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whitebeast88

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572 days ago

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i need help with when i’m posting something in a forum like a link to a tool on craigslist how do you go by posting a link for people to look at.my computer skills are next to my woodworking skills which are almost none existant.so any help would be appreciated.thanks.

-- Marty.Athens,AL


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Lifesaver2000

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#1 posted 572 days ago

Ok, there are two ways of posting a link. The first and simplest way allows other readers to see the full text of the link. This is also safer for the users, since they can see where they are going when they click.

The first type of link can be typed in if it is for something simple. For example:

http://www.lumberjocks.com/projects

This should appear in blue on your screen, and if you click on it should take you to the projects page.

For more complicated links, like the craigslist links, it is easiest to copy and paste the link. When you are at the page you want to link to, go into the address bar, highlight the entire link, then right click and select “copy.” Back here in your topic, you will again right click and select “paste” where you want it to be. It is often best to have the link on a line of its own in your post.

I won’t get in to the second type of link, which involves being able to make a single word a clickable link, unless you just really want to know.

Hope this helps.

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#2 posted 572 days ago

I guess I should have said that when you either type or paste anything that looks to the forum software like a link, it will automatically make it a link. Basically it just needs to have the “http://” part and include something like .com or .net or .whatever.

Even though you might not see it in the text in the address bar, when you copy a link it should include the “http://” part when you paste it. This may vary between browsers. I use firefox, and even though the “http” is usually hidden, when I copy and paste a link it shows up in the pasted text.

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#3 posted 571 days ago

thanks lifesaver i’ll give it a try!!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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