(Sticky) Map Posting Template

Discussion in 'Reach Maps & Gametypes' started by Spawn of Saltine, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Spawn of Saltine

    Spawn of Saltine Promethean
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    [aname=top][/aname]
    [​IMG]

    • Ever wanted a quick and easy way to post your map and make it look great?
    • Ever posted a map and forgotten something you should have included?
    • Ever been told your post wasn't up to standards?
    • Want your map to get more attention?

    If you answered 'Yes' to any of the above questions, I urge you to read on!

    Having a great looking post that follows ALL of Forge Hub's map posting guidelines will help your map stand out and attract more attention.

    I put together some code for laying out a clear post that will abide by the Map Posting Rules of the site.

    What you need to do:

    • Use the appropriate code depending on how many pictures you would like.
    • Copy the code from the code box into your new map topic.
    • Replace everything in CAPITALS AND UNDERSCORES with the information required (Tip: Double click on the text with underscores to quickly edit it while creating your post).
    • Paste code in the New Thread page when making a map thread (along with the additional map information).


    Which one?

    [jumpto=one]I have 1 picture to embed[/jumpto]
    [jumpto=2]I have 2 pictures to embed[/jumpto]
    [jumpto=3]I have 3 pictures to embed[/jumpto]
    [jumpto=4]I have 4 pictures to embed[/jumpto]
    [jumpto=5]I have 5 pictures to embed[/jumpto]
    [jumpto=55]I have 5+ pictures to embed[/jumpto]

    Once you have copied the correct code to your clipboard (Highlight code, Ctrl+C or Cmnd+C), you may use these links to post your map in the appropriate section of the Map Database:

    Create New Thread in Reach Competitive Maps
    Create New Thread in Reach MLG Maps
    Create New Thread in Casual Maps
    Create New Thread in Race Maps
    Create New Thread in Mini Game Maps
    Create New Thread in Aesthetic Maps
    Create New Thread in Reach Gametypes

    When you have opened one of the above links you will see a form to fill out.

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    Fill in each blank and proceed to paste your appropriate copied code into the map thread.

    Congratulations, you've prepared a successful map thread! But, just to be sure, click the Preview Post button (next to the Submit New Thread button). You can see what your code will look like before committing to making the thread, and if you are happy with the results, go ahead and click the Submit button to make your new thread.


    If you would like to learn how to further embed pictures take a look at this thread.




    [aname=one][/aname]Code for maps with 1 picture:

    Code:
    [noparse]
    [CENTER][SIZE=3][B]MAP_NAME_HERE[/B][/SIZE]
    
    [I]Created by YOUR_NAME_HERE[/I]  [/CENTER]
    
    [B]Map Description[/B]
    DESCRIBE_YOUR_MAP_DESIGN,_LAYOUT_AND_ANYTHING_OF_INTEREST
    
    [hr][/hr]
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_FIRST_PICTURE_HERE[/I]
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_FIRST_IMAGE_HERE[/img]
    
    [hr][/hr]
    
    ADDITIONAL_SUMMING-UP_COMMENTS,_THANK_TESTERS,_AND_THANKS_FOR_ANYONE_GIVING_FEEDBACK_HERE
    [/noparse]
    [jumpto=top]Back to Top[/jumpto]


    [aname=2][/aname]Code for maps with 2 pictures:

    Code:
    [noparse]
    [CENTER][SIZE=3][B]MAP_NAME_HERE[/B][/SIZE]
    
    [I]Created by [/I][I]YOUR_NAME_HERE[/I][/CENTER]
    
    [B]Map Description[/B]
    DESCRIBE_YOUR_MAP_DESIGN,_LAYOUT_AND_ANYTHING_OF_INTEREST
    
    [hr][/hr]
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_FIRST_PICTURE_HERE[/I]
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_FIRST_IMAGE_HERE[/img]
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_SECOND_PICTURE_HERE[/I]
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_SECOND_IMAGE_HERE[/img]
    
    [hr][/hr]
    
    ADDITIONAL_SUMMING-UP_COMMENTS,_THANK_TESTERS,_AND_THANKS_FOR_ANYONE_GIVING_FEEDBACK HERE
    [/noparse]
    [jumpto=top]Back to Top[/jumpto]


