Making a link

Links to Scimitar-related ebay items and other sales sites

Moderators: scimjim, philhoward, erikscimitardemon, Roger Pennington, Lukeyboy46, Terry Rickard

User avatar
erikscimitardemon
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1663
Joined: Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:01 am
Location: Wierden, the Netherlands
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 17 times
Contact:

Making a link

Post by erikscimitardemon » Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:04 pm

To all,

Please, before copying an Ebay link, read this -
It is easy enough for non-tech-heads:
* Click the URL box
* Replace the ] for a =
* Paste the link and type a ] behind it
* Type a short description
* Click the URL box again and a readable, working link is ready 8)

Sometimes an ebay link contains a | This symbol does not work with this forum. Removing all linkcode from the | onwards will prevent a non-working link. (All things behind the | is optional)


Erik Hofman
http://www.scimitar.demon.nl

Scimitarweb Webteam / Forum Administrator

John Cassingham
RSSOC Member
Posts: 59
Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:35 pm
Location: South Oxfordshire

Post by John Cassingham » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:34 pm

Hi Erik,

I am stumped by the first instruction!

What, and where is the URL box?

Regards, John.


John

User avatar
scimjim
RSSOC Member
Posts: 34277
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:08 pm
Location: Gloucester
Has thanked: 110 times
Been thanked: 708 times

Post by scimjim » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:51 pm

John Cassingham wrote:Hi Erik,

I am stumped by the first instruction!

What, and where is the URL box?

Regards, John.
John,

when you click "reply" you get the "post a reply" page. Under the "Subject" line is a line of buttons (bold, italics, underline, etc).

if you press a button (or select a piece of text and press one of these buttons) it will add the code automatically - I personally just type:

[url=

then paste the link I've copied, then type:

]

then a description such as the word: link

then type:

[/url]

eg (I've replaced the brackets [ ] with ( ) so that you can see it):

(url=http://www.google.co.uk/)here(/url)

use the preview before submitting

HTH


Jim King

Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

User avatar
erikscimitardemon
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1663
Joined: Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:01 am
Location: Wierden, the Netherlands
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 17 times
Contact:

Re: Making a link

Post by erikscimitardemon » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:51 pm

BUMP!
erikscimitardemon wrote:To all,

Please, before copying an Ebay link, read this -
It is easy enough for non-tech-heads:
* Click the URL box
* Replace the ] for a =
* Paste the link and type a ] behind it
* Type a short description
* Click the URL box again and a readable, working link is ready 8)

Sometimes an ebay link contains a | This symbol does not work with this forum. Removing all linkcode from the | onwards will prevent a non-working link. (All things behind the | is optional)
BUMP!


Erik Hofman
http://www.scimitar.demon.nl

Scimitarweb Webteam / Forum Administrator

User avatar
philhoward
RSSOC Member
Posts: 23348
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Staffs, UK
Has thanked: 37 times
Been thanked: 459 times
Contact:

Post by philhoward » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:05 pm

On the subject of ebay links.. take the following:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... SS:GB:1123

It will work perfetly shortened as long as the whole number is there, i.e.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0408446298

It's the rest of the stuff that upsets both the forum and the admins (I only use a 1024x768 17" display myself) :wink:


Phil Howard
Scimitarweb Forum Admin
SS1 1600 Rooster Turbo; Sabre Mk1.5, Sabre Mk2
Previous: SE5/5a/SS1 No.1/SS1 Rooster/SS1 1800Ti/SE5a 24 Valve
http://www.ss1turbo.com
Never try and argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you based on experience.

usc170j
Posts: 317
Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:56 pm
Location: aberdeenshire

Re: Making a link

Post by usc170j » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:06 pm

Well having read the previous posts i think its fair to say i will never understand how to create a link from an ebay page !!! Learning new tricks with my pc gets me a little hot under the collar to say the least, is there a step by step guide for no hopers ??
Iain


74 se5a

User avatar
Roger Pennington
RSSOC Member
Posts: 19013
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:43 pm
Has thanked: 106 times
Been thanked: 432 times

Re: Making a link

Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:40 pm

Hi Iain, AFAIK the only guide is the one above and it's actually slightly outdated with the new forum software.
Basically, if you want to insert a link, when you reach the spot, press the URL button above the window. this will produce the following:
This now contains both ends of the link. what you do next is in the first set of brackets type an = after the "url" then paste in your url. Then between the two central square brackets (i.e. the ][ ) type the description you want us to see. So, for example, a link to Scimitarweb would look like this:
[ url=http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/]Here's Scimitarweb[/url ]
(I've put an extra space at the beginning and end bracket so it doesn't work and you can see it.). Without the spaces, it would get translated like this:
Here's Scimitarweb

That's it, really. :D

hope that helps, and happy linking!

