The Microsoft Edge browser has introduced a complication when posting a link which has produced a bit of confusion. Hopefully, this How To will help out.
Users of other browsers won't have this issue as the "feature" is exclusive to Microsoft 😄
Here is an image of part of the Versus Arthritis front page showing the URL link highlighted in blue that I want to use in a post on the forums:
At this point I can right-click-copy the URL (or use CTRL+C) to copy the URL into computer memory.
I now go to my post to paste the link into my discussion or comment. Here I can do a right-click-paste (or use CTRL+V)
If I use Paste, I get: Versus Arthritis | All of us pushing to defy arthritis
This has turned the URL into a link using the Title Text of the page as the actual link. Quite useful but also it restricts knowing the actual URL used: a sneaky way to trick people going to sites other than advertised. More about this in the Comments.
You may notice the Paste as plain text option in the list above. Using this does show the URL: https://www.versusarthritis.org/ Depending on the context, you will hopefully see the option Paste as:
At this point you can change the default action to Paste as Plain Text which is what it always used to be before Microsoft decided to confuse us all.