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Posting a URL using text

#1 Post by tanstaafl2 » Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:20 am

Instructions on how to post a URL with text instead of the full URL as a sticky would be nice. I am always forgetting how.

Or maybe add it to the FAQ?
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Re: Posting a URL using text

#2 Post by thguy65 » Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:15 pm

tanstaafl2 wrote:Instructions on how to post a URL with text instead of the full URL as a sticky would be nice. I am always forgetting how.

Or maybe add it to the FAQ?


Inside the first square-bracketed "url" add "=http://etc", close the square bracket, type in the text you want to have displayed instead, then use the second square-bracketed "/url" as usual.
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#3 Post by VAdame » Tue May 20, 2008 8:56 pm

I tried it that way with Hamilton Jordan's obit -- didnt' work :(

Trying again:

[url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080521/ap_on_re_us/obit_jordan]Jordan Obit[/url]

ETA: Nope.

Again:
[url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080521/ap_on_re_us/obit_jordan[Jordan Obit[/url]

ETA: I dunno....do you need the "=" sign?
[url]=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080521/ap_on_re_us/obit_jordan]Jordan Obit[/url]

ETA: Apparently that's not it either. Can anyone clarify?

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#4 Post by tanstaafl2 » Wed May 21, 2008 8:43 am

VAdame wrote:I tried it that way with Hamilton Jordan's obit -- didnt' work :(

Trying again:

[url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080521/ap_on_re_us/obit_jordan]Jordan Obit[/url]

ETA: Nope.

Again:
[url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080521/ap_on_re_us/obit_jordan[Jordan Obit[/url]

ETA: I dunno....do you need the "=" sign?
[url]=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080521/ap_on_re_us/obit_jordan]Jordan Obit[/url]

ETA: Apparently that's not it either. Can anyone clarify?


Like this:

Jordan Obit

Instead of what you put:

[url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080521/ap_on_re_us/obit_jordan]Jordan Obit[/url]

Take that bracket that is bolded after the first "url" and make it an equals sign, "=" and it should work.

If you quote my reply it will show you the change I made.
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#5 Post by VAdame » Wed May 21, 2008 8:46 am

Thanks Tan!

Practicing:

Jordan Obit

OK, that worked.

*Some* boreds open up a little window for URLs where you paste the link and then type in the text. But this works too!

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