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People don't even notice hyperlinks in posts

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by AHM, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. AHM

    AHM NES Member

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    Symptom:

    Far too many readers don't realize that hyperlinked text in forum posts
    are (clickable) hyperlinks to some other content.

    For example.


    Diagnosis:

    The default font and style are so thin that people can't distinguish
    the blue link from vanilla text in black.

    I don't see this problem on, say, Instapundit blog postings.


    Cure:

    Make the default style for links not merely blue, but bold?

    For example.

    As a further example, here's how it looks
    when a bolded link is embedded mid-sentence.
    Hopefully not too garish.
     

  2. smokey-seven

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    I use the dark screen. All hyperlinks are bold and not blue.
     
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    headednorth NES Member

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    Same here. They dont always stand out for me though. The second "for example " in the op stands out a lot better than the first.
     
  4. AHM

    AHM NES Member

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    What's that - some Tapatalk feature?

    Because it certainly doesn't sound like something I've tripped over
    using Firefox on Windows (or Chromium on Linux).

    ETA:
    I've never even looked at a Tapatalk screenshot,
    let alone used it.
     
  5. headednorth

    headednorth NES Member

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    It's just a setting. I use it on android and firefox on the laptop.
     
  6. greencobra

    greencobra NES Member

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    scroll down this page and you'll see on the left "default style." when you click, it gives you a couple of choices for your view, one of which is "dark style."
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I'll boldface all my hyperlinks from now on. Perhaps italicized and underlined will help as well.
     
  8. Fritz the Cat

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    I use dark style as well. Easier on the eyes at night
     
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    What if they notice the link, but dont give a sht to click?
     
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  12. AHM

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    Interesting, thanks. I'd glossed right over that.
     
  13. namedpipes

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    It depends.

    Sometimes, if you want to mess with somebody's head a little...
     
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  14. Fritz the Cat

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    You
    Your link isn't working. Try underlining it.
     
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    How bout now?
     
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  17. AHM

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    Much better, thank you.
     
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    TBH, I find most hyperlinks incredibly disappointing. I all too often expect the hyperlink to be more like a hyperspace bypass wherein I get to finally leave this little blue-green planet. But No, the hyperlink takes me back in time a week to relive a vapid conversation about trousers.
    The truly best hyperlinks are nearly impossible to find. 2112
     
  20. AHM

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    (I don't think that's the same color blue, or something...).
     
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    I know, but the faux link was only a distraction from the "real" joke.

    That reminds me of the time I was at my sister's house and she foolishly left her computer on. I created a folder on the desktop called "Porn (locked)", took a screenshot, deleted the folder and made the screenshot the desktop background. Sadly, she figured it out fairly quickly, but it a pretty good one [laugh]
     
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  22. AHM

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    Dig it:
    % cat >foo
    cat: foo: No such file or directory
    % # Hilarity ensues...
    % ls foo
    foo
    % cat foo
    cat: foo: No such file or directory
    % od -c foo
    0000000 c a t : f o o : N o s u c
    0000020 h f i l e o r d i r e c t
    0000040 o r y \n
    0000044
    %​
     
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    We had years of skimwords and something else that would pop up every so often. I won't hit a link unless I know where it is going to take me. I would rather stay here on NES then jumping around the web, blindly.
     
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  25. AHM

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    @crazymjb may be able to provide tips about hovering.
     
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    Did not know about that, thanks for pointing it out.

    I did try the dark screen tho and don't care for it.
     
  27. Mountain

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    Like this?

    Hot Babes Bouncing from Gun Recoil
     
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    That's a good one. My old go-to used to be when I'd mess with a friend's computer who was still using IE. I edit the icon to open IE in kiosk mode, set to whatever embarrassing page I wanted. That was often a full screen Youtube video of "It's Raining Men". He opened it up once in a room full of clients. He was mashing the keyboard trying to get it to stop.
     
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