caesar193's Guide to Linking Subs:
1. Ask yourself this question: is the link going to be in the forum (aka, here), or to another sub? From there, you can move on
2. If you want to write a sub and have a link to another sub, then there are multiple ways to do this. The first is to take a bracket (which are one of these things ) and put the sub you want to link's name in it. Like so: [chaotic waffles are chaotic]. The second thing you can do to link sub to sub is with the ID. The ID is a number that acts kind of like the sub's social security number. Anyway, it can be found on the left hand side of the page, with all the other sub info. It is right above the hits, and right below the amount of xp the sub has (which is under the amount of votes, which is under the shield with the sub's average score). You can take that number and put it in the bracket with some random text. Use a straight line (on my keyboard it looks like a straight line with a break in the middle, in case you can't find it on yours). Like so: [99999|chaotic waffles are tasty]. Instead of showing the subs name (which, to continue the previous example, would be 'chaotic waffles are chaotic'), it would show whatever you wanted it to show and still link to the sub.
A real life example: I am using my sub entitles Ariel Lorette. Its ID is 7129. So the first way: Ariel Lorette
. And the second Ariel Lorette is an awesome sub which everyone should read and comment on
. You can't see the mechanics, but you can see the after effects.
3. Linking from forums was slightly weird for me the first time I tried it. Instead of using single brackets like in above, you use double. So the above Ariel Lorette example used the same format inside the brackets as the sub to sub links, but used double brackets. In the chaotic waffle example, you do chaotic waffles are chaotic
, and chaotic waffles are tasty
I hope this helps. And welcome to the citadel. May your pen be filled with ink, and you sword be bloody from numerous successful battles against the evils (or goods, if you swing that way) of the universe!