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jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
Just a small complaint/request. When you BOTL's post a link to something, could you do it so that a person only has to click on it to be directed to it? Rather than having to cut & paste it into an address bar?

I know that sounds pretty trivial but for those of us using an iPhone (maybe android, too) cutting and pasting is a hassle. I've only recently figured out how to post a link and I still can't figure out how to do it where only the word 'link' or 'click here' shows in the post. So if I can do it I know it's not hard to do.

Thanks for understanding.

Comments

  • lol you tell me how man and i will do it!
  • The_KidThe_Kid Posts: 7,871 ✭✭✭
    Ok I'm Guilty as charged!!! see following thread "Planking, cigar style "
  • amz1301amz1301 Posts: 1,299
    I use this post all the time. I know others have made reference to it as well.

    Link to Format Posts

    I just copy and paste what I want then delete the stock info and insert mine. There might be an easier way but that's how I do it.
  • j0z3rj0z3r Posts: 9,403
    I'll post a quickie on how to do a clickable link.

    This is the code you will use: <a href="Link"><font size = 2>Text (what you will click)&#60/font></a>

    So, to make a link to the forum main page, my entry will look like this: <a href="http://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/default.aspx?GroupID=11"><font size = 2>www.cigar.com/cs/forums/default.aspx?GroupID=11&#60/font></a>

    And it will function like this: http://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/default.aspx?GroupID=11

    The slash brackets are important (what I do at the very end) as they close out the code, making it functional. If you forget the slash, the code won't be closed and will not function. Another important part is making sure you use open quotes and closed quotes around the link, if you forget to close them it will make a clickable link of all text that follows it.

    Hope this helps. I'm not a guru at this, but I learn what I need to learn to make this forum functional for me.
  • cool very informative
  • The_KidThe_Kid Posts: 7,871 ✭✭✭
    j0z3r:
    I'll post a quickie on how to do a clickable link.

    This is the code you will use: <a href="Link"><font size = 2>Text (what you will click)&#60/font></a>

    So, to make a link to the forum main page, my entry will look like this: <a href="http://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/default.aspx?GroupID=11"><font size = 2>www.cigar.com/cs/forums/default.aspx?GroupID=11&#60/font></a>

    And it will function like this: http://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/default.aspx?GroupID=11

    The slash brackets are important (what I do at the very end) as they close out the code, making it functional. If you forget the slash, the code won't be closed and will not function. Another important part is making sure you use open quotes and closed quotes around the link, if you forget to close them it will make a clickable link of all text that follows it.

    Hope this helps. I'm not a guru at this, but I learn what I need to learn to make this forum functional for me.
    lets see if this worksThunderstruck

  • J.S.J.S. Posts: 754
    Thanks for the info on making links. have always wondered how that worked.
  • The_KidThe_Kid Posts: 7,871 ✭✭✭
    I think I like this one better
    Classified Personnel Only

  • xmacroxmacro Posts: 3,402
    j0z3r:
    I'll post a quickie on how to do a clickable link.

    This is the code you will use: <a href="Link"><font size = 2>Text (what you will click)&#60/font></a>

    So, to make a link to the forum main page, my entry will look like this: <a href="http://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/default.aspx?GroupID=11"><font size = 2>www.cigar.com/cs/forums/default.aspx?GroupID=11&#60/font></a>

    And it will function like this: http://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/default.aspx?GroupID=11

    The slash brackets are important (what I do at the very end) as they close out the code, making it functional. If you forget the slash, the code won't be closed and will not function. Another important part is making sure you use open quotes and closed quotes around the link, if you forget to close them it will make a clickable link of all text that follows it.

    Hope this helps. I'm not a guru at this, but I learn what I need to learn to make this forum functional for me.
    You only need to do that if you wanna put a link in and have a word or sentence in place of the link. If all you wanna do is put a simple hyperlink in, you don't even need to do all that - just type [url- [/url- (my little dash, "-" is just a closed bracket) and put the link in between url and /url

    Press Quote to view this url in the html language: http://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/ShowThread.aspx?PostID=323298#323298
  • fla-gypsyfla-gypsy Posts: 3,024 ✭✭
    The Kid:
    I think I like this one better
    Shoot to Thrill

    An amazing piece of hardware
  • j0z3rj0z3r Posts: 9,403
    xmacro:
    j0z3r:
    I'll post a quickie on how to do a clickable link.

    This is the code you will use: <a href="Link"><font size = 2>Text (what you will click)&#60/font></a>

    So, to make a link to the forum main page, my entry will look like this: <a href="http://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/default.aspx?GroupID=11"><font size = 2>www.cigar.com/cs/forums/default.aspx?GroupID=11&#60/font></a>

    And it will function like this: http://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/default.aspx?GroupID=11

    The slash brackets are important (what I do at the very end) as they close out the code, making it functional. If you forget the slash, the code won't be closed and will not function. Another important part is making sure you use open quotes and closed quotes around the link, if you forget to close them it will make a clickable link of all text that follows it.

    Hope this helps. I'm not a guru at this, but I learn what I need to learn to make this forum functional for me.
    You only need to do that if you wanna put a link in and have a word or sentence in place of the link. If all you wanna do is put a simple hyperlink in, you don't even need to do all that - just type [url- [/url- (my little dash, "-" is just a closed bracket) and put the link in between url and /url

    Press Quote to view this url in the html language: http://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/ShowThread.aspx?PostID=323298#323298
    Cool. Didn't know that. I'll keep that in mind, simplifies the process.
  • The_KidThe_Kid Posts: 7,871 ✭✭✭
    fla-gypsy:
    The Kid:
    I think I like this one better
    Shoot to Thrill

    An amazing piece of hardware
    Yes It Is.. incredibly quiet..
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Cool, Xmacro, I'll try it. And I apologize in advance for the language if the link works.

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/-McpNtHet3w

    I'll try the other way (where it just says 'link') later. Thanks for the help. It's appreciated.
  • docbp87docbp87 Posts: 3,521
    HTML... itcho yo frand. Seriously though, the internet is such a huge part of the way the world works now, that learning a little html can't hurt.
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No argument there, Doc. It's just that this particular function is really confusing to me - particularly the part that makes the post say 'link' instead of the whole URL. I'll get the hang of it eventually but I'm hoping a lot of other guys do, too. This 'cut and paste' stuff just gets old and doesn't work every time.
  • zoom6zoomzoom6zoom Posts: 1,214
    If you are using Firefox, install the Linkification add on and it will automatically convert them into clickable links.
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks, Zoom6zoom, but unfortunately my iPhone has Safari on it. Don't understand why, with just a few more keystrokes, folks don't just make a clickable link of it when they post it. Now that I've had it explained to me how to do it I know I will whenever I need to post a link.
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