June 1st, 2002

Morgan Webb 2

Proposed changes to FAQ 6 and 97


FAQ 6: How do I add pictures to my journal entries?

To add a picture to your journal entry, use an "img" tag where you want it to appear:

<img src="http://www.yourwebsite.com/somepicture.jpg" alt="title or description" />

The image you use must be stored at a location on the web; if your image is only on your computer's harddrive, it must be uploaded to a webserver in order for it to be viewable on the web; this process is also called remote loading.

Normally, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will offer you some free web space as part of your monthly account. You should check with them and find out if they allow remote loading.

If your ISP doesn't offer web space, or does not allow remote loading, you will need to search for other webhosts and review their usage policies to determine if they allow remote loading. Unfortunately, many popular free webspace providers (geocities, angelfire, tripod, to name a few) do NOT allow remote loading. In some cases, you may need to pay a small fee for the service (ie. geocities).




FAQ 97: How do I add a Background Image?

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The image you use must be stored at a location on the web; if your image is only on your computer's harddrive, it must be uploaded to a webserver in order for it to be viewable on the web.

The webserver that hosts the image has to be one which allows images to be referenced and displayed by other websites. This is a process called remote loading, which unfortunately many popular free webspace providers (geocities, angelfire, tripod, to name a few) do NOT allow remote loading.

Normally, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will offer you some free web space as part of your monthly account. You should check with them and find out if they allow remote loading.

If your ISP doesn't offer web space, or does not allow remote loading, you will need to search for other sites and review their policies to determine if they allow remote loading. In some cases, you may need to pay a small fee for the service (ie. geocities).
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My reason for the change is to help keep the information between background images and images you store within your journal entries a little more consistent. In cases like geocities (as an example), a paying member is given the ability to remote load his/her images from the host. I think that making the distinction between free and paying members is somewhat vital, hence my indication of 'free' in the paragraph about remote loading.
Chemical Lace

Merging Overrides

I've seen a fair number of requests involving people who have read the FAQ and tried to add two GLOBAL_HEAD overrides, but have not merged them and are having trouble. Could we add a note in the override FAQs or even a whole FAQ about merging overrides?