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Subject: the "Blue Thingy"
Date Posted: 2/11/2009 12:05 PM ET
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I must be the only person on the board who doesn't know how to do the 'blue thingy".  Can someone explain it to me?  Thanks.  Pat

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Date Posted: 2/11/2009 12:19 PM ET
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What blue thingy?

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 12:24 PM ET
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Pat, are you talking about posted book titles that link to the book's page?

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 1:23 PM ET
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Or maybe the header on your bookshelf page? It's sort of in a bluish box...

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 2:31 PM ET
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Not the only one, I have no clue what the blue thingy is :D

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 2:52 PM ET
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Rick - the question "What blue thingy?" below your avatar is... hilarious. LOL Blue is the default color of nearly everything on PBS. If you could be more specific, it would be super helpful.
Date Posted: 2/11/2009 3:09 PM ET
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Man + Icy Cold Water = Blue Thingy

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 3:12 PM ET
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Man + Icy Cold Water = Blue Thingy

LOL!! I choked on my water!

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Date Posted: 2/11/2009 3:20 PM ET
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Well, I'm not explaining to Pat how to do that blue thingy.

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 3:29 PM ET
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Pat if you can be more specific on the "blue thingy" I know we'd all love to help! 

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 5:14 PM ET
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Links perhaps?

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 6:56 PM ET
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Melanie, you are so twisted:P  Off to try that theory on my hubby...

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 8:14 PM ET
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Off to try that theory on my hubby... And you think I'm twisted?!?!

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 8:22 PM ET
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If it lasts more than 4 hours, seek medical attention. Oh, wait that's the little purple thing. Nevermind....

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 8:46 PM ET
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And you think I'm twisted?!?!

Lol.  Well you brought it up:P  "

And "purple thing" just made me pee, so now I'm off to buy depends...

Date Posted: 2/11/2009 10:06 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/12/2009 9:27 AM ET
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This thread is exactly why I love PBS so much, LOL!

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 9:57 AM ET
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You mean it's a day later and we still don't know what the blue thingy is?

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 10:09 AM ET
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Great thread.

I'm wondering if it is the Friend of PBS icon?

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 10:09 AM ET
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I don't know either, but I think there's a song in there somewhere...

 

My baby done left me again

Went runnin to some other man

And I'm just feelin so blue

With my thingy aimed at my shoes

 

Oh Oh... blue thingy!

 

Date Posted: 2/12/2009 10:15 AM ET
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And... you could probably dance to it. 

So that's how you do "The Blue Thingy"

 

:D

 

Date Posted: 2/15/2009 11:20 AM ET
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Ok guys, I got busy and forgot I asked about the 'blue thingy".  Cozi has it - it's the LINKS - where you can either say LINKS (in blue) or your book titles are in blue and you can click on them and go right to them.  Hope that makes sense!!!!!

This reminds me of the thread 'things you'd wished you'd said at the time and didn't" but I'll be good and play nice and go wash the brain out.  Take care.  Pat

Date Posted: 2/15/2009 11:37 AM ET
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Ah, this is what I thought you meant and not any weird ice water experiments:P  What you can do for book titles is just enter your author's name in the search bar at the top of the page, and when the list of titles comes up, you just highlight the one you want, and then copy it to your clipboard & paste it in to your posts.  You can copy titles like that anywhere on the site that they're listed like that - your reminder & wish list, your PBS shelf, etc.  Anywhere the title appears next to the little cover image & the title is blue.  If you just click on an author's name somewhere; like say, you're looking at someone's WL, and you click on an author's name instead if a title, it takes you to the lists of titles in red & green.  Those will stay the same if you copy & paste them too.  Red for books not in the system, green for the ones that are. 

Date Posted: 2/15/2009 4:25 PM ET
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Thanks.  Pat

Date Posted: 2/15/2009 4:58 PM ET
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And if you are wanting to link something not on PBS, there is a link option in the menu above the text box you type in. It is a pic of two chain links and is about the 4th sympbol from the right end of the menu. You just need to copy the page information from your browser, click on the symbol, and paste it in where it asks for a URL on the Link tab.