TIP: COPYING and PASTING web links in your Community post
Many of you who post a message may wish to point us at a specific page, site, link etc. as part of your post here in the community.
The "URL" is the name given to the link address of the item you are trying to point people at. and the fact that you can click on it and be taken to the page is what we refer to as a hyperlink. URL's usually start with "http://"
If you are new to this process of including a URL/hyperlink in your post and are not real clear about how to do it - -
Here is a generic video link that demonstrates how easy it is to include a hyperlink in an email or community post.
also note that when you do include a link in your post it often replaces the actual link with a hyperlink IMAGE of the link that being clicked still has the functional outcome of the plain url hyperlink.
below is an example image that you can click on
sometimes the image is great and other times you may feel it is more visually distracting and you would prefer just the plain hyperlink.
in such case you simply need to prefix the line that you are pasting the url on with a few blank spaces. For whatever reason it appears as if the image replacement logic only works if the URL starts in the first byte of the line.
so here is the same link that doesnt include the image because I prefixed it with a few blank spaces before I pasted the URL
this simple little task of including a URL is such a HUGE help - when you are trying to POINT people at a specific page, site or link.