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Forum software seems to corrupt pasted URLs

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August 5, 2007 4:44:35 AM

I just tried pasting the following link to another post:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/200599-30-memory-nooo... s#t1249881
Although it pastes fine, without any internal spaces, in the post creation (or post editing) window, when the post is submitted, a space gets inserted in the middle of the URL, breaking it.
August 14, 2007 11:22:27 PM

Bump for a response -- hello forum maintainers!
August 14, 2007 11:25:59 PM

I was watching all this time too.
August 14, 2007 11:28:27 PM

At the toolbar (at the top) There is a 'chain' icon that says 'url' if you hold your mouse over it. I was experiencing the same problem you are describing. I started highlighting all the url's I pasted and copied onto the post and clicking that 'url' chain icon. It worked.
August 14, 2007 11:32:51 PM

Quadrupling the number of steps needed to perform a common operation -- now that's good software design! :heink: 
August 14, 2007 11:36:37 PM

I know. Really, I just keep poking around on the stupid thing like I do most stuff. Here I am. Don't ask me how.
August 14, 2007 11:40:26 PM

Some url links I copy and paste onto a post work and others don't? So far, highlighting the url and clicking on that url icon has worked.
August 15, 2007 7:07:49 AM

The whole URL thing was driving me f...ing crazy. I checked the manual and it says any link with http or www should be auto formated to be a link. The links show up in the preview and are not broken, however when posted they break. The chain button seems to be a work around until they fix this bug, assuming they ever do. Thanks for the insight badge. I really didn't want to have to type all the time. " target="_blank"> all the time.
August 20, 2007 5:51:04 AM

OK, so how many days does everyone think it will take for the Forum maintainers to acknowledge this? We're at 15 days and counting...
August 20, 2007 6:14:32 AM

That last comment may get you a PM from the Mods about the possibility of you becoming extinct! Fifteen days, fiteen years...what d they care...it's only thier job.
August 20, 2007 8:32:41 PM

Mondoman said:
I just tried pasting the following link to another post:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/200599-30-memory-nooo... s#t1249881
Although it pastes fine, without any internal spaces, in the post creation (or post editing) window, when the post is submitted, a space gets inserted in the middle of the URL, breaking it.


I sent this thread to the webmaster - it's all I can do at this point.
August 20, 2007 9:20:40 PM

Hi

this should be fixed. please let me know (with examples) if this is happening again
August 20, 2007 9:47:59 PM

Thanks to Jake and Fredi for the quick responses!
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