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To be irrationally irritated and quite confused, every time someone says...

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BeyondStuffedWithXmassyGoodies Mon 10-Dec-12 18:44:50

"I don't know how to do links"

Am I the only person whose MN has an explanation under the posting box? That is pretty hard to miss, even if you are a first time poster?grin

weevilswobble Tue 11-Dec-12 08:06:07

Is it really that important that some poor bugger (like me) cant do some fancy computer stuff?
Isnt it more important that what they write is of some use to someone, wise, thoughtful, kind and contributes to humanity in a positive way?

I dont know how to boldify, link or such. Maybe because i MN in bed on my iphone.


InMySpareTime Tue 11-Dec-12 08:11:41

Quick masterclass:
bold is a * each end of a word or phrase
italics is a ^ each end
strike through is two - each end
underline is two _ each end
All hard learned and with much mocking when I got it (inevitably) wrong.

TraineeBabyCatcher Tue 11-Dec-12 08:52:11

Well you learn something new every day! I'm the mobile site and the message box is much scrolling above the smileys and info on the links. And as I am lazy and have never seen the need I've never scrolled past the emphasis part.

CaHoHoHootz Tue 11-Dec-12 13:11:26


Not that it matters grin but underline only has one _ at the beginning and one _ at the end? Strike through has two -- at either end though. It's not very consistent hmm

InMySpareTime Tue 11-Dec-12 16:02:58

It worked with two, didn't occur to me to try it with one.

InMySpareTime Thu 13-Dec-12 13:15:07

What's up with bold ?
Is it bold now?
All things I had in bold have reverted.

weevilswobble Thu 13-Dec-12 13:48:02

Oooooo I gonna try it! weevils

weevilswobble Thu 13-Dec-12 13:48:29

And ........weevils

weevilswobble Thu 13-Dec-12 13:49:10

Ha! Thanks inmysparetime
you lovely lady! X

diddl Thu 13-Dec-12 13:52:46

I´ve never done italics as I can´t find the symbols needed on my keyboardblush

diddl Thu 13-Dec-12 13:55:44

and of course now I´ve posted that, I´ve just noticed it!


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