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VigLink

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:58 pm
by jtonline
Not keen on these advertising links that have started appearing on random words and phrases in the posts.
VigLink

Re: VigLink

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:43 am
by Rob
I’ve used viglink since the forum started, it’s built in to phpbb too. Does it seem different now?

Re: VigLink

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:22 am
by jtonline
Well that's weird then, because I've only just started seeing the links.
Dynamic Blue in my signature was underlined by VigLink in one topic yesterday, and when I clicked on the link it took me off this site onto one selling a baby blue fridge with dynamic cooling. If nobody clicks the links, because they're not relevant to the post, then it doesn't monetize the site.

Re: VigLink

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:37 am
by Rob
Yes that seems odd. What it is supposed to do is identify say Amazon products and link to those. I think a baby blue fridge might be a bit of a stretch!

Re: VigLink

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:56 pm
by AndyRen
I haven't come across *any* links in any of the text in any of the threads and thats using a PC, an Android phone and tablet - if any of that might make a difference?

Re: VigLink

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:42 am
by HouseSpider
Just got a link on BaggyGreen's latest comment for Bluetooth Weirdness -

"Well, I walked in today with a lot on my mind... forgot to have the phone turned OFF... but the car connected to it.

Variable, it was parked on the roof, not several levels down. That's the only variable."

The last two words "only variable" were highlighed and took me to a German titled website Whirlpool mit der Badewanne von 190 cm..... (https://www.emotion-24.co.uk/whirlpool- ... 0000001067) for a jaccuzzi bath.

Where did that come from?

Re: VigLink

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:44 pm
by AndyRen
This morning was the first time I have seen these links - and the same whirlpool one appeared along with JT's Dynamic Blue Mica!

Re: VigLink

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:55 am
by AndyRen
OK, so.... Using Firefox on my PC the shield is appearing in the address bar enabling 'Tracking Protection' which stops the Viglinks.
Using Firefox on my Android devices I have to use 'Private Tabs' to enable the same tracking protection and consequently the blocking of Viglink, or just 'enable tracking protection' in the settings/privacy menu,(stops all the adverts as well - bonus!) but up till now I've been using 'normal' tabs with tracking enabled and the Viglinks have only just started showing in my Android Firefox browser!?!?! Weirdness!

Re: VigLink

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:15 am
by MJC1216
Not had the problem on my PC but i do use an ad blocker.

Re: VigLink

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:53 am
by Gus
I don’t appear to see them on the iPad either