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can instructions for "posting clickable links" be added to a sticky?
Posted by gregc on Saturday, February 24, 2018 11:44 AM

Steve Otte

would you add new, or update the How to Post a Photo to the Forums with instructions for creating clickable links.   I needed them recently but couldn't find them.

i had created a post on the Posting a hyperlink to another thread within this forum which comes up empty because the thread got moved to the Community Assistance page.

the problem with the threads that do describe instructions describe embedding a link between the url tabs (replace <> with brackets) <url>http://cs.trains.com/trc/f/733/t/266313.aspx?sort=ASC&pi296=2</url>

 http://cs.trains.com/trc/f/733/t/266313.aspx?sort=ASC&pi296=2

but the better way is to create the <url> tag with the link and put a description between the tags:  

<url=http://cs.trains.com/trc/f/733/t/266313.aspx?sort=ASC&pi296=2>Posting a hyperlink to another thread within this forum (page 2)</url>

Posting a hyperlink to another thread within this forum (page 2)

thanks

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, February 24, 2018 4:19 PM

http://broadwaylion.com

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, February 24, 2018 4:20 PM

http://broadwaylion.com

 

seems to work for me.

 

 

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Posted by gregc on Saturday, February 24, 2018 5:56 PM

BroadwayLion
http://broadwaylion.com

i'm describing how to make link display the title of the thread, "Posting a hyperline to another thread within this forum", not the url of the thread, "http://cs.trains.com/trc/f/733/t/266313.aspx?sort=ASC&pi296=2"

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Posted by tstage on Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:10 PM

Greg,

Unfortunately, the current forum software will NOT allow you to do that for threads within the MR forums.  The only option is to use the bracketed url codes on either end of the URL link.  Until Kalmbach updates for software there's no away around it.

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Posted by tstage on Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:11 PM

Test for linking to other Kalmbach forums...

Chasing 12 inch to the foot (Garden Railways forum)

Lionel motor thrust bearings (Classic Toy Trains forum)

Water tower in the landscape (Trains Magazine forum)

Nope.  None of those work...

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Posted by zstripe on Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:16 PM

They fixed that a few months ago......just copy, paste, press enter:

http://grw.trains.com/

Works always for Me....Windows 10, Chrome Browser.

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Posted by tstage on Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:22 PM

Frank,

Yes, the URL links work.  The specific issue that Greg is interested in is being able to create any title and link a URL to it - like the ones I've listed above.  They don't work using the current forum software.  They used to in previous versions but not this one.  The feature does work, however, for any links outside of the Kalmbach forums.

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Posted by zstripe on Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:25 PM

http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/t/268488.aspx

I get it this way. Did Not need target...

When I used Firefox...I always had some kind of trouble, slow, cookies, Java script, etc.

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Posted by tstage on Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:27 PM

Frank,

I see a URL but no title and the link doesn't work...for me.  I'm using the current version of Firefox.

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Posted by zstripe on Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:38 PM

Tom,

Can You view the link above? I was typing when You answered.

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Posted by tstage on Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:45 PM

Frank,

Yes, your link works.  Did you see my earlier attempt to link "titles" rather than URLs?  That is what does NOT work properly and what the OP wanted a sticky about.

To use this threads title as an example:

can instructions for "posting clickable links" be added to a sticky?

Does that make sense?

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Posted by zstripe on Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:19 PM

Tom,

I understand what Gregc would like to do....but He has to get with Steve O with a PM to ask if He would add it to the How to Post Photos on the Forums sticky that Steve O created, instead of where it is on the Community Assistance site. Steve O would have to do that on His original sticky thread that He created. Basically move it from where it is.....Just the instructions.

When I link a outside link on the Forums, I never use the link icon, just copy, paste, press enter. To link a forum past thread from the forums, that is when I use the link icon. Seems to always work for Me.

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Posted by gregc on Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:49 PM

tstage
The specific issue that Greg is interested in is being able to create any title and link a URL to it - like the ones I've listed above.  They don't work using the current forum software.

yes the do, if you do it the way I describe.

Once again, link to threads on this forum can be made with titles.

but instead of

<url>http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/p/268488/3041519.aspx</url>

http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/p/268488/3041519.aspx

you need to do

<url=http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/p/268488/3041519.aspx>title</url>

title

 

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Posted by tstage on Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:00 PM

Sorry, Greg.  I missed that part in your original post. Dunce

I get the regular part of the URL.  Can you post just the title portion of the code so that it's clearer to me?  Thanks...

Tom

can instructions for "posting clickable links" be added to sticky thread

[Edit: Never mind.  I finally figured it out - aka re-remembered how to do it. Bang Head]

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Posted by doctorwayne on Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:57 PM

Here's a link to this thread...

can instructions for "posting clickable links" be added to a sticky?

 

EDIT:  Well it looked okay in the preview, but it does work.

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Posted by gregc on Sunday, February 25, 2018 4:21 AM

tstage
[Edit: Never mind.  I finally figured it out - aka re-remembered how to do it.

i couldn't remember either.  The post where i originally explained this got moved and google pointed to an empty page.

this is why i'd like this "how-to" in a sticky

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