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Yehoodi Frequently Asked Questions

About Yehoodi

» Who's Yehoodi?

Yehoodi is a community of folks from around the world that are passionate about lindy hop, swing dancing and swing jazz. We welcome anyone who wants to learn more about this artform and to hang out with others in the lindy hop community. Back to top

» Who Runs Yehoodi?

Currently Yehoodi has six "Yehoodistrators" who do most of the heavy lifting and decision-making about the site and our other activities. The Yehoodistrators are:

FrankyboyFrank Dellario
SpudsManu Smith
EffervescentNeal Blangiardo
lilieblueHeather Flock
rikomaticRik Panganiban

We also have a number of awesome volunteers and staff who help us produce our podcasts, radio show, Frim Fram dance and other special projects. Back to top

» What's new in Yehoodi 3.1?

On January 2010, we launched Yehoodi 3.0 -- a bold leap forward in swing website technology. Yehoodi 3.0 enhanced all of the community aspects of the site, making it easier for everyone to post, rate, bookmark, and talk about the swing stuff that we all care about. Yehoodi 3.1 takes that one step further with a dramatic new color scheme and design, several new social media and social network functions, and other enhancements that we think you will like, including:

  • A revamped home page: Get a quick snapshot of what's happening all over the site, check out featured topics, and see who's online right now
  • A better Discussion area: We've redone the look of the browse section, so you can easily see who's talking about what
  • A Badass Text Editor: Writing new posts and comments on the site never was easier or more powerful, allowing you to add HTML code, images, videos and music directly into your comment!
  • Share with Your Networks: Put your location in your account settings, and we will show you swing events within a set distance from you (i.e. all upcoming events within a 30 minute drive from Boston, MA)

Read the rest of the FAQ for more about what's new here! Back to top

About Registration

» Why should I register?

Lots of stuff on Yehoodi is available to you whether or not you register on our site. You can read our listings, discussion and events, search for things, and access our various media offerings. But it's so much cooler to register for a number of reasons:

  • Participate in our lively, silly and sometimes heated conversations
  • Have Yehoodi show you swing events that are near you
  • Bookmark your favorite stuff on our site so you can get to it later
  • Exchange private messages with other Yehoodites!
  • Access to the "All Time" link on the discussion page to view ALL discussion topics dating back to the day Yehoodi.com started!

We take your privacy seriously. We will not sell or give away your data to others without your explicit permission. So go ahead, click that register button! Back to top

» Why Do I Get Logged Off Automatically?

If you do not click the "Log me in automatically" box when you login, the site will only keep you logged in for a preset time. This prevents misuse of your account by anyone else. To stay logged in check the box during login, this is not recommended if you access the site from a shared computer, e.g. library, internet cafe, university cluster, etc. Back to top

» Dammit, I lost my password!

Don't panic! If you forgot your password, there is a simple process to have it reset. Back to top

» I registered but cannot login!

Firstly, check your are entering the correct username and password.

When you register, you will be sent an email with instructions on how to fully activate your account on Yehoodi. One reason activation is used is to reduce the possibility of rouge users and spammers abusing the site anonymously. If you are sure the email address you used is valid then contact us at support@yehoodi.com. Back to top

» I registered in the past but cannot login any more?!

The most likely reasons for this are: you entered an incorrect username or password (check the email you were sent when you first registered), or the Yehoodistrator has deleted your account for some reason. If it is the later case then perhaps you did not post anything? It is usual for sites to periodically remove users who have not posted anything, so as to reduce the size of the database. Try registering again. Back to top

Help!

» Where do I get more help?

We have a Support Forum where you can ask us questions and find answers to various technical issues that others have encountered.

» Something is not working right? How do I report it?

If there's something wrong with a post, you can send us a report by clicking on the little shield icon Shield icon to the right of the title. This sends an email to the moderators to check it out and see what's up.

