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  • Strange Behavior - Post a "#" Followed by a Number

    Believe it or not, this is actually a vBulletin "feature". We reached out to vBulletin technical support and here is the reply we received.

    **** vBulletin Tech Support response begins here ***

    It would be the hashtag bbcode. It will link to nodes by their ID number.

    There is no way to remove that small piece of functionality at this time. You would have to turn off the hashtag bbcode completely. Settings → Options → BB Code Options. Uncheck Hashtag. Or surround it with noparse tags.

    edit:

    When I proposed the hashtag functionality, I figured linking to nodes would be very useful shorthand. The system already has a node bbcode and this just builds on that functionality and exposes it now. So if someone want to link to this channel (or more commonly a topic) instead of going:


    Support Issues and Questions

    or

    https://www.hrwforum.com/node/111

    They can just type…#111

    **** vBulletin Tech Support response ends here.

    Note the portion of the feedback that reads, "...there is no way to remove that small piece of functionality at this time."

    Workarounds:
    Enclosed the number in quotes - "#9"
    Use No. 9 instead
    Use # 9 instead (add space between "#" and number - e.g. # 9)

    Steve - Connecticut, USA - Team HRW

  • #2
    None of that makes any sense to me but at least I know why it happened thanks.
    John.🤔

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    • #3
      Below is a list of # 1 to # 10...looks like #3 is available 🤣
      Home
      Forum
      #3
      Blogs
      Groups
      Uncategorized Groups
      Special
      Visitor Messages
      Private Messages
      Albums
      Kevan - Isle of Man
      Life is like a box of Slot cars...🚓🚗🚚🚜

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      • #4
        Here is an update...

        After researching this new bbcode hashtag shortcut functionality further, we decided to turn it off. The HRW forum has lived without the new functionality for years and years with no problems. So you can once again post car numbers like you're accustomed to.

        #1
        #2
        #3
        #4
        #5
        #6
        #7
        #8
        ...
        #n (where "n" is a positive integer)



        Steve - Connecticut, USA - Team HRW

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        • #5
          #-1
          Kevan - Isle of Man
          Life is like a box of Slot cars...🚓🚗🚚🚜

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          • Kevan
            Kevan commented
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            Works with negative integers also

          • HRW Chief Toiler
            HRW Chief Toiler commented
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            Well played Sir! :-)
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