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The Ad Reporting Thread

Cerium

General Manager
Administrator
Oct 23, 2017
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Update on today's deluge: Our partners have now killed a large number of ad sources and as a result we believe the problem should be greatly reduced, if not solved altogether.

If you're still getting the same redirect please keep reporting it. Thank you.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Update on today's deluge: Our partners have now killed a large number of ad sources and as a result we believe the problem should be greatly reduced, if not solved altogether.

If you're still getting the same redirect please keep reporting it. Thank you.
I'm still getting the redirect, i just got it 5 times in a row and had to close the window each time to get away from it.

I'm about to adblock Era.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Getting spreedlp.com redirects constantly again. Got 4 redirects as I tried to locate and reply to this thread. Happened 2-3 times earlier today but then for an extended period had no issues, until it started back up again in the past few mins.

Thank you for your kind attention into this matter.

EDIT: I am browsing on Android via Chrome
 
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deltaplus

deltaplus

Administrator
Oct 24, 2017
338
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We're looking into this right now and have been for the entire day. If this doesn't get better soon, we're going to disable ads until it's fixed.
 
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deltaplus

deltaplus

Administrator
Oct 24, 2017
338
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Update: we've taken some extreme temporary measures on our end to curtail this until it gets properly resolved by our ad partners.

The number of angry emails we've written today...
 

Hecht

Welp
Administrator
Oct 24, 2017
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Yea I have been getting this like crazy.
Just disable all ads ffs this is a nightmare, chrome Android. Genuinely site breaking
Sorry, Android P + Chrome

Hasn't been doing it for the past few minutes though and I don't see any banners on any pages at all now.

Edit: thanks deltaplus and Cerium for your work on this.
Been getting this one as well.
To be clear, you guys are seeing these recently? As in like the past hour or two?
 
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deltaplus

deltaplus

Administrator
Oct 24, 2017
338
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For context, we turned off all mobile ads about two hours ago. We believe we may still be seeing some malicious ads getting through on legacy themes, as that codebase is different.

For reporting, it would help if you can provide the following data:

Browser:
Platform
:
Theme:
 
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deltaplus

deltaplus

Administrator
Oct 24, 2017
338
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Temporarily, we've disabled all ads until our ad provider removes the offending source. If you continue to see ads, please use the template above to provide context.
 
Dec 4, 2017
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To be clear, you guys are seeing these recently? As in like the past hour or two?
Not anymore, but I think what I experienced was right at the tail end of it, and a few of my tabs were still open, so when I checked again they had all already loaded into the Congrats page. After reloading the main Era page every tab I open since then doesn't have the issue and I'm not even seeing any banner ads on any pages at all.

Clarity in timing: around 8:30p CST or so is when I reloaded Era and the issue disappeared.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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To be clear, you guys are seeing these recently? As in like the past hour or two?
I got that ad a minute or two before I made the post.

ed: somewhat obviously, haven't seen any this morning (since they are all turned off).
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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I've been getting a lot of redirects recently. Yesterday I couldn't even load the main gaming forum front page without being redirected almost immediately. Notably I remember that having some kind of messaging on it that specifically mentioned that I was in Portland (OR) that day, so maybe it had something to do with my WiFi connection. This is on an Android phone btw.

Today it hasn't been quite as bad, but I've still gotten maybe 6 or 7 redirects in the past 15 minutes, and in fact I'm writing this in a separate text file because I was redirected while I wrote this originally. Most of them have been going to http://samsung-41d.club/lp which has faux YouTube branding and seems to want me to complete some kind of survey about my YouTube habits, saying I'm "one of the 10 users who's been personally selected to win an iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy 8". There is no "or" or "and" in the message, that's a direct quote so it's pretty obviously suspicious, seems clearly auto generated.

Edit:

Just saw the request for specific formatting, here's the information:

Browser: Chrome
Platform: Android
Theme: Dark (Legacy)
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Just had an ad on mobile for “children’s - guardians of childhood” that replaced the mobile nav bar and stayed persistent on the page as I scrolled.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Been getting in tab pop ups on mobile era for Atlanta United FC. They are thankfully not redirects but are still a tad annoying.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I've been getting ads for Autism Speaks on Resetera on Mobile.

They're a pretty despicable hate group, and I imagine that Resetera wouldn't want to promote them.