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The ´HOW TO´guide to Mumsnet

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Papillon Mon 11-Jul-05 11:43:41

I think it is not more moderators that we require wink] but instead a group of stalwart MN oldtimers who can guide the newbies, the undoctrinated entrants into the world of MN Speak, MN Do and MN Be.

Now I am not claiming to be an oldtimer - 1 year is probably still fledgling so I will be boring and show everybody a method on ´HOW TO´do links

1. In the box on the lower right hand side of your screen are instructions for Links and emoticons Go there.

2. Using your mouse highlight the text \link{http://news.bbc.co.uk \ this}

3. Once highlighted Copy this text and paste it into the ´Add a Message´ box

Take the website address that you wish to add and insert in plae of \link{http://news.bbc.co.uk \ this} (area to replace highlighted in bold)

This is how I do it. My keyboard does not have { or \ so I find cut and paste easier. I had to add some gaps so that it would not just show as a link... make sure you have no spaces between letters and symbols.

You can of course just type \link{ then add the website address and } to finish!

Papillon Mon 11-Jul-05 12:15:06

getting experienced MNetters to to convey their secrets is more difficult than moderation I guess. Does the bossy around aspect of moderation make it appear more glamorous?

WigWamBam Mon 11-Jul-05 12:18:24

A "group of stalwart MN old-timers" probably smacks a bit of that dreaded c-word ...

fishfinger Mon 11-Jul-05 12:18:38

yeah get out of my clique

Emod Mon 11-Jul-05 12:20:12

Don't mention baby pasta or we will all laugh at you

Emod Mon 11-Jul-05 12:20:58

If you are a man coming on here to have some sordid little internet sex fling I will find you and rain all over your parade

Emod Mon 11-Jul-05 12:21:18

will post more as they occur to me

Marina Mon 11-Jul-05 12:22:40

If you are a woman etc, ditto.
And don't help yourself to grapes in the supermarket!

WigWamBam Mon 11-Jul-05 12:25:57

Never trust someone who calls themselves Judge.

Hausfrau Mon 11-Jul-05 12:29:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WigWamBam Mon 11-Jul-05 12:30:06

Learn about what "flouncing" is before you do it.

WigWamBam Mon 11-Jul-05 12:31:29

Don't hug fishy, or call her "hun".

lemonice Mon 11-Jul-05 12:33:09

don't mistake texting for communicating...

MrsGordonRamsay Mon 11-Jul-05 12:37:01

Do not throw footballs at cats on fences

tortoiseshell Mon 11-Jul-05 12:38:04

If you want to be in the clique, don't mention the clique word

Caligula Mon 11-Jul-05 12:38:31

Anything to do with breast feeding, Gina Ford or baby pasta, please look in the archives and do not start a new thread on it

Hausfrau Mon 11-Jul-05 12:39:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

fastasleep Mon 11-Jul-05 12:39:58

Don't flirt with anyone, ever, you'll have an MN scarlet letter attached to you forever more.

fastasleep Mon 11-Jul-05 12:41:00

hausfrau! I'd change that to if you get bullied, don't ask to leave in a moment of upset - they'll take you literally!

Janh Mon 11-Jul-05 12:41:46

fastasleep, you are coming across as a bit biased.

Papillon Mon 11-Jul-05 12:42:40

write everything on one line, its looks cool, if unsure about length and think one word might hang, use preview message to ensure success

Hausfrau Mon 11-Jul-05 12:42:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

fastasleep Mon 11-Jul-05 12:43:24

I am a bit biased!

Papillon Mon 11-Jul-05 12:43:44

doh

fastasleep Mon 11-Jul-05 12:43:47

Daft situation all round that was though.

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