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Old 11th June 2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default Links going AWOL.

I have added a link to ebay like:
20 watt valve amplifier. Home Hi Fi. Pro quality | eBay

Once the message is input I can make the link work fine many times.
However if I leave the page then come back to it the link shortens to:
eBay - one of the UK's largest shopping destinations and no longer points to the item I am selling.

The link is being shortened on subsequent visits to the page.
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Old 11th June 2013, 10:35 PM   #2
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Links going AWOL.
Both of those go to the home page for me. I wonder if that is something at their end?
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Old 11th June 2013, 10:43 PM   #3
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Both of those go to the home page for me. I wonder if that is something at their end?
If you open the first link in a new tab or page it goes to the item I am selling.

Also copying the link out of the message into the address bar makes it work ok too.
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Old 11th June 2013, 10:49 PM   #4
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Trying link after logging out of ebay.

20 watt valve amplifier. Home Hi Fi. Pro quality | eBay
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Yes it works ok if I stay on the page after inputting the message.
But if I refresh the page it just goes to ebay front page
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I think it is a problem with ebay.

I tried a link into the Windows 8 app store and that works even after refreshing the page.

I noticed on subsequent visits to the message page ebay goes through its "rover" link.
This must be stripping off the extra part of the link.
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Old 12th June 2013, 07:04 AM   #7
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Links going AWOL.
Hi Nigel. Thanks for the problem report. I'll check out what is going on.
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Old 20th June 2013, 11:23 PM   #8
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i have notised the same problem with all e-bay links on DIYaudio. they all leads to e-bay's front page.
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Old 20th June 2013, 11:30 PM   #9
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i have notised the same problem with all e-bay links on DIYaudio. they all leads to e-bay's front page.
If you watch the link working ebay cuts in with "ebay.rover" link then redirects to eBay - one of the UK's largest shopping destinations

Maybe ebay s vetting sources of links ?
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Links going AWOL.
Not all ebay links. About 1/2 for me.
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