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Fire on the deck!

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Hippotam writes "Here's a quick one. I build a raft for a larger diorama, but it didn't really fit there. I liked it though, so I assembled this quick vignette"

That pirate certainly appears to be in a spot of bother!  Dash to the LEGO Pirate Forum to discuss Hippotam's "Fire on the deck!" and discover the fait of our misfortunate friend.

New wenches on the block

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Even more pictures of new mini-figures have surfaced, this time it's a couple of wenches!

New Pirate LEGO wenches on the block

New Pirate LEGO wenches on the block(s)

The mini-figure oo the right appears to be the lovely lass from the upcoming 10193 Medieval Market Village The mini-figure on the left however remains unidentified and we're all speculating that she could perhaps appear in a yet to be seen pirate set.

Either way, the mini-figures have great potential to be included your future Pirate MOCs.  Join us in the Pirate forum to discuss these lovely LEGO ladies!

Creative Critic Award Terms & Conditions released

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

A couple of weeks back we mentioned an aspect of our Pillage the Village contest called the "Creative Critic" but delayed providing details to give everyone the opportunity to digest the mountain of information we'd already provided.

We've decided you've had plenty of time to digest so here is the Creative Critic Awards Terms & Conditions.

Wanna learn how to win prizes without building a MOC?  Get reading!!!

New Pirate LEGO eBay Widget

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Try our new Pirate LEGO eBay Widget!

If you want to add it to your blog or social networking profile(s) just click the
"COPY THIS WIDGET" link and you will be taken to a webpage with
the necessary instructions.

EB Pirates News – Edition 1

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Captain Green Hair and Mr Tiber are joined by Benk to produce the first ever EB Pirates News Edition.

Screenshot from the EB Pirates News

Screenshot from the EB Pirates News

Join them in the forum as they share the news in a somewhat unconventional yet hilarious manner!

ImperialShadows gets a portrait!

Friday, September 12th, 2008


Let's thank him!

ImperialShadows

A while ago our good member ImperialShadows decided it was time someone took control of the Classic-Pirates.com newsletter and volunteered to become its editor. So now, it's time to praise him for all the hard work he has put into bringing us that wonderful publication every month!

Congratulate ImperialShadows here.

Update: Since this story was originally posted, the newsletter program has been discontinued, replaced by the blog you are now reading. ImperialShadows, however, has continued his news duties in the form of posting here and carrying over the graphics for the blog itself from the former site.

Subscribe to RSS Feeds using Facebook

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

This tutorial provides illustrated step by step instructions for subscribing to RSS Feeds using Facebook.

Important!

The tutorial assumes you have registered a Facebook account.  If you don't have a Facebook account please visit Facebook.com for further instructions.

What is Facebook?

Facebook is a Social Networking website that enables people from all over the world to interact.  It has many tools to allow this interaction, one of those being the ability to publish RSS Feeds straight to user profiles.

Step 1

Visit Facebook and view your Profile.  Above the Update Status Input Box is a Dropdown Menu triggered by clicking upon the purple triangle which faces downwards.

Subscribe to the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed using Facebook Step 1

From the Dropdown Menu select Import.

Step 2

The Update Status Input Box will be replaced with Import Options.

Click on Blog/RSS.

Step 3

Enter http://www.classic-pirates.com/feed into the Public URL Input Box and click the Import Button.

Subscribe to the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed using Facebook Step 4

Facebook will process the RSS Feed and once complete it will display the above information.

Congratulations!

Now, every time the Classic-Pirates.com frontpage is updated a snippet of information will appear on the subscribers Facebook profile.

Problems?  Questions?

Never fear!  We're here to help!  Discuss the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed in the LEGO Pirates Forum.  Let us know if you're having trouble or using a program we haven't got a tutorial for.

Other RSS Readers?

To see our complete list of RSS Reader Tutorials visit the Wonders of RSS page.

Subscribe to RSS Feeds using Feedreader

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

This tutorial provides illustrated step by step instructions for subscribing to RSS Feeds using Feedreader.

Important!

The tutorial assumes you have installed a working copy of Feedreader version 3 or above.  If you have not installed Feedreader, please visit the official Feedreader website for further instructions.

What is Feedreader?

Feedreader is a desktop RSS Reader which enables you to access RSS Feeds.  It can be launched when Windows first loads and sits in your System Tray for convenient access.

Step 1

Launch Feedreader then move your mouse over to the Dropdown Menus.

Subscribe to the Classic-Pirates.com RSS Feed using Feedreader Step 1

Select File -> New -> Feed OR press the F3 button.

Step 2

The Add Feed Input Box will appear.

Enter http://www.classic-pirates.com/feed into the Add Feed Input Box and click the Ok Button.

Wait for a moment while Feedreader downloads the RSS Feed.

Step 3

A list of News Items will appear in the Middle Pane.

Subscribe to the Classic-Pirates.com RSS Feed using Feedreader Step 3

Click on the News Item Titles and the complete News Item will appear in the Right Pane.

Step 4

You can Minimise Feedreader to the System Tray by closing it.

Go to File -> Exit OR click the  X button in the top right corner of the Feedreader Window and a dialogue box will appear.

Ensure the Remember my decision Checkbox is checked then click the Minimize to tray button.

Congratulations!

Every time the Classic-Pirates.com frontpage is updated the Feedreader will be  updated simultaneously and a notification will appear in the bottom right corner of your screen.

Subscribe to the Classic-Pirates.com RSS Feed using Feedreader Finish

To access Feedreader at any time click on the three-dimension cube icon in the System Tray.

Problems?  Questions?

Never fear!  We're here to help!  Discuss the Classic-Pirates.com News Feed in the LEGO Pirates Forum.  Let us know if you're having trouble or using a program we haven't got a tutorial for.

Other RSS Readers?

To see our complete list of RSS Reader Tutorials visit the Wonders of RSS page.



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