Link verification seems broken

Incredibly insignificant thing, but reporting it anyway: on Mark Cornick :mastodon_oops: ( -, the link to should be verified (i.e. green) since the link back to Mastodon with rel=“me” is on the page. The other links there are all green, it’s just this particular one that seems broken. Any ideas?

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In the past when this has happened, it could usually be resolved by editing your profile, making a small change (e.g. to the bio), and saving it. Mastodon only tries to fetch and evaluate the links on your profile when the profile is actually changed in some way. So, usually doing this a couple of times was enough to get it to actually pull up the page and take a look (and then apply the green treatment when it found what it was looking for).

But now I worry that using might be interfering, though in theory it shouldn’t. I enabled it a couple of days ago (more info on that here).

Can you try the “profile jiggle” that I described above and see if that helps? If it doesn’t, we can go from there (the likely next move would be to try disabling the jort redirection to see if it makes a difference).

Still seems stuck - I’ve edited the bio a few times, and edited the link in question (changing from to and back - they both go to the same place) and still no green. This did work when I first added the link a few weeks back.

Not a big deal. But thanks for looking at it!

Thanks for trying — I’ve just disabled the setup, so feel free to give it another jiggle and we’ll see if it makes a difference!

OK, that did it. All links green now. But the stuff sounds really useful and not worth disabling just to get green links. Don’t keep it disabled just to make me happy. :slight_smile:

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Good to know that’s the culprit! I’ve turned it back on, but yeah, I suspect whenever people edit their profiles it will cause more problems. I’ll look into other options for working around this and making things more reliable.

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