A hint for posting auction links
- If you want to post a link to an eBay auction, be sure to leave off
any characters after the last digit of the item number. These
additional characters are not necessary for a working link. When you
include these characters, the link is often obscured by the ad that
is positioned on the right side of the message box. Furthermore,
when the full link is posted, it is often so long that it's broken up
into two lines. Only the first line is highlighted in blue, which
means that you can't reach the site by clicking on it. It's also
difficult to copy and paste the link into one's browser.
If you lop off the unecessary bits, the link is confined to a single
line and you can reach the auction by just clicking on it.