User talk:Det

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Templates vs links

I'm talking about [1] and [2]. Why did you change them to direct links? --Karol 17:24, 29 October 2011 (EDT)

The thing is that the {{Package AUR|}} templates sadly only lead to a search page showing (only) the said package, while actual links go straight to the package's "home page". --Det 18:33, 29 October 2011 (EDT)
I think we should file a bug report. The AUR should send you to the package page if you run an "exact name" search and there's a result. The search bar is already visible on all pages and the advanced options can still be opened on package pages so it can be left open after a search using "exact name" just like it is now. -- thestinger 23:45, 29 October 2011 (EDT)
@Det, I understand your point, but we're trying to give a more consistent, standardized style to articles (see Help:Style), so please don't use direct links, probably the most proper way to improve this situation is pursuing thestinger's idea on the bug tracker. Can you restore Template:AUR where you removed it? Thank you, we all recognize the valuable work you've been doing on the wiki for so long :) -- Kynikos 10:56, 30 October 2011 (EDT)
Been a while since I last came here. I'll do the bug report in a week or so. My exam week starts tomorrow. --Det 10:30, 23 November 2011 (EST)
Please note: The AUR is essentially in maintenance mode. No new features are planned. If you want a bug fixed, or a feature implemented it's probably best to write a patch and send it to the aur-dev mailing list.
I glanced over the relevant code that would require modification:
This change would not be trivial but is certainly feasible. However, I see nothing wrong with returning a single-result search page.
-- pointone 14:43, 1 December 2011 (EST)