Why can't I add a hyperlink in MeTa? February 18, 2007 4:00 PM   Subscribe

In trying to flag this post, http://ask.metafilter.com/57197/Dont-Worry-Be-Happy as the worst sort of existential Chatfilter/guideline buster, I realized there isn't a 'link' feature in MetaTalk. And I am an HTML cretin. I expect this is intentional, or I'm missing something obvious.
posted by docpops to Etiquette/Policy at 4:00 PM (23 comments total)

ahh, Christ.
posted by docpops at 4:02 PM on February 18, 2007


Why am I not on the front page?
posted by docpops at 4:03 PM on February 18, 2007


I enjoy my alone time.
posted by docpops at 4:03 PM on February 18, 2007


It's quieter here than I would have imagined.
posted by docpops at 4:04 PM on February 18, 2007


fine, removed. I saw it earlier and yeah it was kind of chatty, but I figured it was a sunday afternoon and maybe it'd be ok.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:17 PM on February 18, 2007




(P.S. flaggin' and movin' on still is the best course of action (learned the hard way myself here)).
posted by Burhanistan at 4:23 PM on February 18, 2007


Burhanistan - you know, I tried, but in a chimp-like, mimicry sort of way. I created a gibberish link in MeFi and copied, exactly, what I saw. But it wouldn't work. Which I know must sound comical, because it's obviously one of the stupider ways to go about things, but I figured there was a reason Number One put all that stuff in the comment field.
posted by docpops at 4:26 PM on February 18, 2007


Docpops, it needs more blink tag.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:31 PM on February 18, 2007


Quit showing off.
posted by docpops at 4:33 PM on February 18, 2007


docpops: the make a link, use this text:

[a href="http://www.wikipedia.org"]Wikipedia[/a]

Replace those square brackets with angle brackets. It will look like this: Wikipedia.
posted by LobsterMitten at 5:27 PM on February 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thanks. But what is the larger reason for not having a 'link' feature when building a MeTa post?
posted by docpops at 6:01 PM on February 18, 2007


cool
posted by docpops at 6:04 PM on February 18, 2007


Here are your text tricks.
posted by Listener at 6:29 PM on February 18, 2007


"..what is the larger reason for not having a 'link' feature when building a MeTa post?"

Matt's got his fingers in a lot of dikes.

Or is it dykes? I forget.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:31 PM on February 18, 2007


And why you shouldn't use them.
posted by Listener at 6:31 PM on February 18, 2007


The best part about why you shouldn't use them is when they say that blinking or scrolling text might be illegal. Heh.
posted by dhammond at 6:48 PM on February 18, 2007


Wahoo! I'm an outlaw!
posted by wendell at 9:01 PM on February 18, 2007


Hey, they stripped my blink tags! It's a small cabal after all.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:04 PM on February 18, 2007


Ok, that was a terrible deletion. It was a very specific question about a very real problem. Since when does MeFi frown on that?
posted by knave at 9:58 PM on February 18, 2007


But what is the larger reason for not having a 'link' feature when building a MeTa post?

"Link" feature? Hmmmph. Real men* build MeTa posts from their own flesh, which they rip apart in bloody fistfulls and painstakingly piece together in an epic struggle of sheer, awesome willpower.

*women, too.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:14 PM on February 18, 2007


Whereas real smart men [NOT SEXIST] build their MeTa posts from the flesh of their fallen enemies, not forgetting the surgical gloves.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:21 AM on February 19, 2007


Who actually composes posts in the Meta input boxes anyways? You never can tell when JRun is going to come along and eat your post.
posted by Mitheral at 10:54 AM on February 21, 2007


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