Okay, not really reeducation camps. This is more like Education than Reeducation, but it seemed like a good title.
I have noticed a big increase in raw HTML in the comments lately instead of links. Which is totally fine if you’re on a phone – it’s better to have a raw link than no link at all. (I still don’t know how to
highlight SELECT text ON A PHONE or IPAD; well, in theory I know how, but I seldom try because it doesn’t work for me.)
But I do think it might be helpful if everyone knows that long text strings “break the margins” on phones, and it screws up formatting for everything that comes after it in the thread.
So when you write argh or fuck with a million of each of the 4 letters, it does a great job of conveying your frustration, but it borks the format for the rest of the post for folks on phones.
Also, when you’re adding a raw, naked link like the URL below, all you need is the part that’s bolded in this color.
This (below) shows you the result.
I try to clean up after stuff like this, but with more and more raw links being posted, there’s too much to clean up.
So if you have to post a raw URL, please delete everything after the question mark, and delete the “?” also.
Update: Unless it’s a YouTube link, in which case you do need what comes after the “?”.
Update 2: And a NYT gift link needs everything after the ?
Not scolding, just trying to share information.
Totally open thread.