Could preview also search for references to the same link? March 16, 2001 11:14 AM   Subscribe

I know this will start a paradox of "I saw this before," but I think that it would be neat to have the preview option also do a search of the site to see if the link is referenced elsewhere. Now the question is, was this feature request made before?
posted by samsara to Feature Requests at 11:14 AM (5 comments total)

samsara, some dumb schmoe suggested this a while ago. I imagine Matt is still working on it.
posted by Skot at 12:02 PM on March 16, 2001

Thanks, skot, for getting me sucked into this infinite vacuum of redundancy! ;-)
posted by samsara at 12:17 PM on March 16, 2001

I've added this now, but it needs tweaking. When you post a link in the URL area, and go to preview, a search is conducted for that string, and a small results blurb is shown. It requires someone to follow a link to see if something is a repost, it doesn't automatically show it. I think I can improve it by displaying the matches if there are just a few, and I'd like to scrape out every href link and search for them all.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:32 AM on March 19, 2001

posted by samsara at 6:39 PM on March 20, 2001

Although....Would this be the end of DoublePostGuy?
And his trusty sidekick Twice_Posted_Lad?

Be sure to stay tuned as Matt tweaks MeFi!
posted by samsara at 8:18 PM on March 27, 2001

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