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Practice: blue clicky things

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Subject: blue clicky things
From: nutty
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 03:26 PM

I am overcome with admiration for all you people who can put those blue 'click' links into threads.

HOW DO YOU DO IT?

Is it easy to do?
if so
where can I find out how to do it?
or can anyone give me instructions


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Sorcha
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 03:30 PM

See the Teal thread at the very to of the threads? Go to it, and look for the HTML section. Tell you need to know.


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Greyeyes
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 03:35 PM

If I can do it, then yes, it is easy.

1. Go to the teal FAQ perma-thread at the top of the forum.

2. Find the section on basic mudcat HTML.

3.Find the blue clicky HTML formula.

4. Copy and paste it into a word processor file.

5. The part of the formula in inverted commas is the URL of the site you want to blicky, replace the mudcat one with the one you want to blicky.

6. Copy and paste the formula into your forum post.

7. I know it's not really called a formula, but what the hell.


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 03:39 PM


<a href="http://www.mudcat.org">Click here</a>



<a href="mailto:joe@mudcat.org">Click to e-mail</a>



If you're posting links at Mudcat, the quotation marks are optional. I prefer not to use them, because they complicate the task of making links. Simple is better, I think. Fewer misteaks.

I find it's best to open a new browser window [CTRL-N] and navigate your way to the site you want to link to. Highlight and copy [CTRL-C] the URL (address) of the site, and then go back to your Mudcat message and paste [CTRL-V] the URL into your link. Be sure to include the http:// in that URL. The quotation marks are standard procedure, but most links work just fine without quotation marks (but dang it, I work so hard to keep all this stuff up-to-date in the FAQ/Newcomers Guide, and sometimes I wonder if anybody takes the time to read it....).
-Joe Offer-


I hate to confuse things, but there might be a bit of a problem with links that begin with
  • http://shorty.mudcat.org
  • http://loki.mudcat.org
  • http://ragtime.mudcat.org
At the very least, try to change shorty, loki, and ragtime to www. However, the best thing to do when linking within Mudcat is to leave out http://whatever.mudcat.org and to start your link with the slash after the "org." If you are linking from Mudcat to a location within Mudcat, you don't need to repeat the http and Muddat identification. If you were linking to this thread, you link would be:
<a href=/thread.cfm?threadid=30236>(click here)</a>
I'll make you a template you can save as a text file to copy-paste where you need it, and all you have to do is fill in the thread number where the x's are:

<a href=/thread.cfm?threadid=XXXXX>(click here)</a>

Making that display properly is kinda heavy on HTML. One typo will screw it up. Hope I did it right.....

No, I didn't - but I fixed it now.... Hey, my programmer Max is on vacation, and hasn't been around to correct my programming lately....


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: MMario
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 03:49 PM

we DO point people to it, Joe! And I know *I* use it as a valuable reference tool!


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Greyeyes
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 04:08 PM

So do I, everything I know about HTML I learnt from the Mudcat. So much we all learn from here, a sharing of knowledge like no other.

God, I'm talking bollocks, I must be pisswd again.


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Ebbie
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 04:53 PM

How do you link to another thread in Mudcat? I've looked several times in the FAQ and I didn't see it- or I just don't recognize it, maybe.

So, let's say that I'm in this thread and want to point someone to another thread where this subject was already discussed, how do I do it? Neither the www. mudcat e-ddress or the mailto seem applicable...

Thanks- and if you can send me to the pertinent part of the FAQ, instead of discussing it here, that is all right, too.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: MMario
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 04:59 PM

Ebbie - read the small print at the bottem of Joe's text above. the URL he talks about cutting and pasting goes where the "http://www.mudcat.org" is in his example.

For example this thread is at

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid30236


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: nutty
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 05:45 PM

Joe - reading is one thing - understanding is another
I thought there may have been a really simple way of doing it but I now realise that this is beyond me at present
Now I understand why we get those 'just practising' threads
But thanks anyway


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Greyeyes
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 05:50 PM

Which part don't you understand? Copy and Paste? Blicky? URL? HTML? It can all be translated, we have the technology, just ask. People here like to help.


