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ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

So absolutely no idea how to turn links into phrases and what not. help?

Asked by ABoyNamedBoobs03 (7538points) July 11th, 2009

I know it shows you how to do it in the little page will this and this and this in it. but for whatever reason my caveman brain no like. so, since I’m not really a go getter type of guy right now, who doesn’t mind if I use them for their smarts?

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augustlan's avatar

Don’t feel bad, it took me forever to get the hang of that. Since I see Saturated_Brain is already crafting a response, I’ll let him/her show you how.

Saturated_Brain's avatar

You place quotation marks around a word which you’d like to turn into a link, like so:

Step 1: ” example ”

Then after that you add a colon after the closed quotation marks, like this:

Step 2: ” example ” :

Then after that you place the url of the website you want, like this:

Step 3: ” example ” : http://www.fluther.com

So now you just remove the spacing between the quotation marks, the colon, and the url so that it becomes:

example

Ta-dah!

Of course, I still have no idea how to make it such so that those urls with brackets in them (like those wiki ones) will be part of the hyperlink (eponymousehipster’s method still doesn’t work for me)

kheredia's avatar

Wow, that was enlightening. I had no idea how to do that either! Thanks @Saturated_Brain

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

@Saturated_Brain thanks, a lot more basic then I thought it was and am slightly amazed I never figured it out on my own. very much appreciated.

augustlan's avatar

Great job on the explanation, @Saturated_Brain. Now, @ABoyNamedBoobs03 and @kheredia test time! Give it a try. :)

kheredia's avatar

Yey!!! I did it!!!

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

muahahahhahaha!

I’m really going to abuse this new found ability until you all hate me.

augustlan's avatar

Bravo! I think @Saturated_Brain deserves some lurve for that demonstration!

Tink's avatar

Damn I still can’t do it :(

Tink's avatar

I did it!!!! Whooot thanks Saturated_Brain!!
Now if I only knew how to post YouTube links, I’d be smart ^_^
Anyone care to explain?

Saturated_Brain's avatar

Same way darling. =)

This interview is so cooooolll

Tink's avatar

Let’s see if it works

Penguins

Tink's avatar

LOL I did it!!!! Except it takes for ever :( but I can do it now!!!

Saturated_Brain's avatar

Now time to try a wiki link….

“Prince”:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_(musician)]
Prince(musician)

*^@$!

I’ve posted a comment on the blog. Now waiting for some response..

lloydbird's avatar

@Saturated_Brain @augustlan Please help!!! I’m ok with this until I get to the part about removing ” the spacing between the quotation marks, the colon and the url”
what exactly is mean’t by this?

Saturated_Brain's avatar

Okay… I’m gonna do this really step by step..

Let’s say we start out with this:

” example ” : http://www.fluther.com

So okay… Here’s
Step 1: ” example ” : http://www.fluther.com

Step 2: ”example ” : http://www.fluther.com (as you can see I removed the spacing between the first quotation mark)

Step 3: ”example” : http://www.fluther.com (now the word ‘example’ is totally enclosed by the two quotation marks without any spacing)

Step 4: ”example”: http://www.fluther.com (No spacing between the second quotation mark and the colon, see?)

Step 5: ”example”:http://www.fluther.com (Now I’ve removed all the spacings between the url, the colon and the quotation marks so that the whole thing is one phrase)

You should end up with:

example

lloydbird's avatar

@Saturated_Brain Many many thanks for the clarification, friend.

DeanV's avatar

It took me about a month to figure it out. Now I feel accomplished because you can do this.

Tink's avatar

Guys are you able to see the video?

augustlan's avatar

@Tink1113 It takes me to a page where it says I can watch the video, but when I try it says Firefox won’t let me. :(

Tink's avatar

@augustlan : (
I typed the right URL, but i’m using iPod and it only lets me do it mobile.
I miss johnpowell he would have known what to do :(

DeanV's avatar

Lol4rl. It was a rick roll…

Tink's avatar

So it worked??? :)

irocktheworld's avatar

I think I did it…did I?

Tink's avatar

Yay!! You did it :)

irocktheworld's avatar

Woah!!!That was awesome!!! Thank you!!! :D

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