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SpikeX  
 




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:09 am    Post subject: Linking to random words Reply with quote

I see that the Wiki software likes to automatically link to random words that it doesn't know about already. While I could see this as being useful somewhere, it really isn't here, as most of the auto-links are definitely not GH/RB related whatsoever and will most likely never have a page on our wiki.

So what's up? Can we turn it off, or is it a per-user thing, or are we leaving it on for some mysterious reason?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wiki automatically detects certain patterns of camelcasing or words with punctuation and turns them into links, regardless is the page exists or not. If there's something being linked that shouldn't be, for now you can wrap the offending words within "" "" (an html block, without using html) to force removal of the link.

However, more often than not, the links generated are pretty useless and I'm not too happy with the way it works. There's not an easy option to turn it off but I'll likely be disabling the display of links if the target page does not exist.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, I think that would work well (and force people to check if a page exists before linking to it).
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