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Post by chechiarts on June 28th 2010, 5:27 pm

Hi links that i post on treads in my forum are not working they dont show as links not only that they seen to take people somewhere else HELP PLEASE

in the tread below you can see the links are not working

http://animezeo.forummotion.com/dpg-movies-f9/the-disappearance-of-haruhi-suzumiyai-cam-t247.htm

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by mga1627 on June 28th 2010, 5:54 pm

My forum too.







Please Help T_T

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by RKO Adam on June 28th 2010, 6:18 pm

All Links Don't Work On my Forum Too! Can Someone Fix This Problem Please!

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by Guest on June 28th 2010, 6:37 pm

Do all of you have the BBcode enabled? if yes so ... xD

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by Sanket on June 28th 2010, 6:56 pm

Links to download sites don't work. Forumotion is working on avoiding illegal content through these links.

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by chechiarts on June 28th 2010, 7:01 pm

well aint that great so we cant use mediafire anymore or megaupload Sad

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by Guest on June 28th 2010, 7:02 pm

Members can copy and paste Wink

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by chechiarts on June 28th 2010, 7:35 pm

well looks like i cant use forummotion anymore as i rely on mediafire this is just great

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by Sanket on June 28th 2010, 7:38 pm

Well, that depends on your requirement. Suit yourself.

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by chechiarts on June 28th 2010, 7:40 pm

well what can i do for my mediafire link to show ?

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by Guest on June 28th 2010, 7:43 pm

did you tried with HTML?

<a href="link">Name</a>

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by Ras on June 28th 2010, 8:13 pm

I think it is not very decent the way Forumotion handles this; all links to downloadsites don't work anymore. For some boards this means years of work down the drain. Every link ever posted looks like a mess now. As if all files hosted by 'download sites', as Senkat calls them, contain illegal content ... You could have your vacation pics uploaded in a folder to Rapidshare and now Forummotion 'destroys' the link you posted at a forum because some people share illegal content through some filehosts? It's ridicilous, now my users & moderators have to repair hundreds of posts, that look like crap since this uncalled for move.

Senkat's reaction to chechiarts remark shows how little Forumotion (or at least Senkat who represents them) think(s) of their 'customers'. Thanks, that's very nice. We'll remember that!

BTW @ chechiarts: just put your downloadlinks in any new posts in between the
Code:
 code brackets
and it will still be fairly easy accesible ...

Thanks Forumnation. Good service, well done!

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by Sanket on June 28th 2010, 8:22 pm

Let me clear my stand.
Its not my stand, thats forumotion's policy on discontinuing the links & trying to avoid it.

My comments were not in a rude way, rather a way so that the user can do whatever he feels is right for the future of his forum. I know so many years of work can go down the drain due to this, but its not my owned forum where i can take decisions.

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by FighterBlah on June 28th 2010, 8:57 pm

I'm sorry but this is just PATHETIC.

Now all the links are showing strange code. thousands of links that don't work and threads completely ruined.

Completely unprofessional. And without notice too. Rolling Eyes

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by Ras on June 28th 2010, 9:05 pm

Right Sanket, I'm reading between your lines, and I understand that you think this is rather undecent too.

It's an unprecedented breach of trust by Forumotion, I've never seen this done before by any forumhosts, free of charge or not.

It sure feels like a break of the service agreements Forumotion and I made at the foundation of the forum, and indeed, totally unannounced too.

And all this because , for instance at my forum, the rapidshare links might lead to illegal content (eventhough Rapidshare like many file hosts, has got his own anti illegal content regulations and should - at least in theory - link very little of such files) again I'll have to say: it's indecent and totally uncalled for.

I hope the Forumotion owners will see the errors of their ways, reverse this decision and try and find a less rigorous measure to prevent the spreading of illegal content (if they still think that responsibility is theirs).

For now, I'm extremely dissapointed in Forumotion and it's service.

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by Morganite on June 28th 2010, 9:52 pm

This has annoyed me too, our group has been open for just over 1 year..
We are a paint shop pro, tag , chat and tube group..
We make signature tags and have requeste genuine permission from various artists across the world to use their art legally, and we also have Paid permission which cost alot of money..

We PAY for our domain name each year and have just updated it a few months ago for another year..

We rely heavily on being able to upload our tube zips to 4shared and post in our group so our members can just click them and go download the art for their use.. We have gone so far as to make sure the artists know this and are happy with it..We are extremely copyright compliant with regards to graphics, music or any other data we have permission to use and nothing breaches any terms of use..

To take away the html hyperlink coding is one thing but then not provided us with a suitable alternative when we PAY for a domain to do this is not really fair..

You say to do whatever, we came to forumotion because it had all the utlities we needed to open a fun group of friends with the same hobby, before these so called security changes everything was fine and worked very well, months of hard work are now down the drain because each artists link (and we have almost 500 artists) has to now be changed and to highlight it and use [code] which gives an ugly large box and members still have to copy and paste this code into their browser.. our artists area is locked down and passworded to protect the artists images..

So is this going to be the normally thing now, because i can assure you i wont be to impressed if i now go through all our artists changing things and then something else changes!!!!!
I agree with Ras, this is extremely disappointing..

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by [GM]DoubleAgent on June 28th 2010, 9:54 pm

Well, Uploaded.to works ^^ Try it Very Happy

And btw, I've already added lots and lots of links...

