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    • Former MSE Megan
    • By Former MSE Megan 20th Mar 15, 1:05 PM
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    Former MSE Megan
    Great news: You can now post links to your debt-free diaries in your signatures!
    • #1
    • 20th Mar 15, 1:05 PM
    Great news: You can now post links to your debt-free diaries in your signatures! 20th Mar 15 at 1:05 PM
    Hi everyone,

    Since it's been 10 years since Debt-Free Wannabes launched, we thought it would be nice to celebrate by allowing links to your fantastic Debt-Free diaries in your signatures.

    We've not allowed this previously as we try our hardest to keep the forum free of advertising, but seeing as this is just another section of the forum and it's full of lovely, supportive people we thought it might be nice if you guys shared your diaries and showed off your successes!

    So just to clear things up...

    What you can do
    • Include a link to your Debt-free diary in your signature

    What you can't do
    • Post links to any external sites. If you see anyone abusing this, please click the report button as usual
    • Use short links such as bit ly or tiny url
    • Disrupt the flow of a thread by having large text/links


    That's it! If you have any questions, or need any help just ask below

    If you're not sure how to do it, or it doesn't work use this by SeduLOUs below

    {URL="www.mydebtfreediary.com"}My debt free diary{/URL}

    Replace all { and } with [ and ] (I had to use a different bracket otherwise the code would 'work' and you wouldn't see what to type!)

    Replace www.mydebtfreediary.com with the link to your thread (keeping the quotation marks)

    Replace My debt free diary with whatever text you want to be shown in the signature to be clicked on.

    End result in preview/saved mode should look like this:

    My debt free diary
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 20-07-2016 at 1:00 PM.
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    • 22nd Mar 15, 4:33 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 15, 4:33 PM
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    • MrCrimeFiction
    • By MrCrimeFiction 24th Mar 15, 11:24 AM
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    MrCrimeFiction
    • #3
    • 24th Mar 15, 11:24 AM
    • #3
    • 24th Mar 15, 11:24 AM
    It doesn't allow me to do this. Says due to previous link misuse, the forum doesn't allow links in signatures.

    Help!!
    Some serious debt repayments are being made every month
    Last date when I gambled - Thursday 16th Dec 2015
    Debt Free Date Feb 2018 - 26 months to go!
    • MrJester
    • By MrJester 25th Mar 15, 9:49 AM
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    MrJester
    • #4
    • 25th Mar 15, 9:49 AM
    • #4
    • 25th Mar 15, 9:49 AM
    Yeah still wont let me do it, is there a specific way to do it?

    EDIT: The only way it lets me is if I remove http:// so it doesn't auto recognise it as a hyperlink. Like:
    forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5055456
    Last edited by MrJester; 25-03-2015 at 9:52 AM.
    My new 2017 Batman-like debt free diary (£26k+)!
    • MrJester
    • By MrJester 26th Mar 15, 9:32 AM
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    MrJester
    • #5
    • 26th Mar 15, 9:32 AM
    • #5
    • 26th Mar 15, 9:32 AM
    Still doesn't work properly.
    My new 2017 Batman-like debt free diary (£26k+)!
    • SeduLOUs
    • By SeduLOUs 6th Apr 15, 11:48 AM
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    SeduLOUs
    • #6
    • 6th Apr 15, 11:48 AM
    • #6
    • 6th Apr 15, 11:48 AM
    Works fine for me. Are you using the hyperlink forum code? Just pasting it in there won't work...
  • bettinafurler
    • #7
    • 8th Apr 15, 9:50 AM
    • #7
    • 8th Apr 15, 9:50 AM
    It doesn't allow me to do this. Says due to previous link misuse, the forum doesn't allow links in signatures.

    Help!!
    Originally posted by MrCrimeFiction
    Same here It doesn't allow me too.
    • MrCrimeFiction
    • By MrCrimeFiction 13th Apr 15, 6:29 PM
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    • #8
    • 13th Apr 15, 6:29 PM
    • #8
    • 13th Apr 15, 6:29 PM
    Works fine for me. Are you using the hyperlink forum code? Just pasting it in there won't work...
    Originally posted by SeduLOUs
    Can you explain a bit further. What is this code?

    Thanks in advance

    MrCF
    Some serious debt repayments are being made every month
    Last date when I gambled - Thursday 16th Dec 2015
    Debt Free Date Feb 2018 - 26 months to go!
    • SeduLOUs
    • By SeduLOUs 13th Apr 15, 6:33 PM
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    SeduLOUs
    • #9
    • 13th Apr 15, 6:33 PM
    • #9
    • 13th Apr 15, 6:33 PM
    Can you explain a bit further. What is this code?

    Thanks in advance

    MrCF
    Originally posted by MrCrimeFiction
    Copy and paste this into your sig:

    {URL="www.mydebtfreediary.com"}My debt free diary{/URL}

    Replace all { and } with [ and ] (I had to use a different bracket otherwise the code would 'work' and you wouldn't see what to type!)

