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Getting full-screen ads on ResetEra when viewing on mobile device.

delete12345

Member
Nov 17, 2017
6,941
Boston, MA
Not sure where to post this, so here we go. If someone can point me to the right thread, thanks and greatly appreciated.

I often get fullscreen ads on ResetEra with the following link URL. It's been like this for a few weeks now.

I broke the URL, so it doesn't auto-create links when posting. You can see in the URL, there is a query parameter that mentioned www.resetera.com and it has some IDs associated with the site.

https ://extravagantinwardness. club/?swim=phelps&brand=HTC&model=U11&td=track.magneticfriends.com&data2=wrof7l2at90klk7rhbion4ji&cep=hHPNFZHhhuXJerEYAnhh_5dyBscoql9At0oRy0dl1dD2pufjtbQPDZVJqfUF3D1w0c2qtPttAm7HGBPXcqOIwO3vjOMXyW7JbqRtR33KfyhbJcB9kQQnlQP02rAKMWpzdd1gaC9RZZYPdIsmt-Uy3YsOFAwEMZAmsa4vbCUDyPczDlA0aip2cNkaHl7PIT9m0g8KIU3-Yzlif4Dsouc6i0NPQ7ueBXhe2VLO0_cxCQELvWlWKlhTfFx796kYS2ZYObW6jyYmbcCfLQh1ryrh1uE5PPqAn7BnkEmVuxLbzEqv-pFl7o9qYR76nu9kmdjy882sHTX98IZagXSB2Wuc4-0RYiZJrhGMNw9KKc-zotCzd5f4Vk34d-prd7-JStwvteuLoBTdTMSLHJi5PdcJ9r_MQl7jUEZIQdtEOv6VG0i1Of1tVo4-8CtwB07axPE6&lptoken=15b0759737ce8547125b&companyid=4d0epva5www-resetera-com&pubid=4d0epva5www-resetera-com&pixel=1575376712mb27570676792#
That might have been generated because I'm browsing the forum. Anyhow, I get these fullscreen ads, and it's annoying when viewing threads.

Can someone take a look at this and fix the issue? Thanks.

If it has to do with my phone, what can I do to fix this?
 

ghostemoji

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,362
Yeah it's trash. Worst part about using this website. Mobile is a minefield of who know what kind of malicious garbage.
 

Gradon

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,995
UK
I also kept getting these like a month ago, they would pop up and when I'd close them they'd pop up again every 30 seconds-a minute.
It stopped happening to me so I forgot about it tbh.
 

Chandler

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,135
I got one a few days ago that redirected me with a phishing pop-up, but I closed out of it too fast and didn't remember to screenshot it or anything to submit it to staff.
 

Devil

Member
Oct 25, 2017
632
Download 'Block This!' if you are on Android. Can't recommend it enough. It's not on the Playstore but can be downloaded from their website. No jailbreak or whatever needed. It blocks ads in all of your apps, not just the browser. Huge upgrade for any phone in terms of speed, security and data saving.

I will not be bothered by the 'morale' behind blocking a major revenue stream of a website I like as long as I keep reading legit complaints like yours. I will definitely not pay money for getting rid of intrusive ads either.
 

hyouko

Member
Oct 27, 2017
740
It's pretty much always an ad injection attack. I don't understand why ResetEra seems to be so much more vulnerable to these than literally any other mobile site I use regularly.

(To be fair to Era, I use it much more than most other mobile sites, so the chances that I happen to see an attack in progress are higher. Still frustrating, though.)
 

TheGhost

Member
Oct 25, 2017
15,143
Long Island
Yeah you hate to do it but I can't browse this site without a blocker (on mobile, on desktop I'm fine)
There is nothing worse than popping on here and seeing a full page "you won free Amazon prize!!!"
Or something like that.
 

KojiKnight

Member
Oct 25, 2017
9,460
There is a thread for reporting bad ads.

 

Illusion

Member
Oct 27, 2017
6,460
I've been getting them for weeks. I just dont know how to report them.

They keep redirecting me to stupid scam sites.
 
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delete12345

delete12345

Member
Nov 17, 2017
6,941
Boston, MA
You can post reports of browser hijacking in the Ad reporting thread in the announcements section of the forums.
There is a thread for reporting bad ads.

