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#572116
Hi hi, was just wondering if it's possible to turn off tracking/redirecting URLs (I'm not sure what the technical term is but basically when I try to copypaste a URL from here to my chums on Whatsapp there's an unsightly long URL rather than the shorter one of the original page). Just for link tidyness :smiley:
#572119
Oblomov wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:59 pm
Hi hi, was just wondering if it's possible to turn off tracking/redirecting URLs (I'm not sure what the technical term is but basically when I try to copypaste a URL from here to my chums on Whatsapp there's an unsightly long URL rather than the shorter one of the original page). Just for link tidyness :smiley:
As a rule, if you see a load of stuff following a question mark in a URL it's safe to remove that.

For example, here's a URL which looks like it may have come via Facebook. I stuck it in the 'code' tags to stop it being shortened by the forum software.
Code: Select all
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/19/trump-russia-inquiry-is-told-nigel-farage-may-have-given-julian-assange-data?fbclid=IwAR1fAv8v8ph_teixywonlSRno3sficsbse1PRWzIeNifWwvX2I_B7EeN4RE
That bit after the question mark is the tracker.

So if we paste the URL edited thus:
Code: Select all
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/19/trump-russia-inquiry-is-told-nigel-farage-may-have-given-julian-assange-data
...you'll find that works as per normal.
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#575063
@Timbo - since this update, on more than one occasion on more than one browser and on more than one device/OS, I've been seeing the message "the submitted form was invalid" when trying to login.

HTH.
#575183
I've (hopefully) tracked the cause of the issue, but it will require the board to go down for an hour or so. To that end, I'll try to get it all sorted overnight tonight. If you're up in the wee hours and think the site has disappeared, don't panic!

Thanks all for your patience.
#575190
In my experience, not. One did (to the Mail) but others aren't recognised. Posting this link to see if it works.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ems-greens

>edit<

That works for me.

But this one, taken at random, doesn't in the original location, but does if copy-pasted here..

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48304867
#575191
Certainly the link at viewtopic.php?p=575139#p575139 doesn't work; I can only assume that the links post-update to pre-fix aren't going to work - database issue? (said he, pretending he knows how this stuff works)
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