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Weird Links

by Redoak49
posted 09-30-2017 01:13 PM


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Redoak49

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#1 posted 09-30-2017 01:15 PM

Interesting, I just posted this with no links in it and when I went to look at the post, there was a hyperlink on “tablet and computer” in my post.

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 09-30-2017 01:26 PM

Yup I been seeing these hyperlinks on LJs for a few weeks now. Not sure when (or how) they started. Never had them on my computer because I always thought my popup blocker was doing its job.

Maybe the LJs site owners changed something in their programing that lets them in now. I’m sure it helps pay for forums like this.

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builtinbkyn

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#3 posted 09-30-2017 01:28 PM

I think Google search engine puts them there or what ever advertising client the site uses.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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Rich

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#4 posted 09-30-2017 02:14 PM

Links have the format <quote>Link<quote>:http://somesite.com/whatever.html where <quote> is the quote mark ” (I had to do it that way, otherwise it shows as a link, not the link construct).

I’m not sure if that helps. I also don’t know what other forms might be interpreted as a link on here. Kind of makes me wonder if you’ve been infected by some adware scam. Try it on a different browser if possible, and see if you can find any information on checking and cleaning your browser.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#5 posted 09-30-2017 02:17 PM

Hmmm. Interesting- Thanks for the info.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#6 posted 09-30-2017 02:49 PM

Viglinks have been here for years, but as I mentioned in previous report a few years back, they are not supposed to be displayed to members. I have sent in a report, but being the weekend it may be Monday before this can be fixed.

I will keep you updated.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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#7 posted 09-30-2017 03:01 PM

You can opt out of viglink here:
https://www.viglink.com/opt-out/

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#8 posted 09-30-2017 03:50 PM



You can opt out of viglink here:
https://www.viglink.com/opt-out/

- ChuckV


Thanks for that link, Chuck!

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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jbay

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#9 posted 09-30-2017 04:21 PM

Here is another one to Opt out of as well, if you wish.
http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/

Be sure to turn off any add blocking you may have beforehand.

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Redoak49

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#10 posted 09-30-2017 04:28 PM

Thank You….this stuff is a royal pain. I tried the opt out and it worked.

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#11 posted 09-30-2017 09:13 PM

Thanks, Chuck!

-- Art

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#12 posted 09-30-2017 10:00 PM

Even though I had opted out earlier, I too noticed that the links reappeared a few weeks ago. When I went to the op-out site, it said that I was opted in again. Seems like it was decided that everyone’s opt-out had expired!

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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Desert_Woodworker

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#13 posted 10-01-2017 01:12 AM



Viglinks have been here for years, but as I mentioned in previous report a few years back, they are not supposed to be displayed to members. I have sent in a report, but being the weekend it may be Monday before this can be fixed.

I will keep you updated.

- Cricket


I will wait for Cricket to straighten it out—I am fed up with all these “click and fix” and only to reappear.
With that said I am going to the “forum” “Its Saturday night”...

-- Desert_Woodworker

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woodbutcherbynight

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#14 posted 10-01-2017 02:49 AM



You can opt out of viglink here:
https://www.viglink.com/opt-out/

- ChuckV

Thanks!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#15 posted 10-02-2017 02:03 PM

This “should be” resolved. If you see it happen again, please send me a message so that I can get to the bottom of why this has been happening.

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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Redoak49

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#16 posted 10-02-2017 02:49 PM

Cricket…Thanks

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