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Could we get a Wikipedia link? - pbrower2a - 05-22-2016

If I want to make a reference to Wikipedia for explaining a word or concept, I might like to make the reference easy and look relatively plain. Thus if I want to explain what a widget is, I could put it in a device that leads me to the Wikipedia article that says what a widget is. Wikipedia is free, easy to access, and usually reliable.


RE: Could we get a Wikipedia link? - Dan '82 - 05-22-2016

(05-22-2016, 08:01 AM)pbrower2a Wrote: If I want to make a reference to Wikipedia for explaining a word or concept, I might like to make the reference easy and look relatively plain. Thus if I want to explain what a widget is, I could put it in a device that leads me to the Wikipedia article that says what a widget is. Wikipedia is free, easy to access, and usually reliable.

I don't understand what your looking for other than the ability to hyperlink wikipedia articles that already exists.


RE: Could we get a Wikipedia link? - Eric the Green - 05-23-2016

Is there a wikipedia article about the Strauss and Howe theory, or about either of them? Links could be put up to the forum to any of these articles. Maybe I'll do it.


RE: Could we get a Wikipedia link? - taramarie - 05-23-2016

(05-23-2016, 12:37 AM)Eric the Green Wrote: Is there a wikipedia article about the Strauss and Howe theory, or about either of them? Links could be put up to the forum to any of these articles. Maybe I'll do it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strauss%E2%80%93Howe_generational_theory


RE: Could we get a Wikipedia link? - Kinser79 - 05-23-2016

(05-22-2016, 08:01 AM)pbrower2a Wrote: If I want to make a reference to Wikipedia for explaining a word or concept, I might like to make the reference easy and look relatively plain. Thus if I want to explain what a widget is, I could put it in a device that leads me to the Wikipedia article that says what a widget is. Wikipedia is free, easy to access, and usually reliable.

What you are asking for is called a hyperlink.  This forum already has that feature.  You can add a hyperlink by using the following BB code

[*url=www.PBRneedstolearn2useforums.xyz]words[/url*]

If you remove the asterisks at the beginning and end of the bracketed portions you'll end up with something like this:

Wikipedia


RE: Could we get a Wikipedia link? - Ragnarök_62 - 05-23-2016

(05-23-2016, 08:39 AM)Kinser79 Wrote:
(05-22-2016, 08:01 AM)pbrower2a Wrote: If I want to make a reference to Wikipedia for explaining a word or concept, I might like to make the reference easy and look relatively plain. Thus if I want to explain what a widget is, I could put it in a device that leads me to the Wikipedia article that says what a widget is. Wikipedia is free, easy to access, and usually reliable.

What you are asking for is called a hyperlink.  This forum already has that feature.  You can add a hyperlink by using the following BB code

[*url=www.PBRneedstolearn2useforums.xyz]words[/url*]

If you remove the asterisks at the beginning and end of the bracketed portions you'll end up with something like this:

Wikipedia

Use the chain icon Cool


#RagsIsLazy


RE: Could we get a Wikipedia link? - Eric the Green - 05-23-2016

(05-23-2016, 06:14 PM)Ragnarök_62 Wrote:
(05-23-2016, 08:39 AM)Kinser79 Wrote:
(05-22-2016, 08:01 AM)pbrower2a Wrote: If I want to make a reference to Wikipedia for explaining a word or concept, I might like to make the reference easy and look relatively plain. Thus if I want to explain what a widget is, I could put it in a device that leads me to the Wikipedia article that says what a widget is. Wikipedia is free, easy to access, and usually reliable.

What you are asking for is called a hyperlink.  This forum already has that feature.  You can add a hyperlink by using the following BB code

[*url=www.PBRneedstolearn2useforums.xyz]words[/url*]

If you remove the asterisks at the beginning and end of the bracketed portions you'll end up with something like this:

Wikipedia

Use the chain icon Cool


#RagsIsLazy

OK, I put a link at the end of the page taramarie referenced; we'll see if the wikipedia authorities allow it to remain posted.


RE: Could we get a Wikipedia link? - Dan '82 - 05-24-2016

(05-23-2016, 10:09 PM)Eric the Green Wrote:
(05-23-2016, 06:14 PM)Ragnarök_62 Wrote:
(05-23-2016, 08:39 AM)Kinser79 Wrote:
(05-22-2016, 08:01 AM)pbrower2a Wrote: If I want to make a reference to Wikipedia for explaining a word or concept, I might like to make the reference easy and look relatively plain. Thus if I want to explain what a widget is, I could put it in a device that leads me to the Wikipedia article that says what a widget is. Wikipedia is free, easy to access, and usually reliable.

