Why is it so whacked? All the other networks use standard URL encoding.

With LS, some things are encoded right and some seem to be encoded completely differently. (/ is %252F)

Is this done deliberately to discourage linkbuilding on the fly?

Example...

http://www.mint.ca/store/search/sear...jsp.formSearch

Look at the encoding when you use the LS Link Generator, then try encoding it using server language.... Completely different and it won't work.

Linkshare....
http%253A%252F%252Fwww.mint.ca%252Fstore%252Fsearch%252FsearchResults.jsp%253F_dyncharset%253DUTF-8%2526i_search%253Dsuperman%2526_D%25253Ai_search%253D%252B%2526sort%253Drelevance%2526_D%25253Asort%253D%252B%2526go%253Dtrue%2526_D%25253Ago%253D%252B%2526_DARGS%253D%25252Fstore%25252Fcommon%25252Fheader.jsp.formSearch%2526siteID%253D57UIAXtQe6k-gENl6jO1AhDKaN3q6A8oSw%2526ls_affid%253D57UIAXtQe6k%2526rcmeid%253Daffiliate

Standard....
http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mint.ca%2Fstore%2Fsearch%2FsearchResults.jsp%3F_dyncharset%3DUTF-8%26i_search%3Dsuperman%26_D%253Ai_search%3D%2B%26sort%3Drelevance%26_D%253Asort%3D%2B%26go%3Dtrue%26_D%253Ago%3D%2B%26_DARGS%3D%252Fstore%252Fcommon%252Fheader.jsp.formSearch%26siteID%3D57UIAXtQe6k-gENl6jO1AhDKaN3q6A8oSw%26ls_affid%3D57UIAXtQe6k%26rcmeid%3Daffiliate