registered under a new name, but it is not my primary e-mail, so I don't check it very often.  Naturally, I would rather use my original ID (monster.man).  Can you help me regain that one...and then, delete the new one?
Title: Re: Locked Out?
Post by: fmofmpls on January 21, 2008, 09:54:53 AM
Hello clay.sayre. I just switched your account around using your old ID monster.man with your new e-mail addy. I think this was what you were after? Please confirm that this works for you. After your confirmation, I will go forward and delete your new account.

BTW, you may need to use your old monster.man password to gain access to this account.
Title: Re: Locked Out?
Post by: clay.sayre on January 21, 2008, 09:33:46 PM
Great...that is super.  "You are wise in your generation..."
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Eye of Kharis on February 06, 2008, 04:18:49 PM
Where exactly on the site do we upload pics for the Gallery? Or submit a correction? I've searched the forums and the FAQ and can't find any instructions for this... Thanx!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on February 06, 2008, 04:25:48 PM
Where exactly on the site do we upload pics for the Gallery? Or submit a correction?

It's in one of those sticky topics in "General Discussion". Here's a link:
http://universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=492.0
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Eye of Kharis on February 06, 2008, 05:54:36 PM
aHA! - one place I didn't look - didn't expect it to be in there! Thanx Mike!

Just a thought - wouldn't it make more sense stickied in the main Monster Toys forum? I always think of "General Discussion" forums as anything not having to do with the main topic of the board...
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on February 06, 2008, 07:58:01 PM
- wouldn't it make more sense stickied in the main Monster Toys forum?
Yes.
Title: Re: How do I get email notification
Post by: fmofmpls on February 25, 2008, 10:48:16 AM
Yes, this time it's true! The e-mail portion of this forum is now operational! This is something we've never had since the creation of this site. You are now able to enjoy notifications. What this means is that when you click on "notify" at any given thread, you will then receive an e-mail stating that someone has posted a new message (or reply) at that thread. This will help folks keep abreast of topics that directly interest them without having to go looking for them at the forum. A convenience for members who wish to keep updated via their e-mail accounts.

Another huge difference will now be how new members gain access to this site. We no longer allow immediate activation. Members have to activate their accounts by clicking on a link that is sent to them at their e-mail address. This will help prevent bots from joining the site just to plug Viagra. This is good news for everyone here except for Max who relies on his Viagra prescriptions.

Here is a pic showing where the "notify" button is.

(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/3341/notifypicak7.jpg)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Partyopolis on March 18, 2008, 11:08:50 PM
The Gallery- personal collections or reference photos?

I've stumbled across this forum and was oogling the gallery.. I actually began to salivate! Maybe I'm missing it but I haven't seen any specifics for what is posted there- Are these personal collections or are these photos for reference? I've collected some great photos of toys I had, have or want. Most are from Ebay auctions or estate sales. While they aren't private collectors' photos, I can't remember where exactly they came from either. I know some people are kinda prickly about crediting and sources and such, so I just wanted to ask before sharing..
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: raycastile on March 19, 2008, 01:31:32 AM
The gallery is a reference for everyone's educational benefit.  I don't think members are able to post to the gallery, unless something has changed recently.  If you have personal collection photos, it would be better to post them here in the public forum.  If you have something you think should be included in the gallery, it would probably still be a good idea to post it here first.  Then a moderator can add it to the gallery if we don't already have an example of that toy.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Wolfman66 on April 21, 2008, 09:30:09 AM
How does one load his or her avatar up?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on April 21, 2008, 07:29:53 PM
How does one load his or her avatar up?


To avoid distortion, make your avatar pic a square and at least 100x100 pxls. Load your pic to your webspace ( http://photobucket.com/ or http://imageshack.us/ are good, if you don't have any other space) and copy the URL. URL should end in .jpg or .gif

Click on "Profile" at the top of any forum page and under "Modify Profile" click "Forum Profile Information". Check the box for "I have my own pic:" and paste the URL in the box, then go to the bottom of the page and click "Change Profile".
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: fmofmpls on April 22, 2008, 07:29:25 AM
Hey Wolfman66. If you'd like, post the url of your avatar pic, and one of us mods will paste it for you.  :)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: capt.hendry51 on April 22, 2008, 11:32:20 PM
Who in the Forum could I e-mail a picture for my avatar?  Sorry for seeming like a prehistoric caveman, but any help would be appreciated.   :-[
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on April 23, 2008, 08:38:21 AM
Who in the Forum could I e-mail a picture for my avatar?

Email it to me and I'll fix you up.
unifan2001(at)yahoo.com
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: capt.hendry51 on April 23, 2008, 09:32:40 AM
Thanks Mike, I'll send it today.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: packy120353 on April 26, 2008, 02:40:12 PM
Hi There Mr/Ms Mod - I was wondering why all but one of my pictures vanished in topic: "Beasts of the UMA" (message #17) - any hope of recovering those? If not maybe delete the post it looks rather silly as empty boxes with descriptions! I can always re-post it. THANKS in advance

Packy Paul Son of Koloc
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: fmofmpls on April 26, 2008, 05:08:37 PM
Hello Paul. I checked the innards of your post and all the tags are correct. It must be a Flickr issue? Are all the permissions set to "public"? I would suggest checking your Flickr account to ensure your using the correct url?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: capt.hendry51 on May 06, 2008, 09:18:01 AM
I would like to publicly thank Michael Scott for my new avatar.  He worked patiently with me to put it on my profile and he deserves a big ol' salute from this new recruit. Thanks Sgt. Mike!!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on May 06, 2008, 03:37:29 PM
Thanks Sgt. Mike!!

Twern't nuthin'. Sorry I couldn't find a better pic of Hendry, but the pickins are kinda slim, out there on the www.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Truegho on July 29, 2008, 04:32:09 PM
I run a horror writers site, which I believe would be of great interest to all your members. However, I would like to ask you if mentioning a url in the body of forum message is okay, or does it have to confined to just the signature?

The Webmaster
www.horrorwriters.net (http://www.horrorwriters.net)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on July 29, 2008, 07:21:53 PM
I would like to ask you if mentioning a url in the body of forum message is okay. . .


No! And please visit my monster mags website at http://www.geocities.com/unifan2001/




 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: PM problems?
Post by: Mike Hill on July 31, 2008, 03:17:02 PM
Hey everyone,

When I reply to PMs, they dont register in my outbox? and  I dont have a sentbox?

Is this normal? Are folks getting my messages or do they think Im ignoring them? :-\

MH
Title: Re: PM problems?
Post by: Mike Hill on July 31, 2008, 04:51:19 PM
Nevermind..Im an idiot.

MODS please delete.

MH
Title: Re: PM problems?
Post by: CreepyJeff on July 31, 2008, 05:01:12 PM
Nevermind..Im an idiot.

MODS please delete.

MH
Well if YOU'RE an idiot, I'm a complete moron.  I don't see a trash bin or sent messages arena either.  I'd very much like to know where the "sent messages" folder for Personal Messages can be found (if there is such an animal). 

Creepy Jeff
Title: Re: PM problems?
Post by: fmofmpls on July 31, 2008, 05:22:01 PM
I don't see a trash bin or sent messages arena either.  I'd very much like to know where the "sent messages" folder for Personal Messages can be found (if there is such an animal). 

These are good questions. Here are the answers.

To see an "outbox" with your personal messages, you must first activate one.

Here's how: first click on your profile, click on "personal message options" under the Modify Profile box to your left side of the screen, look for the check box "Save a copy of each Personal Message in my outbox by default" and check it. Then click "change profile" (same as save) when your done.

After you've done that, you can find your outbox by clicking on the "messages" link at the top of your screen just as you've always done. The out box will be visible at the topside of your messages screen.

If anyone needs further assistance with this option, just PM me and I will be happy to do it for you.

BTW, there isn't a trash bin option. When you delete a message, it's gone.
Title: Re: PM problems?
Post by: CreepyJeff on July 31, 2008, 07:54:46 PM
These are good questions. Here are the answers.

To see an "outbox" with your personal messages, you must first activate one.

Here's how: first click on your profile, click on "personal message options" under the Modify Profile box to your left side of the screen, look for the check box "Save a copy of each Personal Message in my outbox by default" and check it. Then click "change profile" (same as save) when your done.

After you've done that, you can find your outbox by clicking on the "messages" link at the top of your screen just as you've always done. The out box will be visible at the topside of your messages screen.

If anyone needs further assistance with this option, just PM me and I will be happy to do it for you.

BTW, there isn't a trash bin option. When you delete a message, it's gone.
Very cool - thanks General!
Title: Forum PM System Not Working?
Post by: ramsey37 on August 18, 2008, 02:39:58 AM
Hi,
I've sent out a couple of private messages here recently, and I'm not sure if they ever actually went through. Has anyone else had problems with private messages lately?
George
Title: Re: Forum PM System Not Working?
Post by: fmofmpls on August 18, 2008, 07:14:08 AM
Hi,
I've sent out a couple of private messages here recently, and I'm not sure if they ever actually went through. Has anyone else had problems with private messages lately?
George

Hi George. Your recent PM to me was received. Just replied back to you this morning. I've been busy with other matters lately, so my apologies for the delay.

BUT .. I still do believe that there is a software glitch with receiving PMs here at this forum. I plan on addressing this matter as soon as time allows. In the meantime, I encourage all of you to follow up with PMs that weren't answered. It's very possible an unanswered PM went AWOL somewhere along the line.
Title: Re: Forum PM System Not Working?
Post by: Nicole on August 18, 2008, 10:55:42 AM
About a month ago, I sent out a PM that was never responded to. I figured it was ignored, but who knows, maybe it just never went through. :-\
Title: Re: Forum PM System Not Working?
Post by: ramsey37 on August 19, 2008, 02:48:11 AM
I wonder if there's any way to change the dyslexic title to this thread. I just noticed earlier that I had misspelled "forum" as "froum" ;)
George
Title: Re: Forum PM System Not Working?
Post by: fmofmpls on August 19, 2008, 08:44:25 AM
 ;) .enod si tI. .egroeG iH
Title: Re: Forum PM System Not Working?
Post by: ramsey37 on August 19, 2008, 09:10:38 AM
Thanks, I look slightly less goofy now ;)
George
Title: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: Nicole on August 23, 2008, 04:13:53 PM
Here are a couple of hidden smileys, for anyone who might want to use them:

>:D,  ^-^

> : D,  ^ - ^
Title: Forum Time
Post by: michblk on August 28, 2008, 08:47:55 PM
Did someone switch the Forum Time?  I noticed my clock was off...

BK
Title: Re: Forum Time
Post by: Mike Scott on August 28, 2008, 09:00:09 PM
Let' see.

Workin' for me!
Title: Re: Forum Time
Post by: michblk on August 28, 2008, 09:49:24 PM
Hmmm, must be something wrong with my clock.  I'm ok now.

BK
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: OmahaStar on November 17, 2008, 05:57:08 PM
Is "Thread Necro" frowned upon here?

Another forum I'm on frowns if posts over a certain age (usually a month or so) are resurrected.  I wanted to check first before I go digging up old monsters.  Thanks!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: packy120353 on November 17, 2008, 06:22:10 PM
Hi Omaha - Wait you want to review Van Helsing???
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: fmofmpls on November 17, 2008, 06:51:56 PM
Is "Thread Necro" frowned upon here?

Another forum I'm on frowns if posts over a certain age (usually a month or so) are resurrected.  I wanted to check first before I go digging up old monsters.  Thanks!

Hi Omaha. Unearthing old monsters is certainly welcome here! Feel free to resurrect any thread that you deem necessary. We're easy like that. And thanks for joining the UMA!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: OmahaStar on November 18, 2008, 09:35:05 AM
Hi Omaha - Wait you want to review Van Helsing???

lol ... I've only found one other person (besides me) who liked Van Helsing.  We're a small bunch. :P
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Crazy1van on November 18, 2008, 02:12:44 PM
I liked the IDEA of Van Helsing.  I liked the casting of Beckinsale as a vampire-hunting gypsy, and Jackman as the immortal Van Helsing, I even found the opening with Mr Hyde to be kind of fun, if inconsistant with every other version of Hyde.  But the movie was clearly Universal's attempt to cash in on the success Sommers had with the Mummy franchise, turning a horror icon into a comedy-adventure icon.

There's just way too much swinging in that film, the werewolf crawls backwards up a wall... as a human(!) and turns back and forth from man to monster based on cloud covering, and Dracula defies all the traditional vampire weaknesses established in the novel DRACULA.  With all that going for it, I barely noticed that the Frankenstein Monster had a positronic brain, and I actually enjoyed all the James Bond gadgets the friar brought to the film.  I also appreciated the occasional nods to the horror originals, like the use of the gypsy poem and the treatment of Dr Frankenstein in glorious black and white.

So go ahead and write a favorable review.  I'd actually like to be convinced to give it another shot.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: fmofmpls on November 19, 2008, 08:59:10 AM
So go ahead and write a favorable review.  I'd actually like to be convinced to give it another shot.

Sounds like an interesting thread proposal. Please start said thread at the Modern Monster movies board as this one is dedicated to assisting with questions and what not.

Thanks guys!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: michblk on December 02, 2008, 09:45:14 AM
Hello!  What is this Trade Count that is now appearing by names?

Thanks!
BK
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on December 02, 2008, 09:50:17 AM
What is this Trade Count that is now appearing by names?

It's like ebay feedback. Click on the (1) by mine and see.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: fmofmpls on December 02, 2008, 11:06:33 AM
Hello!  What is this Trade Count that is now appearing by names?

Good eye Brian. That's a new feature that was just installed this morning. It works much like eBay feedback where members are able to provide feedback for one another. It's meant to work in unison with our Classifieds board.

An official announcement (complete with tutorial) will be made later today. Settings for leaving feedback are not enabled for regular members at this time. The staff here is still testing and adjusting things before changing permissions.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: depressedlarrytalbot on December 13, 2008, 12:06:32 AM
Hi guys

Just today (I THINK..) when I try to read other user profiles I get this:

An Error Has Occurred!
Many apologies, but you can't view just any profile.

I think I used to be able to read all about 'em as long as I was signed in. Is my memory off or is this a glitch?

Thanks

DLT
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Kharis on December 13, 2008, 12:13:26 AM

An Error Has Occurred!
Many apologies, but you can't view just any profile.


A message I too have recieved when doing likewise.  I'd guess its just another part of the updating.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: fmofmpls on December 13, 2008, 07:21:31 AM

Just today (I THINK..) when I try to read other user profiles I get this:

An Error Has Occurred!
Many apologies, but you can't view just any profile.

I think I used to be able to read all about 'em as long as I was signed in. Is my memory off or is this a glitch?


Thanks for pointing this out to me DLT! It should work fine now. There was a profile permission that had been inadvertently turned off. Give it a whirl and tell me if it works for you now. Sorry about that!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: depressedlarrytalbot on December 13, 2008, 07:57:32 AM
Ja, is gut. Danke!!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: MrDark1 on January 12, 2009, 01:01:01 AM
Sirs,

I was wanting to add my own Avatar Pic.  I followed your directions from the Induct. Center.

Do I need your o-k for this to apply?  I am not sure otherwise why it will not take.

Thank you for any assistance on this.

If you see that my chosen pic is distorted too much, or that I have to 'square' the picture
and lose the image of the masks hands in picture, I do not want to use it.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: fmofmpls on January 12, 2009, 09:42:39 AM
Hello MrDark1. You had the wrong url for your pic. Up and running now. And looking good too!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 12, 2009, 05:21:36 PM
If you see that my chosen pic is distorted too much


It's slightly distorted. If you want it undistorted, you need to add some pixels to each side, like this. (If you highlight the pic, you can see I added some black to either to make it square.)

