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Hendrik Morkel
(skullmonkey) - MLife

Locale: Finland
Sí? on 08/01/2009 06:58:27 MDT Print View

A test

ULA Ohm

of a picture

Mark Seeley
(mseeley) - F

Locale: Arizona
test on 08/10/2009 20:52:16 MDT Print View

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AismwcCzWrdRdG9ZQzV6MU9OWU5BTThhaUtULU00Smc&hl=en

Edited by mseeley on 08/10/2009 20:56:01 MDT.

Brett Maune
(bmaune) - F

Locale: SoCal
test on 09/16/2009 23:24:16 MDT Print View

test: whitney portal test:

Edited by bmaune on 09/16/2009 23:37:58 MDT.

Kerry Rodgers
(klrodgers) - MLife

Locale: North Texas
Making Flickr URLs work with their @ signs on 10/15/2009 13:29:02 MDT Print View

You can make Flickr URL's with an @ sign work by replacing the @ sign with %40

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Making Flickr URLs work with their @ signs on 10/15/2009 14:19:21 MDT Print View

Thank you Kerry!

I'll edit my original post.

Edited by greg23 on 10/26/2009 09:24:08 MDT.

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: Embedded Link on 10/25/2009 13:28:17 MDT Print View

Greg to the rescue!!!! You saved me once before =) I had a little cheat sheet taped to my old monitor for when I came to BPL to make a post. This site is the only one that I use html. My old monitor disappeared along with my cheat sheet. I googles html and tried to follow their instructions and failed somewhere. I'll use your instructions and give it a whirl. Here we go!!!!

BudLyte Super Stove

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: Re: Embedded Link on 10/25/2009 13:30:56 MDT Print View

Greg, you did it again, your are one heck of a nice guy to bail me out again. Thank You!!!

Now I can go and correct my errors =)

Dan

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Embedded Link on 10/25/2009 14:12:31 MDT Print View

Dan -

'The system might be limiting the amount of tried edits per person or time period, not sure why.'

Nope. Unlimited edits, AFAIK.

Edited by greg23 on 10/25/2009 14:23:57 MDT.

Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
testing on 10/26/2009 08:35:04 MDT Print View

Golite Footwear

Arapiles .
(Arapiles) - M

Locale: Melbourne
test on 12/18/2009 05:38:19 MST Print View

Redgum

Edited by Arapiles on 12/18/2009 07:07:04 MST.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: test on 12/18/2009 07:00:38 MST Print View

Arapiles, you have to enclose the link with an ", just before the first >, then close the statement with a after "Redgum".

Arapiles .
(Arapiles) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Re: Re: test on 12/18/2009 07:05:00 MST Print View

Thanks Miguel - but whenever I post it chops off the "<" etc after Redgum .... not sure why.

Edit ... got it right, finally.

Edited by Arapiles on 12/18/2009 07:07:39 MST.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: test on 12/18/2009 07:11:10 MST Print View

Sorry, I forgot that you can't show hyperlink code on a webpage...it just disappears. Take a look at the OP hyperlink code again:

BPL Hyperlink Code

See the "BPL" text? After it you have to put in the symbols you see after "BPL" in the image above. Also, Just before "Redgum" and ">" you don't have an apostrophe to close the statement. Without the apostrophe the link that you wrote cannot be read.

Edit. Great! Happy Linking!

Edited by butuki on 12/18/2009 07:12:03 MST.

Nicholas Truax
(nicktruax) - F

Locale: Montanada
test on 02/08/2010 18:58:12 MST Print View

TG

Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
hyperlink on 02/19/2010 22:10:57 MST Print View

ACCU

Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
another hyperlink on 02/19/2010 22:17:42 MST Print View

Ellipse

bueno

Edited by meld on 02/19/2010 22:18:43 MST.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: hyperlink test on 04/10/2010 08:17:27 MDT Print View

Test

Cool Tarp

Testing

Newton

Robert Blean
(blean) - MLife

Locale: San Jose -- too far from Sierras
Putting Hyperlinks in Forum Postings at BPL on 04/10/2010 10:44:49 MDT Print View

From time to time, someone asks how to put a hyperlink in a posting. I am no HTML guy, but thought I would share a couple of things I have learned about about posting at BPL. (Suggestions for improving this post are welcome.)

