I'm not seeing the links on any of my computers, running Windows 7 & 10, Chrome and Firefox. As Kenni mentioned earlier, we used to run Google Ads, but those have long been gone. I'm not sure what the Viglink stuff is all about. I don't recall it ever being mentioned in our moderator channel until about a week ago, when it was brought to my attention.
How long have these links been showing up?
As far as supporting RT, it does take money to run the forum. I think a donation button would be a good thing to have. We could accept all currencies thru paypal or maybe even BAT (Brave Browser cryptocurrency). The idea of an RTRE isn't a bad one, and the mods have discusses such an idea before. I like the idea of it not being any kind of real software, because devs don't want to work for free, just some blinking lights would do the trick, maybe a spacer, as an obvious attempt to just raise funds. But I'm not sure how many people would actually buy it, and RT would only get like 70% of that purchase, I think, so a direct donation would be better. Perhaps we should bring Google Ads back.
What people would buy is a super combinator, if it were possible to make one. In my dreams, RS would let RT build a super combi and put it in the shop to fund the site.