    [aname=3][/aname]Code for maps with 3 pictures:

    Code:
    [noparse]
    [CENTER][SIZE=3][B]MAP_NAME_HERE[/B][/SIZE]
    
    [I]Created by YOUR_NAME_HERE[/I][/CENTER]
     
    [B]Map Description[/B]
    DESCRIBE_YOUR_MAP DESIGN,_LAYOUT_AND_ANYTHING_OF_INTEREST
    
    [hr][/hr]
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_FIRST_PICTURE_HERE[/I]
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_FIRST_IMAGE_HERE[/img]
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_SECOND_PICTURE_HERE[/I]
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_SECOND_IMAGE_HERE[/img]
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_THIRD_PICTURE_HERE[/I]
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_THIRD_IMAGE_HERE[/img]
    
    [hr][/hr]
    
    ADDITIONAL_SUMMING-UP_COMMENTS,_THANK_TESTERS,_AND_THANKS_FOR_ANYONE_GIVING_FEEDBACK_HERE
    [/noparse]
    [jumpto=top]Back to Top[/jumpto]


    [aname=4][/aname]Code for maps with 4 pictures:

    Code:
    [noparse]
    [CENTER][SIZE=3][B]MAP_NAME_HERE[/B][/SIZE]
    
    [I]Created by YOUR_NAME_HERE[/I][/CENTER]
     
    [B]Map Description[/B]
    DESCRIBE_YOUR_MAP_DESIGN,_LAYOUT_AND_ANYTHING_OF_INTEREST
    
    [hr][/hr]
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_FIRST_PICTURE_HERE[/I]
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_FIRST_IMAGE_HERE[/img]
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_SECOND_PICTURE_HERE[/I]
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_SECOND_IMAGE_HERE[/img]
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF THIRD_PICTURE_HERE[/I]
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_THIRD_IMAGE_HERE[/img]
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_FOURTH_PICTURE_HERE[/I]
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_FOURTH_IMAGE_HERE[/img]
    
    [hr][/hr]
    
    ADDITIONAL_SUMMING-UP_COMMENTS,_THANK TESTERS,_AND_THANKS_FOR_ANYONE_GIVING_FEEDBACK_HERE
    [/noparse]
    [jumpto=top]Back to Top[/jumpto]


    [aname=5][/aname]Code for maps with 5 pictures:

    Code:
    [noparse]
    [CENTER][SIZE=3][B]MAP_NAME_HERE[/B][/SIZE]
    
    [I]Created by YOUR_NAME_HERE[/I][/CENTER]
     
    [B]Map Description[/B]
    DESCRIBE_YOUR_MAP_DESIGN,_LAYOUT_AND_ANYTHING_OF_INTEREST
    
    [hr][/hr]
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_FIRST_PICTURE_HERE[/I]
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_FIRST_IMAGE_HERE[/img]
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_SECOND_PICTURE_HERE[/I]
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_SECOND_IMAGE_HERE[/img]
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_THIRD_PICTURE_HERE[/I]
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_THIRD_IMAGE_HERE[/img]
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_FOURTH_PICTURE_HERE[/I]
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_FOURTH_IMAGE_HERE[/img]
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_FIFTH_PICTURE_HERE[/I]
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_FIFTH_IMAGE_HERE[/img]
    
    [hr][/hr]
    
    ADDITIONAL_SUMMING-UP_COMMENTS,_THANK_TESTERS,_AND_THANKS_FOR_ANYONE_GIVING_FEEDBACK_HERE
    [/noparse]
    [jumpto=top]Back to Top[/jumpto]


    [aname=55][/aname]Code for maps with 5+ pictures:

    Code:
    [noparse]
    [CENTER][SIZE=3][B]MAP_NAME_HERE[/B][/SIZE]
    
    [I]Created by YOUR_NAME_HERE[/I][/CENTER]
    
    [B]Map Description[/B]
    DESCRIBE_YOUR_MAP_DESIGN,_LAYOUT_AND_ANYTHING_OF_INTEREST
    
    [hr][/hr]
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_FIRST_PICTURE_HERE
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_FIRST_IMAGE_HERE[/img]  
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_SECOND_PICTURE_HERE
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_SECOND_IMAGE_HERE[/img] 
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_THIRD_PICTURE_HERE
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_THIRD_IMAGE_HERE[/img]  
    
