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FriedClamFanatic Jan 23, 2009 05:41 PM

I only started serious searching of blogs over the past few months. Before that, if I found a good recipe on the Net, I'd do a copy and paste in to a Word file. But that got tedious, so I set up some folders in my favorites area of my browser and would do an "add to favorites". In going back through some of them to make some new things, I realize that the simple save function doesn't always work because the pointer is only pointing to whatever that date's page is. Often it is the "current" page. So, when I go back to click on it, I get the January23 page for the blog, not the Nov 15 one or whatever it was I wanted to save. Other's don't and still point to the recipe I wanted.

It's frustrating and I'm sure there's a work-around. Anyone else have this problem? How did you fix it? LOL.and in reading over what I just wrote, does anyone understand what I mean?

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  1. goodhealthgourmet Jan 23, 2009 06:07 PM

    i understand what you mean, and yep, it's frustrating.

    there is one solution, if you still just want to bookmark the page & be done with it. from now on, when it comes time to save the page - and your browser automatically pulls the name of the page from the server or asks you to name the bookmark - change/update the name of the bookmark to reflect the title of the recipe. that way, when you click on the link in the future, if the page defaults back to the blog's current page, at least you have the name of the recipe you were trying to access, and you can search within the blog for it.

    does that make sense?

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      FriedClamFanatic Jan 24, 2009 04:17 AM

      Good idea!

      I think I have figured out the warning sign. If I click on save as, and it only comes up as "BLAHBLAHBLAH.com" then I should use your idea. If however, it is "BLAHBLAHBLAH.com/recipe for fried grasshoppers" or some lengthy numbers and html stuff, then I'm ok

      1. re: FriedClamFanatic
        JonParker Jan 24, 2009 05:15 AM

        That's the idea. Most blogs will have some way to take you to a specific post: it might be a link that says "Permalink" (like on Chowhound), you might need to click on the post title or sometimes the time it was posted. It would be nice if there was a standard convention for this, but there's not.

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