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LeGo
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I would like to see crazy code updated to add the following feature.

I would like to be able to talk about another user in my post. I would like to link my comment to the users home page. I would like to do this by putting braces around there name. IE.

[LeGo] was helped by [scud] and [noen] on his last post.

The user names would then be linked to their profile page, so that people will be able to see who and what I am talking about. Without this they might be searching for days to get to a users profile page. There is no direct link to a profile page and I believe this would help.

Lets say I want to go to Kay_Yow's profile to see what she has been posting about. Well... hmmm how do I do that? I can go to here photo gallery but, can't find her most recent post's, or have the ability to IM her on the fly. So I guess this is two part, add the userid link and have a more efficient way to find another users profile.

LeGo

10/22/2001 11:49:03 AM

FroshKiller
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It would basically HAVE to take the form of [user]FroshKiller[/user].

10/22/2001 12:13:44 PM

LeGo
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not a problem. I just think that it would be cool and very easy to implement.

10/22/2001 2:45:57 PM

Solinari
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i think it would be used very rarely

10/22/2001 6:02:00 PM

scud
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I'd definitely use that...seems that it would be really easy to implement as well.

10/22/2001 6:21:57 PM

InsaneMan
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lego: http://www.thewolfweb.com/user_info.aspx?user=1165

10/22/2001 6:32:48 PM

LeGo
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InsaneMan I am hoping that was a sarcastic example of how clunky it would be to use now. For example:

Me: http://www.thewolfweb.com/user_info.aspx?user=1165, scud: http://www.thewolfweb.com/user_info.aspx?user=1165, nads: http://www.thewolfweb.com/user_info.aspx?user=1165, timmy: http://www.thewolfweb.com/user_info.aspx?user=1165, jay: http://www.thewolfweb.com/user_info.aspx?user=1165, and bob:http://www.thewolfweb.com/user_info.aspx?user=1165 are going to the party. I called john: http://www.thewolfweb.com/user_info.aspx?user=1165, speedy: http://www.thewolfweb.com/user_info.aspx?user=1165, russ: http://www.thewolfweb.com/user_info.aspx?user=1165 and mary: http://www.thewolfweb.com/user_info.aspx?user=1165 but have not heard from them yet.

Do note the clunkiness of this. Also note that they all go to my site becuase I couldn't find everyone elses profile (not to mention they were random and probably ficticous, they would be hard as hell to find). So your solution does not solve my problem. I want it easy [LeGo], but [url]LeGo[/url] is much easier than the alternative.

Need I mention it looks like ass...

10/22/2001 7:46:43 PM

lesamuels
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however, if you are premium you could say something like lesamuels and irishsoul went to a BNL concert this past weekend. Granted this too can be a pain in the ass...but for us premies...we can do it if we really want.

[Edited on October 23, 2001 at 5:03 PM. Reason : ]

10/23/2001 5:02:54 PM

lesamuels
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And I'm really not trying to be a pain in the ass...because it is a good idea...I'd use it

10/23/2001 5:04:52 PM

mdozer73
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i would use it too...

several times, i find myself not replying to the topic, but replying to a reply, as st00pid as that sounds. and most of the time, i used names

10/27/2001 8:33:59 AM

evilbob
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one woudl think it would add to the database loopkup, which is always overhead you try to avoid. also, what if you misspell user name?

10/29/2001 10:53:55 AM

LeGo
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if you mispelled user name you will then not link to anything. I am not sure how tww db's are setup but query for the name, if it exist return the userid number and create a link, if it does not exist fuck it, return nothing, just show the name. The user will be able to edit.

I think that this at most would be 10 lines of code run once when the user post the topic. As far as this being a great overhead, it really depends on how it is implemented and how tww db's are set up. I am sure though that the benifit will be great than the cost.

I am tired of reading threads and seeing "haha that's funny Karl" and then looking up to see who he is replying to. No Karl user name. So I just get left in the dark and I am sure others do also. With there being greater than 3900 users it is really hard to know everyone and to create post that only refer to a handful of people is not beneficial to the greater cause (that is tww in general). People don't want to join a chat room full of 10 people whom talk to one another that they don't know. Once you can link a profile to a name you then no more about the person, you can see there photos, there previous post, there profile, etc...

10/29/2001 11:54:26 AM

LeGo
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I think this is a great idea btt...

10/31/2001 10:49:35 AM

timswar
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i like the idea, so much that i requested it on the 28th without ever seeing your thread

Lego

that's what it would end up looking like, hopefully
but [user]Lego[/user] would be a nice idea, wonder if it would be feasible

10/31/2001 10:54:37 AM

LeGo
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naw it is an impractible request, not feasable at all. JK.

Hey I am not trying to bloat on this. I like tww lots. It is definitely serving its purpose. I just use another board that has this feature and I like it lots and feel that it greatly adds to the board.

10/31/2001 11:08:01 AM

timswar
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livejournal?

my only thing about it is how much would that tax the server that jake uses, it can only take so much

10/31/2001 11:16:51 AM

timswar
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(speaking of which i finally have the discs i need to reformat, but i'm out of town this weekend and still need to backup all my media files, which will take days)

10/31/2001 11:17:37 AM

CrazyJ
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i am working on this feature, but i am gonna have to go back and relearn all my regular expression stuff!

10/31/2001 12:02:57 PM

timswar
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really?

cool

10/31/2001 1:07:25 PM

CrazyJ
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coming in the new version....

http://rdu25-31-080.nc.rr.com/help_crazycode.aspx

11/21/2001 9:17:21 PM

timswar
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awesome

11/21/2001 9:48:17 PM

LeGo
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yo thanks for implementing this. now if people would use it...

1/16/2002 4:05:18 PM

FroshKiller
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I use it. I'd like to be able to alias it, though. Like, I want people to be able to say, "I saw [user=FroshKiller]Jonathan[/user] earlier."

1/16/2002 4:15:15 PM

FroshKiller
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I like how it's been 15 years and Solinari was wrong as hell. I think about this thread every time I tag a user.

[Edited on December 23, 2016 at 2:15 PM. Reason : P.S. Implement the aliasing feature.]

12/23/2016 2:14:48 PM

justinh524
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Oh man I thought there was a crazy code update

12/24/2016 9:43:11 PM

BubbleBobble
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^

12/28/2016 11:13:34 PM

aaronburro
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^^^ That was my first thought, lol

1/1/2017 6:51:57 PM

raiden
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Quote :
"Oh man I thought there was a crazy code update"


I did too, instead it was epic thread bump.

1/2/2017 10:47:36 AM

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