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Sarah2
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 05:55 PM

Well, Joe, I confess I'm not good at reading the directions (explosions at appropriate intervals), but I think maybe twixt thee and Greyeyes above, I might qualify for a beginner's permit. Lemme try...

Click here

Sarah (fingers crossed)


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: sophocleese
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 05:57 PM

Umm, is it only me or other people mildly amused at Joe's double posting? Useful information there I didn't know before and I'll be able to use. Thanks.
The double-posting was intentional, and the corrupt first version of my post has been deleted. I mistyped one little character, and my "edit" button screws up display HTML. So, although I tell others not to do it, I used the "back" button and went back to my original and corrected it, and then hit the "submit" button again. Don't try this at home. This is an operation to be performed only by trained professionals...
I intended to delete the double post right away, but got distracted by a Union Maid - so sophocleese had time to catch me in the act.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: sophocleese
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 05:59 PM

Well Sarah that seems to have worked! Great going for a first effort.


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Sarah2
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:01 PM

It worked! It worked! 'Cept it's not blue...? Wait, I'll try to actually find that in the FAQs...

Sarah


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: nutty
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:01 PM

It all seems very technical and stuff like that frightens the hell out of me
It's also very late 11pm UK so I would probably be better trying to sort it out tomorrow.
But thanks, greyeyes,I will probably take you up on your offer.
I just feel at present that the learning curve is so steep I'm in danger of falling down


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Greyeyes
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:02 PM

Bravo Sarah2, raucous applause, the first time is always the best.

I wasn't going to mention Joe's double post, it doesn't necessarily prove his mortality, he may have done it on purpose, to lull us into a false sense of security.


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Greyeyes
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:06 PM

Nutty, just have a crack at it when you've had a kip. No one will laugh at you if you get it wrong. All it really involves is moving bits of text around in the right order. You don't have to understand what you're doing, I never do. Joe does all the thinking.


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:06 PM

By George, I think she's got it!

Amarillo was the answer, I take it, Sarah? The embarrassing thing is to do a blue clicky and stick in the address of some other site by accident, which I have often done. I try to make a point of immediately going back to any post I've done with a clicky in it, to check that it works right. Then I can do an immediate correction if need be.


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: sophocleese
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:07 PM

Too true Greyeyes, too true. He'll let us think he's a mere, flawed mortal like the rest of us and then when you least expect it he'll pull a miracle out from under his hat and leave you in the dust wondering why you're not worthy. Its cruel, I don't know how he can live with himself.


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: jets
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:09 PM

Do me a favor and run me through this cut and paste thing


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Greyeyes
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:09 PM

He probably lives in the thread that doesn't exist.


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: SeanM
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:10 PM

Sarah2; The link may not look blue to you due to your having visited the page.

I'm not gonna go into the specifics of browser cache theory, but suffice to say that for a period of time after you visit a site, your computer 'remembers' it, and shows the link to be a different color to remind you that you've been there before.

Joe; Yes, we DO listen! Heck, I've kept the HTML Stuff thread traced on my personal page for just this kind of occasion. I figure if someone's interested, best to give them a link and hope they ask questions about anything they can't handle or figure on their own.

M


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Burke
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:17 PM

Sarah, it's probably not blue because your browser knows you've already looked at it so it's changed to the color for followed links. Mine are kinda purple, but I'm not sure if that's my browser or a mudcat definition.

Joe do we need one or two slashes for the internal links, you show them both ways: href=/thread.cfm or href=//thread.cfm?

One slash - I screwed up the first time, then corrected one mistake and missed the other. Now it's completely correct. Typing display HTML is mind-boggling.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Greyeyes
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:18 PM

Jets, highlight the text you want to move by clicking and dragging your cursor over the appropriate section, such as Joe's Blicky HTML formula, right click the mouse on the highlighted bit, a drop down menu should appear, left click copy. Place your cursor wherever you want the Blicky to appear, right click the mouse, another menu should appear, left click paste. It copies text into waht is known and as the clipboard, and holds it there until you replace it, or log off. It's a quick way of moving text from place to place, file to file etc, and saves a lot of typing.


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Ebbie
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:19 PM

Congratulations, Sarah! I'm still doing something wrong.