You can also post it to the Support Forum, which we check frequently, or email us at support@yehoodi.com. Back to top

Adding a Post on Yehoodi

» How to Add a New Topic

Posting to the site is easy-peasy (except for events, which have a few more steps. See below.)

  • Click on the Add a Topic button (you need to be logged in to do this!)
  • Click on one of the Topics
  • Choose a category
  • Title: Give your post a title . The site will see if there are already posts that are similar to your Title. You can click them to see if your item was already submitted.
  • Enter Your Message: Type whatever you want here. You can use the style buttons to make your text look prettier, include an image, a web link, a video or an audio file. See the Markdown FAQ for more details on how to use these tools.
  • Email Me: Click this box if you want to receive an email when people reply to this post.
  • Save Draft: If you aren't ready to make this public, you can save it as a draft. All of your drafts are in your Account Summary (http://yehoodi.com/account/summary/drafts)
  • Preview: At the bottom of the page, you can see a preview of what your post will look like when it's published.
  • Post: If you think everything is ok, click on "Post" and it is immediately public for anyone to see.

If you get something wrong, or want to change the info, no sweat! You can just find your topic using Browse or Search and then click on the pencil icon Pencil icon to edit any of the information. Back to top

» How to Add a Swing Event

Yehoodi is a great vehicle for getting other dancers interested in your event. You can enter in the information about an event that either you are directly involved in or have detailed knowledge about. Here's how:

  • Click on the Add a Topic tab (you need to be logged in to do this!)
  • Click on the "event" topic
  • Choose the right category for your event
  • Enter the title of your event
  • Enter Your Message: Type here the basic information about the event, i.e. the dates, where it takes place, who is involved, how much it costs, etc.
  • URL: If the event has a website, enter the URL
  • Start Date: When does the event take place?
  • How Many Days: Currently Yehoodi only supports events up to one week in duration
  • Enter a Location: Type in the main address for the event, including road, city, state and country. Then click "Mark a Location." Google will attempt to find this address and mark it.
    Note: At this time, we are only accepting event entries that have fairly precise location address information (i.e. not just city and state.)
  • Post: If you think everything is ok, click on "Post" and you are done!

If you get something wrong, or want to change the info, no sweat! You can just find your event listing using Browse or Search and then click on the pencil icon Pencil icon to edit any of the information. Back to top

Sharing Yehoodi with Your Networks

We know that you are up in all those fancy social networks on the interwebs. So we wanted to make it easy for you to share what you find on Yehoodi with your followers and friends. On any post, you can see to the right Twitter "Tweet" and Facebook "Share" buttons. Here's how they work:

  • Tweet: If you have an account on the micro-blogging site Twitter.com, you can tweet out any post or event on Yehoodi. Just click on the "tweet" button to the right of any post. The first time you do it, you may be prompted to enter your Twitter account name and password. You can see how many people have tweeted out a particular post with the number counter next to the Tweet button.
  • Facebook Share: Clicking on the Facebook "share" button allows you to share on your wall any post or event on Yehoodi. The first time you click this button, you may be asked to put in your Facebook account name and password.

Your Account / Profile / Avatar

You can change all of the public and private information about you on the "Your Account" link at the top right of every page. There are four sections in "Your Account":

» Your Account Summary

This is a summary view of your activity, actions and relationships on the site. From this section, you can see all of the Topics you have submitted, saved drafts, comments, email notifications and users that you are ignoring. Back to top

» Update Your Details

In this section, you can edit the public info that the site displays about you. This includes the following:

  • First and Last Name
  • Password : be careful and choose one you can remember!
  • Hometown : This can be any place, fanciful or real. It doesn't effect anything on the site.
  • Website : Your personal blog, business site, facebook profile, whatever.
  • Birthdate : Useful if you want others to wish you happy birthday!
  • Gender / Occupation / Interests
  • Signature : Currently the following HTML code tags work in signatures: <a>, <b>, <strong>, <em> and <i>. At this time, we do not support images in your signature.
  • Bio: This is your public bio that you want others to see about your. The same HTML rules apply here as in signatures.

