Re: Failing is not an option…

Dan Wierenga dwierenga at
Mon Feb 22 22:31:31 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 9:39 AM, Gervase Markham <gerv at> wrote:

> It would be great if there was a GUI way to expand the autolinker -
> define a regexp, then a URL with a %s in it or something.
> Gerv

Has there ever been any thought to adding "BB code" [0] parsing to
comments? It would alleviate the need for admin-defined autolinker
regexps, and allow people to emphasize parts of their comment.  I
doubt the full spectrum of BB code is needed (spoilers, 18-point
fonts, colors, etc. all seem malapropos) but the ability to link
something or make it bold would seem to have a good use-case.

A quick search of BMO didn't turn up anything about BB code support.
There does seem to be a couple of CPAN modules to handle the parsing
(though I've no idea of their utility).


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