(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/4208/kevfrankstrange1ar8.jpg)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: MrDark1 on January 12, 2009, 07:53:04 PM
Thank you so much fmofmpls!!

Thanks also Mike!!  You cleaned up the image, and it looks great.

Is there a way I could get your cleaned up pic as my avatar?

Cause I don't know how you did that!

Thanks again, to you both for Helping me!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 12, 2009, 08:40:26 PM
Is there a way I could get your cleaned up pic as my avatar?

I added the pic to your profile. If you want to copy the pic and put it on your own space, you can.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: MrDark1 on January 14, 2009, 11:54:51 PM

Thanks for the Help, Mike.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Elizabeth on March 31, 2009, 11:35:13 AM
Would someone be able to help me with this avatar picture so it's not so sad and squiggily looking?

I tried following the instructions in the avatar post, where Raymond directed me, but... seriously, I am a Luddite and absolutely hopeless with this stuff.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: raycastile on March 31, 2009, 12:07:47 PM
Your image is not square.  It's about 3" wide by 3.5" tall.  It's also very low-res.  E-mail me the original file.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on March 31, 2009, 12:47:24 PM
I got it covered, Ray.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Elizabeth on March 31, 2009, 12:54:10 PM
Ooops... I emailed Raymond before I saw the post here from Mike.

Sorry for this mess... it *looked* square.... I thought. 
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Elizabeth on March 31, 2009, 12:56:56 PM
Hey! I'm not wibbly anymore!!! Thank you, guys!  ;D

Now if only I could ship you my brain in a jar, and you could perform similar straightening-out miracles with it...
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on March 31, 2009, 01:02:25 PM
it *looked* square.... I thought. 

Right click on any image and click "properties" and it will tell you the dimensions. If they ain't the same, it ain't square.  ;)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: FACTO2 on April 17, 2009, 08:14:37 PM
New question.  With the search function, is there a way to see all posts by a specific user?  I've tried to find it, but I think I'm missing it.  Hey, at least I figured out the avatar and signature block.   :D
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on April 17, 2009, 08:45:42 PM
With the search function, is there a way to see all posts by a specific user?

Just go to their profile and scroll down to the bottom and click on "Show the last posts of this person."
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: FACTO2 on April 17, 2009, 08:59:58 PM
Thanks, Mike.  Geez, am I slow on the uptake or what?  Thanks again.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on April 17, 2009, 09:34:52 PM
Geez, am I slow on the uptake or what? 

Well, it helps if you know it's there.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on May 28, 2009, 06:45:24 PM
Question: How come some of the pics work and some of the ones I post dont work?
I'm doing what it says to do on posting photos.
Look in my "All things wolfman" thread and you will see a RED X, where my pic should be.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: monsterphile on May 28, 2009, 07:16:29 PM
You should be good now.  The problem was with the link inside.  For example, one of them had .html instead of the .jpg of the image.  make sure you right click on the image and copy the location from that pop-up window.

Rob
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on May 28, 2009, 10:41:33 PM
okay, thanks Rob
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: RPM on June 02, 2009, 07:34:17 PM
Hello,
I'm new here. How do I attach a photo to my profile?  I do not belong to Facebook, Myspace, Photobucket, etc? 
Thank you,
RPM
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on June 03, 2009, 12:59:47 AM
Hello,
I'm new here. How do I attach a photo to my profile?  I do not belong to Facebook, Myspace, Photobucket, etc? 
Thank you,
RPM

Welcome RPM!! Buddy, you're going to have to join Flickr. It's fast and easy.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: RPM on June 03, 2009, 06:12:32 PM
Welcome RPM!! Buddy, you're going to have to join Flickr. It's fast and easy.

Thank you Scatter,
I'm still having trouble. I posted my photo on Flickr, entered the http:// etc. into the box under my profile. Then what?  There is not a submit or enter button? How do I submit the photo?
Thank you once again,
RPM
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: monsterphile on June 03, 2009, 08:21:27 PM
Thank you Scatter,
I'm still having trouble. I posted my photo on Flickr, entered the http:// etc. into the box under my profile. Then what?  There is not a submit or enter button? How do I submit the photo?
Thank you once again,
RPM


RPM,

Go to your flickr account and bring up the picture that you want to use and right click on it.  Click on Properties on the bottom of the list of choices and you'll get a pop-up window for Properties.  Highlight and copy the Address (URL) that's roughly in the middle of that window and paste that where you pasted your defective link last time.  For example, the address for my avatar looks like this:  http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1353/3353837406_43c4e3b1a7.jpg?v=0

Give it a shot.

Rob
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: RPM on June 03, 2009, 08:47:03 PM
Thanks Rob,
Lets see if that worked.
RPM
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: packy120353 on June 03, 2009, 09:00:21 PM
Make sure your pic is marked for "public" viewing  too...
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: RPM on June 03, 2009, 09:21:30 PM
So where is the "Public" viewing checkbox?  I remember seeing it before, but cannot locate it.  Is it in Flickr or UMA? Sorry for all the problems I'm experiencing.
RPM
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on June 03, 2009, 09:39:13 PM
Is it in Flickr or UMA?


That would be in your flickr account, but I don't know where, 'cause I use http://imageshack.us/ because it's less hassle. Just upload your pic, then copy the direct link. That's it!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: RPM on June 04, 2009, 08:12:37 PM
Thanks guys,
I think I have it now,
RPM
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Fester on June 11, 2009, 12:44:58 PM
Newbie problem, i'm sure.
But a few pictures I've posted have disappeared.  I checked my account on imageshack and they have dropped off there.  Is there a way to restore these pics?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on June 11, 2009, 01:02:01 PM
Newbie problem, i'm sure.
But a few pictures I've posted have disappeared.  I checked my account on imageshack and they have dropped off there.  Is there a way to restore these pics?

Fester, the fault lies with ImageShack. Once the pics dropped off THERE, they were no longer available for linking HERE.

2 possible solutions....

1) Re-upload the lost images to ImageShack, then modify the posts here where the pics USED to be to include the new URLs. Then wait for it to happen again, as it seems to so often with ImageShack.

2) Get a Flickr account, upload the pics there, and fugeddaboutit.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Fester on June 11, 2009, 01:13:09 PM
I'm on my way to Flickr.
Thanks!


Dave
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on June 11, 2009, 01:33:04 PM
Then wait for it to happen again, as it seems to so often with ImageShack.

I never have any problems with ImageShack.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on June 11, 2009, 01:36:36 PM
I never have any problems with ImageShack.

Really?? MAN, I had nothing but trouble with them. And now it's 2 against 1 in the indictment of ImageShack.  ;)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on June 11, 2009, 01:44:24 PM
I had nothing but trouble with them.

All the pics I ever uploaded to this board are at ImageShack and, as far as I know, they're all still visible.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on June 11, 2009, 01:51:00 PM
All the pics I ever uploaded to this board are at ImageShack and, as far as I know, they're all still visible.

But you are MIKE SCOTT. I am simply a peon.  Seems like preferential treatment to me. Now I hate ImageShack even more. ;)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on June 11, 2009, 01:59:26 PM
Seems like preferential treatment to me.

It doesn't hurt to have a few "candid" shots of the CEO of ImageShack that he would rather his wife didn't see.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on June 11, 2009, 02:13:26 PM
It doesn't hurt to have a few "candid" shots of the CEO of ImageShack that he would rather his wife didn't see.

I feel his pain. Since I blew out my knee and packed on about 20 pounds, my wife would rather not see any "candid" shots of me either. When you get some "candid" shots of the CEO'S wife, I'd suggest at that point you make the switch to Flickr though.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Fester on June 12, 2009, 01:49:14 AM
So I ask about lost pictures; take the advice to switch to Flickr; and I was just about ready to figure out how to replace the lost urls with new Flickrized ones . . . . and all the image shacked ones have reappeared. . .  :P

Some days I miss my Apple IIc!
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 01, 2009, 01:49:31 PM
are there any more? like maybe monster smileys.

Creature, dracula, wolfman, mummy???


(http://www.picpiggy.com/smile/evilgrin/evilgrin0017.gif) (http://www.picpiggy.com)
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: Nicole on July 02, 2009, 11:32:31 AM
are there any more? like maybe monster smileys.

Creature, dracula, wolfman, mummy???


([url]http://www.picpiggy.com/smile/evilgrin/evilgrin0017.gif[/url]) ([url]http://www.picpiggy.com[/url])


Nope. There are no others, to the best of my knowledge.
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: fmofmpls on July 04, 2009, 01:06:51 PM
are there any more? like maybe monster smileys.

Creature, dracula, wolfman, mummy???


([url]http://www.picpiggy.com/smile/evilgrin/evilgrin0017.gif[/url]) ([url]http://www.picpiggy.com[/url])


Not currently. But that's a good idea, and it's one that I will begin work on.
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: Nicole on July 04, 2009, 01:52:29 PM
Yay! Can we have a Coffin Joe smiley? I drew a quick one up in Photoshop to kind of give you an idea:

(http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg138/coffinjoefan/cjgifnew2.gif)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: Unknown Primate on July 04, 2009, 02:44:27 PM
That's awesome, Nicole!
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 17, 2009, 10:59:48 PM
That's pretty cool  ;D
Title: Can't post reply
Post by: Barlow on July 26, 2009, 02:15:14 AM
I'm trying to post a reply in the Events section, and I keep getting this error:

Database Error: MySQL server has gone away
File: /home/monster/public_html/forum/Sources/Subs.php
Line: 2952

Not sure what that means.  :-\
Title: Re: Can't post reply
Post by: fmofmpls on July 26, 2009, 07:10:35 AM
Thanks Barlow for the heads up. It appears you had success with your post. Not sure off hand why it sputtered like it did, but I will make note of it. Thanks again for the info.
Title: Re: Can't post reply
Post by: Barlow on July 27, 2009, 02:00:27 AM
Thanks fmofmpls. It does that sometimes in the wee hours when I tend to post. LOL! But it suddenly started working, so I'm guessing it's the server having maintenance at the time?  :-\
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: NekroDave on August 16, 2009, 08:09:14 PM
I keep a photobucket folder of neat icons I've snagged here and there. If you wanna steal any, feel free...

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/icons/ (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/icons/)
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 18, 2009, 10:57:19 PM
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Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: fmofmpls on August 19, 2009, 01:47:34 PM
Nicely done Nicole. Working on a new set of smileys right now. If you have others you'd like to donate, please feel free to do so.
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: Elizabeth on August 19, 2009, 01:53:00 PM
Do we have one that laughs and rolls?

Happily, that seems to be one I feel a need for around here quite often, you all being such a witty bunch.
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: fmofmpls on August 19, 2009, 02:18:28 PM
Do we have one that laughs and rolls?

Happily, that seems to be one I feel a need for around here quite often, you all being such a witty bunch.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/icons/rofl.gif)
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: Elizabeth on August 19, 2009, 02:56:54 PM
That's the ticket!!!   ;D

And wait until Raymond sees the Coffin Joe emoticon is called a Coffin "smiley."  You know how he feels about that word... smile... 

Hatchet
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: fmofmpls on August 19, 2009, 02:58:23 PM
That's why I named it that Elizabeth. I can do that because I am the strong arm of the law.  C:)
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: fmofmpls on August 19, 2009, 03:01:35 PM
New forum smileys are now operational. Click the word "more" in the post field right next to the standard smileys. A pop-up window will appear with all new smileys. More to come soon. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: Elizabeth on August 19, 2009, 03:36:51 PM
That's why I named it that Elizabeth. I can do that because I am the strong arm of the law.  C:)

*Rubbing hands together* Truly diabolical.  And most excellent.  >:D

(And top hats off to Nicole on that smiley artwork on that one.)
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: Mike Scott on August 19, 2009, 03:39:12 PM
So, now every time someone writes the word Dead they get this instead?
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: fmofmpls on August 19, 2009, 03:40:25 PM
So, now every time someone writes the word Dead they get this instead?

Oops! That won't work. Let me fix that. My bad.
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: fmofmpls on August 19, 2009, 03:47:26 PM
Fixed it. Didn't realize that the code words would function like that. Thanks for the heads up Mike. That could have been a huge hairball throughout the entire forum with the various smileys and their codes.
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: Mike Scott on August 19, 2009, 03:52:28 PM
Fixed it.

Thanks! 
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 19, 2009, 10:18:22 PM
This is awesome Gen.fmofmpls, job well done!

 Zombie Grin
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: Elizabeth on August 20, 2009, 12:34:49 AM
Thanks for the work on this... they really are fun...

My favorite:  ededed
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: Nicole on August 20, 2009, 11:59:35 PM
Great work on those, General! I love 'em all. I had a creetch smiley that I made in another thread a while back. Here he is, if you want him...

(http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg138/coffinjoefan/creech1.gif)


That's the ticket!!!  ;D

And wait until Raymond sees the Coffin Joe emoticon is called a Coffin "smiley."  You know how he feels about that word... smile...  

Hatchet


Ah, but he'll never see it because he would have to be looking for a smiley to find it. ;)


Do we have one that laughs and rolls?

Happily, that seems to be one I feel a need for around here quite often, you all being such a witty bunch.


I didn't make this one, but it's one of my favorite "ROFL" smileys.

(http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg138/coffinjoefan/15a4be62.gif)

Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 21, 2009, 10:55:25 PM
I think the creature should be added, as well as a Jason.
I wonder if there's a Wolfman out there and a Mummy too? Zombie Cool
Title: Re: Extra Forum Smileys
Post by: Creature Features on August 23, 2009, 08:34:54 AM
I think the creature should be added, as well as a Jason.
I wonder if there's a Wolfman out there and a Mummy too? Zombie Cool

Yeah that Creature was awesome! I use it here from time to time. We also seriously need a Wolfman what with the new dvd coming out, plus the new movie and merchandise....there should be lots of wolfie talk here in the near future...
Title: How to turn off annoying pop up ad?
Post by: Barlow on August 26, 2009, 01:31:01 AM
Is there any way to turn off that annoying pop up window saying "Join the UMA" when I first go to log in? It's really becoming bothersome.  >:(
Title: Re: How to turn off annoying pop up ad?
Post by: Mike Scott on August 26, 2009, 02:09:55 AM
Check the stay logged in forever box.
Title: Re: How to turn off annoying pop up ad?
Post by: Illoman on August 26, 2009, 12:28:27 PM
I understand why it's there, but man, it is annoying!! The only time it's an issue with me is when I log in from work. Since we use a Windows based os I don't want to use my password on that computer, so I stay as a visitor. Usually after the page loads completely it's no big deal to x out of it.

Mike
Title: Re: How to turn off annoying pop up ad?
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 26, 2009, 12:30:19 PM
Check the stay logged in forever box.


I checked that box, and it still does it, so  :P
Title: Re: How to turn off annoying pop up ad?
Post by: Scatter on August 26, 2009, 02:13:29 PM
A mild inconvenience dwarfed by the ghoulish grandeur of the UMA and its membership.
Title: Re: How to turn off annoying pop up ad?
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 26, 2009, 10:41:35 PM
A mild inconvenience dwarfed by the ghoulish grandeur of the UMA and its membership.


