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 https://github.com/discourse it shows up here as Discourse · GitHub (“Discourse · GitHub”) instead of as https://github.com/discourse.

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: [https://github.com/discourse](https://github.com/discourse).

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?

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Surrounding the URL with angle brackets to prevent Discourse from replacing it with the title. For example: <https://meta.discourse.org/t/convenient-way-to-paste-urls-directly/181197>.

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