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Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#5100 new defect

Replace all instances that matches the OP's domain name as contained in "the link I need help with" in the content of their post and any follow-up posts with "example.com"

Reported by: carike Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Support Forums Keywords: needs-privacy-review

Description (last modified by SergeyBiryukov)

Related to #5093.
That ticket deals with links that already appear on the forums.
This ticket hopes to reduce the instance of future requests for the removal of links, for the same reasons as outlined in that ticket.

The proposed solution:

  • Replace any use of the OP's domain name in the post's body, as it is displayed in "the link I need help with", with example.com
  • This would apply both to the original post and to any follow-up posts on that thread.
  • This would happen at the time that a post in the thread is published / updated.
  • In terms of this ticket, "the link I need help with" (which requires sign-in) would be preserved in the custom field.

Change History (4)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #forums by carike. View the logs.

4 months ago

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
4 months ago

  • Description modified (diff)

#3 @dufresnesteven
4 months ago

What if the URL is only visible to the moderator and whoever posted (when they are logged in)? I don't see the need for it ever to be publicly available. Visiting those links never help you as the third party. They are typically broken by the time you get there anyways.

Something like a [Only visible to you] when they are logged in and a [ private link ] to everyone else.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-privacy by carike. View the logs.

4 months ago

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