[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #787: All profile field data becomes searchable links--is irrelevant for some data types

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Sun May 4 13:27:22 UTC 2014

#787: All profile field data becomes searchable links--is irrelevant for some
data types
 Reporter:  jeffsayre     |       Owner:  johnjamesjacoby
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  minor         |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  XProfile      |     Version:
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch   |
Changes (by sooskriszta):

 * severity:   => normal


 Copying from #5612
 > BuddyPress automatically links all text in user profile fields between
 commas, e.g. See profile page
 > In some cases this is pretty cool - if I want to find all female models,
 I can just click on '''Nő''' and that leads me to search results page
 > However, there are cases where links are expected to behave differently,
 e.g. if I see a phone number linked ('''+3630/450-01-90''' on this
 profile), I expect there to be a {{{tel:}}} link behind it, not a link to
 search page for that telephone number
 > The same would be true for emails (as a user, I'd expect {{{mailto:}}})
 and URLs.
 > Further, sometimes, the linking is just weird and annoying, such as (in
 the same profile) '''Célom'''. Just because something is between commas
 (or is in the beginning of a paragraph and has a comma after it), does not
 mean it should be automatically searchable.
 > With this in mind, it seems best that the admin of the site should have
 control over which fields shall be clickable to a search results page.
 > To start off, '''textarea type xprofile fields may be made non-clickable
 by default'''.

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