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Mechtilde
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Trying again:

here

this one.

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Jason™

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John Donne

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sig test
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M.
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Has this worked?
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M.
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Ah, no it hasn't. I'll have to try again.

M.

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Alan Cresswell

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The 'http' bit needs to be preceded by 'url=', all within the [ ] with the alternate text between the opening and closing tags. You can use the instant UBB URL button to generate the code you want in a reply window and check with Preview Post, then copy the code into your sig.

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M.
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Alan,

I thought at first you were writing in a different language, but it might just have worked - thanks!

Let's give it a try.

M.

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M.
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Nope.

Spit! It came out OK in 'Preview Post', like you said.

OK, let's try again.

M.

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M.
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Holds breath ...

M.

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M.
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Bugger.

My computer skills were never up to much.

I give up for now.

M.

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Autenrieth Road

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test

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Alan Cresswell

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M. Because your signature wasn't working right and causing page formating problems on every thread you've posted on I took the liberty of fixing it for you.

The big problem was that the long URL for the link to Amazon didn't work in the UBB software - I replaced it with a tinyURL which works.

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M.
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Oh good grief, Alan, I'm sorry, I didn't realise it was causing problems. I had no idea that the length of a URL would make any difference.

Thank you for formatting it properly.

Apologies again.

M.

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Alan Cresswell

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It depends upon which browser people use. Basically, a URL is a single 'word' (it won't have any spaces in it). Some browsers will try and break that word across lines if possible (ie: if the 'word' contains a hyphen, which some URLs do), others won't. If the word can't be broken across lines it forces the entire window wider to accomodate it - first it'll squeeze the space where the avatar is placed, and if that doesn't give it enough room it'll force a horizontal scroll bar on the bottom of the browser window. This is sometimes refered to as "broken scroll lock". Whether any particular person sees it depends upon their browser and screen size.

If someone has to keep scrolling back and forth because they can't see both ends of a line of text then that makes the boards almost impossible to read. Naturally in such circumstances we're keen to get things sorted out asap so that people can read the boards. If the problem is with a sig then the page format problem appears all over the boards.

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Don't cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.

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M.
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Having re-read my post above, it comes over as a bit peeved rather than apologetic - it really wasn't meant to, I think I was in a rush on my way out to work.

I am genuinely sorry for causing you problems/extra work and very grateful to you for fixing it.

M.

(PS, I'd often wondered what 'broken scroll lock' meant)

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testing...
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Fool of a Took

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and again...
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Callan
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sig.

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Callan
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sig?

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Callan
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sig!

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Ariel Atom
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Doc Tor
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Test driving the new sig.

Click it, you know you want to! [Snigger]

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Paul.
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New sig - click me click me!
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church times article`
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Campbellite

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Is there some mysterious reason why I have to give my login name and password for every single post?
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Campbellite

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TEST

[ 30. June 2007, 23:55: Message edited by: Campbellite ]

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John Donne

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Purgatory abuse to good to pass up as sig material.
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John Donne

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Adding the verse. Eunuchs in olden times were special and beloved of God! I don't mind being that!
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chive

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sig check

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chive

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sig check with spelling [Roll Eyes]

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'Edward was the kind of man who thought there was no such thing as a lesbian, just a woman who hadn't done one-to-one Bible study with him.' Catherine Fox, Love to the Lost

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RuthW

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sig check
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Yangtze
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testing sig

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Imaginary Friend

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code:
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By the way, anyone know if UBB works in sigs?

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Alan Cresswell

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Yes, you can put in URLs, italics, bold into sigs using UBB (though the instant buttons don't work so you'll need to code by hand or copy and paste from a reply window). No quotes, lists or code though.

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cig. check (joke)

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Drifting Star

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Just checking my sig ...

[ 06. July 2007, 08:34: Message edited by: Drifting Star ]

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test

[ 07. July 2007, 02:56: Message edited by: Martin L ]

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fisher
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trying a new sig on

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not a regular poster, so want to try out a post with an embedded link. Here goes. Cheers.

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St. Stephen the Stoned
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sig. test.

[ 11. July 2007, 13:53: Message edited by: BillyPilgrim ]

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St. Stephen the Stoned
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and again

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meow
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trying out signature

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blog with rambling Snowballs

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meow
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again

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trying out sig

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Rat
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And again...

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It's a matter of food and available blood. If motherhood is sacred, put your money where your mouth is. Only then can you expect the coming down to the wrecked & shimmering earth of that miracle you sing about. [Margaret Atwood]

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Mechtilde
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quote:
Originally posted by Iole Nui:
And again...

Oh, I get it now!

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Mama Thomas
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quote:
Originally posted by Mechtilde:
quote:
Originally posted by Iole Nui:
And again...

Oh, I get it now!
Is this how it works?

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Mama Thomas
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quote:
Originally posted by Mama Thomas:
quote:
Originally posted by Mechtilde:
quote:
Originally posted by Iole Nui:
And again...

Oh, I get it now!
Is this how it works?
Funny how I never noticed this function before!

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Sig test. I know I have this wrong...

[ETA: Better?]

[ 13. July 2007, 12:02: Message edited by: Izzybee ]

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Hate filled bitch musings...

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