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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Cheap forum - what's with all the ads?

Whats happening in regards to all these adds in our forum .
I know im on the spectrum but whats going on @Kevin


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post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 01:47 PM
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To this I will add the appearance of utter garbage 'Sponsored Posts' in the Sticky section of many of the forums. Here's an example in News, Rumors, and Media:

Woman With Giant Belly Shocked When Doctors Realize What’s Growing Inside of Her

(Yes, this is just the headline. I did not post it as a link, so don’t go looking!)

It might have morphed into something else provided by "Upbeat News" by the time you look. There's also one about Mazdas that is showing up all over the place.

I tried, but mere Moderators don't have enough superpower to get rid of these.
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I run an app called 1Blocker works well.

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Now it’s switched to the 'Mom Takes Selfie in Daughter's Dorm' one. I've seen both of these on Facebook, and they are garbage even by Facebook standards.

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I'm not seeing any of this; I'll have a look with my test account.

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@Lockheed - do you mean all the ads on the right-hand side? If so you can control that via User CP / Edit your details / toggle left sidebar
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i've attached what i have started seeing, they look like forum posts. I assumed that this isn't the type of forum that would have things like she was a no.1 pole vaulter until a single photo changed everything! posted

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Whats happening in regards to all these adds in our forum .
I know im on the spectrum but whats going on @Kevin
Lockheed it would be useful if you could mention your OS - Antivirus - Malware Program - Browser plus any add-ons etc. in an effort to assist Kevin and Admin. with your problem.

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i've attached what i have started seeing, they look like forum posts. I assumed that this isn't the type of forum that would have things like she was a no.1 pole vaulter until a single photo changed everything! posted
Thanks - and I absolutely agree that members should not be seeing that kind of rubbish!

Do you see this stuff when logged on or not logged on? I'm still not seeing it.

I've raised the issue "upstairs"


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It's not certain what sort of stuff Lockheed is seeing, but the stuff reported by @twade76 and myself wouldn't succumb to ad blockers. They are actual posts, but immune from removal by us on the staff.

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If you want to eliminate those ads on the right hand side of your screen. It's really easy. Problem is it probably doesn't work for phones which is probably where most everyone are these days. And since I don't read on a phone, I don't know if the cure will work there.

But back to the cure....First make the window a little smaller than full screen. You have to be able to adjust the size. Then make the window narrower by sliding the right edge toward the left. At some point the ads go away and are replaced by a rectangular grey tab with an < on it. Click it if you miss the ads, and they'll pop out for you.

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I'm seeing these too. It's not the stuff on the RHS that's the issue it's the adverts that look like important posts in the sticky sections that need sorting out ASAP in my opinion.

And when you click the links you can't even see the Mum taking pictures in her daughters dorm room which makes it even worse!!! :D
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I'm not seeing any of this; I'll have a look with my test account.
Curious... I don't see any of that, signed on or not signed on. I was going to say it appears to be a "regional issue", But @bbottomley is seeing the ads! Perhaps it only happens on mobile devices?

I'm running WIN7/Pro, 64-bit, Firefox Quantum 67.0.2, no ad blocker.

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Nope, I don't log on with my mobile, I'm seeing this on my desktop using google chrome.

Also seeing it clear as day on windows explorer on my windows & desktop PC.
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