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  • Disable auto links?

    How do I turn off the automatic links that are made out of some keywords like "video", etc... in posts that I am reading?

    I had a look in the user cp but I don't see any option to turn them off.

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Anyone?

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    • #3
      You can't.

      Frankly, I find them annoying as snot, too.
      Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
      How about the Wiki?



      Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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      • #4
        +1. i suggested a on/off button in the forum suggestions, but no one really paid attention to that...
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        • #5
          Originally posted by soundman98 View Post
          +1. i suggested a on/off button in the forum suggestions, but no one really paid attention to that...
          The MP3car.com guys are starting to come off a little like the Centrafuse guys.

          ---------- Post added at 06:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:16 PM ----------

          The wiki sucks anyway and now it made a wiki link out of the MP3Car text.

          And if this post auto-merges with my last I will be really f ucking p issed.

          ---------- Post added at 06:18 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:17 PM ----------

          Lovely, censorship.

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          • #6
            The auto links are worse than useless, they highlight apparently random words and link to subjects that have no correlation to the topic being discussed. As an example, I am testing the functionality now. Testing is linked to something totally unrelated.

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            • #7
              Sometimes people turn words into links when they're linking to outside sites.

              It is now harder to differentiate between a wiki link and a link that poster created.

              I still maintain that while I don't want to see those links in other people's posts, I also don't want my posts auto-edited to include links. As the author of my own posts, I don't want them edited.

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              • #8
                i still agree with you. while some might really enjoy seeing random links in posts to unrelated topics, i sure don't..
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                • #9
                  If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say it has to do with funding for the website and is one of the reasons this site remains free to it's users... sadly, this means any financial benefit from these autolinks would be gone if this was turned off and could affect the website itself

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ryven View Post
                    If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say it has to do with funding for the website and is one of the reasons this site remains free to it's users... sadly, this means any financial benefit from these autolinks would be gone if this was turned off and could affect the website itself
                    They link internally to the mp3car wiki, they're not advertisement links.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ryven View Post
                      If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say it has to do with funding for the website and is one of the reasons this site remains free to it's users... sadly, this means any financial benefit from these autolinks would be gone if this was turned off and could affect the website itself
                      The auto-links go to the mp3car wiki, not an advertiser. So, I don't think it has anything to do with funding...
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                      • #12
                        oh... in that case, WTF. Make that junk optional!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sebberry View Post
                          Sometimes people turn words into links when they're linking to outside sites.

                          It is now harder to differentiate between a wiki link and a link that poster created.

                          The links users create or are created automatically form urls are a different colour to the automated wiki links.




                          Also, originally the wiki links were going to have little popups instead of the links. I think having the links is much better and less intrusive.

                          It was also mention about user configurability on them, but if we had that most people would turn them off and forget about them, and then we would have a lot more useless questions which could have been answered by the wiki.
                          Last edited by Enforcer; 05-15-2011, 08:27 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Any update on the ability to turn off these auto links?

                            They're annoying to look at, mostly useless and confusing.

                            For example, when someone posts "Take a look at the video" and "video" is a link, I click it expecting to see a video, not some Wiki page.

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