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MrTaft
03-17-2006, 09:03 PM
I have made this post to help everyone create proper links when discussing eBay auctions. For a while now most links to eBay items have not worked, and that is because the wrong address's are being put into your posts. To save the trouble of having to get the item number when people ask, and even trying to work it out yourself, you should do the following to make it easier for everyone. What you need to do is copy the page's link as normal and paste it into your message, but before posting REMOVE everything AFTER the item number, and place what's left in between the link tags. Now, if anyone hasn't got it yet, I have made a step-by-step process below:

1. Copy the link from the eBay page you are on, which would look like the following:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Michael-Myers-Halloween-4-Movie-poster_W0QQitemZ7601377397QQcategoryZ60333QQrdZ1QQ cmdZViewItem

2. Remove everything directly after the item number, including the Q's, so it would now look like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Michael-Myers-Halloween-4-Movie-poster_W0QQitemZ7601377397

3. Place this edited address between the link tags and it will work properly whenever someone clicks on it. As an example I have done this with the above address. Give it a try to see what I mean.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Michael-Myers-Halloween-4-Movie-poster_W0QQitemZ7601377397

Now, lately posting eBay links has been a gamble. If you do it the normal way, without editing the link, SOMETIMES it still works, as we have seen. But most of the time it does not, so as I said, it would be easier to do it this way, and with a little editing I am sure now we will never have problems with eBay linking again! I hope this helps all of you. :)

Franchise
03-17-2006, 09:27 PM
Good job, Paul. I've always wanted to see what people are looking at, but broken links usually kill it for me. That's a nice poster, by the way.