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 Post subject: Re: GRB 2.0 Thoughts
PostPosted: July 13 17, 3:11 pm 
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Swirls wrote:
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trade season is here--can we please get an answer on the twitter issue instead of not getting an answer on the twitter issue?


It seems we are the only two users who want the Twitter embed removed, or at the very least have an option to disable it so it appears normally.


Firefox plus NoScript would accomplish what you seek.

Just offering some unsolicited help...


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 Post subject: Re: GRB 2.0 Thoughts
PostPosted: July 13 17, 3:17 pm 
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mikechamp wrote:
Swirls wrote:
go birds wrote:
trade season is here--can we please get an answer on the twitter issue instead of not getting an answer on the twitter issue?


It seems we are the only two users who want the Twitter embed removed, or at the very least have an option to disable it so it appears normally.


Firefox plus NoScript would accomplish what you seek.

Just offering some unsolicited help...


My problem is using it at work where Twitter is blocked. No FireFox - in fact no downloaded programs can be installed at all without IT/Admin rights.

Only the very best with IE 11 for me!


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 Post subject: Re: GRB 2.0 Thoughts
PostPosted: July 13 17, 3:38 pm 
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Ugh. I thought that might be the case. That sucks.


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 Post subject: Re: GRB 2.0 Thoughts
PostPosted: July 13 17, 3:58 pm 
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Swirls wrote:
go birds wrote:
trade season is here--can we please get an answer on the twitter issue instead of not getting an answer on the twitter issue?


It seems we are the only two users who want the Twitter embed removed, or at the very least have an option to disable it so it appears normally.

It would be nice to at least get a "No. Now quit complaining." answer...


Kyle was experimenting with different forum software, but I don't think it went anywhere. I suspect he's not able to put a lot of time into that end of things.

I'm not sure what a solution would be though. If your work blocks twitter and the twitter feature is enabled... do you just want an indication that the post contains a tweet? Most of them can't be stripped down, I suspect, because they contain images, links to other articles, twitter embedded gifs, etc..

I wonder if the other sites are just people literally copying and pasting the text of the tweets, which I think is what we had to do before the embed was an option.

I don't recall, is using your phone an option?


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 Post subject: Re: GRB 2.0 Thoughts
PostPosted: July 13 17, 4:02 pm 
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I suspect that this would be somewhat difficult to do in phpBB. The posts themselves only contain links to tweets, and I believe the conversion of the link to the embedded tweet happens through scripts that run on the client side. To get around twitter.com being blocked, you'd have to do the conversion on the server side, which would require someone to write software. I'm not sure this is available off the shelf, it'd add some load to the server, and some tricks would be needed to get around twitter limits on a single machine requesting too many tweets.


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