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Ricky
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 09/19/2006 :  09:37:22  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
At times, certain posts may contain url's which span way across the page, forcing you to side scroll while reading. One solution to this problem is to replace the text between urls to be something along the lines of:

http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/articlenews.aspx?type=healthNews...

Putting the ellipsis after so many characters. I'm not certain how feasible this is with these boards.

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov

Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
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Posted - 09/19/2006 :  10:04:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
Or perhaps the mods could make a point to go in and edit the link so that

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/soccer/09/19/bc.eu.spt.soc.italy.totti.ap/index.html

Becomes

Totti won't play in 2007

More work for the mods, but easier than some grand forum fix, I think...
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Ricky
SFN Die Hard

USA
4907 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2006 :  13:00:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
Making one change in the code is much easier than having mod's go in and edit everyones post for years to come.

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
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Posted - 09/19/2006 :  13:01:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Ricky

Making one change in the code is much easier than having mod's go in and edit everyones post for years to come.

Ricky, where's your sense of dedication to the site?
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
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Posted - 09/19/2006 :  13:18:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
I don't think it happens that often that links need editing.
In any case, I try to fix them whenever they start messing with the layout, or gets otherwise annoying.

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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 09/19/2006 :  13:32:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
Ok, here's how it's done:

Look up in the tool bar, and you will, in about the middle, see a sort of a globe. It's right between Horizontal Rule and Insert e-mail. Write a word or a phrase, then select it, then click on the funny, little, round thing. You will get this:

[url][/url} with your word in it. I've intentionally boogered it a little to keep it from trying to go somewhere.

In the front [url], right after the 'l', put an equal sign and two sets of quotation marks. Within these qoutation marks, paste the addy of whatever you are calling attention to, and you're all set.

See how easy it is?





"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

Edited by - filthy on 09/19/2006 13:46:02
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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 09/19/2006 :  15:50:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy

Ok, here's how it's done:

Look up in the tool bar, and you will, in about the middle, see a sort of a globe.

quote:
Write a word or a phrase, then select it, then click on the funny, little, round thing. You will get this:

[url][/url] with your word in it.

In the front [url], right after the 'l', put an equal sign and two sets of quotation marks.
[URL=" "]

Just make sure there aren't any extra characters between the quotation marks (I put one in just to make the quotes more visible). Even a carrier return or a space somewhere within the quotation marks will screw up the link.

quote:
Within these qoutation marks, paste the addy of whatever you are calling attention to, and you're all set.


[url="http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/"]See how easy it is?[/url]

Next lesson will be how to make type those tags to get them displayed instead of really formatting the text...


Edited to add a clarification.

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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
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Posted - 09/19/2006 :  15:59:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
If you happen to post a long link in one of the forums where I'm moderating, don't worry. I'll fix it when I stumble upon it. Or, you can always send me a PM with the permalink to the post where you have it if you like me to edit your post. I'll be happy to do it. You click on the permalink on top of the post, and then copy the address-field. That will be the direct link to the post.

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Ricky
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 09/19/2006 :  20:22:17   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
Right filthy, people can do that, but they aren't forced to. And I personally find it rather insane to have a person do the work that a computer can. But maybe that's just me.

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
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Posted - 09/19/2006 :  20:45:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
I wonder how hard it will to be to create a software intelligent enough to only edit links that aren't already properly formatted.

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JohnOAS
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Australia
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Posted - 09/19/2006 :  21:33:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit JohnOAS's Homepage Send JohnOAS a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

I wonder how hard it will to be to create a software intelligent enough to only edit links that aren't already properly formatted.


if(strlen(URL)>SomeNumberIJustMadeUp)
{
FixThebastard();
}
else
{
LeaveItAlone();
}

Or the asp equivalent ought to go close. Sorry about the formatting, I don't think snitz was designed as a code editor.


John's just this guy, you know.
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Ricky
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 09/19/2006 :  22:03:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
Right John. The only way I can see how that would be a problem is if someone wrote in their own text with a lenght greater than you're magic number. But I don't believe I've ever seen that.

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9666 Posts

Posted - 09/20/2006 :  12:27:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
Since I know neither asp nor Snitz software, I cannot commen on it.

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
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Posted - 09/20/2006 :  16:50:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by JohnOAS

Sorry about the formatting, I don't think snitz was designed as a code editor.
How about:
if(strlen(URL)>SomeNumberIJustMadeUp)
   {
      FixThebastard();
   }
else
   {
      LeaveItAlone();
   }
Just gotta know the [code] tag.

Actually, I don't think this would be too difficult a change to make...

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