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Too many Daily Mail links..

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Kirk1 Sun 07-Apr-13 23:00:16

I clicked on a link and it took me to the mail. I swore I wouldn't give them so much as a single visit and now I'm scared to click any link in case it's a mail link. AIBU to ask everyone to let me know if the link is to the mail so I can avoid it?

DoJo Sun 07-Apr-13 23:01:54

If you hover over it, you should get a preview of the URL at the bottom left hand side of your screen - that should give you an idea of what you're about to click on (or not as the case may be).

CheCazzo Sun 07-Apr-13 23:01:57

Scared? Really?


WorraLiberty Sun 07-Apr-13 23:02:28

Cant you read the words in the link saying daily mail?

5318008 Sun 07-Apr-13 23:03:34

are you on a laptop/PC?

If you hover over the link with your mouse arrow it will bring up some script showing the link name BEFORE you click

like this

Don't click the link, hover then tell me what the script says (say the first three or four words)

have a go

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sun 07-Apr-13 23:04:13

Have a quick practice with this link

Just hovver the cursor over it and you should see the url as DoJo says.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sun 07-Apr-13 23:04:43

grin 531 x posts. The old ones are the best...

Maggie111 Sun 07-Apr-13 23:05:51

Mary! grin

MintyyAeroEgg Sun 07-Apr-13 23:05:59

Heh heh! I never knew that. I hovered and I saw what it was but I clicked anyway!! Been a few months since I last got caught grin.

5318008 Sun 07-Apr-13 23:09:50

[pistol fingers] Mary

heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Mintyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

ReturnOfEmeraldGreen Sun 07-Apr-13 23:26:11

You could always install this handy DM-blocker - marvellous grin

SatsukiKusukabe Mon 08-Apr-13 02:39:10

most random cross post ever?

Nancy66 Mon 08-Apr-13 08:00:58

you'll be lucky - 95% of links on here are to the DM.

Roughly one post in 3 seems to mention the DM.

MN is obsessed with the DM

Tee2072 Mon 08-Apr-13 08:08:40

Surely you are an adult and are responsible for clicking links. No one makes you, do they?

::worried there is a new part of MN that involved pistols to the head to make people click links::

TheChimpParadox Mon 08-Apr-13 08:10:44

Too obsessed - getting quite ridiculous really.

Your one click will not make any different to the millions and millions of click it has every month !

You will not combust into a ball of flames and be damned to hell should you click on a DM link !

Kirk1 Mon 08-Apr-13 11:23:19

I do most of my MNing from my phone. So I can't get warning about links from hovering over them hmm.

Tee2072 Mon 08-Apr-13 11:24:18

Oh well then. Guess you'll have to just not click any link, ever.

Why should we all change how we post for you?

Kirk1 Mon 08-Apr-13 11:26:03

Maybe no-one makes me click the links, but I get curious! If its obvious that it goes to the hate rag I wait patiently for someone to post the "same story but not on the DM site" link....

Pickles101 Mon 08-Apr-13 11:34:58

I don't see the URL when I hover over links but I click em anyway

mrsjay Mon 08-Apr-13 11:40:33

just assume that most story links will be the daily mail and dont click anything that is what I do

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