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RoiaVashj (New Admin) 1/5/2008 5:40 AM EST : Autodetecting URLs in forum posts
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Hi there, in our own guild forums it doesn't seem to autodetect urls like it does in this forum.

Is there an option for this?  What I mean, is that you copy and paste na URL in and it automatically makes it clickable when you post.  In my guilds forum you have to explicitly click on the Hyperlink Manager in the top and then enter the information for it to appear clickable in a post.

Thanks
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Everdark (MVP) 1/5/2008 6:20 AM EST : RE: Autodetecting URLs in forum posts
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On my site, it works the same as here. I'm not using any CSS, so not sure if there is there is code that changes it if you use CSS.

Usually if you hit enter, or space once after it, it will change to a link. You may not be able to click it and go to the site while editing, although it will once posted.

I have seen a member or two enter URLs that aren't clickable and I usually quick edit and do a space after it, and it converts. My best guess is it's the type of browser they were using, perhaps disallowing java to run? ::shrug::

Most members don't have this issue and I usually edit them anyway to make them use a new window (personal preference).

"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." 

 
Everdark (T), Evadarr, Nevinn (AC), Soninn, Croninn, Zakarr, Avirded (SC)
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RoiaVashj (New Admin) 1/5/2008 1:29 PM EST : RE: Autodetecting URLs in forum posts
RoiaVashj
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Zomgawsh Poster

Thanks for the reply Everdark.  Unfortunately thats not the behaviour I see on our forums, and I'm not sure why.  It's something that has long bothered me since we started here and I just assumed that's just the way it is...  But seeing it work here has got me wondering.

If you'd like to see it in action:

http://lastchancevashj.guildportal.com/Guild.aspx?GuildID=185682&TabID=1569958

Not the prettiest site, but it gets the job done

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Nemanaa (New Admin) 1/11/2008 6:32 AM EST : RE: Autodetecting URLs in forum posts
Nemanaa
Posts: 57
Posts With Wolves

Hey there i just wanted to chime in that it did work on my site and then it just stopped.  So now it is just plain text.  
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Everdark (MVP) 1/11/2008 7:27 AM EST : RE: Autodetecting URLs in forum posts
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That's odd. I just checked on my own site again and it still works, whether I copy/paste the link or type it out myself.

I use IE 7 on Win XP. Wondering if it is a browser related bug in some recent code update? (no idea)

I suggest filling out a Support Form (link at top and bottom of page) if you haven't already.

"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." 

 
Everdark (T), Evadarr, Nevinn (AC), Soninn, Croninn, Zakarr, Avirded (SC)
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Nemanaa (New Admin) 1/11/2008 7:45 AM EST : RE: Autodetecting URLs in forum posts
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Posts With Wolves

I have firefox and I tried IE.  The odd thing was it was working about 3 hours ago.  Now it's just text. The only thing i did was change the color un did that and it still does not work. It is also only on my forums. The link box works fine.  It also does not work in my mail.  So what ever messed up is all on my editor for the site.  Going to try here as well.

www.google.com

It also looks like it does not work here either.... I'm out of ideas lol.
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Everdark (MVP) 1/11/2008 10:01 AM EST : RE: Autodetecting URLs in forum posts
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Have you tried deleting you Temp Internet Files? (I doubt cookies would impact it, but you could try deleting them as well.)

When you open up your Forum editor, three CSS files are placed in your Temp Internet Folder:

Controls.css
Editor.css
EditorContentArea.css

I'm just wondering if maybe one of them had gotten corrupted. Make sure your editor isn't open when you delete your files. See if that fixes it.

"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." 

 
Everdark (T), Evadarr, Nevinn (AC), Soninn, Croninn, Zakarr, Avirded (SC)
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