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

(26 Posts)
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>.

Enjoy!

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

uk.video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?p=congratulations&vid=93f594ba6309232719018372334f3b06&l=2%3A53&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts2.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DV.4881034051453193%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dus3dQ0nnlHY&tit=Cliff+Richard+-+Congratulations&c=0&sigr=11a3bnkaj&sigt=10v8ij68i&ct=p&age=0&fr=mcafee&tt=b

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

How soon is now?

uk.video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A2KLqIpj6DpTdDsAhUB2BQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTByZWc0dGJtBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDBGdwb3MDMQ--?p=how+soon+is+now&vid=ac0e52ec0878373de08edd8f4f0fa18a&l=3%3A52&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts4.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DVN.608049657037983271%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailymotion.com%2Fvideo%2Fxojx2_the-smiths-how-soon-is-now_music&tit=The+Smiths+-+How+Soon+Is+Now&c=0&sigr=127acsnsk&sigt=10spnkh03&age=0&fr=mcafee&tt=b

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

Gah! still doesn't work.

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

http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk

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

<excited>

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

Yay!!!

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

testing
local.mumsnet.com/camden
more testing
www.apple.com

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

BBC.co.uk

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

OK.

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?
Http://?

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

www.bbc.co.uk/

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

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl-ai9HuR60

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:// local.Mumsnet.com/Camden

Gives local.Mumsnet.com/Camden

Local.Mumsnet.com/Glasgow doesn't work...

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