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and here’s how to setup your account to default to the HQ versions:
I haven’t played around with this enough, but I’m fairly sure when they say to "set your account to show HQ versions", they are talking about the person viewing the video, not the account on which we are hosting videos. Therefore we would be dependent on people *knowing* this option is available, and setting it by default on their account. I don’t think we can assume people are savvy enough to do this without instruction.
There may be some possibility in using the "&fmt=18" name-value pair for displaying high-quality videos, but I have yet to see this work on a video embedded on a site outside of YouTube. Might be worth investigating further, I just haven’t really had the chance to do so.
It happens immediately. You cannot see the email icon on your own posts because you’re not allowed to send emails to yourself.
Wherever there are comments posted by Davos, you will see a small "Email" link in the sidebar author information. For example, take a look at this comment from Davos:
You will see just to the left is a picture of an envelope with the word "Email". Click this and you can send him a message. You can also turn on your own email link by going to "My Account > Edit My Account" from the top navigation menu, scroll down to the section titled "Contact settings", check the box for "Personal contact form" and then click "Submit".
This is driven by bandwidth considerations. As more users come to the site, we are seeing an explosion in bandwidth consumption. We need to manage this deftly and efficiently to ensure all visitors can continue to gain access to site content.
We plan on making the high resolution versions available to subscribers shortly. Our expectation is subscribers will always have access to the higher resolution videos.
As a reminder, there are also versions of the Crash Course videos available through BitTorrent and DVD.
I’d recommend using the "Dimensions" option when you are adding an image. If you set one of the dimensions to a new value (say 100) and leave the second dimension blank, the software automatically scales the other dimension to match it. You can then play around with these numbers until it is of a size you like.
Below is a picture from the NY Times that I just resized and embedded into the post.
[quote=woodman]How come I don’t see any ads? (not complaining!)
It’s one of the advantages of having a paid subscription to the site. Subscribers do not see any ads.
There is no need for QuickTime to use the CAPTCHA validation. If you can’t understand the printed text, click the recycle button and it will provide a new choice of words. If you don’t like the printed words, click the audio button. If you don’t have QuickTime installed, it uses Windows Media Player (or whatever other player you use) by default. If you click the "Can’t hear the sound?" link, it will prompt you about QuickTime. To avoid this, right click the "Can’t hear the sound?" link and download the MP3 file to your desktop.
I’m confused about why you would be subscribing to the newsletter … you’ve been a member since September 15. As soon as you are registered, you are given access to the registered member newsletters. If you were attempting to become a paid subscriber, you would not have encountered any CAPTCHA validation.
Just for everyone’s knowledge, the basic torrents have been available for a while. There is additional information, step-by-step instructions, and DVD artwork under the Community tab above: https://www.peakprosperity.com/make-your-own-crash-course-dvds
All subscriptions are in US Dollars. It is not explicitly stated on the subscription page, but we will do so now so there is no confusion.
[Edit: The Subscribe, Donate, and Checkout pages have been updated to reflect that all transactions are performed in US Dollars.]
Just so everyone knows, we were able to identify the problem. This was a specific issue with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. The search field was shown on the page, but it was not possible to click on it. I made one quick adjustment and it is now accessible.
While the site works fairly well with IE6, I really would recommend for those who are running IE6 (and earlier) to consider upgrading their browser, even just for the security benefits. IE6 was last updated August 6, 2004, and there have been no security patches for it since then. Internet Explorer 7 became available in 2006, and Microsoft is scheduled to release Internet Explorer 8 later this year.
I personally use Firefox (http://www.firefox.com), which I find to be robust, user friendly, and faster than Internet Explorer.