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Not the linkster, don't know how

But I encourage all to read George Will's column in todays Washington Post. Of course Mr. Will is an old leftist so if I linked it here it would probably get censored.


  • >> Of course Mr. Will is an old leftist

    You have no idea what you are talking about. Quite the contrary. Jeez, man.
  • edited July 2018
    I have the impression that larryB was being facetious, there. :) And G. Will is at his intelligent and insightful BEST in the article.
  • edited July 2018
    @larryB- Linking certainly isn't complicated... if it was Ted would be out of luck. There are two ways: basic/unsophisticated, as in "Ted", or "cool", as in "not Ted".

    First, of course you need to go to the article itself. The article that you're interested in is an opinion piece by George Will titled "This sad, embarrassing wreck of a man".

    Once you have the article up on your browser, go up to the URL window that contains the article's address. Simply copy that complete address, and paste it directly into your composition window:

    That works, but it's clunky.

    A little bit more cool is to use a tool which has been thoughtfully provided by MFO. When you are composing a post, there is a toolbar up at the top of the posting window. That toolbar starts with a "B", and has seven additional symbols, for a total of 8. By using the seventh symbol, you can make a link that's a bit more professional than Ted's brute force method.

    First, in your your MFO composition window, type a suitable title for your link. For example, how about simply calling it "George Will's Column"? OK, so let's do that:

    George Will's Column

    1) Then, you "select" that group of words by highlighting them with your cursor.

    2) Next, you select that "seventh symbol" by clicking on it. A small box will appear.

    3) Using exactly the same "copy and paste" as before for the URL, simply paste it into that box instead of into your composition window.

    And that will give you this: George Will's Column

    This will cause a complicated looking gibberish to appear in your composition window. Just ignore that, and click on the "Preview" button to see what your finished product will actually look like. If you're happy with it, hit the "Post Comment" button. All done.

    One word of caution: It's a good idea to "test" your link to make sure it works correctly. BUT: when using "Preview" don't click on your link to test it, or you may lose the whole shebang. If you want to test it to make sure that the link works, use "open link in new tab" or "open link in new window", or whatever similar tool the browser that you are using provides.
  • Thanks

    Laary b.
  • Oops,,,, misspelled my own name.
  • @larryB- Forgot to mention it, but there is a pretty decent "Help" section for getting the most out of MFO. Up at the top, in the green bar, click on "Resources". On the screen that comes up click on "MFO User Guide".

    That will download an extensive PDF guide. It's certainly dated in appearance, as it was made for a previous layout version of MFO, but almost all of the information there is still valid, and there is quite a bit of pictorial info there as well.

    For your particular question, pages 18-21 of the guide show an illustrated series of steps covering the entire subject.
  • with some, facetiousness-sensing is easy, not with him
  • larryB said:

    Oops,,,, misspelled my own name.

    there is also an "edit" feature:-)
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