I am not going to bother you w/ this again but here is the thing. Hear me out...
You seemed to have been able to fix the SIZE issue for multiple SIZEs w/o a problem. I don’t know how many threads you had to run that on, whether it was in the order 40 thousand threads or more, it didn’t seem to be neither a costly issue nor a super time consuming ordeal. You probably had fun doing it while providing the new "vBulletin" users w/ the satisfaction of once again having their threads come back to life again under their new forum. Ok. So far so good...
Now, to fix the URL issue:
1) All you have to do is run the “exact same algorithm
” you are now running on “untagged URLs” when anyone enters a post. The “exact same algorithm
”. You can just "cut & paste
" it onto the same script you used to fix the SIZE issue – which I am sure is still laying around somewhere in you hard-drive. Run it on the same amount of threads you ran it against to fix the font SIZE issue, & it is not going to take a “second” longer than it took to fix that. As a matter of fact, it is going to take much less time, since “we already know what the solution is
”. Now it might take a bit longer to run (& because of the size of the URLs - but a few nanoseconds more for each URL, no one is going to notice except the computer), but while you go & grab yourself a cup of "Java" on US,... the job will be completed before you even put your first bag of beautiful RAW Hawaiian sugar into your cup.
2) Now you could comeback & tell me again about not knowing how long the URLs are, but think about it, all you need to do is run the “exact same algorithm
” you are now running on “untagged URLs” when anyone "Submits" a post. That is certainly not going to cause any side effects you are not already aware of.
My 2 cents.
You have already earned our admiration. So, you don't need to blow us right out of our seats w/ both of your wizardry & ingenuity... So, if you do it, don't do it because you felt guilty, ...but just because you “care”.