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Offline Lou Reading Ryria Series by Michael J Sullivan
02 Sep 2010, 02:50 PM | Post: #1

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Auto Link to Amazon

There is now a new feature set up to form automatic reference links to Amazon from book / author and even films, music or any other relevant text in your posts.

It would be great if you could use this wherever appropriate as it will help make the site more interactive and it's also much quicker than going and manually linking things.


NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO THIS IF YOU ARE JUST PASTING AN AMAZON LINK URL

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Note that: The auto links will take you to the Amazon store for your country, so if you are in the US and click on one of the links you will go to Amazon.com, but don't worry because when someone from the UK clicks your link they will be taken to Amazon.co.uk



NEW Feature

To help with ambiguous links there is an additional option as follows:

In this example, lets assume the album Help by The Beatles

Normally, adding tags to Help will bring back too many, or the wrong thing eg Help

To assist, there is an extra option which can come before the first =

eg :

Code:
[(hint:the beatles)=help=]

Where the (hint: ) part is a hint to what we are looking for. This helps to add the links to the right thing without breaking the flow of the sentence eg:

I really like The Beatles, particluarly the album help
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Offline Ross47 Reading The Mysterious Affair at Styles
02 Sep 2010, 03:19 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Auto Link to Amazon

Thanks for this - will do my best to use the special tags!
Offline jenk1947 Reading Against all things Ending
02 Sep 2010, 03:47 PM | Post: #3

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RE: Auto Link to Amazon

Hi Lou

Very clever and so simple too. I will endeavour to use this for all Amazon links. Membership is still rising well and the threads are growing too.

Keep up the good work.

best wishes

Nick
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Offline Lou Reading Ryria Series by Michael J Sullivan
02 Sep 2010, 03:50 PM | Post: #4

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RE: Auto Link to Amazon

Hi jenki,

Thanks for the praise Smile
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Offline Lou Reading Ryria Series by Michael J Sullivan
02 Sep 2010, 03:57 PM | Post: #5

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RE: Auto Link to Amazon

A quick addon to the main topic - just to clarify it's not just when you particulary want to link to Amazon as such, but more to help people in context, for example if you were writing :

... so at the moment I am reading The Catcher in the Rye and finding it to be nowhere near as controversial as people claim. I would say that The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie is much more so ....

it would help people if you used the tags thus :

Code:
... so at the moment I am reading [=The Catcher in the Rye=] and finding it to be nowhere near as controversial as people claim. I would say that [=The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie=] is much more so ....

so that people see

... so at the moment I am reading The Catcher in the Rye and finding it to be nowhere near as controversial as people claim. I would say that The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie is much more so ....
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Offline testmonkey
02 Sep 2010, 05:39 PM | Post: #6

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RE: Auto Link to Amazon

Excellent feature - I just need to re-program my brain to use it now!
Offline Kindle.Allie Reading The Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson
02 Sep 2010, 08:08 PM | Post: #7

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RE: Auto Link to Amazon

Very clever! Keep up the good work Smile
Offline Matt Reading The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith
02 Sep 2010, 11:23 PM | Post: #8

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RE: Auto Link to Amazon

Very cool Cool Should come in really useful.
Offline Dark Adept
03 Sep 2010, 07:02 AM | Post: #9

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This post was last modified: 03 Sep 2010 07:04 AM by Dark Adept.
Great Idea - I will edit my previous post (hopefully) I am a bit of a virgin using forum/blog thingies
(03 Sep 2010 07:02 AM)Dark Adept Wrote:  Great Idea - I will edit my previous post (hopefully) I am a bit of a virgin using forum/blog thingies

Ooops - out of time. So will use the tags in future.
Offline Evangeline Reading Florence and Giles - John Harding
03 Sep 2010, 08:27 AM | Post: #10

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RE: Auto Link to Amazon

That's brilliant - I'll definitely make sure I use it.
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