I just excerpted and linked to a story from the Huffington Post Blog, and after I checked my blog I found a strange link floating above all the rest of my text, making both my own text that was under the link and the link itself illegible.
I had already included a link to the HuffPo. I had to spend extra time locating and removing this extra crap that appeared in my clipboard buffer.
<div style=”position: fixed;”><div id=”new_selection_block0.017883485913577468″ style=”border: medium none ; overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none;”><br /><br />Read more at: <a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lenore-skenazy/as-goes-halloween-so-goes_b_340163.html” target=”_blank_”>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lenore-skenazy/as-goes-halloween-so-goes_b_340163.html</a></div>
I feel bullied, or at the very least treated with the assumption that anyone copy-pasting from HuffPo intends to steal the content.
The next time I think of driving traffic to The Huffington Post, I’ll remember how their CSS trick messed up my layout, and I’ll probably pass.