Click on the "See public profile" link to see what your public page looks like to others. Back to top

» Avatar

You can upload an image to represent you on the site, called your avatar. It must be within 80x80 pixels and in a jpeg, gif or PNG format. Back to top

» Site Settings

This section changes how the site interacts with you.

  • Email Notification: Click this box if you want to get an email anytime someone sends you a direct message on Yehoodi and if you want all posts that you submit to default to "email notification" for any changes.
  • Remove Dirty Word Filter: If you like seeing all the foul language, click this box. Note that circumventing the dirty word filter is still a discouraged practice our site.
  • Make me invisible: Won't show your online status on the home page, profile, comments or anywhere to other users (you will appear offline).
  • Location: This is important! If you want Yehoodi to show you which events are near you, you need to choose a specific location here. It can be just a City and State, or it can be your exact address. Then when you go to Discussions, you can choose to just view events near you!
  • Unit: Choose Miles or Kilometers.
  • Distance: Choose the one that best matches your travel restrictions. You can of course still see events beyond this range, but they won't be "local."

Be sure and click "save settings" when you are done! Back to top

Discussion

The Discussion view is your primary area for checking out stuff on the site.

» You can see the five main Topic areas on the top tabs:
  • Featured: News, Announcements, and Media posted by the Yehoodi Staff
  • Lindy: News and views about swing dancing and swing music here
  • Biz: Post links and info about Websites, Businesses, Dance Instructors and Studios and Other Swing Biz here
  • The Lounge: Where we talk about non-swing stuff, from Politics, the Welcome Wagon for newcomers, and the Site Support section. Everything goes into the Kitchen Sink.
  • Events: What's happening and where
» There are two ways you can look at topics in the Discussion view: Collapsed and Normal.
  • Collapsed shows you just the basic information about each post and is easier to scan.
  • Normal gives you more information about each post, but takes up more screen space.
» You can customize the view of the Discussions topics chronologically:
  • Last Visit: Shows you all the new posts that have been entered since you last logged into Yehoodi
  • 7 Days: What's been happening over the week
  • 30 Days: What's been happening over the past month
  • 90 Days: What's been happening over the past 3 months
  • All Time: Only available to registered users. All posts going back to the prehistoric era (i.e. 1999)
» You can also customize the sort order of the Discussions topics in several useful ways:
Activity Sorts the category by how active the topic is, from most recently posted or commented and further and further back in time.
Newly added topics with no comments will be displayed as so:
Topic
Topics with comments will be highlighted with an orange balloon:
Topic with comments
Topics with new posts since your last visit will be highlighted with a red balloon (logged in users only):
Topic with new comments
Topic Added Sorts the category by the date and time that each topic was added, from most recently posted and then further back in time.
Topics with no comments will be displayed as so:
Topic
Topics with comments will be highlighted with an orange balloon:
Topic with comments
Topics with new posts since your last visit will be highlighted with a red balloon (logged in users only):
Topic with new comments
Comments Sorts the category by the number of comments the topics have received, from most to least. See what has been talked about the most!
Topics with no comments will be displayed as so:
Topic
Topics with comments will be highlighted with an orange balloon:
Topic with comments
Topics with new posts since your last visit will be highlighted with a red balloon (logged in users only):
Topic with new comments
Views Sorts the category by the number of views from most to least.
Topics with no views will be displayed as so:
Topic
Topics with views will be highlighted with an orange eyeball:
Topic with views
Votes Sorts the category by how many votes the topics have received from most to least.
Topics with no votes will be displayed as so:
Topic
Topics with votes will be highlighted with an orange thumb:
Topic with votes
» Events have a few more view options that are relevant to calendar items:
  • Anywhere: shows you swing events anywhere in the world
  • Local: shows only local swing events (Note: you have to have set your location in your Account settings.)
» There are four possible tiny icons besides each post in the Browse view that all do different things (Logged in users only):
Star iconAdd to BookmarksClicking the star adds that topic to your Bookmarks, a place you can save away any topics that you want to get to later.
You can find your bookmarks on the discussion tabs.
Eyeball iconEmail MeClicking the bell tells Yehoodi that you want to get an email anytime someone replies to that topic.
Thumb iconVoteIf you like a particular topic, you can give it a thumbs up.
Shield iconTell the ModeratorsIf there is something weird going on in the topic, or someone is starting some trouble, or you just want us to take a look, click on the shield.

