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To be irritated with the automatic linky phrases that appear automatically on some MN posts.

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boredtodeathatwork Fri 12-Jul-19 20:41:35

Like if someone mentions something like say water bottles, the site then automatically creates a link to an MN article on the best water bottles to buy!

AIBU to be annoyed by it?!

boredtodeathatwork Fri 12-Jul-19 20:42:25

it's just happened on my OP! grin

bingbongnoise Fri 12-Jul-19 20:43:18

Lots of water bottles indeed.

bingbongnoise Fri 12-Jul-19 20:43:40

OMG! shock It happened to me too!

Signhereplease Fri 12-Jul-19 20:44:06


bingbongnoise Fri 12-Jul-19 20:44:35

I noticed this in a few posts (links appearing,) but assumed it was people putting the links in themselves! blush

DramaAlpaca Fri 12-Jul-19 20:45:10

It happened to me when I mentioned vacuum cleaner on a thread earlier. YANBU.

DramaAlpaca Fri 12-Jul-19 20:45:54

See, it's done it again. It's very annoying.

boredtodeathatwork Fri 12-Jul-19 20:46:00

I thought the op was linking to the actual water bottle but no it was just an MN article on water bottles.
If I keep writing water bottles will it keep linking to water bottles ?

JoxerGoesToStuttgart Fri 12-Jul-19 20:46:00

Yep. Hate it. Take it away HQ. Me no likey.

DragonsOnRoof Fri 12-Jul-19 20:46:08


Although I'm tempted to try words to see if they appear with links.

Ummm. Trainers. Gloves. Photo frame. Mirrors. Pillows.

boredtodeathatwork Fri 12-Jul-19 20:46:49

There was supposed to be a voting thing on my OP but it's obviously not worked!

KatewithaH Fri 12-Jul-19 20:47:04

Just noticed that with lunch box x 100 on another thread

Mac47 Fri 12-Jul-19 20:47:17

Thought my eyes had gone weird, trousers and trampolines in two different posts kept doing it. Don't like that at all!!

boredtodeathatwork Fri 12-Jul-19 20:47:28


boredtodeathatwork Fri 12-Jul-19 20:48:18

Maybe you have to put the word in a sentence. What's the best pushchair for my little one?

boredtodeathatwork Fri 12-Jul-19 20:49:22

What type of sling should I get?
Do you think these trousers look good on me?

Lougle Fri 12-Jul-19 20:50:00

MNHQ try this from time to time, then they take it away again. It's affiliate links. Money making.

DramaAlpaca Fri 12-Jul-19 20:50:04

The vote wasn't there when I first looked at the post, but it's there now. Weird.

boredtodeathatwork Fri 12-Jul-19 20:51:55

Can't believe sling isn't a linky word on MN!

RubaiyatOfAnyone Fri 12-Jul-19 20:52:01

Yes i noticed this (yesterday? Today?) for the first time. It was a thread about a fairly harrowing csection that went wrong and every mention of c-section got a jaunty little linky to what a c-section involved. As if anyone on that thread was slightly unclear.

Whoever implemented this - please remove it. It isn’t enhancing or useful, and it’s often just downright disrespectful out of context.

Teacakeandalatte Fri 12-Jul-19 20:57:27

The piles of laundry one with a link to piles and constipation was brilliant 😂

NinjaNiffler Fri 12-Jul-19 20:58:14

Just coming on to childishly contribute a word from a thread earlier...piles!

Medicaltextbook Fri 12-Jul-19 20:59:00

Yanbu. I hadn’t noticed it, but will look a lot more carefully to see whether the writer really intends to link to trousers or water bottles.

crankysaurus Fri 12-Jul-19 21:02:09

This is a fun game. I'd like to buy a new casserole dish as my old one exploded.

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