LW Update 2019-03-12 -- Bugfixes, small features

post by jimrandomh · 2019-03-12T21:56:40.109Z · score: 17 (2 votes) · LW · GW · 7 comments

We've deployed an updated version of LessWrong, with a bunch of bug fixes and small features added since last time (March 1).

Features and Changes

Bug Fixes

API Changes



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comment by Taymon Beal (taymon-beal) · 2019-03-13T04:38:42.080Z · score: 7 (4 votes) · LW · GW

The Slate Star Codex sidebar is now using localStartTime to display upcoming meetups, fixing a longstanding off-by-one bug affecting displayed dates.

comment by Pattern · 2019-03-14T01:26:12.508Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Auto-linkify URLs in posts and comments

When people type the URL, the option is automatically presented, or when people post something containing a URL (without a link), one is automatically added?

comment by jimrandomh · 2019-03-14T01:50:52.521Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · LW · GW

The latter, but it applies immediately when you type it (rather than waiting until you click Submit), so it won't happen without you noticing.

comment by Pattern · 2019-03-15T00:22:57.704Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I initially wondered because I'd seen a comment written after this post which had a URL, but no link. I've found the auto-linking works just fine for me though.

comment by Raemon · 2019-03-15T00:34:44.029Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Possibly the comment was from greaterwrong, or maybe markdown editor? (I'm not sure how either of those currently handle links)

comment by jimrandomh · 2019-03-15T00:39:54.599Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Neither of those will autolink. Autolinking is handled at the UI level, in the default (WYSIWYG/draftjs) editor only.

comment by habryka (habryka4) · 2019-03-15T01:28:39.492Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Not true. The markdown editor also autolinks, and it does so on the server-side, so greaterwrong should also be good (unless they send HTML directly, in which case it won't work).

We implemented the markdown editor autolinking a few weeks ago, since it was literally just adding a single option to our markdown parser.