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Offline -BigBear-

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Question about using the forum.
« on: April 11, 2011, 05:04:02 PM »
I was wondering if someone can tell me how to make my words a link?
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Re: Question about using the forum.
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 05:19:43 PM »
Check out this for help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBCode

Specifically, this:
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[url=http://example.org]http://example.org[/url]
However, any site you want to post should automatically be made a link.  http://something.com

edit: hmm... doesn't seem to automatically make it a link.  Actually, that's good, no one can accidentally post a malicious link anymore.

Oh well, follow mine or David's suggestions on how to create a link and you'll be fine.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2011, 06:19:07 AM by scythe944 »
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Re: Question about using the forum.
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 05:25:49 PM »
Right, but sometime when suggesting a link to say a download, the link is very long.
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Re: Question about using the forum.
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011, 05:31:57 PM »
No problem. In the case of long download URL's, a URL shortener can be used (such as http://bit.ly/)

Or, name the url and post the href like this:
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[b][url=http://something.com]Something[/url][/b]
Something
« Last Edit: April 11, 2011, 05:35:53 PM by scythe944 »
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Re: Question about using the forum.
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 07:43:01 PM »
I was wondering if someone can tell me how to make my words a link?


If you hadn't found the forum Help, sub-section Posting, SMF Bulletin Board Code, Insert Hyperlink detail, that I would suggest would have been your first port of call, though it is often easy to overlook the obvious ;D

« Last Edit: April 11, 2011, 07:45:40 PM by DavidR »
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Re: Question about using the forum.
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2011, 09:02:46 PM »
No problem. In the case of long download URL's, a URL shortener can be used (such as http://bit.ly/)

Or, name the url and post the href like this:
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[b][url=http://something.com]Something[/url][/b]
Something

I don't really like URL-shortener. You never really know what's in the box before ysou open it...  8)
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Re: Question about using the forum.
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2011, 09:14:28 PM »
That is hardly like a URL shortener like tiny url, etc., giving it a more meaningful name and the original URL isn't hidden, hovering the mouse over the text will display the URL in the status bar
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