How can I stop onebox redirection?


(Gulshan Kumar) #1

Hello,

Consider a situation for an affiliate marketer…

where path http://x.com/go/discourse/ is HTTP 301 to https://discourse.org/ref=1 again HTTP 301 to https://discourse.org/

Problem is when I type first link, in onebox it automatically redirect to the final destination which is causing loss of revenue.

Please help me in disabling onebox and redirection for the specific path http://x.com/go/*

I want when I type http://x.com/go/discourse/ link should be as it is without modification.

Thanks


(Dje4321) #2

You should be able to goto Admin -> Settings -> Onebox -> Onebox Domains Blacklist to get the result you want


(Gulshan Kumar) #3

Thanks for the response.

I am sorry to inform, It’s not working. :frowning:


(Matt Palmer) #5

You haven’t entered a domain in the domain blacklist.


(Gulshan Kumar) #6

Onebox Blacklist option is not working. Ref: video


(Jeff Atwood) #7

Can you repro this @jomaxro?


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #9

I can sort-of repro this.

Entering meta.discourse.org into onebox domains blacklist correctly prevents oneboxes of meta.discourse.org links. However, entering gulshankumar.net and www.gulshankumar.net into the setting does not prevent the oneboxing of https://www.gulshankumar.net/go/sucuri-website-firewall.


(Jeff Atwood) #10

Wait so the OP wants to prevent SELF oneboxing? That’s really weird.


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #11

www.gulshankumar.net isn’t an internal onebox. Discourse appears to be at help.gulshankumar.net - www.gulshankumar.net appears to be a WP site.


(Jeff Atwood) #12

Still this might be an unreasonable edge case if it is the same domain. Why wouldn’t you want to onebox your own stuff?


(Mittineague) #13

I think the intent is to post referer links without them being obvious referer links but still have them be referer links.

For example, preserving the “u=mittineague” query string.
https://meta.discourse.org/t/how-can-i-stop-redirection/81515/12?u=mittineague

I’m not certain about what kind of RewriteRule voodoo is going on or what domains are involved.

To me, the obvious solution would be to display the link as a link and not onebox it. eg.
https://meta.discourse.org/t/how-can-i-stop-redirection/81515/12?u=mittineague


(Gulshan Kumar) #14

Hello,

I appreciate your curiosity, why I wouldn’t like Onebox. The major issue is redirection which happens due to Onebox.

Basically, to keep affiliate URLs short, memorable and easily managed at one place, I use redirection. I use Affiliate Link Lite plugin to convert ugly affiliate link to the branded form.

https://www.gulshankumar.net/go/any-product-name/

What I am expecting, If I type my affiliate URL, Onebox shoudn’t display final destination instead of clocked path (which is /go/).

Exactly. Thanks for understanding.