Metatalk search feature and bad tag closure requests. March 2, 2001 2:38 PM   Subscribe

1. A search feature for MetaTalk ... I’m too lazy to see if any of my requests have been posted before.

2. When I’m on the feature requests page & click on Post a new thread, it would be cool if the default category was feature requests. I almost posted this to bugs, actually. I don’t mean because I thought it was a bug ... I mean I almost posted my requests to the bugs section because it’s the default category.

3. Something that automatically closes italic and bold tags (or links, &c.) for forgetful authors. It could get rid of things like http://http:// at the beginning of a link. I don’t know if this has ever been a problem. You could issue the author a warning if he tries posting a malformed link; e.g., http:// all by itself or something.
posted by gleemax to Feature Requests at 2:38 PM (3 comments total)

1. yeah, that would be easy. I've been too lazy to add it.

2. I always post from topic pages themselves. So under the Feature requests section, there's a link below the title that automatically goes there. I can add the same code to the header as well. Consider it done this weekend.

3. to auto close tags would be to add "/a /i /b" (with brackets) to the end of every post (that's how others have done it). It's code bloat but does the job.

for the http stuff, I noticed about a third of the people with user page URLs don't add http://, so I have a script make sure the first 7 characters are http://, and if not, add them. I could do that for the front page posts too, and I guess do a check to make sure the following 7 aren't http:// either.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:05 PM on March 2, 2001

"What about gopher?", he asked with a sly smile.
posted by hijinx at 10:00 AM on March 3, 2001

Cool, thanks! :D
posted by gleemax at 1:08 PM on March 3, 2001

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