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What does 'convert links automatically'?

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MogadoredMemoo Wed 02-Mar-11 13:49:11

That has started appearing below the message box??

HopeEternal Wed 02-Mar-11 14:19:10

Marking my spot as I came here to find out the same thing.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Wed 02-Mar-11 14:21:35

Yes, I was wondering this too.

I put a tick in the box, just in case it might do something useful but as far as I can tell, nothing happenedconfused

flowery Wed 02-Mar-11 14:26:49


TrillianAstra Wed 02-Mar-11 14:28:15

Try it.

If you have a link in the message you have written, it will convert it to a proper link not just some text

TrillianAstra Wed 02-Mar-11 14:28:26


TrillianAstra Wed 02-Mar-11 14:28:32


TrillianAstra Wed 02-Mar-11 14:29:22

For people who are rubbish at linking and can't figure out what to do with [[ this and ]] this.

Behold my mastery of links-with-alternative-names

Doyouthinktheysaurus Wed 02-Mar-11 14:33:06

Oh...I like thatgrin

<easily pleased>

Thanks Trillian

FellatioNelson Wed 02-Mar-11 14:34:08

so if you are linking to a whole website address it's easy but what if you are just linking a page - what do you type in? If you are going back anf forth between tabs then the top address bar disappears anyway. confused

FellatioNelson Wed 02-Mar-11 14:35:30 without

FellatioNelson Wed 02-Mar-11 14:35:49 with

Spammead Wed 02-Mar-11 16:35:23 little test.

FlamingOBingo Wed 02-Mar-11 16:41:13

Why do you need it, though? I mean, why would you not want it to be a link? Can't they just do it automatically?

TrillianAstra Wed 02-Mar-11 16:43:07

Because when I do my clever linking with the alternative name, if the website automatically turned the linky bit into a link I'd be left with a bit mess

like this

TrillianAstra Wed 02-Mar-11 16:43:54

Oh, wow, it's cleverer than I thought.

No idea why you would want it to not convert the link then.

I thought youd end up with


TrillianAstra Wed 02-Mar-11 16:44:09

or something else horrid

SoupDragon Wed 02-Mar-11 16:44:47

It's probably just to help out those who are too thick to do a link the proper way.

FlamingOBingo Wed 02-Mar-11 16:46:09

But couldn't the techs just make it automatic without having to tick the box.

FlamingOBingo Wed 02-Mar-11 16:46:19


SoupDragon Wed 02-Mar-11 16:48:47

Not really because then things like would convert to a link and it isn't one.

TrillianAstra Wed 02-Mar-11 16:50:38

Yes I think they could make it automatic - and now I know that it works when I try to do a named link I don't see why they wouldn't.

Soupy I think it'd be funny for people to try to click on

ivykaty44 Wed 02-Mar-11 16:51:38

FlamingOBingo Wed 02-Mar-11 16:56:13

So, SD? The interweb would hardly explode if that happened...but surely just irritating to have to always remember to tick a box before you press 'post' if you've put a link in it.

Tee2072 Wed 02-Mar-11 17:10:38 Tee's Blog

But does it do smart links?

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