how to disable youtube embedding in comments

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  • #357472

    arnuss
    Member

    hello,
    up to now,when someone put a youtube link in a comment, it stayed only a link. but as of yesterday, all those links in the comments turned into an actual embedding of the youtube movie (so i can see the movie inside the comment).

    i want to disable it, and return to the original way, when youtube links in comments remained just links without the movie embedding.

    how can i do this?

    thank you!

    (my blog is: http://viksfriends.wordpress.com )

    The blog I need help with is viksfriends.wordpress.com.

    #357635

    carocat
    Member
    #357643

    arnuss
    Member

    carocat, it’s new, it wasn’t possible until now.
    but it’s not a good thing, it slows down everything on the blog, and i want to disable it and return to the normal link mode.

    #357644

    carocat
    Member

    I’ve looked through the discussion settings, but couldn’t find anything related to it.

    I’m thinking it’s a new feature they just haven’t announced yet, but maybe you should contact staff and see what they say. http://support.wordpress.com/contact/

    As the blog owner/admin, you can delete/edit other people’s comments. If you break the link in the comment it won’t slow down.

    #357654

    arnuss
    Member

    thanks, i will try that.
    the problem is this blog is more like a forum, and i don’t want to edit people’s comments. we are actually a community, the blog platform is just what we’re used to so we do not switch to a forum platform.

    #357655

    ellaella
    Member

    You can go to Settings>discussion>comment moderation and change to 1 the number of links in a comment that send a comment to moderation. That way you can delete or break the link before letting the comment appear.

    #357660

    arnuss
    Member

    thanks ellaella, but it’s not possible in this blog, there are many messages every day, it’s more like a forum than a blog. me and the other moderators aren’t able to authorize every comment and break the link in it…

    i tried to contact the support team, lets see what they say.

    #357998

    dctowa
    Member

    I am experiencing the same problem here, and it is frustrating that I could not find any way to disable the (unwanted) feature.

    Holding comments for moderation and breaking the links is not a proper solution. People would like to have links to YouTube they could see and click on, but most of them won’t like the post to be flooded with the embedded videos…

    arnuss, have you received any news yet?

    #357999

    Yeah, I have to agree. Providing this feature and then NOT providing a way of turning it off is not a good idea.

    #358000

    To disable a video in a comment: Comments > Edit > highlight video URL > click “code” button > Update.

    #358001

    aw1923
    Member

    Yeah, this feature was not a good idea without letting the blog owner control whether or not they want it. For those of use that have received a lot of comments with youtube links, manually going through is something of an unnecessary inconvenience and time waster. I hope they are coming up with a way to fix this.

    #358002

    Agree. Instead of this stupid feature, what I would like to have in comments is links opening in a new window.

    #358003

    aw1923
    Member

    I would love that, and they should do that for links on a blogroll. But, I would happy enough with comment links opening in new windows.

    #358004

    Your blogroll links do open in a new window if you wish: scroll down to “Target”.

    #358005

    aw1923
    Member

    omg, thanks LOL

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