I put a post in Networking a few days back and menioned the name of a computer manufacturer. Back there this morning an dI find my post has an underscore under that name and is linked to their website. A mouse hover shows "Added by Skimwords" as the legend and I wish to point out that I object to my posts being edited after I've put them up. I accept the Mods' right to make changes but that they also wouldn't do that just to plug a product.
I assure you that we are not editing your posts. We have much more important things to do than ad links to shopping sites in your posts These are generated automatically in the same way as Kontera and Intellitext ads. These come in at #3 on the list of Most Annoying Advertising methods; #1 being full page ads that block the content and #2 being flash ads that blow your speakers apart.
I might add that I can't actually see any examples of these ads on the forum, only Kontera ones. They might be region-specific.