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Feature consideration: Backlinks

By Christian Scheuer @chrscheuer2020-02-13 21:05:37.994Z

We often have people link to other topics on the forum.
It would be helpful that those links would appear on the page of the topic being linked to as well - like, automatic backlinks, ie. "This topic was referenced in XYZ"

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  1. KajMagnus @KajMagnus2020-02-13 22:03:39.943Z

    This sounds nice. Where could be good places to show backlinks? What about 1) below the original post, maybe show the 3 most popular pages linking in, and more links, collapsed, and 2) in the progress section as they appear? (here sorted by time)

    How GitHub does backlinks, or, they seem to call it "topic mentions": (scroll up just a little bit).
    (I suppose you've seen this somewhere at GitHub already :- )) "pathmapper mentioned this issue on Jun 14, 2019"

    A related thing, would be to also auto show the title of the topic being linked to,
    on the page with the link, instead of the not-so-human-friendly links I get now when I click the copy-link button, e.g.: to this topic (not so readable link).

    (Also, not now but in the distant future, I've been thinking about auto creating backlinks from e.g. HackerNews or Reddit etc, for bloggers & blog posts, in their embedded comments section.)

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    2. @KajMagnus marked this topic as Planned 2020-02-13 22:04:42.668Z.