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The Ad Reporting Thread

deltaplus

Administrator
Oct 24, 2017
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#1
Hi all,

Ads are how we're able to keep the lights on here at ResetEra and we've made it our mission to provide you with a pleasant browsing experience by partnering with agencies that focus on delivering good ads. The unfortunate reality of the online ad industry however is that it's really a technological arms race against unscrupulous advertisers, and sometimes those bad, unsavory ads get through. We're not a fan of those types of ads and we know you aren't either.

Please use this thread to report bad ads (e.g. full-screen takeovers, pop-ups, redirects, etc.). We make it a high priority to ensure that intrusive ads don't show up on the site and to get them removed as quickly as possible so that you can keep having a great experience.

Use the following template to report an ad:

Browser:
Platform: (e.g. iOS / Android / Desktop)
Offending Ad: (e.g. URL)


Thanks!
#techteam
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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#2
Hey! I keep being redirected to some nonsensical "casino slots" style ad on mobile. I will screenshot it the next time it happens and update this post with more details!
 

Cerium

General Manager
Administrator
Oct 23, 2017
634
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#6
Thanks for the reports guys. We've made sure that they've been passed on and that our partners will be monitoring this thread regularly.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#8
JLGZ4DGEFKYK&a=com.droidworld.learninggames

That's the address I copied from a pop up I just got. Using chrome on mobile (android)

Been getting pop ups the past week for yhe first time since I started browsing Era, that's odd.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#12
I have had to turn on tracking protection on Firefox as I have now three times been re-directed via ads here.

It goes from dynamic2pixel.com then to a server2.flowerpuffgirls.info then to orgeles-hantests.com and then ends at a dethatch.us

I didn't click on anything but not to plussed on those. I don't mind pop ups or annoying ads and would like to support, but redirects to potentially malicious sites are concerning.
 

Cerium

General Manager
Administrator
Oct 23, 2017
634
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#13
Thanks for the reports and the details. I've reached out to our partners again to make sure that this latest wave will be taken care of ASAP.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#14
Just got another redirect to this link here:

EDIT: Domain of link is http://detrains.us/ . Removed the full link, as I just noticed it has my IP address in it. Hopefully you guys have the ability to check the edit history of posts.

Once again using Firefox on desktop.

EDIT: Looking at my browser history, looks like it redirected to this link first:

https://dynamic2pixel.com/click?node=18&time=1535241480&id=78&pid=8&fid=8&sid=13342&rank=0&ad=eyJ0aXRsZSI6IkMxIiwidXJsIjoiQWxpRXhwcmVzcy5jb20ifQ==

Then to this one:

http://mediatrackingapi.com/Aa.php?...xKvwrwTL5BTyZU1D59nBprYfr26_t63PA,,&bid=0.021

Then to this one:

http://orgeles-hantests.com/redirec...-C7l7EeZt2S-8J2QB0_ZlzxZs-LQBjn9MD5i_daA&rm=D

Then to:

http://server3.flowerpuffgirls.info/ [full link removed]

And finally to:

http://detrains.us/ [full link removed]

Full links for the last two are in the edit history for this post. Removed them since they have my IP address in them.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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#16
The "express factory outlet" pop up is out of control. Had it pop up five times while reading one page of 100 posts. The fifth time it popped up, it wouldn't go away. Android chrome.
 

Cerium

General Manager
Administrator
Oct 23, 2017
634
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#18
Appreciate the details everyone.

If you can, screenshots would also help identify the problem ads quicker.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#28
Just got an intrusive ad on mobile that popped up in the middle of the page, for Disney World. I took a screen, will edit that in tonight on desktop.
 

Cerium

General Manager
Administrator
Oct 23, 2017
634
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#32
Thanks for the screenshots and details. We're making sure that all of these are getting removed ASAP.
 
Jul 28, 2018
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#42
Express really must have brought out the money hat for that ad to still be up. It's becoming more frequent, and now it's freezing my browser completely. If you're not going to remove it because of complaints Cerium can you at least tell us when the contract for that ad is up, so we'll know when it's safe to use mobile again?
 
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deltaplus

deltaplus

Administrator
Oct 24, 2017
338
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#44
Update on the GDPR Ad pop-up you may have seen:

I will clarify some things.

This got dropped on us with no notice by our ad provider. It is a test according to them, but suffice to say we're not happy at all with how this was dropped on us. We're pissed at their poor implementation and we're talking to them to either have them fix it ASAP or turn it off until they do.

This site is supported by ads so turning ads off in the meantime unfortunately isn't an option. Servers and bandwidth are expensive for a site as large as ours. We have Era Clear for those who wish to support us in other ways but that's not enough to keep the site running at it's current scale.

TLDR; We're working with our ad provider to get this fixed. Please be patient while the wheels turn.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#45
That's very reasonable, thank you for the communication. Hopefully this is fixed shortly.

I know this is extremely unlikely, but would a change in ad provider ever be a possible option? My opinions of the one you are using are hardly high right now.
 
Aug 22, 2018
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#46
This site is supported by ads so turning ads off in the meantime unfortunately isn't an option.
Again, it's in breach of EU law and keeping it up isn't an option. If you found out a glitch in forum software allowed access to user passwords would you also keep it up until you found an alternative? You've just compounded an implementation of data collection that goes out of its way to break GDPR by admitting you're aware of it but won't halt it because it'll negatively impact revenue.

Also why is it so important that any discussion of the site be immediately locked down and snuffed out no matter how harmless it is? Is this the new transparency you advertised?

https://www.resetera.com/threads/gdpr-resetera-cookie-breakdown.72585/
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#48
I keep getting these overlay ads on mobile, weather in a thread or browsing topics. Pops in from the right side for Tropicana.casino.com.

just got another while typing this. Is this normal?