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Hidden Features & Tips and Tricks!

Postby glumcherub » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:31 pm

Chickensmoothie's Hidden Features & Tips & Tricks!

Questions (Press CTRL + F to find them!)
How do I disable displaying items on a pet?
How do I view more than 20 pets in a group?
How do I select x amount of pets quickly without selecting the whole group?
How do I check the time on Chickensmoothie?
How do I view what pets are in the pound?
How do I disable PM's/Change who can send me PM's?
How do I disable word censoring/get rid of changed words for April Fool's?
How do I make a pet use grayscale coloring?
How do I move something to a different Oekaki board myself?
How do I get a link to my post?
How do I use attachments on more than one post?
How do I view the first unread posts on a topic?
How do I jump to the top of the page?
How do I bump my topic?
How do I jump to a certain page?

Tips (Press CTRL + F to find them!)
How do I make it so people don't think I'm the one quitting/giving pets away?
How do I change the quote name?
How do I make it so that my columns of text aren't aligned weirdly?
How do I make it so that my text is transparent?
My mouse tends to double click on accident. How do I avoid sending multiple trades/posts/etc?
How do I retrieve coding from a locked topic?
How do I color a link?
How do I find rare+ pets in the pound?

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Q: How do I disable displaying items on a pet?
A: All you have to do is add '&noitems=1' before .jpg.
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[img]http://www.chickensmoothie.com/pet/21199953&trans=1&noitems=1.jpg[/img]


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Q: How do I view more than 20 pets in a group?
A: After the group ID, add 'pageSize=#', where # is the amount of pets you want to see. REMEMBER - it's case sensitive!
It also works when viewing someone's dress ups!
This group has more than 20 pets.
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http://www.chickensmoothie.com/accounts/viewgroup.php?groupid=4648824&userid=260165

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http://www.chickensmoothie.com/accounts/viewgroup.php?groupid=4648824&pageSize=100&userid=260165

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This also works in the archives, in the store, and on wishlists. NOTE: For wishlists you MUST use ? instead of &!
Using this trick can also help you display one pet, litter, or category at a time.

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Q: How do I select x amount of pets quickly without selecting the whole group?
A: Click on the first pet's check mark, and then hold SHIFT and click on the next. It will automatically select everything in between!

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Q: How do I check the time on Chickensmoothie?
A: Click this link!
Pets for a new month update at 00:00:00!

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Q: How do I view what pets are in the pound?
A: There's three ways that I know. Go to the pound, click the donate button, and instead of donating click the pound's name, where it says 'Things you want from Pound', then view pet collection. Then you can also add the pound as a friend to make it easier.
Or, simply click this link!

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Q: How do I disable PM's/Change who can send me PM's?
A: There are two ways!
My account > Board preferences > Allow users to send you private messages (yes/no). It's the third option.
My account > Friends & Foes > PM filtering (everybody/except foes/only friends & staff/only staff). It's at the bottom.

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Q: How do I disable word censoring/get rid of changed words for April Fool's?
A: Go into settings, board preferences, and choose "no" on enable word censoring, shown here!

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Q: How do I make a pet use grayscale coloring?
A: Just add &gs to the end of the url, like shown:
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http://static.chickensmoothie.com/pic.php?k=DB648584C50D13DBF026B7E7A87A0768&bg=eeeeee

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http://static.chickensmoothie.com/pic.php?k=DB648584C50D13DBF026B7E7A87A0768&bg=eeeeee&gs

As of right now, it seems to only work for non-archive generic pets. It also doesn't affect the background color.

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Q: How do I move something to a different Oekaki board myself?
A: Click "color me in". Choose save, but choose that you'll finish it later. Then go to a different board, load up your drawing, and post it! It's the best choice, that is, if you can delete your old image that's in the wrong board.

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Q: How do I get a link to my post?
A: There are two ways!
1. Right click the name of the post and copy the link. The main downside with this is that if the target post is moved, the link will break. This method is the preferred one if you're compiling a ToC for your post since it jumps to that post rather than loads that post, if that makes sense.
2. Underneath the post's title there will be "by username » date", and beside that will be a little paper icon. Copying that link will jump to that post anywhere on CS and load that post, so it won't break if the post is moved.

(I hope I've written this correctly.)
Submitted by nickjr, more in depth guide here.


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Q: How do I use attachments on more than one post?
A: The simplest and least space-consuming method is by uploading the attachment to your post and placing it inline using the following code:
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[attachment=0]attachment_name[/attachment]

Copy the image of said attachment using right-click and copy image location, and put it in img brackets like any other image. The attachment must be uploaded and posted before this method can be used if I guess correctly.


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Q: How do I view the first unread posts on a topic?
A: There are two ways to do this. When viewing "My posts", you can click the red paper icon beside a topic title. You can also click the "First unread post" link at the top of a thread!
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Q: How do I jump to the top of the page?
A: At the bottom right of the post, there will be a small arrow - if you click it it'll jump to the top of the page.
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Q: How do I bump my topic?
A: At the way bottom, where you find the "Subscribe topic", and "Bookmark topic" buttons, there's a little button called "Bump topic". I believe the time period for this is 15-30 minutes (correct me if I'm wrong) and you can only bump once before you have to post again to bump.
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Q: How do I jump to a certain page?
A: Simply click/tap on the "Page # or #" like shown, and type in the page number you wish to jump to!
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Tips

Postby glumcherub » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:44 pm

What about the tips?

Q: How do I make it so people don't think I'm the one quitting/giving pets away?

A: Remove the subject of your post, if you're posting on a thread where someone's quitting or giving pets.