I thought you were the inconvenience dwarf ;D
Title: Re: How to turn off annoying pop up ad?
Post by: Scatter on August 27, 2009, 11:10:14 AM

I thought you were the inconvenience dwarf ;D

I take back what I said about the wonderful members here making the pop-up negligible. Let me amend it to ALMOST all the members, with one notable exception who shall not be named (Doc). ;D
Title: Re: How to turn off annoying pop up ad?
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 27, 2009, 02:08:42 PM
LOL ya B.O.O.B.
 ;D
Title: Question about messages
Post by: FACTO2 on September 15, 2009, 03:13:56 PM
If you send a PM to someone is there a way to find that message again?  I've looked in the message section and can only find the messages I've received.  Can't find a location for the messages I've sent.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Question about messages
Post by: Mike Scott on September 15, 2009, 04:28:34 PM
Go to your profile and click on "Personal Message Options", then check the box that says "Save a copy of each Personal Message in my outbox by default.", then click "Change Profile". If you want to not save a particular message, uncheck the box for that while composing your message.
Title: Re: Question about messages
Post by: FACTO2 on September 15, 2009, 04:56:45 PM
Okay, got it updated.  Thanks for the help, Mike.   :)
Title: Posts unread since last visit
Post by: michblk on September 25, 2009, 05:06:59 AM
Sometimes in the mornings, when I'm already signed on and click "Show Unread Posts Since Last Visit", nothing shows up.  This happened again to me this morning.  I know there have been posts since I last checked.  Any idea why none show?  I think this just started within the past week.

Thank you
BK
Title: Re: Posts unread since last visit
Post by: Mike Scott on September 25, 2009, 09:07:01 AM
Sometimes in the mornings, when I'm already signed on and click "Show Unread Posts Since Last Visit", nothing shows up.

Are you sure you're not clicking on "Show new replies to your posts." right below that?
Title: Re: Posts unread since last visit
Post by: Wich2 on September 25, 2009, 09:34:31 AM
Mike, I have to say that I've had the same problem a few times.

-Craig
Title: Re: Posts unread since last visit
Post by: Mike Scott on September 25, 2009, 09:42:35 AM
Mike, I have to say that I've had the same problem a few times.

Does it work if you click a second time?
Title: Re: Posts unread since last visit
Post by: michblk on September 25, 2009, 11:07:18 AM
Does it work if you click a second time?

Hey Mike, I would have to say no to both.  It only happens sometimes.

BK
Title: Re: Posts unread since last visit
Post by: depressedlarrytalbot on September 25, 2009, 03:28:39 PM
I've been getting it all the time for about a week and a half. It says

Quote
No unread topics found since your last visit. Click here to try all unread topics.

The second sentence is a link that sees to fix the problem but I have been wondering, yeah .....
Title: Re: Posts unread since last visit
Post by: michblk on September 26, 2009, 10:51:02 AM
To be even weirder, I think it only does it on my home computer.

BK
Title: Scripting (smilies, links, etc) not working
Post by: Barlow on October 04, 2009, 01:23:19 AM
I just posted something in the events section and I noticed that all scripting is not working. When I click on bold or to insert an image or a smilie face, nothing happens. I tried testing several other forums and it works, so it must be a forum thing here.
Title: Re: Scripting (smilies, links, etc) not working
Post by: monsterphile on October 04, 2009, 01:41:19 AM
I just replied in that forum and used BOLD and a smiley.  Noy sure what went wrong for you.
Title: Re: Scripting (smilies, links, etc) not working
Post by: Barlow on October 04, 2009, 10:52:41 PM
I just "upgraded" to Firefox 3.5. Could that have something to do with it? It's still not working, and only on this site for some reason.
Title: Re: Scripting (smilies, links, etc) not working
Post by: fmofmpls on October 05, 2009, 06:23:55 AM
Hello Barlow. I just made a test post using an image, a bold font, and smileys, and everything worked fine for me too. I 'm using Firefox 3.5.3

Try restarting your computer and see if that does anything. Also page refresh.
Title: Re: Scripting (smilies, links, etc) not working
Post by: Barlow on October 05, 2009, 08:05:18 PM
Ok tried that and it won't work. Can't find any settings that seem to affect it. If it were my computer, it should affect other sites, shouldn't it? Do we have any tech wiz's here? Because I'm a 'tard when it comes to computers! LOL!
Title: Re: Scripting (smilies, links, etc) not working
Post by: Barlow on October 10, 2009, 08:18:46 PM
Any suggestions? My browser works with every other site except here. Can't figure out why, but it's a real problem. Can someone help me figure this out?
Title: Re: Scripting (smilies, links, etc) not working
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on October 17, 2009, 11:44:05 PM
As a proffesional tech wizard, I have my degree in the bs field, all you have to do is set yer computer down on the floor, and kick it several times, this should cause something to happen ;D
Title: Re: Scripting (smilies, links, etc) not working
Post by: Barlow on October 18, 2009, 12:47:47 AM
I've tried that. And it works, usually.  :D

But no, I figured out it was a pop up blocker setting that was affecting it. Weird!
Title: Can't modify posts?
Post by: Barlow on November 02, 2009, 01:02:47 AM
Is there any reason why the option to edit or modify my own posts is no longer available? I can't seem to find the option anywhere.  :-\
Title: Re: Can't modify posts?
Post by: fmofmpls on November 06, 2009, 08:15:35 AM
Hi Barlow. Sorry for the delay in providing you with an answer.

Please click here for answer - http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=3654.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=3654.0)
Title: Inactive Account And Still Posting!
Post by: Nicole on December 27, 2009, 12:50:57 PM
I flagged my account for deletion and it says it has become inactive... and yet it seems that I can still post. Can anyone else read this or am I possibly just stuck in a forum limbo where I think I'm posting but I'm really not?
Title: Re: Inactive Account And Still Posting!
Post by: Sean on December 27, 2009, 01:41:11 PM
Nicole, I read you loud and clear.  Great avatar, BTW.... are you staying on board with us?  I hope so.
Title: Re: Inactive Account And Still Posting!
Post by: Nicole on December 27, 2009, 01:56:11 PM
Thanks, Sean! I do want to stay. I really hope the mods can salvage my account.
Title: Re: Inactive Account And Still Posting!
Post by: raycastile on December 27, 2009, 02:08:44 PM
I think it would be cooler if you stay inactive, like an undead member, roaming the nether regions between dreams and reality, that unreachable dimension of the unexplored.
Title: Re: Inactive Account And Still Posting!
Post by: Nicole on December 27, 2009, 02:34:28 PM
Yeah, that would be pretty cool... BUT I don't want to risk crossing over to the other side. I think it woud be best if I rejoin the world of the living as soon as possible. :D
Title: Re: Inactive Account And Still Posting!
Post by: michblk on December 27, 2009, 02:43:07 PM
I'll sacrifice a chicken for you Nicole!

BK
Title: Re: Inactive Account And Still Posting!
Post by: Sean on December 27, 2009, 09:44:20 PM
I think it would be cooler if you stay inactive, like an undead member, roaming the nether regions between dreams and reality, that unreachable dimension of the unexplored.

     She is Nosferatu... she walks beyond the grace of God.  Or something to that effect. ;D
Title: Re: Inactive Account And Still Posting!
Post by: Nicole on December 27, 2009, 10:42:54 PM
    She is Nosferatu... she walks beyond the grace of God.

Yeah, that's the same thing my mother says about me. >:D
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: RPM on December 31, 2009, 07:17:33 PM

Testing 123,
Just want to see if my photo attached,
RPM



[C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Pictures\Richard\DSC_0006.JPGimg][/img]
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: RPM on December 31, 2009, 07:24:33 PM
It looks I'm still going to need step by step instructions  for posting photos from Flickr to UMA.
Thank you in advance,
RPM
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: raycastile on January 01, 2010, 02:03:44 PM
It looks I'm still going to need step by step instructions  for posting photos from Flickr to UMA.
Thank you in advance,
RPM


On your flickr page, hold the cursor over the photo and right click on PCs, or control click on macs.  You should get a pop-up menu with some choices.  Select "copy image address."

In your UMA post, click the image button.  It looks like you already found that.  Paste the flickr image address between the IMG tags.   That should be all it takes.  Click "post."
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: RPM on January 01, 2010, 03:20:58 PM

Hi Ray,
When I right click over the Flickr photo, "copy image address" is not an option, only "copy". Then in UMA, when I click image button and try to paste between the IMG tags, "Paste" is greyed out, so paste is not an option.
Instead, I used the Flickr basic browser, selected my photo, photo info. transfered into the cell, Selected "Copy", and pasted onto UMA between the IMG tags. (see below)
But I suspect, still no photo.
Not sure why I'm having so much difficulty, been trying for two days.
Thank you,
Richard
(http://C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Pictures\Richard\DSC_0006.JPG)
Title: Re: Inactive Account And Still Posting!
Post by: Nicole on January 05, 2010, 01:40:40 AM
D'oh! Still inactive. Anyone know how to get me out of this limbo? Anyone?
Title: Changing Photo/avatar....
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on January 25, 2010, 05:39:12 PM
Could someone please give me a quick tutorial on how to change my photo??

Thanks!1

Bizarro jeff
Title: Re: Changing Photo/avatar....
Post by: Mike Scott on January 25, 2010, 07:35:31 PM
Here ya go.

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0)
Title: Re: Inactive Account And Still Posting!
Post by: fmofmpls on January 31, 2010, 05:23:50 PM
D'oh! Still inactive. Anyone know how to get me out of this limbo? Anyone?

Oops. This is embarrassing. Sorry Nicole for the oversight. Seems we need to improve our moderation skills here at the Induction Center. Yes, your account was inactive due to a pending deletion request. We weren't sure what was going on with you, so we just placed your account as inactive. I fixed it. My apologies. And it's nice to have you among us still. Very nice.
Title: Re: Inactive Account And Still Posting!
Post by: Nicole on January 31, 2010, 10:20:36 PM
Terry, I don't know how else to say this but... I LOVE YOU!!! Thank you so much for fixing my "Zombie" status. I tried to delete my account here (along with some accounts I had on other social networks) in an attempt to cut down the amount of time I spent on-line. But then all I did was miss you all, and it ate away at my soul until I had to come back. I promise you, I've learned my lesson about pressing the "delete account" button. I'll never do it again. The dark abyss is cold and unforgiving. Thank you, thank you for bringing my account back to life.  :-*
Title: Re: Inactive Account And Still Posting!
Post by: fmofmpls on January 31, 2010, 10:26:49 PM
Thanks for coming back home Nicole. I always say, "we leave the light on here for you at UMA." And no harm done in taking a reprieve from duty either. I've had to do that myself from time to time. Totally understandable.

And oh, I love you too.  ;)
Title: Re: Inactive Account And Still Posting!
Post by: monsterphile on January 31, 2010, 11:04:29 PM
Group hug!    I can see our new bumper sticker:   UMA, like roaches, you never can get rid of us.  OK, that may need work.

Rob
Title: Help? I'm getting double email notifications
Post by: Gareee on March 05, 2010, 10:26:01 AM
Can someone see if I'm on the mailing list twice somehow for forum reply announcements? I've been getting doubles for ages, and figured I'd better finally see if someone can fix that for me.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Help? I'm getting double email notifications
Post by: fmofmpls on March 07, 2010, 05:23:03 PM
Hi Gary. What I think might be the problem is you had two notification preferences checked:  * Receive reply notification only for the first unread reply and *Turn notification on when you post or reply to a topic. I unchecked the first option. See if this eliminates the redundancy. If not, please let me know, and I will start pushing other buttons.  ;)
Title: Re: Help? I'm getting double email notifications
Post by: Gareee on March 07, 2010, 08:38:41 PM
Yep, that cleared it up!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Help? I'm getting double email notifications
Post by: fmofmpls on March 07, 2010, 10:30:11 PM
Well, what do you know? I accomplished something today! Good to hear it Gary!
Title: Unread posts since last visit...
Post by: MDG on March 24, 2010, 10:40:44 AM
Having a problem since Sunday or Monday... When i click "show unread posts since last visit," I get nothing, though the new ones are indicated if i go into individual boards. I don't think I changed any settings on my browswer. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Help? I'm getting double email notifications
Post by: Gareee on March 24, 2010, 11:51:01 AM
I was on vacation for a week, and came back a few days ago..I'm getting triple message announcementws now, even though I turned off all notification options. Something is screwey somewhere! LOL!
Title: Re: Help? I'm getting double email notifications
Post by: fmofmpls on March 24, 2010, 03:00:55 PM
Hi Gareee. I double checked your notification settings and made sure all possible options were off. Please let me know if this continues during the next few days. If it does, I will begin seeking additional support from SMF. Thanks!
Title: Re: Unread posts since last visit...
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 06, 2010, 09:57:08 PM
Sorry, not sure.  Is it still happening?
Title: Repost: Show unread posts since last visit
Post by: MDG on April 07, 2010, 07:57:14 AM
I'm still having the problem that when I hit "Show unread posts since last visit," I get nothing. Any ideas?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 07, 2010, 08:07:53 AM
I'm still having the problem that when I hit "Show unread posts since last visit," I get nothing. Any ideas?

It works fine for me and others, so it's probably a browser compatibility issue or maybe corrupted cookies :D  Try clearing your cache and cookies, log in fresh, and see if it works.  Also, if you are using an older browser version, you might try updating it.  Let us know if that works.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: MDG on April 07, 2010, 09:10:56 AM
It works fine for me and others, so it's probably a browser compatibility issue or maybe corrupted cookies :D  Try clearing your cache and cookies, log in fresh, and see if it works.  Also, if you are using an older browser version, you might try updating it.  Let us know if that works.
That did it--thanks!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 07, 2010, 09:24:42 AM
Excellent!  Glad that worked.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: long live kong on April 30, 2010, 12:44:02 AM
Hi, the 'show unread posts since last visit' and 'show new replies' option and 'total time logged in' that is normally at the top of the home page is no longer there, any suggestions? thanks, Ben.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: long live kong on April 30, 2010, 12:55:35 PM
Hi, the 'show unread posts since last visit' and 'show new replies' option and 'total time logged in' that is normally at the top of the home page is no longer there, any suggestions?
..........................Ive sorted it now! Thanks.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: tv horror on July 12, 2010, 04:12:27 PM
how do you change your email address if you have forgotten your current password, thanks for any replies.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Fester on August 06, 2010, 03:27:27 PM
I've developed a little problem with Flickr. They have apparently "improved" their site and I can't get any of the pictures in my account to load on UMA.  Has anyone else had this issue?  If so, how do I correct it?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on August 06, 2010, 03:33:27 PM
Works for me Fester.

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/248/515566408_75a849f7af_z.jpg)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on August 06, 2010, 03:49:27 PM
how do you change your email address if you have forgotten your current password, thanks for any replies.

Hi Maurice!! Go to "Account Related Settings". When you signed up, you were prompted to write a secret question and its answer. Do you remember those? If you plug those into the provided boxes the site will generate an email to the account you listed with your password.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Fester on August 06, 2010, 05:27:42 PM
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/fester42/4851692003/)

This is all I get.

The problem might be they changed their coding.
If I grab a link, I get this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fester42/4851692003/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fester42/4851692003/#)

This is from the picture you used:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/248/515566408_75a849f7af_z.jpg (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/248/515566408_75a849f7af_z.jpg)

If I copy the HTML, I get this:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/fester42/4851692063/" title="largeimagetas100729 by davidsfp, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4851692063_53c48f54c8.jpg" width="300" height="358" alt="largeimagetas100729" /></a>

I actually had to cut and paste this and use the insert image key to get the picture to work. 
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4851692063_53c48f54c8.jpg (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4851692063_53c48f54c8.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4851692063_53c48f54c8.jpg)
Some "improvement," eh?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Opera Ghost on August 06, 2010, 05:33:43 PM
([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/fester42/4851692003/[/url])

This is all I get.


Story of my UMA existence
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on August 06, 2010, 06:04:39 PM
Until you get something better, click the "show all sizes" and get the address from that photo. Your URL needs to end with .jpg (or .gif). What you were using was an html page address.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4851692003_039f7ddfff_z.jpg (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4851692003_039f7ddfff_z.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4851692003_039f7ddfff_z.jpg)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on August 06, 2010, 06:11:24 PM
I actually had to cut and paste this and use the insert image key to get the picture to work. 

Why do you say "actually"? That's how you do it!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Fester on August 06, 2010, 06:58:59 PM
The show all sizes button does not appear any more.  

