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Feature Intraforum links (Read 3716 times)

Started by Nightwish, September 19, 2011, 07:36:48

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September 19, 2011, 07:36:48
This is just a small feature which I do nevertheless find useful, especially when you have to create a list of important topics for a sticky post - something forum moderators need to do frequently.

First off, every post has a permalink or reply-counter link the top right corner of the title bar.

Clicking this link will open a small JavaScript popup with a text-box holding a valid BBCode to create a link to this post. The BBCode is already highlighted and you can simply hit Ctrl+C to copy it to the clip board and then dismiss the popup. There is a new BBCode for creating these links automatically from a topic and post ID.

The advantage of these interforum-links is that they'll always stay valid, even if your forum should move to another domain or base URI, because the link is dynamically created from the current forum URL and the topic and post IDs.

Of course, if you know the BBCode, you can also manually create such a interforum link. The format is straightforward and simple:

[ilink topic=#### post=####]Text[/ilink]

The ### stand for the numeric topic and post ids.
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Last Edit: September 19, 2011, 12:16:31 by Nightwish