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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Renaming link in my sig.

Is there a way to rename the link to my album in my sig? I want to name it "MY IMPALA" instead of having that long string if that is possible. Anybody?


"MY IMPALA"

10B 1969 16447 Impala 'Survivor'

"MY Z"
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 04:45 PM
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Yes.

I think it would be something like this. I'm not really an html coder, but I've done this before at other sites.

<a href=/www.impalas.net/forums/21-site-discussion/"http://www.impalas.net/forums/album.php?albumid=237" target="_blank">MY IMPALA</a>

HOW A NOVICE REBUILDS A 66 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE:
http://www.impalas.net/forums/blog.php?u=1432
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You can also get close at www.tinyurl.com..... this is how your link turns out.

http://tinyurl.com/MY-IMPALA

HOW A NOVICE REBUILDS A 66 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE:
http://www.impalas.net/forums/blog.php?u=1432
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Boom.

MY IMPALA

HOW A NOVICE REBUILDS A 66 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE:
http://www.impalas.net/forums/blog.php?u=1432

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Damnnn BA your good. Which method did you use? I think I'll give your first response a go. I was able to do it too on another site but heck if I can remember how, that was in 2001 and someone then told me what to do.


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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Allan. I gave it a shot. Now the string is longer. I do remember it took me several tries when I did this on another Team site. Should the string actually grow like that? You know what I mean? I'm gonna give it another try. I must be doing something wrong. Should there be any space between the link and what I'm adding on each end of it?


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You should *literally* just right-click over the word "MY IMPALA" in my last post, select Copy, and then paste that into your Signature.

At first I tried copying from my pro-touring.com signature line for about 30 minutes.

Then I got smarter and looked at this sites page for a similar reference. (ie. where a Hyperlink exists under a common text name).
I saw "Private Messages" up in the upper-right hand side of the screen and knew it was doing what you wanted to do.
Most browsers have a function either in the right-click menu when you hover over a link, or in the pull-down menu's at the top that let you see the HTML source code going on 'in the background'. Of course, it looks like a bunch of gobbly-gook to any normal person but when you study/look at it, you can see the pattern of things develop enough that you get a very very rudimentary understanding.

Under that link "Private Messages" on everyones page, using one of the methods above, you can see the underlying code is <a href=/www.impalas.net/forums/21-site-discussion/"private.php">Private Messages</a>

Luckily I had seen the pre-pending and ending of the < and >. I've seen the use in fonts and colors and things as a /a. As in, the a is the beginning of a string of codes, and the /a indicates the end of them. It's like a wrapper.
Looking at the string above, it wasn't too hard to know/test that we replace the word "Private Messages" with "MY IMPALA", and that we replace "private.php" with your link.

I've spent 28 yrs in networking, so I see this HTML stuff from time to time and once used Microsoft FrontPage to make a personal website. (a 10 yr old could have done it, lol) So, point is, I'm not completely unfamiliar with it. Troubleshooting web-access issues and building networks is what I do. I have to work with various application people a lot when they think the network is causing them an issue.

HOW A NOVICE REBUILDS A 66 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE:
http://www.impalas.net/forums/blog.php?u=1432
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You should *literally* just right-click over the word "MY IMPALA" in my last post, select Copy, and then paste that into your Signature.

At first I tried copying from my pro-touring.com signature line for about 30 minutes.

Then I got smarter and looked at this sites page for a similar reference. (ie. where a Hyperlink exists under a common text name).
I saw "Private Messages" up in the upper-right hand side of the screen and knew it was doing what you wanted to do.
Most browsers have a function either in the right-click menu when you hover over a link, or in the pull-down menu's at the top that let you see the HTML source code going on 'in the background'. Of course, it looks like a bunch of gobbly-gook to any normal person but when you study/look at it, you can see the pattern of things develop enough that you get a very very rudimentary understanding.

Under that link "Private Messages" on everyones page, using one of the methods above, you can see the underlying code is <a href=/www.impalas.net/forums/21-site-discussion/"private.php">Private Messages</a>

Luckily I had seen the pre-pending and ending of the < and >. I've seen the use in fonts and colors and things as a /a. As in, the a is the beginning of a string of codes, and the /a indicates the end of them. It's like a wrapper.
Looking at the string above, it wasn't too hard to know/test that we replace the word "Private Messages" with "MY IMPALA", and that we replace "private.php" with your link.

I've spent 28 yrs in networking, so I see this HTML stuff from time to time and once used Microsoft FrontPage to make a personal website. (a 10 yr old could have done it, lol) So, point is, I'm not completely unfamiliar with it. Troubleshooting web-access issues and building networks is what I do. I have to work with various application people a lot when they think the network is causing them an issue.

I was just thinking of doing that when I read your last reply. I said why not copy and paste what Allan did and Bold it, change colors add quotation marks and abracadabra it was there...I think I gotta do a test to me sure.

I copy and pasted


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