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Resolved: Stop using jdoqocy.com and other redirects please?

IGGUS 388 March 29, 2011 at 12:29 PM
There are a lot of folks posting external site urls that have http://www.jdoqocy.com embedded/hidden in the link. Where do we stand on this type of thing?

If you go to jdoqocy.com you are redirected http://www.cj.com (Commission Junction) which is a $/click marketing company. This is typically found in any Newegg deal, or similar redirects are posted in Front-page links (clicking comments and then the link from the discussion/OP is different) Some other sites are: anrdoezrs.net, redirectingat.com, etc.

I don't like the idea of clicking on links that take me to anywhere but directly to the site described and I know there are at least a couple of other members that feel the same way.

As I am savvy enough to edit my hosts file in Windows, the jdoqocy.com domain is blocked, and I always need to copy the URL, edit, paste, and then go. Can we make people's lives easier/less invasive?

Thanks!


-IGGUS
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Is the above supposed to be a response? I see you are listed as an 'Ambassador', and have never seen such a reply before. I supposed it's safe to assume then that you agree it can be rather invasive and frustrating.

Thanks, thoughts anyone else? Or any moderators open to discussion?
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Is the above supposed to be a response? I see you are listed as an 'Ambassador', and have never seen such a reply before. I supposed it's safe to assume then that you agree it can be rather invasive and frustrating.

Thanks, thoughts anyone else? Or any moderators open to discussion?
You'll probably get a good response from one of the web devs when they peek in here. Wink
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I'm not part of the Web Dev team but I know that the redirects are in place for a specific reason, it's how this website generates its revenue.
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If the only way SD can continue to operate is with these redirects, I can accept that as I'm on this site all the time, and for the most part the site and the people on it are great!

The best I can do then is apologize to the admin of the site to say I'm not helping them make any $/click or banner ad revenue as all those sites are blocked for me.
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When I click a external deal link my add-blocker also stops me at the redirect page. In this cases, I manually go to the website and find the product. Little inconvenient but I don't like behind the scenes approach especially if the site is web 2.0 based which mean it is mostly written by its visitors than its owners. OF course average user doesn't know all about this and that's idea of making money using redirects.
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I had to go through some issues to accommodate for SD's redirect system, but honestly, I don't mind at all. I understand that websites/businesses need money, and SD has been doing great so far both through its community and its revenue side to keep the site running.

As for OP's issues, I'm that a significant majority of users don't mind this, since its needed to keep SD going. A potential solution would if web admins could provide a list of known redirect sites (through PM only to registered users who ask for it) so we can whitelist them, that might make it easier to use SD. (would have made it easier when I was trying to stop various services from blocking the sites and much easier than copying and pasting urls)
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*BUMP* The jdoqocy.com redirect site is blocked at my location!

So when your site parses various URLs and injects a new link, I get blocked.
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Sorry, but we can not stop using these.
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I always get blocked too. It is quite annoying. How do I get around this?
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I always get blocked too. It is quite annoying. How do I get around this?
Disable whatever you have that is blocking them.
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Disable whatever you have that is blocking them.
I disabled everything, but it still happens.
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Is there a way to get the link without disabling it? I'm more willing to switch deals sites than my mega-hosts file.
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Is there a way to get the link without disabling it? I'm more willing to switch deals sites than my mega-hosts file.
All deal sites use affiliate links.
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