Limit the links Lernid opens automatically

Bug #511535 reported by Chris Johnston
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #530185: URL Handling Rules. Edit Remove
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Lernid
High
Michael Budde

Bug Description

This is causing a problem with all the spam. Maybe this should be limited to only voice or ops?

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Alan Bell (alanbell) wrote :

with the spam links if one is pasted into -classroom all the lernid viewers will open it up and automatically be instantly k-lined

Changed in lernid:
status: New → Confirmed
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Alan Bell (alanbell) wrote :

confirming, without doing an actual test!

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Chris Johnston (cjohnston) wrote :

Maybe make it work like the bots, where when you want a website to load, it has a protocol of [link] http://launchpad.net and then Lernid will open the pages

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Alan Bell (alanbell) wrote :

well a spammer could learn to do that. Best protection I can come up with is to have the speakers name in the /topic with something like "speaker: foo" then only open links said by foo

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Chris Johnston (cjohnston) wrote :

Another suggestion.....

Only +v/o can post links, AND it must be prefaced with [LINK] - as there are links that we don't really want opening, as we found out this morning with the User Day introduction... Lernid was going nuts...

visibility: private → public
Nigel Babu (nigelbabu)
summary: - When a link is pasted into #ubuntu-classroom lernid automatically opens
- it up
+ Limit the links Lernid opens automatically
Michael Budde (mbudde)
Changed in lernid:
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Michael Budde (mbudde)
Michael Budde (mbudde)
Changed in lernid:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
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Alan Bell (alanbell) wrote :

good fix. It now only does slide and automatic links when the classroom is moderated.

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Chris Johnston (cjohnston) wrote : Re: [Bug 511535] Re: Limit the links Lernid opens automatically

If what Alan said is true, then that will have to change the way that the
classroom works.. Not all instructors set the classroom to moderated. So if
the classroom isn't set to moderated, the instructor can't make use of the
benefits of lernid? While it is a fix, I personally don't think it is ideal.

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Alan Bell (alanbell) wrote :

well it is just the slide flipping and browser launching that won't work when the classroom is open, you wouldn't want just anyone flipping slides for the class, or sending everyone off to a website. You can still have unmoderated time when everyone can talk in the classroom (worth pointing out at this point that Lernid has no UI for talking in the classroom). This still allows for multiple speakers and non-op speakers.

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Chris Johnston (cjohnston) wrote :

Right.. There needs to be some way to define who the speaker is.. That way
they can load pages even if the classroom isn't +m... And I have filed a bug
report about adding the ability to talk in #ubuntu-classroom if the
classroom is -m.. See bug #518222

Michael Budde (mbudde)
Changed in lernid:
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
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Ayrton Santana (ayrton) wrote :

A call [link] http://page or [link http://page] could solve the problem.

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Ayrton Santana (ayrton) wrote :

I will try to implement this.

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John S. Gruber (jsjgruber) wrote :

This seems to be addressed also as LP: #530185. Marking as duplicate.

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