Abbreviations, without wrapping, where URL unfurl="true"

grahamperrin

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https://forums.FreeBSD.org/threads/80878/post-518580 for example, [URL unfurl="true"] was applied automatically.

Where this automation leads to abbreviation of (for example) the title of a bug, there's no unfurling to reveal the missing part(s) of text(s).

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In cases such as this, it would be better, vusually, to wrap a long line across two lines, than have just one line cut short.

Please, can this be improved at a FreeBSD Forums level, or is the issue with XenForo?

In the meantime, I'm manually editing posts to include a quote of the non-abbreviated text.

Thanks
 

SirDice

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Please, can this be improved at a FreeBSD Forums level, or is the issue with XenForo?
It's a function of the XenForo software. That 'unfurl' has been giving me a headache more than once.

This is turned on by default:
Unfurl URL to a rich preview automatically

If a URL is inserted into a post it can automatically be "unfurled" to display a rich preview of the link contents, such as title, description and image.

The only other option is to use this:
Convert URLs to page titles

With this enabled, if a URL is used inside a message and is not given a title by the author, where possible the linked page's title will be fetched and used instead.

Use the textbox above to specify a format. {title} will be replaced with the fetched page title and {url} will be replaced with the original URL. If no format is entered, the title itself will be displayed.
 

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Another option is to use the "raw" editor and enter the bbcodes yourself. That's my preferred setting.

[url=https://www.google.com]link to google[/url] will look like this: link to google
 
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… The only other option …

Thanks, if it's either/or then I suspect that unfurling will be a majority preference.

PS I just realised, unfurling does not occur (i.e. unroll) in response to a click, it's as if things are already unrolled. I'll edit the subject line above.
 
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