This has been brought up a number of times but I don’t recall seeing Mark, Tom or Chet address the issue. If they have and I missed it, my apologies for posting this.
There are two ways to make a link in phpBB. You can type a full URL and phpBB will automatically convert it to a clickable link:
The other way is to embed the link using the [This is a fake link]( tag. This lets you give the link a text description:
The problem here is that the Qt3 forum is no longer properly parsing any web link that omits “www” from its address when you use the [http://quirkybastards.net]( code. For example, the address of my clan website is [url) . As you can see, the straight URL works, but if I try to use the [Quirky Bastards website]( tag, I get this:
Which is to say, nothing shows up.
Is this a known issue in phpBB or is it a quirk with Qt3 in particular? I’ve searched the support forum at phpBB’s site and haven’t seen anything yet. BBcodes are stored in the bbcode.php file. Is it possible something got messed up in that?