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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 The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.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

QuickReferences 1.2

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sicut 14 Mar 2017
Hey there,
absolutely fantastic idea this plugin!
This and the mention user function should be default features in myBB imho.
I still get to know users that don't understand that "Reply" button, but everyone immediately knew how to use @/# :) / :(

Anyway, I have feature request for this little gem.
Since the thread search and pop up are limited to 5 items, I find myself not finding the thread I was looking for more often than not. I modified the plugin files and went with 10 items. But that was sometimes still not enough and I think its not the right solution anyway.

Would it be possible to add a small plugin ACP setting where we can
a) choose certain forums that should be searched
b) choose certain forums that should be prioritized for the search (like a search order)?

Thank you and keep up your great work!
Shade 14 Mar 2017
Thank you for the idea. Seems logical to me.
zyra 1 May 2017
Quick reference stopped working with Rin editor, are you aware of some interference between the 2 plugins (this one and rin?)
Shade 5 May 2017
Rin Editor has introduced an automention feature which exploits the same library of QuickReferences, at.js. They most probably conflict with each other. The solution would be deleting one of the two files and making sure the file is included before their usage in the two plugins.

Unfortunately, I don't support third party plugins. I do support integration with third party projects (such as CKEditor, which is the one Rin Editor uses), not MyBB plugins.
albano 17 Sep 2017
Hi there,

You have saved my life with this cool plugin. MyBB 1.8.12 forum users loved it too. I have one question:

Is there any way to make the referenced link permanent? For instance, when my users click on "reply" or "quote," the quote references the literal number (Issue with Flyover). I prefer to see the BBcode instead, [/url=https://blah]Thread title[/url]. If this question has been posted before, please take me there as for I searched for an answer in this forum and couldn't find it.

Shade 17 Sep 2017
Hi, thank you for using my plugins. The current implementation is better (IMHO) because thread names can change over time but identifiers do not, so you always see the most up to date name and url. However it's something I may add as an option in the future.
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albano 12 Nov 2017
Hi. Can you, please, show me a way to force the URL to open in new window?
Shade 12 Nov 2017
Hi, open inc/plugins/quickreferences.php, line 285:

$threads[$thread['tid']] = "<a class='quick_reference' href='" get_thread_link($thread['tid']) . "'>" $thread['subject'] . "</a>"
Replace with:

$threads[$thread['tid']] = "<a class='quick_reference' target='_blank' href='" get_thread_link($thread['tid']) . "'>" $thread['subject'] . "</a>"
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Syx 23 Nov 2017
One of the best plugins ever. Thank you so much.
Sama34 31 Jul 2020
I understand this isn't a priority right now but maybe you can fix compatibility with the following plugin in the future:

Basically, quick preview isn't parsing the tags.