Poll: KVR Auto-link. Do you like it?

Any problems with the site? How can we improve KVR?

Do you like auto-link?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:58 am

Yes. I click auto-linked items on the forum all the time. It's a major source of product information for me.
11
18%
No. Auto-link is an annoyance. It is crap and KVR is a worse place for it. Kill it.
41
68%
I have no idea what auto-link is, nor do I care.
8
13%
 
Total votes: 60

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KVRian
963 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:58 am

KVR Auto-link. Do you like it?
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KVRAF
8016 posts since 2 Aug, 2005 from Guitar Land, USA

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:00 pm

Nah. It makes links out of non-wannabe linkers who post here.
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KVRAF
9987 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:02 pm

Can't see it, so doesn't affect me.

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KVRian
1407 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:05 pm

No!!

KVRAF
2879 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:13 pm

Yes, very useful!

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KVRAF
6206 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:57 pm

They would keep it, even if only 5% find it useful… Its a major annoyance also because it does not open a new tab like any other link does, and its often enough completely off (too many products have common words as name…). They would have to setup a neural net to make it useful…

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Beware the Quoth
29941 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:41 am

Doesnt matter; we've already complained about it, and Ben has responded that he isnt going to remove it.
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KVRist
207 posts since 18 Jul, 2021

Post Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:49 am

i think one of the problems is that, right or wrong, site owners think these elements are good for search-engine optimisation. google supposedly likes internal deep linking. so even if it doesn't work (and it does seem to fail spectacularly at times), they think it's doing good because google doesn't know the links are wrong - in fact the links will look kinda right to a search engine. but, in reality it just puts users off and slowly the users drift away, which is what makes the advertising drop off too...

KVRAF
2796 posts since 31 Aug, 2011

Post Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:26 am

I find it more annoying than useful because it kinda interrupts the reading flow.

KVRAF
29551 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:35 am

I sometimes click on the links. But, none of the poll options really work for me... I use it, but, it's not a "major source of information" for me. And, I doubt that everyone who dislikes or doesn't use it thinks that "it is crap and KVR is a worse place for it. Kill it.". Something more neutral would have done better. After all, we're not with the gutter press here.

But, as whyterabbyt already wrote, if it's going nowhere anyway, then there is no need for a poll either. We're all just here by good faith of the site owners, so, that's that.
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KVRian
636 posts since 20 Oct, 2018

Post Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:46 am

Tj Shredder wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:57 pm
...Its a major annoyance because it does not open a new tab like any other link does, and its often enough completely off (too many products have common words as name…
I would vote yes if it opened in a new tab.

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KVRAF
4235 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Post Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:49 am

It's often messed up and link keywords that do not relate to target product.
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KVRAF
4733 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:57 am

Saffran wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:46 am
Tj Shredder wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:57 pm
...Its a major annoyance because it does not open a new tab like any other link does, and its often enough completely off (too many products have common words as name…
I would vote yes if it opened in a new tab.
on macos we have "command" + click and it works with Kvr's links
that's how i click all links anyway, i never click a link without CMD
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KVRian
636 posts since 20 Oct, 2018

Post Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:05 am

I can rightclick a link and select the option to open in a new tab or window. But...
You get used to the automatic opening in a new tab on the other links in posts.

KVRAF
4733 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:11 am

Saffran wrote:
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:05 am
I can rightclick a link and select the option to open in a new tab or window. But...
You get used to the automatic opening in a new tab on the other links in posts.
I have muscle memory to open every link with Cmd+click all the time :) So i have no clue how other links in posts behave -because i CMD click them all :D

you must have some sort of ctrl+click or something
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