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Annoying URL in copied text

  1. Apr 18, 2015 #1


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    When you use Ctrl-C to copy text from a post, the forum software adds a back reference to the copied text: "Reference [URL to post]"

    This happens even if you copy a single word, for example to use it as a search term. So after pasting it you have to manually clean up the search box, which is obviously very annoying. I can see some sense in this for a large amount of text that is being copied and re-posted somewhere else. But it should not happen for a few words.
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  3. Apr 18, 2015 #2
    Login and it won't happen :smile:
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