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Welcome! New members are usually very keen to jump straight in and get involved, so I thought I'd put up a handy guide for beginners, which also may be of benefit to established members also.

 

Categories, topics, posts and replies

 

The forum has been structured into sections and categories. Before starting a new topic, please look for the most appropriate category to start in.

 

Use the search or have a browse first. A topic may already exist, in which case simply reply to that topic to add your own thoughts. Discussions just get 'diluted' if there are multiple threads covering the same topic.

 

If you want to reply to a specific post in a topic, click the Quote link at the bottom of that post, and that post will be 'quoted' in your reply.

 

If you only want to quote part of a post, just click and select the text, once it is highlighted, a box appears showing 'Quote Selection'

 

You can also use the 'multi-quote' feature by clicking the [+] button next to the Quote link, select multiple posts to add to 'multi-quote', then click on the "Quote X posts" button that appears at the bottom-right to insert those quotes into your reply.

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Image and video embedding

 

The forum software automatically 'embeds' suitable image and video URLs into your post, all you have to do is copy and paste the link/URL into your post. For images on other webpages, just right-click and select 'Copy image location' to get the URL of that image.

 

eg:

https://davidicke.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/DAVID-LONDON-9IMAGE.jpg

will automatically appear as:

DAVID-LONDON-9IMAGE.jpg

 

This also works for videos hosted at YouTube, Vimeo, Daily Motion etc. (For videos, please be sure to paste the 'full' URL to the video, not any 'shortened' links)

eg, paste the URL:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x62saw2

 

 

Tweets from Twitter and posts from Facebook can also be embedded in the same way.

 

eg, paste the URL:

https://twitter.com/davidicke/status/1301883334902120451

 

Unfortunately auto-embedding does not yet work for videos hosted on BitChute, as they do not yet support the oEmbed standards required for this to work here.

 

Any URL's that cannot be 'embedded' will just be displayed as clickable links.

 

If you have an image stored locally on your own computer, in order for it to be displayed in your post, you will need to upload it as an 'attachment'.

 

 

Starting a new topic

 

Try and make your topic title clear and understandable as to what you are posting about. There's no need to post ALL IN CAPITALS, and try and avoid 'click-bait' type titles including phrases such as "MUST SEE!" and "watch before its deleted!" etc

 

Make sure you start your topic in the most appropriate area of the forum. If you think you've made a mistake and posted in the wrong area, use the Report Post function to alert a moderator, and your topic can be moved to a more appropriate category. Don't just post the same thing again elsewhere.

 

Try and post your own original content. If you're sharing a YouTube video, please also include your own thoughts and perhaps an explanation of what the video shows. If you're copying and pasting material from elsewhere, make sure to include a link to the original source. Avoid copying and pasting full length articles; perhaps offer a few introductory paragraphs, interested readers can always click through to the full article to read more.

 

Try to proof-read your post before clicking the 'Submit reply' or 'Submit topic' button. Posts can be edited for up to one hour, this is intended for correcting any 'typos' or spelling/grammar errors that you may spot. It is NOT for drastically changing the content of your post, especially if others have since replied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If anyone has any questions about forum functionality, please ask them here, and I'll compile the best 'questions and answers' into the opening post for reference.

 

(Irrelevant and 'off-topic' posts will be ignored and/or deleted so be warned!)

 

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Editing Posts

 

If anyone is wondering where the 'Edit' option has gone, this is now found in the 'More options' menu that appears when you click/tap on the 'three dots' icon at the top-right of your post:

 

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Members have a 'grace period' of up to 1 hour to make any edits to their post - this is intended for making any corrections to spelling and/or grammar, not for making wholesale changes, especially if other people have already replied and/or quoted the post.

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Topic titles

 

Reiterating what has been stated previously:

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Try and make your topic title clear and understandable as to what you are posting about. There's no need to post ALL IN CAPITALS, and try and avoid 'click-bait' type titles including phrases such as "MUST SEE!" and "watch before its deleted!" etc

 

Please enter a topic 'subject' that is clear and relevant to what you are presenting. Titles all IN CAPITALS look like you are 'shouting' and from my own experience can also be perceived as 'attention-seeking'. Same goes for using phrases such as

URGENT!

BOMBSHELL...

MUST SEE!

 

These kinds of 'clickbaity' titles work well on mainstream news websites and other sites desperate for clicks to gain ad revenue, but this is a serious discussion board, not MSN 😉

 

(On a side note it is interesting how many videos titled "watch before its deleted" never actually get deleted!)

 

Please also don't use your username or real name as your topic title, or 'Mr', 'Dr', 'Ms' etc as I have seen numerous people doing.

 

 

Videos and other external links

 

If you have a video or a link to some other external website to share, please make sure to provide some context or a summary to give others an idea of what to expect.

 

Posts containing just links and no other content, especially if the links are 'shortened' URLs, may be perceived as being 'spam' and if so, will be removed.

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Please @GarethIcke and other admins back up this forum asap. We all know full well we are likely to be targeted again soon. We have too much truth here and too much info here. As David has just said we have to much here, we are going to be targeted again like we were a few months ago. I dont want us to lose all that we have here since last time. 

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On 8/30/2020 at 8:48 PM, Grumpy Owl said:

Image and video embedding

 

The forum software automatically 'embeds' suitable image and video URLs into your post, all you have to do is copy and paste the link/URL into your post. 

 

This doesn't seem to be working for me. I've tried posting youtube vids. I copy the link under 'Share' on youtube and paste it in to my posts but it doesn't resolve the link and display the video.

