hyperlink quotes
« on: September 02, 2018, 09:04:36 PM »
Just a small thing but it niggles me often.

If I want to quote someone on the forum I can do so as below.

That post gets a thumbs-down from me.

And its all good + I get a hyperlink to that message and it will take you there.



But lets say I am posting in the upper fora, and I want to quote an external source

Quote from: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/1/psa.19.1.kjv
1The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.



I still want the reference, but I kind of want my link working too. So what we always do is

Quote from: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/1/psa.19.1.kjv
1The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Source

And it just seems unnecessary. + some people are lazy and don't give a link. If the quote would take a url, it would just save adding the source all the time. I understand it would be hard to keep track of the links people add, but we could make it a bit of code only we know ... so noobs to the site aren't sending us to pron sites.

Say
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[quote author="Psalms 19.1" url="https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/1/psa.19.1.kjv"][sup]1[/sup]The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.[/quote]

with the extra 'url' tag added which isn't normal to most forums, but would save us always adding sources separately. I'd like a target="_blank" on it by default too so as not to push them off our site. With that said, a target="_blank" on the internal link would be nice too. I most likely want to come back to the original post to reply, and that's a lot of back back back if I went down a rabbit hole.

Just a small thing.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2018, 09:14:51 PM by Baby Thork »
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Re: hyperlink quotes
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2018, 10:52:49 PM »
SMF might not be great at signposting this, but it can already sort of be done.

As for target="_blank", this would break modern expectations. Most people will middle-click to open stuff in a new tab. I would be against breaking this pattern without good reason.
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Re: hyperlink quotes
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2018, 10:11:18 AM »
Perfect. I just didn't know how to do it.

The target blank thing will work well for desktop users. I can see why mobile users may not like such a thing though.

Anyhoo, thanks. This thread was a 'teach Thork', not a 'help Thork' thread in the end.
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