I can't modify it to uploaded.to again Sad

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by Morganite on June 28th 2010, 10:14 pm

And by the way, as we are a fully copyright compliant group we give credit to the artists, authors, song writers etc, when using avatars that belong to warner bros, disney etc you do realise that is illegal to do because warner and disney would sue your butts off big time.
Avatars such as the garfield, and games anime cant be used..
I know because i have written to disney head office and got a nice letter informing me such use is illegal..

So while you are trying to be security concious and stopping those who know the law and use it properly, maybe you should look at the graphics you use as avatars and find out if the original artist gave you permission to use their images in such away.

Then you can come back to me and say ''yeah ok your right'' and reinstall the links to allowing 4shared again!!
Sorry if you think thats rude but we take pride in our group and make sure that everything uploaded or used is legal and we can give credit..

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by Ras on June 28th 2010, 10:55 pm

So now, apparently Forumotion has become an unreliable forum host. If this remains this way I'll predict 90% of the users will change host and virtually none will set up a new forum with F.

This decision has spoiled the look of our forum, the posts and the fun of our 1100+ users who haven't even done anything wrong.

In Holland we call this 'shooting a canon to kill musquitoes'. An awful lot of collateral damage.

If this stays like this I think Forumotion will soon be done with :/

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by ISnipedYourHead on June 28th 2010, 11:58 pm

I think it's because your doing the [url][/url] thing wrong.

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by chechiarts on June 29th 2010, 12:21 am

@ISnipedYourHead wrote:I think it's because your doing the [url][/url] thing wrong.

it haves nothing to do with that

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by HunterF on June 29th 2010, 8:22 am

I think all of us here know what's really going on.

We know how to use the proper code/s, because many of us have been for well over a year or more now.

Forum Motion is basically saying - "We don't care. Let all of the sites who have downloading close shop and go to other forum hosts."

That's sad too, because most of us are in compliance and not providing illegal files as our downloads. Most of us are creative people who enjoy sharing our work.

To completely disable the ability for us to use Media Fire, 4Shared - and other file hosting services here - and without notice - is unconscionable.

I know I came to Forum Motion because it was a user friendly place to be. It provided wonderful templates and services for all to use. It allowed many to create communities where people wanted to be. Not so much anymore.

I hope that they will take another look at this choice they've made, and allow us the use of Media Fire, 4Shared, Box and other services so that we're not forced to leave and take the hundreds and thousands of community members with us.

We like it here - but Forum Motion - You're creating an environment that we no longer like and make it impossible to run our forums.

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by dnasman on June 29th 2010, 8:53 am

this is very very very annoying!
my forum is a place for game developer to show off their own games, they usually host their own created games in mediafire and such sites, but now forumotion block those site

great job, forumotion. really great job!

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by RAtSoaDM on June 29th 2010, 9:26 am

@Sanket wrote:Links to download sites don't work. Forumotion is working on avoiding illegal content through these links.

But how is that going to stop them? O_O I can tell you right now it's not going to work..hate to break the news but there is many ways for people to post those Links... Why are they so concerned about these 3rd Party hosts...not like it's hosted directly on Forumotion's server or anything.

I share live music on my forum, there is nothing illegal about that...

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by cleair on June 29th 2010, 9:50 am

BBcode is working

Edit: Spam links removed.

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by Ras on June 29th 2010, 12:52 pm

@cleair wrote:BBcode is working

That's no solution. It's all about the major file hosts Megaupload Mediafire rapidshare badongop and so on.

The way Forumotion decides to basically block all their forumowners and forumusers from using these hosts because they think there might be illegal content hosted there is very much like how China or North Korea deal with their citizens. Every normal person could see how wrong that is.

We and our big forum will change host if this doesn't get reversed within a few day and tell all our connected/friend boards to do the same because Forummotion has proven to be an extremely unreliable partner in forum hosting and hosting your forum with them means you might loose content because they change rules halfway if they want to without any warning, users consent a.s.o.
Forumotion: never again!!

What a bunch of Kim Jong Il's !!!!

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by Ras on June 29th 2010, 1:34 pm

I just visited my forum and it seems the measures were reversed a liitle bit.
The links still won't work directly (first it takes you to a second tab before you can get to the file host) but at least this is a small improvement to the devestation I encountered yesterday.

Can it be that Forumotion actually listens to these complaints?

Congrats if they do! Better turn halfway and keep customers than to persisit in this folly ...

I hope some moderator will tell us soon where we stand right now.

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by Ras on June 29th 2010, 1:40 pm

BTW: I had also just reset my board to a backup a few days back in time.

Somehow I hope that has nothing to do with my links - sort of - working right now.

I hope it's because Forumotion has listened to us, not because I found a little loop hole

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by godof on June 29th 2010, 1:55 pm

1st it's a new option added to the forumotion the rediretion
so do not worry every think is gonna be alright

2nd there is some thing bad and it is the ads on the rediction links
this in not good
pleas administration delete ads on the redirected links

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Re: HELP links not working in my forum

Post by Leviosa on June 29th 2010, 2:24 pm

Hello,

The aim has never been to completely stop the links to work, that was actually a bug that's been fixed this morning. And this is and has always been the official Forumotion position. Indeed it would be madness to censor all links, that's not our policy.
It's now working as planned : when you click on a download link, you're simply redirected to a second page where you can access your download link.

Sorry for the inconvenience.


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