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Each post on Yehoodi has a lot of information that might be new to you.

» Related Content

Yehoodi now searches through the database to show you related posts that might be relevant to the topic you are looking at. Good for oldbies who think "Hey didn't somebody post something about this back in 2001?" Back to top

» Balloon icon Add Your Comment

Click this to participate in the conversation! Back to top

» Balloon icon "Respond" to a comment

This is our super-cool way of quoting someone else in the conversation. Click it and your new comment has a link back to the original comment you are replying about. Try it out! Back to top

Calendar

» So how does this calendar thing work?

It's pretty simple. The basic navigation controls allow you to move forward, back and jump to "today" on the calendar. The Month view is for the entire month while the week view is a week-by-week glance. Some users like the week view since it limits the clutter of a full month.

The different event types are coded in different colors. You can also limit the view to a single event type by clicking on the event type name in the control bar.

If you move your mouse over any event, a tooltip will pop up with a little more detail about the event, including its full name, location, dates, event type, number of comments, votes and views.

Clicking the event will take you to its details / comment thread. There is a "Back to Calendar" link that will get you back to where you left off on the calendar. Back to top

» Great. Now how do I find events for my trip to New York, NY? I live in Miami, FL.

Easy. Click the "Events by Location" tab. Then enter "New York, NY" (or wherever you want to search) into the location text box and click "Show". The calendar will then fetch the events (within a 300 miles / 482 kilometers) of New York, NY. This search is stored in a cookie so you can return to it later. Back to top

» Do I have to be logged in to get events?

No. Anyone can search for events, whether they are logged in or not. If you do have an account, you have the convenience of being able to set your "home location." But you can always search for any location you like. Back to top

» What is the difference between "Events Anywhere" and "Events by Location"?

Think of "Events Anywhere" as your national swing calendar. All swing exchanges, swing camp / workshops, and competition / workshops are listed here.

"Events by Location" contains the above, plus local "Swing Dances" and "Performance & Special Event" types. This is where the local schools, dances, shows, etc. can post their events that other users can easily search for. Back to top

» I want to submit an event that isn't exactly a venue for dancing, but it is totally swing related (i.e. a jazz night at a small club, a swing dance related theater based show). Can I submit that?

Yes. The category "Performance & Special Event" is created for that purpose. Back to top

» Why are the event types "Swing Dance" and "Performance & Special Events" only available on the "Events By Location" tab? Why can't I see it on the "Events Anywhere" tab?

"Swing Dance" and "Performance & Special Events" are considered local events in our system so the calendar doesn't get overcrowded. Imagine one "Swing Dance" listed in every state in the US on every Thursday night. To include these on the "Anywhere" calender listings would create fifty events every week on the Thursday, never mind the fact that this data is not very helpful in the end (unless you own a teleportation device).

This makes it very easy for someone to search for local swing dances based on the city and state where they live or will be visiting. Back to top

» I entered my event as a Camp / Workshop but someone changed it to a Swing Dance. What gives?

This is usually because a Yehoodi moderator moved it to a more appropriate category.

