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Perfectlypurple Sat 04-Feb-17 18:18:33

Have noticed today that links appear to be created automatically when people type shops etc in. So eBay, Amazon etc.

I am sure that people are not doing it themselves and certainly won't be creating links every time they say eBay in a post.

Why is this happening?

Perfectlypurple Sat 04-Feb-17 18:19:14

Can now see it has happened on my post and I definitely didn't create links to ebay!

WorraLiberty Sat 04-Feb-17 18:21:37

It's a new thing. MNHQ put up a thread about it yesterday, here in Site Stuff.

WorraLiberty Sat 04-Feb-17 18:23:40

Sticky thread called 'Skimlinks' at the top of the Site Stuff page.

Sorry I can't C&P at the moment.

Perfectlypurple Sat 04-Feb-17 18:25:39

Thanks worra. Completely missed that at the top of site stuff! I should be more observant.

LornaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 05-Feb-17 10:18:33

Hello!

Pretty much what Worra has said! You can see the discussion here.

Hope this clears things up. flowers

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