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Posting those long links to other sites and information.

Posting those long links to other sites and information.

Apr 2nd, 2006, 09:06 AM
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Posting those long links to other sites and information.

How many of you have noticed lately how often we get those threads that you have to scroll across because they don't fit in the screen?
The reason is because more and more of us are pasting links within our posts. Those links can longer and longer and since there are no spaces within them, they "screw" up the width of the posts.

Please, please, make note of this site and bookmark and use it:

http://tinyurl.com/

You can copy any long link, go to this site, paste the long link into the window, click and you will be given a short (tiny) url link instead. Copy that one and then past it in your post.

It really is easy and we will all be so grateful. The only way I even knew about it was that one day someone messed up a thread with a very long link and someone else said "apparently you've never heard of tinyurl.com. Well, neither had I, but I went there and discovered how it works and how easy it is to use.
 
Apr 2nd, 2006, 09:07 AM
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Thanks! I had been wondering how people did that!
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Apr 2nd, 2006, 09:29 AM
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Wow, now if I could just learn to proofread, we might all be happier too!

Of course I meant "Those links can GET longer. . ." and "Copy that one and then pastE it in your post."
 
Apr 2nd, 2006, 09:36 AM
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Next lesson: learning how to use bold type to save your vocal cords.
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Apr 2nd, 2006, 09:59 AM
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There's a similar site for photos, if you just want to post a link to a single photo instead of your whole album - http://tinypic.com/

You upload the pic and it gives you a link for it, e.g. http://i2.tinypic.com/svgznt.jpg
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Apr 2nd, 2006, 10:14 AM
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Fabulous! Thanks, Neopolitan! I had one of my posts screwed up by a long link I inserted and didn't anticipate the distortion.
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Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:05 PM
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Hey, Intrepid. I'd welcome the explanation of how to do bold on this site. I tried following directions before and couldn't get there.
 
Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:25 PM
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bold Neo, type and you will have bold.

I am going to post this as when I Preview it doesn't show correctly. So will try again if this post doesn't make sense.
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Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:30 PM
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OK, do not know why I can't post this correctly but here is what you do.

Tye < than b than > than type whatever you want in bold without leaving a space after the >

To undo the bold type type the same as for the bold but after typing the < insert / than the b and the > Hope I am explaining this so it makes sense.
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Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:31 PM
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See what I mean?
 
Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:32 PM
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To bold: type < b > with no spaces between characters


To unbold: type < / b > with no spaces between characters
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Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:33 PM
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Now I'm really messing it up. What I started to say was, "Huh? I'm not too bright about these things. What do you mean type it?"
 
Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:35 PM
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OK. I'll try it and see if it works.

Yes I guess it did, but now you're suggesting that I have to hit 7 keys and go back and forth from caps to non caps while hitting those 7 keys just to bold the the two letter word IF? Why shouldn't I just hit the cap key once and say IF since I think it makes the same effect. Meanwhile please don't give the argument about shouting and saving my voice. There's a big difference in my opinion between typing a single word in all caps and typing an entire sentence or post in them -- that I agree is shouting.

I post on another site where on the toolbar you can simply click to make bold or italics, and that's fine, but I don't plan on adding seven extra strokes every time I want to simply emphasize a word.
 
Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:35 PM
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Neo, type the code as in clicking the keys on your keyboard..when you write a post you type what shows up on your post.
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Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:36 PM
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Ha! < b > before blah, blah, blah < / b > after -- no spaces between the characters.

LOL!

BTW, I love that tinyurl link!!
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Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:36 PM
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I think I am just going to have to work on emphasis through context because this is beyond me.
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Apr 2nd, 2006, 12:41 PM
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I'm with you laclaire.
Meanwhile when I look back through my last post I can barely tell that "if" is emphasized when it was in bold, but it clearly is emphasized when it was in all caps. Sorry, I still prefer that method.
 

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