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Jul 26, 2014 05:57 AM

Fixing or editing headlines in links

It's handy that the links option automatically reads the headline, but that may not be the headline the poster wants. Also it may be improperly formatted.

If there's a way to edit this before posting I missed it.

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  1. You can edit the title of the thread you're creating to be something other than the title of the article, but not the title that appears on the link itself at this time. The title field for the thread is automatically populated from the link, but it's a text box, so you can change that.

    Since we've expanded the edit window for original posts to 24 hours, you can actually still go into your post and edit the thread title for that post if you'd like it to be better.

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    1. re: Jacquilynne

      Ohhhkay I found it now and fixed the headline. Thanks, I just missed it.

      I have to also confess that the same link was posted to Food Media by another user slightly earlier than mine, so if this all needs to be locked and deleted I understand.

      1. re: ennuisans

        Ah, I will remove it as a duplicate then.

        Maybe we should put 'detect if link has already been posted' in the feature wishlist for the Link function.