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How do I turn off the automatic linking in forum posts?

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#62494 (In Topic #13584)

Fan in training

I am using ocPortal just as a forum.

When ever a user mentions a URL in a post, it automatically converts it to a live link and takes the destination page title as the anchor text.

Whilst this may be an advantage for some, it is a nightmare for this particular forum and I need to disable it as a feature.

I have searched the forum and the documentation and can't find anything that explains how to do this.

It is possible? If so, how can I do it.

… also…

We have no need of the 'points' system - can this be disabled?
I assume I can simple remove all mention of it from the templates, but is there an easier way?

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There's no feature to turn off link detection. But you can change:


                           if ((!$in_semihtml) && ($next=='h') && ((substr($comcode,$pos-1,strlen('http://'))=='http://') || (substr($comcode,$pos-1,strlen('https://'))=='https://') || (substr($comcode,$pos-1,strlen('ftp://'))=='ftp://')))


                           if (false)

in sources/comcode_text.php.

As for points, you can remove the addon.

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Fan in training

Excellent - thanks for the rapid reply Chris

My test users are loving the forum so far - once I fix this I can make it live.

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