Please refrain from posting animated GIFs, memes, joke videos and so on in discussions other than those in the off topic area.

Dismiss this message to confirm your acceptance of this additional forum term of use.

enhancement request - show set name on hyperlinks

datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,436
One of the features I really like on the forum is the links to that come up when a hashtag is used with a set number, like #10188. I noticed that the hovering over the text displays a link to the Brickset page it links to. Would it be possible to display the name of the set as well? Maybe it is just that I'm old, but I often end up with half a dozen windows opened up so I can keep track of what sets are being referenced in posts. Some of these conversations would be much easier for me to follow if the names of the sets appeared in conjunction with the set numbers. 


  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    I agree. Some of the highly discussed ones I can remember (like #10179 for the UCS Millennium Falcon) but it's hard to keep track of lots of smaller sets. It gets even more confusing when people put in the wrong number without putting the set name.
  • bendybadgerbendybadger ::1Member Posts: 1,141
    I just use Brick Tip - A Chrome extension which does the same sort of thing
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,436
    Thanks, I had no idea that plugin existed. Just installed it and tried a couple pages, it is a big help!
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,388
    edited November 2016
    At the moment the javascript that turns the likes of #6876 into a hyperlink can do so without much effort, but to add the set name would require a database lookup, for every link on the page and possibly for everyone who viewed it which is obviously impractical.

    Bricktip is the ideal solution!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,495
    Real fans know all the numbers off by heart :-)

  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,452
    Real real fans don't even need the numbers... :-)
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    BrickTip looks neat, is there anything similar for Firefox?
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,452
    I think there's a Peeron Firefox extension which does something similar.
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    Thanks, I took a look and the Peeron database is a bit out of date, so that limits its usefulness.
Sign In or Register to comment.
Recent discussions Categories Privacy Policy