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Sat Jan 5, 2019, 12:11 PM

PSA: posting from Twitter to get the tweet, not just the link--

If you remove the word "mobile" and the period that follows it from your link, you will post the actual tweet, not just the link to the tweet.

Oh, and if you post from Medium, remove the @ from the link, so the link will go to the actual article, not just the site's homepage.

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Reply PSA: posting from Twitter to get the tweet, not just the link-- (Original post)
tblue37 Jan 2019 OP
tblue37 Jan 2019 #1
CurtEastPoint Jan 2019 #2
tblue37 Jan 2019 #4
underpants Jan 2019 #16
HipChick Jan 2019 #3
2naSalit Jan 2019 #5
UTUSN Jan 2019 #6
tblue37 Jan 2019 #7
UTUSN Jan 2019 #8
UTUSN Jan 2019 #9
tblue37 Jan 2019 #11
tblue37 Jan 2019 #10
tblue37 Jan 2019 #12
UTUSN Jan 2019 #13
tblue37 Jan 2019 #14
tblue37 Jan 2019 #15
UTUSN Jan 2019 #17
tblue37 Jan 2019 #18
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2019 #19

Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 01:02 PM

1. Kick for dissemination of useful info. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 01:09 PM

2. I always do this...

click the dropdown top right of tweet (green arrow), then click copy link to tweet (red arrow) and paste it.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 01:16 PM

4. Sometimes the dropdown menu uses "embed tweet" instead. But a lot of people

Last edited Sat Jan 5, 2019, 01:51 PM - Edit history (2)

don't see the dropdown menu option. Removing the word "mobile" is clear for even the least tech savvy.

(IOW, with no "link to tweet" option. Could be "embed tweet" is the only choice on mobile devices.)

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 02:57 PM

16. Yeah I usually only get the Embed option on my iPad or iPhone

Which is what screws my posts up. At least they used to.


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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 01:15 PM

3. Appreciate the post tblue37..

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 01:31 PM

5. Thank you!

It's a bit annoying to have to load all those tweets and comments and then a whole bunch of hidden garbage attaches itself to my hard drive that I have to remove whenever I leave the Intewebs.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 01:39 PM

6. Here goes from "the least tech savvy" : testing testing::

When I clicked on the down-carat in the tweet, it went to a menu containing "embed tweet" and clicking on that went to a window with a button, "COPY CODE" which is this (long something with no "mobile." in sight) :

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Our friend Chuck Rosenberg blew my mind today- must watch: <a href="https://t.co/JhHtS3ebQL">https://t.co/JhHtS3ebQL</a></p> Nicolle Wallace (@NicolleDWallace) <a href="
?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 4, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>



**********ON EDIT: Well, it suceeded in posting the open tweet here, sandwiched between lines of (code?). Good enough for me, but this Least Tech Savvy dweeb will appreciate further instructions alone the lines of the o.p.!1













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Response to UTUSN (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 01:56 PM

7. Go to the tweet and simply copy the URL in the address bar, without using the

dropdown menu at all. Then if the URL has the word "mobile" in it, remove it and the period after it once you've posted the URL.

If you are not using a mobile device, the URL you copy probably will do as is. (I assume a desktop would not have "mobile" in the URL in the first place.)

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 02:11 PM

8. Well, let's see,here goes (& you found somebody MORE/least-tech-savvy!1


?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1081242311051272192&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democraticunderground.com%2F100211628183






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Response to UTUSN (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 02:12 PM

9. Whoa, it worked!1 with the leftover code below. Thanks for everything.

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 02:21 PM

11. You are quite welcome. BTW, I don't know why you get leftover code at all. I never do:

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 02:18 PM

10. Ta-da! nt

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 02:29 PM

12. I just copied exactly the link for your posted tweet, but it didn't give me leftover code--nor did i

give me the long stuff you got:





The way I got this version was to right click on the tweet itself and then click "copy link address."

(That works for this posted tweet because you've already removed "mobile." )

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 02:37 PM

13. By now you know I'm the last with answers. I never removed (or saw) "mobile". Am on laptop?

So now I'll follow these latest instructions ("right click" etc.) here: well, it did not give me "copy link address" --- it gave me the drop down, "Copy link to Tweet" which is this:






***********ON EDIT: Well, EUREKA, gave me no long code, just the clean link (one space I'm inserting: https://twitter. com/goldengateblond/status/1081242311051272192








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Response to UTUSN (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 02:53 PM

14. Yay! Now you have 3 different ways--and one actually posts the tweet clean. nt

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 02:55 PM

15. I am guessing that many are using cellphones or tablets to post, and thus end up

with the "mobile" problem. I use a small tablet (Kindle HD8).

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 03:00 PM

17. Gosh, Kindle Fire HD8?!1 I only post on laptop, seldom on phone. But Kindle is HORRIBLE!1

I mean, it's great for reading long form, but for me it is HADES to just to navigate for web stuff, not to mention copying and pasting.






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Response to UTUSN (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 03:50 PM

18. I manage. I spend most of my time reading, and when I copy-paste or post online,

it works well enough. My main complaints are that it forces Bing as the primary searchbengine, and I can't turn off the autocorrect, no matter what I do, so autocorrect turns my words into gibberish. Even when I proofread and correct, it often returns my words to gibberish before I post if I am not careful.

It just turned the "if" in the preceding sentence into %it, " and every time I write "of," it changes it to " if. " It does worse things with longer words.

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 5, 2019, 07:17 PM

19. thanks! you just helped me with something

I can't view twitter video, but I can unroll twitter threads in threadreaderapp if I can get the number at the end of the tweet link. That's been an unnecessarily convoluted process for me before.

In your post I finally noticed the little ">" at the bottom of the tweet image. That gives the link! Never noticed that thing before now.

You saved me some aggravation. Thanks!

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