Unable to link a MusicBrainz hosted discussion

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#1

Continuing the discussion from When to use Aliases for artist name:

I have not yet seen any problem linking anything.
What kind of discussion did you want to link?
Old forum topic? Edit notes?


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#2

I’m not sure, ther was 3 types of links in OP:
Edit notes,
Forum thread (new forum)
Documentation

I prefered to edit them out and make the OP consistent without them so to save time i didn’t try removing them one by one…


#3

it’s got to be the documentation… my posts in another thread linking to it got flaged as spam…


#4

More precisely this post (and another one in that thread) Legal Name instead of Artist Name appearing in google search results

linking to https://musicbrainz.org/doc/Style/Artist#Performance_names_and_legal_names

I get the feeling, that since i tried to link to it again, the system thought i’m abusing it…

EDIT: now i earned a “first link” badge :confused:


#5

That’s pretty strange, I had seen your posts with the links in this thread just fine for a while.

@Freso: Is there some auto-flagging for external links? If so, can we tweak it? Or was this some misuse of the flag feature?


#6

Yes, @Freso should definitely add some domains to white_listed_spam_host_domains (ideally all the *Brainz domains including subdomains, though I’m not sure if it accepts something like *.metabrainz.org).

On a related note, if you are stopped by anti-spam measures, it’s not a good idea to try it again and again and to write further off-topic remarks … that is exactly what spammers would do and causes even more anti-spam measures to kick in. Wel’ll look into it, yes, but it may take a while until someone notices that dozens of flags have appeared in the moderator inbox.

I think I unhid the hidden posts, deleted the off-topic noise and cleared the flags for now. When *Brainz will be whitelisted, this shouldn’t happen again.


#7

Congratulations to @basspistol for being the first to trigger Discourse’s automated spam flagging! :wink:

I have added musicbrainz.org and metabrainz.org to the white_listed_spam_host_domains setting, so linking to these should no longer cause any spam detection algorithms to trigger. I’ll add the rest of our domains later.

(Edit: The rest of our domains should have been added now too, btw.)


#8

haha :slight_smile: glad my stubbornness was of any help :slight_smile:


#9

I just now got „New users can include only 2 links“ or something to that effect in my first post. It included two links to https://musicbrainz.org and one to https://wiki.musicbrainz.org
After editing out one link, Discourse still popped up the same warning (one of us has problems counting). De-linking another URL finally worked.

(Let’s see if this post goes through.)


#10

:pensive:


#11

Huh. musicbrainz.org links should not count against that.

Edit: Added github.com to that list as well. Try again?


#12

Does it go by hostname? I.e. are we sure http_s_ (which I used) is included?

This problem is a bit hard to reproduce for us, because one will lose the „new user“ status after a short while… I think someone with admin privileges, who can batch create a lot of users (or put the same user back to „new“ a couple of times) is needed for serious testing.


#13

It’s supposed to cover everything on that domain: