Outgoing link redirects...annoying?

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  1. saltedpotatos

    saltedpotatos New Member

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    I think that there should be some changes made to this system. I understand why it was implemented but i think it is possible to make it slightly less aggravating. If a link has been APPROVED, you shouldn't have to see that horrible redirect screen and wait for however much longer to get to whatever that site is. Instead it should just take me there. yeah yeah i know its not that much of a wait and it auto redirects me but i still hate the wait lol. I don't think that it should be removed for the links that are still pending, because then its a warning or whatever that this site might blow, as long as people are constantly updating the approved list.
    anyway, I would hope that this could get modified in some way since it personally pisses me off but i don't know about you. and if this cant be done can i get a reasonable response as to why? thanks. Also, just because i post so infrequently, doesn't mean i don't spend way too much time here. that might have been a double negative..i don't know
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    dualcorex New Member

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    they are pretty annoying. i pmed bgizzle about it and he wouldnt budge
  3. Danls92

    Danls92 Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    I don't see a problem with the system. Ok, so you need to wait 2 whole seconds before it redirects, is it really that big of a problem.

    Besides, it has done wonders for cutting down spam, so I'm all for it.
  4. Chucky102

    Chucky102 Well-Known Member

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    it is very VERY annoying
    But I guess is for the best.
  5. saltedpotatos

    saltedpotatos New Member

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    How do the link redirects cut down on spam? Also, presumably the spam would be in the unapproved links so what i would like done wouldn't affect that at all. Any other reasons as to why the link redirects cant be modified?
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    bgizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    because i don't want to. is that a good enough reason?
  7. TheAsianJedi

    TheAsianJedi Banned

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    i believe the site is fine the way it is.
    Bgizlle can do any thing the F he wants.
    he made this site, so if you dont like this site make your own.
  8. Danls92

    Danls92 Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    It cuts them down because bgizzle can disallow certain domains that the spam usually points towards.
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    batman27 Banned

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    This never use to happen but it is really annoying. u don't even have to wait if u just click on the link.
  10. Caprica

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    I think they are highly annoying too.. I always mouse-over links to see where it goes to before I click it, now i have to wait for a new page to open just to see if I want to click the link or not.

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