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September posting # 16: AO3 question

I can't figure out how to make links in AO3 - anyone have any advice? I wanted to thank my betas by linking to their AO3 names, and I wanted to link to an outside URL "for further info", but could not figure out how to do it. Looking through their FAQs did not yield an answer.

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You do this:

[span style="white-space: nowrap;"][a href="http://www.archiveofourown.org/users/*name*/profile"][img alt="[archiveofourown.org profile] " height="16" src="http://archiveofourown.org/favicon.ico" style="vertical-align: bottom; border: 0; padding-right: 1px;" width="16" /][/a][a href="http://www.archiveofourown.org/users/*name*/"][b]*name*[/b][/a][/span]

and replace *name* with the person's name and replace all the brackets ([]) with these guys. (<>)
*Many* thanks; that worked perfectly!

Do you know how to do a link in AO3 to an outside URL, and instead of just having the URL sit there in all its naked glory "cover it up with some text like "click here"?

I tried doing it the way I do in LJ, but that didn't work.

Thanks in advance!
Sure. You would type:

[a href="URL"]click here[a]

where URL is the web address and replace the [] with <>.
Many *many* thanks - that worked perfectly. :-)