Fortunately it is easy to reduce the length of a URL, using tinyURL
(note there is no www!)
There are instructions there, but all you have to do is copy the long URL, and paste it into the box on tinyURL. It then creates a short URL that you can copy and paste onto the forum. It's free to use.
Here is a long URL
http://www.igmaynard.co.uk/bongo/forum/ ... m.php?f=23
(OK its not that long, and the width of this one wouldn't cause problems, but it will do as an illustration.)
tinyURL turns it into:
Added 7 March 2006 (thanks, corblimey & ibme_uk for pointing this out)
If you up to using the IMG buttons for posting pictures, you might try a bit more adventurous coding. This is a more direct but much more tricky way. Here's what to do:
Heres a long URL: http://www.ncp.co.uk/multimapform.aspx? ... &type=zoom
Using the URL code like this:
Notice you put an '=' and the pasted URL within the first square brackets, then the words here 'this map' can be anything you like.
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gives you a neat link: