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Add-on Short-URL Block (XenPorta)

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by rawkorea, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. rawkorea

    rawkorea Member

  2. Coop1979

    Coop1979 Well-Known Member

    Just bumping this request. I can offer a bounty for this add-on if anyone can take it on. I basically want to block any shortened url from being posted.
     
  3. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Are you two both asking for different things?

    The first person seems to want a widget that will shorten the URL of any page on the forum, whereas you, Coop1979, seem to be wanting to block shortened URLs from being posted.

    Can I ask why you would want to block shortened URLs from being posted?
     
  4. Coop1979

    Coop1979 Well-Known Member

    Haha, you're right. I'm sorry, I mis-read the OP's request. I want to block shortened URLs because 1) they mask the actual source, 2) unscrupulous people can post links to sites we don't allow being linked to, and 3) it circumvents our monetization efforts.
     
  5. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Ok my first instinct on this is a quick fix.

    You could very well just block the popular URL shortener services using the censoring feature. So as well as using it to censor swear words, you could also censor known URL shorteners.

    So http://bit.ly/IImEqq would become http://******/IImEqq
     
  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

  7. Coop1979

    Coop1979 Well-Known Member

    I had thought of that, too, as an interim solution. Thanks for reminding me.
     
  8. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    How would you want it to work if someone made an add on?
     
  9. Coop1979

    Coop1979 Well-Known Member

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