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Did Something Change?

LegogeekLegogeek Member Posts: 714
edited October 2011 in Forum Operation
Or am I going batty?
In the not so far off past, I thought when an item number was entered with a # in front of it, that it used to jump to the Brickset database ( ie #6918 ), but now it seems to search out the item number via the forum. Was I imagining things or did it change? If it changed, I personally like the old way, because I could quickly get a look at what was being discussed.


  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    its been like this for at least 6 months, but i agree, a link to the database would be better.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    edited October 2011
    Nothing changed, the # has always been automatically treated as a search tag by Vanilla Forum software. Some people will take the time to manually add the HTML link to their text, i.e. 6918, which is done by adding with the text [a href=""] 6918 [/a] ... replacing the braces with "<" ">"
  • brickingbricking Member Posts: 58
    ^You can use > or < & < or > if you want to give an example:
    <a href="">6918</a>

    Yeah, I was wondering if there weren't some more wiki-ish shortcuts than regular html but I guess not.
  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,075
    This is off-the-shelf software that I have little control over. They are indeed nice to have features but not really worth the hassle of hosting the forum myself so they can be added.
  • LegogeekLegogeek Member Posts: 714
    ^^^ Ah, maybe that's what happened then. I must have clicked on a couple that used HTML.

    ^ Not expecting any changes Huw. I was just trying to figure if it was me or the site. Apparently it was me being confused because of a little HTML trickery... :oP

    Thanks guys.
  • brickingbricking Member Posts: 58
    Don't mind me, i'm just experimenting for future reference :) Normally I would use <code> to display html code but the forum software if it spots something that looks like a URL turns it into a link which over-rides the <code> format & fouls it up:
    <a href="">6918</a>
    so I tried it with<&>but it was worse:
    <a href="">6918</a>
    then I remembered <pre> but this didn't come out right either:
    so again with<&>and finally we have a result:
    <a href="">6918</a>
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