Hi! @PitaJ thank you for the quick reply.
I understand that an absolute URL have the protocol, but most of the normal users, at least in our forums, don't know what that is, some use it just because the copied from the browser, but sometimes a user doesn't add it, and having that links as relative URL returns a 404, causing a bad experience.
Some CMS have a sanity check like Django and WordPress if you add a link inside a WordPress, they check if it's another domain and adds the protocol, so the user doesn't have to add it.
I think it's a good measure to prevent bad user experience.
Use nodebb's user list for external auth?
The title might not be very explanatory, so here goes. The idea is, I'd like my nodebb community's users to sign into another platform(like a separate Rails or Flask app), using their existing nodebb credentials. This would have been a cakewalk if I had social auth on my nodebb community - then, say if they used Twitter to sign into nodebb, they could use the same to sign into my other site. But that's not possible, unfortunately.
So, is there any way to export nodebb's auth, like an OAuth provider, which can then be consumed by another app?
Okay, I think the API might just be a good place to start. Views?