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Link Anonymizer and Censor
Mod Version: 1.20, by Marco van Herwaarden (Member) Marco van Herwaarden is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (14 votes - 4.79 average) Installs: 178
Released: 30 Mar 2007 Last Update: 31 Mar 2007 Downloads: 1418
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Link Anonymizer and Censor 1.20

Author: MarcoH64

vBulletin Version: 3.6.x

This Product will add a self configurable anonymising link to all external urls in posts. Optionally it will also give you a Whitelist or Blacklist option for URL's. With this option you can censor URL's replacing those on the Blacklist (or not on the Whitelist) with a predefined text and/or link.

Install the XML-file as Product.
Upload the contents of the 'upload' folder to your forumhome directory.

vBulletin Options->Link Anonymizer and Censor:
  • Local Addresses
Local addresses are not anonymized. If you leave this option blank, the value for vBulletin Options Cookie Domain will be used. Do not use a http:// prefix.
If you start the name with a dot ( all server addresses ending with this will be considered local. If you want to add mulitple domain/servernames, seperate them by a single space.

Link to a anonymizer function. Use preceding / if needed. Other Usable Anonymizers:
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  • Allways anonymize Unparseble URLs
  • Other options are explained in the vBulletin Options
Alternative local redirect script that can be used with this modification can be found at

Please click install if you are using this hack.

Change log:
vBulletin 3.5 versions
6-9-2005 v1.01
- 1 setting was missing from product file due to wrong Product. Fixed
7-9-2005 v1.02
- Under some conditions a newly posted post with only a link would not get anonymized. Fixed.
7-9-2005 v1.02a
- Fixed bug when handling generic local domain (starting with a dot '.'') Sorry for the many updates.
8-10-2005 v1.03
- Totally new way of doing this, on view instead of on write.
- Solved doubling the anonym link on edit
10-10-2005 v1.04
- Link not didn't get anonym prefix if URL= didn't contain http://. Solved.
- Added truncate table post_parsed to install routine.
1-11-2005 v1.05
- Standard Editor fixed
- Simple URL's in standard editor fixed.
- Default anonymizer changed
2-11-2005 v1.05.1
- Fixed bug where only the last url to the same domain in a single post was anonymised.
9-11-2005 v1.05.2
- Added option to ignore certain protocols in the vBulletin Options (ie. ignore https, ftp, ....).
- Attempt to fix reported bug where an inline fragment (#fragment) would also be anonymized.
10.11.2005 v1.05.3
- Another attempt to ignore fragments
25.11.2005 v1.10
- Fixed a bug where some urls could lead to a parse error. Example of an url leading to this error:

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- Added new parameter to vB Options: Always anonimyze unparseble URLs
- This is considered a very stable release. No bug reports pending
- All previous versions are from now on unsupported

vBulletin 3.6 versions:

30.03.2007 v1.20:
- Upgraded for vB 3.6
- Links can now optionally be anonymized in: Posts, Private Messages and/or Signatures
- Added White- and/or Blacklist Censor
If you are running an older version and want to upgrade, simply do an overwrite install.

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Link Anonymizer Marco van Herwaarden vBulletin 3.5 Add-ons 217 14 Sep 2009 23:49

Old 24 Jun 2009, 12:46
evilc evilc is offline
Join Date: Apr 2004
Marco - any chance you will be fixing this bug. Makes this great script completely unusable once the spammers realize the flaw.
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Old 19 Jul 2009, 15:20
spmatrix spmatrix is offline
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With my version of vBulletin 3.8.3 , works all fine.
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Old 17 Oct 2009, 15:01
kyrenator kyrenator is offline
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works for me in vb 3.8.4! thanks
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 10:46
SCuN SCuN is offline
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Whether that could be done so that the tag [IMG] it was anonymous ? for example


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Old 06 Feb 2010, 03:45
FCDobbs FCDobbs is offline
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Any confirmation for this working with vB4 ?????
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Old 10 Mar 2010, 10:53
supportMM supportMM is offline
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For as old as it is, im a bit surprised, but it seems to be working. I have it running on two private boards
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Old 13 Nov 2010, 11:58
m!dn!ght m!dn!ght is offline
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it's work fine on vb 4.0.8
thanks developer
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Old 26 Feb 2011, 16:39
piratarg piratarg is offline
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Real name: Luis
Hi! How do I exempt a Usergroups?

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Old 10 Apr 2011, 21:23
phinphan phinphan is offline
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Is there any way to set it so that it will not try to anonymize mailto: links
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Old 02 Jun 2011, 21:42
terminator2k2 terminator2k2 is offline
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I'm having trouble on 3.8.7 when you use the thread-tag -> [thread]1337[/thread]

Text for the link is right, it's the url that should be but the link itself isn't right

any idea on this?
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Old 16 Nov 2011, 15:39
Gonzales Gonzales is offline
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is work for me 4.1.8, thanks very much.
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Old 26 Aug 2012, 16:33
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Naijasite Naijasite is offline
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Blacklisting is not working on Domain that start like this on 4.2.0 but only works for

Please how do i black list domain that start with http://


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pappocapo pappocapo is offline
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How to insert facebook like buton in output page.
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Old 12 Sep 2014, 10:39
Bulent Tekcan Bulent Tekcan is offline
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I got a lot of warning from Google Crawler like this

Googlebot for smartphones found an increase in “not followed” pages on www......

Any ideo for solve this problem

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