@username brings thousends of broken links, bad for SEO
One of the basic features of Vanilla and also a good one has a massive downside. The @username link creator. My community adepts very well to this functionality, but within thousends of posts, users tend to misstype the usernames once and then. This leads to a lot of 404 and if you check your Google Webmaster tools you can see the broken links created.
Example - The username is @username, but people tend to write @usrnam, @usernam or similiar crazy ideas that only the devil is possibly able to lock into this world. Everyone of those misstyped creates a dead link. Abracadabra > 404.
I recently startet do maintain this (what a pain), by searching my forum for the broken links detected by Google Webmastertools. Let's see if this will improve my ranking or will affect my forums rating within search engines.
The Mentions Lookup Plugin could help, but for now it's not available for Button Bar and just for CLE.
Another issue that it's not utf-8 ready. And so usernamens like @maunzbär (< hover it) do get shortened to @maunzbär and create another dead link.
Anyone else having issues with this.
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These links could be made no follow. They might be in never versions of 2.1 as they have it on this site.
grep is your friend.
OK, right. Thanx x00 you're right your Plugin works.
Anyone else knows a workaround for the umlauts (äöüß) ?
Does anyone of you know how to solve the "Umlauts" issue?
short of potentially rewriting some core code? hmmm... dont allow them in usernames? it's admittedly not a great answer, but i don't think there is a simpler solution.
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it is about making the regular expression work multi byte, There are more problems with it like some connect accept userenames with spaces too.
grep is your friend.
yes, use Dutch instead !!!
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Mmh, doesn't look like this is solved too easily. I do not follow the GitHub repository of Vanilla. Anyone seen this in progress there?
@vrijvlinder: Exactly, my community would come to my house and burn it down.