I'm the one floundering around on the 'Help. How to Create a Blue Clicky' that's at the top of forum at the moment.

I tried to link to this thread, #30236. It looked good, blue clicky and all, but it said the server couldn't locate it. so what am I doing wrong?

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: sophocleese
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:22 PM

Jets, just to add to what Greyeyes was saying: I don't usually do all the clicking on the mouse. After I've highlighted what I want to cut and paste I press the Ctrl key and "C" at the same time, that saves it. When I want to paste it I press Ctrl and "V". I find it a little quicker that way.


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Greyeyes
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:26 PM

Yes, some people are dedicated keyboarders, some dedicated mousers, there are several ways to do everything. I'm the worlds worst typist so the less I can get away with using the keyboard the better.


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Sarah2
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:26 PM

I didn't know how to change colors, either. But I found that through the FAQs (ohmigawd, she actually found it herself!) and put it on the beginning and end of the cut-and-paste Joe posted above.

Greyeyes, the step-by-step really helps -- at least for those of us who read as we go.

Yes, McGrath, Amarillo was the answer; and you can lay odds I'll be checking my links, always! (That festival is where my "spare time" goes. They sucked me onto the board of directors...)

Too much fun!

Sarah


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Ebbie
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:27 PM

Sophocleese, I think CTRL C only copies, it doesn't save. CTRL S saves. (Just to guard against unexpected losses!)

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: sophocleese
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:30 PM

Great something else I didn't know before this thread started! Most of the time when I'm doing that I only want to copy anyway so it doesn't matter but its nice to have the option when I need it.


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Burke
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:30 PM

Ebbie, I just answered my own question in the other thread. If you just copies Joe's sample, it's wrong. After the href= it's just one / not two.


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Subject: Copy and Paste
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:40 PM

Actually, if you post a link and it's not blue, it's sure proof that it's a good link. Recently-visited links that are in your browser's "history" turn a color that looks like olive drab to me (what color IS it? I'm partly color blind).



OK - Copy-Paste

  • Highlight (or "select") the text you want to work with in one of two ways:

    • Put the cursor at the beginning of the section, hold down the shift key, and use arrows or direction keys to move the cursor to the end of the section - the highlighted text should change color.
    • Use your mouse to move the arrow to the start of the section, hold down the LEFT mouse button, and move the mouse to the end of the section and release the button - again, the highlighted text should change color.

  • Copy the highlighted text by clicking on the highlighted area with your right button and selecting "copy" from the menu that pops up (or use the keyboard shortcut [CTRL-C] to copy the highlighted text.
  • Paste the text by putting the cursor wher you want to put the text, then right-click and choose "paste" or use the keyboard shortcut [CTRL-V] (the "v" is supposed to look like a printer's caret, showing where text is to be inserted)



Here's a link for you to practice copy-pasting with. Highlight it, Copy [CTRL-C] it, and Paste [CTRL-V] it in the reply box below - and then submit the message. If you did it right, it should link to the Mudcat Home Page. I'll delete your practice messages.


<a href="http://www.mudcat.org">Click here</a>


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 06:53 PM

Let me give you that within-Mudcat template again:

<a href=/thread.cfm?threadid=XXXXX>(click here)</a>

Once you've mastered copy-pasting the Mudcat Home Page link above, try copy-pasting this one. Instead of the X's, put in any old number (up to the maximum number of threads we have - this one is 30236)
Good luck.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Sarah2
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 07:22 PM

Can anyone tell me how to post a blueclicky in my e-mail? I get them from time to time, but haven't a clue how to make one. Surely would be handy -- or is that "dangerous"? -- for me to know...

Sarah (feeling almost competent)


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 07:34 PM

Hi, Sarah - some e-mail programs (Outlook Express is one) automatically convert URLs (Internet addresses) and E-Mail addresses to clickable links. You may have to change the settings on your e-mail program to get it to do that. What program are you using?

(I think Max can set the Forum to make links automatically, but we decided it would cause too many other problems. We ARE playing with doing away with the need for line breaks - the version of Mudcat I'm using doesn't need line breaks in most situations, but it messes things up at times.)

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Sarah2
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 07:42 PM

Program? Program? Well, there goes the feeling of competence...

