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Edouard, since you have Admin powers, you can look at the post that had the 'broken links' and see exactly what they look like now. However, here is what the text was before I clicked the "Save/Post" button.
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FCC Chief Sparks Clash...
[b][color=blue][url]http://ww...27a08[/url][/color][/b]

Find and then write, phone...
[b][color=blue][url]https://ww...embers[/url][/color][/b]
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Note that the forum software has changed the original:
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"[url]http..."
to
"[url=http://ww...27a08]http://ww...27a08"
Even using the forum's 'link' button inserts only:
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[url][/url]Apparently, a url should be inserted (along with a "=") between the "[url" and the "]" and then any desired display text can be inserted between the beginning and ending url 'tags'.

Not quite. After testing, the software does insert the "=" and the url into the url 'open tag' even if the user inserts the url between the opening and closing url 'tags'. Thus, adding styling and explanatory, helpful, shortening url "text" may require re-editing the link. I can only assume the software is either old or trying to avoid the more usual and easier methods of constructing links for ease of use by the author and the viewer. Owe wel, wie kant awl bee purfekt! cmu:-)
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Strange, the first link works fine on both the Desktop and iPhone. The second link, to the government site is broken, on the iPhone. However, I checked both on the Desktop version of Safari right after posting them. I am finding that the forum software attempts to duplicate the URL code, usually on the first Preview. Editing out the duplication seems to prevent that, although not consistently, apparently. I suppose I can simply revert to the 1980 method of simply posting the URL in all its ugliness. I'll edit the links and hold my nose! [lol]

BTW, both links work exactly correctly in Safari, Opera, Firefox, and Firefox on my desktop. However, I will still edit them down to their pure url. [banghead]
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Dear X-Air and WeatherCat concerned netizens, . . .

Have you contacted your Congressman and Senator about "net neutrality"?

Unfortunately, your link was broken once more.  I believe this is what you intended to link to:

http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/fcc-chief-sparks-clash-with-call-to-repeal-net-neutrality

Something we all should be aware of is what exactly we are pasting when grabbing a URL.  Often there will be additional commands (usually after a question mark '?") that will refer to things like the ad campaign associated with this article and so on.  It is a good idea to try to remove anything after a question mark and see if the same article will load.  It shortens the URL and avoids any risk that there some information in that URL that might refer to you.  I've found my email included in some URLs so be careful!

Cheers, Edouard
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Have you contacted your Congressman and Senator about "net neutrality"?

The above links work on every browser of every device I can access.
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General Computing/Macintosh / Re: Wondering about transfer of WeatherCat...
« Last post by Blicj11 on Yesterday at 05:33:05 PM »
Anyway enough evangelising, just forget it was written by some MS Devs.

Hahahahaha. I'll try.
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General Computing/Macintosh / Re: Wondering about transfer of WeatherCat...
« Last post by mcrossley on Yesterday at 05:12:25 PM »
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it takes a little time to get used to and learn the tricks - you'll never know them all!
Sounds like it was developed by the MS Word crew! [lol]
:-X
Like Sublime, too many features, too few hot-keys. Though there is a nice config editor plugin that allows you to switch the config based on the file type you are currently editing. Anyway enough evangelising, just forget it was written by some MS Devs.
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it takes a little time to get used to and learn the tricks - you'll never know them all!
Sounds like it was developed by the MS Word crew! [lol]
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General Computing/Macintosh / Re: Wondering about transfer of WeatherCat...
« Last post by mcrossley on Yesterday at 09:44:04 AM »
Whilst not a "visual" editor for HTML, I have moved from Sublime to Microsoft Visual Studio Code - and haven't looked back. It is free, open source, actively developed with a monthly update, and loads of plugin support. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac. Like Sublime it runs on a web client engine under the covers.

Don't confuse it with MS Visual Studio, despite the name it is nothing to do with the MS development environment.

I use it for virtually every code task now, the integrated debugger and GitHub support works well. Its great for step by step debugging PHP code which has always been a headache try to figure out on a web server. I use it at work as well, and have converted co-workers to it as well.

Like all editors it takes a little time to get used to and learn the tricks - you'll never know them all!
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General Computing/Macintosh / Re: Wondering about transfer of WeatherCat...
« Last post by jhoke on Yesterday at 12:00:07 AM »
I should also have noted that the developers of TextWrangler state on their website that they are eventually going to retire TextWranger in favour of their paid product BBEdit, but for now, TextWrangler is still available. When you download it they give you one soft push to download the other product instead.

I moved from TW over to using Sublime Text https://www.sublimetext.com/ use it for all my programming needs (PHP/HTML, Ruby, Perl, JAVA, etc etc etc)

I have found I actually LOVE it more than TW by YMMV
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General Computing/Macintosh / Re: RAID
« Last post by jhoke on April 26, 2017, 11:56:33 PM »
Are you looking to build a raid IN your mac or attached to your mac?

If you do not need portability, you may also want to look @ a NAS box like synology. I have it with ~12TB usable space RAID5 and mounted to my mac when @ home... and when not @ home I use its mac and iOS apps to connect to my files (personal/private cloud).

I back up my machines via time machine to it, and then I use an amazon account to back my NAS up to .. so I have 2 backups always in sync and ubiquitous access (with RAID)

just a thought  to throw out there
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