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Old 06-20-2017, 06:41 PM   #41
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Default Re: Some "Basic" Tips for Posting on Sprinter-source

Often links to threads take a member to a specific post number. Not everyone may realize that the original thread is easily accessed by clicking the "Thread" link in the upper right corner. That link will jump you to the same post within the thread.

To those including links.
After accessing the specific post you want a link to (by clicking the upper right post number), click on the "Thread" link in the upper right. That will take you to the same post within the original thread. Copy that URL. It will take people to the post you wanted, but within the original thread. (Note that the URL will end with "p=XXXXX#postXXXXX". It is that addition which directs to a specific post in the thread.)

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A different attempt to explain including a link to a post.

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Here's some additional info on my experiences this month.
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Thanks. That's very good information to include here for CA residents.

Single post addresses.

For general information about single post links as Hulagun posted above.

When viewing the single post, the entire original thread can be easily accessed by clicking the link in the upper right corner.

For those posting links.
If you take the time to go to the post you want, and then click on the link in the upper right corner, copying the resulting post address will take people to the post within the entire thread. (Note that the address has an added post number suffix.)

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https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...091#post646091

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Old 06-20-2017, 10:32 PM   #42
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Default Re: Some "Basic" Tips for Posting on Sprinter-source

For those of us trying to point to a posting in the middle of a thread, we can perform a little "magic"...
(without having to bring up the individual post to reach the "thread" link Vic discussed)
(1) at the post you're trying to highlight right-click on the post number (such as the "41" on Vic's last post).
(2) from the menu that appears, choose (FireFox) "copy link location" or (IntExplorer) "copy shortcut" or (Edge) "copy link"
(3) either paste that directly into your message, or into the box that the "globe with chain link" icon presents.
(4) If you use the icon, you'll see something like
[URL="https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showpost.php?p=565120&postcount=41"]text that will be linked[/URL]
appear.
(5) here's the magic: change the "&postcount=41" to "#post565120" (without the quotes), duplicating the number that the "p=" provides. Also change the "showpost" to "showthread"
(6) so now you'll have
[URL="https://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?p=565120#post565120"]text that will be linked[/URL]
(7) and clicking that/this text that will be linked will take you there, with the entire thread easily accessible.

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Default Re: Some "Basic" Tips for Posting on Sprinter-source

For those who don't display pictures and need to click to view them.

When I add pictures using the paperclip at the top of the post window they always display as a picture.

You may have disabled displaying pictures at some time or other.
To enable.


Go to Quick Links in the blue bar.
Click Edit Options.
Scroll down to "Thread Display Options". "Show Images" should have a check mark.

Thanks goes to Mortarsprayer for the reminder.

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