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Can we stop with the continual complaints about links not being "hot", then the repetitive posts of trying to get the link to be "hot" correctly?

COLD LINKS WORK FINE. Granted they may take you 1/3 second longer to get to, using copy and paste. BFD.

Here is a cold link:

To use "copy and paste" -- Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V:

Put cursor at left edge of "h"
Right click
Drag mouse to right edge (highlight line) of the last "/"
Type Ctrl-C
Click in "Go To" (whatever Microsucks IE calls it), or Netscape's "Location" window -- whole line will become highlighted.
Type Ctrl-V
Hit "Enter"

-- A (A@AisA.com), April 29, 1999



-- how to (copy@and.paste), April 29, 1999.

Maybe it's because I'm sleepy and cranky, but I'm reading the above thinking, "This person's life is so perfect they have nothing else to bitch about?" Since all posts are kept in one file here (unlike many message boards where every post is a separate file), I fail to see why a few one-line posts hot linking something should cause such a grievance. Surely there is something more important you could spend your time worrying about. Say, Y2K. Nuclear war. Martial law. Gun control. In a forum filled with concern over every possible negative, finding something truly worth griping about - - and starting a whole new thread for it (sigh) -- should not be difficult.

PJ in TX

-- PJ Gaenir (fire@firedocs.com), April 29, 1999.

What, and deprive A of another chance to point out the cluelessness of the mass of men (forum members inclusive)?

-- Debbie (dbspence@usa.net), April 29, 1999.

howto, your sense of irony is delicious.

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), April 29, 1999.



-- how to (copy@and.paste), April 29, 1999.

Debbie - "A" is already deprived - he obviously has no cats! Old Git, I'm sure you can confirm that once the kitties are settled into your lap, and you have only one hand free to work the mouse (continuous ear and tummy rubs take precedence over all other human activities), and you don't want to disturb the little ones to get up to turn on the light to find those control keys, that we can all convert into the temporarily cold-linked challenged!

-- Brooks (brooksbie@hotmail.com), April 29, 1999.

Hey guys I tried both ways I keep getting visionquesst.eud whats up with this? I'm a newbie with computers.

-- Daryll (twinck@wfeca.net), April 29, 1999.


Grab a cuppa java please. Youre grouchy today!

Just hotlink using the URL code and take care of two needs at once ...

HTML 101

http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id= 000HxH

How To Create A Hotlink In This Forum

http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id= 000MSA

HTML Posting Techniques

http:// www.milesresearch.com/y2k/howtohtm.htm

Then all we need is a spell checker and a search engine!



-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), April 29, 1999.

Guess I need my coffee too, but I also get irritated as hell by people whining about links not being "hot." Not knowing how to copy- and-paste makes me wonder how these folks learned to use the web in the first place. The time spent C&Ping is miniscule compared to the time it takes to learn HTML if you don't already know it.


-- Scott Johnson (scojo@yahoo.com), April 29, 1999.

I don nead no spell chekur. An my engin werks jus fine thank u.

: p

Hey, whats the big deal? Don't sweat the little stuff : )

Man I love my Mac.

Mike ==================================================================

-- Michael Taylor (mtdesign3@aol.com), April 29, 1999.

Me too Michael. Obviously A is having a bad day with his PC.

-- PNG (png@gol.com), April 29, 1999.

Thanks for the lesson A.

-- Kay (jkbrooks@bellsouth.net), April 29, 1999.

And I love you too, Michael. Just don't tell my wife! 8-}]

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), April 29, 1999.

Actually, the good thing about Cold links is that they never lose their reference. (When you print out a thread full of hot links, there's no reference to the URL unless the writer included it in the label (like below) - can be frustrating. (Or they can tack it on the following line)

The real problem links are the "lukewarm" ones I usually post, with blue underline flowing on down the screen forever.

Brooks, being often graced with a kitty on my lap, there is only one thing that will get her going, this hot link,


It's the music. She likes it better than catnip

-- Debbie (dbspence@usa.net), April 29, 1999.

Oh, you all did make that point already...

-- Debbie (dbspence@usa.net), April 29, 1999.

I'm tired of seeing space devoted to whining about "The link wasn't a hot link and I can't find it; please, please someone hotlink it for me." Then half a dozen tries to get it right.

-- A (A@AisA.com), April 29, 1999.

Brooks: I do have a pussy on loan.

-- A (A@AisA.com), April 29, 1999.

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