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Offline wcg

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"Insert URL" missing !
« on: May 09, 2012, 05:48:56 AM »
So , has someone been playing with the Forum posting settings ??
Just went to make a new post in a topic ........post included a URL link......went to 'options bar' to select "URL" { used to be next to the "Img" button } , only to find that it's no longer there !!
I see on the "BBCode details" {right of 'post a reply' screen , underneath the smilies } it now shows : [url] is OFF
If you try to manually add the "(url) (/url)" * to a link , you get the error message : You cannot use certain BBCodes: [url].
{ * yes , I know it's [ ] brackets not ( ) , but it won't let you post that !!  :roll:  }
Any particular reason for removing it ??

Also notice that when you select "Preview" , it doesn't display signatures properly.
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Re: "Insert URL" missing !
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 08:00:39 AM »
Work is in progress to try and reduce spammers. This will mean links will no longer be active in signatures.

It will also be more difficult for one off posters to insert links. I will ask for details of how this will affect regular posters.
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Re: "Insert URL" missing !
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 08:22:38 AM »
Sarah ;
Thought that would be the reasoning behind it.

As there are various levels of Forum membership { "Newly registered user" , "Registered user" , "Club Member" } , would it not be possible to have different 'posting privileges' for each type ?? { Yes , I know this is really a question aimed at the site Admin.}
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Re: "Insert URL" missing !
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 12:01:31 PM »
I have asked for help with the missing url.
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Re: "Insert URL" missing !
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 12:08:31 PM »
As you've no doubt noticed on other topics , you can still include a URL in a post.
The only difference is that it's no longer an "active" link , so instead of just 'left-clicking' on it to open it you've got to 'right-click' & select "open link".
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Re: "Insert URL" missing !
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012, 12:14:12 PM »
I don't get a 'open link' option on right click - I wonder if that's a Chrome thing?

I have to copy and paste in a new window.
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Re: "Insert URL" missing !
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012, 12:26:09 PM »
Doubt it.....I use Firefox !

Ooops.....just realised.....
should have said that you've got to highlight the URL first !!  :oops:  :roll:
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Re: "Insert URL" missing !
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2012, 12:35:28 PM »
Word back from the webmaster that it is being sorted and will prevent spammers etc but please give it another day or two. :D
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Re: "Insert URL" missing !
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2012, 12:36:18 PM »
Aha - that works - thanks, I never thought of highlighting it.  :lol:
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