I use AOL. Is that the answer? I'm in Windows 95 -- is that it? There's a big blue Internet Explorer "E" on my desktop, too...never used it...

Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself here?

Sarah


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: SeanM
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 07:50 PM

Yup, that's the answer. AOL is your e-mail program.

E-mail programs run a wide variety of options. As stated, AOL is it's own email program. Outlook Express is another, but honestly if you're sticking with AOL you're probably better off with AOL anyway. There are several other programs out there, plus a wide variety of webmail servers (Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.)... These have the advantage of being accessible from computers that don't have AOL loaded on them.

The 'big blue E" is Microsoft Internet Explorer - a Web Browser. Note that AOL ALSO functions as a browser... it's how you're getting to Mudcat. Internet Explorer (or IE for short) Does not have the bells and whistles that AOL has, but this can get it to run a bit faster. If you're ever interested in using it, once you've connected with AOL, minimize the AOL windows, double click on the "E", and go from there.

Hope this helps, or at least makes sense.

M


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 07:56 PM

Uh...oh. OK, is there somebody who uses AOL who can tell Sarah how to make her e-mail make clickable links? I tried AOL in 1992 and hated it, and let it expire at the end of the trial. The second time I tried it, they wouldn't accept my credit card because I had used it on a previous free trial and not signed up for life. So I didn't try it again...


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: jets
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 07:57 PM

Click


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: jets
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 08:01 PM

This old dog learned a new trick.I cut and pasted. Thanks all for the help.


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 08:05 PM

here is (copied) my attempt at step-by-step

to make a blue clicky thing:

type a left angle bracket <, then type a href=,

then type,(or better, paste) the address you want folks to go to as in: http://www.mudcat.org/

then type a right angle bracket >

then type the words you want folks to READ..this can be the address again, or a descriptive phrase....

then type another LEFT angle bracket <, and back slash /, to indicate the expression is finished, then a last right angle bracket >

this ends up looking like this [a href=http://www.mudcat.org/]GO HERE[/a], but with < & > instead of [ & ]...


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Sarah2
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 08:05 PM

jets, congrats to you, too!

Sarah


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Burke
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 08:12 PM

Sarah, I don't know about AOL, but my mail program (Eudora) can read as a link anything following the text http:// If you sent me mail with just http:// it would activate my browser, but not go anywhere. If you send me an e-mail with http://www.mudcat.org it will be an active link to here, you don't need to do anything else to make it work for me.

In an older version of Eudora this worked, but I had to know it & run my mouse over the URL to get the mouse pointer to link. In newer versions the link is highlighted & obvious. I just click & it will open my browser if it's not, and take me to the site. If someone sends an e-mail with just www.mudcat.org, it's not an active link. In the earliest browsers I would have had to type the http:// then copy & paste the rest. Now it works just as it is, Netscape or Explorer are able to assume the http:// for the most part. I once had trouble with a URL that did not start with WWWW.

Clear as mud?


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Sarah2
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 08:24 PM

Burke, I'll have to try that. Thanks.

BillD, now that's I've indulged in thread creep, whose question are you answering? Mine, jets or nutty's? I'll try that, too, hoping it doesn't go somewhere and explode. I'm good at that...

Sarah


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Ebbie
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 08:39 PM

Burke and Joe, that's it! I took out the one / and then I did a blicky on the other 'blue clicky' thread and ended up here just where I intended to.

Joe, I've saved the 'formula'on my hard drive- Thanks!

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Ebbie
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 08:45 PM

One more thing and then I'll step out of the way: When I'm doing an email and want to direct someone to a thread on Mudcat, is this what I do? http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=30236

In other words, the URL and the thread number? And am I right in thinking that the thread number is interchangeable with text when I'm directing someone to a different site?

Sorry about this VERY basic stuff but I wasn't born knowing it. :)

Thank you.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: simon-pierre
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 10:03 PM

Shameless promotion for my friend David:

Notype

It's a practice, but Joe can delete it anyway...


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: SeanM
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 10:36 PM

Ebbie;

Actually, you'd replace the entire text following the "http://".

