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JMBM 04-17-2013 09:34 AM

Tickers Anyone??
 
I have no clue what I am doing wrong. I uploaded the url it said to on the signature page, but it's just posting the link? Can anyone tell me how to fix this?:stars:

Yennie 04-17-2013 10:38 AM

There are instructions on how to do it in a sticky in the main Low-carb lobby.

LoCarbGal 04-17-2013 10:55 AM

Beverly, I had to ask the administrator (Cherie I think) to help me the first time. After that, updating has been no problem.

Librarygirl 04-17-2013 11:01 AM

I just go in and change mine about once a month, because that's about how often I lose. :D Reload it, and post.

JMBM 04-17-2013 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Yennie (Post 16378876)
There are instructions on how to do it in a sticky in the main Low-carb lobby.

Yeah that's the instructions I followed, however, must not have followed them correctly.:dunno::doh:

DaSHMith 04-17-2013 11:35 AM

JMBM, are you pasting the actual bb code? Try including that to get the ticker to post instead of the direct image url.

See below


http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt...XPF/weight.png

JMBM 04-17-2013 11:41 AM

Well, I'm getting there.:hyst: Must do something withj that awful black background!

angie1 04-17-2013 11:41 AM

woohoo! I see your ticker!

JMBM 04-17-2013 11:52 AM

It's blurry. I'm just going to have to play with it to see if I can fix it. When I created it, it said you could copy paste, but I didn't see anything in my toolbar to select, File, copy, and paste. I don't know what the control keys are for those commands. Have I proved I'm a complete idiot yet? lol

DaSHMith 04-17-2013 11:58 AM

Is your computer a PC? If so, just highlight the bb code and hold down the Control button and press the letter C. This is the Copy shortcut. Then, when you want to paste the code, hold down the Control button and hit the letter V. This is the shortcut for the Paste function.:up:

JMBM 04-17-2013 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by DaSHMith (Post 16379058)
Is your computer a PC? If so, just highlight the bb code and hold down the Control button and press the letter C. This is the Copy shortcut. Then, when you want to paste the code, hold down the Control button and hit the letter V. This is the shortcut for the Paste function.:up:

C and V gotcha. That's part of the problem. Did not remember which keys did what function.

JMBM 04-17-2013 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaSHMith (Post 16379058)
Is your computer a PC? If so, just highlight the bb code and hold down the Control button and press the letter C. This is the Copy shortcut. Then, when you want to paste the code, hold down the Control button and hit the letter V. This is the shortcut for the Paste function.:up:

Keep getting Invalid URL message. Got the copy paste figured out and I've tried copying and pasting any of the url's just to make sure I got the right one and it's still giving me the invalid URL message.:dunno: I'm going to have to try later. I'm getting frustrated1 lol:annoyed::cry::confused::down::mad::stars:

DaSHMith 04-17-2013 01:36 PM

JMBM, instead of the URL, try pasting the actual bb code. It should loook like below. BB code is best for message boards (like LC Friends).

url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/wMsSXPF/
img]http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/t/wMsSXPF/weight.png[/img

JMBM 04-17-2013 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by DaSHMith (Post 16379266)
JMBM, instead of the URL, try pasting the actual bb code. It should loook like below. BB code is best for message boards (like LC Friends).

url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/wMsSXPF/
img]http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt/t/wMsSXPF/weight.png[/img

Ok, I've had a nap so maybe now I can make this happen. :D

Yennie 04-17-2013 04:32 PM

Have Cherie help you. Once she puts it in, somehow she makes magic and its able to be re-done from there.
Make sure the image you save is the .png and not a .jpg
You can also "right click" to get up the option for copy and paste.

adillenal 04-17-2013 04:44 PM

I had one and it was perfect until I updated it and then it turned black and remained that way even when I removed it and tried again so I just deleted the thing.

Librarygirl 04-17-2013 04:50 PM

I don't even try to update mine. I just go back to lily slim, put the numbers in, copy and paste it in my signature. Like I said, I have to update it so seldom, it's really not a big deal. :D 5 minutes, tops.

ETA: I get the added bonus of changing my picture/slider each time if I want. ;)

Carly 04-17-2013 04:55 PM

I vote for Cheri- she set mine up and then updating it was a breeze!

JMBM 04-17-2013 05:05 PM

I got it back on there, but it's still blurry.:confused::( You can't even make out what the numbers say. Oh well, I'll try to get in touch w/Cheri and see if she can fix it. Not a big deal. I just think they're cute.;)

Librarygirl 04-17-2013 05:16 PM

JM, I can do you a Lily Slim ticker and paste it to you in a PM, then you can copy it to your signature...

JMBM 04-17-2013 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Librarygirl (Post 16379659)
JM, I can do you a Lily Slim ticker and paste it to you in a PM, then you can copy it to your signature...

Cindy I would love that, but am almost reluctant as I don't think I could take the embarrassment of not being able to figure that out as well.:o:D What's a PM?

Librarygirl 04-17-2013 06:09 PM

Private message. :) You get a notification at the top right corner of this page. :)

JMBM 04-17-2013 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Librarygirl (Post 16379754)
Private message. :) You get a notification at the top right corner of this page. :)

Gotcha!;)

Librarygirl 04-17-2013 06:22 PM

First, right click on the ticker in your PM. Then "save as", ticker to your computer. Then go to your control panel and "edit sig". then in the box that has your info, put your cursor at the top of the page, so it's blinking. then in option 2 at the bottom of the page, browse and find "ticker" or whatever you named it and load. Then click on "insert signature" in that same area....hope that helps!

JMBM 04-17-2013 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Librarygirl (Post 16379754)
Private message. :) You get a notification at the top right corner of this page. :)

I tried it and it said not a valid image file.:dunno: I wonder if the system has locked me out or something b/c down at the bottom where it says signature permissions there are a lot of "No's" Especially on the BB ones.

JMBM 04-17-2013 06:23 PM

Thanks for trying Cindy!:shake:

Librarygirl 04-17-2013 06:23 PM

See my last post above yours, and see if that will work.

JMBM 04-17-2013 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Librarygirl (Post 16379774)
See my last post above yours, and see if that will work.

Ok, I'll try it.

JMBM 04-17-2013 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Librarygirl (Post 16379774)
See my last post above yours, and see if that will work.

It's not even giving me the insert button option. Idk what the crap is going on. I copied and pasted to my computer, went back and grabbed it to up load it in then when you hit up load it says the same stupid invalid image url. I'm just going to see if I can get Cheri to help, or just not have one. This is driving me crazy. I'm sure it's operator error.:doh:

Yennie 04-17-2013 07:43 PM

You also need the [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] (or whatever it is) in your text signature line. Also, you do have to be a member for a certain amount of time before you can get a ticker, could be that you're just not quite there yet. But, seriously, Cheri is awesome, she was super helpful and did it lickity split. And once she put mine up I was able to update it. But as an update I always right click to "save as" and upload the picture. I never do the code.
Also, another thing I found was that certain backgrounds on the ticker turned it all black. I originally had the trees, similar to yours but not exactly, and ended up having to change it to the rope in order to have it save and transfer nicely. When I tried to do the trees, it was all black and nasty. So play around with that too.
If you're not dead set on having a horse, there are several other sites that work without problems, like lilyslim and others if you google "weight loss tickers" There is even a Disney based one! But me, dang it, I wanted that horse and this site that has the biggest bugaboos is the only one that offered a horse!!!


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