- Ben Lott(Blott)United States
Michigan...and a curse.
I think a lot of users still aren't familiar with the new "Insert Geek Link" option that appears whenever you are posting something. Whether you're aware of it or not, there are multiple different web addresses that people use to browse this site. Some use www.boardgamegeek.com, some use www.geekdo.com, some use www.bgg.cc, and so forth. But, because of this variation from user to user, when you are posting a link to another part of the site with a specific url, you may be directing some users to a completely different domain for the site.
The Geek Link system has fixed all of that. All you need to do is click on "Insert Geek Link" and then choose, from the list, which type of item you are trying to link to. After clicking on the item it will give you a couple of boxes.
Box #1 (ID) = In this box you must put the number of the item you are trying to link which you can find in the url of that item (the only exception is Board Game, where you can look up the name of the game instead of the number.) Example: The number for this geeklist item (from the url) is 1157423. I can click on "Insert Geek Link," and then select "Geeklist Item," and then enter 1157423 in the ID box. Then when I click "Go" I am given something that looks like this [ listitem=1157423][ /listitem]. And when I post, it will look like this in my message: Item for Geeklist "More Tricks of the Geek" .
Box #2 (Link Text (optional)) = In this box you can type a word or phrase that will appear in place of the normal link text. Continuing the Example: I don't want my post to call it Item for Geeklist "More Tricks of the Geek" . Therefore, when I create the link I will type in the Link Text box "How to use Insert Geek Link." Now when I click on "Go" I am given something that looks like this [ listitem=1157423]How to use Insert Geek Link[ /listitem]. And when I post, it will look like this in my message: How to use Insert Geek Link.
What makes this great is that a link created this way will allow people to click on your link and remain in whatever domain they are already browsing with. In other words, people on geekdo will be given a geekdo link, and people on boardgamegeek will be given a boardgamegeek link, and people on bgg.cc will be given a bgg.cc link, etc.
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