Is allowing user to share links on a forum safe?

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skia
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Is allowing user to share links on a forum safe?

Post by skia » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:54 am

How can I make sure links posted on my forum by users are safe?
Shall I allow only certain users to send links?
Or maybe links limited to certain websites like Twitter or YT?
Does phpBB have some build in mechanisms to sort the links on trusted and not-trusted?

I just do not want my users being harmed by my forum links.

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Re: Is allowing user to share links on a forum safe?

Post by AmigoJack » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:03 pm

Refering per question:
  1. You can't: actual links are always safe; linked resources (thru embeddings, such as pictures) aren't.
  2. Not only "send", also "use".
  3. That is irrelevant, since a phpBB installation can't do that out of the box.
  4. No.
  5. Then disable the BBCodes url, img, email and flash everywhere: posts, signature, PMs.
But what exactly do you consider an "unsafe link"?
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Re: Is allowing user to share links on a forum safe?

Post by Holger » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:32 pm

If you are monitoring your account activations closely and do not let spammers in then you should have no problem!

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Re: Is allowing user to share links on a forum safe?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu May 02, 2019 8:44 pm

and pretty much the whole point of the internet is links.
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