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Fancy links
« on: November 03, 2013, 06:31:47 PM »
I am starting to notice fancy link within users' posts. Accompanied with fancy icons. Has new way of advertising been introduced or am I to drunk?
« Last Edit: November 03, 2013, 06:34:23 PM by Michał Kalina »

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Re: Fancy links
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 06:35:25 PM »
It may be the beverages talking...
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Re: Fancy links
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 06:38:41 PM »


I think I need to quit beer.

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Re: Fancy links
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 06:49:32 PM »
Interesting.  I don't have that issue, and I use a PC and a Mac. 
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Re: Fancy links
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 06:53:03 PM »
I use Chrome.

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Re: Fancy links
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2013, 06:59:09 PM »
So do I! 
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Re: Fancy links
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2013, 07:04:00 PM »
Might be some plugin I've installed.

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Re: Fancy links
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2013, 07:05:57 PM »
It's a spam injection plugin. Go to your list of plugins and see which of them doesn't belong there, write down the name, go to control panel and delete it.
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Re: Fancy links
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2013, 07:07:11 PM »
Already removed a couple I did not recognize. It seems to be OK now.

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« Last Edit: November 03, 2013, 07:07:44 PM by Michał Kalina »

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Re: Fancy links
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2013, 07:52:52 PM »
Yeah, there are many types of plugins that will do that.  Programs like Skype will highlight any phone number and give you a skype dial option.  Other plugins/spyware/maleware will do this to send your link clicking to "appropriate" advertisers to dump you full of spam.

Of course if you are by chance using linux, it most likely was a browser plugin.
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