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Hide origin of link?

Post by AYBG » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:06 am

My forum shares links for free film screenings. Unfortunately one site that gets linked to quite often has taken the measure of impeding visitors who have followed links from my site and others. Instead of seeing the ticket booking screen, the visitors are instead shown a fake "this page is under maintenance page". The workaround we have found is copying and pasting the link into a new tab. Simply clicking "open in new tab" doesn't work.

I'm wondering if there's a way phpbb can hide the origin of the visitor to the site being visited. Whether that's using a bbcode version of target=_blank, or a mod, or a simple amendment to the links.

My site is using phpbb 3.0.14
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Re: Hide origin of link?

Post by david63 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:13 am

AYBG wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:06 am
My site is using phpbb 3.0.14
There is no support for phpBB 3.0 anymore other than for upgrading to the latest version.
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Re: Hide origin of link?

Post by thecoalman » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:49 pm

They are blocking it by the referrer which is sent by the browser in the http request. Untested but this should work and it would apply to any version of phpBB.

New BBCode usage:

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[noref]{URL}[/noref]
HTML replacement:

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<a href="{URL}" rel="noreferrer">{URL}</a>

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Re: Hide origin of link?

Post by stevemaury » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:26 pm

Put the link in code tags.
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