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How do you post a link and use your own words.

 
 
Reply Sat 7 Aug, 2010 08:45 pm
I didn't learn this at my computer class and I've tried googling it but to no avail. I know how to post a link by copying and pasting but how do you rename a link with your own words and it stays a link. I'd sure appreciate it if someone took time out to explain it to me. Thanks.
 
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ehBeth
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Reply Sat 7 Aug, 2010 08:54 pm
@Caroline,
the only place I know how to do it is here, but I suspect the general principle is the same

grab the link

i.e. the link to your post

http://able2know.org/topic/159747-1#post-4309518

use the appropriate url code

[url][/url]


put = inside with the url

url=

put your link behind the url=

url=http://able2know.org/topic/159747-1#post-4309518

put the title you want between the [url][/url]

[url]Caroline's post[/url]


when you put all of that together


Caroline's post

that ^ should be a live link back to the first post



(if you "quote" my post you should be able to see the mashup)
Caroline
 
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Reply Sat 7 Aug, 2010 09:05 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

the only place I know how to do it is here, but I suspect the general principle is the same

grab the link

i.e. the link to your post

http://able2know.org/topic/159747-1#post-4309518

use the appropriate url code

[url][/url]


put = inside with the url

url=

put your link behind the url=

url=http://able2know.org/topic/159747-1#post-4309518

put the title you want between the [url][/url]

[url]Caroline's post[/url]


when you put all of that together


Caroline's post

that ^ should be a live link back to the first post



(if you "quote" my post you should be able to see the mashup)


right grab link
Caroline's post
Whoo hoo I did it, thank you so much, that had been bugging me for ages, thanks again.Smile
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 7 Aug, 2010 09:10 pm
@ehBeth,
Thanks ehBeth. I never knew how to do this forum magic trick either.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 05:58 am
@ehBeth,

hovering over the URL button in the BBCode Editor gives you the formatting structure --

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2650/50852358.jpg
Caroline
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 06:00 am
@Region Philbis,
Oh cool, I shall try that, I just typed it in, thanks.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 06:03 am
@Region Philbis,
hovering Shocked

have you got one of those back to the future hover boards or something Confused
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 06:08 am
@djjd62,

Cool
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Caroline
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 06:10 am
@djjd62,
I would love one of them.
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jgweed
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 07:05 am
If you use Firefox, either BBCodeXtra or TinyURL addon will make this easy, but quite frankly, I always prefer to see the actual URL in a post before I click on it.
Caroline
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 07:13 am
@jgweed,
jgweed wrote:

If you use Firefox, either BBCodeXtra or TinyURL addon will make this easy, but quite frankly, I always prefer to see the actual URL in a post before I click on it.
I use safari coz it's got a spell check, I have no idea what you're talking about but thanks John.Smile
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 07:30 am
@jgweed,
jgweed wrote:
but quite frankly, I always prefer to see the actual URL in a post before I click on it.


i get that, too easy to send something horrible labelled as something different

although amongst friends that can be fun sometimes
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 07:32 am
@jgweed,
With Firefox, if you hover the cursor over the formatted link, the url appears at the bottom of your screen (so you can see what it is before you click on it).
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Caroline
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 07:34 am
Maybe one day I will understand what you're all talking about.Smile
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 07:38 am
@Caroline,
by renaming the link, you can send someone to a site they might not normally go, porn or worse, most folks do this to their friends as a joke at least once in their internet lives

you might send the link www.fatnakedgrandmothers.com to someone disguised as Look at The Cute Kittens

it can be fun

edit: interesting, apparently (and thankfully) there is no fat naked grandmothers site, given the internet you'd think there would be
Caroline
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 07:43 am
@djjd62,
Oh I see, what a shocker to see big fat naked ladies instead, hee hee. Fun.
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JTT
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 12:36 pm
testing, url testing 1 2 3 ...


here
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 04:23 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:
....
you might send the link www.fatnakedgrandmothers.com to someone disguised as Look at The Cute Kittens

it can be fun

edit: interesting, apparently (and thankfully) there is no fat naked grandmothers site, given the internet you'd think there would be


Well, the domain is available. Might be a steal on GoDaddy.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 04:31 pm
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:


hovering over the URL button in the BBCode Editor gives you the formatting structure --



I love that the BBCode editor is available here.

It's handy to know how (at a basic level) it works, just in case you HAVE to post at a less-developed forum Cool
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 8 Aug, 2010 05:04 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:
just in case you HAVE to post at a less-developed forum Cool [/quote

other forums Shocked


hussy Razz
 

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