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Hello MNHQ - a question about automatic links please?

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rhondajean Tue 02-Oct-12 22:52:11

Seems that quite a few of us are now having names of online shops come up as automatic links.

Eg(and fingers crossed these work!

Marks and spencers
Toys r us

Can you confirm if this is a new addition to MN or are we all infected with something nasty?

Thankoo! grin

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 04-Oct-12 11:22:14

Hello. Just to let you know that Justine has posted this morning about this here.

But, in essence, we're going to take these links off for a while now and have a re-think about it. Thanks for all your input.

PrincessSymbian Thu 04-Oct-12 11:35:25

Thank you once again, you crazy women for making me giggle loudly, especially loved the mumsnet netmums link, how confusing could that be?
As always, I state marketing is evil and should be banned. Full stop!
<princess dreams on about her utopian socialist state, then is hit by a wet kipper and brought back to the real world>

Chopstheduck Thu 04-Oct-12 11:40:31

differentnameforthis That is brilliant, thank you!! Everything looks so much tidier now!

LoonyRationalist Thu 04-Oct-12 11:40:45

Thank-you for looking at this MNHQ smile

I do like being a member of a site which listens & sets such store by user feedback.

<Worries about sounding sycophantic>

garlicbutty Thu 04-Oct-12 13:34:36

Just my tuppenth ... I'm really glad you've stopped doing this, MNHQ. It's exactly the same as a common spyware/virus toolbar thingy, which my browser catches once a month or so. I've ended up trying to remove it when it wasn't there, thanks to your skimlinks angry

As it happens, I get quite annoyed with skimlinks as it often fails to load properly and impairs my Mumsnet experience (pages hang, fail to complete, etc) but that's just a nuisance. When you're letting advertisers alter the content of posts it's just baaad.

So don't sign up for it again, please!

differentnameforthis Thu 04-Oct-12 13:59:35


No problem smile

tribpot Thu 04-Oct-12 16:56:29

Thank you MNHQ. Happy to have a discussion on other ways to help you generate revenue.

RubberBullets Thu 04-Oct-12 18:45:33

How about a sponsored silence with a whole day of not posting. Some people on here would raise millions slight exaggeration if they managed it grin

perfectstorm Thu 04-Oct-12 19:05:52

Thank you for the update, and also the listening.

I do like that about this place.

Lovefruitsandvegs Thu 04-Oct-12 19:10:29


Lovefruitsandvegs Thu 04-Oct-12 19:10:48

not converted smile

ThreadWatcher Thu 04-Oct-12 23:38:11

Re your post waaaay up thread

No it isnt useful
Yes it is intrusive


ThreadWatcher Thu 04-Oct-12 23:41:14

And the commercialisation of words I choose to post which may or may not be names for a shop/company is vile and tacky.


Trills Fri 05-Oct-12 08:16:48

It would be better if mnhq focussed on making it easier to link rather than this automatic shit.

How could it be easier?

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