Hi all. I just did some some searching here on this and it seems like it’s been several months since this topic has come up so I wanted to see what the latest scoop is.
I just noticed that old posts on our site which have Amazon links are showing the onebox version of the link like so:
But for new posts (not sure the exact date this started happening) the forum just shows a regular link, not a onebox. Same thing seems to happen here on meta.discourse when I just tested an Amazon link.
Furthermore, a couple of people here on meta.discourse have said that they got temporarily banned from Amazon affiliate program due to the use of onebox links.
Did Discourse purposely stop supporting Amazon links or did they stop working because there’s not the correct open graph info to pull from or something?
Is the reason why our old posts still show the onebox links that they haven’t been rebaked?
I don’t suppose anyone knows whether it’s really true that onebox links can get you banned from the affiliate program? If so, would be make sense to re-bake old posts to get rid of our the onebox links?
Thanks so much if you have any opinions/insight.