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#41 OFFLINE   SayWhat?

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:23 PM

Highlight and copy the URLs and paste them into a new browser tab/window instead of right-clicking them.

Works as long as the full URL is posted instead of alternate text.
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#42 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:04 PM

If EVERY link is bad there is likely a problem with your computer or browser. I've clicked on a few of the links during the course of this thread and nearly all have worked. (The only one that failed for me was noted earlier in the thread and it worked later, as noted, and still works now.)

If specific links do not work while others are working then it could be helpful to know where those specific links are. Simply link to the posts with a failed link. But if it is every link in every post please see the paragraph above.

#43 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:19 PM

I have to agree with Mr. Long on this one. Please post the link so we can get to the bottom of this. I've tested many links myself and I just click on them and get where I need to.

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#44 OFFLINE   jdspencer

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:14 PM

Well, the link in post #3 here doesn't work for me.

This on my notebook using Win 7 and FF v11. BTW, they failed with IE and Chrome too!

A problem with copying and pasting links is that if the URL has been shortened by forum software, you don't get the whole thing. Like the link in post #10.

I just tried the link in post #3 using my desktop and it still didn't work.
This desktop is running Win XP SP3 and FF v10.

Also, I'm a member on AVSForum and things seem good there.
Although when you place the mouse curser on a link it doesn't show viglink in the URL as is does here.

Any other ideas?

Edited by jdspencer, 20 February 2012 - 12:30 PM.

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#45 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:28 PM

Clicking the link on a Win7 machine using Chome and the links in post 3 works perfectly.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:38 PM

That's fine! But, any ideas of what I need to look for with my PCs?
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:08 PM

From the other thread...

Hey Guys...

We are using Viglinks on the site in order to maybe drive some a little more revenue. Been using on AVSForum for some time with very good success and some nice deals found.

In any case, I did not forgot about the fact that some people do not like it, so if you go into the USERCP and click on "Edit Your Details", at the bottom of that page you will see two new options that can control this setting. The first one if to shut them off for you seeing them and the second is to omit your posts from being word linked. While the first one is no biggie, kind of think about the second one as it does help to support the site being able to word link.

Thanks all.



Those options work great for the posts themselves, however they seem to not be working right for the Signature section. I have both these options turned OFF yet I see one of the HR24-500 mentions in my signature with a viglink in the "Why Can't Slow Receivers Be Fixed" here...

http://www.dbstalk.c...388#post2984388

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:35 PM

I'm still having trouble linking to inserted URLs. The viglink stuff gives me the unable to locate blah blah.

Here's part of the message.

Server not found

Firefox can't find the server at apicdn.viglink.com.

Same message if using IE or Chrome.

I also don't understand how the two options in the UserCP work.

Show inserted links
Relevant keywords are linked to targeted products. When you mouse over the link, additional product information is displayed.

Would you like to see these inserted links?
Yes No

Allow inserted links in my posts
Relevant keywords are linked to targeted products. When you mouse over the link, additional product information is displayed.

Is it ok to show these links to other users when they're reading your posts?
Yes No

These seem to affect whether or not relevant product information is displayed.

These two options don't seem to reference how the "Viglink" is getting involved. I've tried both Yes and No settings.

Just how does "apicdn.viglink.com" get added to inserted URLs?
And why can't I open these affected links?

For example the link at the top of this post won't open.
http://www.dbstalk.c...41&postcount=26
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:24 PM

I lost ability to follow URLs posted here not that long and it still not working.

I'm just stop using any URLs here :(.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:02 PM

FYI... I have seen some other posts on the internet of some people having issues but most people not.

Some seem to have traced the problem to a DNS issue, probably specific to their internet provider.

For those having viglink issues, who is your ISP? And are you using a different DNS (like OpenDNS for example) or your ISP's DNS?

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:36 PM

I'm still having trouble linking to inserted URLs. The viglink stuff gives me the unable to locate blah blah.

For example the link at the top of this post won't open.
http://www.dbstalk.c...41&postcount=26


But have you tried a different browser? This link you show works on Chrome onna Mac.
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#52 OFFLINE   jdspencer

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:19 PM

In my Post #44 I mentioned that it doesn't work with IE or Chrome.

My ISP is Frontier Communications. I'm using Win 7 on a notebook.

I have disabled Viglink on http://www.viglink.com/support/optout

What's interesting is that the link I just posted doesn't work.
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#53 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:43 PM

In my Post #44 I mentioned that it doesn't work with IE or Chrome.

My ISP is Frontier Communications. I'm using Win 7 on a notebook.

I have disabled Viglink on http://www.viglink.com/support/optout

What's interesting is that the link I just posted doesn't work.


I'm not talking about copying and pasting a link. I meant entering DBSTalk through another browser and trying that.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:50 PM

Yes I did that.
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