Broken link in front page headline forum post

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  1. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    The current leading story is "Steve Jobs at Apple Town Hall Meeting on Google, Adobe, Next iPhone, 2010 Macs and More". Click to 'read more' and get taken to

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=857406

    and now if you want to see what the Wired article says, clicking on the Wired linky takes you to

    www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/01/googles-dont-be-evil-mantra-is-********-adobe-is-lazy-apples-steve-jobs/

    which is clearly broken. You have to go back to the MR front page to get the original unbroken link. Obviously a vBulletin auto-censorship problem, but is it really necessary to censor the inside of HTML web anchors?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Quite, I completely agree.
     
  3. RedTomato thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You agree HTML code should be censored? That's not what you said last summer in the park after drinking 8 pints :D
     
  4. robert05au macrumors regular

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    I can also see the strange page instead of the normal front page which was there a few hours ago for me.

    I wonder if someone has had a little hacking fun of some kind.
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    In short, yes.

    In long, the auto censor is used to block profanity as well as spam/dangerous urls. So yes.

    Occansionally this poses a problem like the example above but it is possible to manage the urls so that go to the correct location.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    FYI, I just changed the link in the post related to the front page story to point a bit.ly link-shortened version of the Wired URL that avoids the forum profanity filter.

    We don't have an easy way to make the forum profanity filter ignore URLs.
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Thank god MacRumors censors. We have to think of the children. :rolleyes:
     
  8. MacNut macrumors Core

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    This is America after all, naughty words are evil.
     
  9. RedTomato thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Dr Q's gonna be on you now. "Don't circumvent the MR profanity filters!" :D
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Post of the Day!!
     

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