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Old 08-08-2012
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Re: Auto links in Sailnet Posts - don't like them

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Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
Yep this FREE forum you are using for FREE is supported by a BUSINESS to maintain the fact that it is FREE...... If those linked words help drive revenue and keep the forum alive and FREE we all benefit...
good point....

in part

but

forums are competing in a market for eyes

this forum is in competition with other forums dealing with largely similar subjects

all of which are free

and none of the others I visit have the auto links

and I have never come across a forum that you have to pay to be on

it is of course the forum owners choice

however, in my opinion links that no-one clicks on are a bit pointless

links that act as a disincentive to posters and viewers are counter productive

as some-one else said - they are just the tiniest bit annoying

however, if your stats suggest that they are worth having......

rig up a few more and that might winch in the posters

Dylan
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