Automatic hyperlink insertion when addressing others

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by studiot, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. studiot

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 9, 2007
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    Another beef with the new programming,
    exemplified in this thread, though I have noticed others suffering as well.

    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/threads/combining-d-c-ower-sources.104544/#post-793775

    It has long been convention to use the @ symbol to address a particular member in countless forums across the net.

    The new format here automatically changes this to some sort of hyperlink and even replaces the tags if they are manually removed.

    Test

    @symbol

    @ symbol

    @studiot

    @ studiot
     
  2. Wendy

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    Have you clicked it? I pulls up your profile so you can easily PM the individual. Seems more like a feature, not a bug.
     
  3. studiot

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    Another 'feature' we do not need.

    Did anyone ask for it?
     
  4. jrap

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    It also alerts the user that they were mentioned in a post. I personally find it very handy.
     
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