I have had a problem creating hot links in news posts.
What happens is that, in the editor, I use the html tag ‘a href’ to specify a webpage to which the reader should be taken when clicking on the subject term(s) but when I publish, the text “https://online-go/group” is affixed to the front of the specified page url.
I asked a mod I know to help look into this via private messaging, and he kindly set up a test group, making me a member and admin. I tried to demonstrate the problem with a one-line news post containing a hot link but in this case, it worked just as it should and didn’t append the unwanted material to the specified url.
Today, I tried again with a different post, linking the words “Round Robin” to the Sensei’s library page on the subject and had the same problem. When the post was published, the hot-linked words were highlighted in blue, as expected, but clicking on them didn’t deliver me to the page. When I investigated, I found that a ‘link’ had been created with “Play Go at online-go.com! | OGS” appended to the front of the link actually specified.
I have no idea why hot-linking worked perfectly in the test group but screws up in my real group. Tricky problem. I have just had to do without the hot links for now.
Please don’t try to tell me how to use a href. I have created hundreds of links using it, including the one directing to our Club webpage in the Group description. I checked and double-checked what I had written in the editor and, of course, it did not include the string “https://online-go/group” anywhere.
Weirdly, the first time I wrote h-t-t-p-s-:-/-/-o-n-l-i-n-e-g-o-.-c-o-m-/-g-r-o-u-p it came out in blue and the second time wrote “Play Go at online-go.com! | OGS”.
It is very difficult to talk about html where html is used!