Post by WeAreAllOne on Feb 21, 2017 18:41:01 GMT -8
This is an unfortunate problem I ran into just today. I wanted to post here just in case anyone runs into this same issue. Viglink is a business that offers webhosts money for clicks generated from outgoing links on forums.
For example, if I were to copy a link on here that is outgoing (as in, it goes to somewhere other than this website) it will replace google.com with --> api.viglink.com/dfuidfaosdfhauhdawugdegqy2weyiq2ge4qiwydbgeaisdasidasbhi.google.com
So essentially, it hi-jacks the link and replaces it with a referral. This is claimed to cause no hindrances but it is highly annoying.
Unfortunately, I cannot personally disable it on these forums, but there are ways to get around it if you are having problems with it. Here's how.
- I pay for monthly ad-free, thus, if you are using an ad-blocker on these forums, it will make these viglinks appear (BUT ONLY if you copy/paste/click outgoing links from here) - Thus, if you make an exception on ad-block for these forums, it will get rid of the viglink none sense. This is completely okay as I already pay for ad-block anyway so you WILL NOT see advertisements on these forums anyway even if ad-block is disabled. I despise ads, and popup content as much as anyone and wish to make that known with how I run these forums. Thus, no advertisements or other cheap money making gimmicks will ever be displayed, except a donate button on the top that leads to a paypal button.
That will fix the problem. If not, please post here. I doubt anyone will come across this problem but I wanted to preemptively create this thread just in case it ever happens. Thank you everyone!