For example, if you are running a recurring dance/class, you should use the category "Swing Dance" as this will get your event on the local calendars of that area. "Camp / Workshop", "Exchange" and "Comp / Workshop" are for non-recurring (not weekly) events that have more of a national scope (i.e. Camp Jitterbug, Swing Out New Hampshire and Herrang Dance Camp). Back to top

Bookmarks

Bookmarks are a neat tool so that you can save topics and events that you are interested in so you can easily find them later. From the Discussion view (collapsed or normal) you can click the little star to the right of the title and it will add this topic to your Bookmarks. To remove a bookmark, just click the star again. To see all of your bookmarks, just click the "Bookmarks" tab under Discussion. Back to top

We have totally revamped the Search tool on the site. Just type the text of what you are looking for in the search bar and hit enter. The results are broken down into Topics, Comments, Events, and Users so you can get to what you are searching for quicker.

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Yehoodi Talk Show

» Whatís the Yehoodi Talk Show all about?

Yehoodi broadcasts a (sorta) bi-weekly online talk show hosted by Manu "Spuds" Smith and Rik "Rikomatic" Panganiban. We have interviews with special guests, talk about recent news in the world of swing, update listeners on the coolest events coming up in the calendar, and mostly just goof around. We try and put up the show around the 1st and 15th of every month. Back to top

» How do I listen to the show?

You can listen to the show by simply downloading the mp3 files on the talk show page or watch the video version of the show on the video show page. You can subscribe to it using your Podcast reader (iTunes, Juice, iPodderX, etc.).

If you have iTunes, you can also click here.

Or you can search for "Yehoodi" on the iTunes Podcast directory to find us!
For those who do things manually, just enter the following URL:
http://www.yehoodi.com/rss/yehooditalkshow.xml or
http://www.yehoodi.com/rss/yehoodivideo.xml Back to top

» Hey, itís the first of the month, and there isnít a new show!

We did say "sorta". Back to top

» Are you guys in New York or San Francisco?

Both. Rik records from New York and Spuds records from San Francisco. The show is then edited together to make them sound like they are in the same room. Magic! Back to top

Hey Mister Jesse Podcast

» What's Hey Mister Jesse all about?

Hey Mister Jesse is a monthly audio show created by Jesse Miner and produced by Yehoodi.com. The show features and showcases swinging jazz and blues. The music is the star of this show. Jesse Miner is an accomplished international swing DJ and his passion for the music is echoed in the show. The show features interviews with swing and jazz musicians, music advice for the begining to the advanced swing dancer and tons of music resources. Back to top

» How do I listen to the show?

You can listen to the show by simply using the show player on the Hey Mister Jesse page, downloading the mp3 files, or you can subscribe to it using your Podcast reader (iTunes, Juice, iPodderX, etc.).

If you have iTunes, you can also click here.

Or you can search for "Hey Mister Jesse" on the iTunes Podcast directory to find the show! For those who do things manually, just enter the following URL: http://www.yehoodi.com/rss/heymisterjesse.xml Back to top

» Where is the show recorded?

Jesse and his co-host, Spuds record the show from the Yehoodi loft in San Francisco, CA. Back to top

Yehoodi Radio

» What is Yehoodi Radio?

Yehoodi Radio is an online radio station run by Lindy Hoppers for the Lindy Hop community. We stream swinging music to the masses, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For the weekly schedule, check out the Yehoodi Radio page. Back to top

» How does it work?

We use the magic of the internet to bring you swinging music! Technically speaking, Yehoodi Radio is hosted by live365.com, a website dedicated to broadcasting internet radio stations. We upload mp3s to their server and organize them in playlists, and the music is then streamed across the internet to you. For further information, visit our live365 site. Back to top

» How do I tune in?

You can choose from two methods of listening to the radio show:

  1. Use a web-based player
    This is a simple method of accessing the show. You don't need any existing software on your computer. Also, an advantage of using the web-based player is that individual song information is displayed. If this is your first time using the web-based player, a setup program will help you configure your system.
  2. Use an existing audio program
    You can listen to Yehoodi Radio using one of the following programs capable of playing streaming audio:

Click here to get to the help page at live365. Back to top

» How do you pick the music?

