PLEASE READ THIS: TEMPORARY LINK ISSUES - MAY 2016

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Re: PLEASE READ THIS: TEMPORARY LINK ISSUES - April 2016

Postby anominus » Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:34 pm

For what it's worth, it is still happening when I try to go to page 2 of search results.
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Re: PLEASE READ THIS: TEMPORARY LINK ISSUES - April 2016

Postby Tom Allen » Sun May 01, 2016 7:32 am

It affects all of the View and Search links.

The issue is that the board software has had an update to prevent this, but the site hosting does not yet support the newer update. They are "looking into it," but I don't think that our little group has a high priority rating.
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Re: PLEASE READ THIS: TEMPORARY LINK ISSUES - April 2016

Postby lockednut » Tue May 10, 2016 12:24 pm

It also happens if you search for the site on google. If you type the url in you get here ok though
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Re: PLEASE READ THIS: TEMPORARY LINK ISSUES - April 2016

Postby NewbieMC » Sat May 14, 2016 10:38 am

Just give me SSH access to the server and I'll get it cleaned up...

Is there a nightly backup of the boards/DB?

I'm more than happy to help you get this straightened out and help ensure (a) it doesn't happen again and (b) if it does happen again, it's easy to resolve.
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Re: PLEASE READ THIS: TEMPORARY LINK ISSUES - MAY 2016

Postby The Dude » Sat May 21, 2016 4:57 am

They probably have altered a javascript file or the .htaccess file in the root of the site.
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Re: PLEASE READ THIS: TEMPORARY LINK ISSUES - April 2016

Postby Joroincharge » Fri May 27, 2016 8:56 am

Tom Allen wrote:It affects all of the View and Search links.

The issue is that the board software has had an update to prevent this, but the site hosting does not yet support the newer update. They are "looking into it," but I don't think that our little group has a high priority rating.

Yes. It is a real nuisance. Hope you can sort it soon.
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Re: PLEASE READ THIS: TEMPORARY LINK ISSUES - April 2016

Postby beheld » Fri May 27, 2016 11:43 am

Joroincharge wrote:
Tom Allen wrote:It affects all of the View and Search links.

The issue is that the board software has had an update to prevent this, but the site hosting does not yet support the newer update. They are "looking into it," but I don't think that our little group has a high priority rating.

Yes. It is a real nuisance. Hope you can sort it soon.


If I were you I'd install one of the plugins mentioned in the threads. I don't think the issues will be fixed anytime soon. I've seen several people offer to help, but I don't think the admins have taken anybody up on their offer. At this point it's been over a month.
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Re: PLEASE READ THIS: TEMPORARY LINK ISSUES - MAY 2016

Postby Minas_Bitch » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:07 pm

I don't know that I can do that on an iPad and that is my main browsing device. Seems like it would be good to fix since I imagine that it scares away more than a few potential new users. Forums seem pretty quiet overall.
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Re: PLEASE READ THIS: TEMPORARY LINK ISSUES - MAY 2016

Postby Tom Allen » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:19 pm

Just an update; Right now I'm just waiting to hear back from Thumper on opening up access to the GoDaddy account so we can turn it over to one of you with more gearhead experience than we have. It's been frustrating for all of us, but I think that this might be the best approach.
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Re: PLEASE READ THIS: TEMPORARY LINK ISSUES - MAY 2016

Postby TwistedMister » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:43 pm

Tom Allen wrote:
Also, the links will redirect to spam sites, but as far as I can tell, will not cause any further damage. But please don't go experimenting, just in case I've missed something.



Update: I've been working on trying to get a handle on this crap, and it looks like a clickbait outfit in Hungary is responsible...at least from what I can grasp from running a debug on the scripts.

Workaround for FireFox users:

Type in about:config in the address bar.

Look for the string "network.http.referer.spoofSource"

Right-click on the line and select "Toggle", which will change the value to "true".

That's it, problem gone.

(Warning: I don't know if this will break something else for a different site.)
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