September 07, 2012
That's the basic comment entry box. First thing we do is type part or all of our comment. (It isn't necessary to write it all; links can be added at any time.)
Then we highlight the text we want to make into a link.
We click the magic "make a link" button:
It looks like chain links, get it? In response we get a popup:
We enter our URL in the appropriate box:
And we hit "Insert".
The box automagically changes some things around. Don't let that bother you; it doesn't matter. Our last step is to hit "OK".
And our link is now complete.
And now you guys have no excuses for putting ugly URLs directly inline. Please don't do it from now on.
Courier says, "Get it right, you geeks!!!"
Posted by: RickC at September 07, 2012 02:10 PM (WQ6Vb)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at September 07, 2012 02:29 PM (RqRa5)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 07, 2012 03:08 PM (+rSRq)
Rick, there is a second way: you paste the URL in directly, and the code here recognizes that it is a URL and turns it into a link.
My point with this post is that it's ugly and and I don't want anyone using it.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 07, 2012 03:10 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: RickC at September 07, 2012 04:02 PM (WQ6Vb)
I've actually been wanting to do a similar one, but I'm glad Steven beat me to it!
Posted by: Wonderduck at September 07, 2012 04:56 PM (RZfzj)
It would be nice if the box made both kinds of links look the same.
When you enter a raw URL, how would it know what the link text should be? Making it prompt for it would be a headache -- especially if there were several raw URLs being fixed.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 07, 2012 06:08 PM (+rSRq)
Well, BBCode and the like have been around for ages. It's not a big deal to me, I'll try to do it the right way. The editor is quirky for me, though.
Posted by: RickC at September 07, 2012 08:17 PM (WQ6Vb)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 07, 2012 11:41 PM (PiXy!)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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