Making BBS work again since the scripthosting changes


#1

While on a boingboing.net page, permit scripts from disqus.COM and boingboing.net

Click on a link for “join the discussion”

Permit scripts from worldssl.net

Refresh page. Voila!

You do not need scripts from typekit or google analytics.

Edit 1: Disqus.com, not .net… Oops! Thanks, Jeff @codinghorror!

Edit 2: This procedure no longer necessary. Just permit scripts the from worldssl.net on the BBS pages and from bOINGbOING.net on the BB pages, and all will be well.

Edit 3: After a brief wobbly period where I couldn’t make it work at all, now you’ll need to allow virtual-host-discourse.global.fastly.ssl.net instead of worldssl.net. You still don’t need typekit etc.


#2

Why would you need scripts from disqus.net?


#3

Why would you need scripts from disqus.com?

There is no Disqus on BB that I know of any more. If there is, it’s probably an accident.


#4

Beats me! But the recipe I gave is what I, personally, must do these days in order to use BBS. If I do not authorize the disqus scripts on the BB page, enabling the worldssl scripts on the BBS page does no good. Without actually looking or anything I will WAG that the worldssl scripts chain or embed scripts on disqus.com?


#5

@deanputney and @beschizza I think this code can be removed from BB proper:

<!-- Disqus javascript -->
<script type="text/javascript">
    var disqus_shortname = 'boingboing'; // required: replace example with your forum shortname
    /* * * DON'T EDIT BELOW THIS LINE * * */
    (function () {
        var s = document.createElement('script'); s.async = true;
        s.type = 'text/javascript';
        s.src = 'http://' + disqus_shortname + '.disqus.com/count.js';
        (document.getElementsByTagName('HEAD')[0] || document.getElementsByTagName('BODY')[0]).appendChild(s);
    }());
</script>

#6

Yep, that guy needs to go away. Thanks!


#7

You’re welcome. Thanks for the Koessler book!

@codinghorror: It works now without any disqus at all. I still have BB and worldssl.net permitted.

I’ll revise the head post accordingly anon.


#8

Excellent, thanks for bringing that to our attention!


#9

@deanputney & @beschizza - there is a disqus script on http://boingboing.net/2014/03/06/the-anxiety-of-unplugging-and.html that you prolly don’t want, looks just like the js that @codinghorror quoted above.


#10

Thank you. We’re just about to revise our feature design anyway!


#11

¡de nada!


#12

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