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kiwisailor
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So Ya Wanna Post A Big URL
      #230351 - 10/24/04 05:04 PM Attachment (544 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 (263 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 (325 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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Redman
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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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Thick_asa_Planck
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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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ScottAz
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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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ace50252
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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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