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GUEST,Kenny B 14 Dec 01 - 05:12 PM
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Sarah2 26 Feb 01 - 09:16 PM
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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 09:01 PM

Well, duh...

Thanks.

Hey, you're everywhere tonight!

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 - 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Elise
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 12:47 AM

Click here


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 03:31 PM

colour chart
same thing at the mowchuk address


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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: 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: nutty
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 11:13 AM

it didn't


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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 - 11:09 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: Greyeyes
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 06:18 PM

Show off


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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 - 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 04:13 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 - 04:11 AM

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

kiddidles


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Subject: RE: BS: blue clicky things
From: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 08:05 PM

jets, congrats to you, too!

Sarah


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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: 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: jets
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 07:57 PM

Click


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