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minniemouth
15-08-2014, 07:11 AM
For all those who don't know. If you are adding a link only copy it from the www as FM will auto add the, totally unnecessary, http:// in front.

CT this is happening so often have you room to put it up as a sticky? Or better still ask FM to stop auto adding to the address.

ClaretTony2014
15-08-2014, 07:20 AM
Everyone should know really. It has always been like that since the board was set up. Just use tinyurl to avoid it.

oldcolner
15-08-2014, 07:39 AM
Minnie the link section at the bottom of the reply form has always added http:/// and it says so in brackets next to the word link. So if you cut and paste a link from any site including tinyurl it will add http:// to the front. You just need to delete it from the front of your paste. I presume it's there to save typing time and to allow for longer links to be posted without needing tinyurl. It's a bit of a pain but it's always been like that.

minniemouth
15-08-2014, 07:45 AM
If you look at the classical music thread it's amazing how many don't know. Never used tinyurl but I'll check it out for future reference.

oldcolner
15-08-2014, 11:51 AM
Minnie
Yes it may be worth CT posting advice on posting a link to include how to access and use tinyurl.com like he has for posting a picture

It's quite easy and is designed for long web titles. I don't know what is the maximum length for a link on CM , it has increased so I got out the way of using it, but my own last link failed and I can't find the article again.

Google tinyurl for the website www.tinyurl.com. You just put the long link into the top box and suggest a possible tinyurl - I usually chose one linked to the story and ask for a tiny one. If you are good yours will appear, if not they give you a gobbledygook one.
Hope that helps.