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Old 03-22-16, 05:40 PM
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Amazon Links in threads no longer working

When clicking a link to Amazon within any thread creates a URL that is unresolvable for Amazon.

example: http://www.amazon.com/Pilot/dp/B01D0MDRMW/

used to become: http://www.amazon.com/Pilot/dp/B01D0...=nosim/dvdtalk

but now becomes:http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...%26amp%3BlibId...


which resolves to: http://cdn.viglink.com/api/http%3A%2...osim%2Fdvdtalk
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Old 03-23-16, 08:40 PM
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Re: Amazon Links in threads no longer working

Should be fixed now.
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Old 03-24-16, 04:01 AM
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Re: Amazon Links in threads no longer working

Seems to work correct from mobile chrome browser at this time. I will check ie11 on Windows 10 later and let you know.
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Old 05-18-16, 11:23 AM
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Re: Amazon Links in threads no longer working

I noticed a couple days ago that Amazon links are disappearing. I'm using the latest Firefox browser.

Here's one. Let me know if it shows up:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0037STB02/
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Old 05-18-16, 11:24 AM
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Re: Amazon Links in threads no longer working

Worked for me.
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Old 05-18-16, 11:52 AM
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Re: Amazon Links in threads no longer working

Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
I noticed a couple days ago that Amazon links are disappearing. I'm using the latest Firefox browser.
Turn off AdBlocker. As part of a recent update, AdBlocker by default rejects any Amazon affiliate link. (Plus...y'know, support DVD Talk!) You can also disable that specific AdBlocker filter:

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##a[href^="http://www.amazon."][href*="/obidos/ASIN/"]
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Old 05-24-16, 02:04 AM
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Re: Amazon Links in threads no longer working

I disabled Adblock Plus and it works. It seems like other users can see the link even if the user who posted it cannot.

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Old 06-02-16, 12:17 PM
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Re: Amazon Links in threads no longer working

Just tried to link to a BD Amazon lowered the price on, link wouldn't take...

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/12817132-post6227.html
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Old 06-02-16, 12:49 PM
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Re: Amazon Links in threads no longer working

I entered the web link. No problems. Did you disable your ad blocker?
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Old 06-02-16, 02:40 PM
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Re: Amazon Links in threads no longer working

Yes I did and I was able to see my link. I posted a thread at the Pale Moon forum about this issue, we'll see if anybody there can resolve it.
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Old 06-02-16, 09:14 PM
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Re: Amazon Links in threads no longer working

Actually, it was in the Easy List filterset within AdBlock Latitude (more than likely the same as AdBlock Plus), a rule had to be excluded/unchecked. I posted the issue in the East List forum, haven't received a response yet.

The rule is:

distrowatch.com,dvdtalk.com,soundtrackcollector.com##a[href^="http://www.amazon."][href*="/obidos/ASIN/"]

in case anyone else has the same issue with Firefox/Pale Moon.
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Old 06-26-16, 08:19 PM
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Re: Amazon Links in threads no longer working

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
Turn off AdBlocker. As part of a recent update, AdBlocker by default rejects any Amazon affiliate link. (Plus...y'know, support DVD Talk!) You can also disable that specific AdBlocker filter:

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##a[href^="http://www.amazon."][href*="/obidos/ASIN/"]
That worked until a day or so back (not exactly sure as I only have the issue on review pages and haven't looked at any for a few days). I also tried kd5's filter uncheck. Neither work now for the reviews pages. I also just "upgraded" to FF v47.0 yesterday as well. It could be a combo of the two.

**EDIT**
I found and disabled this:
##div[id^="div-gpt-ad"]
which is a Easylist block apparently tied to Amazon. That seems to have allowed Amazon links in the reviews to work and display properly.

**EDIT #2**
It *may* be related to the FF version as well. I have *zero* issues on my work system but FF on it is at v44.0. I may do a test "upgrade" later just to see (it's the portable version and easy to backup/undo crappy upgrade versions).

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