Dec 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm #1282737
Why isn't there auto detection of URLs in the body of posts, and yet there's a naughty word filter? You cats are obviously smart enough to build custom(?) forum software, so for the love of all that is holy and just, please auto-detect URLs in posts and create links. I assume this website is written in Perl (hence the cgi-bin folder in your URLs), so this is a trivial, 5 minute task that would improve the usefulness of this site immensely.
You could even do one better by implementing something like Markdown as the new default forum body markup language, which was even originally implemented in Perl and comes with a BSD (free for commercial use with no attribution) license!
So easy, so much value. Will you do this already?Dec 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm #1809094
Edit: Hard to paste, so here's a URL:Dec 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm #1812514
Addie BedfordBPL Member
We feel your pain. Unfortunately, the forum software is hosted and maintained by a different company. Unless we choose to pay through the nose to tweak anything (even minor things), we have to play by their rules.
We're hoping to change this in the coming year. Until then, thanks for the handy bit of code!
Addie out.Dec 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm #1812578
Mike In SocalBPL Member
Until we get link detection, I use a keyboard shortcut that automatically inserts the html code for me along with whatever link I have copied to my clipboard. On a Mac, I use TextExpander. I'm sure there's an equivalent tool under Windows.Dec 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm #1812584
Nick GatelBPL Member
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
On a Mac… I'm sure there's an equivalent tool under Windows.
I use Google Chrome as my browser. Highlight a URL, Right Click, and pick Open Link in a New Window.
The browser also has a built in spell checker.
Oh, I am sure someone will point out some severe security risk in using this browser :)
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