To get the URL that worked, I had to copy off the entire HTML address, and then cut the URL from the rest of it.  I was literally cutting and pasting from the HTML.  It was the only way I could make it work.  It was kind of like dissecting, but smelled better.

Later:

OK I think I've figured it out.  I just found this in the Flickr FAQ:
Where is the HTML code and photo file link?

The HTML code to embed a photo in a web page that you used to find on the All Sizes page is now only in "Share this." To get to it just go to the main photo page, click "Share this", and then "Get the HTML."

There are a few cases where the code may not be available: 1) If the photo is restricted. 2) If that person has turned off "Share this" or access to original files.

The direct link to a photo file is no longer shown on the page. Per the Flickr Community Guidelines "pages on other websites that display content hosted on flickr.com must provide a link from each photo or video back to its page on Flickr." Linking directly to the photo file doesn't do this.

We understand that many people were using that link on message boards to show their images and we are working on a solution that will allow you to post using BBCode (standard message board code) that links back.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on August 06, 2010, 07:53:08 PM
We understand that many people were using that link on message boards to show their images and we are working on a solution that will allow you to post using BBCode (standard message board code) that links back.[/color]

Blah blah blah! Why put yourself through all that and use Photobucket or ImageShack instead.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Fester on August 06, 2010, 08:36:12 PM
It used to work well.  Then they improved it. :P

I'm moving on.   ;D

Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on August 06, 2010, 09:32:03 PM
Then they improved it. :P

Yahoo is known for that, too!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: crue-leader on September 06, 2010, 01:06:53 PM
Hi,
I am trying to add a picture , I uploaded my photo successfully to ImageShack, copied the URL from the (Image Shack)forum thumbnail, inserted it  between the two (http://) hit preview and nothing comes up.
At the top of the post it says I uploaded the photo from Image shack, but again nothing is there.
Hopefully someone can assist.

I also went through the tutorial on posting a picture.  But just does not seem to be working.



Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: monsterphile on September 06, 2010, 03:13:16 PM
I saw that you successfully posted pics of your Frankenstein model.  Do you have the image posting down now?  You can always modify your original post to look at what you did.

Rob
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: voyttbots on September 20, 2010, 05:06:56 PM
Test
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 20, 2010, 05:39:01 PM
If you're testing an avatar photo, the URL must end with .jpg (or .gif).

See the instructions in this thread: http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: hellnbak on September 22, 2010, 05:23:49 PM
Hi.  I'm one of those dreaded "newbies", and need a little help.  I'm trying to post an avatar, I've loaded the photo to tinypic, and have copied and inserted the url numerous times, but no luck.  I know that the url needs to end in jpg, but none of the urls available on tinypic do that.  Any help would be appreciated.  (I know this question has be asked several times before here, but none of the replies solve my problem). Thanks in advance
Steve M
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: hellnbak on September 22, 2010, 05:31:43 PM
Another newbie question.  I would like to set up my post so that someone can click on a word and email me.  In other words, I would like, say, the words "email me" to be the equivalent of clicking on my email address, without actually showing my email address.  Hope this makes sense.  Thanks
Steve M
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Opera Ghost on September 22, 2010, 05:38:45 PM
Hi.  I'm one of those dreaded "newbies", and need a little help.  I'm trying to post an avatar, I've loaded the photo to tinypic, and have copied and inserted the url numerous times, but no luck.  I know that the url needs to end in jpg, but none of the urls available on tinypic do that.  Any help would be appreciated.  (I know this question has be asked several times before here, but none of the replies solve my problem). Thanks in advance
Steve M

Couple of PM sent
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 22, 2010, 05:42:34 PM
I'm trying to post an avatar, I've loaded the photo to tinypic, and have copied and inserted the url numerous times, but no luck.



Here's the URL you want. It's also a good idea to make your avatar photos square, so the the image doesn't distort.
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/3320/lccc9f912d62403e4cacdb1.jpg (http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/3320/lccc9f912d62403e4cacdb1.jpg)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: hellnbak on September 22, 2010, 05:44:07 PM
OK, I got my avatar going ok, finally, but still need help with the email thing.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 22, 2010, 05:46:06 PM
I see you already figured out the avatar.

I would like to set up my post so that someone can click on a word and email me.  

If you added your email in your profile, people can email you by clicking the icon under your avatar.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: hellnbak on September 22, 2010, 06:00:43 PM
I really appreciate all the help given (and so quickly!).  I figured out that the problem with posting my avatar was that the block where you enter the url already has "http://" in it, and I was pasting my url after that, resulting in "http://http://".  Maybe a note should be added to make sure people understand how to correctly do that.  Again, the help here is fantastic.  By the way, hi MIke, didn't realize it was you.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 22, 2010, 06:12:00 PM
Maybe a note should be added to make sure people understand how to correctly do that.

Problem is you'd need different instructions for all the different places you can post photos.


Because of one one the settings on this board you can't put an email link in your message. You can put your mail addy in your post, but it won't link.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 23, 2010, 07:02:06 PM
not a question....but a Praise...I am so glad to see that AD that follows you around when not logged in...GONE.  ;D

Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: hellnbak on September 23, 2010, 07:05:46 PM
not a question....but a Praise...I am so glad to see that AD that follows you around when not logged in...GONE.  ;D



ummm.......not sure I understand.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 23, 2010, 07:42:12 PM
ummm.......not sure I understand.

that's alright...not many folks understand me  ;D

But..Mike knows what I mean..  8)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 23, 2010, 09:06:28 PM
But..Mike knows what I mean..  8)

It's been so long since I've seen it I forgot what it says. (I always stay logged in.)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 23, 2010, 10:49:18 PM
It's been so long since I've seen it I forgot what it says. (I always stay logged in.)

I would, but being on dial-up...kinda slows down everything else  ;D

Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 23, 2010, 11:52:37 PM
I would, but being on dial-up...kinda slows down everything else  ;D

I don't mean I keep the site open, just that I don't sign out (even while the computer is turned off).
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 24, 2010, 01:45:16 PM
I don't mean I keep the site open, just that I don't sign out (even while the computer is turned off).

if ya dont sign out, isnt that the same as staying logged in...which would mean,the site is still open?  ;D
 in other words.. yer logged in right now...then you leave to visit another site...and by leave, I mean not log out(just leave)
right?

I'm not able to do that...I must log out, if I wanna log in to another site, cause if I dont...the computer slows down like a snail.  ;D
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Opera Ghost on September 24, 2010, 02:08:35 PM
if ya dont sign out, isnt that the same as staying logged in...which would mean,the site is still open?  ;D
 in other words.. yer logged in right now...then you leave to visit another site...and by leave, I mean not log out(just leave)
right?

I'm not able to do that...I must log out, if I wanna log in to another site, cause if I dont...the computer slows down like a snail.  ;D

This is interesting. I've never logged out! At this point, subsequently, I don't even remember my password

OG
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 24, 2010, 03:58:32 PM
I'm not able to do that...I must log out, if I wanna log in to another site, cause if I dont...the computer slows down like a snail.  ;D

I never heard of such a thing. I used to have dial-up and I didn't have to sign in every time I visited a site, as long as it had a "stay signed in forever" setting, like this site has.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 24, 2010, 06:56:17 PM
I never heard of such a thing. I used to have dial-up and I didn't have to sign in every time I visited a site, as long as it had a "stay signed in forever" setting, like this site has.

yeh?....well, welcome to my world...  ;D
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: hellnbak on September 26, 2010, 11:44:26 AM
how do I go about removing myself from the army - deleting my profile, everything?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 26, 2010, 12:43:59 PM
how do I go about removing myself from the army - deleting my profile, everything?

I sent you a PM.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 27, 2010, 07:16:22 PM
how do I go about removing myself from the army - deleting my profile, everything?

Wow!! you werent here very long...what happened?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Opera Ghost on September 28, 2010, 11:25:29 AM
Wow!! you werent here very long...what happened?

I think it was something you said  ;D
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 28, 2010, 03:13:33 PM
I think it was something you said  ;D

what?...I didnt even know 'em or even seen 'em before..   :P
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Opera Ghost on September 28, 2010, 04:21:37 PM
what?...I didnt even know 'em or even seen 'em before..   :P
Heard that one before
probably used that one before
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 28, 2010, 11:01:21 PM
Heard that one before
probably used that one before

nah...I was saving that for you..  >:D

now run a long and go play with the other kiddies...and leave us Grown ups to our discussion.   ;D
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on November 15, 2010, 12:19:52 AM
OK, I'm on the UMA board having a good time . .

Which ain't gonna last very long if I see that "Ugg Boots" link in any more posts!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Illoman on December 08, 2010, 12:22:37 PM
Ever since the board got upgraded, I've had a recurring problem. I usually stay logged in, and when I open to the home page I click on the "read new posts since last time visited" or words to that effect. Sometimes it takes me to a page of new posts, sometimes I get a screen that says words to this effect: 'No new posts since you last visited. Click here to read all unread posts." It will say that when I haven't visited here for two days! It's a minor irritation but anyone got any ideas? Thanks!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Opera Ghost on January 12, 2011, 02:35:08 PM
ADMINS

Since the Upgrade, I've noticed that if I leave the site before going thru all of the new posts, there are some that seem to fall into a 3rd location accessed only when recently read and new posts have been exhausted. It is prompted by a note to see all unread posts. I found 3+ pages of unread new posts and recently replied to posts here.

is there another way to get to this location without entering thru the new posts or recently read post pipelines?

OG
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Opera Ghost on January 12, 2011, 06:35:03 PM
Whats up with Calendar too! Seems to be on the blink!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: monahan13 on January 12, 2011, 06:52:32 PM
hey all, question

have any of you ever ordered stuff from the internet from diffrent countries? for example you live here in the US, but you order stuff from a Great Britian comapny that offeres to ship world wide.

I ask becouse i have never done it before. just wondering how well it works out, usually.

thanks in advance ryan
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Post by: Opera Ghost on January 12, 2011, 06:57:57 PM
hey all, question

have any of you ever ordered stuff from the internet from diffrent countries? for example you live here in the US, but you order stuff from a Great Britian comapny that offeres to ship world wide.

I ask becouse i have never done it before. just wondering how well it works out, usually.

thanks in advance ryan

Hey Ryan,

I live in the LA area and have ordered from and shipped to the UK and rec'd shipments from China, and Canada

Shipping costs can sometimes include import and export taxes and you should contact the other side to see what would sort of fees might be incurred. I've had to deal with fees from Canada and England, and to England, but not from China.

OG

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Post by: monahan13 on January 12, 2011, 07:11:09 PM
OK, thanks alot OG ill look into more before hand
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: monahan13 on January 14, 2011, 11:22:43 PM
QUESTION!!!

so i have a little iwata air compressor and the clear plastic dome that cover the air filter crack...letteing air in, no good! so it look like i can either remove the filter and just have a guage, or remove the guage and buy a new filter. I can not find a new filter that has 3 holes, one for the guage, hose, and air-in..... So my question is... would i be able to get away with having just a filter and no guage... i rarely look at the guage anyways.  OR should I just scrap the air filter and just have a guage?

I may have made this confusing.

i hope not thanks ryan!!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Bizarro Jeff on January 15, 2011, 01:10:37 PM
I've ordered stuff from China and the UK - never had a problem.


Bizarro Jeff
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Post by: Scatter on February 11, 2011, 04:41:48 PM
Wondering...........is there any way to exclude specific threads from popping up?? There are some threads I couldn't give a crap less about, but of course they still pop up when I hit "Unread Posts Since Last Visit" and such. IS there an "Ignore" function for threads?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Toy Ranch on February 12, 2011, 11:16:44 AM
Wondering...........is there any way to exclude specific threads from popping up?? There are some threads I couldn't give a crap less about, but of course they still pop up when I hit "Unread Posts Since Last Visit" and such. IS there an "Ignore" function for threads?

Sorry, but no.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on February 13, 2011, 08:04:31 PM
Sorry, but no.

OK, thanks Bobby!! Now, if we could only replace the post-destroying "Someone has posted before you" (or whatever it is) with an "Ignore Thread" button............paradise.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Toy Ranch on February 14, 2011, 11:06:01 AM
I think I got that "someone posted before you" pain in the tukus thing turned off.  I turned it off in my personal control panel a long time ago and didn't realize it was still there.  Send me a PM if it's still on, but I think it's gone now.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on February 27, 2011, 06:58:12 PM
I think I got that "someone posted before you" pain in the tukus thing turned off.  I turned it off in my personal control panel a long time ago and didn't realize it was still there.  Send me a PM if it's still on, but I think it's gone now.

You,sir, ROCK.
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Post by: Gort2112 on March 28, 2011, 08:22:56 PM
Hi
I was wondering if anyone new if the vampire hunter kit from dimensional designs was a well made , i see that others on this site have purchased there Mummy ring and said it was well made, I want to get one to
display in my den.

Thanks Dennis
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Post by: monsterswin on April 02, 2011, 01:41:50 PM
  Why can't I modify my posts?  There is a post I want to modify and there is NO button there

  Robert
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: monsterphile on April 02, 2011, 06:45:11 PM
  Why can't I modify my posts?  There is a post I want to modify and there is NO button there

  Robert

Is it an older post?  I believe that the modify option is only available for a limited time.  You can message/email the moderator(s) of that area with the change you need.

Rob
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 02, 2011, 08:01:44 PM
I know it seems unusually restrictive.  We've  had some issues in the past with members abusing the edit feature, and unfortunately had to put a 24 hour limit on edits.  If you need a post edited after that period, please use the "Report to Moderator" button in the lower right corner of the post and tell us what edit you wish to have made.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Kidagain on April 06, 2011, 05:43:44 PM
Sorry but it's an avatar question. I'm trying to add an avatar and following the directions I can't find the '' I have my own pic". I seem to have a " no pic" in it's place and I can't get rid of it. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 07, 2011, 06:14:09 AM
Sorry but it's an avatar question. I'm trying to add an avatar and following the directions I can't find the '' I have my own pic". I seem to have a " no pic" in it's place and I can't get rid of it. Any help is greatly appreciated.


Read this:
http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0)

And if you don't have the photo you wish to use hosted at an image host like Photobucket or Flickr, look here:
http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2087.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2087.0)

Remember, it can't be too big either.  If you need help making it smaller, email it to me at universalmonsterarmy(*at*)gmail.com and I'll size it for you.
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Post by: Kidagain on April 07, 2011, 07:40:53 AM
Thanks Toy Ranch, i'll give it another shot.
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Post by: godwinshelley on April 07, 2011, 05:43:02 PM
Forwarding this message from Ron over at Monster Bash:

Does anyone have Bill Luciani's phone or e-mail address? He's been trying to reach me via phone calls, but doesn't leave a call back number...just says "call me back." He's a super collector of Frankestein figures, masks and models. I've talked with him at various shows. Thanks for any help you can give - just e-mail be off Facebook: creepyclassics(*at*)creepyclassics.com. -Ron
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on April 11, 2011, 03:45:42 PM
http://youtu.be/zTNQEd8D4pg (http://youtu.be/zTNQEd8D4pg)

why is this not popping up screen wise? has the process of posting a video changed here?
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Post by: CreepysFan on April 13, 2011, 02:11:11 AM
   
Try writing it like this Doc ; THE WOLF MAN - 1941 - TRAILER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTNQEd8D4pg#noexternalembed)   I tried it, and it took me to The Wolfman.  Was that it ?
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Post by: CreepysFan on April 13, 2011, 01:33:58 PM
     
Now it's not showing up as I wrote it, and it looks like this one can't be done.  I'm guessing that's what the (prevents external bedding) implies.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 16, 2011, 09:18:13 AM
Yep, if the person who posts it on YouTube wants to view stats about where it's being linked from, they have to prohibit external embedding, which is what they did in this case.  Some YouTube vids are that way, nothing anyone but whoever uploaded it can do to change that.
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Post by: ilikemonsters on April 22, 2011, 02:09:24 AM
how do i create an avatar from flickr there doesn't seem to be a .jpg at the end of the url
Thanks
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Post by: Toy Ranch on May 06, 2011, 04:50:17 AM
Right click on the picture, it will give you a choice of sizes.  Select one and then right click on the picture in the new page and save the link to the image (depending on your browser, the exact wording may be different). 
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Post by: ilikemonsters on May 07, 2011, 11:13:44 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: digitalmacabre on May 17, 2011, 03:16:47 PM
Were can I post a link to my website? I believe the Universal Monster Army will enjoy it
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Post by: monsterphile on May 17, 2011, 06:38:19 PM
Were can I post a link to my website? I believe the Universal Monster Army will enjoy it

If you modify your profile, there's a spot for the name and a spot for the url of your website.


