(closed) What on earth is Viglink?

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Forum topic by emiliof posted 06-13-2013 01:14 PM 1472 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-13-2013 01:14 PM

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Hey, in some of my posts and replies there is a link to somewhere I did not add!!!

When you pass the mouse over the link a message is shown: “Link added by VigLink”. These links point to ebay items and other external stuff.

I am NOT adding any links nor making money out of my posts, apart from the fact that these links may be annoying for other visitors.

I warn about this, just in case…

-- Emilio

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#1 posted 06-13-2013 01:45 PM

Links only show up if you are NOT logged in.

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#2 posted 06-13-2013 04:46 PM

yep I had my realization and spaz out about this few months ago.
I got over it. :(

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#3 posted 12-23-2014 04:51 AM

So… what happened to this? It used to be only when not logged in, but I’m seeing them all over now, and I am logged in…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#4 posted 12-23-2014 05:01 AM

Yep, same here. I have been seeing them all over the site since Sunday(ish) while logged in.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#5 posted 12-23-2014 05:21 AM

It’s kind of obnoxious, as it’s going to eventually make me miss useful things that people legitimately post as links on text, simply because I’ll just assume it’s the proprietors of LumberJocks wanting more money out of me…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#6 posted 12-23-2014 06:15 AM

Considering we’re not paying for this site, it’s fair game to keep it afloat. With so many users on board and new ones coming everyday, something has to give. None of the ads bother me as long as it doesn’t intrude on my ability to view projects, post projects, and post comments, which it hasn’t except the server transition.

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#7 posted 12-23-2014 06:23 AM

I’m fine with the banners, and even if they wanted to sneak an ad post in ever 10 or 15 posts on a forum thread. I just don’t like when they use my posted content as advertising for something that’s likely only very loosely related to what I’m actually talking about, and probably not something I’d endorse.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#8 posted 12-23-2014 09:03 PM

Am I the only one who has the links back again?
YES, I am logged in but yesterday and today I noticed the blue words and sure enough, when I mouse over them, there’s the link.

I AM logged in and I AM running ad blocker.
Is this something the new owners have started up again?

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#9 posted 12-23-2014 10:49 PM

Just discovered this VigLink thing in a comment i made on a project. I see no way to remove the links.
Now i dont mind the ads on the site but this is, in my opinion, something rather different: It makes it look like I personally are trying to sell stuff.
It makes me feel uncomfortable that text i have written suddenly is not the same text anymore.

Are there a way to stop this?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#10 posted 12-24-2014 12:25 AM

I noticed this as well and even started a new thread asking if my computer had a problem or if it was the new owners. I guess I now know the answer. I will delete my thread so all the responses will be in one location, hopefully.

-- Art

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#11 posted 12-24-2014 12:46 AM

These have been there since long before the new owners but they should only be displaying for guests, not when you are logged in. Let me check with the company to see what happened.

-- Community Manager

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#12 posted 12-24-2014 01:01 AM

Here is where the announcement was made.

I have contacted the company about the issue and they will be taking care of this for us so they are only displayed to guests. Please be patient with me while they take care of this.

-- Community Manager

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#13 posted 12-24-2014 02:14 AM

I use Adblock Plus with Firefox. This supresses the links that people are seeing.

As a bonus, loading the main LJs page takes 7 seconds with ads and 1.5 seconds without.

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

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#14 posted 12-24-2014 03:14 AM

These New Links have very little if anything to do with “the announcement”.

They appear everywhere, even in the titles of Members Posts & Project Titles in Dark Blue. Also everywhere in ANYONE’S comments on anyone else’s Post.

I’ve been on here just shy of 5 Years. Never seen anything even close to this before. Ads are one thing. This XXXX is another thing!

Fixed, so they’re only displayed to Guests? If that’s the way they want to go, that’s up to them I guess. What do you think “The Guests” Reaction would be to signing up as a Member?

It’s also not good if Members want to add Links to their Posts, how do we know the difference, other than hovering over it to see if “VigLink’s” name comes up. Yes! They show if you’re Signed in or not.

If you click on any of them you will be taken to any of 3/4/5 locations that sell that product.

I also use Avast as my Anti Virus Program. They’ve recently added an “Online Security” Tab to my Tool Bar for EVERY Site I happen to be on. I Clicked on it for here. ”5 Companies tried to Track you” Google AdSense, Google GPT, Google Analytics, Scorecard Research, and Krax.

That’s it!

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#15 posted 12-24-2014 08:22 AM

I saw them yesterday I think, or maybe the day before, haven’t noticed them since.

To be honest I don’t like it, even if only visible to guests. It implies I personally am advertising or endorsing these things.

-- Rick M,

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