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Forum [url=web address]text[/url] query

Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:08 am

If I want to post a reference to a forum thread, I only know how to insert a link to the thread itself using the text marker format. Can someone please explain for me how I should go about creating a link to a specific posting within the thread? Thanks :thumbsup
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Copy this!

Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:40 am

In most forums, there will be a number for that particular post. This forum does not seem to work that way. But you can still do what you want. Right click on the subject of the post and select copy shortcut and paste that in your post. See where my post subject is "Copy this!"? Try it.
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Re: Forum [url=web address]text[/url] query

Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:53 pm

I usually open up another Firetrust Forum in another tab, go to the post I wish to copy, right click, copy and paste it in the post I wish to place it in the original tab. Make sense??????? :?:
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Re: Forum [url=web address]text[/url] query

Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:38 pm

Unless I misunderstood, I think he knew the mechanics of posting links, but he wanted to be able to post the link to a specific post within a thread of many posts.
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Re: Forum [url=web address]text[/url] query

Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:27 pm

What is wrong with using the quick link to the post?

The little block ahead of the by Username, click it and the post becomes the one with the forum focus and the URL in the address-bar changes to reflect that. Also a right-click and "copy link location" will grab it into the clipboard.
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Re: Copy this!

Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:59 pm

Digerati wrote:In most forums, there will be a number for that particular post. This forum does not seem to work that way. But you can still do what you want. Right click on the subject of the post and select copy shortcut and paste that in your post. See where my post subject is "Copy this!"? Try it.
My hero! Thanks :bow :thumbsup :mrgreen:
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Re: Forum [url=web address]text[/url] query

Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:04 pm

Pierre wrote:I usually open up another Firetrust Forum in another tab, go to the post I wish to copy, right click, copy and paste it in the post I wish to place it in the original tab. Make sense??????? :?:
It does, thanks, though I managed my successful attempt above without opening up a new forum tab.
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Re: Forum [url=web address]text[/url] query

Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:19 pm

stan_qaz wrote:What is wrong with using the quick link to the post?

The little block ahead of the by Username, click it and the post becomes the one with the forum focus and the URL in the address-bar changes to reflect that.
Thanks, that works as well :bow :thumbsup :mrgreen:
Also a right-click and "copy link location" will grab it into the clipboard.
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Hmmmm, I cant seem to locate "copy link location" :? What should I right-click on to get it, please?
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Re: Forum [url=web address]text[/url] query

Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:22 pm

Depends what browser you use for the Copy Link.
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Re: Forum [url=web address]text[/url] query

Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:56 pm

rusticdog wrote:Depends what browser you use for the Copy Link.
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Re: Forum [url=web address]text[/url] query

Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:29 am

What is wrong with using the quick link to the post?
Cranial flatulence?
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Re: Forum [url=web address]text[/url] query

Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:54 am

Firefox: (note dotted orange box around the link indicator behind the top left corner of the menu)
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Re: Forum [url=web address]text[/url] query

Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:09 am

stan_qaz wrote:Firefox: (note dotted orange box around the link indicator behind the top left corner of the menu)
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I get the dotted box around the link indicator but IE8 shows a few subtle differences here :mrgreen:
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Re: Forum [url=web address]text[/url] query

Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:23 am

Probably copy shortcut, not sure as I don't let IE do anything but Windows updates here.
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Re: Forum [url=web address]text[/url] query

Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:25 am

I did not say IE in my first post, but yes, Copy Shortcut is right.
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