Rob
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Post by: digitalmacabre on May 17, 2011, 10:12:36 PM
Thanks for your help!!!!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: michblk on May 28, 2011, 08:37:02 PM
Where is the Gallery?  I can't find it.

BK
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on May 28, 2011, 09:07:43 PM
Where is the Gallery?  I can't find it.

If you mean our gallery, the link is now called "Media".
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Post by: michblk on May 28, 2011, 09:54:25 PM
Thanks Mike.  This is still posted on our home page though.  That's why I was looking for the Gallery.

Guests are free to browse the forum, but you must register to post messages and view the Gallery


BK
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on May 29, 2011, 06:34:41 PM
. . but you must register to post messages and view the Gallery

Thanks! Guess that could be corrected.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Terry on July 11, 2011, 08:47:05 PM
I posted my photo's on Flickr, But when I try to post them here, there's no URL. What am I doing wrong?  I hate wasteing space on UMA, I think I've tried to post pic's 7 or 8 times. HELPPPPPP. >:D
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Post by: monsterphile on July 11, 2011, 09:10:55 PM
I posted my photo's on Flickr, But when I try to post them here, there's no URL. What am I doing wrong?  I hate wasteing space on UMA, I think I've tried to post pic's 7 or 8 times. HELPPPPPP. >:D


Terry,

Go to your flickr account and bring up the picture that you want to use and right click on it.  This will give you the option to select a size of the photo to display (I usually choose medium as large is just to large).  When the appropriate size photo comes up, right click on it again and this will give you a pop-up menu and the bottom option is Properties; select that.  Then you'll get a pop-up window for Properties.  Highlight and copy the Address (URL) that's roughly in the middle of that window.  In the window for your post, click on the Insert Image button (Bottom row, all the eay to the left).  Paste the address that you copied in between the 2 IMG sets.  If you ever see the 'at" symbol in the address  line, something's wrong. 

For example, the address for my photos looks like this: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/4256454507_be79ce9e32_z.jpg?zz=1 (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/4256454507_be79ce9e32_z.jpg?zz=1)

In between the IMG sets, we see this:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/4256454507_be79ce9e32_z.jpg?zz=1)

Give it a shot.

Rob

By the way, that white spot in the back of my skull was my brain bleed from an AVM (arterial venous malformation) in December of 2009.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Toy Ranch on July 12, 2011, 04:53:46 PM


([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/4256454507_be79ce9e32_z.jpg?zz=1[/url])




Mmmmm, juicy bloody BRAINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!  YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Science/images-2/zombie-eating-brains-3.jpg)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: SeptimusPretorius on July 13, 2011, 02:42:56 PM
I was wondering how our status is figured...i.e...I am currently a new recruit...will this change after I've been here so many months or how does that work? I'm fine with my ranking I was just wondering....

 ededed S.P.  ededed
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Toy Ranch on July 14, 2011, 07:21:26 AM
I was wondering how our status is figured...i.e...I am currently a new recruit...will this change after I've been here so many months or how does that work? I'm fine with my ranking I was just wondering....

 ededed S.P.  ededed

It's based on your number of posts. 

New Recruit              0-49    
Private First Class    50-99
Specialist                100-249
Corporal                   250-499
Sergeant              500 +

There are no added benefits from having a higher status, it's actually a default setting in the software that we put titles in for.  Most forums have something like this, but it can be disabled.  I believe the thought behind it is that the more posts you make, the higher status because your "reputation capital" is built in the community, by posting and letting people know more about you and who you are.  There are obvious flaws in that notion, someone who only posts in game threads is not necessarily telling anyone much about themselves, but there's really no way to accurately reflect that on a global (in the UMA sense) scale.  You're almost a Specialist! 
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: SeptimusPretorius on July 14, 2011, 02:07:20 PM
It's based on your number of posts. 

New Recruit              0-49    
Private First Class    50-99
Specialist                100-249
Corporal                   250-499
Sergeant              500 +

There are no added benefits from having a higher status, it's actually a default setting in the software that we put titles in for.  Most forums have something like this, but it can be disabled.  I believe the thought behind it is that the more posts you make, the higher status because your "reputation capital" is built in the community, by posting and letting people know more about you and who you are.  There are obvious flaws in that notion, someone who only posts in game threads is not necessarily telling anyone much about themselves, but there's really no way to accurately reflect that on a global (in the UMA sense) scale.  You're almost a Specialist!


Thank you so much for the info!!

 ededed S.P.  ededed
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: bucknutz666 on August 06, 2011, 12:38:48 AM
Hey, i just sent a bad link to a guy looking for a Frankie mug, but I posted a good link right under it, how do I delete the first one with the bad link? Thanks.
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Post by: monsterphile on August 06, 2011, 09:42:06 AM
Hey, i just sent a bad link to a guy looking for a Frankie mug, but I posted a good link right under it, how do I delete the first one with the bad link? Thanks.

If it's a post in a thread, you can edit it for the 1st 24 hours by clicking on Modify.  After that, you need to have a mod do it.

Rob
Title: Do you accept money orders for donations
Post by: Zardoz on August 18, 2011, 06:45:46 PM
that says it all
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Hellboyj on January 15, 2012, 07:41:49 PM
Something rather silly, actually...but I wasn't truly thinking of a great user name the day I signed up for the forum. Any way to change my user name? Thx in advance!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 15, 2012, 10:54:53 PM
Any way to change my user name?

Easy! Click on your name, then > Modify Profile > Acc. Settings > Name (change name) > Change Poifile (at bottom).
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Hellboyj on January 17, 2012, 06:57:31 PM
Hrrmmm...Yep. Tried that but the darn thing doesn't give me an option to change my user name? Suggestions?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: bizzarobrian on January 18, 2012, 01:04:08 PM
How do I add an avatar? When I click Insert Image there is no upload thingy so how can I upload a pic without it?  :-[
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 18, 2012, 11:05:58 PM
Tried that but the darn thing doesn't give me an option to change my user name?

You can't change your "Username", only your "Name".  As it says, "This is the displayed name that people will see.".
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 18, 2012, 11:14:50 PM
How do I add an avatar? When I click Insert Image there is no upload thingy so how can I upload a pic without it?  :-[


You have to provide your own web space. See this thread:
http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0)

Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Hellboyj on January 19, 2012, 05:34:05 PM
Quote
You can't change your "Username", only your "Name".  As it says, "This is the displayed name that people will see.".

Aha! Guess I'll live with it.  ???
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on January 20, 2012, 05:48:35 PM
Aha! Guess I'll live with it.  ???

ORRRRRRR..........use a different email address and sign up anew. Then send a note to the Mods to delete your old account.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 20, 2012, 06:59:04 PM
ORRRRRRR..........use a different email address and sign up anew.

You can go to all that trouble if you want, but the ultimate result will be the same as simply changing your name.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on January 21, 2012, 10:28:12 PM
You can go to all that trouble if you want, but the ultimate result will be the same as simply changing your name.

Sure.......always taking the easy way out, Mike Scott.  ;D
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 23, 2012, 04:57:37 PM
Sure.......always taking the easy way out, Mike Scott.  ;D

Why rake the leaves if the wind will eventually blow them onto your neighbor's yard?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Lunkenstein on February 20, 2012, 08:00:18 PM
Hi,

Just a quick question. Which forum would be best for posts about classic TV monster/sci-fi shows like THE OUTER LIMITS and TWILIGHT ZONE?

Thanks
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on February 20, 2012, 08:14:43 PM
Which forum would be best for posts about classic TV monster/sci-fi shows

The two movies forums (classic before 1970, modern after 1970). Those titles should be changed to include TV.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Lunkenstein on February 21, 2012, 08:47:40 AM
Thanks, Mike.  I really like the layout and feel of this board.  Everyone seems to truly appreciate and love the classics.

Just wondering.  I think I recall a 'Mike Scott' from the old StoogeWorld message board.  That wouldn't have been you, would it?  I used to post there as 'Lunkhead'.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on February 21, 2012, 05:49:17 PM
I think I recall a 'Mike Scott' from the old StoogeWorld message board.

Must have been that guy from "The Office". People are always mixing us up.  ;)
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Post by: Lunkenstein on February 21, 2012, 07:43:57 PM
Lol!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: MrDark1 on February 26, 2012, 06:19:19 PM
Help Me!  Can anyone help me fix the new topic posting in Modern Toys section?

I used Image Shack web site, and all the image I get when posting is a link to Image Shack, and not the model pics as I wanted.

I had trouble with both photobucket, and Image shack on posting the pics on the UMA site,,,what am I doing wrong?

I thought these are free sites, and they all seem to offer me the up graded info-and I just joined Image Shack...?


Thanks,

MrDark1
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Post by: monsterphile on February 26, 2012, 06:37:29 PM
Looks like you figured it out.   :)

Help Me!  Can anyone help me fix the new topic posting in Modern Toys section?

I used Image Shack web site, and all the image I get when posting is a link to Image Shack, and not the model pics as I wanted.

I had trouble with both photobucket, and Image shack on posting the pics on the UMA site,,,what am I doing wrong?

I thought these are free sites, and they all seem to offer me the up graded info-and I just joined Image Shack...?


Thanks,

MrDark1
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: MrDark1 on February 26, 2012, 06:43:09 PM
Yea,If I can figure out what what I actually did the next time I go to posting-Whew!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: monsterphile on February 26, 2012, 06:48:27 PM
Yea,If I can figure out what what I actually did the next time I go to posting-Whew!

Because it's a recent post (< 24 hours), you can click on Modify Post to see what the link looks like so that you have a better idea which of the various link options on the ImageShack page to use.  I use Flickr.com myself, so I don't really have any experience with ImageShack.


Rob
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: RPM on March 04, 2012, 06:34:08 PM
I've lost my avatar a few times.  I've recently tried to restore it using both Flickr and Imageshack, but neither will take. 
Thank you,
Richard
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on March 04, 2012, 07:24:26 PM
I've recently tried to restore it using both Flickr and Imageshack, but neither will take. 

You're using the wrong URL. Use the "Direct Link" URL (at imageshack).
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Post by: RPM on March 04, 2012, 08:11:21 PM
Thanks Mike for the help.
Richard
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: BigShadow on June 12, 2012, 10:48:34 PM
How do I get a UMA t-shirt?  I'd really like to have one for Monster Bash next week.

Thanks
Title: PM Question
Post by: aura of foreboding on June 30, 2012, 01:16:44 AM
I looked, but couldn't find an answer.

Is there a limit to the amount of PMs a person can have in his inbox?  Does it ever get full? 

Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on June 30, 2012, 10:14:47 PM
How do I get a UMA t-shirt?

You can't. It was a limited edition thing and long sold out.
Title: Re: PM Question
Post by: Mike Scott on June 30, 2012, 10:15:34 PM
Is there a limit to the amount of PMs a person can have in his inbox?  Does it ever get full?

Yes and yes.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 01, 2012, 12:48:50 AM
Thanks, Mike.  About how many are we looking out before it fills up? 
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on July 01, 2012, 02:18:45 PM
About how many are we looking out before it fills up?

Don't remember, but it'll tell you when it's time to dump some.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 01, 2012, 03:10:23 PM
Great!  Thank you!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Zillaman67 on July 03, 2012, 10:34:09 AM
Hello all, I'm new here and I'm not so hot with my computer and all. I'd love if someone can help me out with how I can post photos -I'd love to show my models when I build/paint them and some of my art. Also, I'd like to put a profile pic up...thanks in advance! Great to see a forum like this!!!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on July 03, 2012, 04:34:58 PM
I'd love if someone can help me out with how I can post photos - Also, I'd like to put a profile pic up...thanks in advance!


Welcome, Zillaman! Here are a couple of threads that should help you. If you still need help, ask here.

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2087.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2087.0)
http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: m_binion on July 29, 2012, 04:40:22 PM
I can't seem to find the gallery. I'm logged in. Is there a link I'm overlooking?

Thank you very much in advance, Mike
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: fmofmpls on July 29, 2012, 05:03:56 PM
I can't seem to find the gallery. I'm logged in. Is there a link I'm overlooking?

Thank you very much in advance, Mike


Only registered members have access to the gallery.

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?action=media (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?action=media)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on July 29, 2012, 08:42:53 PM
I can't seem to find the gallery.


It's under "Media".
http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?action=media (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?action=media)
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 10, 2012, 10:42:06 AM
need assistance :D

cant get my pic to work as my avatar...

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/51/morestuff2001.jpg/ (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/51/morestuff2001.jpg/)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on August 10, 2012, 06:35:58 PM
Delete that backslash after .jpg

BTW, that pic is going to "squeeze" into a square.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 10, 2012, 10:23:54 PM
yeah, um still not working...
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on August 10, 2012, 11:10:50 PM
yeah, um still not working...

Then you're probably not using the "Direct" URL.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 13, 2012, 01:43:23 AM
hmmm...using the only one it gave me. *shrugs*
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 13, 2012, 01:51:02 PM
had to go with a different image upload site, ImageShack just dont work.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on August 13, 2012, 02:13:00 PM
hmmm...using the only one it gave me.

You have to have an account there and be signed in to get the different image links.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: matsp888 on September 19, 2012, 03:14:39 PM
Is it possible to have more than five entries in the RSS feed, or would that pose too big a load?

Mats
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: 1/6thtoyz on September 20, 2012, 09:23:23 PM
How do upload a video.
Thanks
  Carl
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 20, 2012, 09:49:31 PM
How do upload a video.

You have to upload it to YouTube and then put the link in your message.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: themadghoul on September 27, 2012, 11:29:31 AM
HEEELLP! for us non-tech savy members...trying to upload pics of merchandise I have for sale under Monsters For Sale--I have the pics in my photobucket folder..how do I post them so folks can see what I have to offer????
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 27, 2012, 03:07:19 PM
I have the pics in my photobucket folder..how do I post them so folks can see what I have to offer????

Go to the pic in PB and copy the "Direct Link" (on the right, where it says "share").

Click the "insert image" icon, above the  :), in your message and paste the link between the (img) and the (/img).
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Post by: Bizarro Jeff on October 14, 2012, 05:19:12 PM
Is there a way to unsubscribe from threads?

Bizarro Jeff
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on October 14, 2012, 07:27:18 PM
I don't know, Jeff, but I'll axe.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: fmofmpls on October 15, 2012, 07:51:21 AM
Is there a way to unsubscribe from threads?

Bizarro Jeff

Click on your profile. There you will see a notifications link under the "Modify Profile" column - click on it.  These settings allows you to be notified of replies to posts, newly posted topics, and forum announcements. You can change those settings, or oversee the topics and boards you are currently receiving notifications for.
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Post by: ilikemonsters on October 19, 2012, 03:11:49 PM
Hi-
I sent a PM and I responded to a different PM but they don't show up in my sent files.
How do I know if they were sent?
Thanks,
Eric
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: fmofmpls on October 19, 2012, 05:27:17 PM
I'm not sure why those PM's wouldn't be showing up in your "sent" folder. They should be. Hmmmm.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on October 19, 2012, 06:01:41 PM
I'm not sure why those PM's wouldn't be showing up in your "sent" folder.