If it helps, think of it this way... Take the address "http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=30236":

A rough analogy to the real world would be something like this... "www.mudcat.org" is the city you're telling the computer to go to... once in that city, your computer will look for the apartment building "thread.cfm", and within that it'll find 'apartment' (or threadid) 30236.

So when you're directing people to sites with links, the entire thing has to change from the www on... otherwise, you're sending computers to an entirely different 'city', or site.

I think this may be what you were getting at. If not, let me know...

M


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: nutty
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 04:08 AM

It's wonderful to know I'm not the only one getting tied up in knots - but thanks everyone - I'll keep trying


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: KT
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 04:11 AM

I can't believe I'm doing this at this hour....

kiddidles


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: KT
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 04:13 AM

RATS!!! It didn't work! Guess I'll have to go back and start over! Maybe tomorrow, though! 'Night all!


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: KT
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 04:19 AM

try again


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: KT
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 04:21 AM

COOL!!!! Thanks everyone!!! Now I really am saying good night!


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: nutty
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 09:55 AM

I've ruminated and digested and I'm going for it - wish me luck

Click here


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: nutty
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 09:57 AM

It worked -- thanks to all for patience and understanding - this really is a wonderful place to be


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 01:44 PM

You're doing very well, Class- sorry I misled you with that double slash // in my example of the within-Mudcat link - I fixed it. I hadn't tried it with NO slash at the beginning, but I did it just now and it works (if I understand some of you, that's what you did). So, all you need ot put in is

<a href=thread.cfm?threadid=XXXXX>(click here)</a>

You don't need the part that says &messages=56 - that part is just information, telling how many messages there are in a thread. Note that you can ususally highlight and copy the URL (address) right out of the "address" bar of your browser - so you never need to type URLs, and you'll never make a typing mistake in an URL if you do it that way.
Remember that you DO have to use the http:// if your link goes soutside Mudcat (also note that our Help Forum is separate, so you have to use the http to go to or from Mudcat & the Help Forum - our Help Forum is a separate entity because we hope it won't go down at the same time Mudcat does).

Note that I renamed this thread to "Practice." The JoeClones™ and I go through the practice threads every once in a while and delete practice messages. Please don't post practice messages in other threads because it's hard for us to find them and delete them when it's time to do housecleaning. Thanks.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: Noreen
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 02:01 PM

Good on yer, nutty and KT!

And thanks, Joe, for the extra info.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: KT
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 04:32 PM

Thanks for all of your help, Joe. I have this image of you being inside all of our computers fixing things up for us....again, thanks......


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: Greyeyes
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 05:10 PM

I feel like a proud parent, God knows how Joe must feel.


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: Snuffy
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 06:17 PM

Can I pretend I've just fixed something?


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: Greyeyes
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 06:18 PM

Show off


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: nutty
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 11:09 AM

I'm still learning - been doing my homework

CLEVER

but how do I change the colour ?


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: nutty
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 11:13 AM

trying a bit of logic
wonder if it will work


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: nutty
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 11:13 AM

it didn't


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: SeanM
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 02:58 PM

nutty;

Check out the HTML Stuff thread for information on how to change color, fontsize and more!

Specifically, for color, look for the section on 'font color' commands. It helps if you have access to a hexidecimal color grid.

M


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 03:24 PM

I think Pene Azul posted this link a while back
colour chart
and a link to the newer site Mowchuk


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 03:31 PM

colour chart
same thing at the mowchuk address


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: NightWing
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 04:06 PM

Quick and easy description of how to change the appearance of your text. Before the text you want to change, type the <font ...> tag, after type </font>.

For example, if I type <font color="pink"> before this next bit of text, this bit of text will be pink. Note that THIS text is no longer pink; after the word pink, I typed </font> to end the special tag.

