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08-22-2012 09:38 AM
administrator
Re: Auto links in Sailnet Posts - don't like them

Quote:
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...
Thank you - in fact they do drive business to shop.sailnet.com and help keep Sailnet Free.
08-21-2012 11:12 AM
dylanwinter1
Re: Auto links in Sailnet Posts - don't like them

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Originally Posted by cupper3 View Post
Annoying users is never a great way to increase revenue. Albeit, they will have to decide if it is worth the effort... after all, it is their business, not ours.
but we are their business

no customers .... no business

D
08-12-2012 08:56 PM
cupper3
Re: Auto links in Sailnet Posts - don't like them

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Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post
Points taken on the links (pro and con) but I'm going to move this thread out of General Sailing.

Yes, the links are an effort for the site owners to increase revenue.
Annoying users is never a great way to increase revenue. Albeit, they will have to decide if it is worth the effort... after all, it is their business, not ours.
08-12-2012 08:38 PM
Jgbrown
Re: Auto links in Sailnet Posts - don't like them

Ads around the side I didn't mind, especially if they generate revenue to keep the site open. The damn inline ads especially on a mobile device played havoc with browsing. As a result I now run an ad-blocker, and no longer click any advertisments on here, the risks of over-advertising and aggravating your client base have been reached.
This wouldn't have been an issue if they limited the number of these links per post to only a few. When it totally ruined the flow of being able to read a long post I sought a solution.
08-10-2012 08:55 PM
bigdogandy
Re: Auto links in Sailnet Posts - don't like them

I have to admist I never noticed them until I read this thread......
08-09-2012 08:00 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Auto links in Sailnet Posts - don't like them

They don't bother me. Clearly they are making an effort to sell product. I can understand that they might bug some more than others.
08-09-2012 12:53 AM
blt2ski
Re: Auto links in Sailnet Posts - don't like them

Tim,

I have to admit, maybe I have not seen them, or they reappeared......I had not seen the hyperlinks for a bit. The last time a post like this showed up, the issue was one might link an "anchor" manufacture, say www jones anchor dot com as an example, and the anchor part of the jonesanchor would hyperlink, not allowing the actual link to jonesanchor, because the sailnet hyperlink broke "my" link up! I have to admit, I have to tried linking to another site with one of SN's hyperlinked words that I know of recently. It "was/may not be" an issue at this time.

Marty
08-08-2012 11:05 AM
Tim R.
Re: Auto links in Sailnet Posts - don't like them

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Originally Posted by blt2ski View Post
The auto links are not a big deal, "UNTIL" you try to link say a story elsewhere, or equal which includes one of the auto link words, then the link you the poster are trying to get to is screwed! the general auto link in the post is something one can read thru over etc. It is when they over ride what I am trying to post is when I get PO'd per say.

marty
Can you give an example Marty?

Not a problem here. Seems users can override with their own link. Here is the word Compass and I redirected the link here:Compass
08-08-2012 10:51 AM
DRFerron
Re: Auto links in Sailnet Posts - don't like them

Points taken on the links (pro and con) but I'm going to move this thread out of General Sailing.

Yes, the links are an effort for the site owners to increase revenue.
08-08-2012 10:41 AM
blt2ski
Re: Auto links in Sailnet Posts - don't like them

The auto links are not a big deal, "UNTIL" you try to link say a story elsewhere, or equal which includes one of the auto link words, then the link you the poster are trying to get to is screwed! the general auto link in the post is something one can read thru over etc. It is when they over ride what I am trying to post is when I get PO'd per say.

marty
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