 

It used to work fine for me but ever since a forum upgrade not long ago its stopped working.

 

Am I doing something wrong?

 

I also can't multi-quote for some reason. You used to be able to use 'quote' and '/quote' to seperate text and multiquote and also I used it when quoting from another source, say a book or newspaper article but again, since an upgrade thats stopped working to and now I can't differntiate between my post and some linked info by putting the info into a quote box. 

 

Have to say, I preferred the old forum and its format where this stuff just worked.

 

Any help appreciated.

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27 minutes ago, pi3141 said:

 

Yeah I think it is my setuo. Embedding videos by copying the link given on youtube used to work fine but not anymore.

 

How do you multiquote? When I click on the quote button I don't get option to multiquote - i thought thats how you did it?

 

Click on the [+] next to the 'Quote' link:

 

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2 hours ago, Grumpy Owl said:

 

Click on the [+] next to the 'Quote' link:

 

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Yeah I do and I don't get the option to multiquote. Instead a pop up box pops up and says '1 Post Quoted'

 

Can't see what I'm doing wrong, either multiquoting or embedding videos.

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3 minutes ago, pi3141 said:

 

Yeah I do and I don't get the option to multiquote. Instead a pop up box pops up and says '1 Post Quoted'

 

Can't see what I'm doing wrong, either multiquoting or embedding videos.

 

Click the button in the popup and it will add those quotes to a new post.

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13 minutes ago, pi3141 said:

Yeah I do and I don't get the option to multiquote


lf you then click the + from another post it gets included and when you press post, all the posts you clicked the + on will post together.

lf you want to multi quote out of one post, then first highlight the bit of text you want and click quote..
Before clicking 'post' then go back and highlight the other text you want..it build up in your posting box.
BC

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8 minutes ago, pi3141 said:

And my last question - you can't use 'quote' and '/quote' anymore to highlight text say from a website or when quoting out of a book or to highlight video's etc?

 

No this forum doesn't support BBcode 'tags' like that. To insert an empty 'quote box', click the speech mark button at the top of the post editor.

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No this forum doesn't support BBcode 'tags' like that. To insert an empty 'quote box', click the speech mark button at the top of the post editor.

 

Ah I see - thank you. Finally I can highlight text I post from books etc looks much neater in posts.

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Can someone tell me how to get a bitchute link from a video that's been embeded in a post?

With youtube, you just right click on the video title and it goes to that page, but bitchute doesn't have anyway to find the link to the bitcdhute original video page. I don't know if I'm explaining it right but I appreciate if you could help. It's probably something really simple thing that I'm missing. The usual...lol

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3 minutes ago, perpetual said:

Can someone tell me how to get a bitchute link from a video that's been embeded in a post?

With youtube, you just right click on the video title and it goes to that page, but bitchute doesn't have anyway to find the link to the bitcdhute original video page. I don't know if I'm explaining it right but I appreciate if you could help. It's probably something really simple thing that I'm missing. The usual...lol

 

Right click on the video, choose 'View Frame Source' and there will be bitchute video url. Like this:

canonical" href="https://www.bitchute.com/video******

 

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15 minutes ago, perpetual said:

Can someone tell me how to get a bitchute link from a video that's been embeded in a post?

With youtube, you just right click on the video title and it goes to that page, but bitchute doesn't have anyway to find the link to the bitcdhute original video page. I don't know if I'm explaining it right but I appreciate if you could help. It's probably something really simple thing that I'm missing. The usual...lol

 

BitChute videos do not embed here.

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On 11/22/2020 at 2:02 AM, Alnitak said:

Please @GarethIcke and other admins back up this forum asap. We all know full well we are likely to be targeted again soon. We have too much truth here and too much info here. As David has just said we have to much here, we are going to be targeted again like we were a few months ago. I dont want us to lose all that we have here since last time. 

Good points.

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On 11/22/2020 at 1:02 PM, Alnitak said:

Please @GarethIcke and other admins back up this forum asap. We all know full well we are likely to be targeted again soon. We have too much truth here and too much info here. As David has just said we have to much here, we are going to be targeted again like we were a few months ago. I dont want us to lose all that we have here since last time. 

 

Another suggestion. All individual users could start backing up key posts/information on private/anonymous blogging platforms. Examples:

 

https://techwiser.com/5-best-anonymous-blogging-platforms-that-are-free-and-secure/

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On 2/5/2021 at 12:04 PM, DarianF said:

All individual users could start backing up key posts/information on private/anonymous blogging platforms

 I really need to figure that out cause it would be so much better than all the screenshots I have been saving of threads.

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10 minutes ago, JayneDough said:

 I really need to figure that out cause it would be so much better than all the screenshots I have been saving of threads.

 

See the following:

 

 

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@Grumpy OwlThose free blogging sites could actually be terminated though, is that correct? I would hate to spend so much time on saving things to one of those blog sites to just have it all deleted by some web host pricks. Someone had mentioned Xampp at some point on the tips on preserving thread, but it does indeed seem a bit technical and cumbersome and also I am not sure if my computer could handle that? It's not the newest or in best shape. 

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3 hours ago, JayneDough said:

@Grumpy OwlThose free blogging sites could actually be terminated though, is that correct? I would hate to spend so much time on saving things to one of those blog sites to just have it all deleted by some web host pricks. Someone had mentioned Xampp at some point on the tips on preserving thread, but it does indeed seem a bit technical and cumbersome and also I am not sure if my computer could handle that? It's not the newest or in best shape. 

 

Anything online is at risk. If it's super important info you want to save, external hard drive is best option [ e.g. https://www.lacie.com/as/en/ ].

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