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On the hardware forum, some posters including me will sometimes post links to hardware basically saying, this is what you should buy. For a long time now, those links have not been directly what the poster entered, but instead go to another site that subsequently forwards the user to the intended link.
Is this something that you do intentionally to get some kickbacks for having a site forward people to buy stuff elsewhere? If so, then I have no problem with it; I get that you need revenue, and this is less obtrusive than a lot of other forms of advertising. But if you're not making money off of the redirects, then something is amiss.