Problem: Comments URL gets abbreviated

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  1. Chris Telden profile image92
    Chris Teldenposted 8 years ago

    Hi HubPages,

    I'm trying to include a URL link in the Comments section of my hub to other hubs, but it keeps shortening the URL.  Is this a glitch or by design?  Am I doing something wrong?  Do you know a workaround?

    Thanks very much...

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No idea why that's happening - have you tried using the short URL instead?

      However, I'd suggest you're missing a major opportunity with that comment anyway.   Why not take that reply and use it to create another Hub?  Then change your comment to say "thank you for your comment, I will be writing a Hub to give you a detailed reply".

  2. Peter Hoggan profile image71
    Peter Hogganposted 8 years ago

    URLs will be automatically shortened in comments. They are nofollow anyway so there is no real problem.

  3. Chris Telden profile image92
    Chris Teldenposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, Peter, but it's not going there.  When I click each link, it goes to an error page saying the hub doesn't exist. 

    Marisa, thank you, I just changed them to the short URL - but it still says the hubs don't exist.  Actually, "That Page Doesn't Exist."

    Can someone from the Hub Team help?  I think they're the only one who can tell me if I've made a mistake somehow or if there's glitchiness.

  4. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    I would email HP.   I'm still getting "page doesn't exist" for the first link although the second one works.  Doesn't make sense!

  5. Peter Hoggan profile image71
    Peter Hogganposted 8 years ago

    Ah got it now, the url you are using is the url should be  without the dot at the end. Looks like you made a typo entering the url.

  6. Chris Telden profile image92
    Chris Teldenposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, you guys. 

    Peter, you're right, that did it.  I see now that the sentence period gets tacked on to the URL.  Thanks for figuring it


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