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Q: How do I change the quote name?
A:
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[quote="Quote name here"][/quote]

Or leave blank if you want no name on the quote!
You can only have 3 quotes within each other.
You can even format the name of a quote!
Test Quote wrote:Like so!

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[quote="[color=#BF0000][i]Test Quote[/i][/color]"]Like so![/quote]


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Q: How do I make it so that my columns of text aren't aligned weirdly?


My columns
are so
messed up!


A: If you're having problems with your columns looking like this, then you're probably doing left, center, then right. Instead, try doing left, right, center:
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[left]Look,[/left][right]fixed![/right][center]it's[/center]

And your columns should look like this:


Look,
fixed!
it's

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Q: How do I make it so that my text is transparent?

A: When making colored text, replace the hex code or color name with transparent, like so:
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[color=transparent]Highlight to read![/color]

And now: Highlight to read!

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Q: My mouse tends to double click on accident. How do I avoid sending multiple trades/posts/etc?

A: When you're done typing your post/trade message, press the Tab key once and hit Enter. If you're making a post via the Full Editor (Not Quick Reply), or if you're PM'ing someone, you'll need to press Tab twice. If you're sending a trade without a message, you should at least click inside the message box before pressing Tab.

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Q: How do I retrieve coding from a locked topic?
A: Click the "PM" button located underneath the poster's avatar, from the post that you want to retrieve the coding from.

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Q: How do I color a link?
A: You have to add the color tags in between the URL tags, like so:
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[url=http://www.chickensmoothie.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2743347][color=#FF0000]Link[/color][/url]

And it will come out like this!
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Q: How do I find rare+ pets in the pound?
A:
Fantasyunicorn wrote:I have a little trick for finding rare+ pets in the pound. I've known this for a while, but didn't think to share it until now.

1. Go to any of your pet groups
2. Click "Change pet display settings"
3. Check both boxes if you haven't already
4. Go here
5. Press Ctrl + F
6. Type "rare" into the search box that pops up

Way faster than going through all the pets yourself to find rares.
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Re: The Hidden Features List

Postby Scarlet Janefox » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:31 am

This is very helpful :thumbup: I didn't know about the items feature or the multi-select feature until now. That's two new things I discovered about CS today. :3

I'm not sure if this counts as a "hidden feature", but a few months ago I learned that you can remove the post subject when bumping an adoption center/quitting thread and it will decrease the chances of being mistaken for the one giving out free pets.
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Re: The Hidden Features List

Postby glumcherub » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:41 am

#iCarly4Life<3 wrote:This is very helpful :thumbup: I didn't know about the items feature or the multi-select feature until now. That's two new things I discovered about CS today. :3

I'm not sure if this counts as a "hidden feature", but a few months ago I learned that you can remove the post subject when bumping an adoption center/quitting thread and it will decrease the chances of being mistaken for the one giving out free pets.

That can be included in a tips and tricks section :) thanks for your input!
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Re: The Hidden Features List

Postby Seasonal » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:55 am

This seems like a great idea, thanks for posting! :3
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Re: The Hidden Features List

Postby glumcherub » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:21 am

Seasonal <3 wrote:This seems like a great idea, thanks for posting! :3

Thank you! I thought this would be immediately locked as I posted it or something ^^;
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Re: The Hidden Features List

Postby Sety » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:43 am

I think this is a great idea for a thread! What about adding the CS clock? I'm not sure if it is a hidden feature, per se, but a lot of people don't know that you can check here to see what time it is on CS, so they don't know when pets change or when events start, etc. The clock also doesn't change on days like daylight savings and is the same throughout the timezones, so the pets always change at 00:00:00

Here's the url if you'd like to add it -
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http://www.chickensmoothie.com/time.php#
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Re: The Hidden Features List

Postby glumcherub » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:46 am

Jean wrote:I think this is a great idea for a thread! What about adding the CS clock? I'm not sure if it is a hidden feature, per se, but a lot of people don't know that you can check here to see what time it is on CS, so they don't know when pets change or when events start, etc. The clock also doesn't change on days like daylight savings and is the same throughout the timezones, so the pets always change at 00:00:00

Here's the url if you'd like to add it -
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http://www.chickensmoothie.com/time.php#

Awesome. I didn't even know about that. I'll add it in. :thumbup:
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Re: The Hidden Features List

Postby Soratha » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:57 am

Fyrefli wrote:
>How do I view more than 20 pets in a group?
After the group ID, add 'pageSize=#', where # is the amount of pets you want to see. REMEMBER - it's case sensitive!
This group has 77 pets.
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http://www.chickensmoothie.com/accounts/viewgroup.php?groupid=1623592&userid=260165

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You can do this several places other than pet groups.
It works in the archives
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http://www.chickensmoothie.com/archive/2014/Halloween/
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http://www.chickensmoothie.com/archive/2014/Halloween/&pageSize=24


and on wishlists. It's slightly different for wishlists though, as you need to use ? instead of &
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http://www.chickensmoothie.com/archive/wishlist/388505
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http://www.chickensmoothie.com/archive/wishlist/388505?pageSize=94


It also works in the store
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http://www.chickensmoothie.com/store/category.php?id=11
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http://www.chickensmoothie.com/store/category.php?id=11&pageSize=24

You can also display one pet/litter/category at a time doing this. It doesn't work on the forums, however. I've tried lol


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Re: The Hidden Features List

Postby emblossomopossum » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:26 am

This is awesome! cool idea. c:
If I ever find anything else, I'll definitely share it here.
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