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I use NoScript for protection. When Photobucket upgraded they added so many scripts that I can't use them any more. Each page has so many new scripts that I can't "temporarily allow" enough to make anything there work. I tried Image Shack, but can't navigate it and the help pages were no help. Does anyone have a suggestion of a site I may be able to use? Maybe one that has a tutorial?

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I use NoScript for protection. When Photobucket upgraded they added so many scripts that I can't use them any more. Each page has so many new scripts that I can't "temporarily allow" enough to make anything there work. I tried Image Shack, but can't navigate it and the help pages were no help. Does anyone have a suggestion of a site I may be able to use? Maybe one that has a tutorial?

Due to issues of using photobucket in dragon requests, I just switched to trying out imgur, which I actually like so far. I can log in with a social media account or create an imgur account. There's an ever present "upload images" button in the upper toolbar with several options for upload. You can automatically create a new album to put those images in. The only thing that was slightly confusing was finding an image code for dragons in an album, but if you hover over the image and find the gear symbol, there's an option to view the image in full resolution. That opens a page just of the image which shows the images actual image url you can then copy. If not in an album, you have a bunch of link options for an image. You do not have to publish the images to imgur's public sharing. I haven't looked for help/a tutorial, so I'm not sure if imgur has that.

 

My other suggestion would be a url shortener site that also hosts images like tinypic or ow.ly. You're pretty much automatically brought to the image upload screen and from there it should be similar to photobucket. Just be warned that images urls in tinypic tend to rotate for images that are older/haven't been viewed in a few months. (We run into trouble with that for old dragon requests as well. Also, on certain circumstances, user's avvies/sigs here have suddenly changed - sometimes to inappropriate images - when their image url is rotated and given to a new image. We've worked with users in those instances, but it can cause a bit of a problem.)

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I use Media Fire for uploading images. Sure, Media Fire is for files in general but images do work and you get to put them in the forums. There's the Share option and you use the direct link.

 

It may be a bit slow though, and it does not work well in the iPad app. I have to use the main site.

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Question:

 

One of my kids (young highschool age) wants to do online proofreading, as in proofreading for other people.

Would anyone know of anyplace that she could do this?

 

Thanks,

Mystic_halo

 

ps - Thank you to Sockpuppetstrangler for directing me to the correct thread for this

Edited by Mystic_Halo

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Any place people write online could work. fictionpress.com is like the sister site of original work to fanfiction.net and they have an official beta system set up so that she could proofread for people.

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I'm hoping there's some rabbit people on here that can help me out.

My rabbit of 8 years has been scratching the right side of his chin for about a week now. I know he dosn't have fleas or mites because I give him drops for that and I don't see any bugs or flea dirt around the area. I also don't feel any bumps and it isn't raw or bleeding, it's hard to see though since he's a long-haired breed. So the fact I don't see or feel anything leads me to believe it's just dry skin or he maybe scraped himself and I'd like to avoid taking him to the vet if possible. Does anyone know of any animal friendly lotions or other remedies for dry skin? Google only gives me results for chin rubbing (aka marking his territory) but that's definitely not what he's doing.

 

More improtant points:

  • He's by himself, no mingling with other animals
  • He wanders my room, no issues with bedding
  • No recent changes in diet
You can probably see why i'm drawing a blank! Edited by Booo

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I'm hoping there's some rabbit people on here that can help me out.

My rabbit of 8 years has been scratching the right side of his chin for about a week now. I know he dosn't have fleas or mites because I give him drops for that and I don't see any bugs or flea dirt around the area. I also don't feel any bumps and it isn't raw or bleeding, it's hard to see though since he's a long-haired breed. So the fact I don't see or feel anything leads me to believe it's just dry skin or he maybe scraped himself and I'd like to avoid taking him to the vet if possible. Does anyone know of any animal friendly lotions or other remedies for dry skin? Google only gives me results for chin rubbing (aka marking his territory) but that's definitely not what he's doing.

 

More improtant points:

  • He's by himself, no mingling with other animals
  • He wanders my room, no issues with bedding
  • No recent changes in diet
You can probably see why i'm drawing a blank!

I know vets are expensive and take a lot of time, but I strongly encourage you to make an appointment for your rabbit. The fact that there have been no changes in food or environment suggests something more serious is going on. While it may simply be dry skin that can be treated at home, there is the possibility of skin cancer and that needs to be diagnosed and treated immediately.

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I'm not a Rabbit person, but if it was a cat doing that, I would suspect it might be a tooth that is bothering him.

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My apologies if this isn't the right place to ask about this, but anyways; how to make an image in a signature into a clickable link?

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My apologies if this isn't the right place to ask about this, but anyways; how to make an image in a signature into a clickable link?

 

Use this code format:

[url=*url here*][img=*image link here*][/url]

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Use this code format:

[url=*url here*][img=*image link here*][/url]

I used it, but when I pushed the Update my Signature -button, the following error message popped up:

 

user posted image

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Oh, that's an easy fix if the problem is what I think it is.

