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Old 02-11-18, 03:39 PM
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Why does the word "it" turn into a link?

In the TV Talk forum, whenever I see or post the word "it", it gets turned into a link. I'm logged in. What's up with that?

It doesn't happen when linking to a specific post directly, but check post 54 here for an example:

https://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/63...ng-jcvd-2.html
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Old 02-11-18, 04:32 PM
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Re: Why does the word "it" turn into a link?

I don't see that happening. I'm on my phone, if that makes a difference.
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Re: Why does the word "it" turn into a link?

I don't see it.
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Old 02-11-18, 05:01 PM
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I've been seeing it
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I'm not seeing it.
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Old 02-12-18, 12:30 PM
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Re: Why does the word "it" turn into a link?

Breakfast, could you post a screenshot of what you're getting?
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Re: Why does the word "it" turn into a link?

Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
I'm not seeing it.
Of course! It's marketing, only five months late.
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Which platform and browser are you surfing on?
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Old 02-12-18, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Breakfast with Girls View Post
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/13267354-post60.html

I'm not seeing the "it" hyperlinked. Hmm...
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Get off netscape navigator
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Old 02-13-18, 01:02 PM
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Re: Why does the word "it" turn into a link?

Nor am I. Hmmm... Breakfast, is it still there? Where does it try to send you to?
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Old 02-13-18, 01:11 PM
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Re: Why does the word "it" turn into a link?

You will sometimes see this when not logged in. Log in and "it" should go away. It's an ad type.
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Old 02-13-18, 08:01 PM
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I’m logged in on my phone and I see it. Just started noticing it.
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Re: Why does the word "it" turn into a link?

I’m also logged in on my phone and can see the hyperlinks. Damn annoying.
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Re: Why does the word "it" turn into a link?

Same. Was logged in on my phone and saw it, even using the non-mobile skin. Didn't think to take a screencap, sorry.
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Re: Why does the word "it" turn into a link?

Also logged in and seeing it. Not all the time, but frequently.

Using safari if that matters.
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Old 02-17-18, 07:25 AM
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Re: Why does the word "it" turn into a link?

I'm seeing it any time the fist sentence in a post ends with it. But if another sentence ends with it. Then it doesn't seem to have a hyperlink. It is ONLY the word it and only when it's at the end of a sentence and (seemingly) only if it's the first sentence of a post. I could be wrong about that last part.

Edit: both of the sentences above have it. <- but this one didn't until I added words after it.

edit: only on mobile, using the default browser, not the crappy mobile browser.

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Old 02-17-18, 09:24 AM
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Re: Why does the word "it" turn into a link?

Haven't seen it on various computers i've been on.
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Old 02-17-18, 01:01 PM
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Re: Why does the word "it" turn into a link?

I recently saw it. A post I made last night in the "What are you playing?" video game thread: the "it" at the end of the second sentence had "it". Made the post through Safari on my iPad (using the full, not using the mobile, version of the site). The links are gone now though
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Re: Why does the word "it" turn into a link?

Always signed in, always safari, always full desktop mode, and I see the links maybe half the time.
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Old 02-18-18, 09:18 AM
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Re: Why does the word "it" turn into a link?

Huh, I’ve been seeing this for awhile. Multiple browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome), multiple devices (different iPhones, iPad, laptop). Always signed in, don’t use the mobile version.

I didn’t pay enough attention to identify any pattern.
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Old 02-18-18, 02:07 PM
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I'm always logged in.
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Old 02-18-18, 02:08 PM
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Re: Why does the word "it" turn into a link?

In this post I can see --> it. Only when a space and an additional character follows the first "it".

Testing the second --> it. I see it here, too.

Each matching instance of it is replaced with

Code:
<a class="vglnk" href="http://it/" rel="nofollow"><span>it</span></a>
It appears to be added with this JavaScript function in vglink.js (cdn.viglink.com):

Code:
l = function(a, b) {
    var c;
    c = e.createEl("a");
    c.innerHTML = a.replace(/([a-z0-9]+ *|[^a-z0-9]+)/ig, "<span>$1</span>");
    c.className = "vglnk";
    e.cache(c, "type", "inserted");
    e.cache(c, "phrase", a);
    k.ui && "U" !== b.type && (c.title = "Link added by VigLink");
    m.initLink(c, b);
    return c
};
From viglink.com:

Translate your passion and expertise into a sustainable business. Simply add a snippet of code to your site, and VigLink automatically turns existing links on your pages into revenue generating links. VigLink can also insert new links on relevant terms and phrases to capture purchase intent.

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Old 02-21-18, 07:33 PM
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Yes sometimes viglink must be showing even if you're logged in.
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