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    This may be obvious, but I thought I'd point it out for the non-geeks among us:

    You can use your own words to surround a link (URL), instead of posting the entire link. It saves space and makes for better readability. The link works the same way as usual (blue text is clickable), only now a word is used to click on it.

    How to do it:
    [ url = www.google.com ] google [ / url ]

    Example:
    You can use google to search things.

    Try it out and enjoy!
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    Thanks so much! Such a life saver!

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    Glad to be of help!
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    (Original post by 571122)
    Disclaimer: nerds and geeks may skip this thread.

    This may be obvious, but I thought I'd point it out for the non-geeks among us:

    You can use your own words to surround a link (URL), instead of posting the entire link. It saves space and makes for better readability. The link works the same way as usual (blue text is clickable), only now a word is used to click on it.

    How to do it:
    [ url = www.google.com ] google [ / url ]

    Example:
    You can use google to search things.

    Try it out and enjoy!
    Isn't it just simpler to click the link button though...
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Isn't it just simpler to click the link button though...
    Not if you are much faster at typing than moving the mouse and clicking it.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Not if you are much faster at typing than moving the mouse and clicking it.
    Even at 100wpm, I reckon it's quicker to type the entire sentence, then copy paste the link using the link button... Especially if you have to find the link as well... Also, given this is meant to be aimed at 'non geeks/nerds', I think most would think being told to click a link is easier than being given [url][/url] tags to use...
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Even at 100wpm, I reckon it's quicker to type the entire sentence, then copy paste the link using the link button... Especially if you have to find the link as well... Also, given this is meant to be aimed at 'non geeks/nerds', I think most would think being told to click a link is easier than being given tags to use...
    Too much work.



    You have to find the "link" button, move your mouse to it, paste the link, locate the "insert" button, move your mouse to it, then click it.

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    [url=www.google.com]google[/url]

    Doesn't work.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Too much work.



    You have to find the "link" button, move your mouse to it, paste the link, locate the "insert" button, move your mouse to it, then click it.

    And if you find that too much work, I would love to know how the hell you cope with life.

    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    [url="www.google.com"]google[/url]

    Doesn't work.
    Not when you use the noparse tags
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    Bickering in such a simple and friendly thread.. guys, come on.
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Also, given this is meant to be aimed at 'non geeks/nerds', I think most would think being told to click a link is easier than being given tags to use...
    Good point. I am so nerdy sometimes I don't even know what's not nerdy anymore.
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    (Original post by 571122)
    Good point. I am so nerdy sometimes I don't even know what's not nerdy anymore.
    Well then you'll fit in perfectly on TSR
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    And if you find that too much work, I would love to know how the hell you cope with life.

    Life is just sitting on the sofa, watching TV, while eating pizza, no?
 
 
 
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