Live Links in Posts

 

Ladies & gentz,

Let's have the "copy and paste" feature a thing of the past by making the web links in our posts live (active)...

Just place the url as a text in your comments and, before submitting the post, above the "post comment" button, hit the "input format" and select "Filtered HTML with Hyperlinks".
Is that easy and it makes a big difference.

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“There is always a solution; the only challenge is to find the best one”

Let's try it...

Nuvi Addict wrote:

Ladies & gentz,

Let's have the "copy and paste" feature a thing of the past by making the web links in our posts live (active)...

Just place the url as a text in your comments and, before submitting the post, above the "post comment" button, hit the "input format" and select "Filtered HTML with Hyperlinks".
Is that easy and it makes a big difference.

www.yesterland.com

Not bad, it was easy!
dd

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Now why didn't I think of that. This site is the best for helping others. Thanks for the information...

I think that the way this

I think that the way this feature is set up is that you have to have that cute little windmill to make it work.

Miss Poi

Thanks!

I've been an active member for about 31 weeks, and I never realized that was possible. That is very good to know for future posts.

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Garmin Nuvi 660

Yeah, me neither

Rick5266 wrote:

I've been an active member for about 31 weeks, and I never realized that was possible. That is very good to know for future posts.

until about 3 weeks ago.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

is that so?

miss poi wrote:

I think that the way this feature is set up is that you have to have that cute little windmill to make it work.

Miss Poi

Doesn't seem quite so, see http://www.poi-factory.com/node/8007 for an example: the 5th comment was posted by Ein -> live link, w/o the cute little windmill spinning...

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“There is always a solution; the only challenge is to find the best one”

If I see a link I go in and

If I see a link I go in and make it live:)

Miss Poi

I can't believe I missed that at the bottom

I usually poke a click on everything and find those things.

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Garmin Etrex Vista, Streetpilot 2610, GPSMap 60Csx, Nüvi 750, Colorado 400t, Nüvi 3790t

Don't see it?

I don't have the "input format" you are talking about.

FYI; Most discussion/forum software has this feature built in and simply recognizes the links in your text and converts them on the fly. The Poi-Factory is pretty basic with no such bells and whistles. sad

This is what I see above the Post Comment button

Quote:

* Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

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nüvi 680, nüvi 770, Garmin Mobile XT, etc...

Windmill

I believe Miss Poi said that you have to have a windmill for that to be active.

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Garmin Etrex Vista, Streetpilot 2610, GPSMap 60Csx, Nüvi 750, Colorado 400t, Nüvi 3790t

Insider talk....

quackinup wrote:

I believe Miss Poi said that you have to have a windmill for that to be active.

I didn't have a clue what she was talking about. But now I see what you guys are talking about. The windmill badge icon sitting next to the user name correct?

Windmill = Active User status?

Looks like I need to go back to language class and take POI 101 wink

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nüvi 680, nüvi 770, Garmin Mobile XT, etc...

URL's

It don't work that easy
http://www.garmin.com
I did what you said and it still don,t work To make the link live

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

is that so?

Well, it seems it does...

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“There is always a solution; the only challenge is to find the best one”

Input format

auggie wrote:

It don't work that easy
http://www.garmin.com
I did what you said and it still don,t work To make the link live

You have to go into the input format area to change it. I am working on getting Jon to agree to make all hyper links automatic so I don't have to change them.

Miss POI

Input format

Thanks Miss POI & JM

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

Automatic Hyperlinks

The automatic hyperlink feature we installed a couple months ago has been working well, so I've enabled it for all new posts.

Now you no longer need to select "Filtered HTML with Hyperlinks" to get a clickable link.

JM

Channeling Elvis...

Thank you...thank you very much... smile

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Praise the Lord!!!

JM wrote:

The automatic hyperlink feature we installed a couple months ago has been working well, so I've enabled it for all new posts.

Now you no longer need to select "Filtered HTML with Hyperlinks" to get a clickable link.

JM

That is awesome thank you soooooo much. That was one of the biggest issues I had with this site, now I have to think of another one...j/k

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Automatic Hyperlinks

Thank You very Much JM & Miss POI And Have A Happy Upcoming Holiday

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

another small refinement?

That was absolutely a much needed improvement! but can we refine it, please???
Previously, I was able to insert live links in bold characters, like www.poi-factory.com; now, it's only www.poi-factory.com I did like the blue bold text to emphasize the weblink in the middle of a lengthy text... can you see the difference?

Also, when clicking a link, wouldn't be better to make it automatically open in a new window?

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“There is always a solution; the only challenge is to find the best one”