I've just pasted a link to the code of a Launchpad project to an answer, and I noticed it remained as plain text. It would be nice if Launchpad shortcuts could be linkified automatically to point to the project's URL.

E.g. when I write lp:qreator it is recognized as a Launchpad project and gets converted to a link to http://launchpad.net/qreator.


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If there is sufficient interest in adding this feature, I could easily implement it as a UserScript. The script could scan the WMD editor immediately before submission and convert lp:whatever to the appropriate markdown.

Alternatively, I have developed a script that adds some buttons to the editing toolbar - one of which already provides an easy way to insert links to a PPA (including a link to detailed instructions on adding the PPA). Perhaps I could add another button that inserts the appropriate markdown for a Launchpad project.

Update: this has now been completed. Simply make sure that you are using Chrome(ium), Opera, or Firefox with GreaseMonkey and click this link (Opera users need to do a bit of extra work to install the script).

You should then have a toolbar button that looks like this when you hover your mouse over it:

Menu screenshot

Click "Insert Project Link" and enter the name of the project. The markdown will be generated and inserted into the editor.


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    I think a UserScript would be awesome, as it would transparently handle the work for the poster. Thanks! May 28, 2012 at 12:16
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    This is now complete. Please give the script a try and let me know what you think. I've updated my answer with all of the details. May 28, 2012 at 22:57

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