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Old 01-17-17, 03:09 PM   #1
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Fix Twitter embedding

Can we fix Twitter auto-embedding on this site, please? It makes posting Twitter links impossible.

I looked into this a bit, and bare links like this:

Code:
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/820764134857969666
get auto-converted into HTML code like this:

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<div style="display: none;" id="ame_noshow_post_1484521830_1">
        <a rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/820764134857969666" title="Twitter" target="_blank">Twitter</a>
</div>
<div style="display: inline;" id="ame_doshow_post_1484521830_1">
<div id="tweet_ame_1484521830_1_820764134857969666"></div>
********>(function(jQ){jQ.ajax({url:"https://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/oembed.json?id=820764134857969666",dataType:"jsonp",async:true,success:function(data){jQ("#tweet_ame_1484521830_1_820764134857969666").html(data.html)}});})(jQuery);*********>
</div>
It's obviously not working because of the word filter auto-conversion of text into asterisks: ********. I believe the converted text is "script" and "/script" (with angle brackets).

I doubt this is fixable without unconditionally allowing script tags (or a lot of effort, which I think is obvious you guys don't want to put in for this site). "tweet_ame" seems to indicate that this auto-embedding is being done by a module for Automatic Media Embedder.

Can you just disable the Twitter embedding function, so that we can paste bare Twitter links without the forum completely mangling them?

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Old 01-17-17, 03:27 PM   #2
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Re: Fix Twitter embedding

Yes please! Either make it work like it should, or kill the twitter embedding code that exists in here entirely. What it does now is complete garbage.
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Old 01-17-17, 05:13 PM   #3
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Re: Fix Twitter embedding

They will get around to it.....In 2021
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Old 01-17-17, 08:51 PM   #4
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Re: Fix Twitter embedding

Way too optimistic, Deftones.
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Old 01-19-17, 12:17 PM   #5
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Agreed, embedding of widely popular sites like Twitter should be a no brainer.
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Old 01-20-17, 06:53 PM   #6
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Re: Fix Twitter embedding

Hi Everyone,

So I just talked to tech and unfortunately we are not going to be able to support embedding twitter links.

To enable HTML on VBulletin we had to disable scripts and this is what is causing Twitter embedding to not work.
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Old 01-22-17, 09:52 AM   #7
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So how about being able to just post raw links without the link getting all garbled with a bunch of asterisks?
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Old 01-22-17, 02:41 PM   #8
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^ you mean the bare minimum they could possibly provide? Come on, now.
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Old 01-23-17, 12:36 PM   #9
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So I just talked to tech and unfortunately we are not going to be able to support embedding twitter links.

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Old 01-25-17, 02:24 PM   #10
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Old 01-25-17, 02:39 PM   #11
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2017, baby!

(Seriously, thanks IBobi)
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Old 01-25-17, 03:02 PM   #12
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Test:



Edit: Much better. Thanks!
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Old 01-26-17, 12:46 PM   #13
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Re: Fix Twitter embedding

Test: Instagram photo:




I don't see it. What am I doing wrong?
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Old 01-26-17, 01:03 PM   #14
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I see your post DJariya.

Also, there's a dvdtalk twitter account?
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Old 01-26-17, 01:06 PM   #15
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Oh okay, I guess it was delayed. It didn't show up after I posted it initially.
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Old 01-26-17, 08:04 PM   #16
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Whelp. Credit where it's due. You guys fixed something for us.

The one caveat (for users) to be aware of is that I believe both of these auto-embeds require loading of additional JavaScript, but when posting a quick reply, the page scripts have already finished loading. So when your reply is posted, you yourself won't be able to see the embed properly until you refresh the page.
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Old 01-29-17, 11:22 PM   #17
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Thanks, IBobi!
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Old 01-30-17, 07:20 PM   #18
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Who said the Bannon administration was going to be a bad one?

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