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[violet]
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Founded: Antiquity

Postby [violet] » Tue May 15, 2018 6:01 pm

Gahh, that's so disappointing. I rewrote our whole ad platform to shift to something that offers less revenue but more ability to block problematic ad networks and apparently it hasn't fixed it.

Please do post here to let me know ASAP of any browser-hijacking ads or redirects, even if they're already reported, so I can track how successful I'm being at stopping them. If you can include the URL and/or a screenshot, that's super helpful.
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Postby Terra Voltera » Tue May 15, 2018 6:37 pm

[violet] wrote:Gahh, that's so disappointing. I rewrote our whole ad platform to shift to something that offers less revenue but more ability to block problematic ad networks and apparently it hasn't fixed it.

Please do post here to let me know ASAP of any browser-hijacking ads or redirects, even if they're already reported, so I can track how successful I'm being at stopping them. If you can include the URL and/or a screenshot, that's super helpful.

I added a screenshot to my previous post, and will continue adding them from now on.
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Postby [violet] » Tue May 15, 2018 8:26 pm

More questions for people seeing these bad ads:

(1) Do they appear when you are on the forum.nationstates.net or http://www.nationstates.net or when moving between the two? If it's the latter, which way are you going (i.e. to or from the forums?)

(2) Are you using a mobile device? (I think the answer is yes for everyone experiencing bad ads.) Can you confirm that you're using the mobile theme as well, not the desktop theme?

If you only see bad ads when using a mobile device with the desktop theme, or in the forums, then I understand what the problem is. If not, I need to investigate further.

Thank you!

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Postby Terra Voltera » Tue May 15, 2018 8:33 pm

[violet] wrote:More questions for people seeing these bad ads:

(1) Do they appear when you are on the forum.nationstates.net or http://www.nationstates.net or when moving between the two? If it's the latter, which way are you going (i.e. to or from the forums?)

(2) Are you using a mobile device? (I think the answer is yes for everyone experiencing bad ads.) Can you confirm that you're using the mobile theme as well, not the desktop theme?

If you only see bad ads when using a mobile device with the desktop theme, or in the forums, then I understand what the problem is. If not, I need to investigate further.

Thank you!

1. Always on the main NS site, whether it be looking at nations, factbooks, or regions. Never on the forums.

2. Yes, I'm using an Android cell phone 100% of the time I'm on NS. I'm also always using the mobile theme.

Hope that helps!
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Postby Ascoobis » Tue May 15, 2018 9:34 pm

[violet] wrote:More questions for people seeing these bad ads:

(1) Do they appear when you are on the forum.nationstates.net or http://www.nationstates.net or when moving between the two? If it's the latter, which way are you going (i.e. to or from the forums?)

(2) Are you using a mobile device? (I think the answer is yes for everyone experiencing bad ads.) Can you confirm that you're using the mobile theme as well, not the desktop theme?

If you only see bad ads when using a mobile device with the desktop theme, or in the forums, then I understand what the problem is. If not, I need to investigate further.

Thank you!

Only when on https/nationstates.net

1) Never on the Forums, so far.

2) Yes, I'm on mobile when this happens. Specifically using (What I'm pretty sure is) the mobile theme in Chrome. In fact, it just happened again.

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Postby Crazybloxian Empire » Wed May 16, 2018 11:53 pm

THIS ADVERTISING IS RATED R21 or M by ESRB FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS
NUDITY
NOT SO FAMILY FRIENDLY
GAME LINK INCLUDES VIOLENCE

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Postby [violet] » Thu May 17, 2018 5:37 pm

Crazybloxian Empire wrote:THIS ADVERTISING IS RATED R21 or M by ESRB FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS
NUDITY
NOT SO FAMILY FRIENDLY
GAME LINK INCLUDES VIOLENCE

What are you referring to here?

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Postby Lenlyvit » Tue May 22, 2018 5:56 pm

I thought it was fixed for a bit, as I wasn't running into any on my normal nations, but one popped up tonight.

http://us.cocainize932gg.top/amazongo/index_h.html?model=K8V&brand=LG&osversion=Android%206.0&ip=174.220.19.113&city=Schenectady&voluumdata=deprecated&eda=deprecated&cep=0z86AFucGHSrnkGgeAZTZFaLn97Uz72Gezan_HqYBkuVx2MOp1YUISxLunG8YLk7xCtOTNkrzD2SgXO9A4bB8WfDK8TH2SoHyCE37hMfPFleTmoDAyCpGHZPQ2R54fype3y6pPkNlHxqtY45X5szcZ4PM3S0LUMOVWFoUf9VMCnqxG3Qr4JqV7_72FhTu30xEHmD2ko-KzDvcUuJsZF4axuPr5ToWJncsg77Waz_DiqpKclXDEkpbh9j_XqfzRov1N02JhqTIIMVX2LvmZV3lh3n_3YnwEKRKs9wLKRwxlXmG9VfE9FgiH1ED5xqSQvDAFOTmr7kiD4bzgnJ7SFl2IbyKneAuxh1dn4ypdB2kRT4x5qrWBDcggYS3ZD0QHn1Cyd6ggPRosK_p_FreTsTcDrFxDEVK4VSU4w0uNqxLuk&clickid=1527034268790&channel_id=15_1191231__15_3460339__&rtb_source=waar_android&campaign_id=2554&sizeid=32050&mediaid=15&channel_name={channel_name}&ref=www.nationstates.net&idfa=&android_id={android_id}