 

Look at the end of the image link, is there something like .jpg?2 or .gif?3 ??

 

Simply remove the question mark and the number, and you're good to go.

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I have a class project for a philosophy class where I need answers to a Socratic question from 10 people. What better place to ask than a Q&A thread!

 

How do you determine what is considered art?

Art is self-expression. It is the taking in of the world with a product that goes far beyond those simple facts. It explores the very essence of what makes us human, our feelings and emotions, our views and opinions, our psychology, our soul.

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I know vets are expensive and take a lot of time, but I strongly encourage you to make an appointment for your rabbit. The fact that there have been no changes in food or environment suggests something more serious is going on. While it may simply be dry skin that can be treated at home, there is the possibility of skin cancer and that needs to be diagnosed and treated immediately.

My fear is that I'll take him to the vets and they'll be like "It's just dry skin, that'll be $200." but I guess you're right that it's something I'll have to risk if I want to get this sorted out. He actually scratched a lot less yesterday so I think I'll monitor him a couple more days before scheduling the appointment.

 

I'm not a Rabbit person, but if it was a cat doing that, I would suspect it might be a tooth that is bothering him.

It's interesting that you mention that because he did have tooth trouble a long time ago, but he's since had them corrected and has been doing great since then. So while I tend to doubt it I might bring it up during his next check-up.

Edited by Booo

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Long time no post. Computer died months ago. As a result, this question:

 

Does anybody know about building computers, and if so do you have anything you could say about this hypothetical build for a gaming and digital-art PC?

 

Additionally:

1. Yes, I need the 4TB HDD.

2. Yes, I would use and do need the blu-ray functionality.

3. No, I don't have parts I can scavenge from other computers.

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Long time no post. Computer died months ago. As a result, this question:

 

Does anybody know about building computers, and if so do you have anything you could say about this hypothetical build for a gaming and digital-art PC?

 

Additionally:

1. Yes, I need the 4TB HDD.

2. Yes, I would use and do need the blu-ray functionality.

3. No, I don't have parts I can scavenge from other computers.

Maybe see if anybody in this thread is still around and can offer advice?

 

Good to see you around again!

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Long time no post. Computer died months ago. As a result, this question:

 

Does anybody know about building computers, and if so do you have anything you could say about this hypothetical build for a gaming and digital-art PC?

 

Additionally:

1. Yes, I need the 4TB HDD.

2. Yes, I would use and do need the blu-ray functionality.

3. No, I don't have parts I can scavenge from other computers.

Looks good to me. Though I'd consider going Pro on the Windows install - Pro tends to be a bit more stable than Home, at least for preceding versions of the OS.

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I sometimes cook little baked potato bits, they're kind of like potato wedges except a little bit smaller.

 

I add 3-4 spoonfuls of olive oil, is that unhealthy? I have no experience with baking with olive oil.

 

I use roughly 6-7 regular baking/russet potatoes at once, so, I'm wondering if the amount of olive oil I use is unhealthy? The oil just makes it smell nice I think, and help it get crispy.

 

Its extra virgin olive oil, Kirkland Signature (Costco brand)

 

How I cook them:

 

Wash and chop up potatoes, then boil till they are just about cooked.

 

Drain the potatoes from the water and run it under cold water.

 

Remove the water and put the potatoes into a bowl, and season using sea salt, Montreal steak spice, black pepper powder (or whatever it is called), and 3-4 spoonfuls of olive oil.

 

Bake at 420 F for about 20-30mins.

 

Is it unhealthy? Its an alternative for fries xd.png I made up the recipe a few days ago and its delicious.

Edited by Stellaluna22

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Olive oil is one of the healthier oils. Like everything, it should only be used in moderation, though. It sounds like you are using it in moderation for your serving size.

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Okay, whew! If I have less potatoes I use much less olive oil xd.png But for more I use a little bit more so all the potato pieces get somewhat seasoned too. Thanks!

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Canola oil is my favorite oil to use in almost everything! It's not as "tasty" as olive but it's also healthy and has a lower smoking point that olive oil so you can use it when preparing something on the pan. It's also great for making potato wedges/bites in the oven.

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Maybe see if anybody in this thread is still around and can offer advice?

 

Good to see you around again!

Thanks! I thought about checking there but since it's been so long since it was posted in I figured I'd check here first.

 

Hopefully I can be more active again when I've got it built--I needed a little break from the site, but an enforced 10-month break because of hardware failure isn't what I had in mind. So many missed releases. ;_;

 

Looks good to me. Though I'd consider going Pro on the Windows install - Pro tends to be a bit more stable than Home, at least for preceding versions of the OS.

Ooh, thanks for the tip! I've never had anything other than Home installs, so I didn't know there might be a better stability with Pro!

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Canola oil is my favorite oil to use in almost everything! It's not as "tasty" as olive but it's also healthy and has a lower smoking point that olive oil so you can use it when preparing something on the pan. It's also great for making potato wedges/bites in the oven.

I'm not using it for cooking since I know its bad for cooking. All I use it for is making little potato bites in the oven :3

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