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Forum Posting Tips and Tricks

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Hey gang.  Just thought I'd open up this topic to list the ways that can make posting more fun and less work.  :agreed:

This one is for you @Flix!
Paste a link to a youtube video but don't embed it as a playable video within the post.  Just a simple link.
Step 1.  Paste the link
Step 2.  Press CTRL + Z

Done!

A favorite of mine and something I find very annoying without.  Making a new line without double line space.
Step 1.  Hold down the shift key
Step 2.  Press the Enter key

Done!  :D

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Thanks Schot!

My problem was rather the opposite though.  I wanted the video to embed in the post.  I was pasting in the link and the video would not appear.  A link wouldn't appear either, the URL simply transformed into the plain text title of the video and nothing else.

Quick test:

Meteor - Diablo 2 Fallen - YouTube

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Thanks!  I had been right clicking --> Paste as plain text to get around the issue.

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Thanks for the exploration guys.  :D  A short time after posting this I did some testing in Edge and Chrome which ended up confusing me more than already was, haha.  It seems that the two browsers may sometimes "fix" themselves after successfully embedding a youtube video after which point copy/pasting will reliably embed the video...  So much for troubleshooting! 

Just tested now and Edge, Chrome and Firefox are all embedding automatically after copying a youtube url from the address bar and pasting into the editor.  

So maybe once someone successfully embeds then it is no longer an issue?

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Still doesn't work for me? See below:

How much Power does the Lotus Make? - YouTube

 

Sorry for double posting!
Second test after first succesful embed:

How much Power does the Lotus Make? - YouTube

 

Still, no dice?

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On 12/1/2020 at 11:44 AM, Timotheus said:

 

Still doesn't work for me? See below:

How much Power does the Lotus Make? - YouTube

 

Sorry for double posting!
Second test after first succesful embed:

How much Power does the Lotus Make? - YouTube

 

Still, no dice?

Curious!  It's strange that it is pulling the title text of the video rather than embedding it.  Are you coy/pasting from the address bar?
Also, what browser Timo? 

 

 

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Yup, CTRL-C CTRL-V from the adress bar. I'm using Edge (Chromium).

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58 minutes ago, Timotheus said:

Yup, CTRL-C CTRL-Z from the adress bar. I'm using Edge (Chromium).

Same here.

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