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kiwisailor
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So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL
      #230351 - 10/24/04 05:04 PM Attachment (545 downloads)

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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kiwisailor
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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL new [Re: kiwisailor]
      #230352 - 10/24/04 05:06 PM Attachment (355 downloads)

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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kiwisailor
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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL new [Re: kiwisailor]
      #230354 - 10/24/04 05:08 PM Attachment (314 downloads)

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

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kiwisailor
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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL new [Re: kiwisailor]
      #230356 - 10/24/04 05:09 PM Attachment (297 downloads)

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

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kiwisailor
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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL new [Re: kiwisailor]
      #230360 - 10/24/04 05:12 PM Attachment (264 downloads)

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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kiwisailor
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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL new [Re: kiwisailor]
      #230363 - 10/24/04 05:14 PM Attachment (326 downloads)

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

Try it, you'll like it

Steve


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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL new [Re: kiwisailor]
      #230365 - 10/24/04 05:16 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.

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Tom L

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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL new [Re: square_peg]
      #230432 - 10/24/04 06:51 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?

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kiwisailor
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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL new [Re: Tom L]
      #230439 - 10/24/04 07:03 PM

Quote:

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.

Steve


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Don W
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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL new [Re: kiwisailor]
      #230489 - 10/24/04 08:05 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.

tinyurl.com


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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL new [Re: Don W]
      #230492 - 10/24/04 08:06 PM

yup I use the same method Don uses...

Emanuele


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Tom L

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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL new [Re: Emanuele]
      #230505 - 10/24/04 08:26 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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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL new [Re: Tom L]
      #230832 - 10/25/04 08:03 AM

Steve,
Awesome explanation. I was wondering how you guys were doing that and now I know!
Bob


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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL new [Re: kiwisailor]
      #231821 - 10/26/04 07:58 AM

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

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kiwisailor
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So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: Thick_asa_Planck]
      #242294 - 11/05/04 12:42 PM

Quote:

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:
Quote:

Or you could just type

Code:

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


and it'll show up as CN




Steve


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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: kiwisailor]
      #253865 - 11/16/04 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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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: miniventures]
      #368936 - 03/09/05 10:15 AM

Thanks. I'll try it next time!

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kiwisailor
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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: ScottAz]
      #818349 - 02/10/06 01:38 PM

Looks like this might need a bump to the top

Steve


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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: kiwisailor]
      #2082047 - 12/29/07 07:52 PM

web page test web page

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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: ace50252]
      #2082062 - 12/29/07 07:57 PM

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

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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: ace50252]
      #2082098 - 12/29/07 08:11 PM

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

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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: gmacln]
      #2085517 - 12/31/07 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.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/2079310/page/0/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/all/fpart/1

becomes this:

http://tinyurl.com/ynwmey

No sign up AND free to use.

DD


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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: ace50252]
      #2097615 - 01/05/08 02:59 AM

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

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Hal Pollner

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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: ace50252]
      #2499819 - 07/04/08 06:15 PM


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

HAL


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Don W
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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: Hal Pollner]
      #2499843 - 07/04/08 06:32 PM

URL means weblink.

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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: Don W]
      #2499861 - 07/04/08 06:46 PM

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


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Hal Pollner

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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: jrw11]
      #2499866 - 07/04/08 06:51 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!

HAL the ELDER







Edited by Hal Pollner (07/04/08 07:03 PM)


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Don W
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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: Hal Pollner]
      #2499940 - 07/04/08 07:59 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.

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Hal Pollner

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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: Don W]
      #2500003 - 07/04/08 09:02 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!

HOWL


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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: Hal Pollner]
      #2500136 - 07/04/08 11:27 PM

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

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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: jrw11]
      #3061266 - 04/23/09 05:43 AM

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

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


is:

So a link to Cloudynights looks like this


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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: Kal]
      #3062773 - 04/23/09 06:16 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...


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Don W
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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: Gandalf223]
      #3062919 - 04/23/09 07:40 PM

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

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kiwisailor
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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: Don W]
      #3300392 - 08/28/09 05:00 PM

Quote:

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.

Steve


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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: kiwisailor]
      #3362932 - 09/29/09 12:52 AM

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.

Michael


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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: zulu]
      #3364433 - 09/29/09 06:11 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

Richard


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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: ace50252]
      #3867650 - 06/16/10 02:26 AM

Great "how to" info!

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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: TimD]
      #5788307 - 04/09/13 02:32 PM

Quote:

Search Motor




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


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Re: So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL- Update new [Re: Tonk]
      #5788386 - 04/09/13 02:58 PM

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

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