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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #100 on: February 24, 2013, 11:06:08 AM »
Harvey,

Thanks for the new forum signature creator!

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Can Youtube and Google Plus be added to it?
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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #101 on: February 24, 2013, 01:03:59 PM »
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Thanks for the new forum signature creator!

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Can Youtube and Google Plus be added to it?

Yes! I'll add those as options today and post here when it's done.
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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #102 on: February 24, 2013, 01:12:03 PM »
Yes! I'll add those as options today and post here when it's done.

Will we have to redo the whole siggy? I think I'll save the ASIN's and url's I'm using in a doc so I don't have to keep looking them up every time I change something.

I like this idea, though.


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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #103 on: February 24, 2013, 01:24:35 PM »
Very nice. Thanks!
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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #104 on: February 24, 2013, 01:37:25 PM »
Harvey,

Thanks for the new forum signature creator!

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Can Youtube and Google Plus be added to it?

Those options are now in place:
http://kboards.com/authorsig

Will we have to redo the whole siggy? I think I'll save the ASIN's and url's I'm using in a doc so I don't have to keep looking them up every time I change something.

I like this idea, though.

Yes, unfortunately you'll have to re-add your ASINs and the other optional info to re-generate your sig.
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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #105 on: February 24, 2013, 01:59:13 PM »
Those options are now in place:
http://kboards.com/authorsig

Yes, unfortunately you'll have to re-add your ASINs and the other optional info to re-generate your sig.

Harvey,

Thanks for adding Google Plus and Youtube!

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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #106 on: February 24, 2013, 03:04:54 PM »
You are welcome! Those were good suggestions and I'm glad you brought them forward.
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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #107 on: February 24, 2013, 03:21:30 PM »
Are you ever sleeping Harvey?  ;D


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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #108 on: February 24, 2013, 03:23:43 PM »
Redid the siggy to add youtube and went into the bbc code to fix the /'s. Worked fine.



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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #109 on: February 24, 2013, 04:13:37 PM »
Are you ever sleeping Harvey?  ;D

I sleep well but I admit I do get obsessed when I'm in 'programmer' mode..!
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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #110 on: February 24, 2013, 04:52:27 PM »
It's alive!

Thanks, Harvey. Worked like a dream.

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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #111 on: February 24, 2013, 05:18:06 PM »
It is alive!!

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« Reply #112 on: February 24, 2013, 05:41:17 PM »
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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #113 on: February 25, 2013, 07:15:54 AM »
Love it, Harvey! Thanks so much!


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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #114 on: March 05, 2013, 07:49:59 AM »
This should be linked at the top of the page just as you did with the link maker or the reading page, I keep spending a lot of time looking for it!  :)


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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #115 on: March 05, 2013, 08:08:59 AM »
This should be linked at the top of the page just as you did with the link maker or the reading page, I keep spending a lot of time looking for it!  :)

It's a good point... but the difficulty is, we have so many cool toys for authors that we'd be overloaded with sticky threads! So we've assembled them all in one sticky: the "Essential Tips for Authors" sticky. So in the future you can go there, and the 4th item in has a link to the signature tool.
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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #116 on: March 05, 2013, 08:21:40 AM »
It's a good point... but the difficulty is, we have so many cool toys for authors that we'd be overloaded with sticky threads! So we've assembled them all in one sticky: the "Essential Tips for Authors" sticky. So in the future you can go there, and the 4th item in has a link to the signature tool.

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Thanks! You're the best, I hadn't seen it there!


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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #117 on: March 05, 2013, 08:49:50 AM »
Clink ... rustle ... clink ... the lovely sound of lolly (Brit word for moolah) being dropped into hat as it's passed around for Harvey and his awesomeness.

THANK YOU, Harvey. I love it when guys like you get into uber-programming mode. Makes life easier for the rest of us mere mortals. And what's so great about all this, is that the interface and instructions are completely clear!!!!!


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« Reply #118 on: March 05, 2013, 10:09:25 AM »
Clink ... rustle ... clink ... the lovely sound of lolly (Brit word for moolah) being dropped into hat as it's passed around for Harvey and his awesomeness.

THANK YOU, Harvey. I love it when guys like you get into uber-programming mode. Makes life easier for the rest of us mere mortals. And what's so great about all this, is that the interface and instructions are completely clear!!!!!

Thank you! I appreciate that comment because I really enjoy the challenge of software design. It's easy to build these things, but to build them and have them easy to use requires a lot more effort. The moderators have been great in testing and refining these things before we unveil them!
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« Reply #119 on: March 05, 2013, 10:21:59 AM »
This was entirely too easy!  Awesome work, Harvey!  Me likey!

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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #120 on: March 05, 2013, 11:04:17 AM »
You are a lifesaver, Harvey. I was having such a hard time getting mine changed last week. Thank you so much for making my life easier!  ;D

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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #121 on: March 22, 2013, 04:41:53 AM »
Inspired by an idea from Becca Mills, we've enhanced our author sig tool. Now, optionally, you can have your sig display worldwide links for international Amazon sites.

Here are example screenshots. A row of flags is displayed, and clicking on one will bring up that international Amazon page, listing *each* of the books in your signature!

To include it, it's just a simple Yes/No radio button in the form. 






Don't forget authors, you can find these and other cool KB-only features in our Essential Tips for Authors thread (stickied to the top of the Writer's Cafe board):
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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #122 on: March 22, 2013, 04:58:23 AM »
Harvey, that is the best. And big thanks to Becca for suggesting it.



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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #123 on: March 22, 2013, 05:34:23 AM »
Harvey, something messed up. See my siggy. I tried it a few times but the whole code doesn't paste into the box.


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Re: New toy for authors: forum signature creator
« Reply #124 on: March 22, 2013, 06:02:56 AM »
Whoops - thanks, Gertie. Copy/paste it again and it'll work now. I had to increase the max number of characters allowed in our profile signature area.
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