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dale
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PostPosted: 2005.04.11(Mon)0:08    Post subject: creating links within a post Reply with quote

OK, help the computer illiterate please.
How do I create a link inside a post, ie: this was discussed in another post click (here) to read it. I see them but I can't do it Embarassed
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Marcos Avila
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PostPosted: 2005.04.11(Mon)2:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, step by step for beginners:

1) Open the topic you want to link to, and copy its URL. You will find the URL in the Location/Address Bar of your browser, usually up there near the Navigation Buttons. For example, looking up right now, with this page showing, you should see the following:

http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=20581 ...

There may be some more code after that, but the important part you need is what comes right up until that number after "t=" (in this case 20581, which defines this topic you're looking at). Select (highlight) the URL up to that number (included), right-click over the selection, and left-click on "Copy" in the little window that'll appear.

The rest of the URL isn't important and sometimes can be unsafe to show to others, especially when you can see a part that contains "sid=######################" since that part of the information could allow a smart person to take over your account here.

2) Go to the message you're composing. Now there are two ways to add your link:

(A) The simple way is to make it apparent: Type in "Click Here:" and hit the [ENTER] key, then right-click in the message composition window and left-click on Paste. You'll get this:
Quote:
Click Here:
http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=20581


(B) The advanced way is to make the link hidden/embedded: Type in "Click Here". Now select (highlight) the word "Here" and left-click on the URL button, the last one in the sequence just above the message composition window. You'll get something like this:
Code:
Click [url]Here[/url]

Now place your cursor inside the first []'s, just after the word "url", and add an equal sign (=). Then paste the URL you copied right after this equal sign. You should end up with something like this:
Code:
Click [url=http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=20581]Here[/url]

Note that there are no spaces whatsoever inside the []'s. After you post it (clicking on Submit) it will come out like this:
Quote:
Click Here

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dale
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PostPosted: 2005.04.12(Tue)11:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Marco's.
(Holy cow! he say's to himself. This is more complicated than cornflakes)
It looks straight forward to me Very Happy !
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PostPosted: 2005.04.12(Tue)11:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

In addition to Marcos' excellent tutorial, there is also this info that you can find by clicking the the little "bb code" on the left hand side when posting a response.
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dale
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PostPosted: 2005.04.12(Tue)20:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha Ha!
Thank you Marco's and Tommy, my first link was a success Very Happy
Now, how do you make an atomic bomb... Shocked
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Steve Hampton
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PostPosted: 2005.04.12(Tue)20:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

dale wrote:
Now, how do you make an atomic bomb... Shocked


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PostPosted: 2005.04.12(Tue)21:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like how you're thinking Steve Smile ill buy the first round Wink
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Neon Man
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PostPosted: 2005.04.14(Thu)12:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Very Happy


I appreciate the tip and the nice smooth way it was presented (using examples)!

Not all of us are exactly Bill Gates! Embarassed


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