Hidden links and shortcuts

Hidden links and shortcuts

Postby redwinter101 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:43 am

If you're posting "hidden" links, i.e. so a text description appears in your post (for example, like the link in my signature) or shortcuts, such as ow.ly, bit.ly, tinyurl etc. please make sure you mention the source of the article in your post so that members know what they are clicking on before they click the link.

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Re: Hidden links and shortcuts

Postby wpgrace » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:06 pm

I have no idea what that means... is this something that I'm doing inappropriately? Or is this some complex thingy that I'm not doing at all?
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Re: Hidden links and shortcuts

Postby Lilly » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:50 pm

Grace, I don't think you're doing it, but I'll clarify anyway...

If you post a link like this (as a random example :whistle: )...

http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/vote/v ... y=&pollId=

...everyone can see what they're linking to. :thumbs:


However, if you get fancy and link like this...

Mysterious link that will take me who-knows-where

... then folks don't really know where they might end up. :shrug:


Does that make sense?
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Re: Hidden links and shortcuts

Postby wpgrace » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:16 pm

Ah! Got it!! I actually DO know how to do that... but I don't do it often, as it requires actual work. :snicker:
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Re: Hidden links and shortcuts

Postby wollstonecraft61 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:03 am

Aw, grace. :rolling: :heart: You're not alone.


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