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Finding a link to a post based on old BB code [post=nnnn][/post]?

By LookinAround
Jun 11, 2012
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  1. Is there a method to convert an old BB code post # to a link?
     
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,980   +579

    Was that even possible before?
     
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +183

    See example below from a post written Dec, 2010
    The BB code in "old" TechSpot supported syntax. In above example, It generated a hyperlink link to the thread "How to recover your folders/files when Windows won’t boot" (and I now want to know that hyperlink)

    "New" TechSpot doesn't support BB code . Is there currently a way to translate the old BB code post # to a URL to the post it represents?

    p.s. That old BB code syntax is still "sprinkled" through many of my old posts. That's what I get for trying to make my old BB code text "succinct" :cool: :)
     
  4. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,980   +579

    Pointing to a particular post does work, LookinAround is talking about a specific bbcode that made linking to posts easier by using a unique ID. Xenforo doesn't have that functionality, I will "look around" for a modification that provides the same functionality. :)
     
  6. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    OK, I got the two functions mixed up because I had noticed that pointing to a particular post doesn't work now, at least not with my Opera. Are you sure it works?
     
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Thanks Julio. It's a "nice to have" but certainly not a priority. To all of you at TechSpot: Thanks for all the good work! (y)
     
  8. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,980   +579

  9. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    Thanks, I got it now, I’ve worked out what you’ve done. It’s different from before, but once you know how to do it, it’s easy.

    My (off topic) question has been answered, I just hope other members know how to do it too.
     
  10. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,980   +579

    And it's working now :)
     

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