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MikeMike 🦄🎮🌏LondonPosts: 2,497 Community Manager
I realise I've posted a few threads for you guys today so I'll keep this one brief. ;)

We've got a new feature in Group Chat - auto-linking. Basically this lets us assign automatic hyperlinking to certain text. So when you say a certain word or phrase, it will link it to a website automatically. For mods, this is a bit of a dream come true! It means we can quickly and easily link to useful resources, and obviously this is something everyone else can make use of as well.

For example, we've set one up for 'chat guidelines' which links to the guidelines. We've also setup some links to crisis support services and different parts of The Mix. Assuming we all like it, we'll add to this list over time and make it super comprehensive. If we decide we don't like it, that's fine too. :)

Here's the full list of commands at the moment (note: these are not case-sensitive):



We're just trialling this for now, so once you've given it a go feel free to leave some feedback below. :)
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  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 549 Incredible Poster
    @Mike If you click on a link during a chat, will it open in a new tab or will it remove you from chat and take you there?
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  • MikeMike 🦄🎮🌏 LondonPosts: 2,497 Community Manager
    edited April 4
    @Mike If you click on a link during a chat, will it open in a new tab or will it remove you from chat and take you there?
    Great question @MountainPeak - just a new tab (so you stay in the room). :)
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  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 549 Incredible Poster
    Okay @Mike Sounds good :)
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  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 2,933 Boards Guru
    This is brilliant!!! I need to get into chat so I can see this in action. Will dedeinitely make it easier.

    Might be worth adding a link to some information about coronavirus just now? Maybe a link to the about coronavirus thread on the boards which is good or the article on the website?
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
    Mike
  • AidanAidan Woo titles are back! A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....Posts: 2,079 Boards Champion
    This didn't seem to be working tonight :tongue: but the rest of chat was so I'm not complaining :joy:
    "Do, or do not, there is no try" <(•.•)>              
    dancertori
  • dancertoridancertori CornwallPosts: 125 The Mix Convert
    Aidan said:
    This didn't seem to be working tonight :tongue: but the rest of chat was so I'm not complaining :joy:
    aidan, you wasnt working either. theese mods glitch lots
  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 2,933 Boards Guru
    Nope, this didn’t work - trying it was fun though ;)
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
  • MikeMike 🦄🎮🌏 LondonPosts: 2,497 Community Manager
    edited April 14

    So we've actually been trying to get this to work for ages and, during all the testing we were doing when ChatWee was having those major problems, we did manage to get it working. Looks like it didn't stick though for some reason - sorry guys!

    We'll park this for now and revisit it when we can. :) 

    I promise it was really cool tho
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  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 549 Incredible Poster
    @Mike They work!
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  • MikeMike 🦄🎮🌏 LondonPosts: 2,497 Community Manager
    Eleanor said:
    @Mike They work!
    So they do @Eleanor! One of the better surprises we've had with tech recently. :tongue: 

    I've re-pinned this thread now that we're using this feature. The list of commands has been updated in the main post and we'll gradually build up that list over time. As said in the original post, do drop your suggestions for links and feedback about the feature in this thread. Mods will also be feeding back to us on how they're finding it and what would be useful for them, so we get both sides. :) 
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  • LaineLaine Llama Mama Posts: 1,892 Extreme Poster
    The links are great! The chat guidelines one is very handy I was just thinking maybe you could add the feedback form? Might be useful :)

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  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 549 Incredible Poster
    @Laine Ooo yeah that's a good one to add! 

    @Mike Yes, it was the best accidental discovery I've ever made :joy: 
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  • MikeMike 🦄🎮🌏 LondonPosts: 2,497 Community Manager
    Thanks guys! Great suggestions - I've added both, along with some COVID links. The original post in this thread has been edited to include a more easy-to-understand table of the commands. :)
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