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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#29501 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

website previews appear when hovering over links in spam comments

Reported by: dbcarlton's profile dbcarlton Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.9.2
Component: Comments Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

When I hover over a link in a comment, a website preview shows up. This is a fine feature, but I really don't think it's appropriate for spam comments: I never want to accidentally see a preview of a link associated to a spam comment, but as is that happens to me frequently if my mouse happens to be in the wrong place.

(I'm also not convinced that this behavior doesn't have security implications - I do think that there are security reasons not to navigate to malicious websites.)

Change History (6)

#1 follow-up: @nacin
10 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Thanks for the report. This is done by the Akismet plugin (or maybe Jetpack).

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @dbcarlton
10 years ago

Replying to nacin:

Thanks for the report. This is done by the Akismet plugin (or maybe Jetpack).

Huh, I had always assumed that Akismet only did the filtering, I had no idea that it was providing the previews. But you're totally right, I disabled Akismet and the previews went away, and re-enabled and they came back. Sorry about the false report, thanks for letting me know.

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
10 years ago

  • Summary changed from website previous appear when hovering over links in spam comments to website previews appear when hovering over links in spam comments

#4 in reply to: ↑ description @johnbillion
10 years ago

Replying to dbcarlton:

(I'm also not convinced that this behavior doesn't have security implications - I do think that there are security reasons not to navigate to malicious websites.)

Just in case you weren't aware, this is done on the server side over at Akismet in order to generate the thumbnail images. Neither your browser nor your own server is navigating to the site.

#5 @dbcarlton
10 years ago

Ah, good to know, thanks!

#6 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

#49289 was marked as a duplicate.

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