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#1 kiwisailor

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 04:04 PM

Sometimes you come across something on a webpage that would be useful to post as a reply, but some URL's are long and meaningless if you post them "as is" They also distort the page, making the posts above and below hard to read.

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#2 kiwisailor

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 04:06 PM

Instead of clicking on the "continue" button and posting a long link. Try clicking on the preview reply button and scroll down the screen to "edit some more"

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#3 kiwisailor

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 04:08 PM

Type in your post and then to add your link, click on "instant UBB code"

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#4 kiwisailor

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 04:09 PM

This will open a Java Script Button, post your link into this

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#5 kiwisailor

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 04:12 PM

Once you've posted in your link, click OK and a second Java script button will open,this one will allow you to give your link a short but meaningful discription.

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 04:14 PM

So you get this instead of the first post in this thread.

Try it, you'll like it :)

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 04:16 PM

Thanks for posting that in such an easy to understand way, Kiwi. Descriptions of this method without the pictures leave some folks scratching their heads. It's really sooo easy. :ubetcha: :waytogo:

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 05:51 PM

This is great, Steve. Thanks! It needs to be placed somewhere more appropriate though...what do you guys think? I'll move it to a more active area...but which one?

#9 kiwisailor

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 06:03 PM

a more active area..

Which area is a more active one than the reflector bunch :)
Mike posted a similar guide in the OTO, might be best to just put a link to this thread in some of the other forums.

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 07:05 PM

That works, but I use a different method. I cut the link and then go to TinyURL.com where I can paste it and they return a small link in its place.

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 07:06 PM

yup I use the same method Don uses... :)

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Posted 24 October 2004 - 07:26 PM

I prefer Steve's method. All it takes is a Ctrl-C and a Ctrl-V!

I'm leaving it here, Steve!

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 07:03 AM

Steve,
Awesome explanation. I was wondering how you guys were doing that and now I know!
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Posted 26 October 2004 - 06:58 AM

Cheers kiwisailor, i never knew how to do that but have seen people do it for a long time.

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 12:42 PM

I cut the link and then go to TinyURL.com where I can paste it and they return a small link in its place.


The only problem with this method is that firewall programs may block it and prevent the reader of your post from acessing the link you wanted to post.

Ken Kobayashi's method is easy too (if you use it enough to remember:

Or you could just type

[url=http://www.cloudynights.com]CN[/url]

and it'll show up as CN

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 09:50 PM

thanks for the useful information. This computer dummy has often wondered how it is done and also how folks do tiny url's (never thought to go to tiny URL.com)

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 10:15 AM

Thanks. I'll try it next time! :jump:

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 01:38 PM

Looks like this might need a bump to the top :grin:

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 07:52 PM

web page test web page

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 07:57 PM

It work but I have to do it a little different because of my pop up blocker.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 08:11 PM

Great advice Steve and Don - thanks. I'll try it the next time I post a link.

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 12:36 PM

Another way is to use http://tinyurl.com

Very easy to use, simply copy your long URL in, and receive a tiny url:

http://www.cloudynig...5/o/all/fpart/1

becomes this:

http://tinyurl.com/ynwmey

No sign up AND free to use.

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 02:59 AM

Excellent method -- I've been wondering about this for a while. Thanks!

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 05:15 PM


OK...what is a "URL" in street language? Can it be simplified by saying "Text"?

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#25 Don W

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 05:32 PM

URL means weblink.






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