https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

How to share images in the forum :)

It's easy to share images in the Duolingo forum.

Here's how:

  1. Make a url for the image. You can upload an image to imgur to do this. Once you upload the image - grab the URL.

  2. Enter the following with the url of the image you'd like to share into your comment:

![Duo](http://i.imgur.com/NeRJgd9.png)

Voila! Duo

#duotips

June 13, 2014

106 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

If you don't remember the syntax or format for adding images, you can always use the Markdown Link (reddit comments). All you have to do is add an ! before [Imgur]. No spaces.

Imgur

Don't forget to add the exclamation mark!!

June 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

Thanks wazzie :)

June 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SP-10266

nice streak you got

October 16, 2015

[deactivated user]

    Duo

    December 31, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

    bookmarked ;)

    June 13, 2014

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    Duo

    February 21, 2015

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    test dog

    October 27, 2015

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    Thank you for your help :]

    June 13, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/shukladhaivat17

    Very Nice

    January 17, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/lenalingo

    Hahahaha...CHHOOOO CUUUUTTTEEE!! Makes me laugh

    January 17, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/shukladhaivat17

    O:)

    January 17, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/HarleyQuinn51

    aww i think my heart just melted!

    May 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/lenalingo

    How did you do this? I keep trying the syntax and nothing works..:((

    January 24, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

    June 13, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

    :)!

    June 13, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/coolman2244

    Duo

    April 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/ptoro

    Just whatever you do, don't use clip art :)

    March 4, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/diannapre

    Duo

    October 20, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/diannapre

    I thought it wasn't going to work, but hey :D

    October 20, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/justhere773

    justhere773

    May 7, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/quis_lib_duo

    Duo

    June 3, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/4of92000

    So it's Markdown with an exclamation point at the beginning.

    Sidenote: How do you add long dashes?

    June 14, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/wchargin

    You can copy and paste these:

    • Em dash (U+2014) —
    • En dash (U+2013) –
    • Multiplication sign (U+00D7) ×
    • Ellipsis (U+2026) …
    • Right-facing arrow (U+2192) →

    These are the Unicode characters I use most often. On Linux, you can simply press Ctrl-Shift-U and then type the code point to insert the character.

    Also see here for an explanation on the dash differences (and the minus sign U+2212 − which is not a dash or hyphen!)

    edit: also, this is another good resource

    June 14, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

    The "dash differences" are interesting. When there was only a hyphen available on the keyboard of a typewriter there of course were no em- or en-dashes, and they were typed this way:

    hyphen: (-)
    * hyphen (no spaces around it, except when used as in the 2nd sentence above)
    * minus sign (space before it, or space before and after if used as subtraction sign)
    * en-dash (no spaces around it)

    dash : two hyphens with no space between them, or around them [almost always] (--)
    * em-dash

    Is there any reason to use an en-dash? Using the hyphen will do just as well for reading. Both en- and em-dashes are not in the ASCII character set..

    June 18, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/wchargin

    Yes: you most commonly use an en-dash for number ranges (pages 10–20, exhibits A–E). You can also use it for multi-word hyphenations, such as "stock market–related."

    Regarding ASCII: there's really not too much in ASCII. Everything supports the Unicode standard now.

    See here for more hyphen/dash info.

    June 18, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

    Yes, I understand what en-dashes are to be used for. But I'd like to know why they are used. They don't do anything that a hyphen will not do just as well.

    "Everything" does not use the Unicode standard now. I suspect that there are still out there far more webpages in 8-bit character sets than in Unicode. Certainly there is an enormous number of pages in the Russian language that use 8-bit code pages, and they all have ASCII as the first half of the code pages, but not em- or en-dashes.

    But that doesn't matter. The question is, what good does an en-dash actually do?

    June 18, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/sbeecroft

    slogger's question is perfectly legitimate. Unfortunely, the only answer is "We do things that way because that's how we have always done them." If this is unsatisfying, it is still the reason we do 99% of things we do. We may find reasons to support doing them as we do them, but we actually do them that way because that's just how it has "always" (in our experience) been done. Welcome to mortal life among the human race.

    January 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/scilling

    To understand the why, you’d need to delve into the history of typography. For example, old German typefaces had hyphens which looked like tilted equal signs, and thus were entirely unsuitable for performing double duty as dashes. (Hyphens were generally designed to match a typeface’s style, while dashes were rules [thin straight lines] of defined widths.)

    September 8, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

    > "We do things that way because that's how we have always done them."

    All the way back to prehistoric times, eh, and maybe beyond?

    This is not a "chicken-and-egg" question. We have not always done things that way. I started programming computers in the 1970s and we did not use em- or en-dashes at that time. Notice, for instance, that they are not in the ASCII set of characters designed in the early 1960s for universal use by computers, which is still in use worldwide (the first 128 characters in a code page, and a subset of UTF-8, etc.). Someone decided since then that we should use em- and en-dashes as we do on computers.

    The only advantage I can see is not "automatically" and "accidentally" splitting up a dash (two adjacent hyphens) when formatting text. Formatting text is not a "natural" thing, and someone had to make that decision.