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Postby Crysuko » Wed May 23, 2018 4:57 pm

Periodically, I when I click a link I will be forcibly redirected to an ad site from w4 tracking, I've only noticed when doing this in my tablet as I can't install noscript or Adblock extensions. Is this some kind of adware or a site based advertisement. It's getting tiresome mashing the back button to fight redirect sinkholes like this, so I'd very much like an answer.
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Postby Snowman » Wed May 23, 2018 5:42 pm

You can post to the inappropriate advertising thread. They said they were working with a new company & are on the hunt to stop the bad ads. Links are helpful I think, so grab that url next time it happens & share it there
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Postby [violet] » Wed May 23, 2018 7:16 pm

Lenlyvit wrote:I thought it was fixed for a bit, as I wasn't running into any on my normal nations, but one popped up tonight.

Thanks, I forgot to post here afterward, but I reported it.

Crysuko wrote:Periodically, I when I click a link I will be forcibly redirected to an ad site from w4 tracking, I've only noticed when doing this in my tablet as I can't install noscript or Adblock extensions. Is this some kind of adware or a site based advertisement. It's getting tiresome mashing the back button to fight redirect sinkholes like this, so I'd very much like an answer.

Yes, please report these here. Even if you can't get an URL or screenshot, I'd like to hear any time it happens, so I can tell whether we're blocking the right people.

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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Wed May 23, 2018 7:26 pm

I've gotten a YouTube one with a Samsung url, probably fake, a few times in the last day or so. Unfortunately, I have no urls or screenshots.
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Postby The Campbell Nation » Thu May 24, 2018 9:21 am

I keep getting redirected to the following URL.

http://www.electronicproductzone.com/?F ... ID=&bckm=1

Lucky winner, limited time only, standard spam stuff. So far it only seems to happen on the forum. Am using my iPad, but on desktop theme.
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Postby HSaboteur » Thu May 24, 2018 9:34 am

The Campbell Nation wrote:I keep getting redirected to the following URL.

http://www.electronicproductzone.com/?F ... ID=&bckm=1

Lucky winner, limited time only, standard spam stuff. So far it only seems to happen on the forum. Am using my iPad, but on desktop theme.

Never fall for that. It is usually disguised as something trying to get your information. Never fall for it, no matter how appealing or real it seems to be. :eyebrow:
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Postby Frisbeeteria » Thu May 24, 2018 10:53 am

HSaboteur wrote:Never fall for that.

Everyone here knows that, hence posting in an "Inappropriate Advertising" topic. This isn't a discussion thread. Just reports, please. Links where possible.

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Postby Glen-Rhodes » Fri May 25, 2018 2:52 am

Here’s the YouTube/Samsung ad:

http://samsung-im.club/lp/104cf4ae-b9f4-42f8-95e2-ad13608ee9de/?code=US&city=&parm2=0&os=iOS&parm1=campaign&ip=2607%3Afb90%3A985f%3A157f%3Ac06d%3A2520%3Af45e%3Abb67&country=United+States&brand=Apple&pid=225&cid=703&parm5=forum.nationstates.net&parm4=119242335&isp=T-Mobile+USA&clk=375071047&parm3=pubmatic_bidder_EU&model=iPhone&uid=3&language=en&aclid=&fid=3170


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I’m getting this only on the forums on mobile.
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Gandoor » Fri May 25, 2018 6:47 am

Just found myself redirected to this site when I tried to check my issues:
http://us.electrolyzed78pp.top

(Not the full url since that actually included my IP address in it, and idk if that's ok to post)
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Postby Crazybloxian Empire » Sat May 26, 2018 3:06 am

[violet] wrote:
Crazybloxian Empire wrote:THIS ADVERTISING IS RATED R21 or M by ESRB FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS
NUDITY
NOT SO FAMILY FRIENDLY
GAME LINK INCLUDES VIOLENCE

What are you referring to here?

The nudity in the ad, and the game that it links to is violent.

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Postby Frisbeeteria » Sat May 26, 2018 8:58 am

Crazybloxian Empire wrote:
[violet] wrote:What are you referring to here?

The nudity in the ad, and the game that it links to is violent.

That's not what [violet] is asking. If you don't provide links, screenshots, or other useful identifying information, your reports are not helpful.

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Postby Ascoobis » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:20 am

They're striking again, [violet]...

https://d2bqvm6ajgzddu.cloudfront.net/Open8879on?eid=${EXCHANGE_ID}&pid=${UNIVERSAL_SITE_ID}&XLM3RIB2=148114919554278#
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Ex-Nation

Postby The Scrap » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:04 am

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Postby Tupelope » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:58 pm

i got 2 pop ups last night browsin the forum on my phone, one from:
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Postby Novomagocha » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:32 pm

I just saw an explicit ad that I’d like to report. I don’t want to get in trouble describing it so I’ll just say it was highly pornographic. I did not look at it for too long so I don’t know what it was an ad for or what company posted it but I want to make someone official aware.


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