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How to Do the Thing? (All-purpose Testing Thread)

19 May 2017 17:41

So... figured I can't be the only one who sometimes can't figure out how to manage the technical part of this forum, so I thought I'd make a thread for testing these things out.

Right, how do you make hyperlink text? Ya know, so that instead of having the link simply being like this

posting.php?mode=post&f=11 (link to this post...) it becomes a word?

[url posting.php?mode=post&f=11]like this...[/url] (except not, coz I can't figure it out.
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Re: How to Do the Thing? (All-purpose Testing Thread)

19 May 2017 17:46

RedheadDane wrote:So... figured I can't be the only one who sometimes can't figure out how to manage the technical part of this forum, so I thought I'd make a thread for testing these things out.

Right, how do you make hyperlink text? Ya know, so that instead of having the link simply being like this

posting.php?mode=post&f=11 (link to this post...) it becomes a word?

[url http://forumcyclingnews.com/posting.php?mode=post&f=11]like this...[/url] (except not, coz I can't figure it out.

You would use the "URL" tags on each end, with the end being normal but the beginning tag being used in this manner below.

insert text to hyperlink

Basically you replace the end bracket of the beginning tag with an "=" character and then place the bracket that you replaced at the end of the hyperlink, but before the text that you want hyperlinked. I hope that makes sense and you can see what I'm failing at explaining in my example. :D

It's easiest to see the example when you select the "Reply with Quote" function.
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Re: How to Do the Thing? (All-purpose Testing Thread)

19 May 2017 18:04

Irondan wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:So... figured I can't be the only one who sometimes can't figure out how to manage the technical part of this forum, so I thought I'd make a thread for testing these things out.

Right, how do you make hyperlink text? Ya know, so that instead of having the link simply being like this

posting.php?mode=post&f=11 (link to this post...) it becomes a word?

[url http://forumcyclingnews.com/posting.php?mode=post&f=11]like this...[/url] (except not, coz I can't figure it out.

You would use the "URL" tags on each end, with the end being normal but the beginning tag being used in this manner below.

insert text to hyperlink

Basically you replace the end bracket of the beginning tag with an "=" character and then place the bracket that you replaced at the end of the hyperlink, but before the text that you want hyperlinked. I hope that makes sense and you can see what I'm failing at explaining in my example. :D

It's easiest to see the example when you select the "Reply with Quote" function.


Cool thanks!
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21 Jul 2017 13:24

How do I search for a particular poster?
For eg. I tried searching for silvergrenade and got no matches.
Thanks :)
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21 Jul 2017 13:42

Next to the generic search at the top of the page there is an advanced search option. If you use that you can search by poster. If you leave everything else blank it'll pull up all their posts.
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21 Jul 2017 16:05

King Boonen wrote:Next to the generic search at the top of the page there is an advanced search option. If you use that you can search by poster. If you leave everything else blank it'll pull up all their posts.

You can use and asterisk (*) as a modifier that will bring up everything associated with the search term if you're not having any luck.
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21 Jul 2017 16:14

Thanks King Boonen and Dan!
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23 Jul 2017 06:13

How to post a picture (in Edge)...?

I right-clicked on the picture and selected "copy"...

Image

Aah, okay... that wasn't too hard.
In the - very unlikely - eventuality that someone is even dumber than I am:

simply do as above, then paste the link, and add the " brackets around the link.
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Yesterday 17:57

Hi,
So I quoted someone and tried to write something but I couldnt and it got posted....
Now I want to delete it but the only options I get are:
Edit post
Report this post
Reply with quote
Link

Is there some way to delete it? I thought we could delete our own posts.
TIA

Edit: I can see a delete above this post...Is there like a time check after which you cant or something?
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Today 03:19

silvergrenade wrote:Hi,
So I quoted someone and tried to write something but I couldnt and it got posted....
Now I want to delete it but the only options I get are:
Edit post
Report this post
Reply with quote
Link

Is there some way to delete it? I thought we could delete our own posts.
TIA

Edit: I can see a delete above this post...Is there like a time check after which you cant or something?


I could be wrong, but I think you can only delete your post if it's the last one in that thread.
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