Countdown clocks: How to set one up!

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#1
London
22,104 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Do you want an official Cruise Critic countdown clock? If so, follow these instructions. They will work most reliably if you switch to the Standard Interface (the last option on the Edit Options page) before you edit your signature. (For more instructions on how to do this, go to this post.)
  • Go to this page - http://boards.cruisecritic.com/f orumdisplay.php?f=434 (or go to the yellow bar near the top of this page, and click on the "Countdown Clocks" link. If you cannot see all the choices, go to this page - http://www.cruisecritic.com/vbulletin/countdown.cfm).
  • Input all the required information into the form, and choose the picture which you like to appear as part of your countdown clock.
  • Click the "Create your countdown!" button to generate the code for your clock. The code will appear in the next page.
  • Copy the code onto your computer's clipboard.
  • Come back to CC.
  • Go to your User CP (the link is near the top left hand corner of the page).
  • Go to Edit Signature (the link is in the list on the left hand side of the page).
  • Put the cursor to the place in the text entry box with the gray frame where you want the clock to appear.
  • Paste the UBB code into the text entry box with the gray frame.
  • Click the Preview Signature button.
  • Does it look right? If so, click the Save Signature button.
So how do you copy the code onto the clipboard?
  • Select the whole of the code by highlighting it with your mouse.
  • You can also do this by clicking quickly on that code three times.)
  • Go to Edit (in the menu bar at the top of the window) and then click on Copy.
  • Alternatively, right-click on the highlighted area, and then, when the popup menu comes up, left-click on Copy.
  • Or, just press CTRL+C on your keyboard.
OK, now how do you paste the code into the CC page for creating your signature?
  • Left-click once inside the text entry box with the gray frame, at the point where you want the clock to appear, so as to get the cursor active there.
  • Then go to Edit (in the menu bar at the top of the window) and then click on Paste.
  • Alternatively, right-click inside the text entry box at the point where the cursor is, and then, when the popup menu comes up, left-click on Paste.
  • Or, just press CTRL+V on your keyboard.
So is it all working? Go to one of your posts in CC. Can you see your signature at the end of each of the post? If you can't see any signatures at all, either yours or anyone else's, then try the following. Also do this if you can see signatures, but all the clock codes show as clickable links instead of as clock images.
  • Go to your User CP.
  • Then go to Edit Options (from the list on the left)
  • Scroll down to Thread Display Options and check (at least) the boxes for Show Signatures and Show Images.
  • Go to the bottom of that page and click on Save Changes.
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Instead, go to the TEST FORUM, where you can test away to your heart's content!
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#2
London
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Joined Feb 2004
Having problems with the clock code not working? Are things not looking as they should? You may find it code insertion more reliable if you switch to the Standard Interface, by following these instructions.
  • Go to your User CP (the link is near the top left hand corner of the page).
  • Go to Edit Options.
  • Go the bottom of the page.
  • In the last option, change to "Standard Interface - Extra formatting controls".
  • Press the "Save Changes" button.
When you have finished inserting your clock, you can (if you wish) change back to the Enhanced Interface by repeating the same steps, only selecting "Enhanced Editor - Full WYSIWYG Editing" instead.