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Old 04-27-2016, 01:44 PM
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Default Certain things highlighted as if they were links

Even in my posts and I know I haven't linked anything like that.

So far I have seen scissors and sewing machines. Or maybe I have finally gone off the deep end and its just me.
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I am not sure what you are referring to. I have Adblocker running on my computer.
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Scissors is highlighted but not sewing machines. It must be some type of advertising.

editted to add, in this post sewing machines came out highlighted!

and now they're not! Crazy!

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I presumed it earned the site money if you click on them. I just noticed blouse highlighted on a thread too, but yes scissors and sewing machine always seem to be. In the beginning I thought the person posting had done it and it would click to their pic so was a bit disappointed it's just goes to a general ebay search
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When you just hover your mouse over those highlighted words, it says "link added by VigLink". Wikipedia has information about VigLink here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VigLink

From the article, VigLink looks like it's a "in-text advertising and marketing service" that has been added to over 100,000 vBulletin forums and many other sites.

PatriceJ could, and probably will, add more. I don't think it's anything to be concerned over, but better to find out if we're safe than to be sorry (we clicked!).
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​I have noticed several common words on the forum highlighting, it's not just you.
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:26 AM
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Originally Posted by mzzzquilts View Post
PatriceJ could, and probably will, add more. I don't think it's anything to be concerned over, but better to find out if we're safe than to be sorry (we clicked!).
i don't have anything to do with that. it isn't something i would do.
while they don't worry me, i don't particularly like them, either.

i just ignore them.
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
​I have noticed several common words on the forum highlighting, it's not just you.
Glad I am not the only one.
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Yes, I've seen that, too. I clicked on one once & it was not related to anything to do with sewing. Now I just ignore them.
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Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
i don't have anything to do with that. it isn't something i would do.
while they don't worry me, i don't particularly like them, either.

i just ignore them.
My sentiments exactly
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