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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2017, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
idealistic74
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Default Advertising on Clubtread is WAY OVER THE TOP!!

I was reading a trip report while not logged in (on safari) and noticed words in the trip report like "cubs", "small frame", "headlamps" and "Little Diamond" were linked. So I clicked on the links and it took me to products on amazon.com, ebay.. etc. and I saw that it was done by some firm called "viglink.com" which specifically goes through and links words we use in posts on clubtread to products. This is super uncool.

I cannot believe that in addition to the bottom of our photos being cut off by endless ads, that we have to be careful what words we use so we aren't advertising random products. Very unfortunate.

What a terrible decision that brings down the value of our posts and our community. It's "cheap" and it sucks.
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