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Jameseh PM link

While I understand why he has done it, the word censor replacement of Jameseh with Jameseh is mucking up quote headers and topic titles.
Should he continue to use this? Discuss.
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Re: [url=http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=7]jameseh[/url] PM link

... and should I be banned for deliberate avoidance of the word censor in the preceding post?
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Re: [url=http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=7]jameseh[/url] PM link

We could ban quoting entirely, making this a non issue.
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Re: [url=http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=7]jameseh[/url] PM link

That doesn't solve the topic title!
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Re: [url=http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php?action=pm;sa=send;u=7]jameseh[/url] PM link

This was noticed when we tried it, but it's only intended as a short-term solution to assist Jameseh with a couple of projects so it was decided that the impact would be minimal.
Anyway - I think it has a nice ring to it Tongue
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Re: Jameseh PM link

James - couldn't you add
Send me a PM
to your signature?
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Re: Jameseh PM link

*thinks Jelv looks a bit silly now*
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Re: Jameseh PM link

I was about to post a new topic on this, but got side tracked Roll eyes , so John beat me to it.
Quote from: jelv
James - couldn't you add
Send me a PM
to your signature?

So what's wrong with that suggestion?
Quote from: Jameseh
*thinks Jelv looks a bit silly now*
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So am I going to look silly now, ok I know I already do Lips are sealed
It's a good job I use preview, so I can see the quoting has currently been changed, but I don't see the sig
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Re: Jameseh PM link

Ok.  I'll add some of my thoughts behind my initial request to the moderators.
There's been a number of occasions where people (notably ASBO DOG - Cheers!) have suggested that someone drops me a PM and they haven't been sure how to actually do that.  So we made a change to the swear filter to automatically change "Jameseh" to link to sending me a PM to make it easier for anyone to send me a PM should they wish to do so.
Some people (read as Jelv) have taken issue to the fact that that also messes up quoting any of my posts, which is a fair point.
I don't personally feel that adding a link to my signature is going to be seen by anyone, thus not having the desired impact.
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Re: Jameseh PM link

In case it isn't abundantly clear - I take issue as well  Cheesy
There is a PM icon button below the avatar as well - what's the matter with people?
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Re: Jameseh PM link

I think we should ask Colin for his thoughts on the matter.  Tongue
Seriously though, why not add pm:jameseh to the filter, and at least then for those suggesting it, they could have the option of the short link.
Heck, if people couldn't work out how to send a PM, are the likely to click on the link and figure out what its for?
Adding it to every time somebody type Jameseh is a clumsy tool at best (although at worst it just messes up formatting, so not a huge issue either) but providing a simpler mechanism for people to be able to actively say "Click this link to send a Personal Message to Jameseh" would be far more useful IMO.
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Re: Jameseh PM link

I've actually asked for it to be link: jameseh
Which has now been done. (Without the space)
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Re: Jameseh PM link

Nothing like making it simple or obvious then  Wink
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Re: Jameseh PM link

I've asked Adie to change it to pm<space>jameseh
[Moderator's note by Adie (Adiewoo) changed as code tag still goes through word censor]
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Re: Jameseh PM link

I don't think it will work with a space as the censor will look up each word individually.
I like James_G's suggestion.
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