For nodbaga and noone_particular - parsing links

Discussion in 'Test Forum' started by FanJ, Jun 17, 2012.

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  1. FanJ

    FanJ Updates Team

    Feb 9, 2002
    For nodbaga and noone_particular:

    Hi guys,

    With respect to and that "Forum software seems determined that google-analytics needs to be a link".

    Besides using the code-tag (as noone_particular posted) you can also use, while posting, the option to remove the checkmark in "Automatically parse links in text", in the Additional Options. See screenshot.

  2. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

    Aug 10, 2002
    New England
    And along with that setting... The statement "Forum software seems determined that google-analytics needs to be a link"... is not really what's happening there.

    It's not because it's "google-analytics" at all. It's because it has a leading "www" on the front. Forum software generally uses the leading www the same as having http:/ / on the front of a string. It puts all of those into the bbcode processor and tries to process them as clickable links. Any domain with a leading www on it will normally be processed into links inside forum posts.

    Unsetting the box FanJ shows in his image, or, leaving the leading www off a domain name, will prevent them from being processed into links via the bbocde processor.
  3. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

    Aug 8, 2008
    That was basically what I meant, the forum software reacting to the format "", not to google-analytics specifically. I should have been more clear.

    edit, wrapping quotes around the link appears to work as well.
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