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    Hi all.

    When I edit a topic that includes a video shared from YouTube, only the title of the new video is updated, but the thumbnail is still that of the old video. Also, when playing the video in the page of the topic, the old video is still played.

    It looks like clicking "remove link", and then adding a new link to a different video only updates the new video's title and description, not the actual video itself.

    The only solution (and a very bad one), is to delete the topic altogether and create a new topic with a new link to the new video. However, the old topic will be lost from the google index and will lose it's search ranking. Also, the new topic will be treated as a fresh new page by the google algorithm and thus will need to wait to be indexed and will start at the bottom of search rankings.

    Is there a solution to this?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by braintrainnerd; Thu 19th Jul '18, 4:09am.

  • #2
    The old video is retained after a page refresh?

    Actually does seem to be a bug.
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    Wayne Luke
    The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
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    Vote for your favorite feature requests and the bugs you want to see fixed.

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    • #3
      https://tracker.vbulletin.com/vbulle...sues/VBV-18666
      Translations provided by Google.

      Wayne Luke
      The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
      vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
      Vote for your favorite feature requests and the bugs you want to see fixed.

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      • braintrainnerd
        braintrainnerd commented
        Editing a comment
        Thanks Wayne. Robin Hood is a poor substitute for Mission Impossible Fallout.

      • Wayne Luke
        Wayne Luke commented
        Editing a comment
        Just picked two movie trailers on a semi-random basis.

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