So now the posts contain only links like this
http:// somesite.com (displayed as text, have put space here to demonstrate)
However the problem is that now all of these links are just being displayed as text. Meaning they are not parsed and surrounded by the tags. Also many of the links are youtube videos, which I thought would get auto-embedded since I have auto-embed enabled. However the links are just sitting there as text. If I click on "Edit" on a post with a link and save, the link is recognised and converted to url, but obviously I can't manually edit thousands of such posts.
I rebuilt the thread and search caches thinking some thing would trigger the post parser, but no joy... What am I doing wrong? Any suggestions?