Today, 13:32 |#3
Originally Posted by J.Michael
I wish you would stop making random words in posts look like links. These "links" really pop up ads that have nothing to do with the linked word -- just using the word as an excuse to shove an ad up my nose. In addition to being distracting, just mousing over the link seems to be enough of an excuse to pop up the ad, which then blocks my view until I dismiss it or it times out.
I see you have already posted here, no need to make new threads.
I didn't think this was quite the same issue.
Today, 02:44 |#2
This is specific to the 2015 theme, I'm pretty sure. You can try using one of the older themes like 2013 and I believe the in-line ads are no longer present.
I found a place to change the default Forum Skin from Forum Default to XDA 2013. I noted a fake link in a post before making the change. When I view the same post after making the change, there is no link. On the other hand, in the thread I started about this, the second time my original post is quoted, the word "view" becomes an ad-popping pseudo-link. (The place where I was able to change the Forum Skin *did* warn that some forums might temporarily override my choice. When I refreshed the page, the fake link no longer appeared.)
When I first read your response, I couldn't find a fake link to watch to see if changing the skin would eliminate the link. At the time, I was using a tablet. I'm not sure I ever saw such links while using the tablet. I don't know if it's the browser itself, or the user-agent string, or some other magic.
Thanks for the suggestion. It looks like it will at least cut down on the fake links.