Well, my Neohome is properly up and running, for the most part. There is a coding issue, but it is really just an alignment thing more than anything, and I could live without it being fixed. There is some missing content, but it is largely there now. Lol, in like a week I went from no neohome, to one of the more involved ones out there I think XD Not without a lot of help from bobbonew and other neo members, and generous amount of google searching (hey, going from 'not knowing how to make an image map with rusty HTML skills' to 'Image map based CSS styled neohome' is a pretty big leap XD As per usual, I figured out what I could from what I saw, but in the end I needed lots of help anyway. I've spent over 8 hours on it total (more like 10 though, in two 5 hour sessions).

On to the update to autocompletes. Remember in My First Neoblog, I posted about autocomplete PMs via neo's link system? Well, not only did I confirm (in the development of my neohome) that I could use HTML based linking to make use of square brackets (the bane of link name= PM based autocompletes), I also found out a way to add square brackets to make a BBcode enabled auto-complete based neoPM.

It's quite simple really, take what I have in the previous blog, where I mentioned:

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SO I spent a little while figuring out what URL code = spaces, that was easy (%20 - BTW, did you know, different number combinations = different symbols, so while %20 = a space {line break}, %21 = !)

Page breaks (enters) was a bit more tricky, I googled "%20 line breaks page breaks" and on the second URL down, I found the code there, and figured out that you can use either: %0d or %0a (probably others will work too). Those are zeros, BTW.
You see the fancy HTML coding used to accomplish spacing? And how I mentioned that modified code = special characters? Yeah, I just googled 'HTML for square brackets' and found everything I needed HERE. On that page was a code for both square brackets, seen below:

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[     Left square bracket
]     Right square bracket


So it became a simple matter of tediously filling out the auto complete as usual, and adding the above code where appropriate. In the event you need another special character, the above link should have it. Also, you don't need a special character code for backslash, so I left it out.

I decided to look for this code because I saw someone else using the kinda half-arsed neoBBcode for autocomplete (Subject) NeoPMs, and yeah like I figured, it was for a forum game (signup). He had the code for submissions separate because he didn't (I wouldn't think) know how to do this. He does now I guess XD

And now, here is the code for those of you that care (I just copy-pasted the code I used for that game's autocomplete).

NOTE: Stretches beyond the page, but if you just highlight a part, and then shift+right arrow and CTRL+C you should copy it all no problem.

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[link name=Full Autocomplete PM]http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/index.php?fn=send_pm&manual_username=Chaos&title=Survivor%20Sign%20Up&message=[b]Name[/b]:%20Neoseeker%20Name%0d%0d[b]MSN/AIM[/b]:%20Insert%20address%20for%20any%20IM%20you%20have[/link]


Result: Full Autocomplete PM <-Click, you know you want to ^_~

Heck, if you feel like it, check out the thread. It's in the PC borderlands forum, but you don't even need to have the game to play this forum game. It's unrelated to Borderlands itself.

So, all I have to do is figure out how to auto-send it XD

Now, I'm sure someone has already done THIS too, but eh, hopefully someone finds a use for this anyway.

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My first blog is also a neoseeker forum related one. See, a while ago I heard about the custom PMs, which you can see about HERE

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[[pm:Apollo]]

This will create a link that will send you to a page where you can send me a PM. However, that's not all. Just like the link says which member to send the PM to, you can also include text in the topic/subject and body/message section. For example:

[[pm:Apollo|subject:Your PM Subject goes here|Link Name]]


It doesn't work here, sorry, otherwise I'd show you....Well, back then I experimented with adding a CUSTOM MESSAGE....I tried all sorts of combinations to mimic the "subject:" effect and it was a no-go. To be expected, since so far as I know, that feature isn't a custom (hidden or otherwise) BB code....

So, I just recently remembered this so I decided to give it a go again. Only this time instead of trying the obvious fail route of modifying a neo custom BBcode, I went to the SOURCE, the URL code that results from using the neo BB code for custom PM subject. I analyzed how the URL = custom message, and added a message block.

This made it so easy, I got it right on my first try if you can believe it (well, it wasn't THAT hard).

So, instead of:

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[[pm:Apollo|subject:Your PM Subject goes here|Link Name]]

Which results in the URL:

http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/index.php?fn=send_pm&manual_username=Apollo&title=Your%20PM%20Subject%20goes%20here


I ended up with this:

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[link name=Test]http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/index.php?fn=send_pm&manual_username=Apollo&title=Your%20PM%20Subject%20goes%20here&message=blah[/link]


Which means you can ACTUALLY use this in places where special custom neo BBcode generally doesn't work (like blogs apparently), but where link name= codes DO work. This form I think, would be great for contests/voting submissions don't you think?

BUT WAIT, THERE IS MORE!

"REALLY?" says the crowd, "But it's so awesome already, how can it be improved?!?!?!"

Well my dear folks, if you tried to TYPE OUT a proper message with that url, you'd get a real mess, it wouldn't even work because of spaces...

SO I spent a little while figuring out what URL code = spaces, that was easy (%20 - BTW, did you know, different number combinations = different symbols, so while %20 = a space [line break], %21 = !)

Page breaks (enters) was a bit more tricky, I googled "%20 line breaks page breaks" and on the second URL down, I found the code there, and figured out that you can use either: %0d or %0a (probably others will work too). Those are zeros, BTW.

You can even combine both together, or double up on one, to add extra line breaks.

Click to PM Tallteen86

Unfortunately, BBcode doesn't work on account of neo recognizing the BBcode as belonging to the page you posted the custom PM URL on, so instead modifies the URL's text, which breaks the link code.

I tried to figure out a way to add an auto-send PM function to it, but eh, not having much luck, seems to be a java based thing.

Not a bad first blog post eh? I wonder how many people will see this....

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