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Next, a better way: using imgur or its equivalent.
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There are several complications with the above method.  First, a problem exemplified by wikipedia.  Let's say you navigated to Wikipedia: The Elephant's Foot.  You'd see this in your browser:




If you wanted to post an image of the Elephant's Foot, you might just right-click the image, copy the URL, paste that into your post, and put image tags around it.  It would work, but you'd get this:



Which is fine, but it's pretty small.  You might decide to click on the image to see if there's a larger version.  And you'd see this in your browser:



You'd see the URL is "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Elephant%27s_Foot#/media/File:Y8n6mcch7s601.jpg", and because it ends in .jpg, you might think that's a direct image link, but it isn't.  It's a wikipedia container that adds a bunch of junk around the photo.  The message board software only deals with direct image links, not URLs like this wikipedia container.  The dead giveaway is the colon in "Foot#/media/File:Y8n6mcch7s601.jpg".  Direct image URLs will not have another colon in them after the one that follows the initial "http" or "https".

So, this does not work:

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[img]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Elephant%27s_Foot#/media/File:Y8n6mcch7s601.jpg[/img]
In this particular scenario, you have to click the image again (it turns my cursor from an arrow to a magnifying glass when I hover over it), and then right-click to get the image URL.  Which is:

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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/Y8n6mcch7s601.jpg
That is the image file.  Note there are no colons except for the one just after "https".  So, now, you can copy that exact URL, paste it into your post, and put the image tags around it, like so:

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[img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/Y8n6mcch7s601.jpg[/img]
and the result is:



This makes a very nice-sized image, and when you click on it, it expands the image to its full size, so you can really explore the Elephant's Foot.


The reason I say this is exemplified by wikipedia is that, frequently, you will find images on the internet that appear to be direct-link images but are not, just like the wikipedia container page.  Another good example is when you search Google or Bing or whatever and click the "IMAGES" tab.  What you come up with is a container page that has the image, but you can't use the URL here with our image tags.  You need to "click through" to the full-size image before you can get a URL that will work with message board software.
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When you want to use an image in your post, attaching a file works, but attachments are not ideal because they always attach below your text.  Instead, you can always use the "img" tag to post images in-line.

If the image you want to use is already on the internet somewhere, you can use its direct URL right in your post.  But, it has to be a direct link to an image.   For example, if you found this image on the internet, you would just copy its URL, which is

 https://i.ytimg.com/vi/mMbvWUxgM8U/maxresdefault.jpg

, from the URL bar of your browser to your clipboard using CTRL-C (Windows) or CMD-C (Mac).  Then, you paste the URL into your post and place the "img" tags around it.  Direct image URLs end with an image extension, usually .jpg, or .png, but there are others that work.  The final product would look like:

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Zeke Ulrey sexes farm animals such as

[img]https://i.ytimg.com/vi/mMbvWUxgM8U/maxresdefault.jpg[/img]

and also makes minimum wage selling Helio Oceans.

In practice, that would come out as:

Zeke Ulrey sexes with farm animals such as



and also makes minimum wage selling Helio Oceans.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: Back Pain
« Last post by bleedinred on September 19, 2018, 10:55:03 AM »
I've always been told it's in thirds.  1/3 improve, 1/3 stay the same, 1/3 get worse.

I have no basis for this opinion other than the small sample of people I know who have had back surgeries but there seems to be a direct correlation between physical health and how successful the surgery is. 
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Woopig News and Help / Re: Back Pain
« Last post by Sus-Scrofa on September 19, 2018, 09:32:29 AM »
lots of medical professionals in my family.  they say all the orthopaedic guys will tell you that when you start fucking with the spine and neck you got a 50/50 shot of fucking up as much or more than you fix during surgery.

I've always been told it's in thirds.  1/3 improve, 1/3 stay the same, 1/3 get worse.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: Back Pain
« Last post by Turd F. on September 17, 2018, 09:15:59 PM »
I went to a doctor at the spinal center of my usual clinic and he diagnosed it as a lower back strain. I still have strength and some flexibility, just not in that area and I don't feel any pain shooting down my leg or anything. He said I likely messed it up over time lifting weights and on the treadmill since I always choose the random setting which means going up hills. He said that's a huge no-no. Future workouts will be core strengthening, stationary bike, and elliptical once I'm able.

Got some muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories to do with stretching exercises and am going to PT next week. Relieved to hear it wasn't something all that bad and it wasn't as bad as the chiropractor thought it was. I took one anti-inflammatory at work around 4 and had no back spasms while driving and no pain getting out of the car (although I still have to do it very carefully). Yay, drugs. 
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Woopig News and Help / Re: Back Pain
« Last post by bleedinred on September 17, 2018, 07:32:26 PM »
I’m just the opposite. Had cortisone shots and pills. Did nothing. Lived in pain for years. Had the back surgeries and both time woke up completely healed.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: Back Pain
« Last post by OP on September 17, 2018, 06:07:35 PM »
My dad has had chronic, and occasionally serious, back trouble for 50 years.  Has had several surgeries none of which completely fixed things.

I've had sciatica a couple times.  Last one I got cortisone shot.  Made my ass feel like I got a paddling, but cleared the back thing up in less than two days.  YMMV.
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Woopig News and Help / Re: Back Pain
« Last post by asshat on September 17, 2018, 05:04:11 AM »
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Woopig News and Help / Re: Back Pain
« Last post by BASS on September 16, 2018, 08:51:47 PM »
I'm really hoping it doesn't come to that as I know people who've had back surgeries and it they often wonder if it did any good. Thank you for the recommendation, though, and I'll certainly look at going to him if it comes to that.

I'm going to this chiropractor 9 times in the next 3 weeks (bought a package of appointments for a discounted rate). If I'm still messed up at that point, I'll know I have a more serious problem. Also taking anti-inflammatory foods to work for breakfast and breaks hoping they'll help at least a little bit.

lots of medical professionals in my family.  they say all the orthopaedic guys will tell you that when you start fucking with the spine and neck you got a 50/50 shot of fucking up as much or more than you fix during surgery. 
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