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Old November 20th, 2008, 07:34 AM
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Default advertisements inserted into posts?

I checked the board without being logged in and I notice that key words and phrases in my (and others) posts are turned into advertisements. In the post below I post linked below I found many words and phrases turned into off-site advertising links when I am not logged in. Logging in made the links dissappear. The links are totally unrelated to cruising or this website. Just the usual Internet scam/advertising tricks. I do not post on this board to have miscellaneous words and phrases turned into advertisements. Suppose someone not very computer savy is reading the board for information and sees links all over the post, thinks they are there intentionally and will give more related information that will help them... only to realize they have been sucker punched with unscrupulous advertising tactics. :evil:

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Old November 20th, 2008, 07:39 PM
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I can't really understand why you'd want to log out, and if you don't, there's be none of those hyper-links.
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Old November 21st, 2008, 07:23 AM
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It's the stupid security settings on my work computer. It wipes the cookies every night. So unless I log-in on the homepage for CM I look like any other lurker.

Still the advertising &*$% and is pretty tacky. I would expect it from a porn site but not cruise/travel board.
As a side note: In my last sentence I wrote "I would expect if from a p o r n site..." and the system changed it to "dead end". When I go back and "edit" it still shows my original writing.

As a side, side note: I also frequent an aviation site. When they updated their forum software the naughty word censor kept deleting the word cockpit because of the first four letters. Very annoying when the entire forum is about airplanes.
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