Forums > Senate Hall archive > SH Archive/PSA: piping links

This is a public service announcement regarding a nifty little trick for using piped links. There are a few here that use it, but it seems a lot of people still aren't aware of it.

When you have something with parenthesis after it, like "Shatterpoint (novel)", and you just want it to say Shatterpoint, just put [[Shatterpoint (novel)|]]. You don't have to put anything after the pipe; it will automatically put whatever is before the parenthesis. Also, it will ignore anything with a colon before it. This can work for you or against you. It can come in handy, like when [[Wikipedia:LOL|]] becomes LOL. But depending on the situation, it could be bad, like when [[Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (novel)|]] becomes A New Hope.

So there you have it. -- Ozzel 07:49, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

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