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Link button (Renaming Links)

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by lymond, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. lymond

    lymond Rise Up! (Phoenix Style!) Hall of Fame Staff

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    I'm curious if there was forum setting behind the scenes for the "Link" button such that one can rename the link into a readable format for viewers. Such as:

    https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/civ-illustrated-1-know-your-enemy.478563/

    becomes:

    Know Your Enemy

    One can use bbcode in the following format:

    [ + url + = + link + ] + Name + [/url]

    But it would be far more convenient if the Link button would prompt the poster to add a title for the link, not unlike how Spoiler tags work.

    Figured there might be a setting that enables that prompt. Or maybe there is a format that allows it when entering it into the URL prompt field.
     
  2. leif erikson

    leif erikson Game of the Month Fanatic Administrator Supporter GOTM Staff

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    I do not know?

    I copy the link location in my browser, type the text I wish the link to appear as, highlight the text and hit the link button and paste in the copied link. Then it appears exactly as Know Your Enemy above.
     
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  3. Browd

    Browd Dilettante Administrator

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    Sounds like the key here is that you don't start with the link and try to convert it to a labeled link. Instead you start with the label and turn it into a link.

    Disclosure: I never thought to do what lief suggests. I've always just done the manual BB Code route the OP describes.
     

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