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  • KenJackson

    KenJackson

    MemberOct 16, 2013

    Dislike tags links being randomly added to my posts

    I dislike how the CrazyEngineers website has started converting words in posts to links to a tags page, like:
    www.crazyengineers.com/tags/something/

    I frequently add a link in my posts to lead the interested reader to the relevant site, especially for a Linux distro, like #-Link-Snipped-#. But the reader can't tell the difference between my links and the handful of tag links that are automatically thrown in. They distract.

    See! a link to Linux was added in this post without my consent.
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  • Kaustubh Katdare

    AdministratorOct 16, 2013

    The tagging feature is like Wikipedia. If you want to distinguish your links; you could simply 'bold the text' or color it if you want.

    Example:
    • <a href="https://www.crazyengineers.com">CrazyEngineers</a>
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  • durga ch

    MemberOct 16, 2013

    is there any specific use to the forum if words are auto converted to links? sometimes too many keywords might make the post look spammy???
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  • Kaustubh Katdare

    AdministratorOct 16, 2013

    durga
    is there any specific use to the forum if words are auto converted to links? sometimes too many keywords might make the post look spammy???
    We can remove the tags altogether; but they're great for content discovery. We may disable auto linking but would prefer to keep it on if it isn't a big problem.

    An alternative would be to reduce the number of tags.
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  • Ramani Aswath

    MemberOct 16, 2013

    Let it be...

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  • lal

    MemberOct 16, 2013

    sometimes the auto linkings don't make sense. For instance, if there is a word 'current' meaning 'present' in a post, it will be automatically linked to the electric current. Could that be fixed?
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  • Abhishek Rawal

    MemberOct 16, 2013

    lal
    sometimes the auto linkings don't make sense. For instance, if there is a word 'current' meaning 'present' in a post, it will be automatically linked to the electric current. Could that be fixed?
    also led is treated as Light Emitting Diode. I did informed about this to Biggie yesterday
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  • Kaustubh Katdare

    AdministratorOct 16, 2013

    We can remove the tags that are most common. Can definitely be managed.
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  • Jeffrey Arulraj

    MemberOct 16, 2013

    User contrallability can be an option atleast for regular CEans When we start thread we know what actually is going to be there That will be more helpful

    I am not sure wether all newbs will be able to use it well
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  • KenJackson

    MemberOct 16, 2013

    Can you give us some way to disable it per post?

    Maybe disable it between [plain] and [/plain].
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  • Kaustubh Katdare

    AdministratorOct 16, 2013

    I have removed several tags. There should be lesser linking now. You could have all your content within those markup tags but not sure if thats a better solution.
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  • Kaustubh Katdare

    AdministratorOct 21, 2013

    @#-Link-Snipped-# - Tag auto-links have been removed 👍
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