Example of the source for a hyperlink:

<a href="http://www.backpackinglight.com">BPL</a>

The same hyperlink, live: BPL

To create your own hyperlink, just:

  • replace "http://www.backpackinglight.com" with your own URL (the quotation marks are required)
  • replace "BPL" with whatever text string you want to appear in your posting
  • include the result in your posting
The BPL posting mechanism does not handle an "@" sign in URLs, such as Flickr URLs. You can get around that by replacing the "@" with "%40". (Thanks, Kerry Rodgers.)

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Handling long URLs -- use tinyurl

You cannot (successfully) handle very long URLs this way (a BPL software limitation?). The solution is to use http://tinyurl.com/ to create a shorter, but equivalent, URL.
  1. Go to http://tinyurl.com/
  2. Enter the long (i.e. real) URL and click the button
  3. Choose one of the two choices it gives you (direct, or preview). Use that URL in place of the original (long) URL.
I wish I could quantify how long is too long, but I can't. If anyone knows, please chime in and I'll modify this post to reflect that.

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Referring to a specific post in a thread

The easiest way to get the URL for a specific post is to click on a link that takes you directly to that post. The URL the browser shows will then be the correct one.

Otherwise, you need to construct the correct URL. To do that, you need two things:
1) The ID of the specific post
2) The URL of the thread that post is in

Getting a specific post's ID
The ID of a specific post appears to be an overall sequence number for postings. Adjacent postings in the same thread will not necessarily have adjacent, or even close, IDs. The best way to find the ID of the specific post is to get it from the page's HTML:
  1. Look at the page's HTML source, such as by using one of the following ways:
    • Choose View Page Source from the right-mouse menu
    • Select from just before the post to within the post, and then choose View Selection Source from the right-mouse menu

  2. In the source, find the post you want to refer to, such as by searching for some of its text

  3. Look back (up) at the post's heading for a line like </table><a name="97772"></a>

  4. The digits after name= are the post's ID, in this case 97772

Forming the specific post's URL
Look at the URL from the browser. The part after "forum_thread_id=" is the interesting part. Depending on how you got to the page, it will look something like one of the following:
  • forum_thread_id=13314&startat=20
  • forum_thread_id=13314&disable_pagination=1
  • forum_thread_id=13314&skip_to_post=264865#264865
The first number after "forum_thread_id=", 13314 in this case, is the thread ID.
To create the specific post's URL:
  • take the URL from the browser
  • replace everything from the "&" after the thread ID with "&skip_to_post=97772#97772", where "97772" is the ID of the specific post
In this example, that would be:

<first part of the URL>forum_thread_id=13314&skip_to_post=97772#97772

As an example, the link to Kerry Rodgers' post earlier in this post was done that way -- his post's URL is http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=13314&skip_to_post=204575#204575.

Always test your URL after posting it

Enjoy!

Edited by blean on 04/10/2010 16:30:27 MDT.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Linking to a specific post in a thread on 04/10/2010 11:25:50 MDT Print View

nm

Edited by greg23 on 04/10/2010 20:13:09 MDT.

Robert Blean
(blean) - MLife

Locale: San Jose -- too far from Sierras
Re: Linking to a specific post in a thread on 04/10/2010 11:31:38 MDT Print View

Sorry Greg -- my bad -- I knew it was in "test", but forgot it is in your thread.

(Later) It was work-in-progress. I have now completed it. My intent is to:
1) show the URL example without needing an image
2) show how to construct a URL for a specific post
3) mention the need to use tinyurl at times

-- Bob

Edited by blean on 04/10/2010 13:22:20 MDT.