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Authors' names are clickable links

Oleg Makarenkov 7 years ago updated by Phil Schumm 1 year ago 7
Some authors' names are clickable links and some are not. How can I ask bibbase to either do clickable links for all the authors or for none of them?

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Oleg, bibbase turns author names into links for all those authors who also use bibbase. I've noticed on your page that some of your coauthors who get linked don't actually use bibbase, but that bibbase currently incorrectly guesses the owners of some pages they link to. I'll look into that because it shouldn't happen.

More generally though it is not possible to suppress those links. If and when it is working correctly, I consider it a feature that bibbase automatically keeps track of the current page of your coauthors. Many authors like to keep a list of their collaborators and this is a feature that offers that with no effort on the author's side.
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Oleg, bibbase turns author names into links for all those authors who also use bibbase. I've noticed on your page that some of your coauthors who get linked don't actually use bibbase, but that bibbase currently incorrectly guesses the owners of some pages they link to. I'll look into that because it shouldn't happen.

More generally though it is not possible to suppress those links. If and when it is working correctly, I consider it a feature that bibbase automatically keeps track of the current page of your coauthors. Many authors like to keep a list of their collaborators and this is a feature that offers that with no effort on the author's side.
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We've just started using BibBase, and are very pleased with it.  However, we seem to have the same problem with one specific co-author (Mark S. Silverberg).  You may view our page here.  Personally it doesn't bother me, but I've had a couple comments by visitors to the site (especially since the link target is to a page on our site that does not exist).  If you have any suggestions for what I might do to address this, I would be most grateful.  Absent other options, I might simply write my own bit of JavaScript to remove these links after the page has loaded, but I'd prefer not to do that if not necessary.


Thank you very much.

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Hi Phil, no, there currently isn't a way to disable the author links. You can always try to change the appearance using CSS, so you can probably make these links look just the rest of the text, but as I mentioned to Oleg, this is a feature that keeps the publication pages of co-authors linked to one another.

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Thanks for the reply, and I understand the feature, but in this case this particular individual does not have a publication page.  It seems that the link is being established erroneously.

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I see. BibBase, like I, thought that this page itself was that individual's publication page, because (almost?) all publications on the page include him as an author -- that's the logic being used to determine whose page it is. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Athough I think the link is still available by Tabbing to it and hitting Enter, this will disable pointer action to it :

.bibbase_paper_title {

pointer-events: none; }

Thanks for the pointer.