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

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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

EdMcDunnough Wed 03-Oct-12 21:29:08

Me too Pru

EdMcDunnough Wed 03-Oct-12 21:29:28

Is this what's been slowing down the entire site for several nights now?

RoomForASmallOne Wed 03-Oct-12 21:30:43

The links appear on my laptop but not my desktop confused

Very annoying and quite cheeky , MNHQ should have an opt out.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 03-Oct-12 21:30:47

I agree - please don't make this mandatory.

It's crap

RoomForASmallOne Wed 03-Oct-12 21:31:51

Wonga one has appeared on my desktop now but not the others.


QuickQuickSloe Wed 03-Oct-12 21:32:16

eBay Boden M&S?

I think I am link free...

Amazon John Lewis

No, eBay is linking. MNHQ can you explain please?

EdMcDunnough Wed 03-Oct-12 21:32:25

and the LAST thing I want to do is advertise sodding eb ay. angry I might mention it reluctantly from time to time, even suggest it, but there's no way I want to promote it.

That's not the same at all.

OliviaPeaceAndLoveMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 03-Oct-12 21:33:43

Hi there
Yes Justine's posted here about this

lubeybooby Wed 03-Oct-12 21:33:51

Hmmm can't see any links on any posts at all here.

MN is slow loading whatever that is, can't be an ad as I have them blocked

EdMcDunnough Wed 03-Oct-12 21:34:02

I read the other thread and Justine has calmly said it's a revenue generating thing.

I want to scream

ThreadWatcher Wed 03-Oct-12 21:36:11

Coming and going for me too.
And mn keeps crashing so several of my attempts to post on this thread havent appeared at all.

MN has been really slow for me too in the last week.
So slow this evening in fact that Im going somewhere else.

MN honestly I know I sound like a boring old maid when I say this but truly MN was better before you insisted on continually tinkering with it.
I dont want my posts/ops liked on facebook. I dont want a mumnset academy, I dont want to be quoted in the daily papers and neither do I want to have my words turned into advertisements. sad

There are other forums y'know where such things dont happen and not for the first time Im considering switching allegiance!

EdMcDunnough Wed 03-Oct-12 21:36:15

cross posts due to slow loading

Thanks Olivia


BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 21:37:26

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AnAssumedIdentity Wed 03-Oct-12 21:37:49

Can I try Boden - now what?

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 21:38:38

Ah ha! So they do have SOME discretion?

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 21:38:55


GolfOscarLimaDelta Wed 03-Oct-12 21:39:10

Some of them ^ up there are showing as links and some aren't. But the first time I read this thread none of them did/

Very strange.

Mostly eBay and Boden ones < checking to see if mine are.

I don't like it at all.

Agree that it's wrong for a company to get a link if it's not deserved - ie if the OP was complaining.

And something like W onga which is a word some people actually use? Very wrong to turn our conversations into an advertising op.

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 21:39:14


AnAssumedIdentity Wed 03-Oct-12 21:39:26

John Lewis - does it only become a link when you've hit the return key and are powerless to preent it...... Testing, testing ...

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 21:39:51


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AnAssumedIdentity Wed 03-Oct-12 21:40:40

Ooh - bit cheeky I think. Needs to be flagged in advance I think.

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 21:41:05

Ooooh! Well then...if we don't like it we can just say code words for companies we don't wish to promote.

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 21:42:08

i vote that we call Asda "Ahsdah" and "Tesco" can be....what?

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 21:42:48

Or look! If you do " " then it doesn't work! "Tesco" "Asda" Tesco Asda

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