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TheFurryMenace Fri 30-Dec-16 09:04:15

Hi, every time I try to search in the search bar a particular topic, and then click on the relevent thread it directs me to and says that it is Skimlinks and I have to go through that to see the actual thread. Is this a bug or legit?


KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 30-Dec-16 18:50:56

Hi there TheFurryMenace,

Can we ask what device and browser you are using? If you have a screenshot of what you are seeing, that would be really helpful, too.

TheFurryMenace Fri 30-Dec-16 19:53:07
If you’ve landed on this page, you may be wondering exactly what it’s all about.

We’re Skimlinks — a service that helps online publishers earn money.

When links in publishers’ content lead their users to click through and buy from an online retailer, we make sure they’re rewarded!

We aim to make our service seamless and unobtrusive, so your user experience should not be interrupted. If you’ve landed on this page and didn’t mean to, unfortunately you’ve most likely clicked on a broken link along the way. Links can be broken if they are badly formatted; if you spot any again, we’d advise reporting these to the site owner.

- Team Skimlinks

CarrotPuff Fri 30-Dec-16 21:39:54

I'm getting the same. I'm on laptop and using Google Chrome

MERLYPUSSEDOFF Fri 30-Dec-16 21:45:01

Me too Carrot

TheFurryMenace Fri 30-Dec-16 22:03:05

Im on Google Chrome too. Glad Im not the only one. Hopefully, MN HQ will sort it soon.

YetAnotherBeckyMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 31-Dec-16 14:06:44

Hi everyone, we're looking into this now. Hopefully have answers for you soon.

TheFurryMenace Sat 31-Dec-16 15:10:07

Thanks Becky.

YetAnotherBeckyMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 31-Dec-16 16:13:20

Hello again. We'll get this sorted but it won't be until next week- sorry for the delay. Let us know if it happens again after that.

Satanshandmaiden Sat 14-Jan-17 09:58:00

Hi, this is still happening, any update please?

TheFurryMenace Tue 14-Feb-17 09:59:11

Hi, this is still happening, is there any update please? I dont know whether it is okay to click on the skimlinks link or if I will be bombarded with advertising. Can someone please update?

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 14-Feb-17 17:33:23

Thanks for flagging this, we're looking into what might be causing the problem this time around.

You shouldn't be being bombarded by advertising if you click a Skimlinks link - if it looks like you're being taken anywhere out of the ordinary or you're seeing something you don't think you should be, please drop us a line and we'll take a closer look.

CarrotPuff Tue 14-Feb-17 20:05:30

So over a month on, you still haven't fixed it? hmm

AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 15-Feb-17 13:51:55

Apologies for the delay in sorting this, we're getting to the bottom of it now.

Could you let us know what anti-virus software you're using? We have spoken to Skimlinks and we think it could be a problem with the settings on your Kaspersky anti-virus software, which they are working to fix. If you aren't using Kaspersky then let us know and we'll try and work out what is causing the redirect.

TheFurryMenace Wed 15-Feb-17 20:59:59

I use Kaspersky, yes.

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