Links with underscores

post by ShardPhoenix · 2018-02-24T11:32:48.752Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW · 3 comments

I've found it hard to link to urls with underscores (common on Wikipedia). I wasn't sure how to escape them to prevent them from creating italics - adding a backslash just seemed to make the editor go haywire, with the cursor jumping around and putting characters in the wrong place as I typed. In general linking is awkward in Markdown so it might be nice to have a "create link" button that handles escaping etc.

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comment by Ben Pace (Benito) · 2018-02-24T19:12:25.065Z · score: 23 (5 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Hi - if you highlight text in the editor, you get a popup with options that includes a create link button.

comment by ShardPhoenix · 2018-02-24T23:23:38.054Z · score: 3 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thanks, I didn't know that.

comment by Ben Pace (Benito) · 2018-02-26T02:32:39.644Z · score: 18 (4 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I should probably write up a little how-to-use-our-editor guide.