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Old 07-23-2015, 01:13 PM   #1
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Underscores in URLs

Hello,

I do not know if this is a known issue but I have noticed that this website really does not like underscores, to the point that when I try to post music news and the URL does have an underscore in it, the URL will actually cut off before the underscore and discard the letters after it.

This is annoying when trying to embed YouTube videos, because many YouTube videos these days have an underscore in the URL, rendering an error when trying to play the embedded video.

Is there a solution to this?
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:19 PM   #2
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give an example of a youtube video with an underscore in the url
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:26 PM   #3
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I have two news items.

One links to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_qI_F2ZJI

The other links to this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdG9j7D_LDs

However, I find that if I try to embed them into the news item, it comes up with an error. It must be the underscore because posting other URLs with underscores, I find, cuts off the URL after the underscore, rendering the link shorter and incorrect because the end has been cut off it.
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:30 PM   #4
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try

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow%5fqI%5fF2ZJI

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdG9j7D%5LDs
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:33 PM   #5
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If you have a space in the link it will be underscored.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdG9j7D_LDs
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:38 PM   #6
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This just shows a black box when trying to embed the video. No play button, just a black box.
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:41 PM   #7
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Putting a space in place of the underscore still comes up with an error.
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:41 PM   #8
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not sure there's much you can do then

a few years ago some really cool guy was breaking the site every week, so jeremy (the owner) blocked most special characters from inputs

it's unlikely that he'll unblock them now, so i'm not sure what else you can do besides rehosting the video to get a different url
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:45 PM   #9
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Alright, thanks guys.

I can post the video as a link, just not as an embedded video.

Will just have to do that.
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:48 PM   #10
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before anyone starts leveling accusations, i just wanna be clear:

yes, it is true that i am a really cool guy

i am not, however, the really cool guy
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