I haven’t seen a similar function available, for categories, here. Is there something I’ve missed? If this isn’t available now, are there plans to add it?
I think that would be the best first step here, cause requires less ninja skills to remember special markdown.
Less “ninja skills” I suppose, but it is so much more convenient to just be able to naturally type
[cat:support] instead of having to step out to copy/paste (or just remember and type out) the URL.
Mini onebox sounds cool, but it would be great if the Markdown support could be put on the to-do list somewhere as well.
Could all oneboxes optionally have a short form? http://www.foobar.org/content/baz and [ob:foobar:baz] could both produce the same onebox
I would love something like the
@-symbol support, but for categories.
For example: the
# symbol might link to categories. It’s natural, doesn’t interrupt the flow of writing your post, and optionally we could add auto-complete support.
So you’d start typing #cat and it would pop up a list with “category-a, category-b, cat-pictures, etc.”
Not a bad idea since thematically categories here are a good match to hashtags on Twitter, e.g.
#bostonbombing, though I am not really a fan of them there due to the 140 char restriction.
I was just about to post a similar question.
Is this something that anybody has thought about further?
I find myself wanting to link to different categories quite often, and having to open another tab to copy/paste the link is not a very friendly UX.
Well, the format is
/c/categoryname now (it wasn’t in 2013…) so it’s not so hard to type, really.
So simply typing /c/feature will work? Or is it [/c/feature]? Oh, you meant
[whatever](/c/feature), I see.
It’d still be great if @drbawb simply typing
#feature would work, though!
( in case this is ever implemented in the future, let’s see if it’s backward compatible! #feature )
It’s been implemented a while ago using the
@cregox foresaw it