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XF 1.1 Disable links?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by lazer, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    Hi all

    Is there a way to disable all links posted by a particular usergroup in a particular node or nodes? Remove the automatic parsing of links or replace them with something else?

    We have a forum where members post anti-virus logs and by nature of the content, these sometimes include links to "dodgy" sites.

    Cheers
     
  2. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Not without a resource.
     
  3. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    Darn it... I can't see anything like that. :(
     
  4. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Alternatively, you could have your members type something like www(.)youtube(.)com instead of www.youtube.com so it doesn't turn into a link.
     
  5. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    Yes, thanks. We considered that but in that forum all members are noobs and they simply wouldn't comply.
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Why do you want to disable them?
    All links other than those posted by staff are nofollow anyway.

    You could try asking your users to use the code or plain tags.
     
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  7. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    Thanks Brogan. Unfortunately, this is an Adsense ToS issue, so I'm not sure the nofollow rule works. Indeed, I'm not even sure that links in /code boxes would comply. We try and get all members to post the logs as attachments but they go back for years and for years they were just pasting them into threads.
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Disable AdSense in that forum using a conditional statement.
     
  9. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    I have also considered that, thanks Brogan. Unfortunately, we use Shawn's DP Ads plugin and as we haven't (can't yet) upgraded to 1.2, we can't use the latest version of the addon.

    A right pickle, you might say...
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Make the forum available to logged in members only.
     

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