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Help Stop Permies Looking Like Spam - Losing Authority

 
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I was surprised to see this thumbnail appear,
as I shared a post that I created to social media.
I am not sure that the slogan "Buy It For Life Reviews"
helps to lend credibility or authority to a Permies site.  



I have no clue what the image is referring to, or it's origin.  
I just KNOW that it's not something that I would click.
It sounds like some sleezy affiliate marketing dealio.  
If I saw my post, I would be hesitant to click through.  

I think the Permies Super Shield browser tab icon
is absolutely perfect for generic link previews.
 
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Hmmm... it looks like it grabbed the banner ad for this forum.  It would be nicer if it could grab a different image.

I have no idea how to fix it, but I thank you for sharing this.  Have an apple!
 
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I'll go and fiddle - I think I got around it once by choosing a better image from the page, copying the image location, posting that in facebook so it chose it as a thumbnail, *then* putting the url of the whole page.  Something like that.  I'll stick a pretty picture down here and then go and try to share it.

 
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I just stuck a picture of pawpaw fruit on tree into the thread and chose that for the thumbnail. See if it got fixed?
 
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It sorta works if you put this

https://permies.com/t/71408/Stop-Permies-Spam-Losing-Authority

I'm figuring out how to stop spammy images when I share a favourite thread - I'm sure you want ot look at our dinner instead...

https://permies.com/i/596667/22255141_1695328853813084_7349880263318832475_o.jpg



but you have to put the bottom line in first so it picks *that* image.  It's a bit longwinded though...
 
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It now displays a picture that is much more permies friendly
It seems like a tinker success



 
I didn't do it. You can't prove it. Nobody saw me. The sheep are lying! This tiny ad is my witness!
A rocket mass heater heats your home with one tenth the wood of a conventional wood stove
http://woodheat.net
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