Magic words in comments (e.g. bug NNNN) should be documented

Bug #50661 reported by Brad Bollenbach on 2006-06-22
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
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Low
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Bug Description

Various pieces of text in Launchpad (e.g. bug comments and descriptions) have certain text automagically linkified, e.g:

  http://...
  bug 42

etc.

These magic words should be publically documented.

Diogo Matsubara (matsubara) wrote :

We should document them in the Help tabs as suggested by Amir in bug 124162

Changed in launchpad:
status: New → Confirmed
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2010-03-03
tags: added: docs
removed: ui
Changed in launchpad-foundations:
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Matthew Revell (matthew.revell)
milestone: none → 10.03
Changed in launchpad-foundations:
milestone: 10.03 → 10.04
Matthew Revell (matthew.revell) wrote :

To add the help to the bug filing page, we'll need to find a way to add HTML links to interface declarations, in this case bug.py.

Changed in launchpad-foundations:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2010-06-25
affects: launchpad-foundations → launchpad-web
Changed in launchpad-web:
milestone: 10.04 → none
Changed in launchpad-web:
status: In Progress → Triaged
assignee: Matthew Revell (matthew.revell) → nobody
Changed in launchpad:
importance: Medium → Low
tags: added: easy ui
Dan Muresan (danmbox) wrote :

5 years and no fix... amazing when you think that even the most basic wiki has a page describing wiki syntax. And this is low priority?!

Matthew Revell (matthew.revell) wrote :

Hello Dan. Thanks for the comment. We use "low" for those bugs that we know we won't get to in the next six months.

I've assigned myself this bug as I should be able to fix it in the next week or so.

Changed in launchpad:
assignee: nobody → Matthew Revell (matthew.revell)
Matthew Revell (matthew.revell) wrote :

This is something the new Usability and Communications Specialist can handle as an introductory task.

Changed in launchpad:
assignee: Matthew Revell (matthew.revell) → nobody
Paul Sokolovsky (pfalcon) wrote :

Cross-posting from #124162 which is marked as duplicate of this bug (though it's actually not, it's topic must be lack of text formatting capabilities in Launchpad):

It's bad that there's no special syntax for preformatted text. Sometimes, when you paste logs, they got badly misformatted.

See for example https://bugs.launchpad.net/linaro-android-infrastructure/+bug/940226/comments/1 - all substrings starting with SSH: are separate lines in the original.

anatoly techtonik (techtonik) wrote :

Yes. Absense of quick help on comment writing form is a major misfeature.

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