I just have the same problem. I don't want any clickable links in my forum that I did not set myself. This is not about spam but about the content of linked pages for which I do not want to be held responsible for.
I have set ACP -> Post -> Allow links in Post to NO. This should disable the URL-BBCode an stop the forum to convert links automatically to clickable links.
The Editor shows "BBCode URL is turned off", so I think the option should be disabled as I set it.
Posting a new post with links like http://www.phpbb.de are correctly displayed without a clickable link in the first place. Later on the link is converted to a clickable link with the URL-Tag, as I can see looking at the post directly at the database a day later.
deepkar wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:57 am
I went ahead and removed URL tags (from around the links) from certain posts in the database. After a while I see URL tags back there in the same post, around the links.
Is there a mechanism in PHPBB that goes though existing posts and tries to "fix" them?
I think in fact there is a mechanism that reparses unparsed posts from time to time. This is called cron-jobs. The cron-jobs are triggered each time the forum is hit by a user and under defined circumstances those jobs will run or will not run (the text-reparser e.g. normally only runs every 3600 seconds).
So what I don't understand is why apparently the cron-job seems to add the URL-Tags even if I set links in post to "NO". Is this a bug or a feature?
Thanks for any help.
EDIT: I just noticed that URLs inlcluding amazon are parsed to
. Is that a core feature of phpbb?
EDIT 2: I found out that parsing amazon and youtube to embeded links is part of the media embed feature. As I understand you have to either install the media embed extension or ABBC3.
Still I don't understand why using ABBC3 activates that feature and URL-parsing even if I turn of link detection for posts.