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Jackfish
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07/20/2016 09:55AM
Posting links on BWCA.com is quite simple, but it takes doing it once or twice to get the hang of it. Correctly posted, the link will be "hot", meaning that all it takes is a click to go to the linked page. Posted incorrectly, it requires the reader to copy & paste the link.

First of all, you have to be logged in. Guests may not post a link.

If you'd like to insert a link into your post, do the following:

1. Copy the link you'd like to post.

2. Click on "Add a link to this message", located just below the text box in which your post is being typed. This will open a new window that looks like this...


3. In the top white box where it says "Link", paste your link.


4. In the bottom white box, type the description of your link (i.e. Bob's Trip Report, etc.)

5. Click "Add Link". The box will then disappear, your link will be inserted into your post and Bob's Trip Report (or whatever you're linking) will be accessible with one click. The words you used to describe your link (like 'Bob's Trip Report') will be highlighted in color.
 
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AndySG
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07/20/2016 09:05PM
Agree. Adam has made it fairly intuitive.
 
MrBadExample
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07/20/2016 10:22PM
Testing 1,2,3


Platypus
 
07/21/2016 09:42AM
Quest Outfitters .com

Even accepts punctuation marks better than the old "add a link"!

butthead
 
andym
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07/22/2016 05:06PM
Strangely, I seem to have to click the "Add a link to this message" and "Add Link" spots twice to get them to work. So, it rewards persistence.

I'm on a Mac using Safari. All updated.
 
520eek
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07/27/2016 10:07PM
cataract canyon rafting lets see if it worked!
 
520eek
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07/27/2016 10:12PM
It worked for me as well! Sweet!
 
Goldenbadger
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07/31/2016 07:33AM
It works great on my Mac. But for some reason I can't get it to work with my iPhone to save my life.
 
schweady
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08/14/2016 05:27PM
quote Goldenbadger: "It works great on my Mac. But for some reason I can't get it to work with my iPhone to save my life. "
Not much of anything works for me on my iPhone since the latest major update. I'm hoping for a 'View full site' link.
 
Jackfish
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01/31/2018 10:11AM
With a number of new people on the board and a number of folks "forgetting" how to add a link to a post, I thought this would be a good time to bump this tutorial to the top.
 
LilyPond
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05/10/2019 06:49PM
Some people with vision problems use a high-contrast Windows theme and/or modify their browser color scheme to enhance vision. Hot links don't show up on this website with those modifications. That might explain why some people don't use them.
 
adam
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06/25/2019 05:50PM
Instructions for posting a youtube video link:

1) Go to Video on Youtube
2) Click the Share link below the video.
3) Click the Embed option
4) Click the Copy link to get the code
5) Paste it in a message




Video will look like this:

 
06/28/2019 06:04PM
Thanks Adam, nice option! I hope to try it out in the next month or two, with my next video :-)
 
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