Hyperlinks appearing when using Safari

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  1. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

    mobilehaathi

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    When using Safari on my laptop or iPhone, there appear to be links automatically inserted into words like Amazon, Walmart, eBay. For example in this thread.

    Is this something MR is doing? If so I find it extremely tacky. If it isn't something MR is doing, does anyone know how to get rid of this phenomenon?
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I'm getting it on Safari on Yosemite, and IE on Windows 10. It's very annoying.

    On the more ironic side, it appears as though my signature is now a free link to Dell.com :eek:
     
  3. mobilehaathi thread starter macrumors G3

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    I'm going to guess this has something to do with MR using SkimLinks.
     
  4. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    The links don't appear if you use extensions which can't be talked about here.

    Enable those un-named extensions, and the links go bye-bye.

    I agree, tacky on MR's part.
     
  5. mobilehaathi thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yes, I discovered that. Nothing much to do on the iPhone though if I want to continue to use the default browser.

    As a contributing member, is it possible to turn this off?
     
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Unless the Skimlinks mod is modified, it can't be turned off by members on an individual basis. This may not be an issue once the forum upgrade is done. I don't recall this mod being available for the new software.
     
  7. mobilehaathi thread starter macrumors G3

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    Hmmm, okay. This must be a relatively new 'enhancement' as I browse the MR forums from my phone regularly, and I only just noticed these links being inserted.

    I'll just reiterate that I think this 'enhancement' is tacky, distracting, and really degrades the experience.
     
  8. 0007776 Suspended

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    The good thing is it'll make the spammer's jobs easier.
     
  9. annk Administrator

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    WildCowboy is checking with arn and the developers about this. I remember it happening once previously, as well.
     
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  11. mobilehaathi thread starter macrumors G3

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    I'm delighted to hear that it was unintentional. Cheers!
     

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