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Wiki Format Testing

Introduction

Trying to figure out these forum type tags for the BGG wiki...

Feel free to add your own problems...

If you figure out one of these tags then please geekmail herace.

  • The "universal tag" [url= ] opens a new page which isn't the desired behavior.
  • The tag [geekurl=... Alternate Caption] almost works, but you have to supply the alternate caption in the tag. So if, for whatever reason, the name changes, then the name in the tag and the Geek name shown in the tab won't agree.
For example consider making a link to the version of Qubic which is now titled on the tab "Qubic (Qubic Games edition 1953 with Springfield)". You could supply the alternate caption as shown in the example below. But if the version name is changed in the Geek database, for whatever reason, the the name as shown in the markup and the name show on the tab in the browser will not agree because the "name" has been "hard coded" in the markup. The name is not being dynamically fetched from the geek database.
[ geekurl=/boardgameversion/130443 Qubic (Qubic Games edition 1953 with Springfield)]

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1. Comment

Forum Formatting example: Comment example in forum, looking for wiki equivalent

trying to get to following BGG webpage which is a comment on an image.
http://boardgamegeek.com/image/119765/times-square?commentid=6999#comment6999

The alternate caption form is:
Markup: [ geekurl=/image/119765/times-square?commentid=6999#comment6999 Alternate Hypertext ]
Rendering: Alternate Hypertext

So a messy workaround would be:
Markup: [geekurl=/image/119765/times-square?commentid=6999#comment6999 Comment]
Rendering: Comment
This does work, and "Comment" title would seem unlikely to change. But here the "/image/119765/times-square" part of the URL would have to change if the comment was on a geeklist and the comment number has to be entered twice. So this is really a messy workaround.

Testing

[comment=6999][/comment]

[comment=6999]

[commentID=6999]

2. Geekurl

Forum Formatting example: Geekurl tag example in forum, looking for wiki equivalent

trying to get to following BGG webpage which is the BGG game listing for Qubic.
boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/13714/qubic

The alternate hypertext form is:
Markup: [geekurl=/boardgame/13714/qubic Alternate Caption]
Rendering Alternate Hypertext

Obviously if the "generic" geekurl tag would automatic render with the geek name of the thing to which the link points, then it would solve all of these "problems"

Testing

[ geekurl=/boardgame/13714/qubic ]
boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/13714/qubic

[ geekurl=/boardgame/13714/qubic][ /geekurl ]
boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/13714/qubic[/geekurl]


3. Image as a link

Forum Formatting example: "Image as a link" example in forums, looking for wiki equivalent.

Here's the challenge. Make clicking on the following picture

goto the game entry for Qubic

The alternate hypertext form is:
Markup: [geekurl=/image/119765/times-square?commentid=6999#comment6999 Alternate Caption]
Rendering: Alternate Caption


4. Listitem

Forum Formatting example: "Listitem" example in forum, looking for wiki equivalent

Trying to get to following BGG webpage which is an item in a geeklist.
boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/50373/item/1157423#item1157423

The alternate hypertext form is:
Markup: [geekurl=/geeklist/50373/item/1157423#item1157423 Alternate Hypertext]
Rendering: Alternate Hypertext

Testing

[listitem=1157423][/listitem]

[listitem=1157423]

[listitemid=1157423]

[item=1157423]


5. Microbadge

Trying to get wiki equivalent of forum tag set markup [microbadge=1902][/microbadge] in one tag set. I hacked it using two tag sets. Clicking on set tag set opens another web page which it really shouldn't do...
[ microbadge=1902 ][ http://boardgamegeek.com/microbadge/1902 I spend more time on BGG than playing games! ]
mbI spend more time on BGG than playing games!


6. Twitter item

Forum Formatting example: "Twitter tag" example in Forum, looking for wiki equivalent

You could take a snapshot of the twitter item as an image, and add image to wiki as workaround. But is there some way to get twitter item directly as there is in forums?

Testing

[twitter=405766909708083200]


7. Weblink

Forum Formatting example: Geek "weblink", looking for wiki equivalent

trying to get to following BGG webpage which is the BGG game weblink with the Qubic game entry for a pdf files that has a version of the rules.
http://boardgamegeek.com/weblink/143307/english-rules-for-parker-brothers-1973-1976-1977

  • without opening another new webpage.
  • with automagically generated BGG title - English rules for Parker Brothers 1973, 1976, 1977 & 1983 editions of Boggle
  • stays in same domain (For forum coding of domains see: Forum Formatting Example - Geek Domains).

The alternate caption form is:
Markup: [ geekurl=/weblink/143307 Alternate Hypertext ]
Rendering: Alternate Hypertext

Testing

[weblink=143307][/weblink]

[weblinkid=143307]

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