    Replace www.mydebtfreediary.com with the link to your thread (keeping the quotation marks)

    Replace My debt free diary with whatever text you want to be shown in the signature to be clicked on.

    End result in preview/saved mode should look like this:

    My debt free diary
  • ceo211
    It doesn't allow me to do this. Says due to previous link misuse, the forum doesn't allow links in signatures.
    • MrCrimeFiction
    • By MrCrimeFiction 17th Apr 15, 4:52 PM
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    MrCrimeFiction
    Yes still doesn't work for me too?
    Some serious debt repayments are being made every month
    Last date when I gambled - Thursday 16th Dec 2015
    Debt Free Date Feb 2018 - 26 months to go!
    • Tixy
    • By Tixy 17th Apr 15, 5:03 PM
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    Tixy
    I can add a link to an MSE thread my signature with no error message.

    I don't actually have a diary so just tested it with a link to a thread in the DFW section.
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    • Scottishmummy
    • By Scottishmummy 4th May 15, 4:59 PM
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    Scottishmummy
    When you are editing your signature in the bit above where you can change colour or size of text there is what looks like a picture of the earth with a chain link. Click on that and a box appears that you put your diary link in. It worked for me.
    The person who moves a mountain begins by carrying small stones.
    £2 savers 2017 #12 = (£994) £0 Xmas 2017 #27 = (£1070) £2 20p savers #78
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2017 #23 (£275.24) £6.53/£200

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    • MrCrimeFiction
    • By MrCrimeFiction 4th May 15, 6:21 PM
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    MrCrimeFiction
    This is the message I get when I try to put my link into the signature


    The following errors occurred with your submission:

    Unfortunately due to misuse in the past we can't allow links in signatures (live or inactive)

    Wish a forum member could help. I have emailed them but no luck....

    MrCF
    Some serious debt repayments are being made every month
    Last date when I gambled - Thursday 16th Dec 2015
    Debt Free Date Feb 2018 - 26 months to go!
  • And Dream of Sheep
    Just tried all of those tips and none of them work. I keep getting the error message. Ho hum.

    • MrCrimeFiction
    • By MrCrimeFiction 27th May 15, 8:15 PM
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    MrCrimeFiction
    Yep, would think some of the board guides or staff would help out but meh...
    Some serious debt repayments are being made every month
    Last date when I gambled - Thursday 16th Dec 2015
    Debt Free Date Feb 2018 - 26 months to go!
    • kindofagilr
    • By kindofagilr 14th Jun 15, 8:19 AM
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    kindofagilr
    Copy and paste this into your sig:

    {URL="www.mydebtfreediary.com"}My debt free diary{/URL}

    Replace all { and } with [ and ] (I had to use a different bracket otherwise the code would 'work' and you wouldn't see what to type!)

    Replace www.mydebtfreediary.com with the link to your thread (keeping the quotation marks)

    Replace My debt free diary with whatever text you want to be shown in the signature to be clicked on.

    End result in preview/saved mode should look like this:

    My debt free diary
    Originally posted by SeduLOUs
    This works everyone xx
    POAMAYC 2017 #87 PD £8670.87/£10,000
    POAMAYC 2016 #87 PD £7454.80/£7000


    Mortgage (Start Date 01/04/09 ~ 30 year term, due to end 01/07/39)
    £104,409/£86,057.00 (as of 31/08/17) ~ 17.57% Paid

    Holiday 2018 Fund = £322.03 ~ 29/09/17
    Lost Weight 4/48 Lbs ~ 02/10/17
    Survey money 2017 = £107.00 ~ 14/09/17

    My Debt Free Diary (Link)
    • belleandthebudget
    • By belleandthebudget 23rd Jun 15, 8:32 PM
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    belleandthebudget
    Even the instructions that seem to be working for others aren't helping. Still getting the error message.
    • IWillBeFree
    • By IWillBeFree 14th Aug 15, 3:43 PM
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    IWillBeFree
    I cannot get this to work at all. Any more suggestions please?
    On 23.6.15 I panicked when I realised I owed £37,311.62
    I will be debt free by July 2018 as soon as I can. Current debt £26,473.73
    I am now living within my means - without an overdraft and with a (YNAB) budget
    • blubella
    • By blubella 15th Oct 15, 4:48 AM
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    blubella
    Tried all of these things and still getting error message...does not work!!
    Light Bulb Moment Aug 2015 ~ £24758.52
    Dec 2015 ~ DEBT Cards £18046.78 Dec 2016 £7900 + Bank of Mum & Dad 4687.60 - PAID Jan 2016 ~ DEBT cards £7192.72 £3685.12

    OCT GC ~ £189.45/150 NOV GC ~ £49.52/175
    Make £10 a Day 2016: JAN £299.11/310 FEB £404.19/290 MAR £315.20/310
    DFBX2017 ~ #101 £
    3646.79/£7192.72
    DFBX2016 ~ #101 £17128.47/£8750 DFBX2015 ~ #101 £3811.87/£3000

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