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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2012, 07:46:31 PM »
That has nothing to do with the mod....   That is inherent in the way SMF bbc for URL works,
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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2012, 10:30:30 AM »
Now the "No title version here:
Code: [Select]
[url=http://google.com][/url]

Because as I explained this morning that is the code for the user inputted titles. The mod won't parse a title because it's expecting user input. Look carefully at what you posted... If you don't assign it a title then it will be blank, the mod will not parse a title that it's expecting a user to input.

It should be this....


Code: [Select]
[url=http://google.com]Google[/url]

Guess you are not getting my point... I do know that if we dont apply a title to a url, it is going to be hidden.

The mod sometimes doesnt provide a title automatically to certain links...this is what I am trying to explain. I guess I am failing here to explain it properly.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2012, 12:31:15 PM by Old Fossil »

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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2012, 03:07:38 PM »
That has nothing to do with the mod....   That is inherent in the way SMF bbc for URL works,
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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2012, 03:12:07 PM »
You could drop the smugness, Kindred, you're actually in the wrong here.

Sometimes, the code won't get a title for a given page. But it still ends up putting an empty title into the URL tag. If no title is returned, it should not rewrite the link - at worst it should put the full URL back into the url tag where *the mod* removes it.
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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2012, 03:50:14 PM »
Poof ... its gone, now everyone can move on to clutter up some other support thread.

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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2012, 04:07:42 PM »
You could drop the smugness, Kindred, you're actually in the wrong here.

Sometimes, the code won't get a title for a given page. But it still ends up putting an empty title into the URL tag. If no title is returned, it should not rewrite the link - at worst it should put the full URL back into the url tag where *the mod* removes it.
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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2012, 04:14:28 PM »
Poof ... its gone, now everyone can move on to clutter up some other support thread.
Why? it was a wonderful mod :'(

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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2012, 09:20:02 PM »
Arantor...  What smugness? Huh?
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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2012, 09:31:43 PM »
Where you keep repeating, as if it were truth, that there's nothing wrong because that's how it's supposed to work.

It isn't supposed to be the case that the mod ends up *removing the title* because one could not be supplied. But since it's been removed now, I guess it's kind of moot.


(In hindsight, smugness may have been the wrong word, but it wasn't quite up to your usual arrogance about how SMF is right and everyone else has it wrong.)
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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2012, 01:51:43 AM »
Spuds why did you remove it? It was a great mod and worked perfectly on my board. It's to be expected some may run into issues with it.

die2mrw007, I hear what you are saying but I don't think you understand what I am trying to say. It you add a link this way....

Code: [Select]
[url=http://google.com]INSERT USER TITLE HERE[/url]
The MOD will NOT add a title because it is expecting a user inputted title. That is the function of SMF for that bbc tag.

Now if you linked it like this....

Code: [Select]
[url]http://google.com[/url]
Or just pasted the link without it, the MOD WILL parse a title for it because it's NOT expecting a user title.

The only way this MOD will NOT parse a title is if the page does NOT have a title to parse, therefor leaving it blank or embedding the link in a manner where the user has to input a title.

Look at the two examples really close and you will see the difference. I know what you are trying to say and understand but but look very closely in the example you're posted of how you're linking the URL, but the mod doesn't work the way you are explaining and it's not suppose to parse a title for user input titles because it would defeat the purpose of the tag.

Hope that clears up some confusion.




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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2012, 05:15:09 AM »
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The only way this MOD will NOT parse a title is if the page does NOT have a title to parse, therefor leaving it blank or embedding the link in a manner where the user has to input a title.

Yes, yes, we know, we got that point several posts back.

The point that die is trying to make and no-one seems to be listening is that there are times the mod doesn't get a title for whatever reason and in that case it empties out the link text rather than substituting the original URL back in.

There wasn't really any confusion, except from people that didn't take the time to read what die was saying properly.
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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #51 on: May 30, 2012, 03:36:36 PM »
Is this mod gone?

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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #52 on: May 30, 2012, 03:38:31 PM »
« Last Edit: May 30, 2012, 03:53:38 PM by Old Fossil »

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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #53 on: May 30, 2012, 03:50:10 PM »
only for SMF staff, Old Fossil...   the mod WAS removed.

Ah er in that case I'll remove the link.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2012, 03:53:15 PM by Old Fossil »
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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #54 on: May 30, 2012, 04:27:41 PM »
This is sad, really...

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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2012, 04:46:11 PM »
I'm confused.  Why was it removed?

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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #56 on: June 01, 2012, 02:33:54 AM »
My guess is, because of all the comments and the slight  trolling?

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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #57 on: June 05, 2012, 09:01:04 AM »
This mod was removed from the mod site, therefore I have to lock it.

EDIT: Neverrmind, need to learn the way of things going around here ;D
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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #58 on: June 05, 2012, 09:18:37 AM »
Now its really gone

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Re: Descriptive Links
« Reply #59 on: June 05, 2012, 11:44:41 AM »
Sad, I dont know whats going wrong with SMF developers :/