Community Website Issue - Chrome tries to download Torrent file - it's Amazon/Twitters fault...

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If anyone is wondering why you may be being asked to download a torrent file when you open up a section....its a bug on the Amazon Servers that share the twitter code.

http://torrentfreak.com/twitter-bug-r...
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Richard Clafton W4/G7EIX, Elmer

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Jim Bryce W5HFS

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Am I missing something here? Is this a problem with this Flex 6000 series community site? Please help me with the context. Thank you.
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Richard Clafton W4/G7EIX, Elmer

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It was not an issue directly with the community site - no. It was a problem with the tweet background code used in the GetSatisfaction code which now seems to be fixed. Twitter deployed some bad code over the weekend which was hosted on the Amazon AWS servers - which is referenced when a site adds a certain type of Tweet link and this bad code was causing Chrome to pop up a download torrent link.

The link in my original post outlines the issue.

As of around 9pm CST they seem to have rectified the issue.
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Richard Clafton W4/G7EIX, Elmer

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Oh well, I spoke too soon... still occurring....

Only affects Chrome though - IE, Safari and other browsers do not suffer the issue.

Notice the TWEET button is missing and the pop-up to download the torrent file appears instead.

Anyway, I was just posting the information just in case other users of the community were wondering if they had a localized issue.