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How to ID-link credit entries. - A Tutorial for GameBanana.

This tutorial will teach you how to ID-link credit entries to gamebanana.com members.

ID linking yourself or other gamebanana.com members in the credits is a very handy feature I highly recommend.

Why is it a good idea?:

The most important feature of an ID-linked credit entry is, that the linked user can change his/her name and it'll automatically be updated in the credits accordingly. You'll no longer have to bother to revisit and update older submissions of yours to manually update the credits. Doing this for other involved members, who change their names quite often is especially annoying. An ID-link could save you a lot of time.

You'll also have a visual indication, so you're able to tell if the ID-link was successfully established. A line will show up next to the author name, which indicates his/her online status, so it'll either be grey or green. Hovering over the credit entry will open up a window with more of that users stats and clicking the link will deliver you to his/her profile. Should the linked user have an uPic and has set an affiliated studio, the uPic and the studio flag will show up instead of the plain text name. To see how that looks simple take a look at the credits of this very submission.

How do you do it?:

Making an ID-link is very easy and just takes a few seconds. It can be done during the submitting process and afterwards during editing a submission.

  1. Enter the name of a gamebanana.com member into an author field.
  2. Wait for the system to recognize it. It should open up the very name as suggestion. If that doesn't happen by itself just press the down-arrow on your keyboard once and it should open up.
  3. Clicking on the suggestion will turn the author entry yellow, so you can tell if it worked.

Please have a look at the images above as a reference.

After submitting new content or saving changes the ID-links should be established. All done.

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    > **Posted by Kosai106** > > Seriously, people don't already know this..? yea, some don't D: I hope your tutorial will help some new modders :D
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    Posted by Kosai106 

    Seriously, people don't already know this..?

    Perhaps not, so it's better to have a tutorial just in case.

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    Seriously, people don't already know this..?
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