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posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 10:35 PM
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for some reason when i paste a link in the hyperlink window and clickOK the pasted link dissappears and http:/ remains (highlighted)
i click the OK button again and the link appears in the post window

but when people click the link after posting it they cant get the page ???

what am i diong wrong???




posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 10:42 PM
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Are you talking about posting a reply, including a hyperlink?

try to do it manually.

example:

your_description_here
* use square brackets instead of the curly ones here

that's BBCode for a hyperlink, with descriptive text.

Alternatively, you can just paste the url as is, and it should work as a link.

exapmle:

www.your..._link_here


Mechanic 32.

[edit on 4/3/2006 by Mechanic 32]

[edit on 4/3/2006 by Mechanic 32]



posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 10:45 PM
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Originally posted by the_sentinal
what am i diong wrong???


Not sure I understand exactly, but check this link out.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

This page should teach you all you want to know to troubleshoot your post before you submit it.



posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 10:45 PM
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no this is usually happening when i start a new thread..but not every time.

[edit on 3-4-2006 by the_sentinal]



posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 10:50 PM
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Okay, I've done a trace of the problem.

It seems that you are somehow ending up with a double http string.

http...://www.antiwar.com/orig/hirsch.php?articleid=8788

just make sure that when you paste, the original http in the box is highlighted, and all will be okay. otherwise you will be appending the url after the http string.

Mechanic 32.

[edit on 4/3/2006 by Mechanic 32]



posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 10:59 PM
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When you use the hyperlink prompt, the first box is if you want to rename your link, like this:

ATS Todays Posts

Just leave it the first box blank, click OK and enter your URL the second time. Then it should look like this:

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 10:59 PM
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i'm clicking the world globe in the icons line---i guess that would be formatting???



posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 10:59 PM
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Originally posted by the_sentinal
for some reason when i paste a link in the hyperlink window and clickOK the pasted link dissappears and http:/ remains (highlighted)
i click the OK button again and the link appears in the post window

but when people click the link after posting it they cant get the page ???

what am i diong wrong???


The same thing happens when i`ve tried to use the the hyperlink icon button,now i just do it manually like mechanic 32 suggested,which i think is easier even if the button did work properly for me.



posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 11:03 PM
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Originally posted by Duzey
When you use the hyperlink prompt, the first box is if you want to rename your link, like this:

[]that may be it ..it seems that it has messed up both ways but i'm not sure i'll be more careful thanks!



posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 11:06 PM
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the_sentinal, check your u2u inbox. I've found the problem.

Okay, I've done a trace of the problem.

It seems that you are somehow ending up with a double http string.


example:
http...://www.antiwar.com/orig/hirsch.php?articleid=8788

should be:
www.antiwar.com...

just make sure that when you paste, the original http in the box is highlighted, and all will be okay. otherwise you will be appending the url after the http string.

Mechanic 32.




[edit on 4/3/2006 by Mechanic 32]



posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 11:07 PM
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Originally posted by Mechanic 32
Okay, I've done a trace of the problem.

It seems that you are somehow ending up with a double http string.

http...://www.antiwar.com/orig/hirsch.php?articleid=8788

just make sure that when you paste, the original http in the box is highlighted, and all will be okay. otherwise you will be appending the url after the http string.

so the http:/ ----has to be highlighted when i paste???


thanks mechanic32 sorry about that!!

[edit on 3-4-2006 by the_sentinal]



posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 11:09 PM
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yes, if the url already has the http in it.



posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 11:11 PM
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Try and post a link here, so we can make sure you've got it figured out.

Then if it doesn't work, we can use the quote button to check the code.



posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 11:12 PM
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And, by the way, when you use a quote in your post, be sure to type outside of the quotes.

use the enter key to insert a couple empty lines after the "/quote]"


I see that you got my u2u. Let me know if everything is working for you now.


Mechanic 32.

[edit on 4/3/2006 by Mechanic 32]




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