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#31 Spriggs

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

Pop up blocker is always on for me and it doesn't stop these.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

Pop up blocker is always on for me and it doesn't stop these.


Ad Block, not pop-up blocker -- it's a browser extension/plug in. Ad Block blocks all ads -- all of 'em. Available for all browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera -- maybe IE, too, if anyone still uses it).

For Safari: http://safariadblock.com
For all others: http://adblockplus.org

#33 hansman1982

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

Adblock is really good at stopping this. I use it on my home computer and trade it with occasionally clicking on the (seemingly legit) ads on the site when Im at work. This way my home computer is safe and Brett still gets some credit (clicks and then further clicks increase (ever so slightly) the payout Brett gets (maybe (the entire time I had my site and used AdWords (or whatever the hell Google uses) I was completely inable to figure out how it worked).

#34 Brett

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

When the site is wonky due to ad problems, I'd never criticize anyone for blocking ads. It sucks, and it isn't really my fault, but the last thing I want is people not reading because of those issues.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

Adblock is really good at stopping this. I use it on my home computer and trade it with occasionally clicking on the (seemingly legit) ads on the site when Im at work. This way my home computer is safe and Brett still gets some credit (clicks and then further clicks increase (ever so slightly) the payout Brett gets (maybe (the entire time I had my site and used AdWords (or whatever the hell Google uses) I was completely inable to figure out how it worked).


This is a mighty fine setup.

#36 King Jeff

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

Jeff - just to be clear, the ad that you're talking about in both instances is that survey ad? If so, that happened to me yesterday, too, and it's a broken ad. I'm working with the networks on that one, but obviously there are broader problems. I'll add this one to their plate. Sorry.

Yes, it's the same one, sorry for the convolution earlier.

#37 Brett

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

Ok. Thanks, Jeff.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:47 PM


Pop up blocker is always on for me and it doesn't stop these.


Ad Block, not pop-up blocker -- it's a browser extension/plug in. Ad Block blocks all ads -- all of 'em. Available for all browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera -- maybe IE, too, if anyone still uses it).

For Safari: http://safariadblock.com
For all others: http://adblockplus.org

Oh, OK. I will try that.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

On my phone the last couple of days has pushed me off to a porn site. The first of which is called badoink. Yesterday, it was off the facebook link to get here. After the site loaded up it redirected to a porn site. Today, I don't remember the name of the porn site, but it was after I came here from a bookmark. Each time it has only done it once and was fine. Not sure what is going on. It seems to just be a phone thing. I know you said you were looking into it, Brett. I just wanted to throw it out there again as it has happened again.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:55 PM

Since I can't edit; I forgot I have found this. It is happening on phones because of a downloaded app. Not sure what app it is, but when I find out, I will let you know.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:31 PM

Thanks, and sorry TBC. My networks are on this, and I've been researching it myself. I can say for certain it isn't a site issue, but it very well may be an advertisement issue. From reading around, this apparently happens from time to time on mobile devices, and the affected sites drive themselves crazy trying to figure out the source. It's likely illicit ads getting inserted into the ad rotation (inadvertently), but it might not be the simple - there's some reason it only shows up on mobile, and only for some people (it's never happened on my iPhone, for example, and I'm obviously on BN all the time).

The frustrating part is that the people who create these porn redirect things obviously want to make it very difficult to figure out just what combination of factors is triggering them to emerge. Feels like it's a combination of ad code, software on mobile phones, and something else. I can't put my finger on it, and I can't find anyone out there who's totally figured it out either.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

OK, I've removed some of the ads to see if I can isolate the problematic ones. If you still get redirects, pop-ups, or slowness starting tonight (need to give it a few hours to clear out) or tomorrow, please let me know - and details are helpful.

#43 Spencer

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:57 PM

I got the porn pop up while on the main page about a half hour ago while reading the Garza arb piece. It was on my phone - Droid RAZR. I haven't received the survey pop up the last day or so.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:30 AM

Thanks, Spencer. That's very helpful in narrowing it down - I'd removed certain ad code yesterday, but if you were still seeing it last night, I'm thinking the code I removed wasn't the cause. Now to try another chunk.

Once again, if folks see the porn pop-up later today, please let me know (with details, if you please).

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:38 AM

Go to bed, guy.
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