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Cranium Competitions => International Weekly Comp Entries => Topic started by: Reinardina on February 26, 2013, 04:03:46 PM

Title: Setting the Poll.
Post by: Reinardina on February 26, 2013, 04:03:46 PM
On several occasions in the past I have managed to set the poll after winning the weekly competition.

This morning I couldn't get it right.
Tried it twice.

The first time I:

Right clicked the entry, clicked 'properties,' copied the url and pasted it in the poll, between [img]image brackets[img].
Result: the name of the entry and the complete code of the picture, but no picture.

The second time I:

Copied the BBCode from the gallery, and pasted it in the poll, between [img]brackets[img].
Result: The name of the entry and an empty 'picture frame' with a red cross.

The second method I have used successfully in the past, and it is only now, that I seem to remember I removed something from the code. Was it the letters html?

Also, in the past I could see what I was doing as I had a 'preview' and a 'post' button. So after two lines I could experiment a bit, if it wasn't coming out as it should.
Now I only had a 'save' button, so I posted two incomplete polls and had to remove them afterwards.

As I was in a hurry to get to my appointment, I had no time for further experiments, and H kindly set the poll for me.
Thanks again Howard.

Don't know if this can have anything to do with it but, I use the 'dark theme' of the site, and the pc I used this morning has IE9.

Can someone please tell me where I went wrong?

Title: Re: Setting the Poll.
Post by: Oldboy on February 26, 2013, 05:50:51 PM
Just paste the code as you describe then add br in square brackets at the start of the code.  :tup:

Title: Re: Setting the Poll.
Post by: donoreo on February 26, 2013, 07:29:58 PM
Stop winning, problem solved  :legit:
Title: Re: Setting the Poll.
Post by: Reinardina on February 26, 2013, 07:48:13 PM
Just paste the code as you describe then add br in square brackets at the start of the code.  :tup:

Never done that before, but I'll try to remember.

Is it better to get the code from the gallery or the properties?

And why didn't I have a 'preview' button? That would have made things easier, as I could've experimented.

Stop winning, problem solved  :legit:

You've got a perverted perspective Don. I have to win more often, to get used to the system.
Title: Re: Setting the Poll.
Post by: Mick on February 26, 2013, 08:25:00 PM
R, there's a sticky post in the weekly comp board that has the instructions http://cameracraniums.com/forum/index.php?topic=382.0#axzz2M2RD7jwz

Now I'm not sure if the routine has changed since, as it's been a while since I've set one up  :-[  Maybe one of the regular poll setters would like to do a new tutorial, covering the process step by step.  :idea:  :legit:
Title: Re: Setting the Poll.
Post by: Reinardina on February 26, 2013, 09:11:58 PM
R, there's a sticky post in the weekly comp board that has the instructions http://cameracraniums.com/forum/index.php?topic=382.0#axzz2M2RD7jwz

Now I'm not sure if the routine has changed since, as it's been a while since I've set one up  :-[  Maybe one of the regular poll setters would like to do a new tutorial, covering the process step by step.  :idea:  :legit:

I see now I forgot the / with the 'img' at the end of the code, and OB pointed out I had to put br in front of it.
I'll get there in the end, if I've got time.

Any idea why I didn't have a 'preview' button? That would have helped too.
Title: Re: Setting the Poll.
Post by: Mick on February 26, 2013, 09:24:43 PM

Any idea why I didn't have a 'preview' button? That would have helped too.


Yep, you need the / in the end image tag. [img]image address [/img]

The preview, I don't think there is one, not for the actual poll.  You just post it, and if it's wrong, you should see a edit poll button, so you can go back and make adjustments.  ;)
Title: Re: Setting the Poll.
Post by: Reinardina on February 27, 2013, 07:41:48 AM

Any idea why I didn't have a 'preview' button? That would have helped too.


Yep, you need the / in the end image tag. [img]image address [/img]

The preview, I don't think there is one, not for the actual poll.  You just post it, and if it's wrong, you should see a edit poll button, so you can go back and make adjustments.  ;)

One of the last polls I managed to get up properly, did have a preview button. After putting in the first entry, I clicked it, to see if the picture was showing and it told me, I had to enter at least two lines to make it a poll.

I'm almost 100% sure it wasn't the official 'post' button.
Title: Re: Setting the Poll.
Post by: Mick on February 27, 2013, 07:59:16 AM

One of the last polls I managed to get up properly, did have a preview button. After putting in the first entry, I clicked it, to see if the picture was showing and it told me, I had to enter at least two lines to make it a poll.

I'm almost 100% sure it wasn't the official 'post' button.

Don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty sure if you select the New poll option it creates a new topic with a poll included, you'll get a preview button, but that will only let you preview the topic post that goes with it, and not the actual poll.

If however, you add a poll to an existing thread, then you won't get a preview button at all.
Title: Re: Setting the Poll.
Post by: Hinfrance on February 27, 2013, 08:38:32 AM
When I did the poll yesterday I stuck it on the entries thread - a bit lazy really - Mick is right, it is better to do it as a new thread entirely.

What I try to do is:

1. Go to forum/international weekly comp entries and click 'new poll' (on the right hand side)
2. Enter the title and then the question 'please vote for your favourite . . '
3. Now open another browser window and tile them side by side, so you can see both
4. In the new window open weekend competition album
5. Click on the image that you are adding to the poll and select and copy the bottom BB code (BB Code full size)
    5a. If the image is not in the weekly competition album, go the site home page and click on the image in the gallery previews below the Image Of The Week to see the BB code
6. Type in the image title followed by (br), in square not curved brackets; then paste the BB code followed by two more (br)s (square brackets again - this just puts a couple of blank lines in so the pictures are not all stacked up on top of each other)
7. Repeat 5. and 6. until you have all the images for the poll listed
8. Mark 'run the poll for' as 4 days
9. Click the radar button to show results after someone has voted
10. Repeat the poll question 'please vote for your favourite . . ' in the thread text box
11. Click 'post' and hope for the best :)

I think that's about it, although I can't guarantee I haven't completely forgotten something  :doh:

Title: Re: Setting the Poll.
Post by: jinky on February 27, 2013, 08:56:02 AM
That`s what I do too H - covers it perfectly I`d say  ;)
Title: Re: Setting the Poll.
Post by: Reinardina on February 27, 2013, 01:06:36 PM
I did most of it right, but that didn't get me where I wanted to be.
I'll print this off.

Thanks H.
Title: Re: Setting the Poll.
Post by: donoreo on February 27, 2013, 02:44:48 PM
Stop winning, problem solved  :legit:
I never wrote that.  Honestly, I did not.   Going to change my password now. 
EDIT: I am an idiot.  I did, I just cannot read.  I thought it said whining, not winning.   I was of course horrified that everyone would have thought I was being a jerk.  Now I just look like a fool.  Oh well :)
Title: Re: Setting the Poll.
Post by: Reinardina on February 27, 2013, 08:00:19 PM
Stop winning, problem solved  :legit:
I never wrote that.  Honestly, I did not.   Going to change my password now. 
EDIT: I am an idiot.  I did, I just cannot read.  I thought it said whining, not winning.   I was of course horrified that everyone would have thought I was being a jerk.  Now I just look like a fool.  Oh well :)

I'll stop whining Don.  (I already stopped winning.)

You think you  just look like a fool???  ;)