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"VigLink" is molesting our posts

Discussion in 'Forum Operations Center' started by Fofer, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    TCF is doing it. The forum software is editing our posts after we make them, and inserting this VigLink crap. Hence the title of this thread...

    Apparently these spammy links and redirects shouldn't affect logged-in users, only guests (as we learned in this thread.) Maybe that's not happening with Forum Runner?

    Yeesh. What a mess.
     
  2. dthmj

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    I thought the original problem was with certain key words it would turn them into links. I'm not seeing that - I'm seeing links that people put in posts go through viglink first before it goes to the original destination.

    I don't like being redirected through *something*.... I suppose it's just tracking what I click on - but it's creepy and icky.

    Sorta like the thief rummaging through my underwear drawer.
     
  3. SullyND

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    I'm seeing it when viewing TCF in Mobile Safari as well.
     
  4. JETarpon

    JETarpon Well-Known Member

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    I saw this thread earlier when I posted my thread about slow posting, and was going to come post about the Forum Runner problem, too. It's particularly annoying since in Forum Runner you don't have the ability to mouse over a link and see that it's going to send you through VigLink.
     
  5. RegBarc

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    Not only this, but my mobile Safari browser has been stopped numerous times in it's tracts by VigLink's links hanging. I have to go back to the previous page, reload, then try the link again.
     
  6. JETarpon

    JETarpon Well-Known Member

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    It's particularly annoying with YouTube links in forum runner. Without viglink in the way, a YouTube link would just open the YouTube app. With viglink, however, the link opens a browser to navigate to viglink, then one it processes, it redirects to YouTube, and my YouTube app finally opens. When I'm done, and hit my back button, it takes me back to viglink, not back to the forum.
     
  7. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Is this why my replies to posts are taking forever to go through? I was just coming in here to complain about it. It's been going on for a few days now. Makes using this place a pain...
     
  8. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    Hey, I have noticed the slow replies too! Like 30-45 seconds for them to go through. Something's rotten!
     
  9. JETarpon

    JETarpon Well-Known Member

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    I don't think viglink is at fault for the slow posting. It's a separate issue.
     
  10. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Well something's sure messed up. Some of my posts are timing out and I'm starting to get error messages now, as below:

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    Let's see how long it takes this post to actually go through. Starting... Now.
     
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  12. Peter Redmer

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  13. Peter Redmer

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    Just for posterity--I understand this seems to be occurring randomly--but the last few posts I have made have gone through instantly on FF/Mac OS 10.7.4. Will continue to test on our end, but I have a feeling it's a server related issue.
     
  14. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    It's baaaack. Vagilink thing is doing something evil in the background that makes posts take forever to redirect AGAIN. I hit Reply and it just sits and sits and sits.... while Vagilink does it's thing. It can take up to a minute to post or it simply times out and I get an error screen. Is there anything that you can do to stop this spamware from screwing with the forum experience??? This sucks and it's been going on for days now. :(
     
  15. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    From the "Things That Annoy You" Thread, this is useful information for troubleshooting the issue (if the admins are so inclined:)

     
  16. kdmorse

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    I can't speak to ad related oddities, but posting slowness is definitely back with a vengeance. In the time it took a post to go through in one tab, I probably read a dozen threads in another...

    (Edit: This post of course went through instantly...)
     
  17. replaytv

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    Occasionally my anti malware software says tivocommunity is redirecting to unsafe sites. I turned off Adobe Flash and that seemed to fix it.
     
  18. Peter Redmer

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    I'm looking into this. It definitely looks like this is on Viglink's end, especially since it seems to come and go.

    I also agree that this is annoying and affecting the experience in a very negative way, and we want to get this resolved. If it was just a momentary outage on Viglink's part, that would be understandable, but it seems to be persistent.
     
  19. Peter Redmer

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    I have gotten in touch with Viglink tech support. Waiting for a response...
     
  20. Peter Redmer

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    BTW - Viglink has been temporarily disabled while we investigate this. I tested making a new post and standard reply, and it was instantaneous. Can others confirm?
     

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