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Old 02-21-2016, 10:25 PM
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Hi. I assume you guys knw about the annoying new feature where links are being automatically created within posts and signatures throughout the site? The links most often don't have anything to do with the content being discussed and only add confusion if there is a technical discussion occurring. EG: My friend has a post discussing an adjustable motor mount for a TT01 and it's created a link to something completely unrelated on Amazon.

Is this fixable?
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Old 02-22-2016, 10:36 AM
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This is called "Adwords". It's another advertisement so you can view this site for free. IB uses these clicks and ads to get paid and help their stock price.

Don't like it? Find a better website....hint: You won't.
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Old 02-22-2016, 11:51 AM
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I once thought it'd be worth it to have a paid sponsorship, but then realized there were no benefits. I'd pay to have all this other crap disappear.
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Originally Posted by Socket View Post
Don't like it? Find a better website....hint: You won't.
This is basically a large middle finger to the helping users with knowledge on this forum, as without them this forum is still interesting.....
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Old 02-22-2016, 12:54 PM
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OK, the links are created by VGlink. You have the choice to switch it off:

http://www.viglink.com/opt-out/
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Old 02-22-2016, 01:27 PM
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They should not be showing if you are logged in. I'll get that fixed.
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I had to go to the viglink site and opt out. Very annoying. I thought I had Malware on my computer.
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