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[META] What's with the automatic linking of words to external product websites?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 17, 2013 at 3:24 AM

It's just today that I noticed this.. when posting a comment or question, if you type a certain word or phrase, the system automatically links it to an external product website. For example, I typed the word 'coconut oil' and it automatically created a link to Target's website... I don't want to be promoting specific brands or websites when I don't support them. What the heck is going on? Has this happened to others on here?

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

i was using 'adblock plus' for a while, which would probably work as well, but it was 'upsetting' the viewing of some sites (& possibly slowing them as well). now i prefer to use ad-aware, but ad-aware does seem to permit some (if not all) the added VigLinks.

42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a

(1930)

on January 17, 2013
at 04:49 AM

oh ok.. never heard of it before!

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on January 17, 2013
at 04:35 AM

...yep it did...

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on January 17, 2013
at 04:34 AM

yep, its VigLink. i wonder if it will link the word VigLink in this comment as well, will soon find out...

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

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on January 17, 2013
at 04:34 AM

I use Google Chrome with AdBlock. I don't see these links you're referring to.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on January 17, 2013
at 04:27 AM

there's nothing you can do about it (as far as i know). it does seem to be getting worse tho. what people actually see will likely vary depending on the client/viewer being used

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on January 17, 2013
at 04:25 AM

there's nothing you can do abut it (as far as i know). it does seem to be getting worse tho...

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543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on January 17, 2013
at 04:35 AM

...yep it did...

42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a

(1930)

on January 17, 2013
at 04:49 AM

oh ok.. never heard of it before!

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on January 17, 2013
at 04:34 AM

yep, its VigLink. i wonder if it will link the word VigLink in this comment as well, will soon find out...

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543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on January 17, 2013
at 04:29 AM

there's nothing you can do about it (as far as i know). it does seem to be getting worse tho.

what people actually see will likely vary depending on the client/viewer being used

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