What you are asking for is called a hyperlink.  This forum already has that feature.  You can add a hyperlink by using the following BB code

[*url=www.PBRneedstolearn2useforums.xyz]words[/url*]

If you remove the asterisks at the beginning and end of the bracketed portions you'll end up with something like this:

Wikipedia

Use the chain icon Cool


#RagsIsLazy

OK, I put a link at the end of the page taramarie referenced; we'll see if the wikipedia authorities allow it to remain posted.

Thanks, I think Wikipedia's TOS prohibit me from doing that


RE: Could we get a Wikipedia link? - Eric the Green - 05-24-2016

(05-24-2016, 12:44 AM)Dan Wrote:
(05-23-2016, 10:09 PM)Eric the Green Wrote:
(05-23-2016, 06:14 PM)Ragnarök_62 Wrote:
(05-23-2016, 08:39 AM)Kinser79 Wrote:
(05-22-2016, 08:01 AM)pbrower2a Wrote: If I want to make a reference to Wikipedia for explaining a word or concept, I might like to make the reference easy and look relatively plain. Thus if I want to explain what a widget is, I could put it in a device that leads me to the Wikipedia article that says what a widget is. Wikipedia is free, easy to access, and usually reliable.

What you are asking for is called a hyperlink.  This forum already has that feature.  You can add a hyperlink by using the following BB code

[*url=www.PBRneedstolearn2useforums.xyz]words[/url*]

If you remove the asterisks at the beginning and end of the bracketed portions you'll end up with something like this:

Wikipedia

Use the chain icon Cool


#RagsIsLazy

OK, I put a link at the end of the page taramarie referenced; we'll see if the wikipedia authorities allow it to remain posted.

Thanks, I think Wikipedia's TOS prohibit me from doing that

I don't know what TOS means (I am poor at decipherhing acronyms), but perhaps because you are personally in charge of this forum you might not be allowed to post a link. Interestingly, the article itself mentioned this "message board" in discussing whether the 4T began in 2001 (9-11), 2005 (Katrina) or 2008 (Great Recession), and that there was disagreement here; certainly a big topic on this (and the former) forum. But I don't remember if links to other sites are allowed within the text of an article.


RE: Could we get a Wikipedia link? - pbrower2a - 05-24-2016

TOS = terms of service


RE: Could we get a Wikipedia link? - MillsT_98 - 06-09-2016

(05-24-2016, 11:27 AM)Eric the Green Wrote:
(05-24-2016, 12:44 AM)Dan Wrote:
(05-23-2016, 10:09 PM)Eric the Green Wrote:
(05-23-2016, 06:14 PM)Ragnarök_62 Wrote:
(05-23-2016, 08:39 AM)Kinser79 Wrote: What you are asking for is called a hyperlink.  This forum already has that feature.  You can add a hyperlink by using the following BB code

[*url=www.PBRneedstolearn2useforums.xyz]words[/url*]

If you remove the asterisks at the beginning and end of the bracketed portions you'll end up with something like this:

Wikipedia

Use the chain icon Cool


#RagsIsLazy

OK, I put a link at the end of the page taramarie referenced; we'll see if the wikipedia authorities allow it to remain posted.

Thanks, I think Wikipedia's TOS prohibit me from doing that

I don't know what TOS means (I am poor at decipherhing acronyms), but perhaps because you are personally in charge of this forum you might not be allowed to post a link. Interestingly, the article itself mentioned this "message board" in discussing whether the 4T began in 2001 (9-11), 2005 (Katrina) or 2008 (Great Recession), and that there was disagreement here; certainly a big topic on this (and the former) forum. But I don't remember if links to other sites are allowed within the text of an article.

I think Wikipedia does let you post links to other sites. There are some guidelines to post external links to Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:External_links

There's also a link to the message board on Strauss and Howe's Wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strauss%E2%80%93Howe_generational_theory#Links


RE: Could we get a Wikipedia link? - Eric the Green - 06-09-2016

(06-09-2016, 07:03 PM)MillsT_98 Wrote: There's also a link to the message board on Strauss and Howe's Wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strauss%E2%80%93Howe_generational_theory#Links

Which I put there Smile I'm glad it's still there.