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SpidersWithBellsOn Fri 17-Feb-17 11:39:51

I'm curious. Why are links appearing in people's posts? How do we stop it? Can we stop it? I've opinions against certain companies and would rather not post something innocently and find the post is auto-linking to their sites.
Is it a sponsorship/advertising revenue thing?

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Fri 17-Feb-17 11:41:34

It's been around for a couple of weeks. I think it's MNHQ trying to be helpful by turning some things in to links automatically to save us the bother.

I don't think it's a major cause for concern.

BeezerBubble Fri 17-Feb-17 11:43:50

Read all about it

SpidersWithBellsOn Fri 17-Feb-17 11:53:39

Skimlinks, huh? Never heard of it. Will have a read, thanks Beezer!

tribpot Fri 17-Feb-17 11:57:01

It's definitely motivated by a desire to be helpful - MN is inserting paid links as a form of advertising.

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