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  1. MusicBrainz Server
  2. MBS-10312

Remove tracking/analytics parameters from URLs

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Review Submitted
    • Priority: Low
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: URL cleanup
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      Description

      Nasty stuff. Worst offenders are Facebook and Google.

      Parameters example Docs & background information
      fbclid edit 63020000 https://fbclid.com/
      utm_source, utm_medium, utm_campaign, utm_term, utm_content edit 61350123 https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033863#parameters

      fbclid is known to break things:
      https://www.brain-appeal.com/blog/article/2018/10/18/facebook-parameter-fbclid-laesst-news-in-typo3-cms-verschwinden.html
      https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18277218

      There are more such parameters. I haven't seen them yet on MB:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click_identifier
       
      Neat URL is a browser extension which strips parameters client side and could serve as a potential source of more parameters to remove. ClearUrls is an interesting alternative which comes with an even larger list of removed parameters.

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            Assignee:
            atj atj
            Reporter:
            chaban chaban
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