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Thread: Forum Autolinking to Units: Helpful or Annoying?

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    Default Forum Autolinking to Units: Helpful or Annoying?

    Notice that now when you type a card name, such as Spirit of the Phoenix or Urick or Xaserbane, the forum automatically links it to that unit's page on the site. Within a week or so, those pages will, besides card image and bio, also include FAQ and strategy info, and a place to leave comments.

    It's not completely predictable as for duplicated units like Fighter you can use CG Fighter or TO Fighter. Card names which contain other card names such as Greater Burn are not included. (And Talu is not included just out of confusion with Ret-Talus.) Didn't bother with common cards like Magic Drain. On the plus side, you can hotlink with kc's copyrighted mutant nicknames (Spongey, Crabby, etc... although kc, what is Void's nickname??)

    Anyway, it seemed like it would be helpful and I'm sure it is for people who don't know the cards as well, but it doesn't work perfectly (for example pluralized commons aren't linked) and it doesn't do abbreviations. So I'm not sure. Vote and let me know what you think.
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    Void's nickname is Sucky, IIRC.
    The night's shadow exists, not sleeping at all,
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    Behind the scenes lurking with shadowy gall,
    Its face never showing; height never too tall.

    Without a cry wherein dissent finds respite,
    The multitudes safer in the billowing light,
    More likely than not to strike evil at night,
    Then silently vanishing to be out of sight.

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    Then what is spellsucker??
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    Lemme see if I can find it.

    Winged [Birdie]
    Horror [Freaky]
    Claw [Crabby]
    Bestial [Swifty]
    Corpulent [Fatty]
    Tentacle [Squiddy]
    Stoneflesh [Rocky]
    Spew [Spewy]
    Incanter [Loudmouth]
    Edible [Yummy]
    Spellsucker [Sucky]
    Void [Shifty]
    Claw [Crabby]

    Correct me if I'm wrong, KC.

    Edit: Thanks, BTBAM.
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    The night's shadow exists, not sleeping at all,
    The toil of the light is its only call,
    Behind the scenes lurking with shadowy gall,
    Its face never showing; height never too tall.

    Without a cry wherein dissent finds respite,
    The multitudes safer in the billowing light,
    More likely than not to strike evil at night,
    Then silently vanishing to be out of sight.

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    I thought Bestial was Swifty

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    These are the "copyrighted" nicknames. The only one still wrong was Spew - his nickname is actually Pukey.

    And by the way joepinion - that's the awesomest thing ever.

    Quote Originally Posted by thenightsshadow View Post
    Lemme see if I can find it.

    Winged [Birdie]
    Horror [Freaky]
    Claw [Crabby]
    Bestial [Swifty]
    Corpulent [Fatty]
    Tentacle [Squiddy]
    Stoneflesh [Rocky]
    Spew [Pukey]
    Incanter [Loudmouth]
    Edible [Yummy]
    Spellsucker [Sucky]
    Void [Shifty]
    Claw [Crabby]

    Correct me if I'm wrong, KC.

    Edit: Thanks, BTBAM.
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    Hmmm I've now got Void as Shifty, Spew as Pukey and Winged as Birdie.
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    Pretty awesome indeed joe! I do think that it's best to avoid the ones that one can create links when writing something different (like burn when talking about burning cards for magic). I guess you could add a faction prefix to make them work? Like PE Burn would link but burn alone wouldn't.

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    Pukey sounds right

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    Quote Originally Posted by PePe QuiCoSE View Post
    Pretty awesome indeed joe! I do think that it's best to avoid the ones that one can create links when writing something different (like burn when talking about burning cards for magic). I guess you could add a faction prefix to make them work? Like PE Burn would link but burn alone wouldn't.
    Yeah agreed and that's a good one to change. That's why I used the mutant nicknames because Claw, Winged, etc are too common of words. Suggestions for annoying ones to change are welcome in this thread.
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