FanShots have been used only sparingly by our community, with the majority coming from me. Since the 2008 season is fast approaching, I thought a tutorial would be helpful.
I encourage you to use them as it's a way that you can enjoy a higher level of participation, and if your fanshot is good, we'll promote it to the front page. Fanshots are also a method of quickly getting information out, whether you want to share something for comment, or just want to call attention to a Husker-related event.
There are 6 different types of FanShots:
Links - Link to a page and your own description of the page you are linking
Quotes - Sharing a Quote and the link to the page
Images - Sharing an Image and the link where you found the image
Videos -Sharing a Video and the link/description
Lists - Sharing a list you created or found (max 5 things) and the link/description of where you found it
Chats - Sharing a portion of an online chat and a link/description
There are two ways to create FanShots. The first is the easiest and one that we highly recommend.
1. Go to the Fanshot page and drag the "Share on SB Nation" button to your Bookmarks Bar from the top of the page .
Links - When you find an interesting article. Just click the "Share on SB Nation" button from your browser bookmark bar and it’ll automatically make a Link Fanshot and give you a place to add your own description.
Quotes - If you want to make a Quote FanShot, highlight a portion of the article and then click the "Share on SB Nation" button from your browser bookmark bar. It will automatically populate the fields of your FanShot.
Images - Right click and "view image" so that the the image is on it's own page. Then click your button. Some image sites like Flickr you don't need to get the picture on it's own page, you just click the button.
Video - On YouTube just click the button and it'll take care of the rest. Otherwise you'll have to copy and paste the embed code.
When in doubt hit the button.
2. The second way to post a fan shot is to click on New FanShot below the list of FanShots on the right hand side of the home page. You then choose the type in the menu bar and create your own HTML or use the toolbar buttons to add images, descriptions and links.
If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments section.