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Unfurl URLs - For & Against

buck07

Bucking the system
Whilst I often appreciate the idea of embedding tweets, instagram, etc, sometimes the unfurl can be annoying.

Some URLs become fairly useless - since I assume that it will depend on the META tags used in the html of the page.

I also have a "complaint" of sorts when trying to add 'ye-olde' anchor hashes to URLs.

Seems there may be more than one parsing going on. I just discovered this when removing an unfurl from a link.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Brother_(Australian_season_9)#️Secrets_Revealed_Live

The #️️️️️ becomes #️️️%EF%B8%8F

WTF ? 🤔 :facepalm:

A work-around is to change the # to a "%23" which later seems to become a # when editing the post but still works. :conf: :wideyed:
 

timmydownawell

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yeah I don't like since the forum upgrade that # and * appear as emojis and not regular characters.
 

buck07

Bucking the system
Additionally, if the original tweet, insta-post (etc) is later deleted, I assume the forum will also no longer show it. Screen grabs may be better for future-proofing.

AND ----- videos inside a facebook post that is unfurled by the forum do not play. :rolleyes:

I appreciate that nothing is perfect, just bringing them to your attention @Tim @marquisite et al
 

Tim

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Heyyyyyy sorry been a bit awol with covid things.

Investigating the hash issue now.

Unfurling might be a bit more complex...
 

Tim

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Testing hash with unfurl removal

 

Tim

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@buck07 I can't replicate that issue with the extra characters in the anchor # without copying your original text. Are you sure you didn't accidentally copy some extra encoding into the post? Can you replicate it with other URLs?

Hash as an emoji should be fixed - it was being caused by an old plugin.
 
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