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Re: Posting How To - Examples

Quoting other users

If you REPLY to a user, then the AUTO QUOTE button will automatically fill in a quote block for you, at the start of your post. You can even press it after you have finished typing, the added text is inserted for you.

It is polite to TRIM the quoted block, if necessary, so the quoted text is as short as possible.

You can of course just make your own quote blocks, with copy and paste, even if you are replying to another user. This may be useful if you wish to quote several parts of the post, and reply to each part immediately. In that case, you need many quote blocks. Make sure for every quote block start, you have a quote block finish! otherwise, you may end up with nested quotes.



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Making a list.

• Item 1
• item 2
• item 3

And so on...

This was done by typing:

Making a list.
<li> Item 1
<li> item 2
<li> item 3
And so on...
 


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Including links

If you copy and paste a recognizeable link (URL) into a post, it will be automatically converted to a real link. If the link is very long, then it will be truncated, but the actual link will remain untouched.

»www.cnn.com
»www.linkedin.com
»ftp://ftp.wustl.edu

The above links were recognized after I typed

http://www.cnn.com
https://www.linkedin.com
ftp://ftp.wustl.edu

Any links that refer to dslreports.com or broadbandreports.com are treated specially, and the domain name is stripped off. Additionally, if the link is a common one, a full name is substituted!

»/aboutdsl
»DSL FAQ
»Re: Posting How To - Examples
»Security

But they will still work as per normal. In addition, if the link is a FAQ entry or another topic on the forums, the TITLE of the FAQ entry or forum topic is automatically included for you.

If a link does not convert properly, or you wish to supply your own title, you can use plain html

<A HREF="http://www.cnn.com">CNN news site</A>
 
CNN news site
As above.


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downloadNOTEPAD.zip 34,765 bytes
Notepad.exe
(NOTEPAD.EXE)
Attaching Files

You can include with your post an attached file. The file is displayed along with the post and is available for download if a viewer so chooses.

Normally, files are ZIPPED, before they are available for download. Unless the file is an image, or already a ZIP file. This saves on bandwidth, and also ensures that users viewing posts do not accidently click on an attachment that is an executable of some kind and have it run before they notice what is happening.

I've attached a file to this post. It is the notepad EXE from windows. I've also given it a caption.
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