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Date: 2/27/11 10:01 AM

It is time - I can do the links on the pattern review form - but on the message boards I can never get a link to be clickable - only cut and paste.
I see when I type a message that there is a button that says "http://" but when I click that it always says "Error". In fact I can't figure out any of those buttons - but the skills I reallly only care about is being able to get a hot link (and possibly photos too, but I could hot link a photo and that would be better than my currnet cut and paste method.)

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Date: 2/27/11 2:09 PM

Read this. Be certain to read my comment in that thread.

Clickable links within a message are preferred to photos, so good for you for wanting to do that. Some are on dialup and it takes forever for the pics to load.

Good luck with your links. :)

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Date: 2/28/11 1:13 PM

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I reallly only care about is being able to get a hot link

Hi fourkid. A "hot link" is something else, not what you mean but I'm leaving this comment in case someone intentionally wants to hot link.

Here's a definition and excerpt:
"Hotlinking" (also called "hot linking", "leeching", and "bandwidth theft") is a term referring to when a web page of one website owner is direct linking to the images or other multimedia files on the web host of another website owner (usually without permission, thus stealing bandwidth). This not only causes the other person to pay for the bandwidth of the hotlinked file, but often is intellectual property theft... One of the most common occurrences of "hot linking" is when people are forum posting and they hotlink pictures from another website to use ...on the messageboards (forums). Some disadvantages of hot linking .... the owner of the image has full control to disable hotlinking, or delete, rename, or worse yet, do a "switcheroo" (i.e., switching the file name to be another image which is sure to cause the hotlinker embarrassment) of the hot-linked image.


Iow, a "hot link" is not good.

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Date: 2/28/11 5:22 PM

Oh many thanks to you and Deeprika. I need to learn how to do this. Thanks a bunch.

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Date: 3/1/11 0:23 AM

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Some are on dialup and it takes forever for the pics to load.
Do you have this right, Gl!!! Gack! And sometimes the pics are so large, the computer crashes. Ask me how I know....

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Date: 3/1/11 7:24 AM

Sorry, my terminiology is off - not unusual for me and computers Maybe I mean a clickable link - I wouldn't even know how to begin stealing bandwidth - I would first have to know what bandwidth is - too much for my brain - I need to use my gray matter for learning important things like Hong Kong finishes and making bias binding.

I thank you, Gloria, for the info - I haven't tackled it yet , but I will soon. And I will stick to linking pictures - not posting them.

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Date: 3/17/11 1:21 PM

Thank you! I did it. I tested in the preview mode and it worked fine - so now I am off to use my new-found knowledge using a computer!

(oh, and in the tutorial - Deepika calls it a hot link too.)

Edited it add - I just made another discovery. My son set up the computer - I just use it. When I am on IE (as I usually am) it always still comes up with an error message. But fortunately I happened to be using Opera when I tested this - and it worked fine! So that is my real problem. I will just be sure to do all my PR "stuff" using Opera from now on. That tutorial was fantastic and helped me so much.
-- Edited on 3/17/11 1:32 PM --

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Date: 3/17/11 2:34 PM

Yay--good for you! There is a way to "allow" so that error message doesn't come up, or so they tell me, but I haven't gotten around to trying it yet.

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