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HunterHell
07-01-2014, 09:07 PM
Too afraid to click on links because of the nasty trolls putting http://www.frankly.pitas.com in there instead? (I wouldn't recommend copying that URL in the URL bar...)
They say it completely lags out your computer, but I've never personally checked it out. I've never fell for it.

Now here are a few solutiond to all your fears and doubts (okay, not all, only the linkfobia)!


A little bit complicated way, but it works everywhere, on any web browser on any computer(not on smartphones/tablets though):
There's a way to check where the link leads to. Any link. Anywhere on the Internet.
If it's in a post, it's easy to quote it and see where it leads to, but what if it's in the signature?


First, locate the element(text, picture...) you want to check where it leads (if anywhere).
If you don't know if something is a link at all, the cursor (the arrow you control with your mouse, if you're on a PC) will help you.
If you hover with it over a link, it will turn into a hand with an index finger pointing upwards.
WARNING: Pretty much anything can be a link; text (most common), a picture, part of the picture, part of the website... anything.

Hover over the element, right click on it, and press "Inspect element" (on the bottom of the newly opened white box).
"Inspect element" opens up the HTML code of the website and highlights the element.

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the "code" in which all websites are written.
They can be edited with different programs and whatnot, but they always have an HTML code.
It is very similar to the way we write our posts in, unlike programs like Microsoft Word.
In Microsoft Word, for an example, if you want to make some text bold, you will highlight it, and press the bold icon (B). You will automatically see it bold.
Here, on the forums, if you do the same thing, you will see (B) and (/B) wrapped around the text.
In HTML, you will have to manually write <b> and </b> around the text.

The tags for links on the forums work this way: (URL="where it leads to") what you see (/URL)
where it leads to is the URL of the webpage you want to open up when you click on what you see.
what you see is.. well, what you see instead of the link itself. Text, picture... as I said, anything.
HTML works the similar way: <a href="where it leads to"> what you see </a>
The tag isn't the same, but the way it works is.

So, basically, when you click on "Inspect element", it will highlight what you're "inspecting", and you should search for <a href="..."> ... </a>.
If it says <a href="http://www.frankly.pitas.com"> Click here! </a>, you know you don't want to click on "Click here!", because it will lead to frankly.pitas.

But, if the element is a picture, something like this will be highlighted: <img src="Growtopia.jpg">.
Those are the tags for the picture. So where do you look for the link tags now?
One line above it, it should say <a href="URL of the website">, and one line below, it should say </a>.
So, if you see something like this:
<a href="http://www.frankly.pitas.com">
<img src="awesomepicture.png">
</a>
You should avoid it!


Bottom line:
If you see http://www.frankly.pitas.com anywhere in the HTML code, do NOT click on the link!



WARNING: Don't let the looks fool you! People can easily put something like (URL="http://www.frankly.pitas.com") http://www.Google.com (/URL), or the same thing with <a href>.
You will see http://www.Google.com, but it will lead to frankly.pitas. Which you don't want...
Spoilers can also be links!


This only works on PCs, there's no way "right click" on a smartphone/tablet.

Less complicated, but I don't think it works on all web browsers (works on Google Chrome):
Hover over the element.
Like if you're going to press it, just.... don't press it.
While hovering over it, web browsers will show the URL of the website where the link leads to in the lower left corner.
So if some link seems suspicious, hover over it and look in the lower left corner! Yay, so simple!



Inspect every suspicious link, be safe!

Gusto
07-02-2014, 04:38 AM
Too afraid to click on links because of the nasty trolls putting http://www.frankly.pitas.com in there instead? (I wouldn't recommend copying that URL in the URL bar...)
They say it completely lags out your computer, but I've never personally checked it out. I've never fell for it.

Now here's the solution to all your fears and doubts (okay, not all, only the linkfobia)!



There's a way to check where the link leads to. Any link. Anywhere on the Internet.
If it's in a post, it's easy to quote it and see where it leads to, but what if it's in the signature?


First, locate the element(text, picture...) you want to check where it leads (if anywhere).
If you don't know if something is a link at all, the cursor (the arrow you control with your mouse, if you're on a PC) will help you.
If you hover with it over a link, it will turn into a hand with an index finger pointing upwards.
WARNING: Pretty much anything can be a link; text (most common), a picture, part of the picture, part of the website... anything.

Hover over the element, right click on it, and press "Inspect element" (on the bottom of the newly opened white box).
"Inspect element" opens up the HTML code of the website and highlights the element.

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the "code" in which all websites are written.
They can be edited with different programs and whatnot, but they always have an HTML code.
It is very similar to the way we write our posts in, unlike programs like Microsoft Word.
In Microsoft Word, for an example, if you want to make some text bold, you will highlight it, and press the bold icon (B). You will automatically see it bold.
Here, on the forums, if you do the same thing, you will see (B) and (/B) wrapped around the text.
In HTML, you will have to manually write <b> and </b> around the text.

The tags for links on the forums work this way: (URL="where it leads to") what you see (/URL)
where it leads to is the URL of the webpage you want to open up when you click on what you see.
what you see is.. well, what you see instead of the link itself. Text, picture... as I said, anything.
HTML works the similar way: <a href="where it leads to"> what you see </a>
The tag isn't the same, but the way it works is.

