Question about "**************************"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tpcollins, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. tpcollins macrumors regular

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    I saw once where someone did a ****** but changed the name of the website to just "Link" which kept it disguised until the person clicked on it. Is there a way to change the name and still have it open up as the original ******? Thanks.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm just going say that we do not permit people using that in their posts in any form, you may not be asking for that purpose
     
  3. techwarrior macrumors 65816

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    If you highlight a word and click the hyperlink icon in the web editor, you can paste a long URL in like this which links back to this post.

    Much cleaner that https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/question-about.2113710/#post-25958280. I suspect a nefarious character could link to something evil. If you hover over the link, it will show the URL at the bottom of the page or in a tip so you can "inspect" before clicking.
     
  4. tpcollins thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, it was nothing nefarious, it's the "**************************" trick. I'm on a couple hunting forums and we enjoy jabbing each other. Thanks.

    I don't know why it turns it to stars but maybe I can Google it! ;)
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Well MacRumors consider it trolling as it has no redeaming value of helping members, rather its intended use is to annoy them.

    That's because MacRumors has put that into its profanity filter and replaces the words with asterisks. So people try to circumvent this by using url shorteners, just to keep using it here at MacRumors. They then get a loving notification from one of the hard working, underpaid and incredibly good looking moderators :)
     
  6. tpcollins thread starter macrumors regular

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