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My links keep going missing ? ? ?


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#1 noknojon

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:38 PM

Hi -

In the past week (or two) when I copy / paste from my Text Editor, the links can be corrupted to unreadable garbage, or  just not shown on the page. Often I need to Edit a post several times to get the link to show up -

 

A noted typical case of this is often Screen317 Security Check, which will display as shown below > >

Download Security Check by Screen317 from  and save it to your Desktop  ........ Nothing shows in the HERE link.

 

When I post it I need to use Preview Post, often twice, to see if anything shows, or edit after posting to have it show up.

 

Normally the post should show as per below > >

Download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE and save it to your Desktop.

 

This post has been checked several times with Preview Post, so if edited it has occurred again -
 

These links are all now converted to in-house BC links (where available) and have been updated twice.
 

Are there any other noted cases of this, or is it just on my end ? ?

 

Extra note - I do often use Safe Mode with Networking as my XP is having a few problems, but the issue still occurs on my Windows7 laptop also -

 

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#2 Broni

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:46 PM

There is a bug in current IPB version.

 

If your canned says this:

 

 

[url=http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/SecurityCheck.exe][b]HERE[/b][/url]
 

your "HERE" link will disappear.

If you put "[b]" brackets on the outside it'll work fine:

 

 

[b][url=http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/SecurityCheck.exe]here[/url][/b]
 

Alternatively if you put link in quotation marks it'll work as well:

 

[url="http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/SecurityCheck.exe"][b]HERE[/b][/url]
 

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:13 PM

Thanks Broni -

The faulty posted version of the link was from the same text, and this time I needed to "cancel" the mid part with the link attached.

 

About 75% of the time there is no problem with the exact posted text, but I used this as an example since it has been one item that has shown up.

 Download [b]Security Check by Screen317[/b] from [url=http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/securitycheck/][b]HERE[/b][/url] and save it to your Desktop.

Above is the text I quoted, and it normally works OK - I cancelled my spywareinfoforum.org link at the request of Animal who asked me to use any on-site links to related downloads, since some were a bit outdated or preferred options -

 

"If you put "[b]" brackets on the outside it'll work fine": - This seems to be the option I must use on this version of IPB - Although as I said, about 75% of the time there is no problem with any canned versions -

 

I will edit a few and see if this works better - :thumbsup2:



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:15 PM

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