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First Sainsburys, then Halfords

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IAmNotAUserNumber Mon 06-Feb-17 15:14:56

Why does typing in names of certain companies automatically cause them to hyperlink to their websites?
Like here - Sainsburys
and here - Halfords

I appreciate MN needs revenue to survive, but actually hyperlinking on words in people's threads seems a bit much. It's like a parody of a movie where absolutely every product is brought in as sponsorship - hero drinks from cans clearly marked Coke, Budweiser; eats from MacDonalds take-away bags, visibly puts on his Nike trainers.
hmm
I don't like it.
It's tacky.

IAmNotAUserNumber Mon 06-Feb-17 15:15:35

OK, so the weird thing is, it's not happening here - I'll link to a thread where it does.

IAmNotAUserNumber Mon 06-Feb-17 15:17:17

Here
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/2847013-Sainsburys-is-posh-isnt-it

IAmNotAUserNumber Mon 06-Feb-17 15:18:20

and Halfords was definitely hyperlinked in a thread about a smashed wing mirror

Shizzy Mon 06-Feb-17 15:20:04

I can't see any links here or on the thread you linked to. Is it a settings issue?

BiggerBoatNeeded Mon 06-Feb-17 15:21:42

It's explained here I think: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/site_stuff/2845367-Skimlinks-on-Talk

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 07-Feb-17 10:02:32

Hi IAmNotAUserNumber,

Wot BiggerBoatNeeded said - we're testing out skimlinks. Do have a look at this thread for more info: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/site_stuff/2845367-Skimlinks-on-Talk

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