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Please stop changing my text to a hyperlink!


Please stop changing my text to a hyperlink.

An FQDN is NOT a hyperlink. There will never be a case where I will ever want to have you automatically create a hyperlink if I don't use http:// or https:// .
When I refer to one of my company's many domains I do not want you reformatting it as a clickable hyperlink. is not intended to be a hyperlink. is intended to be a hyperlink

It makes my text unreadable! Please, how do I stop this from happening?

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A FQDN is the basis of a hyperlink, and is exactly what they are for.  A FQDN should always give you a hyperlink, or at least the most important part of one.

Most humans don't care about the technicalities of this, we just tend to expect something that looks like a link to actually be a link.

I'm not sure how making bits of text a slightly different colour, or underlined, makes your text unreadable.  I am a (poor) speed-reader.  Bad spelling, switching foreground/background colours partway through a sentence, dreadful fonts like "comic sans" or even just SHOUTING, and broken capitalisation or punctuation make things incredibly really hard to read.  But links and FQDNs being consistently shown as click-able is actually easier to read - the colour makes my brain go "useful link, but I don't need to absorb the actual words in there"

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