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[center][img]http://i.imgur.com/o1fKggy.png[/img] ***[url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cBmpBhGCBDXT6vHAdFBHPb340kqb8FMUJazzwcvb1uw/edit?usp=sharing]CLICK HERE TO VIEW/ADD YOURSELF TO THE SPREADSHEET![/url]*** 1. Introduction/FAQ 2. Monthly Spotlight 3. Resources 4. Bio-tiers [u][b]FAQ[/b][/u] [quote] [b][i]What is this?[/i][/b] the Dragons with Bios Assoc. is a group/directory for players who make bios and characters for their dragons! The reason this directory exists is so that you can view other players bios with ease, whether it be for inspiration or roleplaying purposes. [i][b]How do I get put on the list?[/b][/i] Simply click the link to the spreadsheet at the top of the forum and fill out the necessary information! Make sure to write in the next row available instead of writing over someone else's or writing it all the way at the bottom. [i][b]I don't have many dragons with bios, can I still join?[/b][/i] Yes! All we ask is that you have at least one dragon with a bio in progress in order to join. You are welcome to put up to 3 dragons on the spreadsheet. [i][b]My bios aren't fancy or pretty/finished. Can I still be on the list?[/b][/i] Yes! All that matters is that there is some sort of information in the bio. [i][b]Can I put more than 3 dragons on the spreadsheet?[/b][/i] At this time we are asking for a maximum of 3 for the sake of space and simplicity. If you want to share more of your dragons with bios to other players, feel free to post them here on this thread! That's what it's for, after all. [i][b]Oh no! I messed up the spreadsheet! What should I do?[/b][/i] Ctrl+Z! Don't worry about it too much, if anything goes really wrong we in charge of the spreadsheet will fix it ourselves. [i][b]What if I don't want to recieve hatchling letters or roleplay requests?[/b][/i] Just put "No" under those columns. [i][b]My information has changed in some way since I first signed up. Can I edit it?[/b][/i] Yes. It is up to you to make any necessary changes to what you put on the spreadsheet. [i][b]Can I use the names on this list for mass pings?[/b][/i] NO! Absolutely not. Seriously, don't do this. If you do, you will be banned from the association and banned from participating in any other sort of games/contests/forums that I host. It is very irritating for some players to receive pings for things they are not expecting/don't care for and that is not the use of this directory.[/quote]
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***CLICK HERE TO VIEW/ADD YOURSELF TO THE SPREADSHEET!***

1. Introduction/FAQ
2. Monthly Spotlight
3. Resources
4. Bio-tiers


FAQ
Quote:
What is this?
the Dragons with Bios Assoc. is a group/directory for players who make bios and characters for their dragons! The reason this directory exists is so that you can view other players bios with ease, whether it be for inspiration or roleplaying purposes.


How do I get put on the list?
Simply click the link to the spreadsheet at the top of the forum and fill out the necessary information! Make sure to write in the next row available instead of writing over someone else's or writing it all the way at the bottom.


I don't have many dragons with bios, can I still join?
Yes! All we ask is that you have at least one dragon with a bio in progress in order to join. You are welcome to put up to 3 dragons on the spreadsheet.


My bios aren't fancy or pretty/finished. Can I still be on the list?
Yes! All that matters is that there is some sort of information in the bio.


Can I put more than 3 dragons on the spreadsheet?
At this time we are asking for a maximum of 3 for the sake of space and simplicity. If you want to share more of your dragons with bios to other players, feel free to post them here on this thread! That's what it's for, after all.


Oh no! I messed up the spreadsheet! What should I do?
Ctrl+Z! Don't worry about it too much, if anything goes really wrong we in charge of the spreadsheet will fix it ourselves.


What if I don't want to recieve hatchling letters or roleplay requests?
Just put "No" under those columns.


My information has changed in some way since I first signed up. Can I edit it?
Yes. It is up to you to make any necessary changes to what you put on the spreadsheet.


Can I use the names on this list for mass pings?
NO! Absolutely not. Seriously, don't do this. If you do, you will be banned from the association and banned from participating in any other sort of games/contests/forums that I host. It is very irritating for some players to receive pings for things they are not expecting/don't care for and that is not the use of this directory.

