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#26 jrw11

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 05:46 PM

I think it is "Universal Rescoure Link"
HTTP is Hypertext transfer protocol :bow:

#27 Hal Pollner

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 05:51 PM



I asked for its translation in PLAIN LANGUAGE, please.

"Weblink"? "Universal Resource Locator"? "Thread"? "Post"? "Paste"? "Cut"? "Drag"?

Why can't you people use plain talk?

I know that an Alpha Particle is a Helium Nucleus, and a Beta Particle is an Electron, and that Plutonium is created when a Uranium 238 Nucleus is bombarded with and captures an extra Neutron, producing PU 239, and that Lithium Deuteride produces Tritium for H-Bomb fuel when heated to fusion temperatures, but your URL "code talk" leaves me gasping!

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#28 Don W

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 06:59 PM

Hal, we are using plain language in today's vernacular. URL means internet link. You know, you click on it and it takes you to a web page.

#29 Hal Pollner

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 08:02 PM


HEY DON:

Oh, you mean a "LINK".....I recently learned what that was.

Don...you ain't gonna believe this, but I've owned computers for 12 years, and I've had an on-line account for 10 years, but I swear that I STILL DON'T KNOW the difference between a "Browser", a "Server", a "Search Motor" and an "Internet Provider".

My knowledge is narrow in scope, but HIGHLY FOCUSED in my personal areas of interest.

Thank you, and may you enjoy Uncle Sam's 232nd Birthday!

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#30 jrw11

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 10:27 PM

I looked in my Cisco book. URL is Uniform Resource Locator.

#31 Kal

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:43 AM

Call me old fashion but I prefer using the simple UBBcode method.

So a link to [url=http://www.cloudynights.com]Cloudynights[/url] looks like this.
is:

So a link to Cloudynights looks like this

#32 Gandalf223

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:16 PM

I have to agree w/ Kal on this matter. In particular, I don't like TinyURL links, because there's no way of knowing where it's actually going to take me until after I'm committed.

Seems like no more effort to put a long URL into UBBcode, than to go to TinyURL and jump through their hoop...

#33 Don W

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:40 PM

We're just offering different methods, not running a contest to see which is best.

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#34 kiwisailor

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:00 PM

We're just offering different methods, not running a contest to see which is best.

Many paths lead to Rome, whichever you choose is fine- please just refrain from post a huge URL which screws up reading the page for the rest of us.

BTW, I too dislike Tiny, but if that's what works for you, cool.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:52 PM

I'm late posting I know but when one needs to use a url shorting site use http://lnk.nu/

It creates urls that GIVE you an idea where you going ie:

http://lnk.nu/cloudynights.com/10sk (a link I created that take you to this discussion)

By dragging the [lnk.nu] link in their tool section to your browser toolbar, you'll create a button that allows you to make a minilink to any page you're on.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 05:11 PM

I use Clickodometer.com for shortening urls
It also has a click counter, and will even email you when you want to be alerted that someone clicked your link

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 01:26 AM

Great "how to" info!

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:32 PM

Search Motor


What the heck is one of those? Sounds like a gismo your mount needs to find a DSO

#39 Steve OK

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:58 PM

A search motor is like a search engine, except it runs on electricity. :p

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 01:19 PM

This topic needs updating as the new software is totally different. I wants to make a similar short link and could not find the proper button to do so.

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 02:32 PM

This topic needs updating as the new software is totally different. I wants to make a similar short link and could not find the proper button to do so.

Pierre

Type in the name that you want the link to have in the appropriate spot in your post and highlight it.   Then click on the link button up top and enter the full link in the pop-up box.   The text that you previously highlighted will automatically become the link.

 

 

Eric


Edited by beatlejuice, 21 September 2014 - 02:34 PM.







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