Links to Amazon

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  1. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

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    One for @Jim

    I've noticed that whenever I try and post a link to a product on Amazon the software is trying to embed the link as media so the result is that it doesn't show in the post at all.

    Example:

    This link: http: // www.amazon. co. uk/Bose-SoundLink-Mini-Bluetooth-Speaker/dp/B00XVKWV5S/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1456906111&sr=1-4&keywords=bose+soundlink+mini



    Posted below as a hyperlink, obviously without the spaces:




    ^^^^^^
     
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    When I edit the post to see where it's gone this is what I get:

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    Any ideas?
     
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    I've never followed it up to find out the reason but it appears that there is some code on the Amazon web site that converts a copied link to something they prefer.
     
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    Something created by Amazon so it looks more attractive and gives more info-- picture and price. Made me go and look at it ;)
     
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    Do you see the media then?

    I don't see anything at all :(

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    shows up for me
     
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    It's to do with Adblocker and Amazon ... if I have Adblocker enabled on this site I can see actual web links to other sites etc as text but not Amazon.

    If I put in the link [without the spaces]:

    http://www . amazon . co.uk/Bose-SoundLink-Mini-Bluetooth-Speaker/dp/B00XVKWV5S/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1456908225&sr=1-2&keywords=bose+sound+link+mini+bluetooth+speakers​

    Amazon converts this to the below MEDIA link [without the spaces]:

    [MEDIA = amazon]id=B00XVKWV5S;tld=uk[/MEDIA]​

    As it is then deemed to be an advert, if Adblocker in enabled, it blocks the whole thing.

    If I disable Adblocker and refresh page I can then see the Amazon item including the picture.
     
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    Is it browser related, I had a problem posting and seeing ANY hyperlinks in Fun or RVOC at one time with Firefox for example
     
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    It's AdBlock. I'd forgotten I even had it installed. :rolleyes:

    Thanks @Minxy Girl (y)
     
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