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[center] [img]http://i.imgur.com/bF37t8d.png[/img] MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT dragon will go here some stuff about the dragon here I guess [u][b]PAST WINNERS[/b][/u] past winners thumbnails here [size=4]At the time, sign ups for the June Monthly Spotlight are [b]Open![/b].[/size] [quote][i][b]WHAT IS THIS?[/b][/i] The monthly spotlight is where people can post their dragons in the thread to try and win a place on the front page! The dragons are not only judged by looks, but also by story, bio content, bio layout, etc! Anyone is qualified to enter the monthly spotlight, as long as the dragon you enter's bio is [b]finished or almost finished.[/b] We ask that you don't make any major changes to the bio or dragon while we judge. If you need to for some reason, please let us know. A group of judges with different tastes will be collected in order to choose the winner. [b][i]I want to sign-up for the spotlight in the future/I would like to keep up with the spotlight![/i][/b] Please ping @ Lorde or @ Amaluna and let us know if this is so! We will add you to the spotlight ping list and you will be pinged whenever there is a spotlight-related update.[/quote] [u][b]HOW TO SIGN UP[/b][/u] [url=https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zR4R3IQvRvv015YH_n6a9Mg1WHLv8gVPXWkrjc4n5aQ/viewform?usp=send_form]Visit this link[/url] and put in all of the required information. [u][b]SPOTLIGHT PING LIST[/b][/u] packook, Mirrorface, Rookery
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MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT dragon will go here

some stuff about the dragon here I guess

PAST WINNERS

past winners thumbnails here


At the time, sign ups for the June Monthly Spotlight are Open!.

Quote:
WHAT IS THIS?

The monthly spotlight is where people can post their dragons in the thread to try and win a place on the front page! The dragons are not only judged by looks, but also by story, bio content, bio layout, etc!

Anyone is qualified to enter the monthly spotlight, as long as the dragon you enter's bio is finished or almost finished.

We ask that you don't make any major changes to the bio or dragon while we judge. If you need to for some reason, please let us know.

A group of judges with different tastes will be collected in order to choose the winner.

I want to sign-up for the spotlight in the future/I would like to keep up with the spotlight!
Please ping @ Lorde or @ Amaluna and let us know if this is so! We will add you to the spotlight ping list and you will be pinged whenever there is a spotlight-related update.


HOW TO SIGN UP
Visit this link and put in all of the required information.


