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Felicitations and general rejoicing! Links will soon be converting automatically!

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AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 01-Apr-14 17:04:38

We know that you've all wanted links to convert automatically for a while now (so have we - what's with that tick box nonsense?) and the lovely tech team have now made our dreams a reality.

Links will soon be converting automatically on boards. If you don't want a link to convert automatically - when linking to troll websites and the like - stick some spaces in the URL and it will remain as plain text.

<Wrestles these [[]][][][ pesky things to the loft for storage>.


madeupstuff Tue 01-Apr-14 17:07:03

What if we want to link without displaying the URL?

madeupstuff Tue 01-Apr-14 17:07:21

Oh good. Don't break that y'all.

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 01-Apr-14 17:11:10

The square brackets will still work if you want to use them instead.

skinnyflatwhite Tue 01-Apr-14 17:23:43

skinnyflatwhite Tue 01-Apr-14 17:26:37

How soon is now?;_ylt=A2KLqIpj6DpTdDsAhUB2BQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTByZWc0dGJtBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDBGdwb3MDMQ--?p=how+soon+is+now&vid=ac0e52ec0878373de08edd8f4f0fa18a&l=3%3A52&

skinnyflatwhite Tue 01-Apr-14 17:26:52

Gah! still doesn't work.

DinoSnores Tue 01-Apr-14 23:25:46

DinoSnores Tue 01-Apr-14 23:26:28

Not yet, thought it was because skinny's links work.

TillyTellTale Tue 01-Apr-14 23:43:13


usualsuspectt Tue 01-Apr-14 23:51:08

What if you just want to put a word instead of a big long url?

Do you still use the [[]]?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 01-Apr-14 23:56:05


about bloody timegrin

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 02-Apr-14 09:51:41

It should kick in some time today, we'll try and let you know when it's officially up-and-running although you'll probably spot it before us.

Usual the [[]] brackets will still work as normal.

ShamTech (MNHQ) Wed 02-Apr-14 10:53:53

more testing

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 03-Apr-14 11:27:51

Is this meant to be working yet?

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 03-Apr-14 11:31:52

It is, yes. It doesn't work on the app yet (it will do when we have our new app though), and there seems to be a glitch on it with the mobile version on Safari - but otherwise it should work!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 03-Apr-14 11:37:20

I'm on mobile using chrome/android and it's not working

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 03-Apr-14 11:42:49

Aha, thank you (and sorry) - will pass that on

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 03-Apr-14 16:00:55

Quick test

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 03-Apr-14 16:02:24


The tick box for converting links has gone, but obviously the above link hasn't worked.

What format is required for an auto link?
Does it need www?

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 03-Apr-14 16:06:29

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 03-Apr-14 16:06:57

looks like www. but not http://

<trial and error>

skinnyflatwhite Thu 03-Apr-14 16:09:08

skinnyflatwhite Thu 03-Apr-14 16:09:28

I win I win!!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 03-Apr-14 16:12:46

But if the web address does not include www you need to use http:// (though the http does not show up)

Eg http://

Gives doesn't work...

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