How to put live hyperlinks in signature?

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Kary English
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How to put live hyperlinks in signature?

Postby Kary English » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:58 pm

So I notice the people like Martin have nice, pretty clickable-text hyperlinks in their signature. And after two days of futzing, I can't get mine to be anything more than just text.

So what's teh sekrit? I've tried code and I've tried the url button. I've tried making it look (and function) how I want it in a live webpage, then doing copy/paste on the code and it doesn't work.

Halp, plz? I maded u a hyprlink but sumfing eated it.
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Re: How to put live hyperlinks in signature?

Postby Grayson Morris » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:02 pm

The url code should work. Perhaps you have too many lines in your sig? Then it would be ignored.
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Re: How to put live hyperlinks in signature?

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:02 pm

I wish I knew, Kary. I looked at your failed efforts, and I could not for the life of me see why they were failing. If I could have, I would have pointed out the answers.

Someone recently did a URL and included quotation marks. I know that fails; but you didn't do that.

Try another one, and I'll take another look at it.
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Re: How to put live hyperlinks in signature?

Postby Kary English » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:12 pm

<a title="Writer Swag!" href="http://www.zazzle.com/teamsnark*" target="_blank">Writer swag</a> by yours truly.

works on my webpage...?
WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
Q2,V31 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
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Totaled (revised HM) in issue #9 of Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge
Departure Gate 34B at DSF

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Re: How to put live hyperlinks in signature?

Postby Grayson Morris » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:22 pm

In BBCode, the tag is [ url ] (without the spaces inside the brackets).

So you want [ url="http://www.zazzle.com/teamsnark*" ]Writer swag[ /url ] without spaces.
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Re: How to put live hyperlinks in signature?

Postby Kary English » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:24 pm

Hrm, did I miss a space?
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Q2,V31 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
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Totaled (revised HM) in issue #9 of Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge
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Re: How to put live hyperlinks in signature?

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:26 pm

Kary James wrote:<a title="Writer Swag!" href="http://www.zazzle.com/teamsnark*" target="_blank">Writer swag</a> by yours truly.

works on my webpage...?


Yes. This board (annoyingly) does not use HTML encoding. In genre terms, you might say it uses a mutant zombie variant of HTML.

The equivalent is...

Writer Swag! by yours truly.

Or...

[_url_=_http://www.zazzle.com/teamsnark_]Writer Swag![_/url_] by yours truly.

Remove all the underscores, and you get the result above.
Martin L. Shoemaker
F:1V28,1V29
SF:4V28
HM:2/3V28,2/3/4V29,1/2/3V30
3rd:1V31

WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!
SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT!
REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT!
Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience.
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Re: How to put live hyperlinks in signature?

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:27 pm

You have quotation marks in your latest one. Gotta remove those.
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SF:4V28
HM:2/3V28,2/3/4V29,1/2/3V30
3rd:1V31

WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!
SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT!
REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT!
Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience.
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Re: How to put live hyperlinks in signature?

Postby Kary English » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:29 pm

Yayyy!! Success!

Thanks, Martin and Grayson!
WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
Q2,V31 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Flight of the Kikayon at the Grantville Gazette
Totaled (revised HM) in issue #9 of Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge
Departure Gate 34B at DSF

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Re: How to put live hyperlinks in signature?

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:10 pm

Good question and good answers! I'd been wondering how to make the hyperlink have words instead of just the hyperlink's linky-thing.
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