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Where is the "Prevent Autolink"-Tag?

18.02.2005 - 19:38 / filled under default

Steve Rubel asks in "Google Gets Away With What Microsoft Couldn't"

How come nobody is crying foul here? ...
They shouldn't get away with what Microsoft was unable to. It's not fair and it shows that no matter what Google does, they can do no wrong in the eyes of the American public - at least for now.
(Hey, I am still trying to catch up being a week away from my computer)

I am. And I am really astonished that Google is doing something so stupid, because they could have learned from Smarttags . If this would be something you can turn on and modify it - perhaps this might have been a good idea. But autoforced? No way. What would be the next step? To rewrite my links to amazon with my id (not that I have one at the moment) with another? Remove links in my page to 'indecent' content?

I do see a point in providing more service to my customers, but bloggers are Google's customers too. I surprisingly get the feeling, that blogs are not really understood at Google ...

And: I immediatly want the "Prevent this linking"-Tag or even better: Is it possible to detect whether or not this toolbar is installed? In case yes, could someone please come up with a detection snippet in php (hell, I would even take an Javascript-solution) for it so I can add something like this to every page:
No Autolinking!
I am sorry, but this webpage is not available to be seen with a Google toolbar with autolinking activated. It modifies the context of my webpage in a way I do not want it.
Who will fill the first law suit against google because of modifying the content of a page in an unallowed way? And to avoid misunderstanding here: There is a difference between a plugin programmed by someone to do such a thing and Google pressing it's own services into the market earning money with it.

As someone said in Steve Rubel's comments: If they earn, I want my share too..

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