Originally Posted by DynamiteMatt
There was a time at which the redirector was very slow, but we have made significant architectural and code level improvements over the last few weeks, and it should no longer be exhibiting issues.
The redirector is necessary to financially support Anandtech. Many other forums use similar technology. The technology is only applied to merchant urls. The best we can do is address any specific redirect problems you may be having with it.
If you could cite any current cases where the redirect takes an abnormally high length of time, I would be happy to look into it.
Pretty much any time that I have actually clicked on it it takes forever.
I have stopped clicking on redirect links and if I need to follow it I use the ID of the product in the link.
If the only way to survive financially is by surreptitiously replacing links in posts to some other company, then you need to rethink what you're doing.