Hyperlinks appearing when using Safari

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?
 

thejadedmonkey

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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:
 

smithrh

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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.
 

mobilehaathi

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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.
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?
 

BasicGreatGuy

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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?
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.
 

mobilehaathi

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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.
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.
 

0007776

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