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how to mask a link?

musAphira
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : Jun 13, 2010 11:21:25
hi there,

is there a way to mask a link when posting or for the signature?
something like :
[link="http://www..."]Click here ...[/link]

would be usefull sometimes

greetz
m
ShivaS
IsraTrance Team

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Posted : Jun 13, 2010 20:16
Don't see a reason for having it...
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Colin OOOD
OOOD/Voice of Cod

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Posted : Jun 13, 2010 22:28
Quote:

On 2010-06-13 20:16, ShivaS wrote:
Don't see a reason for having it...


Click ---> here <--- for a good reason.

Oh sorry you can't, so here's the full link:
http://www.there_are_a_lot_of_links_on_the_internet.org.ru/~32342n/userfiles/that_are_really/public/images/jpegs/far_too_cumbersome_to_use_and_make_the_forum_look_really_untidy_but_I_guess_you_like_that_look.jpg

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ShivaS
IsraTrance Team

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Posted : Jun 13, 2010 22:37
use tinyURLs
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Colin OOOD
OOOD/Voice of Cod

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Posted : Jun 14, 2010 17:14
TinyURL links don't show their target URL in the status line, as 'hidden' links do.

For instance, this link was sent to me automatically on MSN by someone who had a virus:

http: //tinyurl.com/facebook-images-13-06-2010-JPG

Where does it go? I have no idea, but no way am I clicking it, and I strongly suggest you don't click it either.

Of course there is the TinyURL link preview feature but how many people know about that, and how difficult do you want to make this forum to use?

'Hidden' links inside [url][/url] codes don't have this problem as their target is shown on the status line, and are absolutely standard across the entire rest of the internet.
          Mastering - http://mastering.OOOD.net :: www.is.gd/mastering
OOOD 5th album 'You Think You Are' - www.is.gd/tobuyoood :: www.OOOD.net
www.facebook.com/OOOD.music :: www.soundcloud.com/oood
Contact for bookings/mastering - colin@oood.net
ShivaS
IsraTrance Team

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Posts :  861
Posted : Jun 14, 2010 21:11
Ok, we'll think about it.

However,when you place relevan keywords instead of "click here" it will affect the seo for linked-to website. We need to think about it. Either to open it for everyone or make nofollow. Both options may harm. May be like other forums do, only old members get do-follow, rest (young) get nofollow.
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orange
Fat Data

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Posted : Jun 17, 2010 03:27
most forums allow adding your own image/banner hot linked to your site/page on your signature space!

at least after image embedding would be nice to have a "click here" option.           http://www.landmark-recordings.com/
http://soundcloud.com/kymamusic
ShivaS
IsraTrance Team

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Posted : Jun 17, 2010 07:36
we are not most forums and "at least" not counts.
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