....Roger


....Roger

RSSOC member (since 1982)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Image

"Condition can be bought at any time; Originality, once lost, is gone forever" - Doug Nye

xwave
RSSOC Member
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:19 pm
Location: Lancashire
Has thanked: 5 times
Contact:

Re: Making a link

Post by xwave » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:52 pm

Keeping it short

For any links to ebay, you can keep the link short simply by using:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/

followed by the 12 digit item number.
eg: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/000000000000

Or you can then enclose a description using some description

which will look like this
some description


you can find the ebay item number on the right hand side of the description
(look where it states on the left "Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing." ... and look to the far right of that for "eBay item number:" underneath "report seller")

Hope that helps


1800Ti SS1

Terry H
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1952
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:02 pm
Location: Newport Gwent
Has thanked: 18 times
Been thanked: 29 times

Re: Making a link

Post by Terry H » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:34 am

Or to keep it even shorter, if you are on the ebay page for the item just left click the address bar at the very top of page, then click copy, then when on Scimitarweb posting said item, left click to open a little box and click paste, like I've done here. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111075210586? ... 856wt_1328. Always works for me.
Regards Terry H
1185



Terry H
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1952
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:02 pm
Location: Newport Gwent
Has thanked: 18 times
Been thanked: 29 times

Re: Making a link

Post by Terry H » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:41 am

just left click the address bar
left click to open a little box

Sorry, Both these should read right click.
Regards Terry H
1185



xwave
RSSOC Member
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:19 pm
Location: Lancashire
Has thanked: 5 times
Contact:

Re: Making a link

Post by xwave » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:14 pm

Hi Terry,

Your link is way longer. It contains all the junk after the item number (including a session ID) which isn't needed.

I was specifically referring to keeping the ebay link shorter in length, and disposes with any special characters or symbols that do not work with this forum, and thus can be used directly on the page, and is viewable in full. But either way works. :)

ie. Your link above can be simply shorted to http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111075210586


1800Ti SS1

User avatar
Roger Pennington
RSSOC Member
Posts: 19013
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:43 pm
Has thanked: 106 times
Been thanked: 432 times

Re: Making a link

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:18 pm

The content of the actual ebay link doesn't matter if you use the technique of replacing it with meaningful text (as in my last note, and repeated in your first note)


....Roger

RSSOC member (since 1982)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Image

"Condition can be bought at any time; Originality, once lost, is gone forever" - Doug Nye

xwave
RSSOC Member
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:19 pm
Location: Lancashire
Has thanked: 5 times
Contact:

Re: Making a link

Post by xwave » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:40 pm

Hi Roger,

Yes that way works to. For me I still prefer to see and use the full (and shorter) URL in a link, rather than the links URL being hidden, or partially obscured.


1800Ti SS1

User avatar
scimjim
RSSOC Member
Posts: 34277
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:08 pm
Location: Gloucester
Has thanked: 110 times
Been thanked: 708 times

Re: Making a link

Post by scimjim » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:52 pm

This thread is 5 years old! It was amended 3 years ago when eBay started using those special characters but they don't anymore and the forum software has been upgraded at least once since!


Jim King

Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

User avatar
Roger Pennington
RSSOC Member
Posts: 19013
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:43 pm
Has thanked: 106 times
Been thanked: 432 times

Re: Making a link

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:59 pm

Yes, I was a little surprised when I saw that my previous post (the last in the thread) was from 2010. :wink:


....Roger

RSSOC member (since 1982)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Image

"Condition can be bought at any time; Originality, once lost, is gone forever" - Doug Nye

Post Reply

Return to “Ebay and other Sales Links”