Thanks for the console stuff, guys!
Reka ninja'd me with the attachment stuff, see below for further explanation.
BlitzGirl wrote:Megan's on the other side with her pet robot, refusing to look at them. But the rover may be getting blackmail footage.
I love this garden. Also the Megan on stilts is clearly up there to deal with the preposterously tall beehive situation. It looks dangerous. Being stung on stilts has to be no fun at all.
Ha! Thanks! It's one of my favorites.
I think someone salted the ground
Don't worry too much, gardens tend to start out slow. It looks like you have a couple of objects in it now. You just have to wait for it a bit!
ggh wrote: Do these lights look like yours, BlitzGirl? Did you have to wait for it long?
The two on the right definitely look like mine did. There was a bit of waiting involved. It also might depend on the garden. Just like with the flying birds, some seem more prone to flower blooms than others. Phallus Garden has probably a dozen bloomless stems, and has had them for ages. I don't know if it will ever grow flowers. It does manage tulips, though.
lmjb1964 wrote:Things are quite peaceful in my FF garden, which is now Beehive, Bunnies, Birds and Babes, aka Fun with Topiary!
Looking good! I like all the different tree shapes.
lmjb1964 wrote:Ponytail Girl seems to be gazing into the birdbath. Maybe it's some sort of oracle.
Maybe she's thirsty, like my flying Megan who seems to be drinking from the birdbath on the tree:
jewish_scientist wrote:P.S. How to I include a picture of my garden in my posts and why does everyone have a second picture of their garden in a spoiler?
When you see posts with two "pictures", one of them is the image and one of them is the attachment module. The attachment module has to exist whenever you upload an image, but it isn't quotable and is bound to the post it comes from. If you quote a post with the image and the redundant attachment, the image looks like (img)http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=11111(/img) and the attachment module looks like (attachment=0)PictureName.png(/attachment), but with the square brackets instead of parentheses.
Now, to upload a picture or attachment
, down below your reply box there's an Options/Attachments box. Click on "Attachments" then the "Add files" buttons. A box will pop up allowing you to browse your computer and select the file. It will take a second to load. After the attachment has loaded, you have a couple of choices.
- Doing absolutely nothing will have it show up at the end of your post in a separate ATTACHMENTS section like in this post by JonnyS. This is completely unquoteable but it serves most purposes.
- Clicking the button "Place inline" will put an attachment module in your post that looks like (attachment=0)PictureName.png(/attachment). This has the advantage of being placed wherever you want it, unlike the ATTACHMENTS section. However, the module itself, when quoted, will not display the image. You will only see the file name of the image, like PictureName.png. The final post will look like this one by ggh.
- Both of the above are just fine for file attaching. If you want to get fancy with it, though, you can put the actual image in your post instead of just the attachment module. The first step is to use "Place inline" to get a module. This must exist on your post for the actual image to exist. Since this faulty module will be redundant at the end, it's nice to put it in a spoiler tag so you don't see the picture twice.
- Next step: Preview your post. Open your spoiler and right-click on your attached image. If your image is already full-sized, click "Copy Image URL." (Or "image address" in some browsers.) If your image is not full-sized yet, click "Open link in new tab" and copy the image url from there. (If you would prefer the small sized image in the module, it is okay to copy the URL directly from the smaller attachment, as lmjb did in this post.)
- Now that you have the URL of your new picture, paste it into your post. Then put Img tags around it, so it looks like (img)http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=11111(/img) but with square brackets. Voila! There's your actual image. It is quotable by other posters and everything.
I know that's a sea of explanation* right there, but hopefully it's helpful and explains the redundant spoiler-images.
Side note: Users with less than five posts are generally not allowed links (though sometimes moderators will let them through if they're feeling benevolent). So linking to the actual image probably won't work for you until you've reached five posts.
*This practice developed in the Time thread (OTT), for another, probably more obscure explanation see the wiki.