SPOTLIGHT PING LIST

packook, Mirrorface, Rookery
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[center][img]http://i.imgur.com/cAtanoy.png[/img] At a loss for inspiration? Unsure how to do something with BBCode? Have writer's block? Here's a small masterpost of tutorials and sources to help you make your bios perfect! [u][b]Character Building/Creating[/b][/u] [url=http://ideonomy.mit.edu/essays/traits.html]List of traits and things[/url] | [url=http://www.rangen.co.uk/chars/chargens.php]Character Generator[/url] | [url=http://www.writingclasses.com/InformationPages/index.php/PageID/106]Questions for your Character[/url] | [url=http://www.springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/character-personality.htm]Personality Generator[/url] | [url=http://www.springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/character-flaws.htm]Character Flaw Generator[/url] | [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/1134537/1]Dragon Jobs[/url] [u][b]Graphic Resources[/b][/u] [url=http://pixels--galore.tumblr.com/dividers]Pixel Dividers[/url] | [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?board=gde&id=1059849&p=mb]FR Tools[/url] | [url=http://amapaday.com/flightrising.html]Dragon Thumbnail Generator[/url] | [url=http://rexi-rising.tumblr.com/post/109275682983/posting-the-flight-flags-underneath-the-on-site]Elemental Flags[/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gde/1334185]Dragon Bio Templates[/url] and much much MUCH more to come! [size=5][u][b]Bio-making Mini Guide by Lorde[/b][/u][/size] Here's my guide inside of a guide! In this guide I'll be including information about BBCode and dragon bio-exclusive things that aren't normally included in your average BBCode guide. For starters, this guide may require you to know basic information about BBCode.[url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?board=gde&id=1047514&p=mb] Visit this guide by aisumoka[/url] for reference! [b][u]Columns[/u][/b] Columns are extremely useful in bio making and are slowly gaining popularity in use. I'm going to share a few tips and tricks to make your columns look amazing! [code]Start out with the [columns] bracket. You're already halfway there! Type all of the information that you would like in your first column in this area. When you're ready to make your next column, put in [nextcol] ...Now your second column has been made! Exciting, isn't it? why not make some more? You can make as many as you want! [nextcol] Now we have three columns! Depending on the size of your text/graphics that you are using, 3 columns is usually the most I will use. when you're done with your columns and want to go back to normal text, put [/columns] Wasn't that easy?[/code] Let's take a look at that. Start out with the [columns] bracket. You're already halfway there! Type all of the information that you would like in your first column in this area. When you're ready to make your next column, put in [nextcol] ...Now your second column has been made! Exciting, isn't it? why not make some more? You can make as many as you want! [nextcol] Now we have three columns! Depending on the size of your text/graphics that you are using, 3 columns is usually the most I will use. when you're done with your columns and want to go back to normal text, put [/columns] Without the codes in the text it looks confusing, but it's a great way to exhibit the many uses of columns. Now, for a real example. [columns][img]http://www1.flightrising.com/rendern/portraits/39458/3945788p.png[/img] [nextcol] [right][i][u]Saturn the Wildclaw, Nature flight devotee, professional flourist[/u][/i][nextcol][center] "Using columns is easier than you think!" [/columns] [code][columns][img]http://www1.flightrising.com/rendern/portraits/39458/3945788p.png[/img] [nextcol] [right][i][u]Saturn the Wildclaw, Nature flight devotee, professional flourist[/u][/i][nextcol][center] "Using columns is easier than you think!" [/columns][/code] Simple, isn't it? If you run into obstacles while using columns, just using a bunch of spaces or returns works really well to fix things up in a fast and easy way. [b][u]Items in bios[/b][/u] This is something that is largely misunderstood and a mistake made by many. Take myself, for example. There was a point in time that I used the "item=itemname" code in every single one of my bios. What's wrong with that, you say? I'll show you. On the forums, using this code is very useful to display images (especially skins) quickly and easily. All you need to do is this. [code] [item=sand] [/code] and it will become this! [item=sand] beware, though. This code is an enemy of bio-making! If you use the item=itemname code in your own dragon bio, this is how it will appear. [img]http://i.imgur.com/SbAc0yd.png[/img] What's wrong with that? From everyone else's perspective, this is how it looks. [img]http://i.imgur.com/vOnPp5O.png[/img] Not too nifty now, huh? So, what can you do to fix this problem? Technically, it can't be fixed. At the time there isn't a way to use the item=itemname code in bios and have it work. Luckily, it's not hard to use an alternative to this. Just right click the item you want to display and click "Copy Image Url" and put it inside of an [img] [/ img] code instead. Like this! [code][img]http://flightrising.com/images/cms/trinket/182.png[/img][/code] [img]http://flightrising.com/images/cms/trinket/182.png[/img] Wow! Basically the same thing and just as easy, huh? [b][u]Icons[/u][/b] Icons are not only something commonly used in bios, but used across forums in a variety of games and roleplays on Flight Rising. So, how do people get them, anyways? It's easy! If you want to make an icon of your dragon, go to the arrow at the top of the page by your username, and click "Change Avatar". You do not actually need to change your avatar to do this! When you find the icon of the dragon you want, right click and copy the url! If you straight up paste the url in something, it will just appear like this: http://www1.flightrising.com/rendern/portraits/39458/3945788p.png which is why you need to put an image code around it to make it work! [img]http://www1.flightrising.com/rendern/portraits/39458/3945788p.png[/img] [code][img]http://www1.flightrising.com/rendern/portraits/39458/3945788p.png[/img][/code] So cool! But why doesn't it have a border around it like it appears to have on the forums? If you want borders around your icons, you need to put one in yourself. Save it to your computer and open it in MS Paint or Photoshop (or basically any other art program) and it will work perfectly! (if you want to keep the transparency in the icon, you need to use photoshop or another program that can handle transparency. If you put it in paint it will have a plain white background.) [img]http://i.imgur.com/BcqrUGE.png[/img] Ta-da! You can even edit the icons to portray different emotions if you like. [img]http://i.imgur.com/iBFJR1T.png[/img] Sadly, that is something I can't exactly teach, but it is not very hard to do in an art program. That wraps up my little bit of knowledge in coding / bio making! I hope you learned something from this. If you have resources you think would be useful to list here, please PM or ping me on this thread!
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At a loss for inspiration? Unsure how to do something with BBCode? Have writer's block? Here's a small masterpost of tutorials and sources to help you make your bios perfect!


Character Building/Creating
List of traits and things | Character Generator | Questions for your Character | Personality Generator | Character Flaw Generator | Dragon Jobs

Graphic Resources
Pixel Dividers | FR Tools | Dragon Thumbnail Generator | Elemental Flags

Dragon Bio Templates


and much much MUCH more to come!


Bio-making Mini Guide by Lorde

Here's my guide inside of a guide! In this guide I'll be including information about BBCode and dragon bio-exclusive things that aren't normally included in your average BBCode guide.

For starters, this guide may require you to know basic information about BBCode. Visit this guide by aisumoka for reference!

