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Old 7th Oct 2019, 05:28
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Links to pprune in posts sometimes broken

I have noticed this a few times and I may have posted here about it, not sure.

I have pasted from a .txt file into this post but I know that links are processed so I have also done a screen shot of the .txt file.

Post
https://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/625886-737ngs-have-cracked-pickle-forks-after-finding-several-jets-post10586917.html
has the following bad links in it. This seems to be an ongoing issue on PPRuNe. I suspect that these bad links are getting created more or less automatically when posters copy links and paste them into new posts.

#11
https://www.pprune.org/!p10581584!ht...84-post11.html

(permalink)
https://www.pprune.org/!625886!https...l#post10581584

Removed the PREFIX from the (permalink)

That now WORKS
737NGs have cracked 'pickle forks' after finding several in the jets.

This seems to be an ongoing issue

Quoting the bad links fixes them automagically.

See post
https://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/625886-737ngs-have-cracked-pickle-forks-after-finding-several-jets-post10588314.html





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Old 7th Oct 2019, 07:45
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Two suggestions:
1. Toggle the "Source" button (may need to be in advanced mode), which will let you examine the underlying links, before submitting the post.
2. Always include URL tag (open and close) in your links, since this forum does not do this automatically and consistently.
You will find these two steps explain 99% of your confusion.
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Old 7th Oct 2019, 13:52
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Originally Posted by GordonR_Cape View Post
Two suggestions:
1. Toggle the "Source" button (may need to be in advanced mode), which will let you examine the underlying links, before submitting the post.
2. Always include URL tag (open and close) in your links, since this forum does not do this automatically and consistently.
You will find these two steps explain 99% of your confusion.
Thanks.

I am not concerned for myself since I know to always test the links and edit then using the source button if necessary but for other posters who are less familiar with that sort of fiddling.

Thanks for the info about using URL tags. That I can manage.

If I use the LINK button does that put URL tags in for me? I would normally just test it but PPRuNe does URL processing itself and it would be impossible to sort out what is really going on.
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Old 7th Oct 2019, 20:30
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The new text editor is without doubt one of the worst pieces of supposedly commercial software I have come across in a very long time. There are many complaints about its "idiosyncratic" behaviour, not least from mods.

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Old 8th Oct 2019, 18:09
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Links to pprune in posts sometimes broken
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 18:09
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Seems to work fine. Perhaps someone is not copy/pasting correctly?

The only new behavior from the most recent update is that the source data (color, etc.) is now copied along with the text, so if you copy from an email with a white background, it will also copy the white color and add those tags to the post; using VIEW SOURCE and removing the things you don't want, seems to resolve it. This is being worked on for the next version.
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