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Post by watchpalooza » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:23 am

A thread to report any strange link behavior, such as Amazon links redirecting to bizrate or Walmart. We have checked the server and there does not appear to be a server-side issue or plugin that would cause this. Further, not all users are experiencing issues, which may indicate a client-side issue such as a piece of local malware or similar. I want to help our members get to the bottom of it. Please include:

1) the link that was clicked
2) the web address and/or screenshot where you were redirected
3) try it 2-3 times to see if the issue recurs consistently...does it redirect every time you click the link? Does it always take you to the same address in #2, or do the redirects change?
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Re: Link redirects

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Post by watchpalooza » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:46 am

I have tried the Amazon links reported in the Head’s Up thread, and for me all go directly to the correct page on Amazon. I have tried with Tapatalk, Safari from my Iphone, my Ipad, and my MacBook, Chrome from my MacBook and IE from my PC. I tried each one 10 times, and in all cases the link opens Amazon, not Walmart. In short, I am unable to replicate the issue.

The post with the links: https://www.manontime.com/viewtopic.php ... 370#p23322
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Re: Link redirects

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Post by uvalaw2005 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:41 pm

Randomly, here's a thread from head-fi last year where something similar was happening and apparently viglink was the culprit:

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/the-dea ... /page-1725
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Re: Link redirects

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Post by ManOnTime » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:22 pm

uvalaw2005 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:41 pm
Randomly, here's a thread from head-fi last year where something similar was happening and apparently viglink was the culprit:

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/the-dea ... /page-1725
I tweaked some settings earlier today that I think solved it.

I had to shut off an option to redirect redirected links. :roll:

I do find it odd, however, that only a small few Amazon links were affected.
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