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    I don't know if it's just my eyes but links within forum posts really don't stand out as being clickable
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    I don't know if it's just my eyes but links within forum posts really don't stand out as being clickable
    I totally agree and thought it was my own eyes, so I always make any links bold for that very reason. I'll look into getting them to show up better without having to resort to bold text.

    Thanks for the feedback.
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    second, and good suggestion ozar.

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    Nice suggestion ozar. I hadn't even considered that.
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    I normally italicize links in my posts.

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    4 example links follow...

    Yeah, bold or italic links definitely do show up far better than standard text links as can be seen by the three links in this sentence. Another simple option would be to underline any links by using the underline button in the editor menu.

    On my own monitor, the standard link is barely distinguishable from the other text, while the italic and underlined links stand out better, and the bold link stands out best, or maybe even too much.

    Short of a color change for text links in our forum theme (which has been requested), I'd suggest that members use either bold, italic, or underlined links.

    Thanks for the feedback, guys.


    Edit (10-24-2011): just wanted to update this to say that I've not heard back either way on the theme change request but will make a new post to update this thread once I've heard anything.
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    Just a little while ago, I noticed that there has been a slight change in the way links are parsed.
    They seem to be underlined automagically, now... very nice!

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    No way...really? I just underlined a link a minute ago...

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    yup, you're right! I guess I should have previewed post. One less thing to do, yay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Just a little while ago, I noticed that there has been a slight change in the way links are parsed.
    They seem to be underlined automagically, now... very nice!
    Someone must have made the change during the last 8 hours or so because they weren't underlining before that. I'll go ahead and close this thread as SOLVED and if it becomes a problem for anyone again, they can start a new thread.

    Thanks to all for the feedback.
    Last edited by oz; 11-28-2011 at 03:31 PM.
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