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Every time I try to add the link to the landing page for the Rose and Bay Awards, or link to the crowdfunding  community, I lose most of my previous post.


So these links are here, instead of where they should be.

Given that LJ is being so very very flaky for me right now, I won't try to do a poetry landing page tonight.


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Jan. 5th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
It's RTE
Known bug when using RTE to either post or edit a post.


The only fix right now is to not use Rich Text at all, stick with html posting.
Jan. 5th, 2010 05:27 am (UTC)
Re: It's RTE

I'm not (yet) anywhere close to good enough to do much with html. And I'd rather be writing fiction than learning it!
Jan. 5th, 2010 01:16 pm (UTC)
Re: It's RTE
Actually, in LJ most folk use not much more than a half dozen tags. The big one is for links, the anchor tag. Next would be LJ's own tags, like for person or comm, lj user or lj comm, and cutting long entries. Next most common would be embedding images, and silly things like bold or italics.

I'll try to do a code post later today with just the basic tags.
Jan. 6th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
Re: It's RTE
Code is ready.

Just ask if there is something I didn't cover.
Jan. 6th, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
Re: It's RTE
You know, I didn't expect you would eventually become my tech-support guru!
Jan. 6th, 2010 12:27 pm (UTC)
Re: It's RTE
Turns out I have a knack for this stuff. Who knew?
Jan. 6th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
Re: It's RTE
:-D And an active interest.

For me, it's kind of like knowing how to sharpen a pencil, not hard, definitely useful, but much less interesting than other stuff I could be doing!
Jan. 6th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
Re: It's RTE
That was me smiling, there. What is with LJ signing me out periodically? (Note--that's a grumbly rhetorical question, no need to search out an answer.)
Jan. 6th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
Re: It's RTE
It's usually a cookie thing. Try clearing out your cache. You'll have to resign in after that, but it should stop dropping you randomly.
Jan. 6th, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
Re: It's RTE
I admit to finding it all fascinating.
Jan. 7th, 2010 02:56 am (UTC)
Re: It's RTE
I admit to being glad one of my friends finds it fascinating!
Jan. 5th, 2010 08:33 am (UTC)
I'd love to nominate your work in what I can... where do you need nominations? (I can't for most as I'm not in any of those groups/members).
Jan. 5th, 2010 10:22 am (UTC)
I would be honored to have you nominate whatever you deem worthy. Thank you.

It used to be that for a nominal fee you could be a supporting member of Worldcon and get to nominate and vote in the Hugos even if you weren't going; now the cost is prohibitive.

But you don't have to be a member of the crowdfunding community on LJ to nominate for the Rose and Bay awards. Just click over there and scroll down to the nominating posts.

I'd put in links if the rich text editor weren't, in effect, AWOL.

(I'm all waily-waily about this. I don't want to have to learn HTML, especially since I don't have a quick-reference book. Or, to put it more accurately, I wouldn't mind learning HTML, but not at the expense of taking time away from writing!)
Jan. 5th, 2010 12:05 pm (UTC)

BTW I can teach you html no sweat - I've taught the basics to people in like five seconds. There's like exactly three things you'll need to do - add images, make breaks and add links. Here is how you do them. Bear in mind that you'll have to use the triangly paranthesis and not the [ ] ones I'm using for these examples. You know. The ones that look like Vs on the side.

Add an image like this:

[img src="http://theimageurl"]



Add a url like this:

[a href="http://THELINK"]then put here the text you want the link to go to and then put this on the end[/a]

Thar. You've now learned absolutely everything you need to know about html.
Jan. 5th, 2010 12:27 pm (UTC)
What's the code for LJ community (as opposed to LJ user)?

And thanks!!! Now I have to get it stuck in my brain.

Oh, what's the difference between [br] and [div] ?

I know the difference between [b] and [strong] is only that search engines treat them differently.

Don't you love my new "frustrated" icon?
Jan. 5th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)
I think the comm code is the same as the user one.

A br is a break, it's just plain ass old code like hitting enter. A div is a divider, you use it when you're coding CSS more, it's more like making a box around something. Like it defines a section. They're like totally different. So yeah. Don't use divs. You aren't coding any complex ass stuff, I didn't need to use 'em once until I got my new gig doing CSS.

Actually the real difference (at least for me as a web writer) between b and strong is that using strong is an accessibility issue.
Jan. 6th, 2010 06:32 am (UTC)
An accessibility issue? As in, one makes a post more accessible to search engines, or as in the two pieces of code are not equally usable?
Jan. 6th, 2010 06:49 am (UTC)
No. Accessibility is about how accessible information is to people with disabilities or who are accessing the internet in a less than optimal situation in terms of their own physical limitations or the limitations of their hardware or software. Good accessibility aims to let all people access the information and have an equal or near to equal ability to work with it.

So the tag strong is read by ALL internet audio readers which means that people with compromised eyesight have these bold words emphasized for them.

Both bold and strong tags should be picked up the same when it comes to search engines.
Jan. 6th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to remember where I read that, although search engines can read both [b] and [strong], [strong] acts more like a tag, and is seen as a more significant word, so when coding with an eye toward being searched, words in [strong] are more likely to draw people to your site, or words to that effect.

I can't personally vouch whether that's accurate, of course...
Jan. 6th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's interesting. I've never heard that - but lol, html is always about weird stuff happening.
Jan. 7th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
And the way things change on the net, even assuming it was true a few weeks ago, that doesn't guarantee it will be true tomorrow!
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