Including links in your posts

A nice feature of our new forum is that you don't need to use HTML tags for including internet addresses in your posts. The script automatically recognizes as a URL and insets the necessary tags in the background so that it appears in your post as live link pointed to the correct location on the web in your post when you preview or save it. It will do the same with an e-mail address.

If you want to turn part of your text into a live link, use the HTML editor. The icon on the editor toolbar that looks like a globe with a chain below it is the hyperlink editor. Highlight the text you want to turn into a link, click the hyperlink editor button, type the reference URL in the editor textbox and click OK.

To avoid the inevitable problems with people who don't, won't or can't edit their images properly before including them as inline items in their posts, we're continuing our policy of asking you to use a URL or hyperlink reference to include an image in a post. Soon, we will open group areas on Flickr where you post pictures, and easily link them to your posts on the forum. Watch for a post from me or one of the admins in the "Announcements" area.