This is not a MOD request but Drexion, a moderator, told me to post my topic here. Moreover I can't post in other forums and the moderator wasn't able to help me, he told me I just can't post, I don't understand but I can't do anything about it. If the MOD I'm looking for doesn't exist, I plan to develop it myself and with all people who are interested to work on it (even I don't think it's such a complex project ^^').
I wonder if there's already a MOD to reference topics, replies, forums... from a forum using BBCode tags. Does such a MOD exist ? I couldn't find any on the MOD database.
The aim would be to avoid using the url
BBCode tag to reference objets
...) from a forum.
For example if you want to reference this forum in your post, actually you have to use the http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=17
, it's what Drexion
when I asked him how I should submit this topic. Here I even use the url
BBCode tag to reference the user Drexion
, when I could use a user
tag. So thanks to such a MOD, we would be able to reference this forum using a forum
tag and write forum=17
for example. And to reference a user we could use a user
tag or the username instead : user=44968
. These BBCode tags would be automatically replaced by hyperlinks to view the forum or the user profile.
I got the idea a long time ago and decided to submit this topic because one of the forum I know was moved from one location to an other and all references to forums, topics, all URLs referencing a forum objet are broken.
The power of these BBCode tags is also that you don't need to extract the name of the object (forum, topic...), the MOD will automatically extract the name from the database, using the object id you provide. So instead of forum=17
you get a nice MOD Request
hyperlink. It could even prefix these special hyperlinks with icons so users know what they're clicking (goodies ^^).
All your remarks and suggestions are welcome.