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Late Nite FDL: Nuts and Bolts (A User’s Guide to FDL)


Given the riotous success of last night’s invitation to de-lurk (so many comments we blew out the server!), I thought I would kind of continue on that theme tonight.  Something some of you were asking for last night was a user’s guide to FDL.  We do have a lot of features these days, from the Spotlight Project to that herd of brightly colored icons at the bottom of each post that I have to confess that I don’t entirely understand, to basic questions like how to post a link.

So, tonight in the Comments section, I or some other helpful individual will endeavor to answer any questions you may have from, "How do I Spotlight a post to the New York Times?" to "What’s an EPU?" to "What is the difference between TRex and trexing?" to "Where did I leave my keys yesterday?"

While we may not be able to answer all your questions about Life, The Universe and Everything (42!!), we’ll tell you whatever we do know and hopefully point you on your way to the right answer.  Also, any of you who lurkers who never got a chance to speak up before the stampede knocked out the comments section last night, this is a second chance to add your voice to the Big Discussion.

In the event that this thread starts to look overloaded, I will open up a special Late Late Nite Bonus Thread to catch the spill-over.  If your question doesn’t get picked up and answered right away, please don’t take it personally.  Just wait a few minutes and try again.  If this thread is anything like last night’s, it’s going to move very fast.  Some initial postings may get overlooked in all the hustle and bustle.

Once again, thank you all for joining us here at the Late Nite Lake!  It’s you guys who make all of the great work we do possible.  Thank you for your support!! 

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TRex is a 60-million-year-old theropod who enjoys terrorizing trailer parks, stomping his enemies, and eating things that get in his way or annoy him. He is single and looking for a new boyfriend. He's 60 feet tall, green, with delicate forelimbs, large, sharp teeth, and a lengthy tail. Turn-ons include political activism, bashing conservatives, and volcanoes. Turn-offs are vegetarians, right-wing blogs, and killer asteroids.