Sometimes I go in and change links in other people's posts so that they work. I hope this is not too confusing.
New as of 1/09/2009: To attach a photo or other file, use the "Attachment" section at the bottom under the posting window. Don't forget to click the "Attach" button before you post your message!
If you want to create a link to another site, this is what you should type in:
<a href="http://put_the_URL_here">text that shows up as the link here</a>
Or you can just repeat the URL as the text that people will see in the link, like this:
If you want the picture to show up, you should do the following, instead:
If it's not your own picture, then you should at least make the picture into a link to the page on which it is found, like this:
<a href="http://put_the_page_URL_here"><img src="http://url_to_picture_goes_here"></a>
Do not forget any of the quote marks above! They are very important.
Another helpful hint: be aware that your post will not go through if the forum automatically logs you out before you submit it. Please save a copy of any message you are about to post! You can copy and paste it into any other program, just to make sure you still have it if you need to try to repost it.