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New "helper functionality" added to forums

Discussion in 'Forum announcements' started by dRD, Jun 15, 2003.

  1. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Now some of the words/phrases in forum posts are automatically made to appear as links to assist our users to locate tools/more information/etc that are relevant to the discussion they're reading.

    You can recognize these links by looking at their appearance. Unline normal links at our forums, these links are blue, but don't have underline (unless hovering over them). An example of these would be here: TMPGEnc

    The problem is currently that phrases/words that end with something other than a space -- question mark, comma, etc -- wont be made as links. Also, some stupid occurences where longer word ends with a phrase found on our database, this will be tagged. Such example would be DVD-2-VCD or something similiar.
     
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    Damn good idea. Now i dont have to go searching for the url to supply to people.
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Well, its kinda good idea, but bad implementation at the moment :) I need to figure out a way to make it more reliable and handle commas/etc as well.
     
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    Another nice little feature from the master, thanks man! :)
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Ok, now it should be able to handle links with some other than space around it, such as TMPGEnc, VirtualDub-DVD2AVI, etc.
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    it's well handy , nice one boss
     
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    Oriphus Senior member

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    I can just picture Da Boss, sitting back in his computer chair smiling gleefuly at the computer screen at all this praise he is getting.
    It wont last forever, so enjoy it ;-)
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Some further tweaking added. Testing VirtualDub this time.
     
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    Dela Administrator Staff Member

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    In my experience of Afterdawn, this guy doesnt even take praise! Probably so used to it after 4 years that it means nothing to him now!
     
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    dRD-Is it coming up if you put : after it? Look at this DVD Shrink:
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Oriphus: Nope, not yet. I'll tweak it more during this week and try to get it handle all kinds of weird situations.
     
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    also TMPGEnc, doesnt seem to highlight when it is something like Tmpgenc I think, at least it did earlier anyway

    AH, i see you either fixed that or i was seeing things again ;-) please forget! lol_X_X_X_X_X_[small]Come Say Hi on IRC!!! Server: irc.emule-project.net channel: #ad_buddies
    James![/small]
     
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