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Lorne
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Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:54 am

Is there a way to shorten
"http://www.kodakgallery.com/BrowsePhoto ... 892&page=1" down to the word "Here" or "click" as is possible on the RVnet Forum.

When you click on the "Link" symbol a box opens and there is a space to paste the URL and below it there is a space to enter a term, such as "Look here" or "Try this" or anything else.

Above this message box here it says "Message body" with a line of symbols, one of which says "URL".

How do I utilize these boxes, or has Alzheimer's and Mad Cow kicked in already?
1987 Craftsman Double Wide 42x28,w/attached 28x12 foot enclosed porch/ re-shingled 2 yrs ago. Original exterior vinyl w/no sheathing.


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JD
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Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:02 am

I believe you need to use BBCode to make links. I will try it below.

Linked to pictures


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JD
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Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:08 am

Here I am copying instruction on how to use the code to make the link. Not sure if this will work, but will try.

OK, so the instructions ended up looking like a mess. You can read the instructions for links as well as other codes at the following link.

http://www.phpbb.com/community/faq.php?mode=bbcode

This link goes to the same URL
Here I am using the code that allows me to shorten a very long URL to a shorter, or not, link

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Serena

Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:53 am

JD, thanks! That's most helpful.

Lorne
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Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:24 pm

visit

Hey thats great. Your the man. No offense Yanita.
1987 Craftsman Double Wide 42x28,w/attached 28x12 foot enclosed porch/ re-shingled 2 yrs ago. Original exterior vinyl w/no sheathing.


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Yanita
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Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:36 pm

LOL, no offense taken... I am not a man! :D

Actually I have never used that bcc code so have no clue about it, when I want to leave a link I simply do the copy/paste procedure.

Generally when a person says that can't use the function I go and check there profile settings and discover that when they set up there user profile they click bcc function off.

Glad you got the info needed... :D

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Lorne
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Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:36 am

Boy, your up early.

I was curious about this bbcode thing and I found
this and thought it might help to understand how the different codes are used.

Back to school time. :lol:
1987 Craftsman Double Wide 42x28,w/attached 28x12 foot enclosed porch/ re-shingled 2 yrs ago. Original exterior vinyl w/no sheathing.

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Manitoba Bill
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Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:28 am

There should be a caveat that such links be very carefully spelled out what they are.

Not everyone wants to visit sites that are dial-up intensive or advertising, etc.

We should not make extra work for Mods having to check out each link.
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Yanita
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Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:27 am

Thanks Bill,

Great knowing that someone realizes we do have to check out all links posted on site, even those within profiles...for just the reasons you mentioned.

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Ivanova

Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:44 pm

Might not be what you're after, but this site:

http://tinyurl.com/

is GREAT! You just copy/paste your HUGE URL into the box and it renders it into a "mini" URL that never expires.

I use it all the time! Got it bookmarked!

:)
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