My (youtube) links, they're a changin'! March 1, 2009 7:37 PM   Subscribe

Is there some behind-the-scenes Youtube link changing going on? (not that there's anything wrong with that)

I posted this comment and linked to a Youtube playlist and a regular video. Just now I was looking at recent activity, and both links were light green since I've already been there, when all of a sudden they changed to the regular, new-link-that-I-haven't-been-to green, and they're both normal, youtube links. That is, the "this clip" link had a "related" tag in the URL, and the playlist link wasn't just pointing to a video, but to a playlist.
The only similar MeTa I could find was this thread, but it looks like my issue is something else. Feel free to let me know if I should comment over there, though.

I'm running FF 3.0.6 on Vista.
posted by niles to Bugs at 7:37 PM (4 comments total)

Nope, nothing going on at this end. Do you have any browser extensions that could be rewriting youtube links on the fly?
posted by pb (staff) at 7:38 PM on March 1, 2009

oh, it might help to know which URLs you intended to link to so we can compare them with what's in the thread. If you just post the URLs as text here we can see if they match up.
posted by pb (staff) at 7:42 PM on March 1, 2009

Oh man, I just failed my own Tech Support find-the-problem flowchart. I have the YouTube Title Adder greasemonkey script. I just turned it off and refreshed the Ask page, and the links are back to normal. I've never seen it act like that before. Hmm. File this under PEBKAC.
posted by niles at 7:46 PM on March 1, 2009

ok, cool. Closing up.
posted by pb (staff) at 7:47 PM on March 1, 2009

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