One of the most common edits I make is to turn ugly URLs into clean textual references.
While there is debate about how understandable URLs are to modern readers, this to me is a basic part of web-page writing style to keep things readable - it is as important as putting a capital letter at the start of a sentence.
In an attempt to make more people get this right the first time, I propose adding it at the bottom of the current FAQ question on Meta.Skeptics.SE.
Answers below are proposed texts. Please consider posting your own version, and vote on your favourite.