Columns

Columns are extremely useful in bio making and are slowly gaining popularity in use. I'm going to share a few tips and tricks to make your columns look amazing!
Code:
Start out with the [columns] bracket. You're already halfway there! Type all of the information that you would like in your first column in this area. When you're ready to make your next column, put in [nextcol] ...Now your second column has been made! Exciting, isn't it? why not make some more? You can make as many as you want! [nextcol] Now we have three columns! Depending on the size of your text/graphics that you are using, 3 columns is usually the most I will use. when you're done with your columns and want to go back to normal text, put [/columns] Wasn't that easy?

Let's take a look at that.

Start out with the
bracket. You're already halfway there! Type all of the information that you would like in your first column in this area. When you're ready to make your next column, put in ...Now your second column has been made! Exciting, isn't it? why not make some more? You can make as many as you want! Now we have three columns! Depending on the size of your text/graphics that you are using, 3 columns is usually the most I will use. when you're done with your columns and want to go back to normal text, put

Without the codes in the text it looks confusing, but it's a great way to exhibit the many uses of columns.

Now, for a real example.
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Saturn the Wildclaw,
Nature flight devotee,
professional flourist
"Using columns is easier than you think!"
Code:
[columns][img]http://www1.flightrising.com/rendern/portraits/39458/3945788p.png[/img] [nextcol] [right][i][u]Saturn the Wildclaw, Nature flight devotee, professional flourist[/u][/i][nextcol][center] "Using columns is easier than you think!" [/columns]

Simple, isn't it?
If you run into obstacles while using columns, just using a bunch of spaces or returns works really well to fix things up in a fast and easy way.


Items in bios

This is something that is largely misunderstood and a mistake made by many. Take myself, for example. There was a point in time that I used the "item=itemname" code in every single one of my bios. What's wrong with that, you say? I'll show you.

On the forums, using this code is very useful to display images (especially skins) quickly and easily. All you need to do is this.
Code:
[item=sand]
and it will become this!


beware, though. This code is an enemy of bio-making!

If you use the item=itemname code in your own dragon bio, this is how it will appear.

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What's wrong with that?

From everyone else's perspective, this is how it looks.

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Not too nifty now, huh?

So, what can you do to fix this problem?

Technically, it can't be fixed. At the time there isn't a way to use the item=itemname code in bios and have it work. Luckily, it's not hard to use an alternative to this.

Just right click the item you want to display and click "Copy Image Url" and put it inside of an [img][/ img] code instead. Like this![/img]
Code:
[img]http://flightrising.com/images/cms/trinket/182.png[/img]

182.png

Wow! Basically the same thing and just as easy, huh?

Icons

Icons are not only something commonly used in bios, but used across forums in a variety of games and roleplays on Flight Rising.

So, how do people get them, anyways?

It's easy! If you want to make an icon of your dragon, go to the arrow at the top of the page by your username, and click "Change Avatar". You do not actually need to change your avatar to do this! When you find the icon of the dragon you want, right click and copy the url!
If you straight up paste the url in something, it will just appear like this:
http://www1.flightrising.com/rendern/portraits/39458/3945788p.png

which is why you need to put an image code around it to make it work!

3945788p.png
Code:
[img]http://www1.flightrising.com/rendern/portraits/39458/3945788p.png[/img]

So cool! But why doesn't it have a border around it like it appears to have on the forums?

If you want borders around your icons, you need to put one in yourself. Save it to your computer and open it in MS Paint or Photoshop (or basically any other art program) and it will work perfectly! (if you want to keep the transparency in the icon, you need to use photoshop or another program that can handle transparency. If you put it in paint it will have a plain white background.)

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Ta-da! You can even edit the icons to portray different emotions if you like.

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Sadly, that is something I can't exactly teach, but it is not very hard to do in an art program.


That wraps up my little bit of knowledge in coding / bio making! I hope you learned something from this.




If you have resources you think would be useful to list here, please PM or ping me on this thread!
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[center] [img]http://i.imgur.com/ytC5ouk.png[/img] [b][i]What the hell is a "Bio-Tier"?[/i][/b] A bio-tier is a little fun thing we decided to do for people who work really hard on their bios / are helpful to the association! They are simply little pixel ribbons showing certain tiers of contributors/members of the association. ~*coming soon*~ i guess
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What the hell is a "Bio-Tier"?

A bio-tier is a little fun thing we decided to do for people who work really hard on their bios / are helpful to the association!

They are simply little pixel ribbons showing certain tiers of contributors/members of the association.

~*coming soon*~ i guess
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OKAY we are finally open i had a ping list but i lost it so now i have to wait for Luna to send it to me again go ahead and mcfreakin lose it
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you heard it here folks, hold onto your butts we're going in strong.
you heard it here folks, hold onto your butts we're going in strong.
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Let's get this particular thing started!
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