1. Costello

    OP Costello Headmaster
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    you can disable them - in your profile "disable affiliate videos"
    merging your thread with the main ad discussions
     
  2. The Real Jdbye

    The Real Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08
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    Thanks, but they have never showed up before. Shouldn't they be disabled by default for patrons?
     
  3. Costello

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    since there is actual value to these videos (try watching them sometimes? they're pretty interesting) it's not fair to force disable them for those who still want to watch them. Better disable them on an opt-out basis
     
  4. wartutor

    wartutor GBAtemp Fan
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    I constantly get adds like this popping up over top of the sight every couple of seconds making it hard to see or read anything. Cant click on anything when there like this either. Hitting the x to close them does nothing. Wouldnt be so bad if they didnt keep popping up every couple seconds. The second pic is what comes up if i click the little box next to the x.
     

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  5. Nobody_Important4u

    Nobody_Important4u A Delusionary Existence
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    I don't know if it is right place to ask but i have been getting a lot of russian ads lately and i am not from russia i am from Poland which is not far away from russia but i am still not russian

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    I have even one in time of writing this!
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  6. BORTZ

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    That's really not an issue we are going to spend our time dealing with.
     
  7. JuanMena

    JuanMena Politically Incorrect ♥️
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    AdBlock is not only working on this site, but in all the sites I frequently use there's ads everywhere.

    Are you guys of GBATEMP using Google Ads?
    I'm starting to get a little worried.
    Some days ago, my Google Account got seemingly hacked. I received an email that notified me of a certain IP adress from another city that tried to access to my Google Account.
    I resetted my password to an ever bigger one, and in less than an hour I got the same email that someone had access to my newly created password.
    Now the fucking Google Account is asking me for a phone number (which I don't have)
    And, just yesterday I started to have all these ads all over the Internet.

    So... are you guys using Google Ads? Or am I right to think that this possible ad invasion has something to do with my Google Account being hacked?
    If som MODERATOR could tell me: "Yes, we're using Google Ads" that'd be nice to hear because at least I'd know that this whole sudden ad thing is not related to my Google Account being "hacked".

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    Even at the time of typing this, there's an ad above my post.
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  8. Tom Bombadildo

    Tom Bombadildo Dick, With Balls
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    Try using a good adblocker like uBlock Origin, ABP gets paid by advertisers to allow ads through their filters.
     
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  9. JuanMena

    JuanMena Politically Incorrect ♥️
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    Yay!
    ABP does work!

    The thing with ADS is that it slows down the site a lot.
     
  10. SkeletonSmith

    SkeletonSmith subscribe Skeleton Smith Gaming on youtube
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    Example of the ads [​IMG]
     
  11. Ottoclav

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    Yup, I've been getting some seriously detrimental new tab pop-ups when I access GBATemp.net. Why does it always have to be porn? I will not post the ads. What do I need to do to keep this from happening?
     
  12. shaunj66

    shaunj66 GBAtemp Administrator
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    Please can you PM me screenshots? And the URL of the ads if possible. Thanks
     
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  13. Ottoclav

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    nvm, it is something else. Everytime I open a tab or click a hyperlink I get crazy pop tabs. My wife would kill me if she saw these. now i just got to figure out why my antivirus isn't blocking this.
     
  14. Lostbhoy

    Lostbhoy HEY YOU GUYS!
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    I haven't experienced any ads on the mobile site..... Until today!

    I may have deleted an old cookie as i done a litttle spring cleaning on my phone and was wondering if i can get it back? These ads are so annoyingly intrusive and jump the page allover the place when trting to hit a link or thread..... Just wondering really how its only today this happened!!

    Sorry if I'm being a jerk but ads are jerks
     
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  15. Ottoclav

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    Especially when they take up the whole mobile screen and can't be closed out!
     
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  16. Tom Bombadildo

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    If there are any ads that hijack your screen or move your browser around, report them via the button on the ad (if there is one), or copy the ad URL and report it here and @Costello will forward it on to the ad publisher to be fixed.

    If you don't like ads, you're free to subscribe to our Patreon which has an option for ads to be removed, or use an adblocker if you're a heathen who doesn't like supporting an independent community run purely on the goodwill of the staff.
     
  17. sks316

    sks316 Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness remaster activist
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    this is defamation, not all adblocker users are evil gremlins :angry:
     
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  18. Scott_pilgrim

    Scott_pilgrim Gbatemp’s official Scott pilgrim fanatic ™
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    I mean, I use Adblock, and look at me
     
  19. Lostbhoy

    Lostbhoy HEY YOU GUYS!
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    Not got a problem with sites using ads as revenue.... Ads are still jerks tho!!!

    Only problem is that I must look a like serial profile stalker as everytime I try to enter a thread, I enter soneones profile as their name appears right where the thread was that I was trying to open.

    Ads are everywhere, must they jump a sites layout all over the place when they are being loaded though? I mean, that 'space' is already predetermined before any ads are added!

    So if you see me make an appearance on your profile.... Sorry bout that! :shy:
     
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  20. Lostbhoy

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    Sorry to be this guy again but as i hope you can see from my screenshot..... The ad at the bottom of the page is faaaaar too intrusive and will not go away no matter how many times i press the X.

    I do have to say this has to be unacceptable, especially when the page still jumps all over the place when loading other ads or rotation of that ad happens. I mean come on, trying to post is ridiculously hard and time consuming now.

    Is this the norm now and should i shut up or can something be done here guys, seriously?
     
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