View Full Version : Problem with where link is directed

08-18-2008, 01:51 AM
Just purchased and installed GAL 6.0.8 on vBulletin 3.6.4.

I am attempting to link to a URL outside of my forum by putting my external URL into the URL field. When I look at the link within a post on my forum, the link is...


whereas I would have expected the link to be to my external site.

I am not finding anywhere to change this.

help please...

08-18-2008, 02:15 PM
That link is for tracking. Try turning off tracking.

08-19-2008, 02:17 PM
Thank you. I need a little direction for how to do that. I searched for 'tracking' and could not find a thread that describes how to turn that function off. I cannot see any on/off option in the Auto Linker management areas for 'tracking'. Please forgive my ignorance.

Also, if I have to turn tracking off in order to make the system work, what is the purpose of tracking? I would like to track clicks with Auto Linker.

08-19-2008, 02:42 PM
Found it! Now the link is working.

08-19-2008, 04:41 PM
Tracking keeps count of link clicks for the statistics.