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Shortening a link

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  • Started 8 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
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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
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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
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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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billbonza
Posts: 242

remember ALT+255 ? that doesnt work for me either. Very frustrating. But, putting it in perspective, its not a big deal..

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Lighthouse
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Yes, I remember that. Did you ever get it working?

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billbonza
Posts: 242

No. I just downloaded an app that hides the icons . They re-appear when you move the mouse : )

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Lighthouse
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Oh Good. Can I mark those posts as "Solved" then?

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ScottW
Posts: 6609

Alt+255 again? Use Alt+0160 instead, which is Unicode for a non-breaking space. What is Alt+255 the code for?

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

billbonza,,,hmph....you never mentioned anything about hiding icons? :)

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billbonza
Posts: 242

alt+0160 no good either. but it doesnt matter. try http://www.sillysot.com/ its very good. i reduced the graphic intensity-if thats the right phrase- of the screen and disabled a few start up programes to make the pc boot faster with vista. maybe that has something to do with it. so there you have it.. if your rubbish on your computer just download an app that will do it for you ; )

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

True. Sometimes, it is the easiest way.

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k9
Posts: 129

I think you need to use the Numpad for Alt+255 to work. I tried on my laptop and it didn't work (since I don't have a Numpad). It worked on my desktop when I used the Numpad to enter 255.

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Lighthouse
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k9. It does work on a laptop as well (normally). We seem to have all the abnormalities around here. :)

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