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What's with the asterixes in URLs? (searched and can't find it)

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by kaliyuga, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. kaliyuga

    kaliyuga Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I've searched for this already and can't find any guidelines on it. So I've just copied everyone else, entering URLS like this:

    http://link*to*mycool*stuff.com

    Why do people do this? Is this in the guidelines/rules somewhere? (I searched on "asterix").
     
  2. cpaaddict

    cpaaddict Supreme Member

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    basically its so bhw dont show up on the sites stats in question.. ie if theres downloads etc. u dont want to be posting live links where we can just click and goto the site. it will then show up in their stats. so its best to just edit or code the links...

    hope that helped
     
  3. kaliyuga

    kaliyuga Registered Member

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    Yeah, that helps, thanks. I thought that was it but didn't know if it was "official" policy.
     
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