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Why is it that when we copy and paste a url into craigslist

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why is it that when we copy and paste a url into craigslist ad, the url isn't really a 'live link' format (so that people can click on the url and be redirected)? how do we past a live link to the url into craigslist?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Software
Expert:  Mr.Med replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to justanswer, My name is ***** ***** i will be assisting you today
I'm sorry about the issue, can you please try the following formats :
www.website.com
http://www.website.com
http://website.com
Let me know the results please
Thank you
Expert:  Mr.Med replied 1 year ago.
If it doesn't work out, please try :
[ www.yourwebsite.com ]
without the first and the last [ & ]
Expert:  Mr.Med replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry but when i write the HTML format in Justanswer, it become a clickable link, please visit this link to see the correct format :
http://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_a_href.asp
Hope this help
Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
we are not sure how to use that link. can you tell us how to make this link 'live' on craigslist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg-FksPiluY
Expert:  Mr.Med replied 1 year ago.
Please open this link :
http://www.mediafire.com/view/2i8nmc2mikoq0gk/Sans%20titre.png
let me know the results please
Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
we copied and pasted exactly what you wrote into our ad in place of the link and it's still not live
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it's like craigslist automatically coverts the code to text: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg-FksPiluY
Expert:  Mr.Med replied 1 year ago.
can you try one of those links please :
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg-FksPiluY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg-FksPiluY
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Sg-FksPiluY
or :
Click here
Expert:  Mr.Med replied 1 year ago.
yes because it is an HTML code and your browser shoud convert it to a "live" link.
so do you still need help please?
Thank you
Expert:  Mr.Med replied 1 year ago.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. If you have a moment please rate my service by clicking on one of the faces below, positive ratings are appreciated. if you still need help, please reply back to me and i will gladly continue to help you
regards
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes we still need help. we typed in exactly the code as you provided into our craigslist text. craigslist did /not/ convert the html to a live link, as we said. it just converted the html into plain text. so it's as it was before. the code we typed in was http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg-FksPiluY
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
well, justanswer converts the html to link. craigslist does not.
Expert:  Mr.Med replied 1 year ago.
can you please click on the link below and run it. It will give you an ID and a password. Please tell me the ID and the password ***** I can connect to your desktop and fix the problem remotely.
http://tinyurl.com/9439e
please write your id and password ***** space, for example :
id : 1 2 3 4 5
pass : 1 2 3
and don't close the program
Thank you
Expert:  Mr.Med replied 1 year ago.
please try to add target="_blank" to the the HTML code
http://www.mediafire.com/view/2i8nmc2mikoq0gk/Sans%20titre.png#
hope it works
Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
id 695 268 825, password *****
Expert:  Mr.Med replied 1 year ago.
I'm connected to your computer now, can you please login to your craiglist account
Thank you
Expert:  Mr.Med replied 1 year ago.
I fear I am not making progress with this case so I must Opt Out, with sincere regrets. If and when another Expert takes up the case, you ought to receive a notification email.
what i would suggest is to copy and paste directly the link and let the customers open it.
Please do not rate my answer, if you are not satisfied.
Thank you
Expert:  Josh replied 1 year ago.
Hi!
Just to confirm --- You would like to make this link "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg-FksPiluY" as a post on Craigslist
Is that correct?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes
Expert:  Josh replied 1 year ago.
Take a look at the file here: CLICK HERE
Copy and paste that exact code into a Craigslist ad and it should convert the text to a live link when you post it live.