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  1. #1
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    What's up with embedded links in our posts...

    Anybody else been getting embedded links to ads in your post based on word choice. If I write, say, "dark ale" in a post, then a link to Amazon comes up selling a t-shirt with beer on it or something. Is this website-wide, or have I got some virus? Mostly the links take you to Amazon or Fleabay.

    Sorry if I missed other posts about this, but I just noticed it happening in the past couple of days. Haven't seen a thread about it.
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    What's up with embedded links in our posts...

    Delete your internet cache and install an ad blocker or two.

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    Just don't say "dark ale" and all will be good. Best advice stay out of the beer forum.
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    AD BLOCKER!!!! It makes all the difference in the world.
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    Link added by VigLink! If you google "kill viglink", there is an "opt out" link - and now I don't get a link for dark beer - just Amazon etc. Oh, and VigLink.
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    As you can see, technology scares me. That's why I still hang out in internet forums.
    You're so cute internet tough guy. Noogie...Noogie...Noogie.

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    Settings --->Edit Profile --->Show Inserted Links = NO
    Settings --->Edit Profile --->Allow inserted links in my posts = NO

    Problem solved. You owe me a dark ale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    Settings --->Edit Profile --->Show Inserted Links = NO
    Settings --->Edit Profile --->Allow inserted links in my posts = NO

    Problem solved. You owe me a dark ale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    Settings --->Edit Profile --->Show Inserted Links = NO
    Settings --->Edit Profile --->Allow inserted links in my posts = NO

    Problem solved. You owe me a dark ale.
    All very well and good. Went to edit - there's the promised "NO"s - checked them - save changes aaaaaand

    Forbidden

    You don't have permission to access /profile.php on this server.

    I'm special. I guess. Either that or they're on to me.
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    Settings --->Edit Profile --->Show Inserted Links = NO
    Settings --->Edit Profile --->Allow inserted links in my posts = NO

    Problem solved. You owe me a dark ale.
    Worked like a champ for me. Weird that this only started happening the last couple days when my settings were there all along.
    You're so cute internet tough guy. Noogie...Noogie...Noogie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    Settings --->Edit Profile --->Show Inserted Links = NO
    Settings --->Edit Profile --->Allow inserted links in my posts = NO

    Problem solved. You owe me a dark ale.
    glad it worked. I guess that was one of the changes that them made to make them more money huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    glad it worked. I guess that was one of the changes that them made to make them more money huh?
    Yeah, mtbr should cut us a check for every link we follow...kinda like royalties.
    You're so cute internet tough guy. Noogie...Noogie...Noogie.

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    Doh..... not for me.

    Forbidden. You don't have permission to access /profile.php on this server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    Doh..... not for me.

    Forbidden. You don't have permission to access /profile.php on this server.
    Interesting. It worked for me as well.
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    That is what happens hen you log in from the forbidden city
    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    the big aussie rep bomb is comin your way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    Doh..... not for me.

    Forbidden. You don't have permission to access /profile.php on this server.
    You're probably on the list then.
    Either that or you're on double secret probation.

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