"The best way to get the right answer on the internet is not to ask a question; it's to post the wrong answer."
- XKCD, 'Duty Calls'
The nodegel I imagine is a patchwork-patterned fertile crescent of the arcane, obscure, and brilliant. There a field of barley, and there a field of rye. There a field of sorghum, and there a field with turtles stacked up unto the sky. Myriad gardens of blooming flowers, aromatic citrus fruits, and lost tools yearning to be found.
Perhaps the double pipe link is such a tool. Perhaps you didn't know you were missing it.
Perhaps your pulse races.
There are four primary types of links within E2: soft, firm, hard, and pipe. There are many more than four possible applications, however, with pipe link functionality being the most intriguing for grammatical abuses.
- Typical pipe link usage
- Link to the root word -s, -ed, -ing
- Link to a related word/term
- Link to a related poem/concept
- Advanced pipe link usage
- External website links - any pipe link where the "go" (
[go|show]) begins with 'http://' will create an external link
- Homenode shortcuts -
[gate] will send you to the gate node, whereas
[gate[user]] will send you to gate's homenode.
- Did you catch that crafty apostrophe? You can use the homenode shortcut as the "go" of a pipe link:
- Direct writeup shortcuts - "Zephronias won Prosenoder's Cup 2018 with 'Good Magic'" vs "Zephronias won with 'Good Magic'. The direct link is created with:
[Title[by user]]. You can use a direct writeup shortcut as the "go" of a pipe link:
[Prosenoder's Cup 2018[by Zephronias]|'Good Magic']
- Direct Search page shortcut -
[link and link] will send you to a wonderful user-manual node.
[link qkx] will send you to a search page for all nodes containing "link". Alternatively, you can append uncommon punctuation such as "link.,." to trigger a search page.
- Expert pipe link usage
- ABBR tags -
[go|<abbr title="whoa">show</abbr>] will display as "show", link to "go", and have a mouseover tag "whoa".
- Acronym tags -
[go|<acronym title="whoa">show</acronym>] will display as "show", link to "go", and have a mouseover tag "whoa".
- E2 HTML etceteras - On E2 only one argument may be passed to an HTML tag. You may align your paragraphs with
[p align=justify] but you cannot create a table header with
<th colspan=2 align="left">Fruits</th> because the second argument for the header will be ignored. Similarly for
<acronym> tags, anything after the first space (or special character of any kind, including punctuation) will not be displayed.
Archived E2 FAQ: Integrate your writeups
Pipe links and three-dimensionality
The Fine Art of the Pipe Link
E2 HTML tags : Chapter 0
Links on Everything2
root log: May 2009