How do I make posts that don't start with a link? October 31, 2005 7:02 PM   Subscribe

Of all the posts I've made, I've yet to figure out how to make posts that don't start with a link, where the main link begins further into the post (example). I once tried opening with a closed-anchor tag, but no luck. What's in the secret sauce?
posted by Rothko to MetaFilter-Related at 7:02 PM (11 comments total)

Leave the "URL" field blank.
posted by gleuschk at 7:04 PM on October 31, 2005


Just don't put anything into the first two fields in the "post a new link" form - instead, type everything in the "description" field, including your links as necessary.

Or, like he said.
posted by yhbc at 7:05 PM on October 31, 2005


The top two fields are optional. I thought it said that somewhere on the posting page.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:08 PM on October 31, 2005


Why is this thread still open?
posted by delmoi at 7:14 PM on October 31, 2005


Hmmmmm.... I've left the URL blank before and the submission page returns an error. I'll try it again some time.
posted by Rothko at 7:16 PM on October 31, 2005


Alex, don't you know that we all voted to never allow you to post without starting your FPP with a link? You're just lucky you're not y2karl. You think he wants to do that small text stuff?
posted by klangklangston at 7:19 PM on October 31, 2005


Is there actually some kind of code to make sure the post contains at least one link? I doubt anyone's been bold enough to try and post a zero-link FPP, but... I could be horribly mistaken.
posted by odinsdream at 7:23 PM on October 31, 2005


Looks like it's happened a few times but Matt's cleaned up.
posted by holloway at 7:28 PM on October 31, 2005


I never realized it was optional, until I saw someone the other day start their post with "Newsfilter", unlinked.
posted by smackfu at 7:28 PM on October 31, 2005


You, sir? Horribly mistaken.
posted by cortex at 7:28 PM on October 31, 2005


The Horrible Mistake.

Who here likes pancakes?
posted by yhbc at 7:30 PM on October 31, 2005


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