Yehoodi Radio Producer Jesse Miner and Manu Smith put together an ever-growing pool of familiar and fantastic music for our shows. From that massive collection, we create playlists. On Thursdays, we feature music selection by a guest DJ. We also feature other shows in the schedule. Back to top

» Can I add Yehoodi Radio to iTunes?

Yes. Instructions for this are on Live365. Back to top

» How can I request music to be played?

Send your requests to radio@yehoodi.com. Back to top

» How can I be a Guest DJ?

We are always looking for people in the Lindy Hop community who are passionate about swinging music and want to share their favorites with the Yehoodi audience. Contact us with your ideas at radio@yehoodi.com. Back to top

Markdown Code

» What is Markdown?

Markdown is a method for anyone to add styling and formatting to their posts and comments on Yehoodi. BBCode is NO LONGER SUPPORTED on Yehoodi.com. Yehoodi has helpful buttons that automate the Markdown process, or you can type them by hand if you like. Back to top

» Code and Preformatted Text

Indent four spaces to create an escaped <pre><code> block:

printf("goodbye world!");  /* his suicide note
                                  was in C */

The text will be wrapped in tags, and displayed in a monospaced font. The first four spaces will be stripped off, but all other whitespace will be preserved.

Markdown and HTML is ignored within a code block:

<blink>You would hate this if it weren't wrapped in a code block.</blink>
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» Code Spans

Use backticks to create an inline <code> span:

Press the `<Tab>` key, then type a `$`.

(The backtick key is in the upper left corner of most keyboards.)

Like code blocks, code spans will be displayed in a monospaced font. Markdown and HTML will not work within them. Note that, unlike code blocks, code spans require you to manually escape any HTML within! Back to top

» Linebreaks

End a line with two spaces to add a <br />; linebreak:

How do I love thee?(space)(space)
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» Italics and Bold

*This is italicized*.
**This is bold**.
Use ***italics and bold together***. Back to top

» Basic Links

There are three ways to write links. Each is easier to read than the last:

Here's an inline link to [Google](http://www.google.com/).
Here's a reference-style link to [Google][1].
Here's a very readable link to [Yahoo!][yahoo].

[1]: http://www.google.com/
[yahoo]: http://www.yahoo.com/

The link definitions can appear anywhere in the document -- before or after the place where you use them.
The link definition names [1] and [yahoo] can be any unique string, and are case-insensitive; [yahoo] is the same as [YAHOO]. Back to top

» Advanced Links

Links can have a title attribute, which will show up on hover. Title attributes are helpful if the link itself is not descriptive enough to tell users where they're going.

Here's a [poorly-named link](http://www.google.com/ "Google"). Never write "[click here][^2]". Visit [us][web].

[^2]: http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/noClickHere
(Advice against the phrase "click here")
[web]: http://www.yehoodi.com/ "Yehoodi Website"

You can also use standard HTML hyperlink syntax.

<a href="http://example.com" title="example">example</a>
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» Bare URLs

Force URLs by enclosing them in angle brackets:

Have you seen <http://example.com>?

All URLs must be fully qualified path names. We do not support relative paths. Back to top

» Headers

Underline text to make the two <h1> <h2> top-level headers:

Header 1
========

Header 2
--------

The number of = or - signs doesn't matter; one will work. But using enough to underline the text makes your titles look better in plain text.

Use hash marks for several levels of headers:

# Header 1 #
## Header 2 ##
### Header 3 ###

The closing # characters are optional. Back to top

» Horizontal Rules

Insert a horizontal rule <hr/> by putting three or more hyphens, asterisks, or underscores on a line by themselves:

Rule #1

---

Rule #2

*******

Rule #3

___

Using spaces between the characters also works:

Rule #4

- - - -
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» Simple lists

A bulleted <ul> list:

- Use a minus sign for a bullet
+ Or plus sign
* Or an asterisk

A numbered <ol> list:

1. Numbered lists are easy
2. Markdown keeps track of the numbers for you
7. So this will be item 3. Back to top

» Simple Blockquotes

Add a > to the beginning of any line to create a <blockquote>.

