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Now that KB has convinced me that my K2 can't possibly survive without a skin, I've been looking at the Decalgirl site, and actually managed to narrow it down to a dozen that I like.  (I wish there were some way I could see just those side by side to better compare them.)

I gather that re-using them is possible but not advisable.  So buying a few and changing them to suit the day's mood doesn't appear to be an option.  But lots of people seem to be buying multiple skins.  Hmmm....  is this just a fashion thing, that you get tired of one after a few weeks/months and want a new design?  Or do they wear out from constant handling?  I've never seen a post that mentioned a skin getting worn around the edges or anything, though. 

So what's the deal with the multiple skins?  Is this kind of like shoes, that you can't have too many, even if it defies logic?  And all enabler jokes aside, is there some practical reason why having more than one is a good idea? 

 

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My reason is that I changed covers and wanted something to match.  Then DecalGirl keeps adding more and it is hard not to want to change. I do know that they can be reused if taken off carefully. I am buying a new, but I'm going to try and take the one I have on it now off and reuse it later. I'll let you know if I'm successful.
 

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I've had my K2 for what about 6 weeks now? I'm on my 3rd skin! I got one, then found another one that I just HAD to have, and then just HAD to have them customize one for me. I actually have a 4th one, but I only use that one on the back (it's the Six Pack one ;D ) I have no plans on changing it any time soon. I do still have the other 2. I was very patient when I took them off. If thye stretch to much, just use a hair dryer on it and it will go back to the right size. I don't really recommend switching them out every other day, and you probably will only get a couple of uses out of one if you do.

We've had them on our cell phones, ipods, Kindles, and laptops for more than a year and I've never had issues with any of them peeling on the edges. If we change them out, it's just because we're tired of the old one.
 

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Thanks for clarifying that. Nice to know I really only "need" one.

BUT WHICH ONE?? <wail> I can't make up my mind!!

At least I've narrowed it down to ten.
 

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pomlover2586 said:
I personally don't have multiple skins.......Realistically I'm not going to change skins, save them and reuse them. I picked my fav and that's that! When this one "dies" then I'll get a 2nd :)
I agree with this. You can right click and open the pics of your favorites, then copy the url and post between the brackets of the "picture" tool. On the full reply page...There is also a thread called something like "Post pics of your skins" looking through that might help.
 

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pomlover2586 said:
So post pics and we'll help!! LOL ;D
But... but.... then I'd have to figure out how to do links here...

Well, I guess it'll have to happen sometime. Maybe even tonight.
 

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Octochick said:
I agree with this. You can right click and open the pics of your favorites, then copy the url and post between the brackets of the "picture" tool. On the full reply page...There is also a thread called something like "Post pics of your skins" looking through that might help.
Thanks for explaining that before I even asked :)
I remember seeing a how-to somewhere (during the Great Egg Hunt), but didn't recall where. I'm glad I don't have to search all over again!
 

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OK, not that I think anybody really cares what skin I pick (and if you do, you need to get out more), but I'm doing this for the practice of figuring out how to do image links. And if anybody wants to weigh in and tell me that any of these doesn't really look good on the K2, feel free.

These are the nine I like (at least at this moment). Three that were already deleted are Plum Royal (too dark) and Red Plaid (I like the pattern, but it's not symmetric and that would bug me) and the Tie-dye (too much of a good thing -- if only they had a one-color tie-dye, like maybe purple/white, or blue/white).







I wish they made the Pink Tranquility in turquoise, that would be my pick!
 

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Darn, that didn't work at all, did it!  The image links show up when I hit "modify", so they're there, but they don't show up in the actual post.  See, I knew I needed the practice.  Can anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong?
 

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pomlover2586 said:
Do the links have around them? ???
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Yep. I used the "insert image" icon, then put the cursor between the sets of brackets, and copied in the URL.
 

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Susan in VA said:
Yep. I used the "insert image" icon, then put the cursor between the sets of brackets, and copied in the URL.
Did you do them separately? Each needs their own set of brackets, maybe try just one or two first?

Also you have to right click on the image (or command click on a Mac) and open the image in a window by itself, first? That is the URL you want.
 

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Susan in VA said:
OK, not that I think anybody really cares what skin I pick (and if you do, you need to get out more), but I'm doing this for the practice of figuring out how to do image links. And if anybody wants to weigh in and tell me that any of these doesn't really look good on the K2, feel free.

These are the nine I like (at least at this moment). Three that were already deleted are Plum Royal (too dark) and Red Plaid (I like the pattern, but it's not symmetric and that would bug me) and the Tie-dye (too much of a good thing -- if only they had a one-color tie-dye, like maybe purple/white, or blue/white).



I wish they made the Pink Tranquility in turquoise, that would be my pick!
I did the same thing when I first tried to post an image.
For this image


you posted
Code:
[IMG]http://www.decalgirl.com/browse.cfm/4,19901.htm[/IMG]
but instead of the url of the page that has the picture you need the url of just the picture. To get this right click the picture and select Properties from the pop-up menu. Now copy the address URL from the properties window and paste that between the image tags.

so you end up with this
Code:
[IMG]http://www.decalgirl.com/prodimg/akin2/400/akin2-bluecrush.jpg[/IMG]
 
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