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#21 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:04 AM

Test of URL. What ho!?


The link embedded here resolves all right. precisely 11:03:59 PM PST on Friday, February 10, 2012

Edited by Laxguy, 11 February 2012 - 01:21 AM.

"Laxguy" means a guy who loves lacrosse.

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#22 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:04 AM

Good to know, but useless for other URLs what I did try to open.

It's pointless to test it while other URLs disguised to meaningless value.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:03 PM

Good to know, but useless for other URLs what I did try to open.

It's pointless to test it while other URLs disguised to meaningless value.


What URLs would those be??

What does your second sentence mean?
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:48 PM

Yesterday I had one link open to an error code similar to what P Smith posted. But when I attempted the link again it worked. It seems to be an issue on viglink's servers ... perhaps overloading?

Try the "broken" links again. They likely work, and did soon after their initial fail.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:01 PM

What URLs would those be??

What does your second sentence mean?


It means I did OPT OUT and don't want the f$^%$ interceptor at all as it PREVENTING to use URLs on the site !

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:06 PM

Yesterday I had one link open to an error code similar to what P Smith posted. But when I attempted the link again it worked. It seems to be an issue on viglink's servers ... perhaps overloading?

Try the "broken" links again. They likely work, and did soon after their initial fail.


Did try - same sh!t; you can test it here too: http://www.dbstalk.c...058#post2959058

Got <Error><Code>AccessDenied</Code><Message>Access Denied</Message><RequestId>F499FC29A95E4798</RequestId><HostId>2oShFCB7iCakd7UYqF3URXfmofh7zU9njj5UqmVcsVRiJnGKhVpBXI3BDsBcmAZ/</HostId></Error>



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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:13 PM

Your browser may be florkerated. Try another one, and/or clean caches and cookies on the one you use.

The link you just posted works fine here.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:33 PM

I'll say last time for listening ppl - I did OPT OUT and I'm still get interception by the f%^$#^% site.
It should be a bug or something in local underlining of vB.

Edited by P Smith, 11 February 2012 - 11:28 PM.
tell yeah !


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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:23 PM

You're that certain there's not something wrong with your browser??
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:29 PM

The link you just posted works fine here.

Agreed. The link in the post P Smith linked is working fine for me as well.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:24 PM

Well, if not want to read - I did opt out not to use the feature, but it's still intercept URLs and doesn't work for my FF.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:27 PM

I just found this thread, and viglink seems to have completely failed. When i click on a link I get this:

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.
<Error><Code>AccessDenied</Code><Message>Access Denied</Message><RequestId>A4975C3342D75D61</RequestId><HostId>Bh97gFcWNkVnP+6X3WWodvNFS5hgg8LA3ZbMzamQh3qmzlIz6ZKqO8dRVcui7nQJ</HostId></Error>


Unfortunately teh displayed link is abbreviated so I can even use that

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:20 AM

What browser are you using? Did you try another one?
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:35 AM

So, the question to ppl who support the vB - why OPT OUT doesn't work ?

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:29 PM

I too opted out, yet this vigilink thing is totally forked up.
Tried with FF and Chrome. They report that the server can't be found.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:35 AM

So, the question to ppl who support the vB - why OPT OUT doesn't work ?


We're talking about 2 different functions.

The one we can choose to opt out of is the one that changes specific words in your posts, and others, to links that people pay them to advertise. For instance the word satellite would bring up an add for a company if you hovered over it. That function we can disable completely from seeing or allowing to happen in our posts.

The problem that this thread entails is that all URLs are sent through a viglink server that tracks all the data they can then sell. So if we link solid signal all over the place then they can sell data to whoever about the links. It's all just marketing data that gets sold all over. That specific feature is beyond our ability to stop because it happens at the software level of the forum which has been added in. While I'm sure it's possible to design a function to allow you to opt out there is not one at this time.

Hope that clears it up even though it doesn't solve the premise of your complaint. I can say however that new links posted after the fix have all resolved fine however old links will still be broken to me. It's also possible you have some aggressive settings somewhere which won't allow the viglink urls to resolve due to ad blocks or firewall settings. However I would be under the assumption that you set these yourself and would know.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:31 AM

Doesn't matter what I'm using at my side (FF with AB) - the site added viglink inserts to each posted URL and bring havoc to major Internet function - use the URLs !
It works before the "feature" OK. It should works with it. Hence opt out choice is must be supported. I'm sure it's doable and probably exist already.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:54 PM

Okay, its still messing up posted URs.
This makes this forum totally useless.

And, yes I did OPT out and tried different browsers.

Please give me specific instructions on how to stop this stupidity.:)
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:28 PM

Okay, its still messing up posted URs.
This makes this forum totally useless.

And, yes I did OPT out and tried different browsers.

Please give me specific instructions on how to stop this stupidity.:)


You can't but I would report the url's it is still impacting in this thread.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:26 PM

You can't but I would report the url's it is still impacting in this thread.

I did report these and what is result ? Same. Today I got other scrambled URL.
It's doesn't matter where is the URL, report it or not - it's matter of viglink devastating interception.




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