So, basically, when you click on "Inspect element", it will highlight what you're "inspecting", and you should search for <a href="..."> ... </a>.
If it says <a href="http://www.frankly.pitas.com"> Click here! </a>, you know you don't want to click on "Click here!", because it will lead to frankly.pitas.

But, if the element is a picture, something like this will be highlighted: <img src="Growtopia.jpg">.
Those are the tags for the picture. So where do you look for the link tags now?
One line above it, it should say <a href="URL of the website">, and one line below, it should say </a>.
So, if you see something like this:
<a href="http://www.frankly.pitas.com">
<img src="awesomepicture.png">
</a>
You should avoid it!


Bottom line:
If you see http://www.frankly.pitas.com anywhere in the HTML code, do NOT click on the link!



WARNING: Don't let the looks fool you! People can easily put something like (URL="http://www.frankly.pitas.com") http://www.Google.com (/URL), or the same thing with <a href>.
You will see http://www.Google.com, but it will lead to frankly.pitas. Which you don't want...

This only works on PCs, there's no way "right click" on a smartphone/tablet.




Inspect every suspicious link, be safe!
Nice guide :cool:

This only works on PCs, there's no way "right click" on a smartphone/tablet.

Youtube.com/1688399 (frankly.pitas.com)

On smartphones and tablets, you may hold down the link until it reveals it's destination. (Try it above! Hold the link down and watch the magic, it should look like this on iOS)

http://i58.tinypic.com/20066w6.jpg

HunterHell
07-02-2014, 09:37 AM
Nice guide :cool:


Youtube.com/1688399 (frankly.pitas.com)

On smartphones and tablets, you may hold down the link until it reveals it's destination. (Try it above! Hold the link down and watch the magic, it should look like this on iOS)

http://i58.tinypic.com/20066w6.jpg

Ohh, thanks...
That's a lot more simple.

Boomer
07-02-2014, 12:49 PM
Yea, I hate it. I remember one time opening a spoiler and it "auto-clicked" a harmless link, and took me to the page. It wasn't the Frankly page, but now I'm afraid to open any spoilers. Look and see(no, its not frankly.pitas, its ESPN):
espn.go.com (http://espn.go.com)

And, it doesn't lag your computer, it puts those annoying "Message from Webpage" that no matter how hard you try, unless you click "Ok," it won't leave. Well, everytime you hit Ok, it pops up another. It starts off with someone saying "Go away," and when you click, it says things like "NO, IM SERIOUS, GO AWAY!" and then because you won't(can't) leave, it makes you go through the alphabet 2-3 times, and then count to 50, before finally saying, "ok, I'm done."

HunterHell
07-02-2014, 01:02 PM
I just found another way...
It works only on SOME web browsers (I use Google Chrome, it works there).

If you hover over the element, it will show where it leads to on the bottom left corner.
Try hovering over this. (http://www.google.com)


Yea, I hate it. I remember one time opening a spoiler and it "auto-clicked" a harmless link, and took me to the page. It wasn't the Frankly page, but now I'm afraid to open any spoilers. Look and see(no, its not frankly.pitas, its ESPN):
espn.go.com (http://espn.go.com)

And, it doesn't lag your computer, it puts those annoying "Message from Webpage" that no matter how hard you try, unless you click "Ok," it won't leave. Well, everytime you hit Ok, it pops up another. It starts off with someone saying "Go away," and when you click, it says things like "NO, IM SERIOUS, GO AWAY!" and then because you won't(can't) leave, it makes you go through the alphabet 2-3 times, and then count to 50, before finally saying, "ok, I'm done."

Oh, that sucks...

Taigos
07-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Infinite Wls Glitch. (http://frankly.pitas.com)

Minecraftpee
07-02-2014, 04:19 PM
Nice guide :cool:


Youtube.com/1688399 (frankly.pitas.com)

On smartphones and tablets, you may hold down the link until it reveals it's destination. (Try it above! Hold the link down and watch the magic, it should look like this on iOS)

http://i58.tinypic.com/20066w6.jpg
Another way:Settings->Scroll Down->Safari->Reset Data
Do NOT Press Block Cookies. it will block uou from The fourms!

Shredder2600
07-03-2014, 05:06 AM
Ha, my browser has a feature that blocks pop-ups and allows you to choose to block pop ups if there is more than one. Ha.

MUSICANGEL
07-03-2014, 05:18 AM
If you accidentally click it, then exit out of your safari( if your on iPhone, iPad, iPod). Then go to settings, press safari. After that click clear cookie and datas. You should be able to exit out of it now.




Err hopes this helps or not.....:whistling:

HunterHell
07-03-2014, 09:41 AM
One question about frankly.pitas though...

When the pop-ups start showing up, can't you simply close the window without the mouse?
Alt+F4 does that. Usually.

Or press the Windows button (the one with the Windows logo on it, if you're on Windows 7) and then use arrows to log out of your user?
That way, you can close all programs currently working on that user (including your internet browser).
And then you use log into it again.


Someone brave enough should test those out... :whistling:



Btw, Gusto, mind if I add your way to avoid frankly.pitas on smartphones/tablets to the OP?
I'll credit ya :P

GoldenRaven
07-03-2014, 04:47 PM
To check it on iOS I copy the link/picture, copy it and paste it into my notebook, it shows the REAL website