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Ban Amazon Links #4596528
12/06/17 09:32 PM
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Merkava_4 Offline OP
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I think we should ban Amazon links.

Wayne obviously doesn't have the time to go around repairing 50 threads per day.

Re: Ban Amazon Links [Re: Merkava_4] #4596556
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
I think we should ban Amazon links.


No one is forcing you to click on them.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Ban Amazon Links [Re: Linctex] #4596561
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
No one is forcing you to click on them.


No but they are forcing me to use the side scroll bar at the bottom of the page which I hate very much.

Re: Ban Amazon Links [Re: Merkava_4] #4596562
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Re: Ban Amazon Links [Re: Merkava_4] #4596568
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Re: Ban Amazon Links [Re: Merkava_4] #4596573
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You really are running out of things to post about, aren't you?


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Re: Ban Amazon Links [Re: Merkava_4] #4596584
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Re: Ban Amazon Links [Re: michaelluscher] #4596587
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Originally Posted By: michaelluscher
You really are running out of things to post about, aren't you?


Up until a couple of days ago the moderators have been able to keep a handle on the Amazon links, but in the last 48 hours, BITOG has been getting inundated by Amazon links.

Re: Ban Amazon Links [Re: Merkava_4] #4596594
12/06/17 10:19 PM
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Buy a larger monitor. More screen area, less side-scrolling.

Here is a nice ultrawide LG:

https://www.amazon.com/LG-34UM68-P-34-In...escreen+monitor

Re: Ban Amazon Links [Re: Merkava_4] #4596595
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Originally Posted By: michaelluscher
You really are running out of things to post about, aren't you?


Up until a couple of days ago the moderators have been able to keep a handle on the Amazon links, but in the last 48 hours, BITOG has been getting inundated by Amazon links.


I did in fact try to help another member who was asking for some wheel bearing suggestions. I don't sit at the computer all day long and basically know how to turn it on, turn it off, and read and send emails. I had no idea how to link to the wheel bearings I suggested on Amazon other than the way I did it.

Perhaps you could have tried correcting me or showing me by using the private message option?

I will be able to sleep tonight knowing that I tried to contribute information to a fellow member in a small way, and even be able to sleep knowing it rattled another member for some unknown reason!

Get a life!

Re: Ban Amazon Links [Re: ls973800] #4596600
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At least one guy agrees with me ! thankyou

Originally Posted By: Sayjac
Can't believe I'm posting this but, I actually agree with the Merkster on this one. shocked When a link is posted that causes a required side to side scroll, I generally just leave/avoid the thread. Make no reply on it. Very irritating and some are so long it's downright absurd.

I see waynewillson fixed one that I too noticed recently, example two.

Re: Ban Amazon Links [Re: Merkava_4] #4596605
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Merkava_4,

Instead of wasting bandwidth with such a complaint, how about you write up a how to, showing users how to use the forum functions to embed a link? We can then make it a sticky.

Most amazon links show us just fine on my equipment, btw. Not sure why once in a while they get real long. IME its the exception, not the rule...

Re: Ban Amazon Links [Re: Merkava_4] #4596633
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Depending which browser you use. You can block banners and advertisement. I do. Firefox and Chrome are great in that order. I see no ads..........Clear your cookies.




Respectfully,

Pajero!


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Re: Ban Amazon Links [Re: Merkava_4] #4596640
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OK......

so what MOST people don't know when posting "monster length" links....

...is that if you delete everything after the "?" (including the "?").....

.........ccessory/dp/B00L6DAD52/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1512616149&sr=8-5&keywords...........

....then you won't ever again have to scroll "side-to-side"

just a little PSA


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Ban Amazon Links [Re: Linctex] #4596651
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That's true and a good tip, but it's kinda beside the point. Why are people using the URL as the hyperlink text?

Wikipedia

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