I’m not entirely sure if this is a bug or not, but it used to function this way and then stopped (like it did for imdb making all links into posters, which was fixed) so I’m guessing it wasn’t intended…
now they just display as just the link, and give an explanation such as this in the preview
It doesn’t matter if it’s a link to a folder, video, specific file, image, etc. none of them function anymore. Is there something I have to turn on or add in the admin panel to get this function back, is it a bug that can be fixed or just a change that was made? All of the old posts that had the OneBox effect still have it, until the post is edited and then it’s changed to the link, so it didn’t retroactively remove them all. I don’t care if videos embed which is what that original topic is about (although that would be cool) just that general onebox format when posting links. Obviously this isn’t that much of an issue since I left it for months, but I was always thinking maybe an update would correct it but never did.
Thanks, I checked through there but nothing seems to be the case. I tested one of the folders that used to work on my site and it doesn’t work here either, giving the same error about missing description and image. I have no clue if they ever worked on this site of course, but if it did then I’m assuming it’s not an option that I en/disabled since it doesn’t appear to work on any Discourse instance at all anymore.
So my best opinion is that it was either a change in the Discourse software itself in an update (perhaps inadvertently, as was the case with imdb) or it was a change from Drive in which case nothing can be done I suppose.