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    user references

    Weasyl seems to have one of the most difficult methods of referring to both users of Weasyl and users of other similar furry posting sites. Compare how each does it, in its shortest form:

    FurAffinity
    Code:
    :icon<username>:


    Inkbunny
    Code:
    @<username>


    SoFurry
    Code:
    @<username>


    Weasyl
    Code:
    [iconuser]<username>[/iconuser]


    Referencing users of other sites is even worse. To be fair, only one other site, Inkbunny, makes this easy, but when I want to credit other users who are not yet on Weasyl, it is still a huge pain:

    How To Refer To A User Of FurAffinity On Inkbunny
    Code:
    fa!<username>


    How To Refer To A User Of FurAffinity On Weasyl
    Code:
    {url=www.furaffinity.net/user/<username>}<username>{/url}
    (curly brackets used in place of square brackets because the bb code seems to automatically parse urls even when specifically told NOT to)

    It would be very cool if on Weasyl you could refer to users in this way:

    User Of Weasyl
    Code:
    @<username>
    (this is consistent with both Inkbunny and SoFurry)

    User Of FurAffinity
    Code:
    fa!<username>
    (this is consistent with Inkbunny)

    User Of Inbunny
    Code:
    ib!<username>


    User Of SoFurry
    Code:
    sf!<username>
    (this is consistent with Inkbunny)

    As a bonus, to refer to a submission on Weasyl, it would be nice if it could be shortened:

    presently:
    Code:
    {url=/submission/<submission#>}<text>{/url}


    Proposed:
    Code:
    :link<submission#>:
    (consistent with SoFurry)

    The bb code would be replaced with a small depiction of the submission icon and the submission title.
    Last edited by Dipper; 07-08-2013 at 04:44 PM.

 

 

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