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World Hobbit Day at TORn's message boards - get your promo/celebration footer!

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Sep 13 2012, 12:29am


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Grammaboodawg is doing some informal organizing of a World Hobbit Day Celebration here at the message boards. She wrote:
On September 22nd, there's going to be a very special birthday that's also an anniversary that's also a celebration all wrapped into one! It's Bilbo and Frodo's birthdays, it's also falling on Tolkien Week AND it's the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit publication! *whispers* It's actually the September 21st(1937;) but after 75 years, we'll hold off for a day ;)

I volunteered to do some promo/celebration footers for the event. Some of you might remember I did some for Tolkien Reading Day a few years back when we were had a "T is for Tolkien" theme. People volunteered to adopt a letter and write a short piece on some word/character/place/etc from Tolkien's writing starting with that letter. I created a series of footers from A to Z using the words people chose. You can see those footers here.

I decided to do something similar for World Hobbit Day. Being the 75th Anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, I created 75 different footers. Each shows a book cover of The Hobbit. The covers range in publication date from 1942 to 2012 and in language editions from a wide range of languages.

A new feature in the offering of these footers is the element of surprise. I'm going to tell you how to get a footer but I'm not going to reveal -- or let you peruse ahead of time -- which footer has which book. You won't know, until you install it, which book cover you're getting. At the moment, the book covers are not identified although some of you here might recognize some.

The url path for footer #1 is as follows:
http://www.amagpiesnest.com/a/torn/whd/footers/whd01.jpg

Each footer will have that same url path except for swapping out the 01 with any number up to and including 75. Some examples would be:
http://www.amagpiesnest.com/a/torn/whd/footers/whd02.jpg
http://www.amagpiesnest.com/a/torn/whd/footers/whd03.jpg
http://www.amagpiesnest.com/a/torn/whd/footers/whd10.jpg
http://www.amagpiesnest.com/a/torn/whd/footers/whd75.jpg
NOTE: for the first nine footers you must put a zero in front of the number. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09.

To instructions on how to use this code to put an image into your footer, see this page:
http://www.amagpiesnest.com/...ters/footer_post.htm

You don't have to worry about size (I've taken care of that) and don't worry about it being on a 'site you own'. I'm giving you permission to use images on my site.

Jump down to "The Code" and use the url of the image you desire for the rest of the instructions.

PLEASE NOTE: Altaira has asked that we keep images in footers to no more than two at a time. If your footer already contains images and text, please take a moment to make sure it is laid out in a way that takes up as little vertical space as possible. If you have two images already, you may need to temporarily remove one while you're carrying the World Hobbit Day footer. I sometimes copy off the code in my standard footer and put it in a Notepad file so I can put some code in for a special celebration.

If you have questions or you need more instructions on how to make this work as a footer, please post them in feedback. If you are making a new thread in Feedback to ask a question about the World Hobbit Day footers, then put that in the header: Question about World Hobbit Day Footers. If there is a thread existing with a question already, feel free to post your question there. I'll try to help but there are lots of other people who can help as well.

If you have questions or comments about the actual content of the footers - or TORn's World Hobbit Day celebration - that can go here. :-)

I will make a reply to this post supplying some of the sites I used for reference.

Enjoy!



