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This post has been superseded by the…

‘How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com - some information & answers to queries’

thread in the ‘General Assistance’ section of the site.

Though the following may still be of use…


How to post an image on this site…

There have been a fair few requests of late from members - both new and erm… not-so-new - on how to post an image on this site, so here goes…

If you’d like to post pictures up on the ot•com - then the following will (should) work…


^ instead of the ‘{}’ above, put these two [] in their place, then click on ‘Submit Your Reply’ or ‘Preview Post’ - and the image will appear - like it does below… 😃


There is also a couple of useful guides, here:-

https://markdown-it.github.io/ (and scroll down to ‘Images’)

^ The above guides also features a few other useful bits and pieces for posting on here too.


How to post a ‘spoiler’ on this site…

Although there is no specific spoiler code for this site… many of the members on here use the following as a make-shift spoiler option - as an example:-

x>> Luke blows up the Death Star in Star Wars!

Remove the ‘x’ from the above line of text - so the text reads as ‘>> Luke blows up the Death Star in Star Wars!’ - and it will ‘appear’ as it does below…

Luke blows up the Death Star in Star Wars!

^ If you click on the ‘Expand’ button you will see the spoiler content. Click on the ‘Collapse’ button - and the spoiler content will disappear.


Alternatively, you can also post a Spoiler like this… (click on the ‘Expand’ / ‘Collapse’ button below)

 > > Vader is Luke's papa


Vader is Luke’s papa

^ big thanks to ChainsawAsh for that 😃


How do I embed a video (from YouTube or Vimeo etc) on here?

Unfortunately the site software doesn’t currently allow for that - though you can post a link to a video on here.

When you do link to a video - please give a brief description of the content you are linking to.


I can’t find the Search function on the site - Is there one?

The site search function is currently disabled - some Mynocks got into the system and it hasn’t worked properly since.

You can search for any of the threads on the OT•com by going to your online search engine of choice (ie, google, startpage, bing, duckduckgo, yahoo etc) and type in:-

site:originaltrilogy.com and then whatever you are looking for.

For example - if searching for adywan edits, type in - site:originaltrilogy.com adywan edits


What is a ‘PM’? (and how do I send one?)

‘PM’ stands for Private Message. This is a useful function for exchanging information you may not wish to put up on the public part of the site - for all to see.

To send a Private Message… at the top right corner of the screen you will see a ‘speech bubble’ next to your avatar. Click on this and then select the ‘Start a Private Topic’ icon. You will also be able to see your past Private Message conversations.

Alternatively, you can click on the name of a member here on the forum that you wish to contact - and select the ‘Start a Private Topic’ option to send them a PM.

When the speech bubble at the top right of the screen is filled in (a solid pale blue colour) it means you have received a new PM to read. If the speech bubble is hollow it means you have no new PMs to read.


I see a lot of abbreviations & acronyms on here - what do they mean?

Sites like abbreviations.com, thefreedictionary.com, webopedia.com & urbandictionary.com may all be of use for this.

There is also an OT•com ‘acronym buster’ guide, here - link

Please note: whilst some abbreviations / acronyms may make it a lot easier / quicker to type or read certain word & meanings - the use of ‘txt spk’ on here is not encouraged - so please refrain from using it, thank you.


I would like to report a bug / request a site feature / have an idea…

Nice one - either of these can be made in the relevant site sections, here:-

General Assistance | Feedback Forum


What are the Site Rules & Guidelines?

Forum Rules and Guidelines, can be found here - link

Preservation / Fan Edit Rules & FAQ, can be found here - link

Maximum Signature Size Rules, can be found here - link


How do I report an issue / Contact a Moderator?

Whilst you can use the ‘Report’ button for any posts you may take issue with on the site… please note that at present all the ‘Reports’ only go through to Jay (the Site Owner & Admin) - and not the Moderators.

As you can imagine Jay receives a LOT of Reports, PMs and emails to sort through - on top of his other Admin duties - and even a life outside here.

So, if you wish to contact any of the Site Moderators instead with any issues, queries or concerns etc - you can do so by sending them a Personal Message (aka a ‘PM’) by clicking on their respective names below…

Anchorhead | SilverWook | oojason


Does this site have a social media page?

There is an OriginalTrilogy•com twitter page, here - https://twitter.com/originaltrilogy


A little patience goes a long way on this old-school Rebel base. If you are having issues finding what you are looking for, these will be of some help…

Welcome to the OriginalTrilogy.com | Introduce yourself in here | Useful info within : About : Help : Site Rules : Fan Project Rules : Announcements
How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com; some info & answers + FAQs - includes info on how to search for projects and threads on the OT•com

A Project Index for Star Wars Preservations (Harmy’s Despecialized & 4K77/80/83 etc) : A Project Index for Star Wars Fan Edits (adywan & Hal 9000 etc)

… and take your time to look around this site before posting - to get a feel for this place. Don’t just lazily make yet another thread asking for projects.