Secret Pens Feedback Forum
Making Links to Feedback Forum
By Kaas Baichtal on Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 8:47 pm: Edit Post
Several people have asked me how to make links to the feedback forum from your work or some other site. Here is how to do it:
1) First of all, the conversation (thread) you want to link to must already exist. If it doesn't you should create it. Go to the "parent" topic (for example, the parent topic for my work is Kaas Baichtal) and push the "Create New Conversation" button. Title the conversation as you wish... if it is about a specific piece of your work, you should probably give it the same name as your piece just for clarity's sake. You might want to include a link to your work in the initial message, so that people who have discovered the conversation by searching the feedback forum can go read your work before commenting.
2) Once the conversation exists, go look at it in your web browser. Right-click on the right hand frame (the one that contains the actual messages, not the one with the Forum Menu on it). A small window will pop up giving you choices. In IE you will want to select "properties", and in Netscape you want "View frame info".
3) Look at the information about the page. The address, URL or location should say something like http://www.secretpens.org/feedback-forum/messages/23/65.html?MondayApril320001238pm . Carefully copy down this URL all the way up to the question mark. Leave off the question mark and everything after it; you don't need that for your purposes. So in this case you'd copy down: http://www.secretpens.org/feedback-forum/messages/23/65.html
4) That is the URL you will use for your link. Now, if you don't know how to make a link, in your source code it will look something like this:
<A HREF="paste your URL here">Comment on My Story</A>
For my story Undertow, it would be:
<A HREF="http://www.secretpens.org/feedback-forum/messages/23/24.html">Comment on My Story</A>
which comes out looking like Comment on My Story.
If you have any questions, please ask.