Here's some more:

<font color="red"> will make text bright red. Remember to end them with the </font> tag.
<font size="+1"> will make text a little bit bigger, while <font size="+7"> will make text a WHOLE BUNCH bigger
Likewise, <font size="-5"> will make text a lot smaller (unless I'm mistaken, +7 and -7 is as big and small as you can go)
One I almost never use (but it works) is <font face="arial"> will make the text be a different typeface. (Arial is a "sans serif" typeface; the Times typeface that most of the stuff on the Mudcat uses is a "serif" typeface. You should be able to see the different right here.
And finally, you can combine them quite neatly: <font size="+3" color="green"> will make text a bit bigger and a lovely shade of green

Now, I just have to hope this actually comes out looking the way I intended it to *G*

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 04:07 PM

The email thing still confuses me. If I am looking at a webpage and want to send a link to it by email, I can copy/paste the whole web address to my email
Is there a way to make the email blue clickey say what I want instead?
So instead of it being the complete web address of mudcat for instance is there a way of making the clickey just say Mudcat?
I know what I mean........

Roger


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: nutty
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 05:13 PM

Thanks Nightwing I think I understand now


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: nutty
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 05:13 PM

Thanks Nightwing I think I understand now


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: GUEST,still surfin
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 05:32 PM

Humm I wonder here goes


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: GUEST,still surfing
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 05:35 PM

Oh well I had the right idea - what can't I try?


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: Elise
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 12:47 AM

Click here


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: Elise
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 12:49 AM

Well, that last one didn't work, 'cause I typed it in wrong. 'Scuse me while I try again: Click here


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: MudGuard
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 08:57 AM

Joe, the links to threads work without the / as long as the file where the link is typed in is in the same folder as the thread.cfm.
Otherwise, you would need one /.

The rules for the slashes is:
two slashes: global link (to anywhere)
one slash: relative to server root (i.e. on the same server as the current file)
no slash: relative to current file
MudGuard


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 12:31 PM

so what is the foolproof method to use Mudguard?

Fool in Sheffield


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: SeanM
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 01:11 PM

I'd believe // would be the universal... I've used it, and have never had a link fail because of it. Note that this doesn't apply within the link... so for http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=30236&messages=78, note that it has the double after the 'http', and the single after the '.org'...

It's often simpler just to open up a window, copy the address out, and directly transfer it to the link. Saves typos, at the very least.

M


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: MudGuard
Date: 04 Feb 01 - 08:51 AM

Roger, SeanM has already told the foolproof way: navigate to the page you want to link to and copy its address.

If you use two slashes after the protocol (http:, https:, ftp:, gopher:, ...), you have to provide the server name as well (like www.mudcat.org), otherwise only the path to the file (relative to the server root or current file). So here in Mudcat it should be safest to use one or no slash (as there is more than one server: www, ragtime, loki, shorty).
Which of the two is better? Can't say! Probably no slash, as Netscape 6 has problems with server-relative paths. Otherwise, no big difference.

MudGuard


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: Sarah2
Date: 26 Feb 01 - 08:32 PM

Okay, one more question...how do I locate the number of a thread to put in a blueclicky. Above, Joe says this thread is 30236. Where does one find that number?

Sarah


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: MMario
Date: 26 Feb 01 - 08:45 PM

in the address box of your browser.

this one currently says http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=30236&messages=81#389211

so to blickie to here you would want

thread.cfm?threadid=30236

or

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=30236


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: Sarah2
Date: 26 Feb 01 - 09:01 PM

Well, duh...

Thanks.

Hey, you're everywhere tonight!

Sarah


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: Sarah2
Date: 26 Feb 01 - 09:13 PM

Okay, practicing that:

(click here)

Sarah


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: Sarah2
Date: 26 Feb 01 - 09:16 PM

Oh joy! Oh frabjous day!

Thanks, MMario. Genius of the week!

Sarah


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 26 Feb 01 - 11:42 PM

Just one point that was originally raised by Joe Offer. With internal links, it is better to leave the http://www.mudcat.org part out of the link.

The reason for this is that the full URL will be built up according to the address that is being used by the user. As an example, shorty could be down and www not working so the user is on loki, giving the full URL would fail but using the relative path, the full URL would become http://loki.mudcat.org... and would work.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 02 Dec 01 - 04:48 PM

(Nasty)

We'll see -


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: shanty_steve
Date: 14 Dec 01 - 12:32 PM

just testing!

good site


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Subject: RE: Practice: blue clicky things
From: GUEST,Kenny B
Date: 14 Dec 01 - 05:12 PM

I have read all your discussion For my next new trick i will try an internal link

Grigaloo-Click here


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