Unless you unchecked the box that says "Save a copy in my outbox".
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Cerebus on May 09, 2013, 08:37:38 PM
Does anyone know why my Avatar didn't show up? I put in the URL from flickr but I only got a pic box with nothing in it (so I switched it back). The pic was 216 x 216 pixels at 72dpi so I think it should have worked.  Does it take a while for the Avatar to show up?
mike
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Flower on May 09, 2013, 08:44:11 PM
I've seen your avatar earlier today and just now .. Is this what you want it to be?

(http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/avatars/Actors/Bruce_Campbell.jpg)

That is what is showing up.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on May 09, 2013, 09:13:26 PM
I put in the URL from flickr but I only got a pic box with nothing in it

flickr  has some crazy URLs that don't always work. Show me the URL of your pic.

You could also try Photobucket, or ImageShack.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on May 09, 2013, 09:18:09 PM
I've seen your avatar earlier today and just now .. Is this what you want it to be?

([url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/avatars/Actors/Bruce_Campbell.jpg[/url])



That's an UMA avatar.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Cerebus on May 10, 2013, 12:19:49 PM
No, I switched it back to this one from this site's choices because the pic I wanted from my Flickr page wasn't showing up.

My Flickr URL for the pic is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/parlorofhorror/8723143747/#in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/parlorofhorror/8723143747/#in/photostream)
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Post by: Mike Scott on May 10, 2013, 12:57:08 PM
Here's your problem. You need a URL that ends in .jpg (or .gif).  You had the URL of a page, rather than a file.

Here's the URL you need:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7435/8723143747_34ab05dcbc_m.jpg (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7435/8723143747_34ab05dcbc_m.jpg)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: packy120353 on May 10, 2013, 01:21:16 PM
To post using Flickr (I do) you select Share and copy/paste the BBCode it works great, see?
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/6868175874_79d9c95048.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/duane-the-bathtub/6868175874/)
fate3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/duane-the-bathtub/6868175874/#) by packy120353 (http://www.flickr.com/people/duane-the-bathtub/), on Flickr
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Post by: Cerebus on May 10, 2013, 01:35:28 PM
Hey Mike Scott, thanks so much!!! duh, I should have realized that!
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Post by: Mike Scott on May 10, 2013, 06:14:16 PM
Hey Mike Scott, thanks so much!!!

You're quite welcome!
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Post by: JarodsPeople on June 04, 2013, 03:24:28 PM
For some reason I can no longer post pictures. When I go to preview or post all I get is a box with an "X" in it. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong? I use photobucket and have tried several postings also tried imageshack and got the same result. Thank you for your time.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on June 04, 2013, 03:37:16 PM
For some reason I can no longer post pictures.

Post the URL that you used into a message. Just the URL, no extra code.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: BrideofRonnenstein on June 19, 2013, 09:54:21 PM
I am trying to put a photo on my profile and I can't get it to work. Do I need to have a specific # of posts before it will show up? Am I just not doing it correctly? I uploaded an image to use to Photobucket - but It won't show when I put the URL or the IMG name in the box provided and hit "Save"
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: aura of foreboding on June 20, 2013, 12:33:57 AM
Make sure you are using the direct link option that PhotoBucket gives.  The default PhotoBucket URL often fails to work with message board codes. 
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: BrideofRonnenstein on June 20, 2013, 08:50:39 AM
Thanks Mike... I did upload it to photbucket - I'll have to mess around with it!

You'll need to load it up to some webspace of your own. Either of these are good for such things. Also good for when you want to post a pic of something in a message.

[url]http://photobucket.com/[/url] ([url]http://photobucket.com/[/url])

[url]http://imageshack.us/[/url] ([url]http://imageshack.us/[/url])

If you're doing an avatar, be sure to crop it square (so it doesn't distort) and make it at least 100x100.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on June 20, 2013, 10:04:23 AM
They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. Follow the "lights" and paste in your URL.

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3347/ab6n.jpg)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: BrideofRonnenstein on June 20, 2013, 11:14:44 AM
They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. Follow the "lights" and paste in your URL.

([url]http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3347/ab6n.jpg[/url])



LOOK! I figured it out....

"SHE CAN BE TAUGHT!!!"

You rock!
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Post by: Mike Scott on June 20, 2013, 12:47:05 PM

LOOK! I figured it out....


Hoorah!
Title: richard bojarski
Post by: jayguy on August 11, 2013, 05:54:14 PM
Hello George Chastain,
I'm jayguy and I write for SCARY MONSTERS Magazine on occasion. I was hoping to write a short piece about the late, great
Richard Bojarski and was wondering if I could use your drawings that you got from him and the pictures, also.
Thanks in advance if that works out for you....
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Post by: captainsteampunk on October 14, 2013, 02:03:43 AM
hi everyone im captainsteampunk i got on to this site because im looking for a horrorscope movie veiwer or just the cards in any condition or a reproduction of the veiwing cards or if anyone is willing to do a photocopy of the cards i think these are so cool and would like to get a set and biuld my own veiwer so if any one can help quite willing to pay for these and any help thank you
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 14, 2013, 01:15:32 PM
hi everyone im captainsteampunk

Hi cap! Welcome to the UMA!

You might want to also post this in the "Monsters Wanted" section. I wouldn't mind having a poster-like print of the Creature cards.  :)
Title: Can you help me add an icon, i'm having a H*LL of a time!
Post by: billyatom on January 24, 2014, 10:40:25 AM
Here's the picture i'd like to add in photobucket:

http://s1106.photobucket.com/user/botto33/media/Halloween (http://s1106.photobucket.com/user/botto33/media/Halloween) Candy Boxes/imagesDNK3FZVG.jpg.html?evt=email_share
Title: Re: Can you help me add an icon, i'm having a H*LL of a time!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 24, 2014, 10:53:34 AM
Here's the picture i'd like to add in photobucket:


Is the album it's in a public album? The URL is wrong, too. It should end in .jpg.
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/Halloween%20Candy%20Boxes/imagesDNK3FZVG.jpg (http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/Halloween%20Candy%20Boxes/imagesDNK3FZVG.jpg)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: GoodnightFilm on March 27, 2014, 08:02:19 AM
Hello, folks, cool board. I made a few horror films and I'm currently working on my first dramedy -- along with a well respected indie producer. The main character in my story owns a comic book / collectibles shop and I'd like him to be working on a monster model throughout the film -- and perhaps feature a few others at his shop. So I'm looking for a company that might be able to provide us with a couple monster model kits in exchange for product placement. But here's the catch...they need to own full rights to the characters in the model and sign a release that indicates that...so we can legally film the models, if that makes sense. Please shoot an email to: goodnightfilm(*at*)gmail.com with any advice or if you know of anyone who might be interested. I can provide more details. Thanks. Alex (www.goodnightfilm.com (http://www.goodnightfilm.com)).
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on March 27, 2014, 10:15:23 AM
Welcome to the UMA, GoodnightFilm !  :)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Nessart2010 on May 01, 2014, 02:21:31 PM
I have some images from some paintings I've done of classic monsters that I'd like to share here.  Can you tell me which section would be appropriate for this?  I was thinking the "Classic Monster Movies" section, but thought I would ask, being a new member.  Thanks!
Chris
https://www.facebook.com/nessart2010 (https://www.facebook.com/nessart2010)
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Post by: horrorhunter on May 01, 2014, 02:27:32 PM
I have some images from some paintings I've done of classic monsters that I'd like to share here.  Can you tell me which section would be appropriate for this?  I was thinking the "Classic Monster Movies" section, but thought I would ask, being a new member.  Thanks!
Chris
[url]https://www.facebook.com/nessart2010[/url] ([url]https://www.facebook.com/nessart2010[/url])

We have a thread for artwork in the Memorable Memorabilia section.

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=128.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=128.0)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on May 01, 2014, 03:24:14 PM
Welcome to the UMA, Nessart2010!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Nessart2010 on May 02, 2014, 07:48:51 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mcdee on July 20, 2014, 06:31:17 PM
Would it be possible for me to access the Music section???
Looks like my access is restricted to a degree...  :)
Cheers
Mcdee
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on July 20, 2014, 06:52:07 PM
Would it be possible for me to access the Music section???

Sorry, Mcdee, we don't have that anymore.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mcdee on July 21, 2014, 04:47:14 AM
OK ,
Thanks Mike
Mcdee
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: zombchan on October 11, 2014, 12:20:01 AM
Hi there! I stumbled across this forum trying to do research on some model kits and vintage monster masks that came into my store's inventory. I wanted to know if there was a particular person or section I can ask "what's the background/value/place to go" with these items.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on October 11, 2014, 08:23:57 AM
Welcome to the UMA, zombchan!

I see you found the Masks section and I'm assuming you have found the Model Kits as well. Good luck on getting the answers you seek!  :)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mcdee on January 11, 2015, 07:18:17 PM
I can't access my messages? There is a blank space on the top right corner where all that info is supposed to be...Do I have to re register?
Mord said my messages were full when he tried to message me ?
I copied and pasted the following from page 2 of the thread :
Distinctive Dummies Pennywise on ebay. from the Modern Monster Toys forum...
 Quote from: horrorhunter on Today at 08:18:36 PM
Check the top of the main page (really every page), top row just under the UMA logo. It should read:

Home   Forum   Help   TOS   Chat   Search   Profile   My Messages    ...
My response was:
Hmmmmmm... MINE READS  (on every page):
Home  Forum  Help  TOS  Logout

Mcdee
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 11, 2015, 10:20:04 PM

Mord said my messages were full when he tried to message me ?


Are your messages full? Had you gotten a notice about it? I'll alert Terry and see if he can help you. Other that this, is there anything unusual happening with your PC?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mcdee on January 11, 2015, 11:19:19 PM
Are your messages full? Had you gotten a notice about it? I'll alert Terry and see if he can help you. Other that this, is there anything unusual happening with your PC?

I don't know if my messages are full or not I have no way of accessing them,  there is no "My Messages' button on my control board....and my PC is new ... no issues with the PC anywhere else???
 Thanks in advance for asking Terry !
Mcdee
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 11, 2015, 11:39:13 PM
I don't know if my messages are full or not I have no way of accessing them

Just wondered if you occasionally delete old messages.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mcdee on January 11, 2015, 11:45:46 PM
Just wondered if you occasionally delete old messages.

I probably would if I could access them  :)
Mord just pointed out that it says inactive just above my Avatar...could this be why?
Mcdee
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 12, 2015, 10:50:07 AM

Mord just pointed out that it says inactive just above my Avatar...could this be why?


Yep, bet there's a problem there.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Gory Glenn on January 13, 2015, 04:08:17 PM
Hello,

I would like to change my user name to match my HMA name. How can I do this? Thank you.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 13, 2015, 04:21:04 PM
I would like to change my user name to match my HMA name. How can I do this? Thank you.

Go to Profile > Modify Profile > Account Settings > under "Username" click "change" > change Username and Name > at bottom click "Change profile".
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Gory Glenn on January 13, 2015, 06:00:20 PM
Hi Mike,

I can change everything there but the "Username". Not sure what I'm doing wrong.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 13, 2015, 06:51:22 PM
I can change everything there but the "Username". Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

I changed it, to "GeeBeep". What do you want it changed to?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Gory Glenn on January 13, 2015, 07:33:36 PM
Quote
I changed it, to "GeeBeep". What do you want it changed to?

Hi Mike,

Gory Glenn please. Thank you.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 13, 2015, 07:38:29 PM
Let me know if this happens. Try it out to see if it works.

"To change this member's username, the forum must also reset their password, which will be emailed to the member with their new username."
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Gory Glenn on January 13, 2015, 07:55:19 PM
Hi Mike,

I'm all set. Thank you for your help!  :)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 13, 2015, 08:15:19 PM
I'm all set. Thank you for your help!  :)

OK, Gory Glenn!  ;D
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mcdee on January 15, 2015, 11:18:24 PM
Yep, bet there's a problem there.
Sooooo Mike, anything new on this?
Cheers
Mcdee
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 16, 2015, 10:54:05 AM
Sooooo Mike, anything new on this?

I assume Terry is the only one who can do this stuff and he hasn't been around, lately. I'll send him an email and see if I can get his attention that way.

Mike
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mcdee on January 16, 2015, 12:25:22 PM
Thanks Mike! :)
Mcdee
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 16, 2015, 06:23:55 PM
Terry is having some PC problems, but hopes he may be able to work on it this weekend. Hang in there!  :)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mcdee on January 20, 2015, 12:07:02 PM
Everything running smoothly... Thanks Mike and Terry !
Cheers!
Mcdee
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Frankensteins monster on January 29, 2015, 07:09:57 AM
Hello fiends
how do i add an avatar? Please excuse my ignorance, i'm from an age before Tech.
Thanks
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 29, 2015, 11:41:13 AM
Welcome to the UMA, Frank!

I just went ahead and did your avatar. If you want to know how it's done, read here.
http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Joeynines on April 15, 2015, 05:55:11 AM
Hey everyone,
I can't seem to upload an avatar. Could it be because I'm trying to do this from my iPad. Sometimes uploading avatars can be problematic using products from Mac. Please let me know. Thanks.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on April 15, 2015, 09:16:30 AM
I can't seem to upload an avatar. Could it be because I'm trying to do this from my iPad.


You need to upload your pic to your own webspace, then copy the URL. Read this:
http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Joeynines on April 15, 2015, 01:24:45 PM
You need to upload your pic to your own webspace, then copy the URL. Read this:
[url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0[/url] ([url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0[/url])
Thanks for the help with the avatar Mike.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on April 15, 2015, 01:38:36 PM
Thanks for the help with the avatar Mike.

Your Velcome!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: The Batman on June 15, 2015, 10:25:08 PM
I've always used photobucket to add my avatar photo and it always used to work here.

It no longer works.

Please help me.  'Much thanks.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on June 16, 2015, 08:47:24 AM
It says you moved or deleted the image. Make sure you have a working URL for the image you want.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: The Batman on June 16, 2015, 11:20:23 PM
I appreciate your help Scott.

But it still doesn't work.

Perhaps it takes overnight to work and that won't be the FIRST time that it takes a bit longer.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: The Batman on June 16, 2015, 11:24:10 PM
Testing my avatar link photo, testing 1, 2 3. Works fine but not as an avatar.

No one knows what it's like
To be the baaad man
To be the Batman...

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/knightlydv/btt%20av_zpsmsbkgm3x.jpg)


Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on June 17, 2015, 09:56:32 AM
That is odd! It should work. I put the pic in my ImageShack until you can figure it out. Are you sure your PB folder is set to "public"?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on June 17, 2015, 10:01:15 AM
Is there a "space" in your file name? I see a "%20" in the file name. Maybe that's the problem.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: The Batman on June 17, 2015, 08:18:02 PM
You fixed my avatar Mike!!!!   THANK YOU KINDLY !  My hero.
I fight my inner demons.
Sometimes we cuddle.
 
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on June 17, 2015, 09:05:00 PM
You fixed my avatar Mike!!!!   

Well, not really. I just posted it in my ImageShack account.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: John Pertwee on September 15, 2015, 09:31:47 AM
My problem is strange. I can't get into the email account I used to set up my account here. Is there a way to transfer my user name? I don't want to some day get locked out and have to start over.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: EvilMonster88 on October 01, 2015, 08:37:00 PM
How do i get photos in my signature?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on October 01, 2015, 09:20:01 PM
How do i get photos in my signature?

