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Dan42
Chief Encyclopedist


Joined: 02 Jan 2002
Posts: 3287
Location: Montreal

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:26 pm Reply with quote
Some might have noticed in the last few months that if you write a link like this in the forum:
Code:
http://www.animenewsnetwork​.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=9134
it's now displayed like this:
Quote:
anime#9134


You can also just write
Code:
anime​#9134
and it's also displayed like this:
Quote:
anime#9134


And I just added the ability to specify a label, like wiki internal links. Write this:
Code:
anime​#9134"Attack on Titan"
and it's displayed like this:
Quote:
Attack on Titan
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bglassbrook



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Location: Gaithersburg, MD

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:08 pm Reply with quote
Not sure it really saves any time on the entry, compared to copy/paste of the address bar. Checking the release corrections thread, I'm guessing this works for other item types too, not just anime, right?
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Dan42
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:08 pm Reply with quote
Yes, it works for everything: anime#1, manga#1, person#1, company#1, release#1

Of course pasting the link is quicker, but I think typing
Code:
anime​#9134"Attack on Titan"
is faster than
Code:
[url=http://www.animenewsnetwork​.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=9134]Attack on Titan[/url]
and it makes posts with lots of links less of a mess to edit.

Anyway, it's there, you can use it if you want to.
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DerekTheRed
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:13 pm Reply with quote
Dan, thanks, I agree with your point that the shorter format is much easier to edit posts.

Would it be possible to do something like:
Code:
anime#?"angle links"


so if you are just typing a simple conversational post, you can link to the encyclopedia without looking up the anime/manga number? In my head this feature searches for the string in the quotes in the main and alternate title fields, and if it can't find a non-case-sensitive match, it links to the search page for the string. For instance if you made a typo, and the title doesn't exist.
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