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#75762 - 03/11/07 08:49 AM UBB code
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does anyone have the code that can used used to shorten some of the very long URLs that get pasted in the messages?

IOW, is there a way to just use a highlighted keyword to go to a link instead of having the page expand towards Europe ?
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#75763 - 03/11/07 10:22 AM Re: UBB code
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#75764 - 03/11/07 10:45 AM Re: UBB code
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Togol, go here to shorten URL's

Ian's link will help you with the rest of your question.

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#75765 - 03/11/07 01:03 PM Re: UBB code
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like this....... infopop.com
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#75766 - 03/11/07 01:08 PM Re: UBB code
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it would seem so..

Thanks Kid,

Roger I'm having some trouble at your link
I'll keep tryin
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#75767 - 03/11/07 01:13 PM Re: UBB code
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Togol, it seems I remember having trouble there before also, try this one

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#75768 - 03/11/07 03:12 PM Re: UBB code
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Thanks again Roger, I will give that a go shortly. drat, it seems that my Mac will not work with that link ...
I do have html code for long strings, but I can't use it here, but
the info from Ian helped a great deal...I always knew the UBB stuff was in here just too lazy to use some of it


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#75769 - 03/11/07 04:13 PM Re: UBB code
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Tom, first off, You're welcome.

Second off, what browser are you using? I couldn't get www.shortenurl.com on Camino, Firefox or Safari, but www.TinyURL.com worked on all three.

OS 10.3.9, Safari 1.0

Ian A.
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#75770 - 03/12/07 03:43 AM Re: UBB code
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You can also avoid the problem by simply putting an abbreviated version or some other text within the part of the code which displays on the screen.

For example:

{URL=Link to page on somesite.zzz}http://www.somesite.zzz/this_is_a_very_long_address_ which_would_otherwise_go_right_off_the_screen.html{/URL}

I've used { and } on the tags so that you can actually see what to type. When doing this for real you need to use square brackets: [ ]
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#75771 - 03/12/07 05:16 AM Re: UBB code
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Ian ,
it's an old Mac with the Classic 9.2 and IE 5.. and I just got the html code for the other forum I hang out in after all these years but after your nudge to look at the UBB page again...the light finally came on. like I said, I was just too lazy in the past


Hey I like the new preview button,
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