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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

IwishIwasmoreorganised Thu 04-Oct-12 19:47:35


I appreciate the need to generate income. Keep the links but make them a different colour to those that posters add on purpose.

Everyone's a winner!

PropositionJoe Thu 04-Oct-12 13:25:49

Thank you.

Really though what were you thinking

ToothGah Thu 04-Oct-12 11:56:24

Great news, just hope the re-think is permanent!

JollyToddler Thu 04-Oct-12 11:39:41

Thanks smile

Tee2072 Thu 04-Oct-12 11:31:31

Cheers Justine! You DA BOM!

::really can't pull off things like that and should stick to English::

MaryZed Thu 04-Oct-12 11:26:34

That's great Justine.

I admire your wish to make money out of the site (and letting us use it for free) and I know it probably seems to you that we whinge at every little change, but this obviously was a bigger matter than you first recognised, so I for one really appreciate the fact that you are looking at it.


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


EdMcDunnough Thu 04-Oct-12 11:18:36

Ho yess smilesmile

Justine, that is SO good to hear. Thankyou.

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 04-Oct-12 10:59:54

Hi all,
There's another thread which I posted on here discussing this.

Clearly you're not happy! And there's a problem with it, if folks think it's malware so we'll take it off for now and have a re-think about it.

Thanks for all the input.

FireOverBabylon Thu 04-Oct-12 10:40:51

Guillible Babylon signing up for duty......

SnotandBothered Thu 04-Oct-12 10:39:21


<gets off high horse>

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Thu 04-Oct-12 10:38:17

Sorry Fire blush I knew someone would fall for that.

JarethTheGoblinKing Thu 04-Oct-12 10:35:06

Snot - I think that one was a joke wink

SnotandBothered Thu 04-Oct-12 10:28:57

Have just done the hover over the coke thing shock

HQ this is crap - not even linking to 'official' sites - just random, inappropriate shite - you can't really endorse this???? confused

FireOverBabylon Thu 04-Oct-12 10:16:24

Not sure this is working as intended for MNHQ - has anyone hovered over bigfat's coke hyperlink? Alas, it is not to the drinks company wink

atacareercrossroads Thu 04-Oct-12 10:08:12

I've just spent ages checking for malware. This is beyond shit mnhq sad

PropositionJoe Thu 04-Oct-12 09:58:05

This is nasty. If you insist on doing it, mnhq, I think you owe it to us to make it clear exactly what will link and what will not. A list like the list of acronyms, so those who do not want their words turned into product endorsements can avoid it.

In the meantime I will just mistype everything. I'm guessing twatrose won't convert, but you all know where I mean (which is actually quite unhelpful to that brand, as I actually support them and get all my groceries there but you have forced me to refer to them in disparaging terms to avoid your new form of shite).

Likewise I never use the c word on here or irl, but I will say cuntingsainsburys on here just to avoid you linking from my posts.


JarethTheGoblinKing Wed 03-Oct-12 22:53:07

Ha! God, I'm always linking shite on 'ere. Must have made millions for MN - my invoice is in the post grin

GolfOscarLimaDelta Wed 03-Oct-12 22:49:40

Personally I must generate lots of income when on my phone.

I'm constantly scrolling to the bottom of the thread and hitting the adverts on there!

I just hate how it's using us chatting to generate income for companies we may not want to promote ourselves sad

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Wed 03-Oct-12 22:41:37


kekouan Wed 03-Oct-12 22:41:19

and feck orf with yer hmm Mintyy.

kekouan Wed 03-Oct-12 22:40:30

But... surely when there are links on here (to amazon, for example) MNHQ get a kickback? I know I did when I had amazon links on my site? confused

I must have posted a thousand links to amazon over the years... must have generated oooh... £6? grin

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 03-Oct-12 22:40:09

Weird, all links off. Though my phone wants to write Biden - guess it supports Obama.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 03-Oct-12 22:39:15




Mintyy Wed 03-Oct-12 22:38:18

Because automatic linking to a site or brand looks like you as an individual is endorsing that brand. WHAT is the problem in understanding that? Would have thought it would be perfectly obvious hmm.

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