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    Posted: 20 Jul 2017 at 4:27pm

My Contest Entries (Below) and How to Fix Your Sig Easy!

Hello, fellow writers!
I have noticed that some newbies have had trouble hyperlinking their
signature or their signatures go to their stories rather than their
forum posts which makes it hard to make comments.

1.  Create your forum post following the subject rules.  Add your description and
hyperlink to the location of your story (wordpress, blogger, google
docs, etc.) using the globe and paperclip icon as usual.

2.  Copy the link to that forum post. *

3.  Go to your Member Control Panel, to Edit Profile, scroll down the page to edit your signature

     You need to use BBcode brackets to make hyperlinks in your signature  [ ]
     You put the address like this: [URL= webaddresshere ] Text/Title Here [/URL]

      Here is mine as an example:

      [URL=http://forums.nycmidnight.com/rd1-heat10-mindful-things-spy_topic11946_post134726.html]Mindful Things R1 HEAT10 [/URL]




*Bonus: 
 
Save space by shortening long web addresses.
 
go totinyurl.com
 
paste in your link and it will shorten it for you

  Turn:  
[COLOR=#FF0000]http://forums.nycmidnight.com/rd1-heat10-mindful-things-spy_topic11946_post134726.html
  Into: 
http://tinyurl.com/j2tl3ud


There
is a character count limit for all signatures.   If you want to create
two clickable links, you must use "short links" to save on extraneous
characters.


MY PAST ENTRIES

Reparation R3 G7 2017 FFC (did not place)
Cursed Alignments R2 G34 2017 FFC (10 points)
Enigma G34 R1 2017(10 points)
Mine G5 RD2 SSC 2017 (did not place)
The Piper, the Plover, and the Dove SSC RD1 H91 2017 (3rd place Round 1)
Rooted FFC G14 R1H2 2016 FFC (8 points)
Night Run FFC G14 R1H1 2016 (3 points)
The Right Time To Ask SSC G4 R2 2016 (did not place)
Mindful Things SSC G4 R1 2016 (1st  place Round 1)

Edited by LaissezFaire - 29 Jan 2019 at 2:32pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LaissezFaire Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 3:20pm
Bumping for the newbies (and forget-sies) to help with their signatures. Hug
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BarrieLake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 2018 at 5:39am
Thank you Smile I'd been trying to add HTML tags to my signature, with no luck.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Squirrely Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 2018 at 10:30am
One of my first experiences with social media was on this kind of firum, but OMG it seems so backwards now!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote lisafox10800 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Feb 2018 at 11:09am
Originally posted by LaissezFaire LaissezFaire wrote:

Bumping for the newbies (and forget-sies) to help with their signatures. Hug

This forget-sie thanks you. Embarrassed
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote justmel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2018 at 9:23pm
Originally posted by lisafox10800 lisafox10800 wrote:

Originally posted by LaissezFaire LaissezFaire wrote:

Bumping for the newbies (and forget-sies) to help with their signatures. Hug

This forget-sie thanks you. Embarrassed
 
This one too.  This is my fourth year in NYCM (and I-don't-know-how-manyth comp), and I still have to look up the instructions every time.  Embarrassed
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dekay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Feb 2018 at 10:32pm
Originally posted by LaissezFaire LaissezFaire wrote:


My Contest Entries and How to Fix Your Sig Easy!


Thank you! You could not have made this any easier to follow. I left a thanks.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scarlet Screenwriter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2018 at 4:12am

Happy to be corrected if I'm wrong (always), but wasn't there a thread a while back that said your work was vulnerable if you put a link with your signature, because it could be viewed and copied without logging in ... I never have because of that, and figure the master lists in both comps do just nicely. 

I'm sure one of the old chums like Patsy or Sootfoot will remember ... or maybe it was over on Screenplay.



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Bump for 2019

To answer the above question:  Never direct link your story in  your signature.  Hyperlink to your FORUM POST which can then be linked to your story wherever you have it (password protected blog if desired, too).


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NatalieJames Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jan 2019 at 12:09am
Is anyone else having trouble getting the signature to take? I can go directly to the forum post from the preview, but it's not showing up on any of my posts. Does it take a while to update? It's been about 30-60 minutes. 
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