How do I get one of these GIFs into my CougarBoard signature?

Some Background

First, this page is not affiliated with CougarBoard or its sponsors. I’m just a typical user of CB, and I think El Jefe (the codename of the guy who runs CB) does a great job… most of the time. But I'm even more impressed with the community at CB. I’ve met some very generous people through CB, and I’m happy to contribute back in my own, small way.

What do I need to post a GIF to my CougarBoard signature?

The only thing you need is a donor-level account on CB. That means that you’ve paid some money to CB at some point. Donor perks include live chat, access to the donor-only topics (religion and politics), and the ability to have a “signature.” A signature is nothing more than text that is appended to the end of your posts. It could say something BYU-related like, “Go Cougars,” your favorite line from a movie, “We don’t need no stinkin’ badges,” or a declaration of faith like, “I pay net.” It could also be HTML code (the language of the web) that displays an image.

OK, so how do I get a GIF into my sig?

  1. Browse this gallery until you find a GIF you like, then click on the GIF.
  2. This will bring that image up all by its lonesome self.
  3. Copy the GIF's web address (highlighted in blue in the image above).
  4. Go to CougarBoard, make sure you are logged in.
  5. Click on your profile button in the top-right of the page, and choose “edit profile.”
  6. Find the text box labeled "My Signature."
  7. Here’s the tricky part. You need to type one line of HTML code into that text box:
    <img src="" />
  8. Paste the web address for the GIF in between the quotation marks in that line. It will looks something like this:
  9. Click “Save Changes,” and your sig GIF should be ready to go.

If you have any problems, send a boardmail to cvd6262.