> The syntax is based on the way email programs
> usually do quotations. You don't need to hard-wrap
> the paragraphs in your blockquotes, but it looks much nicer if you do. Depends how lazy you feel.
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» Citing someone in a Blockquotes

You can build your own citation for the blockquote by doing the following:

Start by typing a > sign and two ** for bold
Type "Quoted by Username" and then two more ** to end bold followed by two spaces for a line break

> **Quoted by username**  

Hit enter and paste their comment.

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» Advanced blockquotes: Nesting

To put other Markdown blocks in a <blockquote>, just add a > followed by a space:

> The > on the blank lines is optional.
> Include it or don't; Markdown doesn't care.
>
> But your plain text looks better to
> humans if you include the extra `>`
> between paragraphs.

Blockquotes within a blockquote:

> A standard blockquote is indented
> > A nested blockquote is indented more
> > > > You can nest to any depth.

Preformatted text in a blockquote:

>     Indent five spaces total.  The first
> one is part of the blockquote designator.
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» Images

Images are exactly like links, but they have an exclamation point in front of them:

![Valid XHTML](http://w3.org/Icons/valid-xhtml10).

The word in square brackets is the alt text, which gets displayed if the browser can't show the image. Be sure to include meaningful alt text for screen-reading software.

Just like links, images work with reference syntax and titles:

This page is ![valid XHTML][checkmark].

[checkmark]: http://w3.org/Icons/valid-xhtml10 "What are you smiling at?"

Note: Markdown does not currently support the shortest reference syntax for images:

Here's a broken ![checkmark].

But you can use a slightly more verbose version of implicit reference names:

This ![checkmark][] works.

The reference name is also used as the alt text.

You can also use standard HTML image syntax, which allows you to scale the width and height of the image.

<img src="http://example.com/sample.png" width="100" height="100">

All URLs must be fully qualified path names. We do not support relative paths. Back to top

» YouTube Video

We now allow YouTube videos directly in comments.

YouTube videos are exactly like images, but they have a plus in front of them

+[Who's Yehoodi](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU9u9Jb36AU)

The word in square brackets is the alt text, which gets displayed if the browser can't show the video. Be sure to include meaningful alt text for screen-reading software. Back to top

» MP3 Audio

We now allow MP3 audio links directly in comments.

MP3 links are exactly like images, but they have an @ sign in front of them

@[Lindy Man Promo](http://www.yehoodi.com/shows/LindyManPromo.mp3)

The word in square brackets is the alt text, which gets displayed if the browser can't play the audio. Be sure to include meaningful alt text for screen-reading software. Back to top

» Inline HTML

If you need to do something that Markdown can't handle, use HTML. Note that we only support a very strict subset of HTML!

Strikethrough humor is <strike>funny</strike>.

Markdown is smart enough not to mangle your span-level HTML:

<u>Markdown works *fine* in here.</u>

Block-level HTML elments have a few restrictions:

1.They must be separated from surrounding text by blank lines.
2.The begin and end tags of the outermost block element must not be indented.
3.Markdown can't be used within HTML blocks.

Supported HTML tags are <a>, <b>, <blockquote>, <code>, <del>, <dd>, <dl>, <dt>, <em>, <h1>, <h2>, <h3>, <i>, <img>, <li>, <ol>, <p>, <pre>, <s>, <sub>, <sup>, <strike>, <strong>, <u>, <ul>, <br> and <hr>.

<img> tags can have the following attributes: src, alt, width, height, align.

<a> tags can have the following attributes: href, target, name, title.

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