Just use the img code with the pics address.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: ChristineBCW on October 14, 2015, 08:26:33 AM
I too had trouble with my tried-and-true ImgShack and then PhotoBucket.  Finally went back to TinyPic and that works as the others should have.   ImgShack had converted my 7-year free account into a 30-day trial-period-ended account.  Gee - hope that works out for them.  PhotoBucket, well, I never figured that problem out.  When TinyPic worked immediately, as expected, I figured the other sites simply didn't want to cooperate.  Brick walls, foreheads - ferget it.  What's the old saying - "It's easier to switch than fight?"
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: ChristineBCW on October 14, 2015, 08:30:49 AM
Here's the question that's bugging me... I'm used to a Bracket String (command set) that allows a URL link to be posted WITH a text-description displayed instead of the website's actual URL. 

I'm going to NOT include proper Brackets in this command string for demo-purposes only - I'll use Parentheses instead so I can display the structure.

(URL)http://somewebsite.com,Displayed Text String Here(/url)

I can't remember if the "Displayed Text String" shows up at the front of this command then uses a Comma, or a Semi-Colon ;, or if the Displayed Text String needs to be in quotes - since it has spaces.

Any hints how this website software handles the Displayed Text String option for URL postings?  In front?  In back?  Quoted vs plain?  Comma vs SemiColon?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on October 14, 2015, 02:32:13 PM
HOW TO ADD A LINK TO TEXT:

Visit My Monster Magazines (http://monstermagazines.blogspot.com/) Website

Visit My (url=http://monstermagazines.blogspot.com/)Monster Magazines(/url) Website

Use [ ] instead of ( ).
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: ChristineBCW on October 14, 2015, 05:11:14 PM
And attempt number three...

X Minus One episodes on Archive.ORG (https://archive.org/details/OTRR_X_Minus_One_Singles/)

(Sorry for these various attempts... I don't seem to have an EDIT function on these threads so I can try-and-try again except in separate REPLYs.)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: ChristineBCW on October 14, 2015, 05:35:29 PM
(http://i59.tinypic.com/98vq8h.jpg)
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 14, 2015, 05:53:05 PM
That forward slash is part of the URL, rather than part of the code.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: bigbud on October 14, 2015, 07:07:58 PM
Hey there! Have been trying to send photo attachments to UMA, but no go. Any idea where I am going wrong?   Bud(http://)
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 14, 2015, 08:33:16 PM
Hey there! Have been trying to send photo attachments to UMA, but no go. Any idea where I am going wrong?


Are you following the tips posted here?
http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2087.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2087.0)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on October 14, 2015, 08:56:53 PM
Hey there! Have been trying to send photo attachments to UMA, but no go. Any idea where I am going wrong?   Bud(http://)

Me too.................UGH!!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on October 14, 2015, 08:57:59 PM
Me too.................UGH!!

Have you read the link?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on October 14, 2015, 09:02:25 PM
Yes,dear......it works for crap. Not the UMA's issue. It's the changes at Flickr for me.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on October 14, 2015, 09:03:50 PM
Yes,dear......it works for crap.

Hmmm? Where do you have your pics stored?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on October 14, 2015, 09:06:13 PM
Flickr.............they freaking ruined the place.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on October 14, 2015, 09:15:26 PM
Flickr.............they freaking ruined the place.

Ah! Flickr is a problem, around here, because they use the "at" sign in their URLs, which this site (UMA) changes to (*at*), breaking the link. Unless you can convince Terry to change that, you're better off using a different photo host.
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Post by: Scatter on October 15, 2015, 09:25:51 PM
I'm afraid you're right Mike.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: ChristineBCW on October 16, 2015, 12:26:17 PM
Scatter, my multiple failures for pix were all host-site issues - Flickr, etc - and I switched over to TinyPic and those work exactly like I always thought they would.  I can't give glowing revues of TinyPic's "hoops of fire" to jump thru - every action seems like a needless step or two - but the Links to here work exactly like I remembered my other host-site functions.
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Post by: Scott Michaels on October 16, 2015, 12:45:21 PM
Just testing something. Move along!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: ChristineBCW on October 16, 2015, 01:47:39 PM
Just another test of mine...
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Post by: ChristineBCW on October 16, 2015, 06:17:35 PM
And another test - this time with IE 11 instead of trust ol' Firefox.
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Post by: ChristineBCW on October 16, 2015, 06:19:31 PM
A "no" on the IE 11 usage as a different browser... still no MODIFY button on the above REPLYs.

And one more test, using Chrome-whatever...
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: ChristineBCW on October 16, 2015, 06:20:50 PM
(And NO to Chrome usage providing any different behavior.)

Not a big deal.  Mike, if you'd like to wipe out my REPLYs here to cut down on 'message litter', feel free.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on October 16, 2015, 07:52:16 PM
Looks like you're just SOL, then! ;D
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on October 19, 2015, 09:38:09 PM
Scatter, my multiple failures for pix were all host-site issues - Flickr, etc - and I switched over to TinyPic and those work exactly like I always thought they would.  I can't give glowing revues of TinyPic's "hoops of fire" to jump thru - every action seems like a needless step or two - but the Links to here work exactly like I remembered my other host-site functions.

Thanks Christine! I'll give it a shot.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: ascalia on December 04, 2015, 08:24:11 PM
Is there a section for frauds? I'm not sure if there are a lot of monster toys frauds/hoaxes and I was wondering if there is a thread for that, couldn't find anything with a search result that even has the word "fake" in it. Are UM toys that reliable?
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Post by: Mike Scott on December 04, 2015, 08:53:08 PM
Is there a section for frauds?

It doesn't come up very often, so just go to the appropriate section (Vintage Toys, Masks & Busts, etc.) and make a new thread.
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Post by: Scatter on December 05, 2015, 09:47:42 PM
The mods used to relegate ALL my posts to the "Fraud" section.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on December 05, 2015, 10:58:38 PM
The mods used to relegate ALL my posts to the "Fraud" section.

No, it was the "Freud" section.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on December 07, 2015, 01:10:52 AM
No, it was the "Freud" section.

Typical persecution of the pantless poop-tossers of the world. One day we shall overcome!
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Post by: Mike Scott on December 07, 2015, 05:00:48 PM
One day we shall overcome!

Already seen that movie.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: michblk on January 13, 2016, 08:48:18 PM
Did something change recently?  The home page looks slightly different and when I click on unread posts, it doesn't display over one.

BK
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Post by: Mike Scott on January 13, 2016, 09:00:17 PM
Did something change recently?  The home page looks slightly different

I don't notice a difference. Can You be more specific?

and when I click on unread posts, it doesn't display over one.

Do you mean it doesn't display all of them?

That happens to me, every so often. I have no idea why? It doesn't last long, so I just go to the home page to see where the new messages are.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: michblk on January 30, 2016, 09:39:23 PM
I don't notice a difference. Can You be more specific?

Do you mean it doesn't display all of them?

That happens to me, every so often. I have no idea why? It doesn't last long, so I just go to the home page to see where the new messages are.

I remember what was missing, I think it was 3 links below the home button, but not exactly
It said unread posts, responses to my posts and something else under the 3rd one.   All I have now is 1 button that says unread posts and it only shows 1 occasionally in the cemetery section.

BK
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Post by: Mike Scott on January 30, 2016, 10:32:11 PM
I think it was 3 links below the home button, but not exactly
It said unread posts, responses to my posts and something else under the 3rd one.   

Under Hello michblk should be:
Show unread posts since last visit.
Show new replies to your posts.
There are currently 31 moderator reports open. (Though I thought that one was just for mods?)

All I have now is 1 button that says unread posts and it only shows 1 occasionally in the cemetery section.

Botton, or text link? You mean after you click the link it only shows 1 unread message link?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: michblk on January 30, 2016, 11:12:07 PM
Under Hello michblk should be:
Show unread posts since last visit.
Show new replies to your posts.
There are currently 31 moderator reports open. (Though I thought that one was just for mods?)

Botton, or text link? You mean after you click the link it only shows 1 unread message link?

It wasn't there, but I saw an down arrow by welcome Monster Lover in the upper right hand corner, I clicked it and now all is well.   :)  I didn't have the Hello until clicking that.

BK
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on January 31, 2016, 12:44:23 AM
It wasn't there, but I saw an down arrow by welcome Monster Lover in the upper right hand corner, I clicked it and now all is well. 

Oh, that's what you did! LOL

At least you'll know how to fix it if it ever happens, again.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 02, 2016, 01:05:39 PM

At one time the UMA had a world map where members could mark their locations.

Maybe I am just a dunce (OK, drop the maybe), but I am unable to locate it.  Can someone tell me where it is - if we still have it?

If it is still around, maybe it could be permanently displayed on the Home Page.  There is some unused space on the left towards the bottom.  It would be cool to have it above the list of members currently active.

Thanks
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on February 02, 2016, 05:50:21 PM
At one time the UMA had a world map where members could mark their locations.

I remember that! It appears to be gone, but I'll ask, just in case.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 02, 2016, 06:44:09 PM
I remember that! It appears to be gone, but I'll ask, just in case.

As I recall, it wasn't used much.  But I think that if it were in a prominent location on the Home Page, it might be utilized more.

Just a fun thing to have.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 21, 2016, 08:50:15 PM

Ever find out anything about the map of members?

Also:

I was going to use the "Modify" feature to correct a typo, but it was not available for a very recent post.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on February 21, 2016, 11:25:35 PM
Ever find out anything about the map of members?

Rob said it was a Frapper map and they disappeared a few years ago..

I was going to use the "Modify" feature to correct a typo, but it was not available for a very recent post.

I think the cut-off is 24 hrs?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 21, 2016, 11:28:28 PM
I think the cut-off is 24 hrs?

It's been much less than that.

I can't even modify the question you just replied to.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on February 21, 2016, 11:32:26 PM
It's been much less than that.

Ah! Somebody else had this problem, recently. Nobody could find anything wrong.

Reread my previous (edited) post about the map.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 21, 2016, 11:39:17 PM
Rob said it was a Frapper map and they disappeared a few years ago..

Maybe someone else offers something similar?

I just think it would be cool if we had a breakdown of how the number of male, female members by age groups - and a map of where they live.

People would not have to enter exact birth dates or addresses - If they would just enter the year and their 5-digit zip codes, that would be close enough.

Just sayin'.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on February 21, 2016, 11:54:25 PM
I just think it would be cool if we had a breakdown of how the number of male, female members by age groups - and a map of where they live.

And what they've got in their collection and what hrs they work. That's all! >:D
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 22, 2016, 12:00:29 AM
And what they've got in their collection and what hrs they work. That's all! >:D

That's why I said no actual addresses or 9-digit zip codes - or exact birthdates.

Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on February 22, 2016, 12:03:03 AM
That's why I said no actual addresses or 9-digit zip codes - or exact birthdates.

I musta glossed over that part. ;D
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: ChristineBCW on February 22, 2016, 07:36:03 AM
I remember mappings used in other forums, long ago, and I've not seen that technology for a while.  (Five?  No, probably closer to ten years.)  One of those plug-in's for various forum-software, probably fairly pricey.  I always wanted to incorporate a "click on/drill down" access to any marker's database to incorporate "what collections, what items in collections, etc." 

In the world of peer-to-peer (P2P) networks where everyone sets up a "shared folder" that all other qualified P2Pers can 'see', I thought this level of 'sharing' would be interesting - having lists of items that could be downloaded or viewed on-line (massive bandwidth, therefore). 

But there are threads here that offer a lot of that - it just takes time to wade thru so many and I'm always glad when someone else resurrects an old thread that contains a treasured topic.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Frankenmummy on March 15, 2016, 06:51:26 PM
Hello, I'd like to change my avatar pic but can't remember or figure out how? Thanks!
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Post by: Frankenmummy on March 15, 2016, 06:54:19 PM
Hello, I'd like to change my avatar pic but can't remember or figure out how? Thanks!

Ok I figured it out sorry!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Cerebus on March 24, 2016, 03:27:52 PM
I had been out of commission for a while. Now that I've returned I tried to post something but none of the 'tools' on the new topic page will work (bold, colors, sizing, img, etc.) I can answer posts with plain text but that's all I can do.  I recently got a new computer with Windows 10, I'm wondering if this has something to do with it?
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Post by: Mike Scott on March 24, 2016, 03:44:27 PM
I recently got a new computer with Windows 10, I'm wondering if this has something to do with it?

I'm having the same problem and I've wondered if it didn't start when I DLed W10.

Anybody else out there with W10 having the same problem?

You can type in the codes, if you want, till the problem is fixed.



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Post by: John Pertwee on March 25, 2016, 09:16:17 PM
bold

working

looking good

very nice

I got the forced upgrade to 10 and it still works for me.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on March 26, 2016, 12:50:51 AM
I got the forced upgrade to 10 and it still works for me.

Must be something else, then.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: John Pertwee on March 27, 2016, 02:20:21 PM
Might be a browser thing. I'm using Firefox.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Cerebus on April 04, 2016, 06:37:41 PM
Might be a browser thing. I'm using Firefox.

Great! I have windows 10 in a brand new computer and there's a problem every day!!!!  I just found out Edge doesn't support Java script, neither does Google Chrome. So what am I supposed to have now, 3 different browsers to use the internet??? Mind boggling!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: MrDark1 on September 15, 2016, 02:47:24 PM
Back to basics...I am trying to post a reply, and use your icon keys in the text.
I can not make any of them work.  Like the B for Bold, or U- Underline etc.
Every time I use these, and type my word between the brackets, and then check the Preview-it does not work.
All it shows it my reply, with the words in brackets...?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 15, 2016, 02:51:48 PM
Back to basics...I am trying to post a reply, and use your icon keys in the text.
I can not make any of them work.  Like the B for Bold, or U- Underline etc.
Every time I use these, and type my word between the brackets, and then check the Preview-it does not work.
All it shows it my reply, with the words in brackets...?

1.  First type what you want.
2.  Highlight the word or phrase.
3.  Then hit the key to get the effect for what you highlighted.

Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: MrDark1 on September 15, 2016, 03:12:46 PM
Thank you for your reply-but it is not working for me.

I follow these steps and my word remains between these      [s/]  brackets, not changing, even in Preview.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 15, 2016, 03:23:15 PM
Thank you for your reply-but it is not working for me.

I follow these steps and my word remains between these      [s/]  brackets, not changing, even in Preview.

I asked a Moderator - let's wait for his reply.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 15, 2016, 03:28:58 PM
I am trying to post a reply, and use your icon keys in the text. I can not make any of them work.

It's not you. They don't work for me, either. Well, it might be you. Could be the board isn't co-operating with your browser, or something. I'll see I terry can help us. I can post the codes and you can copy/paste them in, if you want.

The code, followed by the name in quotes. You have to remove the spaces. I had to add spaces or it would just post the icon.

 : ) 'Smiley'

: laugh : 'laugh'

; ) 'Wink'

: D 'Cheesy'

; D 'Grin'

> : ( 'Angry'

: ( 'Sad'

: o 'Shocked'

8 ) 'Cool'

? ? ? 'Huh?'

: : ) 'Roll Eyes'

: P 'Tongue'

: - [ 'Embarrassed'

: - X 'Lips Sealed'

: - \ \ 'Undecided'

: - * 'Kiss'

: \ ' ( 'Cry'

> : D 'Evil'

C : ) 'Police'
   
: blank : 'blank'

: angel : 'angel'
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 15, 2016, 03:32:10 PM
Thanks for such a quick response, Mikey.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 15, 2016, 03:38:01 PM
Thanks for such a quick response, Mikey.

You're lucky there's no baby name for Adam! >:( (Icon works!)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 15, 2016, 04:31:32 PM
You're lucky there's no baby name for Adam! >:( (Icon works!)

Reminder to me:  "Mike", it's "Mike".
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 15, 2016, 05:05:43 PM
Reminder to me:  "Mike", it's "Mike".

