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Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I announce that I cease all development and activity in the programming universe indefinitely. My career has reached the turning point I was not expecting for at least another year, leaving me highly off guard and without laid-out plans for this hobby's continuity. I have begun a 5-year residency program in Neurosurgery which is clearly not compatible, time-wise, with programming.

I gave in all my passion for developing, and you gave me back your loyalty and trust, even when I did not deserve that much. Now it is the time for payback. I release all my present and past work as Open Source software, in the hope some talented developer will continue maintaining and expanding my vision of a modern, sleek forum software. The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.

I hereby thank Euan, kawaii, andrewjs18, Ben, Matt, Omar G., effone, Eric J., Devilshakerz, Wildcard, JordanMussi and all the other team members I have had the opportunity to work with when I was a MyBB team member. I thank Tomm M, my mentor, who inspired me to pick up coding with his piece-of-art plugins. And finally, I thank all of you MyBBoost subscribers who have helped me getting through my toughest university years economically.

Yours sincerely, Filippo

Quick references

31 Jul 2016 Edited
A quick references feature has been added to MyBBoost. You can quick reference any thread available in the entire website by typing an hashtag (#) on textareas and selecting the thread of your choice, much as like as GitHub does. Here's a demo:

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Please note that being an early implementation the logic is extremely simple and inefficient. It will be fixed over time, although you will not see any changes as it's mostly a server-side issue. The plugin is now optimized. For more informations, read QuickReferences preview.
Hackmastr 31 Jul 2016
Quick references is awesome.
Shade 1 Aug 2016 Edited
Thank you for trying it out @Hackmastr. You helped me spotting one of the odd plugin's behaviors which is autoreference. Do you think this should be kept or removed? I don't feel it like a useful functionality.
Shade 1 Aug 2016 Edited
I have optimized a bit the logic, reducing the number of database queries down to 1 and caching search query strings to reduce the number of requests made. Also, I've added avatars and rearranged the style to be more comprehensible.
Hackmastr 1 Aug 2016
@Shade, I personally think it's a good feature :).
brad-t 1 Aug 2016 Edited
I love it too. Happy to be able to use Quick references everywhere!

Huh, I guess not ... this didn't work till I edited my post.
Shade 1 Aug 2016
Ouch! What is faulty, the dropdown or the link replacement?
brad-t 1 Aug 2016 Edited
The dropdown worked and the TID appeared when I was editing the post, but it didn't display anything. Quick references

^ My post above contains a reference to this thread but it didn't load. Maybe because I'm referencing the thread I'm in?

Oops, post auto-merge made it work. lol
Shade 1 Aug 2016 Edited
Should be fixed :) Thank you!
brad-t 2 Aug 2016
Nice job Quick references