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Posted 12/29/2007   6:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add t360 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Wikipedia sometimes uses parentheses in their urls.
This causes difficulties with the url tag.

For example, how would you get the following url to work in a post using the url tag?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Jack_(stamp)

the backslash doesn't work

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Jack_\(stamp\)
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Posted 12/30/2007   05:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rui to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well parenthesis are purposefully removed because while they can be used in good faith, they can also be used in malicious links, so the forum code just removes them. It's not a matter of escaping them, they are just filtered out.
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Posted 12/30/2007   07:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok, thanks

I just now thought of making it into a tinyurl and it works fine:

http://tinyurl.com/2x6god
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Posted 12/30/2007   10:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rui to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sounds like a good solution to me .
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Posted 01/05/2008   12:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fireakasandpaper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey t360, this will probably be my first and last post. Just to say, if you do not already know, your first two links go to a different page then that Tinylink thing. I would be more eager to learn about that, than stamps. No offense intended.
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Posted 01/05/2008   12:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Tinyurl.com provides a service which will convert long URLs into small ones. These small URLs are convenient to use in emails and when posting to user groups because the long URLs are ugly and will break if they extend past the end of a line and get wrapped onto the next line. See http://tinyurl.com for details.
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