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Madness VigLink and external ads :(

After posting this morning I noticed some of my posts had URLs linking to ebay searches.. It seems some 'VigLink' app seem to direct certain key words (example, "Water Pump" or "Radiator") to ebay searches....

I clicked on this : VigLink - Opt-Out

and it seems to stop these annoying ads. Does anyone know if this is a personal browser or AO thing?

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Have a look here Cathal, perhaps it's an issue again.





Edit : Radiator Water pump <-- not linking for me & I've no filters added

I'm using IE8



Edit2 : Linking now.

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Interesting... do I need to raise a bug report?

.....or I'll just give GAV or Damien a shout on here.... thanks.
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Well they are linking now


I'd just bump the thread I linked to in the Ask A Question About The Site Section by posting your OP there


Gav & Damien are only REPs, Admin need to look into this
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Ah now David.. that's tough! ONLY reps!! Common....

Thanks for that... hopefully the admins will sort it.....
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Just stating a FACT :HALO:


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I've quoted your OP in the other thread Cathal so hopefully it'll be resolved again soon
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No worries David... thanks.. I clicked on the 'optout' site... still don't know if it's a browser thing or a site thing... and I'm just too lazy to find out!!
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I honestly don't know what you're bothered about.
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Do you need a screenshot?
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I honestly don't know what you're bothered about.
Ghosty Cathal is a bit of a perfectionist!

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Do you need a screenshot?
Cathal I think you might have slightly misunderstood.

I appear to have the same thing on my machine-it wrecks my head but I am choosing to ignore it...
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Show me a post where this is visible, ive never once seen it on anything i browse ao with, ipad, iphone, home desktop, multiple laptops and wotnot.

I can only think theres some form of adware packaged in something free that people have downloaded, like toolbars for browsers or it only happens for none paying members.
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Ipad is underlined in your post. If I hover over ipad, I get a small textbox, saying "Link added by VigLink", and there is a link pointing to here.

I have clean Windows 7, default browser, no addons, no toolbars, latest service packs and patches etc. It's only on AO, no other site is "infected".
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Show me a post where this is visible, ive never once seen it on anything i browse ao with, ipad, iphone, home desktop, multiple laptops and wotnot.

I can only think theres some form of adware packaged in something free that people have downloaded, like toolbars for browsers or it only happens for none paying members.

Have a look here for Screen Grabs GD, it's occurring on IE, Chrome, FF & when browsing via iTouch, not just an issue for non paying members either

Admin is now aware of the issue so hopefully it'll be resolved as those links should only be visible if browsing AO without being logged in.
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Yea I'm seeing this stuff on clean Pcs, ipods, iPhone, htc, commodore 64 etc....

I'm Sorry I started this thread now.. no agro intended..

Btw way Rory.. you're right... I do have a problem.. :LOL:
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No harm highlight issues, they only get fixed when someone knows there's a problem
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And it still works!
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Yea I'm seeing this stuff on clean Pcs, ipods, iPhone, htc, commodore 64 etc....

I'm Sorry I started this thread now.. no agro intended..

Btw way Rory.. you're right... I do have a problem.. :LOL:
Cathal we love you just the way you are!
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i still have a sinclair zx spectrum 48k
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I've seen posts where certian works a re 'hyper linked' such as water pump, timing belt

but thats not too bad a few months back, down along the RHS of the the screen, there were all sorts of ladies wanting to chat with me ...... at least they were claiming to be ladies
 
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CCleaner 1.30.310 - Download.com

No need, VigLinks were disabled again a few days ago
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Yes it's looking goo now....


Damien / Gav do ye want to locky locky this one??
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