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    In one of my recent postings I found a link to some junk page that I have never inserted - and that in the middle of the text. Who on earth does this. At the end the readers will think I am posting such junk. Next time I looked it was gone. This is not funny.

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    I too was wondering this, and they do it with my signature as well. These are very annoying and have nothing to do with either the posts or my signature.

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    I too noticed and its only with Internet Explorer, Firefox, chrome and Safari seem to be free of these advert links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    In one of my recent postings I found a link to some junk page that I have never inserted - and that in the middle of the text. Who on earth does this. At the end the readers will think I am posting such junk. Next time I looked it was gone. This is not funny.
    That may be one of infolinks intext ads. Their program is similar to google adsense but the difference is you have very little control over them. So you cannot control which texts are linked by them.
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    Yes, it is Infolinks being inserted. Kind of annoying in the sig lines, but I don't think it is possible to limit them to the body of a post.

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    @ whs: it is obvious.
    The guilty is The Big Brother

    I can see those links only with IE or Opera (even if I use privoxy) and it is normal I think.

    But if I surf with Firefox and adblock plus add on I cannot see any of them
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    These are the infolinks ads (dotted underline) which TWC and TWCF uses along with Google AdSense

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    These are the infolinks ads (dotted underline) which TWC and TWCF uses along with Google AdSense
    Thanks for the information but it doesn't make them any less annoying nor in my opinion sensless as they do not relate to the post or my signature

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    If it makes money for TWCF I say keep it!

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    I'm sure it keeps Anand in that jet-setting lifestyle to which he has becomed accustomed.

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