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Post by Kamahl19 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:29 pm

I suggest to add mechanism which loads and displays the content of links automaticly in posts. Exactly like facebook does it when you post link as status. We already implemented it to phpbb social network and it is not difficult.

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Post by callumacrae » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:25 pm

IPB does this, it's a pretty nice feature. It's especially useful with youtube videos, twitter statuses and gists.
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Post by Kamahl19 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:07 pm

It is usefull also with articles, blogs, images, wikipedia articles, vimeo and other videos etc..

Also Discourse.org does this.

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Post by brunoais » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:07 pm

If you want that made an extension for it.
IMO this does not make sense to exist in the core.

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Post by keith10456 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:49 pm

With option to disable via ACP, yes.

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Post by fac7orx » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:10 pm

Not sure why this got so many negative votes, but I think this is a great idea to have as an option in the ACP.

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Post by Arty » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:35 pm

I don't think such function belongs to forum software. Content of those links is not part of forum.

Such feature is best suited as browser extension, showing content of all links on all pages.
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Post by peopleopinion » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:59 am

+1 for me.

I don't have a big experience on forums but with mine I had lots of people that said that linking external content is too difficult, and sometimes they renounced to post because this.
So I like this idea.
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Post by Master_Cylinder » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:11 am

Not the content and no thumbnail, just the title maybe...

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Post by peopleopinion » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:55 am

Master_Cylinder wrote:Not the content and no thumbnail, just the title maybe...
A preview image might be useful IMHO, so readers can see a shot of what they are going to watch.
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Post by Master_Cylinder » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:57 am

If people want to preview they click the preview button instead of the submit button. My vote is still -1...

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Post by peopleopinion » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:59 am

Master_Cylinder wrote:If people want to preview they click the preview button instead of the submit button. My vote is still -1...

Well I respect your vote, maybe I do not understand what you are talking about.
Can you explicate better please?
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Post by Master_Cylinder » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:03 am

peopleopinion wrote: Well I respect your vote, maybe I do not understand what you are talking about.
Can you explicate better please?
There is a button for "preview" when you compose or edit a topic, it's next the the "submit" button.

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Post by peopleopinion » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:17 am

Master_Cylinder wrote:
peopleopinion wrote: Well I respect your vote, maybe I do not understand what you are talking about.
Can you explicate better please?
There is a button for "preview" when you compose or edit a topic, it's next the the "submit" button.
Oh no it's not this I was talking about.
Of course there is the preview button while composing, I agree with it. But I was talking about an image preview into the published post.
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Re: Expand links automatically

Post by Master_Cylinder » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:20 am

peopleopinion wrote:
Master_Cylinder wrote:
peopleopinion wrote: Well I respect your vote, maybe I do not understand what you are talking about.
Can you explicate better please?
There is a button for "preview" when you compose or edit a topic, it's next the the "submit" button.
Oh no it's not this I was talking about.
Of course there is the preview button while composing, I agree with it. But I was talking about an image preview into the published post.
That sounds like a "thumbnail" and I wouldn't want that at all. That's another bad FB feature...

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