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Adding link to PF Forum thread post

  1. Jun 11, 2015 #1
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  3. Jun 11, 2015 #2

    Evo

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    You've linked to 2 different posts in the same thread, I don't understand what your problem is. Which post number are you wanting to link to? And where are you wanting to place this link, in a new post in the same thread? because we have a quote function.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2015 #3
    Dear Evo
    In my previous thread, I'd like to reply and refering to other post.
    Just one link actually, not two. But when I test my answer and click the link, it always refers to different post.
    I have two reply and in each of them I'd try to add a link, but it never succeed.
    That's my problem.
    "Quote" function will give many lines. It's just 1 link that I need.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2015 #4

    Evo

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    Do you mean you only wish to quote a part of the post but not the entire post? Like this?

    I did this by highlighting just the text I wanted to quote, when you do this, on the bottom right end of the text you highlighted, a quote/reply" will appear, click "reply", the quoted text will appear in a new post, either continue your post, or select the new quote and paste it in an existing post you are writing, "control X", will remove the quoted text from the new empty post if you don't need it there.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2015 #5
    And what if I want to tell the reader.
    Read this post. So the read can click the link and read the entire post, without copy them to my reply.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2015 #6

    DrGreg

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    When I click on the link above, it takes me to post #19 in the thread "Length contraction", which begins...
    1. Which post did you intend to link to?
    2. How did you create the link above?
     
  8. Jun 11, 2015 #7

    Evo

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    It is a courtesy to quote the post or parts of the post you are responding to rather then sending the reader to an entirely different post and then have to find your post again to respond to you. Try to think of what is best for people reading your post, don't be sending them all over the place if you can simply quote the text in your post, that is how we prefer to have it done. Links should be to sources you wish to cite that are not part of PF.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2015 #8
    https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/adding-link-to-pf-forum-thread-post.818577/#post-
    First I hit reply, just as I did right now :smile:
    And then I paste this text
    https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/adding-link-to-pf-forum-thread-post.818577/#post-
    And I add your number above 5138343
    https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/adding-link-to-pf-forum-thread-post.818577/#post-5138343
    And insert link.
    But I did that twice and it points to different post rather then the one that I want.
    But Evo has mentioned that it's best to quote the source of the post rather than sending your reader all over the place.
    I think I'll follow her instruction.
     
  10. Jun 11, 2015 #9

    mfb

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    If you add the same post number it will point to the same post. You can see the post number (and also copy the full URL) with the link in the upper right corner of each post (where the post number in the thread and the time are given).
     
  11. Jun 11, 2015 #10
    Like this? #8
     
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  13. Jun 11, 2015 #12
    Say,... I want to link post number #7
    Can you please add the link, but don't click "insert link" so I know the "PF Forum Language"
     
  14. Jun 11, 2015 #13

    mfb

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    Right-click on "#7" or "x minutes ago" or "today at x:xx" (and so on), select "copy link address" (or however it is called in your browser), insert link into the post.

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    Evo

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    Please do not use this instead of quoting, I'm serious. It is not what we want here. We want you to quote posts for the convenience of our members.
     
  18. Jun 11, 2015 #17
    Okay, okay.
     
  19. Jun 11, 2015 #18

    Evo

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    Thank you.
     
  20. Jun 11, 2015 #19

    jtbell

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    If you use the quote feature properly, there is no need to link to the full post also, because the quote already has such a link. Simply click on the upwards-pointing arrow next to "Stephanus [or whoever] said:" at the top of the quote. Try it here:

     
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