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Hi Kathie,

Thanks for the warm welcome in the other thread :)

I scoured that article as well and I couldn't find a single mention of anything but the word Handbook. I even used my browser search for it and couldn't find any mention. I then decided to edit the page and remove that reference. When I did so, I discovered that it's generated by an RSS feed. So then I thought, "Hmm, maybe there's something about the RSS feed." So I subscribed my google reader to the Fool RSS feed which was just taking way too long (My goodness Fools are a wordy bunch. Over 1500 articles since June!!!)

That was taking too long, so I decided to do what should have been my first action, look at the page source of that article. Lo and behold, embedded within that page is the following:

'<img src="\
the_handbook_of_fixed_income_securities&Log=1" width="1"\
height="1" alt="" id="vs-tracking-px" />'

(I inserted the \s at the end of each line to manually break the line. The discussion board software kept interpreting it as a really long URL. Go figure?!)

As you can see, there's a 1 pixel image embedded into this article's web page tracking who visits it and where they came from... (Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me! :)

So, it appears that there's a page at on this book, and that page refers to another page which in turn refers to this article. This article has this tracking information embedded in it, which is then seen by the RSS code in the Flossary page.

So, you're not crazy, there's no mention in the article at all, and I'd have to say that the thread (floss?) tying these two pages together is tenuous at best. Though I'm not sure how to get that mention removed.

Can the RSS code for MediaWiki be tweaked in such a way that it excludes mentions within tags or other tracking tags?

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