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    Ok, if you look at the clock on these pics, you'll notice that the times aren't in sequence. That's because I certainly wasn't expecting an ebates redirect for what I was doing. So I got the ebates landing page first and then hit the browser back button to show where I was that prompted the redirect.

    I was logged onto a geocities site (I was setting up the site to host some pics on for a post I'm wanting to do today). So this is where I started.



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    I clicked on file manager link. Now this pic shows as "guest" in the pic, but it was my yahoo account with my screen name. This is the page that ebates automatically redirected on. However when I clicked the back button, I had apparently been logged out and got the guest page (or ebates changed my cookie???). I did get the ebates pop up about "your are earning whatever rebate" but I was so taken by surprise and the pop up was very fast before it disappeared, I wasn't able to see what they were saying I was ::cough:: earning on.



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    And I was taken here with the redirect:



    To Yahoo's home page. Now I can't find Yahoo on ebates website at all. Also notice the afsrc=1 code twice in ebates url for yahoo. I've also been to the page that redirected more than once with NO redirection....is ebates back to their old tricks of randomness? What is ebates trying to set a cookie for on Yahoo? Yahoo stores?

    I checked my cookies:

    ebates cookie (possible indentifible info edited):
    cookie_id
    68.1xx.xxx.xx420030517123308126
    www.ebates.com/
    1536
    1923226496
    29637299
    602098800
    29564075
    *
    sup
    signup_test_2.1053199988479
    www.ebates.com/
    1536
    1933226496
    29637299
    605378800
    29564075
    *
    ebates.username
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    www.ebates.com/
    1536
    2943226496
    29637299
    1617258800
    29564075
    *
    user_id
    xxxxxxxx
    www.ebates.com/
    1536
    2943226496
    29637299
    1617258800
    29564075
    *
    eeid
    xxxxx.1053954359147
    www.ebates.com/
    1536
    3680654720
    29639055
    2353717024
    29565831
    *
    fd_flash_count
    2
    www.ebates.com/
    1536
    3273465472
    29571718
    3392936832
    29565683
    *
    fd_last_flash
    true
    www.ebates.com/
    1536
    4112670336
    29565884
    3392936832
    29565683
    *
    BIGipServerhttp_pool_v2
    84082954.20480.0000
    www.ebates.com/
    1536
    3206067840
    29565835
    2370587024
    29565831
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    Caught the b@stards!!! Oh but I do have a quick trigger finger on the prnt screen key when I'm looking for it.

    They are setting cookies for merchants when surfers aren't even doing anything remotely close to going to a particular merchant's site!!!!!!!!! WAKE UP MERCHANTS!!!!!!!!

    Oh and I'm sure this is just yet another "glitch" in ebates software. Well, I know for a FACT I sure as hell wasn't born yesterday and I haven't fallen off of any turnip trucks recently.

    Edited to add:

    From the url in the below pic of merchant id 8192...I verified on ebates site that this is the merchant ID number for Danskin.



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    And just how in the hell am I supposed to get my stuff up on the geocities site when ebates keeps redirecting me to Yahoo's home page?

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    Unbelievable. And Happy Anniversary

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    Wow...I was getting redirected this morning almost everytime I made the click. Now all of a sudden it has completely stopped.

    Hey ebates, that popit notification feature here at abw really does work well doesn't it?

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    Thank you Akiva.

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    Is it a coincidence that danskin is both a cj and yahoo store merchant? Hmmm...

    People might want to take a closer look at any merchant they are promoting that fits that bill.

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    >People might want to take a closer look at any merchant they are promoting that fits that bill.

    I can't do any tests (no Windows here), but I've taken a hit on commissions from suvxcessories.com - they're CJ/Yahoo.

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    Lot's of CJ merchants have Yahoo stores so the cookie map that CJ gives to ebates and WhenU must include the Yahoo Store roadways. Is Yahoo Companion (see above image) a TopMoxie BHO plug-in?

    Mike & Charlie ...

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    Drewbert,

    You should probably be glad you can't see it. It's rather depressing especially when it comes up unexpectedly like it did this morning.

    Mike,

    Not sure about Yahoo Companion. It will most like be a bho since it's a browser toolbar, but don't know if there is anything parasitic about it.

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