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Subject User Time
World Hobbit Day at TORn's message boards - get your promo/celebration footer! Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 13 2012, 12:29am
    Sites I used for reference Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 13 2012, 12:37am
        *goosebumps, slaver, slurp* A Candy Store!!!! :D // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 13 2012, 2:02am
    What a collection! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Sep 13 2012, 12:54am
    Wow!! You've really outdone yourself, Magpie! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 13 2012, 2:02am
        *squeeeeeeee!* I love it! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 13 2012, 4:56pm
            I like that image Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 13 2012, 10:36pm
                Oh cripes! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Sep 14 2012, 1:37am
                    Look! There's a snail crawling up one of them! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Sep 14 2012, 1:45am
    Whoa! This is freaking awesome B-) Earl Send a private message to Earl Sep 13 2012, 10:47am
    This is an awesome idea Magpie! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 13 2012, 11:17am
        install a footer as soon as you like - they serve to promote the day... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 13 2012, 1:10pm
            Yay! All done! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 13 2012, 1:23pm
                and for the record, I have #10 Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 13 2012, 1:35pm
                    If I had to guess I'd say yours is SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 14 2012, 3:25am
    Thank you so much for these. Nightingale Send a private message to Nightingale Sep 13 2012, 1:59pm
        that was one of the covers that always stood out to me Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 14 2012, 2:18am
    Awesome Magpie is awesome! Alassëa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassëa Eruvande Sep 13 2012, 2:54pm
        Nurtz! Alassëa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassëa Eruvande Sep 13 2012, 2:58pm
            Success! Alassëa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassëa Eruvande Sep 13 2012, 3:00pm
        I did not Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 13 2012, 10:27pm
            Yes! Alassëa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassëa Eruvande Sep 14 2012, 2:10pm
                Bilby's got back. // SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 14 2012, 2:48pm
            Ack! You can tell my first love is LOTR Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 14 2012, 2:52pm
    Well done, Magpie! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Sep 13 2012, 3:14pm
        haha... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 14 2012, 2:08am
    These are great! Arwen's daughter Send a private message to Arwen's daughter Sep 13 2012, 4:00pm
        Ooo I like that one SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 13 2012, 5:12pm
            I'm using #54 if anyone's looking for it Arwen's daughter Send a private message to Arwen's daughter Sep 13 2012, 5:17pm
            Ooh, that's a pretty one Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Sep 13 2012, 5:38pm
                Number 44 SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 13 2012, 9:38pm
                    that one reminded me of stained glass Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 14 2012, 2:19am
                    I watched your footer progression in feedback. Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Sep 14 2012, 2:36am
                        Yeah, that was slightly embarrassing SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 14 2012, 2:49am
                            Oh it did Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Sep 14 2012, 3:00am
                                Oh so SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 14 2012, 3:32am
                                    Oh no not at all Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Sep 14 2012, 3:43am
                It took some doing Lily SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 14 2012, 2:47pm
                    yes, I did visit that site Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 14 2012, 2:50pm
                        What surprised me more than anything SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 14 2012, 3:06pm
                            that cover is part of the collection. // Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 14 2012, 3:56pm
        *snort* Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 13 2012, 10:38pm
    Love it!!! elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Sep 13 2012, 4:12pm
        yours has a pretty good clue... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 14 2012, 2:09am
    Thanks, Magpie. Delrond Send a private message to Delrond Sep 13 2012, 4:20pm
        I like those simple, classy covers. // Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 14 2012, 2:10am
    Thanks so much! Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Sep 13 2012, 5:37pm
        ooh... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 14 2012, 2:11am
            Oh is it? Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Sep 14 2012, 2:53am
                Some of his drawings ... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 14 2012, 3:20am
                    I don't know those other two Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Sep 14 2012, 3:35am
                        well.. the other two I know through their children's book illustrations Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 14 2012, 3:50am
                            Hopefully when I have children one day Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Sep 14 2012, 3:56am
                                my children are fully adult Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 14 2012, 4:02am
                                    I may have to start looking in the children's section then. Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Sep 14 2012, 4:13am
    This is a nice surprize, silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Sep 13 2012, 8:22pm
        hun... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 14 2012, 2:13am
    Fun! Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Sep 14 2012, 1:46am
        a familiar illustration on that cover. :-) Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 14 2012, 2:13am
    I DID IT, I DID IT, I DID IT, I DID IT! weaver Send a private message to weaver Sep 14 2012, 2:12am
        lol Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 14 2012, 2:16am
            It comes in avatars? weaver Send a private message to weaver Sep 14 2012, 2:23am
        A Babo!! Alassëa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassëa Eruvande Sep 14 2012, 2:03pm
    Great idea! Radhruin Send a private message to Radhruin Sep 14 2012, 3:26am
        ah... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 14 2012, 3:46am
            Argh Radhruin Send a private message to Radhruin Sep 15 2012, 6:22am
    You are amazing, Magpie! NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Sep 14 2012, 9:09pm
    Magpie the Magpificient indeed! This is absolutely amazing!!!!! Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Sep 14 2012, 11:36pm
    Oh wow Ruinwen Send a private message to Ruinwen Sep 15 2012, 6:32am
    Drumroll please... zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Sep 15 2012, 7:07am
        Oops! Have to read the instructions again :P// zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Sep 15 2012, 7:12am
            Another drumroll please :P zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Sep 15 2012, 7:25am
                Bwahaha! Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Sep 15 2012, 8:20am
                    LOL! I wonder if this painting has been "improved"... Noel Q. von Schneiffel Send a private message to Noel Q. von Schneiffel Sep 15 2012, 4:00pm
                        lol Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 15 2012, 5:05pm
                            Am I the only one who just chose a number without knowing what was behind it? :D zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Sep 16 2012, 2:19am
                                I chose #2 without looking DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Sep 16 2012, 8:51am
                        Haha! zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Sep 16 2012, 2:10am
                    LOL! A monchichi who's let himself go :D // zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Sep 16 2012, 2:03am
    Thank you! maut Send a private message to maut Sep 15 2012, 7:52pm
    Thank you!!! Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Sep 16 2012, 4:26pm
        Yep just appeared out of nowhere SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Sep 16 2012, 5:08pm
    Amazing... Bound Send a private message to Bound Sep 23 2012, 10:08am

 
 
 

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