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01.05.2024 - 15:47
corrupt
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As already announced, I did some work to the band, album, and user tags, which makes me think I should compile a complete list of tags that we currently have and how they work.

To prevent tags from being parsed, I'll insert spaces. Obviously these will need to be removed when using them.

Tags that aren't accessible via buttons below the post box:

[ user id=32779 ] corrupt [ /user ]

id has to be numerical.
If an ID is provided and leads to a user profile, it will always win and overwrite the tag label. Failing that, the name will be parsed as a username and if said user exists, they will be linked. If nothing works, just the name will be printed

[ band id=94 ] Emperor [ /band ]

id has to be numerical.
Same behavior as the user tag, just for bands.

[ album id=623 ] Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk [ /album ]

id has to be numerical.
Same behavior as the user tag, just for albums.
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04.05.2024 - 15:37
corrupt
With a lowercase c
Admin
I collected some feedback and this is the next iteration based on that:

The format for [band], [user], and [album] tags got one more overhaul. The key point was to make it possible to decide the link label when posting tags. E.g. Probably the best band in the world. period.

Since we have the ID attribute now, it became kinda pointless to write [ band id=94 ] [ /band ] when you just want the link label to be the band's name, so [ band id=94 ] now works alone. Same for [ user ], and [ album ].

As such, we are left with this format, that is fully backwards-compatible with the old [ band ] tag format:

[ band id=94 ] will resolve to Emperor.
[ band id=10475 ] will resolve to Véhémence, as will [ band ]Véhémence[ /band ].

Precise spelling still takes precedence, so [ band ]vehemence[ /band ] will instead resolve to Vehemence.

A label together with an id, will resolve the link, but leave you with a custom label like:
[ user id=137742 ]Certified Hipster[ /user ] resolving to Certified Hipster.
[ album id=623 ]The one album for the lonely island[ /album ] resolving to The one album for the lonely island.

Bottom line, no longer will you have to link Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs with their full name ever again. A problem, I'm sure, all of you have had already
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21.05.2024 - 21:47
corrupt
With a lowercase c
Admin
Album tags now have a "band_id" attribute. This is mainly for people posting news right now.

If you know that an album will come out and you're creating a news post about it but it is not on MS yet, you can now link it by name, but also provide a band ID to make sure it links correctly once it is added to our database. The result will be italicized while not in our database like any album we mention but don't feature, and once it is in our database it'll link and you can make sure it is to the right one.

Example:

[ album ] 1349 [ /album ] links like this: 1349

whereas

[ album band_id=340 ] 1349 [ /album ] links like this: 1349

For cases where there is for example an album coming out that has the same name as an existing EP or single, we can add a "type" attribute. But since that is a little blurry in that people would have to know exactly what to put in it, I didn't implement that for now.
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27.05.2024 - 18:23
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
I did submit few news using new format whit bands, looks easyer as [band ] Manowar [/ band ]
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27.05.2024 - 18:37
corrupt
With a lowercase c
Admin
Written by Bad English on 27.05.2024 at 18:23
I did submit few news using new format whit bands, looks easyer as [band ] Manowar [/ band ]

It should be. The tags can be pulled right from the search bar.
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27.05.2024 - 18:46
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by corrupt on 27.05.2024 at 18:37

Written by Bad English on 27.05.2024 at 18:23
I did submit few news using new format whit bands, looks easyer as [band ] Manowar [/ band ]

It should be. The tags can be pulled right from the search bar.

That's much easier I like it , working on news on multiple tabs. Helps a lot, and I might not misspell to
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01.06.2024 - 15:09
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Tage Westerlund
Just realized how awesome this works on mobile when you can copy from search bar album or band id. Works great, less hard do and comment on mobile.
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22.06.2024 - 17:26
corrupt
With a lowercase c
Admin
New Tags for lists and artists, as well as according link popups. Functionality is the same as you know it, so there should be no surprises.

[ artist id=3488 ] -> Vegard Sverre Tveitan
[ artist id=3488 ] singer of Emperor [ /artist ] -> singer of Emperor

[ list id=7982 ] -> Metal Band Names Inspired By Books
[ list id=7982 ] list link with a custom label [ /list ] -> list link with a custom label


I also added new functionality to the URL tag. It is now smart enough to know when it's linking to a page here on MS that has a custom link available and will render that instead.

[ url=/bands/band.php?band_id=94 ] yay band! [ /url ] -> yay band!
[ url=/bands/album.php?album_id=623 ] yay album! [ /url ] -> yay album!

Absolute links will work as well.

In addition, you can now post links to the following things into the shoutbox and they will be correctly resolved:
users, bands, albums, lists, musicians.

Exception at this point are pretty user profile URLs. The ones with "/users/<name>/profile" in their path. I'm not sure how to deal with those yet.
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