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How to make a "Long URL" link

Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:16 pm

I've seen a few people ask recently how to make that shortened link. I'm gonna do my best to explain it...


cut and paste the url into the post. You can do one of two things:

1. go to the beginning of the url and make the following additions:

[ url=url of your choice] LONG URL [ /url]
^ There should be no space here. I only added it to show the code.

2. hightlight the url, click the url tag under subject and then make the edit above.

Make sure the first part of the tag is equal to the url and closed after the url and make sure you close the url tag after your text description.


Did this make sense? If not, ask questions, I'll try to explain it better.

Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:28 pm

Can you create a pop up window that does it for you, that is what happens on another board I post at.

Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:13 pm

Can you create a pop up window that does it for you


I'm sure we'll consider that, however, downside is that the majority of people use pop up blockers and, more importantly, the site is automatically downgraded with pop ups because of the way spyders look at the site.

Re: How to make a "Long URL" link

Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:51 am

Nurse Calli wrote:I've seen a few people ask recently how to make that shortened link. I'm gonna do my best to explain it...


cut and paste the url into the post. You can do one of two things:

1. go to the beginning of the url and make the following additions:

[ url=url of your choice] LONG URL [ /url]
^ There should be no space here. I only added it to show the code.

2. hightlight the url, click the url tag under subject and then make the edit above.

Make sure the first part of the tag is equal to the url and closed after the url and make sure you close the url tag after your text description.


Did this make sense? If not, ask questions, I'll try to explain it better.


Gool post! I kept forgetting how to do it


Thanks :D

Re: How to make a "Long URL" link

Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:39 am

hmmm, not sure about this. Is there an easier way to do hyperlinking?

Re: How to make a "Long URL" link

Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:38 pm

No. It took me forever to learn it, lol. There's no easier way

Re: How to make a "Long URL" link

Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:34 pm

That's why I just post the link. :)

Re: How to make a "Long URL" link

Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:41 pm

But This is So Much Nicer Looking And Cooler

Re: How to make a "Long URL" link

Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:47 am

tejdog1 wrote:But This is So Much Nicer Looking And Cooler


As always you're right.

Indeed I am lazy when it comes to my linking.
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