Oh My Good Lord. You're doing random links from my posts!!!!!?!

(115 Posts)
EdMcDunnough Wed 03-Oct-12 20:53:21

I just wrote something about tyres here and it turned my word 'e b a y' into a LINK!?!

WTF? I didn't do that! Is this going to turn into one of those forums where every other word is a link to some shite you never wanted to advertise look at in the first place?

What is going on??????? shock

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 21:43:21

"ebay"

AnAssumedIdentity Wed 03-Oct-12 21:44:18

"John Lewis" or John Lewis - hmmm

Helpyourself Wed 03-Oct-12 21:44:39

Wonga
eBay
Boden

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 21:45:03

Yes!

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 21:45:41

It's Ebay Helpyourself

roundtable Wed 03-Oct-12 21:46:27

dragonbutter

I've never searched this, I'm too scared but I wonder if it'll link.

roundtable Wed 03-Oct-12 21:46:47

dragonbutter

I've never searched this, I'm too scared but I wonder if it'll link.

Helpyourself Wed 03-Oct-12 21:48:08

My iphone autocorrects ebay to eBay.

Haberdashery Wed 03-Oct-12 21:55:00

I wondered what was going on. I saw some links that I wouldn't have expected earlier and was quite frankly aghast at the posters who'd seen fit to link to ebay etc in case we hadn't previously known where to find them. Um. Not really good, Mumsnet Towers. It's like those awful sites you find when you are googling that send you off to a page of non-existent links where you can buy toddler teething problems or whatever.

Do you need the revenue that badly? It makes you look a bit shoddy, IMO, and also looks a bit spywareish.

GolfOscarLimaDelta Wed 03-Oct-12 21:56:24

What about Next?

That's a word people just use.

Next week I will be throwing a naked pombear themed party.

Really uncomfortable about this.

I don't know, I get that they need to make money and all but to just add this with no warning? seems sneaky somehow. Not sure I trust them with my email address now sad

It just little things keep getting added in. And always around a time when it's slow around here. And then we get told it's the servers. And then 'but these revenue things help us pay for the servers' which seems to imply they are making these changes so that we can have it running smoothly again.

<paranoid much>

As I pointed out on the other thread, there is huge potential for rogue links unless they are made to look different. So you could click on ebay and find you were actually googling Dragon butter...

JollyToddler Wed 03-Oct-12 22:02:21

Hahaha!

I bought some food from Marks and Spencers recently but DS didn't like it. He will only drink Tropicana too.

GolfOscarLimaDelta Wed 03-Oct-12 22:03:47

I read the other thread.

Somehow the fact that MNHQ aren't exactly sure on the process/choice of shops doesn't really make me feel better tbh sad

hm

Marks and spencers. next, boden ebay

grin jolly

<rubs hands at possibilities>

GolfOscarLimaDelta Wed 03-Oct-12 22:13:30

hmm

Next
Boots
Wonga
Orange
Apple
Lush

Words used in normal posts that could be turned into adverts. It just doesn't seem right. Not like they deserve me promoting them due to good service.

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 22:14:39

Coca Cola

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 22:14:48

Coke

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 22:15:18
BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 22:16:07

Ann Summers

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 22:16:14

Anne Summers

OddBoots Wed 03-Oct-12 22:16:32

Oh thank goodness, I was worried I'd got malware!

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 22:16:39

shock

Agent Provocateur

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 22:17:36

The Spa
CoOp
Poundland

grin

Let's see if the lower end shops get a link

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 22:17:43

No!

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