I know how to do this two diferent ways on the LP TT, but not yet here. What I'm looking for is a way that one or several words can represent a URL. One, it's cooler and I can be more creative. (A-hem!) Two, it hides long URLs from view so I don't have to use TinyUrl.
Click on 'reply' (don't use quick reply). Click on the little globe in the second row. This will give you (url)(/url) -- in brackets rather than parentheses. Put an equal sign after 'url' and then put you http link there. (url=http etc)Then you type the name of the link here(/url) Preview and click on the link to make sure it works.
A link to Any Port in a Storm would look like this before you post it: (url=http.//anyportinastorm.proboards.com)Any Port in a Storm(/url) -- except of course for the brackets and the fact that I put a period instead of a colon on this example.
The eGullet site has a button that creates the same code as used here. You merely have to select the text, click the button, paste or hand write the URL, click a done button or something, y Roberto es tú tío.
(An example I made, under another user name: "El Bajío has update their web site. It's long overdue for such a worthy restaurant. El Bajío")
In the time since the posts above were written, a new button has been added, the noubbc button: If you highlight over anything with tags, then click that button, it will show the tags and keep them from functioning. (tags are the sets of brackets)
Now what Askar shows in his post can be rendered as: