Adding Graphics to Contests during Set UpThread Started December 21 at 9:48AM
<< Thread Modifed December 21 at 2:54PM >>
I have designed a contest that I wish to create. My problem is that I cannot include a table (rows and columns of text) into the schema for contest setup. I did ask Tom if tables could be entered - Nope.
So my workaround is to take a snapshot of the table and save the subsequent png file to tinypics. So, that gives me the same table, but in picture form.
My question is: Can I add this graphic to any of the open text fields when setting up a contest?
Is there a string of html (like in fiction stories) that I can add to make the png appear for potential contestants to see?
I do know that you can add art from FanArt, it's just that the table is unique to the contest and adds no artistic value - so putting it in FanArt is a no-go.
Any help would be appreciated.
Reply on December 21, 2017 09:29 PM
You need to use Photobucket or the one I use "Flickr'. You can download whatever you wish to there THEN download FROM there to where ever you wish. It's much like downloading a video from YouTube. You click "embed" and copy all those letters and numbers. When you post them it turns into the video or in your case the "artwork" you wish.
Reply on December 22, 2017 04:03 AM
ImageShack is another good source from which to post pictures to posts, author's notes and contests, Dan.
Michael's suggestions are good ones too.
Each of these sites creates a variety of codes for use on blogs, websites, etc, and one of those codes is HTML. It is the only one FanStory's website recognizes.
Merry Christmas and good luck!
Reply on December 22, 2017 08:46 AM << Modifed December 22 at 8:47AM >>
Thank you Michael and Dean. I will use this response as a test. My image host repository (Tinypic) provides four separate codes to meet one's needs.
I apologize to other folks in the form, but I intend to copy all four snippets into this reply to see which one shows up.
When I am creating my contest, I will just plop the snippet into the description and hold my breath.
One last question, can you edit your contest set up before you actually pull the trigger?
Reply on December 22, 2017 09:57 AM
Reply on December 22, 2017 01:46 PM
Thanks again to Michael and Dean. I was successfully able to create my contest (with a kick-ass graphic) and not break the internet. I'll leave that for Congress.
Reply on December 22, 2017 03:30 PM
HAAAAAAAAAHAHA!!!! They ARE good at something.
Reply on December 22, 2017 08:32 PM
Good deal, Dan! I knew ya had it in ya.
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