I'm just jokin', of course. You can call me anything you want, except Horace. I hate that name! (Still joking.)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: MrDark1 on September 15, 2016, 05:47:02 PM
Well Thanks all for looking into this for me.
My last posting in this thread is an odd one.
I did not mean to add the line through that posting, and do not understand why it did...SPOOKY!

I finally completed my reply, using the code I wanted.  I just took a gamble, as my Preview still showed wrong, and Posted as is.
It was correct in the actual posting, I had forgotten, that I usually ignore the look in Preview, and just post.
When using these codes, if I can remember to follow this step it seems to work for me.  Perhaps it would work for you too Mike.   
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 15, 2016, 06:04:55 PM
Perhaps it would work for you too Mike.

So, just preview first?  Doesn't seem to do anything.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on October 02, 2016, 10:11:07 AM
The problem with the code buttons in messages is fixed. Terry updated the board. Try it out!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Doh! on November 30, 2016, 02:14:27 AM
Greetings:

When I click "Show unread posts since last visit" there are no new things, but when I visit individual categories, there are plenty of unread posts. Any ideas how to get them to show up?

Thanks!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on November 30, 2016, 11:00:28 AM
When I click "Show unread posts since last visit" there are no new things, but when I visit individual categories, there are plenty of unread posts.

That happens to me every once in a while. It doesn't last long. Usually fixed by next visit. You can try refreshing, or dumping your cookies (not a euphemism for vomiting), or, if all else fails, visit each section.
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Post by: Doh! on December 01, 2016, 01:44:39 AM
Thanks, Mike. I'll try the cookies dump.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on December 12, 2016, 09:29:39 PM
Thanks, Mike. I'll try the cookies dump.

 I dumped my cookies once. I wouldn't try it if I were you.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on December 12, 2016, 09:53:22 PM
I dumped my cookies once. I wouldn't try it if I were you.

You have to sweep up all those crumbs. It' a mess!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on December 16, 2016, 07:58:26 PM
Good point by you.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 08, 2017, 01:18:51 AM

Not seeking help so much as general information.

I was noticing that I had just made my 6000th post and my "Rank" is Sergeant.  That made me look at ranks in general.  I supposed that members might be promoted when they reached some higher number like, say, 10,000 but saw that is not the case.  Longevity as a member also does not seem to be a determinant.

What are the various UMA Rank designations, and how are they determined?

Just curious.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Memphremagog on June 08, 2017, 11:51:50 AM
I'm looking to change my profile, however, I have forgotten my password. How do I obtain the info so I can change my information and make a new password as well?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on June 08, 2017, 02:23:26 PM
I have forgotten my password.

PM sent.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: John Pertwee on July 23, 2017, 08:18:52 AM
Photobucket has decided to charge $399 a year for third party hosting so a majority of our photo links are dead. Is there a good and free alternative for image hosting?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on July 23, 2017, 11:27:45 AM
Is there a good and free alternative for image hosting?

I don't know about free, but I only pay $2 a month at Imageshack.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Doh! on July 24, 2017, 01:32:52 AM
I recently switched to Flickr. It's free.

I don't have much stuff on there so have no idea of its limitations.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: John Pertwee on July 26, 2017, 10:08:48 PM
Thank you. I may have to look at those.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: MrDark1 on September 02, 2017, 09:54:27 PM
What is the best way to post some pics I have to share on this site.  I have used Photobucket, though I think they are difficult now.
Can you tell me what is the best way to do this?  Is it still from a hosting picture site, or can I download the photos, images from my desk top directly to the thread I want to post on here?


Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 02, 2017, 10:30:29 PM
Is it still from a hosting picture site, or can I download the photos,

No, you still have to have your own web space/photo storage site. I like ImageShack. Many people use Facebook. Photobucket is worthless, unless you pay their $400 per year ransom.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 02, 2017, 11:41:49 PM
What is the best way to post some pics I have to share on this site.  I have used Photobucket, though I think they are difficult now.
Can you tell me what is the best way to do this?  Is it still from a hosting picture site, or can I download the photos, images from my desk top directly to the thread I want to post on here?

imgur is free. It's what I use to post pics here.
Title: Show Stats?
Post by: Hepcat on October 31, 2017, 12:56:31 PM
Under the Show Stats heading of one's Profile Information, there exists a table showing Most Popular Boards by Activity. Whose activity then? What activity? The table shown for me bears no resemblance whatsoever to my own board activity.

 ???
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on October 31, 2017, 03:34:15 PM
The stats are the board's stats, not yours. "Most Popular Boards by Activity" means those boards have the most people visiting them.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on November 02, 2017, 04:21:29 PM
Not seeking help so much as general information.

I was noticing that I had just made my 6000th post and my "Rank" is Sergeant.  That made me look at ranks in general.  I supposed that members might be promoted when they reached some higher number like, say, 10,000 but saw that is not the case.  Longevity as a member also does not seem to be a determinant.

What are the various UMA Rank designations, and how are they determined?

Just curious.

You have to survive the gauntlet from “Theatre Of Blood” to get past Sergeant.....please submit pics of your dogs so I know how large a pie crust to prepare.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 02, 2017, 05:14:29 PM
You have to survive the gauntlet from “Theatre Of Blood” to get past Sergeant.....please submit pics of your dogs so I know how large a pie crust to prepare.

I wasn't seeking promotion - just clarification.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Scatter on November 02, 2017, 06:20:15 PM
I’ve wondered about that myself.....looked into the same criteria you explored seeking the rhyme and reason. None there. I suggest a coup. You may not want promotion, but I do!!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on November 02, 2017, 09:45:16 PM
Sergeant is the highest rank for members who aren't mods. Here's how many posts you need for the different ranks.

New Recruit = 0
Private First Class = 50
Specialist = 100
Corporal = 250
Sergeant = 500
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Sean on November 06, 2017, 10:38:30 PM
You have to survive the gauntlet from “Theatre Of Blood” to get past Sergeant.....please submit pics of your dogs so I know how large a pie crust to prepare.

There is also the "Wedgie" Ordeal, which is so controversial, it must be conducted in International Waters, and of course, the Crucible of Farts.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Hepcat on November 07, 2017, 12:33:02 AM
Sergeant is the highest rank for members who aren't mods. Here's how many posts you need for the different ranks.

New Recruit = 0
Private First Class = 50
Specialist = 100
Corporal = 250
Sergeant = 500

The old farts who can't even be bothered to come around to post should be stripped of their ranks.

 >:(

Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on November 07, 2017, 12:36:21 AM
The old farts who can't even be bothered to come around to post should be stripped of their ranks.

Not much of a punishment if you don't know it's been done.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Hepcat on November 07, 2017, 09:26:51 AM
It's court martial time!

 u6juu
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Post by: Scatter on November 07, 2017, 08:37:29 PM
There is also the "Wedgie" Ordeal, which is so controversial, it must be conducted in International Waters, and of course, the Crucible of Farts.

Those are secret tortures! Don’t give away all our options!
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Memphremagog on November 12, 2017, 12:18:58 PM
I keep getting a blocked connection when going to post saying that there is unusual activity from my IP address,,why is this?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on November 12, 2017, 12:33:11 PM
I keep getting a blocked connection when going to post saying that there is unusual activity from my IP address,,why is this?

Hmmm? Is it only here that you get it? Can you send me a copy of the message, or a screen shot? Try asking your IP, too.
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Post by: Memphremagog on November 12, 2017, 02:19:29 PM
PM sent.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here. How to change my user name
Post by: GloryStomper on August 18, 2018, 06:50:14 PM
Hi, is there a way to change my user name. I feel it is not monsterish at all :(
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here. How to change my user name
Post by: Mike Scott on August 18, 2018, 06:57:24 PM
Hi, is there a way to change my user name.

Yeah, if I can remember how to do it. Seems like I always had to do it myself. Got a name you want to use?
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 18, 2018, 07:17:30 PM
Go to "Modify Profile", click on "Account Settings". If you just want to change the name displayed in messages, etc., change the name in the box after "Name", then scroll down and click "Change profile".
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Post by: GloryStomper on August 18, 2018, 09:41:17 PM
Go to "Modify Profile", click on "Account Settings". If you just want to change the name displayed in messages, etc., change the name in the box after "Name", then scroll down and click "Change profile".
Looks like The only thing that cant be altered on the accounts summary page is the user name. bummer. Thanks for your help though
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on August 18, 2018, 11:52:09 PM
Looks like The only thing that cant be altered on the accounts summary page is the user name.

I can do it for you, but if you just change the "Name", that's all people will see, anyway.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: MrDark1 on September 03, 2018, 10:21:04 PM
I can not seem to post a pic on this sire Again!  A Phibes if you could reply?
I am using imgur site for photo hosting.  I took the photo from another film site, have it saved in imgur.
When I click on Copy in imgur, and post it between the image icons on this site nothing happens when looking at Preview.
I have tried over, and over to no no avail.  I am still very new to imgur/posting pics, perhaps my photo is blocked or whatever terms apply, on their site?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 03, 2018, 11:51:26 PM
Post a photo, here. Maybe I can figure out the problem?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: MrDark1 on September 04, 2018, 09:36:20 PM
Uh, Mike I can not post this pic .  I am using imgur, and only uploaded this pic, I found on another site.
I have it in imgur site, and saved in my files photos, but I can not get it to copy from imgur to UMA.
Sorry to be so thick headed for being such a crumbly mummy, but how do I post any photo to you, if I can not send this one?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 04, 2018, 10:01:31 PM
but how do I post any photo to you, if I can not send this one?

Can you give me a link to a page with your photos?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: MrDark1 on September 06, 2018, 09:59:50 PM
Let me try and post the pic here at Help Me, and see if you can see it, find what is going on.
I want to post this pic in Modern Toys-Mego Wave 2 topic/thread-can not believe it has not been posted yet-I would like to be the one to share with everyone.  Can I share/send you a link to this picture only on imgur (this pic I am trying to post) ?  If this is possible, I will try to do this.
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Post by: MrDark1 on September 06, 2018, 10:28:59 PM
O-K Mike I got it posted.  Playing with it, I found that when I copy the link/photo from imgur, and just pasting it directly onto UMA site page, and Do Not use the UMA icon 'post image' button, it was quickly accepted...?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 06, 2018, 10:34:56 PM
I found that when I copy the link/photo from imgur, and just pasting it directly onto UMA site page, and Do Not use the UMA icon 'post image' button, it was quickly accepted...?

So the link already had the Forums code attached.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Zardoz1 on October 11, 2018, 12:29:21 PM
How do I post pics from my facebook account not sure how.
If  this has been answered  before point me to the thread
Please thanks.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on October 11, 2018, 02:22:24 PM
Welcome to the UMA, Zardoz1!  :)

To post photos in messages, you need to get the file address/URL of your photo and paste it in your message with the Forums code. That's [img] at the beginning and /img (also with brackets) at the end.

Your photos URL should end in .jpg, .gif, or similar, like this:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/new_logo.gif (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/new_logo.gif)

Then add the code:

[img]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/new_logo.gif[/img (and end bracket)
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Lunkenstein on April 03, 2019, 12:21:09 AM
Test
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Post by: Lunkenstein on April 03, 2019, 12:06:31 PM
Has anyone else been getting error messages lately when trying to post or access the board? It happened to me a lot last night and wasn't sure if it was on my end or not. Thanks!
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Post by: Lunkenstein on April 03, 2019, 09:23:06 PM
Looks like everything's back to normal today. No problems. "Must of healed up."
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 18, 2019, 04:37:38 PM

Query:

Is there a way to get "Notified" every time a specific member posts?

F'rinstance:  Our DirtyHorse Dan posts lots of beautiful model work here, but they are all in separate threads.  For someone to catch all of his posts requires periodic thumbing through the category, searching through any new headings, daily visits to View All New Posts or looking back though their post history.

Or there could just be someone who's posts we all find incredibly entertaining or outstandingly inciteful - Like someone not wanting to miss any of my gems. 
 
            (Oh, sorry about that, here let me help you back up on your feet.)

I can see where there would be times it could be handy to be able to track (not in a stalky way) another member's musings.  It would be cool to just get an email when they deem to share.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on April 18, 2019, 05:09:27 PM
Is there a way to get "Notified" every time a specific member posts?

Hmmm? Can't think of a way to do that with a member. You can get notified of additions to a thread.

Only thing I can think of is to go to the persons profile and click "show posts" to get only what he has been posting.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 18, 2019, 05:28:38 PM
Hmmm? Can't think of a way to do that with a member. You can get notified of additions to a thread.

Only thing I can think of is to go to the persons profile and click "show posts" to get only what he has been posting.

Didn't think so.  I guess it would be w-a-a-y to hard to offer as an option.

I think it would be cool, though.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: LugosiFan25 on September 10, 2019, 09:42:30 AM
Anyone else seeing the "TinyPic" image at the top of the page?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Kidagain on September 10, 2019, 11:41:41 AM
I also see it,something askew with our website loosing pics?
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 10, 2019, 11:43:39 AM
Anyone else seeing the "TinyPic" image at the top of the page?

Yes. I tried to find a way to get rid of it, but had to write Terry to come fix it.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: TomTobin on October 10, 2019, 11:32:45 AM
Hi everybody! Kong and Universal fan from south bay California.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on October 10, 2019, 11:36:34 AM
Hi everybody! Kong and Universal fan from south bay California.

Welcome to the UMA, Tom! We're all fans of the King, too.  :)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 13, 2019, 06:14:29 AM
Tom Tobin. Welcome to the awesome UMA.🎃
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Hepcat on October 13, 2019, 05:55:27 PM
Why are pictures no longer being auto reduced when posted on UMA?

 ???

And very curiously this seems to have corresponded with Photobucket not automatically reducing uploaded images to manageable size.

 :-\
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Hepcat on October 13, 2019, 08:50:33 PM
I've tried to work around the problem by introducing the same size codings that the UMA program used previously, e.g. "width = 804 height = 540" within the [IMG] tag, but that inexplicably didn't work.

 >:(

Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on October 13, 2019, 10:57:10 PM
I've tried to work around the problem by introducing the same size codings that the UMA program used previously, e.g. "width = 804 height = 540" within the [IMG] tag, but that inexplicably didn't work.

If you wrote the code just like that, it wouldn't have worked. You've got spaces either side of your = signs. Should be like this. "width=804" Also, you don't need the height.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Hepcat on October 13, 2019, 11:20:36 PM
Hmmmmm. While I don't think I put in spaces, just putting in "width=800" worked. Thank you!

 8)

Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Kidagain on November 21, 2019, 04:33:21 PM
Is there a way to make a "Modify" thingy on every ones post so they can bring back their photos that Photobucket took away.There are so many threads that have been ruined because of their greedyness.They had this over at the HMA and it made it easy to re-post your pics.I do know that their are folks that have posted hundreds or more but I've seen guests looking at posts and all the photos are gone,it would be cool if we could bring back some of the images for them and us. Just a thought.
                                                                                                                                Jeff
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on November 21, 2019, 04:55:34 PM
Is there a way to make a "Modify" thingy on every ones post so they can bring back their photos that Photobucket took away.                                                                                                                                Jeff

Yes. You just need to repost the photos at a new place and PM the URLs (http.etc.etc.etc.jpg)to me and tell me where to put them.
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Post by: Kidagain on November 21, 2019, 07:04:17 PM
Already moved them to flickr Mike.I didn't want to impose myself on you to do the work. We need to have a way for people to redo their own pics when they come across them in their journey through the website.Appreciate your willingness to help with the re-posting but you could be over your head in requests to do more from other members. Thank you Mike.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Mike Scott on November 21, 2019, 07:45:50 PM
I didn't want to impose myself on you to do the work.

Let me look into it.
Title: Re: HELP ME ! Ask your questions here.
Post by: Kidagain on November 22, 2019, 08:29:58 AM
Thanks Mike.