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Title: Adds in the forum?
Post by: graeme1955 on March 28, 2019, 11:59:03 AM
I am also wondering why adds are being posted in the forum sites?
Title: Re: Adds in the forum?
Post by: Davidloc on March 28, 2019, 12:05:21 PM
Look at the top of the page. The site admins signed up for Adsense and this is what it does. I have had a few sites in the past and tried Adsense on one and the annoyance to my users outweighed the pennies they pay per page impression. Unless Google has done a complete turnaround on payment policies then the admins may drop it in the future deciding that it is not worth the headache that it causes people on the site.
Title: Re: Adds in the forum?
Post by: graeme1955 on March 28, 2019, 12:48:33 PM
Yes its very annoying for sure, why cant they just put the adds to the side like all the other ones?
Title: Re: Adds in the forum?
Post by: JOE S (INDY) on March 28, 2019, 02:43:11 PM
OK, lets talk about this problem you have discovered here.

When I go to that thread of Lanny's I do not see those advertisements.  Zero, Not a One, Not the First Glimpse, Not Any Inserted Ads.  All I see are the regular postings.  All I see on ALL the other threads ( because I read each and every new one of them multiple times a day AND late into the night ) are the regular postings with no unauthorized advertisements of any sort in them.  The only "Ads" I see are from Forum Patrons.

I received a PM about the newly appearing ads the other day and mistakenly thought that since I couldn't see them then it must be something more complex than I was used to.  So what I did was that I tried to figure out EXACTLY what folks were seeing (remember, I was blind to them).

No one used the Big ORANGE and White "REPORT" Button/feature which is certainly obvious to everyone, every time you read any post here.   Nobody reported the problem using the  "Report" feature, but rather just posted away about how much the advertisements bothered them. 

Well, I've actually had some help now with a few folks actually taking a moment to contact me and describe what they were seeing. 

I believe I mentioned that I can't see them at all, remember?  ----- So lets all take a moment to let that sink in.  For a month no body reported the problem, nobody (with one exception) PM'd me before I asked for them.

Now, I have now found out that they aren't confined to just a single member's posts in a string - but - are they on any other strings?  Any other of the sub-forums?  From those which were re-posted I can see those advertisements - so what should I do?

For those who think that "Admin" is out for the big bucks from advertising I would say you are so, so wrong. 

For those who think that "Admin" has some deal with Ad Sense going on - well - "Admin" has as much to do with Ad Sense as you do, and that would be no dealings at all.   Does "Admin" determine where those Ad Sense ads show up --- Nope, we hate them also.

Now, one question - how many of you who DO see the ads have an AdBlocker installed?  I do - but do you?

For those who actually are trying to help with this problem - thank you, because you are part of the solution.

Joe -
The unpaid, volunteer Moderator

Title: Re: Adds in the forum?
Post by: Davidloc on March 28, 2019, 03:21:43 PM
I started noticing the ads about 10 days ago. The two changes that are obvious is the AdChoice bar across the top of the main page and all images now post as attachments instead of inline so they don't interfere with the ads autoposted by Adsense.  Look at my "FrankenSluice" posting and My "Classifier" posting if you would like to see the difference that I see from 10 days ago.

The way that I bumped into this when I was running a few sites was a simple click on a button in the admin panel that triggered Adsense to run on my web site until I forced the provider (Blue Host) to either remove it or close my accounts. It took them two days to remove the startup code and it never came back after a server reboot. I don't think anyone thinks you are getting rich on this. Google is well known for trampling on peoples rights and paying a few pennies every time they do. 
Title: Re: Adds in the forum?
Post by: DirtHogg on March 28, 2019, 04:53:13 PM
Hello,so i noticed the ads as well.They are still active on my phone browser.Apple product.But on my laptop no adsense ads.Don't know if this helps.I too think it may have something to do with your safety net Norton Bitdefender or such program.Running one on one device and not on the other might be letting these ads thru.Where the anti virus program like an AVG or something like mentioned above might block the ads.Whatever the case this is something new i agree as with both devices this never showed before.Hope this is of some use.
Title: Re: Adds in the forum?
Post by: Lanny on March 28, 2019, 10:01:12 PM
I guess my software must have stopped me from seeing any ads, never did.

All the best,

Title: Re: Adds in the forum?
Post by: Davidloc on April 02, 2019, 02:51:28 PM
I loaded up Adblock Plus (free ware) and it made the problem completely go away if people are still being bothered by Adchoice
Title: Re: Adds in the forum?
Post by: mcbain on April 02, 2019, 06:58:48 PM
Hi.Guys.Do not know if this has any bearing on what happens onsome folks PC.But 2 years ago my Daughter put Face book on my PC.It went nuts with Ads and Porno .I would be trying to reply to posts and this crap would pop up.I had my tech fix this real fast and I will never use Facebook.My personal opinion but it is the root of everthing evil out there.I also use Adblocker plus.Have not had any thing wiered since.Just saying.Luck,Mcbain.
Title: Re: Adds in the forum?
Post by: jobinyt on April 02, 2019, 07:15:50 PM
AdBlock Plus advertises, "SURF THE WEB WITH NO ANNOYING ADS" yet it appears some companies pay adblock to display their ads.  <-sealed_> <-thinking-> <-hypnotized-> <~ShOcK~> ^#! <-d'oh-> <-thinking->    <-dont~know->
Title: Re: Adds in the forum?
Post by: mcbain on April 02, 2019, 07:42:46 PM
Scary isnt it.??They got us by the short curleys but for the most part.Adblock does work.Luck,Mcbain.
Title: Re: Adds in the forum?
Post by: Top Cat on April 03, 2019, 07:06:36 AM
I was getting the ADs  but they have stopped. Whatever Admin did is working.
Title: Re: Adds in the forum?
Post by: graeme1955 on April 03, 2019, 09:14:17 AM
after it was brought to the administrators attention adds in the threads disappeared, thanks.
Title: Re: Adds in the forum?
Post by: sunshine on April 03, 2019, 11:17:51 AM
For a while, I did see ads on an Apple Mac Air (without ad block software).  On its own, the issue has completely stopped.