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How to include a link in your post


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Quite a few people seem to be having difficulties with including a hyperlink in their posts. It's obviously easy enough to type the full address of another web page in the text, but if you want to make a link that others can click on to go to a page on another site, here's how you do it:-

In the text entry box you'll see a number of text formatting icons. One of the icons is a green circle with a small right-facing arrow. When you want to make a link, click the icon.

A dialogue box will appear, in which you can enter a web address. Enter the address of the page you want to link to, making sure that you don't duplicate the 'http' that is already in the box by default.

When you've entered the address, click 'OK' and the link text will appear in your post, together with the highlighted words 'link text' in brackets.

Delete the 'link text' and substitute words of your choice - 'click here' for instance - but don't touch the brackets or anything else in the link text. Don't expect the hyperlink to appear in your text, that happens when you submit your post.

Carry on typing your post, and submit it when you've finished. The hyperlink will appear automatically.

Like most things, it's simple when you get used to it, and it all takes far less time than it takes to read these instructions.

I hope that clears things up for those of you who aren't sure.

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woodchip

"I do not have much time for greedy commercialism"

Fair enough, but I hope you're not referring to us? As you're well aware, our site is available to you completely free of charge.

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Forum Editor

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Somebody made the point

that the ability to customise the text on a hyperlink was something we have repeatedly been asked to provide.

So was the ability to format text, which we've provided

So was the ability to vote for a post, which we've provided

So was the ability to preview a post, which we've provided.

So was the ability to see your user stats, which we've provided.

We know that the site needs some tweaks, and we're working on those now. Shortly there will also be a user guide available, for those who aren't sure what to do.

When we launched the last site revision there were howls of protest, but we tweaked, and you got used it it. The same thing will happen with this version, and I can absolutely guarantee that in a few years time, when we launch another revision there will be those who say 'why can't we go back to the good old version of the site?'

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HondaMan

"My, my, FE is getting very defensive, isn't he?"

Don't be so rude. I have nothing to defend, I was simply offering an explanation.

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Al94

Plenty of forums offer a user guide - we've had one for years.

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lotvic

"Would like to see dates on posts so you can see if it's an old one dragged up. Also would like a 24 hour clock."

Both of those are on the list of things to amend. We already have dates on posts, I think you meant threads.

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lotvic

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Yes, I meant threads. At moment have to open one to see it's date and have been caught out reading old ones before I realised - am more careful now to check. I'm glad those two are on the 'todo' list.

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morddwyd

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"Both of those are on the list of things to amend."

But why were they changed in the first place?

Had there been complaints about them?

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woodchip

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I have nothing against the new site it's just that slow and really got lots of problems like My posts with multiple posts for same thread Most of the time the icons above this box like now are not showing, so I have to just post Address as I copy it to the box, hoping that they know how to use it without a description on how each time to use it. I am willing to go with changes as long as they work, but we seam to be a testing ground for cars Programs and goodness knows what else now days, and then you get the worst offender say they want PC's to be an experience that's MS we are talking about who are pushing out more and more OS's instead of making one work right in the first place. Why? just to keep is bank balance well in the Black and then some. I do not have much time for greedy commercialism, sorry if do not agree but that's my bit sead for today.

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woodchip

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said not sead

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HondaMan

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My, my, FE is getting very defensive, isn't he?

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