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I need help with linking stuff on this site. Read the details below?

Asked by Berserker (33470points) February 16th, 2010

Okay I’m like totally computer illiterate so this may actually be simple but I just can’t figure this out.
I see members here often give a link to something that has their own words in it. Example, “Check this out”. When you click on “out” it leads you somewhere.
How the hell do you do it? I’ve looked at the part of the FAQ that explains it, countless times, and I just don’t know what it’s talking about. Any help?

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Harp's avatar

Put the word(s) that you want to use as a link in quotes, follow the closing quotation mark immediately by a colon, then immediately paste the full URL you’re trying to link to.

Snarp's avatar

@Harp – That’s a colon. :

erichw1504's avatar

quote text quote colon url

Harp's avatar

@Snarp oops! Thanks!

Berserker's avatar

Say wut

Oh. Okay. Thank you.

Snarp's avatar

@Symbeline One set of quotes around the text. Then a colon, then the URL with no quotes.

“Say wut”: URL(which currently has a space in front of it that doesn’t belong.

Results in:

Say wut

Berserker's avatar

Yeah, for some reason I kept putting a – instead of a :

:/

Thank ye kindly

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HungryGuy's avatar

Phew!
Ignore my first two answers above, and use the third.
It was a challenge to thwart Fluther’s automatic URL detector and style editor!

augustlan's avatar

[mod says] @HungryGuy Please designate what you’re trying to link as “NSFW”.

HungryGuy's avatar

@augustlan – Sorry. I was just trying to give an example how to do it, but Fluther kept turing my example into a link, thus hiding how to do it.

@Symbeline – My email is in my profile. Send me an email, and I’ll explain how to do it, Showing you an example of exactly what you type. It took me a few months before I figured out how to do it. For the longest time, I was, like, how do you type an arrow like that? But it’s pretty simple, actually. The blurb underneath the edit box is misleading, but once you know how to do it, you’ll go “Aha! It says exactly how to do it!”

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