Wikipedia talk:Bare URLs

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Any other option?[edit]

Is there any other option other than reflink to solve bare URL problem (preferably script or anything online) --Tito Dutta 01:00, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

That would be great. Could some work on a bot that would do this? Putting refs in full proper format is the most tedious and one of the least enjoyable parts of contributing to Wikipedia. I want to write and provide a link to a reference, not fill out some form. I imagine I'm not alone in this sentiment. Ufwuct (talk) 16:32, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Very useful advice on this page, I think it should be more visible in the documentation. Χρυσάνθη Λυκούση (talk) 19:45, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Proposed merge[edit]

I propose that this article should be merged with WP:Lazy references because they are informing about the exact same subject. Mr. Guye (talk) 02:14, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

@Mr. Guye: I agree. It seems it would be best to merge WP:Lazy references into WP:Bare URLs instead of vise versa because (if for no other reason) WP:Bare URLs is longer. ~ Anastasia (talk) 03:33, 18 June 2014 (UTC)