Metadata quote url problem on export

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When i export images with a link in the metadata in the field quote sometimes it comes out as gibberish here's an example: 

I had written in the link fb.com/larryjdotphotography and it came out as httpa//fb.com/larryjdotphotography:::fb.com/larryjdotphotography

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"export images with a link in the metadata in the field quote"

In which metadata field are you putting the link in?

Where precisely are you uploading the photos?  If on Facebook, where in Facebook?
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The link is in the "caption" field (sorry i've wrote "quote" field) so when I'm uploading i won't have to copy paste every single description on massive albums, the photos are uploaded in different Facebook pages as a whole album, happened lots of times with different promoters and pages, not happening always though, could it be a Facebook side issue?
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How are the photos getting uploaded to Facebook albums?  Using a LR plugin or via a Web browser in the Facebook Photos section?

I just tried uploading a photo with this caption text:
Photo: LarryJ (https://www.fb.com/larryjdotphotography)
I uploaded it to a new album using two methods 1) LR's builtin Facebook plugin and 2) exporting to disk and then uploading via the Chrome browser in the Photos section of Facebook.com.  In both cases, the caption appeared correctly.  (In the case of using the LR plugin, I copied the caption into the Title field, since inexplicably the plugin doesn't read the Caption field.)
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Via web browser, shall i use the whole "https://www." in the beggining? I tried leaving that out since it works without that as well as a url (and does look better in Facebook). It doesn't happen all the time, it is like 2 out of 80
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"shall i use the whole "https://www." in the beggining?"

It appears that it's not necessary -- Facebook likes either form.

"Via web browser"

I think your problem is almost certainly a problem in Facebook's servers unrelated to LR.  LR doesn't do any special processing of URLs on export.  You could verify this: Next time you see a problem with a photo uploaded to Facebook, re-import that exported photo back into LR.  Almost certainly, LR will show the original caption (not the mangled version showing on Facebook).
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I'll report the bug to Facebook, recently an album has been uploaded (the one I've used the screenshot for) and all the second links were broken (the first url was ok but my page url was wrong in 100% of them). The times it happened in only a few was only with one link.

Thank you very much for your help tho, was very enlightening