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Rob the Balloon Guy
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So this has been driving me nuts for a while. There's a great feature
on BHQ that makes it extremely easy link to BHQ photos. I don't
recall an announcement about this feature, and that's probably why
most people don't know about it.

In linking to photos, most people do one of two things:
1) Post the entire link they copy from their URL bar
2) Just post the photo ID

The problem with the first one is that the entire URL tends to point
to a specific photo slot, not a specific photo. So while the URL will
be valid for a few minutes or hours afterwards, once someone uploads
another photo, the photos will shift slots, and the URL will no longer
be valid.

The problem with the second one is that I, like many people, are lazy.
Copying the photo ID, bringing up BHQ, and searching that photo ID is
a lot of work, especially for a lot of different IDs.

That's why BHQ has added this nifty little feature:

Use this link to share this photo:
http://www.balloonhq.com/photos/db/complete.php?id=76574

It appears right under the "Photographer" field in the photo
information. Just copy the URL, that's all you need. It's right
there next to the photo, so there's almost no work involved. It's
been around for a while, so hopefully now that you know about it,
you'll end up using it.
Jay Ward
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Thanks! I've screwed that up before!
toomuchmagic
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Amen
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