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27 March 2014
Ron Nasty
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I understand the idea of adding automatic links to appropriate articles on the main site, but is there any way to make it less enthusiastic. It seems that not all the articles the automatic links are making are the right ones, and sometimes, you'll just use a phrase and it'll link completely out of place.

As an example, amac posted and included this phrase, "I'm not knocking it for those who dig it," and, lo and behold, the song Dig It was linked to. It just seems to me there are many phrases we use a lot that are being linked to totally out of context.

EDIT: Also, when I typed in the quoted "dig it", I typed it in without capital letters, as I have done in this edit, and it's capitalised it as if I intended the song title.

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Yes, I'm doing some fine-tuning each day. I realise it's linking a little too much.

I've changed it so dig it won't link, but Dig It does (ie it case-matches). I've done the same for a few titles, such as getting better/Getting Better, yesterday/Yesterday, something/Something and so on.

Most titles are set to catch any mentions, regardless of whether people use capitalisation. That's actually quite helpful, because someone might write "I  Am the Walrus" (with 'the' in lower case), and it wouldn't link unless they capped up each word. And people don't always capitalise everything. But catching all titles also creates too many false positives, as in your example. If I spot any more I'll fix them, but feel free to @mention suggestions to me.

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