Thanks, that's what I'm looking for.
 

ghostemoji

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,362
It sometimes is the worst. Some days I don't get shit. Other days I always get redirected to other sites because there is a full site ad on here which is invisible. Even on different phones.
Era is literally the only website I've ever visited that has this problem. Don't understand it at all. Whatever ad network they use is bad.
 

Dali

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,030
Everyone gets the redirects and I'm sure moderation and administration are aware. They just seem to be doing nothing about it or whatever is being done is so far ineffectual.
 

AlteredBeast

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,447
Download 'Block This!' if you are on Android. Can't recommend it enough. It's not on the Playstore but can be downloaded from their website. No jailbreak or whatever needed. It blocks ads in all of your apps, not just the browser. Huge upgrade for any phone in terms of speed, security and data saving.

I will not be bothered by the 'morale' behind blocking a major revenue stream of a website I like as long as I keep reading legit complaints like yours. I will definitely not pay money for getting rid of intrusive ads either.
Co-signed. You have malicious ads effectively redirecting traffic away from your site. Fix this shit. It wouldn't have been acceptable 15 years ago, it sure as hell isn't now.
 

flyinj

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,925
Era is literally the only website I've ever visited that has this problem. Don't understand it at all. Whatever ad network they use is bad.
Yeah this is what gets me as well.

No other forum site that has ads I use has once done a redirect to me.

ResetEra does it at least once every 3-4 days, and when it happens I get like 30 in a row.

What the hell kind of sketchy fly by night ad provider are they using?

It makes me nervous that I'm going to get some shitty Android virus every time it happens.
 

Soda

Member
Oct 26, 2017
3,718
Dunedin, New Zealand
Yeah this is what gets me as well.

No other forum site that has ads I use has once done a redirect to me.

ResetEra does it at least once every 3-4 days, and when it happens I get like 30 in a row.

What the hell kind of sketchy fly by night ad provider are they using?

It makes me nervous that I'm going to get some shitty Android virus every time it happens.
Likely they're using a sketchier provider but they get paid more per view. It's capitalism at its finest.
 

Anustart

9 Million Scovilles
Avenger
Nov 12, 2017
2,938
Era is literally the only website I've ever visited that has this problem. Don't understand it at all. Whatever ad network they use is bad.
No way!

A Better Class of Advertising

We have gone out of our way to partner with a premium ad service that guarantees manual, human screening of every advertisement that appears on our site. This is quality assurance by hand, not by algorithm. This should mean, at least in theory:
  • No Browser Hijacks
  • No Malware
  • No Pop-Ups
  • No Redirects
  • Always Safe For Work
But yeah it's gotten bad bad recently.
 

Durden

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
4,283
This just happened to me. Straight up one of those “congratulations IPhone user!!” Ads that you’d find on a porn sure or some shit. Wtf is that
 

kmfdmpig

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
3,537
Download 'Block This!' if you are on Android. Can't recommend it enough. It's not on the Playstore but can be downloaded from their website. No jailbreak or whatever needed. It blocks ads in all of your apps, not just the browser. Huge upgrade for any phone in terms of speed, security and data saving.

I will not be bothered by the 'morale' behind blocking a major revenue stream of a website I like as long as I keep reading legit complaints like yours. I will definitely not pay money for getting rid of intrusive ads either.
Agreed. I don't typically block ads on Era, but in exchange I expect that there will be a good faith effort on the part of the site to keep this type of crap from happening. On mobile I've seen a lot of redirects over the last few months on Era and only Era.
 

FreezePeach

Member
Oct 25, 2017
9,361
Happens every now and then making the site unusable for me on mobile. Also have no way of reporting since it kind of hijacks your browser until you kill the tab or close it.
 

Castor Archer

Member
Jan 8, 2019
809
Thanks for bringing this to attention, I was going to make a thread about it too. It sucks, I've had to reinstall Chrome pretty much every time I went on here. About to stop using Resetera for a while if it doesn't get fixed soon.
 

metalslimer

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
4,888
This is happening to me all the time but I didn't know where to talk about it. This needs to be fixed immediately otherwise I wouldn't blame people for trying to block ads because there are straight up redirects to phising sites. And it seems to be getting worse for me as well.
 

tarantullama

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,072
I’m also getting these ads on LTE. Automatically redirecting me from Era and appearing as a Google branded “You’re the millionth visitor, claim your prize” scam.