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Problems with posting links to archived webpages


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eli poss · · Durango, Co · Joined May 2014 · Points: 442

I've tried to post links to archived webpages that are no longer in existence multiple times here and the forum always screws it up when I post the link either directly or using the link function. I remember having issues with this a few months ago, trying to post a link to an archived version of the old MP School of Rock and then also today when trying to post a link in a thread a minute ago.

Here's the raw URL copy and pasted from my browser:

https://web.archive.org/web/20120328164749/climerware.com/home.shtml

amarius · · Nowhere, OK · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 20
Nick Wilder · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2005 · Points: 3,406

The link you're posting, when not mangled by our text processor, looks like this:

See how it's really two urls jammed together?  We can't handle that correctly.  Amarius showed one solution (get rid of the "").  Another solution (perhaps easier) is to create a short link (bit.ly or goo.gl) and post that link instead.

eli poss · · Durango, Co · Joined May 2014 · Points: 442

okay, thanks nick. 

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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