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Since I haven't seen this elsewhere on my friends list, shatterstripes mentions a sneaky little piece of LJ ad trickery and links to a simple admin-console fix.

This affects all accounts, including paid ones: by default, outbound links to certain sites are being pushed through a site that generates revenue for LJ, and also breaks any links that partly pattern-match with one of the sites they're checking for (e.g. crittersbythebay.com is parsed as an ebay.com link). So if you want to generate your own revenue via affiliate links, LJ is blocking you from that without telling you and while deliberately obfuscating the fact that it's doing so. Fun times.

So yeah, spread it around.

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luinied
Mar. 4th, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
Ugh. I had not heard of this, and it looks like it hasn't made the usual communities yet - maybe I will post it there. (I, of course, opted out of statistics collection via the admin console quite a while ago.)
eclective
Mar. 4th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
This was the first time I'd heard of that particular admin console fix, I believe. (Unless I had heard about it before, implemented it, and then forgot. That's also likely.)
krinndnz
Mar. 4th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
Also signalboosting - glad to see it spreading.
eclective
Mar. 4th, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
Awesome, thanks.
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