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to find it very easy indeed to do links on MN?

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PuppyMonkey Sat 24-Oct-09 17:12:59

I can't understand why so many other people say "sorry, I can't do links" on posts. It's dead easy - I am really thick and I can do it. grin wink

Look .... it tells you how to do them in a big section on the right called Links.

Right, I want everybody who says they can't do links to have a practice right here, right now...And don't be coming on here saying you can't do links again. Got that?

MegSophandEmma Sat 24-Oct-09 17:21:43

I have been here four years and up until around two years ago, before MN changed it, I could do them. Now however, my link attempts make threads look messy, so I just do the [[]] thingy ma bobby. So yes YABU grin

RustyBear Sat 24-Oct-09 17:24:05

Maybe they are posting from a phone? I had a phase of saying 'sorry I can't do links' before the iPhone software upgrade gave me cut & paste.

BoysAreLikeDogs Sat 24-Oct-09 17:25:07

I had to have a Masterclass from Mo before I could do links

So ner


PuppyMonkey Sat 24-Oct-09 17:27:19

I think we should have a proper Masterclass, that would be a good thing. I think Johnny Depp could front a MN video on how to do it frankly. grin

LauraIngallsWilder Sat 24-Oct-09 17:31:04

Meg - I found the old way easy too!
But honestly once you get the hang of it the new way is far far easier

open a new window for the new website
Copy the address in the MN message box as below

Delete the http:// bit and put [[ instead then add some amusing/boring comment followed by ]] eg here]]

So here

LauraIngallsWilder Sat 24-Oct-09 17:31:38

Ta da - it worked

purepurple Sat 24-Oct-09 17:39:18

But I can only do links on Mumsnet grin
how do I do them on an email or whispers other forums?

mwahahahamwahahahallyroger Sat 24-Oct-09 17:42:05


RustyBear Sat 24-Oct-09 17:44:39

Ooh - that first image is from my web album - I photoshopped the T shirt onto the bat!

CherylVole Sat 24-Oct-09 17:45:12

i think we need zero tolerance on link incompetents

ChunkyKitKat Sat 24-Oct-09 17:45:26

I am a technophobe, so this is the talking to I need. Here goes: Not that it's interesting to anyone, just practising.

LauraIngallsWilder Sat 24-Oct-09 17:47:18

Yay chunkykitkats - tis easy when you know how

nowwhatdoido Sat 24-Oct-09 17:48:15

No, it's not difficult, but it is a rather long winded and old-fashioned way of doing it, compared to most other internet forums. But all part of Mumsnet's charm I suppose.

mwahahahamwahahahallyroger Sat 24-Oct-09 17:50:28

oh rusty, are you going to sue me for breach of copyright?
I used to have a copy og Soupy's original on my desktop but is seems to have gone

I can't do links from my phone as it doesn't have [[]] bracketssad

MegSophandEmma Sat 24-Oct-09 18:09:15

this ones bodged up

MegSophandEmma Sat 24-Oct-09 18:09:40

PMSL Thats it never again blush

TrickOrNinks Sat 24-Oct-09 18:13:56

Laura I'm sure I don't delete the http:// bit thus, nope, it's here in my preview box.

Is that what you have to do when you're using a phone though?

I'm always really impressed with people who write posts from their phones on the train or whatever.

RustyBear Sat 24-Oct-09 18:22:23

molly - if anyone owns the copyright, it's the University of Hawaii. I don't know if anyone's ever told them their bat has become an MN icon...

LauraIngallsWilder Sat 24-Oct-09 18:30:15

Trick that worked perfectly

Try try again Meg

ChunkyKitKat Sat 24-Oct-09 18:48:02

Laura, excuse me for being dopey. So if I wanted to link this page it would be find it easy to do links on MN?

LauraIngallsWilder Sat 24-Oct-09 18:51:54

I dont think you can link to a page you are on - that would confuse it surely!

RustyBear Sat 24-Oct-09 18:53:56

Yes you can

Pumpkinbummum Sat 24-Oct-09 18:54:41

I don't need to delete anything either,
I just open new tab and copy the whole address bar
and then paste it inbetween [[ ]]


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