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To all my friends! Sorry if I've been filling your 'Friends' list today -- I'm trying to learn coding and how to post stories behind tags and stuff. I think I'm figuring it out with StarWatcher's help ... we'll see!

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polly_b
Oct. 23rd, 2005 01:49 am (UTC)
You'll pick it up quicker than you think, just don't get discouraged. It's always an adjustment when you do something new (believe me, Iwailed and moaned about LJ when I first started, lol).

I thoroughly enjoyed the story, btw. What a great use of the challenge! And I knew Jim wasn't getting the fact that Blair landed the plane, which made the payoff scene at the end really fun reading. Thanks for posting!
caarianna
Oct. 23rd, 2005 02:02 am (UTC)
Polly_b, thanks for the encouragement, sweetie! And I'm SO glad you enjoyed the story!
starwatcher307
Oct. 23rd, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)
No worries...
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As long as you keep fixing the same post, it doesn't add more to a friends page. Just, when they refresh, they'll see a change to the story (if they check), but there won't be multiple copies of the story on one page. You're good.
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caarianna
Oct. 23rd, 2005 02:09 am (UTC)
Re: No worries...
Oh, that's a relief. But I still don't know what people are seeing when they open the page. I think it's all the coding and not the finished product. I can't seem to check that or, if checking is by going to 'recent entries', then I know something is wrong because I'm seeing the coding and not the italics and bold.

Great news that your story is flowing!!!

starwatcher307
Oct. 23rd, 2005 02:26 am (UTC)
Re: No worries...
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I'm seeing the coding and not the italics and bold.

Right; when there's an error somewhere in the HTML, no coding past that point will "work". Once you get that heading right, it'll all fall in to place. Try adding 'text' to your code, as per my latest email.
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caarianna
Oct. 23rd, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
Re: No worries...
It worked! You're brilliant! Thank you!!!!
starwatcher307
Oct. 23rd, 2005 03:05 am (UTC)
Re: No worries...
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Nah, just experienced. In a month or two, you'll be showing some newbie the ropes like an old hand. But, you're welcome.
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cindershadow
Oct. 23rd, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)
Re: No worries...
I could be wrong about this--we'll ask starwatcher, she'll know!--but I think if you want to see how your post is looking on your friends' friendspages, you can just go there and see. So go to starwatcher's userpage, tap on her username to go to her journal, then tap on "Friends" up at the top, and you'll see her friends' page, which will show you your entry as the rest of us see it. (And if there's a quicker way to get to the friends' page of one of your friends . . . she'll know and, I hope and am sure, will tell us!)
cindershadow
Oct. 23rd, 2005 03:12 am (UTC)
Re: No worries...
. . . like maybe just tapping on her name right there above her comment to get to her journal . . . I am so slow at this!
starwatcher307
Oct. 23rd, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
Re: No worries...
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Right both times. You can go from your own user info page to tap on another name, or the other person's user info page, or simply tap on the name if it's on a post; many methods, same result.

Or... (and it took me six months to learn this), you can "friend" yourself. Then, when you click on your friends' page, you'll see your own post as everyone else sees it.

I am so slow at this!

Nah, you're getting on much quicker than I did. But it is confusing at first; I can't tell you how I sweated to make my first posts readable! But I guarantee, in another month you'll wonder that you could ever have had so much trouble with something that's so simple! *g*

And, really, it's like a tutorial in mini webpage design. Once you're comfortable coding stuff in LJ, you'll be much more ready to tackle the upkeep of your own webpage one of these days. Mistakes are easily fixed; it's the ultimate in hands-on learning. (Assuming you don't choose to go with a client, which I think does the coding for you. But I'm not sure about that.)

After all... we can't let the kids have all the fun now, can we? ;-)
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cindershadow
Oct. 23rd, 2005 04:27 am (UTC)
Re: No worries...
Yes, I saw that your own entries showed up on your friends page when I went there to double-check that I hadn't entirely blown this advice. Somehow I just assumed one wouldn't be able to do that . . . which just proves what they say about assumptions. I'll go do that now (so I'll be the first to know next time I make a blooper like the mega-photo post!) . . . and then I'll just email you immediately with my cry for help.

Thanks again so much for all your assistance and, better yet, your good-humored support!
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