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There has been an issue for some time, when i select the WCUK link in ym email the first try gets redirected to 1 maybe 2 urlshortlinks which are obvious scams, the only way to get to the WCUK link is by closing that window and re clicking the same email link. But from doing a google search, I found its seemingly a common issues with some version of IPB

http://www.fiestasto...-url4shortinfo/
http://www.scamadvis.../url4short.info
http://www.autoitscr...-url4shortinfo/
http://www.austinree...hort-addresses/

Ok so from what ive read, and i think we need to move this to the bugs section. its to do with IPB and an every occuring bug issue. so any site with some version of IPB you will likely come across this issue where from what i gather, some unhealthy minds have taken advantage to redirect to their link for their gain.
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Hey Matt,

While i can't duplicate this fault myself here no matter what i try.. I will request that our forum software version is updated to the latest one.

All being well this will take place within the next 48 hours, so we could experience some down time, but please bear with it.

Thanks

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cheers rob. taking the view of a new visitor who may not know much about scams etc, Its good that you are taking a quick stance on this becuase otherwise other people may just walk away from what could potentially be sales and help.
Originally Posted by Elemental_Dragon View Post
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I managed to duplicate the re-direct issue this morning to a URL4SHORT page, which is really spam like.

I've sent another email to IPB support to try speed our upgrade up, as this has been pending since Monday now and usually takes no longer than 48 hours.

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I dont know if this is connected with the extreme amounts of spam postings thats been happening recently, but the recent ones with the "classic porn" was the WTF moment
Originally Posted by Elemental_Dragon View Post
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indeed, hopefully the update will have another degree of spam protection to it.

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All done..

 

http://forum.waterco...20982-upgraded/



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I'm not liking the way words are highlighted in peoples posts.

Is this to do with the new software,as the links on the words are doing my head in. #-o

 

Andy



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are things highlighted for you?


Originally Posted by Elemental_Dragon View Post
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ye.bloody nuisance.mostly its for ipads,grrr

Edit: I just noticed it doesn't happen on my laptop,so it must be some sort of malware on my computer.hmmmm


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Still got issues with the dam spam links.Here is a image of a post by Ian today.

As you can see words are underlined and spam links when you hover mouse over a word.

 

 

Think it's time for a spot of cleaning. 8-o)

 

Andy



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I have just looked at Ian,s post and it doesn,t do that for me Andy, i,ll get Rob to check it out :)



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Hi Carol

 

I found out it's a virus called i.trkjmp.

I've sorted it out now,but thanks for asking.  :wink:

As you can see,only the links to your shop items are highlighted,which is correct.The setup words,are no longer underlined.

 

Screenshot-03_03_201313_18_46.jpg

 

 

 

Andy



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Glad you sorted it Andy :)



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same problem again u2nHJqG.png


Originally Posted by Elemental_Dragon View Post
LEARN TO READ AND HAVE PATIENCE BOY!

~Bex




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