|View single post by GaCDBFan|
|Posted: Sat Oct 3rd, 2009 04:03 am||
|This is about posting links to other web sites.
It has been answered before, but I forgot where it was.The easiest way to do it is to have your browser open twice... once in here and once where you want to link to. In Firefox, you click "file, new window," or "file, new tab." Internet Explorer is similar. Browse in one of the windows/tabs to where you want to link to. Click in the location bar, where it says http://whatever. All the text will change color, usually to blue depending on your color settings. Click "edit, copy" or you can use the keyboard shortcut of holding the "ctrl" key down, then typing the letter "C", OR you can even right click and pick "copy". Now switch window/tab to come back here. Click on the "Reply" or "Quote" buttons ("edit" works too). Quick reply won't show the tool to paste in a link. Click on the button that looks like this: . In the window that pops up, right click and pick "paste", or hold "ctrl" and type the letter "V" for paste. The address of the web site you want to link to is now in there. Click OK or press enter, and another window pops up asking you to type some text. You can either paste the link in again, as most of us do, or you can type a word or two (or more) describing where the link leads such as click here to go to Charlie's main page. edit: you CAN use the quick reply window (or any other window) by simply copying and pasting the link directly into the window and it'll almost always get changed into a link automatically. The only difference will be that it won't give you an opportunity to change the text it shows as the link as I did in my example.
Edit: It is best to NOT simply paste the link directly in the quick reply window, although it does work, because it may cause "thread spread." It is best to type a couple of words as I did in the example above, because that will never cause thread spread. An additional option is to use a URL shortener, such as http://goo.gl as I did in my signature. Paste your long link there, click the button, and it'll give you back a MUCH shorter link you can copy than paste in here that won't cause thread spread.
Last edited on Fri Apr 27th, 2012 02:40 pm by GaCDBFan
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