    Anyway, it's not a subject i want to debate. I've said my say, and just because I find em- and especially en-dashes a needless, annoying, almost useless complication won't change anything.

    January 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/sbeecroft

    You are missing the point, slogger. I'm actually agreeing with you; I don't see the sense in having two separate dash symbols, plus a hyphen, plus a negative sign, plus a subtraction sign, plus a mid-level horizontal slash... But even if we put them both together, our combined opinions won't get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

    The point is, those separate dash symbols grew out of separate use cases. The fact that you never used them in programming is utterly irrelevant; these are typographic issues, not coding issues. And there are perfectly good, logical, eminently practicable historical reasons that these things have evolved -- even if you really dislike them, and despite your absurdly hyperliteral interpretation of my wording.

    The question of whether we ought to keep separate dashes is worthy of discussion. Maybe, at some point in time, we will be in a position to do something about it. But simply dismissing the existence of various midline horizontal separators and saying how stupid it is that they even exist is ignorant, and in any case useless.

    January 25, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

    I'm glad we're in agreement, sbeecroft.

    The point I was trying to make was concerning "We do things that way because that's how we have always done them." In this case that is not so. There is no "always" for computers. Someone had to introduce the use of em- and (especially) en-dashes onto computers at some time. There is no reason that en-dashes should have been accepted when a hyphen will do as well and is already on our keyboards, so that we need not waste keystrokes entering octal numbers to put hyphen equivalents into our texts.

    But you are right, it's done now. The only thing we can do about it, really, is to not bother with en-dashes. Probably no one will notice.

    January 26, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/leehaber

    Obrigado pelos lições de portugues!

    June 15, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Moomingirl

    Test

    Duo

    August 25, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Moomingirl

    Yay, got it, thanks for your help Wazzie. :)

    August 25, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

    No problem!

    August 25, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/panagiotis_ts

    Duo

    October 21, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/panagiotis_ts

    Oh really thanks!!!

    October 21, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/norteaga

    Duo

    Thumbs up!

    October 21, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/norteaga

    It worked!! Thanks!

    October 21, 2014

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    Duo

    February 21, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Albrechtion

    It worked!

    February 21, 2015

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    Duo

    November 17, 2015

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    Duo

    January 16, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/SH1ELDs

    The text that goes into the square brackets "[]" is the alternate text that shows up if the image doesn't.

    December 21, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/LaLaLand123456

    .... Right, that did not go well.

    October 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/PycLearner

    Imgur

    June 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/PycLearner

    It works :D

    June 16, 2018

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    Duo

    Thank you ! :D

    July 11, 2018

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    July 12, 2014

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    Duo Wow. Tx

    September 2, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/panagiotis_ts

    I still can't upload a photo!

    September 9, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

    Don't use any spaces. Also, you need to link directly to an image (the image should be the only thing you see on the website). I suggest using imgur and following my instructions above.

    September 9, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/PatchesSkywalker

    sorry, people like me don't know what you're talking about.

    January 9, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/pedromperezc

    test: Duo

    February 12, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/YahirMartinez

    Imgur

    March 1, 2015

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    Duo

    March 17, 2015

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    April 8, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

    No spaces

    April 29, 2015

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    Duo

    May 19, 2015

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    Try 1.

    November 28, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

    Almost! No spaces between ](

    November 30, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/xGequili

    Duo owl

    December 24, 2015

    [deactivated user]

      Can you share a picture from your computer?

      December 31, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/sbeecroft

      No. First you have to upload the picture to a hosting site like tinypic.com. From there, you can share it.

      December 31, 2015

      [deactivated user]

        Is it trustworthy? I'll get in BIG trouble if I virus this computer

        December 31, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/sbeecroft

        Uploading a pic to a hosting site won't put any viruses on your computer.

        December 31, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/Robloxian_Kitten

        I can't do it.

        February 15, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/deSinuapa

        Gracias por la informacion. Voila ton lingot! Vous le meritez. :-)

        March 5, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/Bustourist

        Duo

        May 30, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/Bustourist

        Hooray! Thanks a lot madam.

        May 30, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/Terpsichore88

        Just practicing, as I am a dodohead.

        November 18, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/Terpsichore88

        Dodoheadness has now ceased slightly.

        November 18, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/sbeecroft

        if(animated_gif_posting_success)

        {

        dodohead_count--;

        }

        November 20, 2016

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        August 31, 2017

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        November 30, 2017

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        Test: Duo

        January 17, 2018

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        January 19, 2018

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        June 28, 2018

        [deactivated user]

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          June 28, 2018

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          Do I need some text?

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          August 2, 2018

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          Thanks for this!

          March 12, 2019

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          • 1959

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          Thanks

          May 11, 2019

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          TEST Testpic

          May 23, 2019

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          This is good. It works for real. Thanks! Have a lingot anyways.

          May 24, 2019

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          Testing with a somewhat random photo (not mine and I don't live in Houston) from imgur:

          Duo

          June 16, 2019
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