URLs in the code box appear shortened.
The link works upon clicking, but not for copying which is unfortunate, unproductive, and ironic given the "huge tracts of land" available in the message area. Then again, maybe it's this OS/browser (OS X 10.8.2 / Firefox 19). I'm stuck at a friend's place minding a fish smoker.
Edit: Nevermind. Seconds later after posting this I realized that I added [url][/url] tags to the link without paying attention. Duh.
I understand how much work can go into upgrading a forum. I ran a low-volume one, but with a good amount of customizations, from 2004-2012 (Facebook and mobile basically killed it), and even upgrading that was not a trivial task.