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How can I make a proper link in a post?

January 15th 2006, 11:34 PM
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HoKi
Peasant Male
 
Hi, does anyone know how to make a link act as a link in this forum? As example

http://www.dinknetwork.com/forum.cgi?MID=57900

does not appear as link although I have seen such links in this forum.
January 16th 2006, 12:36 AM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
You may use a limited amount of HTML tags on the Dink Network forums; among them is the 'a href' tag.

In case you don't know, submitting:

<a href="/forum.cgi?MID=57900">Look, it's my link!</a>

will show

Look, it's my link!

Should you have any other inquiries about the forum or forum rules, read the Rules page, which succeeds in not standing out on the left sidebar and may not even be mentioned at all upon account creation (not sure about that).
January 16th 2006, 10:12 AM
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Simeon
Peasant Male Netherlands
Any fool can use a computer. Many do. 
Test: test

Edit: well, [ URL ] and [/ URL] work too
January 18th 2006, 11:11 PM
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HoKi
Peasant Male
 
Oops, how does this work? I tried it in a thread, but first it deleted the message (yes, it did!) and then it simply shows as you see here:

[URL] rpmseek.com [/URL]

<URL> rpmseek.com </URL>
January 18th 2006, 11:19 PM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
It works basically the same way as the a href method mentioned above (though it differs from one lovely internet forum to the next, yes), except that the "a href" and the "/a" are replaced by "url" and "/url" respectively, and the <> symbols would be substituted with []. You may not have to put the URL in quotation marks, either.. I'm not sure.
January 19th 2006, 10:06 AM
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magicman
Peasant Netherlands steam duck
Mmmm, pizza. 
And additionally, you should use http:// in front of any address.
January 20th 2006, 09:53 AM
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HoKi
Peasant Male
 
Test

I have it now, but I think there is no sence in using this command, as it is not shorter and the board-system replaces it automatically with the "<a href=... " command.
January 20th 2006, 10:10 AM
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Glennglenn
Peasant Male Norway steam
GlennGlenn doesn't want a custom title. 
The URL method dont work for me
January 20th 2006, 10:48 AM
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Simeon
Peasant Male Netherlands
Any fool can use a computer. Many do. 
You do know that it is more common to use UBB code than HTML on Internet forums, right? a href= is the HTML code for making a link and [ URL ] is just for forumvisitors who know 0.0 HTML but they can still make a link. It's just that this forums converts UBB to HTML, on forums where you can quote someone else's reply, it shows the UBB code. It's just easier to use for those who just visit the forum and have no knowledge whatsoever of HTML