Convenient way to paste URLs directly

The current default behavior for Discourse is to automagically replace URLs with hyperlinks containing their title tags, e.g. when I paste it shows up here as Discourse · GitHub (“Discourse · GitHub”) instead of as

Sometimes that behavior is OK, but I often need/prefer to use the original URL instead of the title tag as a hyperlink. The only way I know to do that is to paste the URL twice in Markdown, like this: [](

That works, but it’s a hassle. The punctuation is finicky; I have to paste twice. Bleh.

Is there an easier or more convenient way to just paste an URL without having Discourse autoreplace it?


Surrounding the URL with angle brackets to prevent Discourse from replacing it with the title. For example: <>.


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