New automatic linking for major retailers?

JosephJoseph Member Posts: 651
edited January 2013 in Forum Operation
I've recently noticed that whenever someone mentions a major retailer like Walmart, Argos, eBay etc. It is automatically linked to the corresponding website. Is this a new feature of some sort? It seems a bit odd ...
Edit: it seems it doesn't work all the time either: eBay Walmart
It can't work right next to another one: Walmart


  • JosephJoseph Member Posts: 651
    edited January 2013
    I've just tested it on Windows, Android and WebOS so it's definitely not my computer. But in typical Vanilla fashion, it doesn't work in the mobile version.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,440
    Yes--I've enabled additional functionality of SkimLinks that does this in addition to turning hyperlinks to vendors into affiliate links, which it's been doing for a year or so. If it's too intrusive I will disable it.

    I don't have any conrtrol over the mobile site at all so can't enable SkimLinks on it.
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