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There was a time when URLs containing underscore characters would remain plain text and not be converted to links. The standard workaround was to generate a shortened, underscore-free link using bit.ly or another link-shortening service and paste the shortened link into the post. I for one was really pleased when the boffins behind the scenes fixed things so links would show up as links, whether they contained underscores or not.

In the last week or so, I've noticed that the site has reverted to the previous behavior in this regard. Can the fix be reinstated? Thank you!

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There was a time when URLs containing underscore characters would remain plain text and not be converted to links. The standard workaround was to generate a shortened, underscore-free link using bit.ly or another link-shortening service and paste the shortened link into the post. I for one was really pleased when the boffins behind the scenes fixed things so links would show up as links, whether they contained underscores or not.

In the last week or so, I've noticed that the site has reverted to the previous behavior in this regard. Can the fix be reinstated? Thank you!

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That seems to be the problem I'm having right now. So it's still or again not working.
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That seems to be the problem I'm having right now. So it's still or again not working.


Do you have an example? Sometimes the browser makes a difference on how a URL will render...
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Here is an example

https://www.amazon.com/---/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?...

... which seems to work today. So I don't know what's going on.
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My links seem to be working. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15160953/

I hope the BookCrossing gremlins have fixed yours.


ETA: Ooops. You said forum posts, I thought you meant in journal entries.

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