Amazon links are bugged

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Norwegian
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Amazon links are bugged

Post by Norwegian » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:47 pm

There is this problem, where Amazon links turn invisible:

http://www.amazon.com/Miphams-Beacon-Ce ... 0861711572

The above link will now not show in this post (and is replaced by a lot of space - it is still in the post but you have to quote my post to see it). However, if I add a space after /dp/ and before the item code like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Miphams-Beacon-Ce ... ection/dp/ 0861711572

Then it will show. Perhaps this bug could be fixed.

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Re: Amazon links are bugged

Post by emaho » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:17 pm

It's not a bug, you just need to use the URL-Tag, like this

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[url]http://www.amazon.com/Miphams-Beacon-Certainty-Illuminating-Perfection/dp/0861711572[/url]
then it works:

http://www.amazon.com/Miphams-Beacon-Ce ... 0861711572
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Re: Amazon links are bugged

Post by Norwegian » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:29 pm

emaho wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:17 pm
It's not a bug, you just need to use the URL-Tag, like this

Code: Select all

[url]http://www.amazon.com/Miphams-Beacon-Certainty-Illuminating-Perfection/dp/0861711572[/url]
then it works:

http://www.amazon.com/Miphams-Beacon-Ce ... 0861711572
It has not been the case that you needed to use URL tags on URLs before. So that's a new change, one that I am sure many are unaware of, which results with this now.

www.google.com/
http://www.amazon.com/

Both links above added without the usage of URL tags. Having to add tags is just extra work for something that the forum already does automatically and did do automatically but isn't working as intended right now.

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Re: Amazon links are bugged

Post by emaho » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:36 pm

Norwegian wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:29 pm
Having to add tags is just extra work for something that the forum already does automatically and did do automatically but isn't working as intended right now.
Sorry, I didn't know that this is too much work for you. I thought you were looking for a solution. For me, displaying untagged links is and has always been a very unpredictable feature (especially within phpbb forums) that I've always found to be extremely unreliable.
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Re: Amazon links are bugged

Post by emaho » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:56 pm

PS:

OK, it seems that under certain circumstances the url tag itself seems to be not working anymore either, like in this link here that Dan has posted in another thread:

zen1.space

like this the link works:

zen1.space

I don't know if there's a connection, maybe it's the ".space" domain ending that's causing the trouble, maybe there's a general issue.
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Re: Amazon links are bugged

Post by monktastic » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:02 pm

emaho wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:56 pm
PS:

OK, it seems that under certain circumstances the url tag itself seems to be not working anymore either, like in this link here that Dan has posted in another thread:

zen1.space

like this the link works:

zen1.space

I don't know if there's a connection, maybe it's the ".space" domain ending that's causing the trouble, maybe there's a general issue.
The issue is the lack of "http://" in the url. It's treated as a relative URL (i.e., relative to dharmawheel.net) without that.

http://zen1.space
This undistracted state of ordinary mind
Is the meditation.
One will understand it in due course.

--Gampopa

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Re: Amazon links are bugged

Post by emaho » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:17 pm

OK, now I'm completely confused, I always thought www.abc.de links would work with the url tag. I think I've spent too much time on the computer today :?
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Re: Amazon links are bugged

Post by Kim O'Hara » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:46 am

emaho wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:17 pm
OK, now I'm completely confused, I always thought www.abc.de links would work with the url tag. I think I've spent too much time on the computer today :?
:smile:
Take a break ... and realise that you were as right as anyone needs to be when you said earlier that ...
For me, displaying untagged links is and has always been a very unpredictable feature (especially within phpbb forums) that I've always found to be extremely unreliable.
Norwegian, it has always been the case that you should use URL tags on URLs. That's not a new change, although it may be one that many are unaware of ... because leaving them out often works.

:namaste:
Kim

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Re: Amazon links are bugged

Post by emaho » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:51 am

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:46 am
:smile:
Take a break ...
I did, and it was good. I was definitely tired and confused :lol:
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