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Forum how-to - tips and tricks about posting, formatting, et

Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:24 am
by CFRiad
After some time spent on searching and a few unsuccessful trials, I decided to start a topic on the mechanics of the forum.

I have two questions about topics you may have the answer for:
  1. How to create a link to a specific post within the forum - not sure if this is even possible.
  2. How to add thumbnail images - the [img] tag inserts a large image and any of my attempts to specify height and width failed; also the standard [timg] BBCode tag did not work for me.
Let's make it easier for new entrants.

Re: Forum how-to - tips and tricks about posting, formatting

Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:58 pm
by ConducTTor
#1 has never worked and I haven't figured out why.

#2 never looked into this

Re: Forum how-to - tips and tricks about posting, formatting

Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:39 am
by Arseny
CFRiad wrote: How to create a link to a specific post within the forum - not sure if this is even possible.
It works, but it needs some trick.

For example, if you click on the headline of the second message in this topic, you'll get such wrong address as:

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"http://www.ttnut.com/#p31333"
Ok; copy it somewhere and go back.
Now click on the headline of the whole topic (painted blue); you will get such address (of the whole topic):

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"http://www.ttnut.com/forum-how-to-tips-and-tricks-about-posting-formatting-et-t2379.html"
Now, add that "#p31333" to this address and you'll get the link to the second message:

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"http://www.ttnut.com/forum-how-to-tips-and-tricks-about-posting-formatting-et-t2379.html#p31333"
8-)

Re: Forum how-to - tips and tricks about posting, formatting

Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:45 am
by ConducTTor
Wow what a pain in the Haggis!

Re: Forum how-to - tips and tricks about posting, formatting

Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:40 pm
by Arseny
Bernd, in this way you get a link to the whole topic, not specific message.
Try to make a link to the third message in that topic...

Re: Forum how-to - tips and tricks about posting, formatting

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:40 am
by Arseny
Bernd wrote:Nope it doesn't work. I guess what I showed will only give the whole thread.
Yes. So you can use my method. :wink:

I beleive there is some error in the forum software, or in the settings.
That "#p27793" is just the "anchor", but it should be added not to the address of the whole forum, but to the address of the topic.
If you take the address of the topic and add it manually, it will work:

http://www.ttnut.com/emd-fl9-in-tt-t2196.html#p27793

Re: Forum how-to - tips and tricks about posting, formatting

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:46 am
by MacG
I think there is a bug at the forum software. The link behind a headline should be

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http://www.ttnut.com/viewtopic.php?p=27793
instead of

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http://www.ttnut.com/#p27793
http://www.ttnut.com/viewtopic.php?p=27793

Re: Forum how-to - tips and tricks about posting, formatting

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:28 pm
by Rob M
This feature works correctly in other phpBB based forums so it's probably just something in the control panel that isn't set properly, not necessarily a bug in phpBB itself.

Re: Forum how-to - tips and tricks about posting, formatting

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:23 pm
by ConducTTor
I'll look into it again.

Re: Forum how-to - tips and tricks about posting, formatting

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:20 pm
by MacG
Rob M wrote:This feature works correctly in other phpBB based forums so it's probably just something in the control panel that isn't set properly, not necessarily a bug in phpBB itself.
I took a look on a phpBB demo backend and I can't find a setting, that fit to the problem. I think, it must be a line in the viewtopic.php. The function of the files are explain here: http://www.phpbbdoctor.com/doc_files.php