How to send Web articles
I humbly request that when readers send me an article that they have read on the Web, they include a hyperlink to the article. I must have the link if I am to post the article at VFR. The absence of the link means I have to go searching for it. It is simple common sense that if you send a Web article to people it needs to be accompanied by at least its url, though an active link is preferable, so that your recipients can easily find the original article.
If you are using Internet Explorer, this is very simple. Use Alt+D to put the cursor in the browser’s address bar, press Ctrl+C to copy the address, shift back to the e-mail using Alt+Tab, and paste the address into the e-mail. I just timed it. It takes five seconds. And it saves your recipient the hassle of searching. Also, to turn an inactive url into an active hyperlink, simply press the space bar or the Return key after the url.
We are no longer at the beginning of the Internet Age, and everyone should understand these basics by now, particularly the need to include the link or url with the article. Thank you very much.