Hacked – Strange links / anonymizer

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  • #1190598

    Very good point, and one I hadn’t thought of. Possibly a solution. Appreciated. (Except if the checkbox is supposed to work, it’s probably not unreasonable for me to expect it to work, right?)

    #1190599

    macmanx
    Staff

    No, not unreasonable for you to expect it to work. :)

    #1190600

    So I’m in a different location now, and the referrer has slowed down all the links. This is directly related to the problem that emerged March 20. Something happened March 20, because before that, the links shot through at regular speed on the computer I’m using now.

    So, one last attempt to find out how/when this might be fixed. Is it a problem for all private blogs across WP.com? Do we know? This is a presentation that’s supposed to lead to the corporate purchase of a significant upgrade – so it really does matter. Thanks.

    #1190601

    macmanx
    Staff

    I’m honestly not noticing a slow down myself, and have actually several private blogs with the referrers hidden.

    Could you please describe the slow down, is it minutes or seconds, do you just notice the link going to one point and then being sent to another?

    #1190602

    jaw501
    Member

    On my home computer last night, it took almost three minutes for one of the referrer links to complete. I wonder if it’s something about our own corporate network, since almost every link connects back to another of our corporate sites. Could that be it? Maybe something in our own system changed on March 20 and I’m getting a slowdown because of the destination links?

    #1190603

    macmanx
    Staff

    That could very well be it. Exactly what URL is it loading when it’s stalling for 3 minutes?

    If it looks like http://href.li/?http://example.com/ while it’s stuck for 3 minutes, the problem is our referrer hider. If it looks like http://example.com/ while it’s stuck for 3 minutes, the problem is the destination site (the corporate site in this case).

    #1190604

    Great info, thanks again for all this back and forth.

    It’s definitely the http://href links. Here are the first few characters of the link that just got stuck again tonight on my home computer:

    http://href.li/?http://www.therec. . . .

    The links that stall always begin with the referrer.

    Some links don’t got through a referrer, though, and those are fine, obviously.

    I really don’t understand this. Again, appreciated.

    #1190605

    macmanx
    Staff

    Right, but the way it works is that the link goes to http://href.li/?http://example.com/ which should load in less than a second, then you’ll see http://example.com/ loading.

    I know that most of them start out going to http://href.li/?http://example.com/ but is it getting stuck loading http://href.li/?http://example.com/ or http://example.com/ ?

    #1190606

    OK, tried it on numerous links and it gets stuck at http://href.li/?http://example.com, not http://example.com.

    #1190608

    macmanx
    Staff

    Thanks for clarifying! We’re still looking into this!

    #1190610

    macmanx
    Staff

    Ok, this is all fixed up now, sorry about that!

    You’ll now be able to check “I would like my links to be public, without being passed through a referrer hider” at Settings -> Reading in your blog’s Dashboard.

    #1190611

    Oh you guys are awesome. Yes it works. I’m very grateful. Thank you for all the back and forth. It sure was worth it!!

    #1190612

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

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