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[TUTORIAL] How to shorten Beamng.com links

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DaddelZeit, Jan 29, 2021.

  1. DaddelZeit

    DaddelZeit
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    The BeamNG.com website links can be quite long sometimes:
    https://www.beamng.com/threads/comm...e-of-beamng-drive.1141/page-5292#post-1275556
    So here's a tutorial on how to shorten them.
    First, here's a breakdown of this website's links:
    beamngwebsitelinkbreakdown.png
    Now, there are some things that are optional, these include:
    Thread/resource name
    the "www" (if a safety protocol is given and the other way around)
    So, just removing the thread name and the "www." can already give you a big lenght reduction:
    https://www.beamng.com/threads/community-screenshots-each-post-an-image-of-beamng-drive.1141
    > https://beamng.com/threads/1141

    The same thing can be applied with resource links aswell:
    https://beamng.com/resources/15598/

    But wait, there's more.
    the shortening of specific posts is also possible.
    For example, take this link:
    https://beamng.com/threads/1141/page-5292#post-1275556
    We still have this pesky "page-5292#post-1275556" at the end there. To remove that,
    simply remove everything between the first separator to the post ID:
    https://beamng.com/1275556
    and type "posts/" infront of the ID:
    https://beamng.com/posts/1275556
    This cannot be applied to resource reviews!


    Here's how you get the post ID:
    Right click on the circled number:
    upload_2021-1-29_20-21-2.png
    Go to the end of the dialogue:
    upload_2021-1-29_20-22-0.png
    And there you go!

    Here's our final transformation:
    https://www.beamng.com/threads/comm...e-of-beamng-drive.1141/page-5292#post-1275556
    Changed to
    https://beamng.com/posts/1275556

    https://beamng.com/threads/community-screenshots-each-post-an-image-of-beamng-drive.1141
    Changed to
    https://beamng.com/threads/1141

    https://www.beamng.com/resources/auto-repair-got-a-lemon-skinpack.15598/
    Changed to
    https://beamng.com/resources/15598/

    You could also use the BB Code link function, so that you can hide links behind text, but that wouldn't be possible on discord for example.
    Also you could just use a link shortener such as https://bitly.com, but I prefer this version because it allows people to see which site they get redirected to.

    I hope this helps clean up link redirects in posts and makes the forums a bit more overseeable.
    I know this isn't affiliated with the game, but I didn't find any other category apart from maybe off-topic to put this in.
     
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