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From ssal/Alex (36,434) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 2:02:59 PM CST

I can figure out how to post url link. Wherever I use the left bracket a href method, it doesn't show up.

If I want the embedded url to go to www.google.com and the post show a hot link like SeeThis, how do I do that. I've seen a couple of posts doing that successfully.

Appreciate your insight.

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From log/Louise (27,944) Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 2:33:04 PM CST

If you click on that little white-questionmark-in-blue-circle icon next to the words "HTML enabled" over the text-input box, you'll see instructions. You want less-than and greater-than symbols, not brackets, like this: <A HREF="http://...">. The FAQ on this appears to be dead... dunno why.

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From robertwallis/Robert (15,110) This user is a Premium Member This user is an Administrator Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 2:34:00 PM CST

Here's how it should look typed in,

<a href=http://www.artsig.com/go/works/view?id=41166&forward=viewportfolio>name of link</a>,

and it shows up in your text as gum bichromate print. I chose "gum bichromate print" as the name of link I made off site over on Artsig. The net nanny program here at work locks out photos from Photosig as restricted material but I can access anything on Artsig instead.

[edit] This is the same link with the quote marks added in, link. It doesn't work any differently that I can tell, and still does a jump without opening a new window.

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From log/Louise (27,944) Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 2:36:13 PM CST

you lost a ";" for the first < and it needs quotes too

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From robertwallis/Robert (15,110) This user is a Premium Member This user is an Administrator Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 2:43:10 PM CST

It'll work without the quotes, and I'm not sure about the ";". One version of the link opens a a new window and the other jumps to the new page. The one I used jumps to the new page directly.

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From log/Louise (27,944) Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 2:49:09 PM CST

you need the ";" to get the less-than sign to appear, though

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From robertwallis/Robert (15,110) This user is a Premium Member This user is an Administrator Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 3:08:37 PM CST

??? The LT sign is showing up okay for me on this end. It's not showing at your end?

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From log/Louise (27,944) Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 3:26:19 PM CST

not the first one, no....

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From robertwallis/Robert (15,110) This user is a Premium Member This user is an Administrator Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 4:38:36 PM CST

Hmmm.....I just got home and am using a different computer. I still see the beginning less than sign. I'm using the ampersand sign and "lt" to get the less than sign to show. I'm not using the semicolon in there anywhere.

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From sheenawilkie/Administrator (0) This user is a Premium Member This user is an Administrator Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 2:37:27 PM CST

There are two help files on this: > HTML enabled and Guide To Using HTML In Your Posts

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From log/Louise (27,944) Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 2:46:05 PM CST

Ah... there's one called "HTML extended" in the main Help page that's rather less than helpful... I clicked on that one.

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From texasbiker/Mark (10,945) Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 2:48:15 PM CST

I was going to offer some simple advice, but it looks like you got some help.

Normally if you do this;

http://www.reallyreallylongwebsiteaddressthatdoesntmeananything.com

Someone will come along and do the link for you and then you are saved all those annoying other steps...

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From log/Louise (27,944) Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 2:50:48 PM CST

*grrrrrrrr*

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From robertwallis/Robert (15,110) This user is a Premium Member This user is an Administrator Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 3:06:37 PM CST

I think I just heard parts of a broken link fly past ;-)

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From texasbiker/Mark (10,945) Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 3:10:45 PM CST

I know... I almost had a close bracket up side the head...

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From sheenawilkie/Administrator (0) This user is a Premium Member This user is an Administrator Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 3:33:00 PM CST

Hahah!

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From marshall/Marshall (12,389) Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 3:44:55 PM CST

The link

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From spongebob/Jeff (12,027) Send mail to this user on January 20, 2011 5:34:09 PM CST

Well, after 16 posts, I hope you got it man!

Is this a record maybe?

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