    [i]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF _FOURTH_PICTURE_HERE[/i]
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_FOURTH_IMAGE_HERE[/img] 
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_FIFTH_PICTURE_HERE[/I]
    [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_FIFTH_IMAGE_HERE[/img]  
    
    ▼ [SIZE=4][B][B]Copy and Paste for every additional picture[/B][/B][/SIZE][I][B] ▼
    
    [I]BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_FIFTH_PICTURE_HERE[/I] [img]DIRECT_LINK_TO_HOSTED_FIFTH_IMAGE_HERE[/img]
    [hr][/hr]
    
    ADDITIONAL_SUMMING-UP_COMMENTS,_THANK_TESTERS,_AND_THANKS_FOR_ANYONE_GIVING_FEEDBACK_HERE
    [/noparse]
    [jumpto=top]Back to Top[/jumpto]


    Hope you all found this easy and understandable to use!


    Special thanks to Reflex Ion, Black Theorem, and Shock Theta for helping me compile this.



    Questions? Comments? Be sure to leave posts here if you need help with anything related to using the code provided here!​
     
    #1 Spawn of Saltine, Mar 23, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2011
  2. LD

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    This, sir, is awesome. I can't imagine what our new members would do without you, they would be totally lost, running in circles screaming for help.
     
  3. Spawn of Saltine

    Spawn of Saltine Promethean
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    Thanks. It wasn't only me though. Plenty of other people helped out.
     
  4. 12qwazx

    12qwazx Legendary

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    This is a little ironic... Anyways, how do you upload a map from xbox and actually get it on your computer?
     
  5. ChronoTempest

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    Upload it to your file share on Reach, then you can go to the corresponding page on Bungie.net and copy the link from there.
     
  6. 12qwazx

    12qwazx Legendary

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    It's I good thing I have bungie pro eh?

    Also, do I need a membership on there website?
     
  7. ChronoTempest

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    I don't see why you wouldn't have linked your profile already, but it's not necessary. Just search your gamertag and you'll find your file share files on the same page.
     
  8. 12qwazx

    12qwazx Legendary

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    Ok thank you.

    [br][/br]
    Edited by merge:


    How do you take pictures?
     
    #8 12qwazx, Apr 4, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2011
  9. CottonSchwab

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    Danke

    thanks so much!!!!
     
  10. Writingrider

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    I don't get the code part.
     
  11. ChronoTempest

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    It's HTML. Just copy and paste when making a thread, then replace the appropriate text with your own links and descriptions.
     
  12. Charles Stoot

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    How do you upload videos?
     
  13. cluckinho

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    If it is a YouTube video, simply copy the video's URL into the thread and it will be embedded.

    If it is a bungie video, look in the video's URL and copy the strand of numbers. Then just copy the numbers into the thread and put it like this:

    [?bungievid]NUMBERS GO HERE[?/bungievid]

    Just remove the question marks and you'll be good to go.
     
    #13 cluckinho, Jan 21, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2012
  14. REMkings

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    You can use no parse for issues like that cluckinho ;)

    When you type [noparse][noparse][BungieVid] [/BungieVid][/noparse][/noparse] this will appear in your post:

    [noparse][BungieVid] .. [/BungieVid][/noparse]
     
  15. Sorrinrp

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    This template is usefull but I have a few questions, I am using an iPod to do everything Internet and so I cannot save images and place them into the URL spaces or into photobucket, so how do I get a URL from my pictures (on bungie) into the URL spaces in the form? Can I just use a URL from the bungie page with the picture?
     
  16. Waterfall

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    I'm on a iPod as well and while it is much harder I've figured I can use btb code with the link to the pic
    Example
    [​IMG]
    That will put the pic in but you will not be able to get pictures there for a while because of the blackout... Im not sure but I don't think they will punish you for no pictures right now I hope this helped
     
  17. cluckinho

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    Download the photobucket app, it works great.
     
  18. Sorrinrp

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    Thank you both, very much so, it helps a lot.
     
  19. caughtsword4

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    This thread is somewhat old, but I have to say thanks.
    I had no idea how to post a map before I saw this, and I was always confused by how you put a thumbnail image.
    I'll probably post a map tomorrow.
     

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