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Shortening a link

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  • Started 6 years ago by billbonza
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billbonza
Posts: 242

I posted a question on this forum the other day. And one of the regulars, maybe scott or whs, pasted a link for me. It was just the word "here". How did you do that?

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whs
Posts: 17584

Ha, that is neat. I learned it from Scott.

Sorry, tried to post it but the damn thing does not post because of the special characters. I`ll try to figure it out.

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billbonza
Posts: 242

pretend you're explaining it to a six year old..

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Thankyou billbonza. I didn't understand either :(

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whs
Posts: 17584

Hey guys, I was fighting the elements whilst you were making jokes of it.

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Scott
Posts: 5618

replace 'theurl' with the website www.whatever and the link title with whatever you'd wish, 'here' works :)

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billbonza
Posts: 242

Ok. Pretend im retarded..

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Gravity always wins in the end!

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whs
Posts: 17584

Here I go again: (a href="X")Y(/a) Now because of the crummy system here, you have to substitute ( by < and ) by >, X is where you paste the URL and Y is the name you want to give this link. I hope I have confused you completely now.
Edit: Scott did it smarter and beat me to it.

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billbonza
Posts: 242

what? The peanut that i call a brain doesnt understand. Thanks anyway! : ยค)

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Lighthouse
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I'm with you billbonza :) run away,,,run away....:)

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whs
Posts: 17584

billbonza, let's try it slowly: In your text,let's say it is "I want to post a LINK" you do the following: Instead of LINK, you put this sequence in (best orient yourself with Scott's posting - easier to read than mine). After the first ", you paste the link followed by the second ". Then after the >, you put LINK (this is just for our example) and finish with /a>. Now LINK will appear instead of the URL - after you posted it.

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billbonza
Posts: 242

I cant run, im half dalek.

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billbonza
Posts: 242

Great. Thanks whs. I'll practise it.

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Just for you
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

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billbonza
Posts: 242

Brilliant. They dont make em like that anymore. This forum would make a good chat room.

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

That's why we have "Off Topic"

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whs
Posts: 17584

Go to "Off Topic" - that is a chat room.
Edit: today I seem to be too slow.

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billbonza
Posts: 242

Na. Impossible.

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

What? whs too slow? or you can't go "Off Topic"?
Behave. Or I'll send my sister over from Harwich :)

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