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User Info: Emulator

Emulator
2 months ago#11
Crepes posted...
Emulator posted...
Anisoptera posted...
*signs*

URl shortners obscure what the website is and you need a chrome/firefox extension to preview shortened links.

Now I got what TC meant exactly. Sorry for my misunderstanding. I thought of something else.


Thanks. Apologies for not making it clear in the original post. You’re always welcome to ask me to clarify for what it’s worth in the future.

Sure.
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User Info: Notti

Notti
2 months ago#12
GameFAQs could handle this automatically.

Turn any long link, into a clickable link that wraps to new lines... say every 40 characters.
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User Info: TheReasoner1

TheReasoner1
2 months ago#13
Just allow long links. We don't need buttons.

However, I'd be okay with buttons as long as the URL is always viewable before clicking.
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User Info: Crepes

Crepes
2 months ago#14
Yeah I don't really mind how it's implemented. Just want a better solution.
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Notti
1 month ago#16
TheReasoner1 posted...
Just allow long links. We don't need buttons.

However, I'd be okay with buttons as long as the URL is always viewable before clicking.


The basic issue is 3 things.

1) Ideally, not altering a user's input automatically.

2) Links that are too long can stretch the width of the message causing horizonal scrolling issues.

3) People who don't use the setting "Make links clickable". (which is what is shown when lurkers are not logged in)

Number 1 is an ideal that can be skipped, or be given a warning for.

Number 2 can be dealt with in several ways. (auto inserting spaces into a link's title HTML, but preserving the clicked URL of course)

Number 3 is the hardest to figure out a solution for. How to present a super long URL to lurkers but not break the message board (issue 2) at the same time.

Perhaps issue 3 can be solved by gamefaqs making a gamefaqs only link?

Like.... turning

superlongurl.com/somuchurl/wthsolongbbq.html

into

https://gamefaqs.com/superlongurl.com...wthsolongbbq

The gamefaqs link would try to preserve the important info. Kind of like a Gamefaqs shortlinkifier?

Or perhaps that would bring up issues GFs would rather not deal with?

Crepes posted...
What is the point of anti signing something?


Back in the CJayC days Site Suggestions was all *signs* only. Not a single anti-sign. (Everyone had smiles. Unicorns used to prance the meadows too.)

I did not like this and started anti-signing things, because I wanted there to be a balance. Because not every suggestion was entirely positive and I felt the down sides needed to be heard and counted. (constructively of course) (this is similar to the debate on Facebook allowing or disallowing Dislikes, and Youtube having ThumbsUp/Down)

Eventually it caught on, and anti-signing became a thing.

However, not everyone used it constructively. Whenever I would antisign I would always 100% of the time provide what I considered the largest flaw the suggestion had. At least 1 flaw per anti sign. But unfortunately that part didnot catch on. So anti-signs with no stated reason (unconstructive criticism) became a thing :/

Many disagree that at least 1 reason needs to be stated. I understand. And I anti-sign that =P
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