When I posted the ticker to my forum there was extra bits of text displayed. How do I fix it?

This might be because the code you pasted in was for a different kind of forum. Try experimenting with the different code snippets. Unfortunately, you may find that none of them work with the forum you normally use. Ask the forum moderator (or Administrator) on the forum if you can add an image link and what is the syntax to add an image link to a forum post.