March 10, 2021 in Technical Problems
There's a weird bug with the word expansion system - when deleting a word and its expansion from the "system", it doesn't actually stop showing up in the forums as expanded, complete with the expansion. In other words, it just acts as if it was never deleted. @Matt or any of the other devs, please advise.
*I didn't use the support tool because it also bugs out and randomly won't re-enable some/all the customizations - forcing us to re-enable all of them manually (we don't have all our installed customizations active, so we have to make a manual list each time of what was active and what wasn't. and it's kind of a pain...
I don't believe that there is a content rebuild associated with that action, so it would be 'working as designed'
Are you telling me that if I "expanded" an acronym once, this expansion is there for good, regardless of whether I delete it or not? If that's what passes for "as designed", that's a pretty... um, flawed "design" 😄 wouldn't you say? Especially given the fact there is a "delete" button...
Feel free to request a change to the design via https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/forum/499-feature-suggestions/ in that case.
Ohhhh I see what you meant now. I looked into it and saw that in places where the expanded words are written before they were added, aren't expanded. So I'm guessing the deleted word won't get expanded anymore now that's it's deleted, but will remain with the expansion where it was "applied". Right?
It that is the case, it is kind of half baked and I'll ask the team to reconfigure it. Hopefully they'll oblige.
Hypothetical: I want to add the word 'banana' and expand it to 'bananaman'
Posts containing the word 'banana' will display it as just a plain word
As I said, I don't believe there is a content rebuild associated with the delete action - this would be required to go through your content and turn this:
back to this:
Same applies when adding an item - a content rebuild would need to be performed to apply the new word expansion to existing content.
Yeah, I kind of glossed over the "content rebuild" and it's meaning in your first reply. It would need to happen in order to get all the words "in line".
Indeed as has been mentioned, word expansion changes are not retroactive. Your changes apply from that point moving forward.
I just started playing with this and a content rebuild feature would be nice, retro and delete. Might work well for SEO if in a small word or abbreviated niche. I can also see this being very useful to add affiliate links.
Feel free to post that up as a suggestion for the future, however as mentioned before this is not its intention at present.
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