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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??

HermioneHatesHoovering Tue 02-Oct-12 00:13:49

Hello Helen, No I understand about that, what I'm asking is for instance sometimes a linkwill just be one word, not showing the www etc but perhaps click "here" for instance. The word "here" would be clickable and takes you to whatever site. Does that make sense? So that is what I want to know how to do grin

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 01-Oct-12 11:39:30

Hello HermioneHatesHoovering. Are you asking how to "do" links?

If so, you just surround the url you want to make into a link with two square brackets (two at each end).

So, if you want to become a link, you type the symbol square bracket, square bracket then then the symbol square bracket, square bracket.

If you look at Links at the bottom of any discussion thread (below the Add message box), you'll see it all explained.

HermioneHatesHoovering Sun 30-Sep-12 23:36:43

bumping for an answer please smile

HermioneHatesHoovering Sat 29-Sep-12 09:46:05

Someone please explain in English how to do this, thanks confused

Maryz Wed 02-Mar-11 22:14:35

Now SoupDragon is going to feel all superior.


Beamur Wed 02-Mar-11 22:07:26

Like me! Thanks you Mumsnet for this new widget.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 02-Mar-11 22:06:11


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


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Mists Wed 02-Mar-11 19:37:07

Dammit I thought there would be a nice easy way of linking this essential one.

Maryz Wed 02-Mar-11 17:38:30

gah, that wasn't a link. It was meant to be [[ website space short-name ]], i.e. the double bracket and space in the middle with a shortened name for the website system (as in follow the instructions to the right of the add message box) confused.

Maryz Wed 02-Mar-11 17:35:43

I'm afraid to click on any of these links, I don't know what they are shock.

But I still think the really, really long ones are going to be irritating, so the space short-name is the best way just because I can do it.

SoupDragon Wed 02-Mar-11 17:35:41

Or, Flamingo, you could just put the link in properly to start with. I'm sure the internet won't explode if you do. hmm

balloonballs Wed 02-Mar-11 17:33:57

Bugger, I used to be able to do Trillian's smart links but my power has been diverted by the force that is Terry Wogan's cock.

balloonballs Wed 02-Mar-11 17:30:48

balloonballs Wed 02-Mar-11 17:29:26


TrillianAstra Wed 02-Mar-11 17:26:11

Depends how you do the 'smart links' Tee.

If you do them like it says --> there it did it for me earlier.

Tee's Blog

Maryz Wed 02-Mar-11 17:25:52

Oh, it did work, how exciting.

I still like the clever ones with words instead of all the crap.

And sorry, it isn't his cock, but was the longest link I could find blush.

Maryz Wed 02-Mar-11 17:25:12

Surely that is difficult for really long links.

So instead of saying this website here.

You would have,r:0,s:124&biw=1117&bih=499

which is really long.

<I accept the above probably won't work>

Tee2072 Wed 02-Mar-11 17:10:54

Nope. Still need to code for those, I guess.

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

But does it do smart links?

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.

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

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