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End of the line for images.blogthings.com

We’ve been pretty lucky at Big Shiba because nobody here has lost their job during the current recession. But, we are having our first cutback today as we turn off an old image server http://images.blogthings.com .

We used to give out code for results on Blogthings that pointed to that server, but we’ve been using http://www.blogthingsimages.com for over a year now. We kept http://images.blogthings.com running since then so that everyone who had posted results with images from that server would have everything keep working. But, today we’re turning http://images.blogthings.com off and any images you have from old results will break.

It’s easy to fix. Go into the results you posted and change

http://images.blogthings.com

to

http://www.blogthingsimages.com

The newer server has all the images the old one did, so your result should work perfectly. You can, of course, also take the quiz again and get new code.

Post Your Quiz Results to Facebook

We’re continuing to give you more options for how to share your quiz results. Last week we brought back BBCode, and today we’re introducing automatic posting to your Facebook. On some of our quizzes, you’ll see a button that will send your result directly to Facebook. When you click, you’ll have the opportunity to edit your result and also add your own comment about the result you got. Below, I’ve added a picture of what our Facebook button looks like, another picture of what the page looks like on Facebook that lets you post the result and finally a picture of what a result will look like once you post it. In the meantime, we’ll be working to enable this on more quizzes and you can just jump right in and share as many of your results as you’d like. Enjoy!

Here's what you'll see beneath your result on quizzes that can be posted to Facebook
Here is what you will see beneath your result on quizzes that can be posted to Facebook
This is what the Facebook page will look like when you get to their site
This is what the Facebook page will look like when you get to their site
Here's a result I posted to my Facebook
Here is what a result will look like once you post it to Facebook. In my case, I am Courier New and my Facebook friends know it now.

The Return of BBCode

Starting today, we’re happy to give all of our users a new choice for posting quiz results on other web pages. We’ve always offered HTML and today we’re giving you a BBCode option. To get BBCode, take any quiz the same way you always have, but when you go to get code to post, just click on the “BBCode” tab. Here’s a picture of what to look for.

Pick the BBCode tab when you finish a quiz to get BBCode to post
Pick the BBCode tab when you finish a quiz to get BBCode to post

Enjoy the new posting choice, and keep an eye on Blogthings and this blog to see when we add more for you.