I was able to insert links to other topics and Discourse would automatically load the title for the topic but recently it fails to do this. For example, when I paste a link to another topic I created earlier on Meta: Video Upload to YouTube and Vimeo using Theme Component
Here the link resolves to the topic title. But on my forum it fails to do this and just remains as the topic link.
Anyone can help resolve this? This only started happening 2 days ago, no update or change in settings. Just stopped working mid-post. While I was writing the post, the first link resolved and then later it just stopped.
Are you being rate limited?
I don’t think so because it is a very low activity site and there are no more than 3-4 users active at a time.
Is the topic you’re linking to in a private category? They stay as the raw link and don’t inline onebox.
Ah yes, this would explain it. I did recently change some category security options.
But this seems like a flaw. I am posting from one category that has the same privileges as the other so don’t see why it shouldn’t resolve. But I can understand now what is going on, so thank you!
If anyone from the team could respond whether this may be resolved or considered a feature request?
While you may have access to the restricted category that the link points to @ti0 , other users will not.
If Discourse were to onebox/preview content from restricted categories it’d be leaking data quite badly
Yes I agree with that, although what I was suggesting was that when both categories (source of link and destination where new topic is created) have the same access level, it should onebox. But I get that could be very complicated.
I have just tested this out on my test site using the link in the OP and it oneboxes up just fine.
Is this still an issue for you @ti0?