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This thread was archived on 8 July 2009 by Calebchiam.


Ok, what is this? Green links to ads everywhere. This is... I cannot decently express my anger. Now that's a throwing weapon!Doucher4000******r4000I'll eat you! 03:47, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Someone, get rid of them ASAP. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk  03:57, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

It was an accident, Wikia is working to disable it, as it accidentally went global. Until they can disable globally I mentioned our wiki as to one to disable it on in the meantime. - TehKittyCatTalk Wikian-Book 03:57, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
Got any links to where Wikia is talking about this? Seems to me like Wikia just added another (annoying) revenue source to their pages. --Quarenon  Talk 04:02, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
From their irc channel #wikia.
[23:51:22]	<toughpigs>	the infolinks extension got imported for a very small test we're doing for a couple wikis that have agreed to it
[23:51:45]	<toughpigs>	unfortunately -- it didn't get turned off for all the wikis, so here it is, way different than we wanted it
[23:52:03]	<toughpigs>	yeah -- it was supposed to be imported and turned off siteiwde
[23:52:07]	<toughpigs>	no full rollout.

- TehKittyCatTalk Wikian-Book 04:05, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

The links are coming courtesy of InfoLinks, an ad server. I know because I researched it a little just the other day. If you use Firefox, install the NoScript plugin to disallow scripts by default, and mark the InfoLinks domain as untrusted. This will mean that you will never know the ads are there, but most of our visitors will see them fully functioning. Personally I think it is absolutely unacceptable for these to stay. Leevclarke talk Max_logo_mini.png bulldog_puppy.png 04:03, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
What were Wikia thinking? These ads cannot remain here. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk  04:04, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Wow. Those links = gf relevance.  Panjy16 04:05, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

It is now fixed. - TehKittyCatTalk Wikian-Book 04:06, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Good. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk  04:09, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

We can now lock this, thank you very much. Now that's a throwing weapon!Doucher4000******r4000I'll eat you! 04:10, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

>_< wait, what did I just do to this page. I clicked save after I typed my message, someone interrupted my save because they saved it while i edited, but i saved again anyway. wait... one sec, think i just repeated a bunch of text. --Quest point cape.pngLil Diriz 77 Talk Summoning-icon.png 04:13, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Now that the cat's out of the bag, are these types of ads something we might expect Wikia to actually roll out to all wikis in the future? I assume we can't opt out of the existing banner ads, so I don't anticipate these text ads as being a "volunteer" based ad system going forward. --Quarenon  Talk 04:14, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
If they do implement these green ads... That'd be horrible. Riot anyone? --Quest point cape.pngLil Diriz 77 Talk Summoning-icon.png 04:16, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
In the last few weeks Wikia has actually reduced the number of ads per page and this is one of their experiments to find better methods of ad revenue, but it accidentally got rolled out globally instead of a few test wikis. - TehKittyCatTalk Wikian-Book 04:17, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
Oh great this is going like bulbapedia >.< (but its from kontera) Twig Talk 772kZGs.png 04:22, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

If anyone's interested, the chat log of #wikia when this happened is here. --Quarenon  Talk 04:29, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

If these come back, our chances of getting associated with Jagex will become very small... Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 08:34, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Comment - People really need to understand the reality of the situation, Jagex will not look down on us because of ads generated randomly by advertising programs. We are very good about keeping ourselves totally inline with Jagex policy, in fact we are cleaner than most other fansites who ARE on the dang list. Cap and goggles.pngTEbuddy 10:55, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

WTH? We can't be advertising RS cheating sites! I never saw those links,but I had better not see them.......--

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17:59, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Someone tell Wikia NOT' to use those ads. I bet we're not the only wiki who will be pissed off if unrelated green links start popping up everywhere. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk  22:26, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Ugh, this will not be a good thing at all if they are planning on putting this on. Especially since it will be mixed into all of our content, which could confuse people thinking we are trying to link to a scam site. Zaros tally.PNGBladeQuick chat button.png# 22:50, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Closed - C.ChiamTalk 08:03, 8 July 2009 (UTC)