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PoemMan
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Link for forum discussion

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I would like to include in a forum posting a link to a particular thread, as I have seen many others do. However, I cannot see how to do this. Please pass along how this is done.

Thank you!
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Re: Link for forum discussion

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Insert URL:

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[url]copy/paste URL here[/url]
[url]https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=381198[/url]
Displays as: viewtopic.php?t=381198

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[url=copy/paste URL here]Type URL description here[/url]
[url=https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=381198]Link for forum discussion[/url]
Displays as: Link for forum discussion
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Re: Link for forum discussion

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I usually just type the plain-text description first, select it, then click the "chainlink" button above edit window box. That automatically slaps the "url" junk around my text.

Then I just add in the equals sign into the opening url, paste in the actual url, and boom! Done.

By the way, there's a nice help page for all of these tricks that you can access by clicking the BBCode link that appears to the right of the edit box when you're posting.
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Re: Link for forum discussion

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Great, thank you!
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I can create links with a browser add-on in no time flat.

Please see: Linking articles into forum posts
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