|Posted: February 27, 2011, 6:32 pm - IP Logged|
i sometimes want to post a link, how do you do it
Hi Best Picks!
This portion is copied from the "Rules" section
on the far left side column just under "Contact Us".
Hopefully, Todd won't mind.
Thanks for asking!
Obtaining a Topic link
To get the Topic link, don't just copy whatever is in the Address Line of the Web browser. (See illustration above for the location of the Address Line.)
Near the top of each page in a Topic, there is a button marked Link.
When you click the Link button, a popup window will open, showing you the Topic link.
You can copy the link displayed by pressing Ctrl+C on your keyboard (hold down the Ctrl key while pressing the letter C). Or, can click the Copy button in the popup window.
Then, close the popup window, and the next time you click Paste or press Ctrl+V, the Topic link will be inserted.
Obtaining a Post link
Every Post on the forums has a small "Post icon" shown directly above the message. The Post icon is directly to the left of the words "Posted: Yesterday, 5:49 pm - IP Logged". (The date is an example.)
When you click the small Post icon, a popup window will open showing you the link directly to that Post. (The Post's PermaLink.)
The popup window is animated when it opens, so that you can see it came from the Post icon.
Use exactly the same method of copying the link as explained in the Topic link — either press Ctrl+C, or click the Copy button in the popup window.
Then, close the popup window, and the next time you click Paste or press Ctrl+V, the Post link will be inserted.
NEVER paste content from another post — ALWAYS post the link instead
If you are writing a message to be posted on the forums, and you want to refer to content posted previously in another message, never copy and paste the other content into your own Post.
I'll repeat that, because it's so important: never copy and paste content from another forum post into your own Post.
Instead, post the link to that other post. (Make sure you're inserting a link to the Post, not to the Topic, for the reasons explained above.)
This rule applies to all situations — whether it is your Post or someone else's Post that you're referring to, and whether the Post is in the current Topic or another Topic.
The rule is enforced wherever it is found, which is why it is important to learn how to make the links. It's very easy to do, but it's only easy if you take the few moments necessary to learn how to do it.
Read the entire page about posting here:
Getting the link to a Post or Topic
~Moon, Resident Earthquake-Meister