I think we need to open a bit of discussion about some long term link suppression we had in place.
In English this means: “Please ignore any links that are in
In even more English this means that if you quote something, we ignore all the links you quoted for topic linking, meaning we don’t track bi-directional links for that case.
So for example:
- Say I am writing a reply in topic T1
- I am quoting a post on topic T2
- Inside the quote there is a link to T3
There is no link between T1 <-> T3 cause this is ignored.
I am not 100% certain this is correct. I think the more internal links exist, the better. There is a connection between T1 and T3.
Note: recently this our post pipeline changed somewhat and this rule started stripping out internal links between oneboxed topics and posts. This is clearly not desirable.
I think we should just junk this suppression altogether, I don’t see and value… not sure about the
.elided one as well, seems odd.