A note on notes and links

 

>>> what follows is for you if you came here from a footnote to a post or document* <<<

 

​DuckDuckGo bang command​s​ (!?)* ​in this post​ are links. That is, they have links embedded in them. There also may be a link embedded in an asterisk​ – as with the highlighted alert above and the third example below.​

When in parentheses, bang commands link to results of a search for what they follow. When not, they link to results of a search for what they precede:

!yt Unitarian Church of Vancouver / YouTube

!ucv principles for kids / for grownups: UU principles (!g)

Unitarians care less about belief, more about how to live.*

“he taught a way of life” / Salzberg on Goenka on Buddha (!?)

 

So … a bang command here always links to results of a search. An asterisk​ may ​link to ​anything or nothing. If it links to nothing, it refers to a footnote.

An asterisk with a prepended exclamation point looks much like a bang command, but usually links to something other than the results of a search.

The sermons document that lists items in the literature stall (lit stall)* digital archive uses this faux bang command: (!*). Click it and see for yourself.

A link to this post in a footnote to text that ​adopts these conventions ​lets the reader know where to go for this explainer.

 


*a link​ –​ see a note on notes and links


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