New ad network - centralize discussions here

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Costello, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Sasori

    Sasori GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Here's a new redirect and I think this one may be trying to mine as it made my phone slow sown down to a crawl..
     

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  2. urherenow

    urherenow GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I'm getting tired of this crap. I can no longer lay in bed and browse GBAtemp on my iPad because this annoying COX communication user SCAM popup keeps hijacking my browser. There is no way to close it or get rid of it without deleting all web data from settings. it takes less than 5 minutes on this site, for it to pop up again. Rinse and repeat.
     
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  3. Sasori

    Sasori GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    If your browser allows it try disabling JavaScript
     
  4. Ginger OfOZ

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    Sorry, I'm getting a similar WalMart one.
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  5. urherenow

    urherenow GBAtemp Psycho!

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    That breaks functionality on too many sites, including this one. polls, multi-quote, you name it.
     
  6. urherenow

    urherenow GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yea, sorry about the double-post, but like I said, disabling JavaScript breaks functionality. It’s the only way I can post from my iPad though. After a lot of googling, I’ve found that the ads themselves that are used by gbatemp have been hijacked with JavaScript. https://pgiftsit.icu Is a major offender. A webmaster here needs to study the code for this site and eliminate anything from the .icu domain. It will come back though with a different domain name ‍♂️
     

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  7. Pleng

    Pleng GBAtemp Addict

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    Yes. Quite the angelic ad network, clearly.

    Until the next round...

    Not that you should have to install separate software just to browse a website which uses a shoddy add network provider, I tend to use Adblock Broswer on Android which gets around the issue. I don't know if it's available on iOS but it's worth checking out.
     
  8. Costello
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    I'm not quite sure what your problem is but if you're only going to keep posting useless criticism in this thread you are just wasting everybody's time. You are obviously intelligent enough to realize that we are trying to find the right balance between ad revenue VS visitor annoyance. We do our best to report anything that comes up. Please stay away from this thread unless you have actual ads to report, this is the last warning I'll give you.

    To everybody else - I have reported the bad ads again. They will be gone soon, just like last time.
     
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  9. Nerdtendo

    Nerdtendo Your friendly neighborhood idiot

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    Ok, on mobile, it's literally sending me to inescapable scam reward sites
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    I can't leave this site and I just have to open a new tab when it happens
     
  10. kikongokiller

    kikongokiller GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Y'all fix those redirecting ads yet? I've gotten them at least 6 times in November
     
  11. Pleng
    This message by Pleng has been removed from public view by Costello, Dec 2, 2018, Reason: I warned you but you didn’t listen.
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  12. Sasori

    Sasori GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Yes and no, its still an ongoing battle but it's not nearly as bad as it once was
     
  13. kikongokiller

    kikongokiller GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I don't really mind as long as they're actively trying to progress on getting rid of them. It's a minor inconvenience.
     
  14. Techjunky90

    Techjunky90 GBAtemp Regular

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    Website is completely unusable on mobile. I suspect that gbatemp are indeed allowing these redirect pop ups because they profit from it. So yea, either stop the ads or stop asking for donations, it's that simple. It's bad enough that we have to deal with ads on the main website. I would not be surprised at all if gbatemp was selling user information. Such as ip address, location, etc. Ironic that I can visit 200+ web sites per day and only get these redirect ads on gbatemp. I am all for someone making a new website and taking all of gbatemps traffic and revenue away from them, since they clearly have no respect for the users.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    False, it's just as bad, this has been going on for months now. Visits gbatemp on mobile, in less than 2 minutes gets redirected, goes back to gbatemp, redirected again within 2 minutes, repeat repeat repeat. It's the same old shit over and over again. Do not sit there, defending gbatemp, because I will prove over and over again that you are in fact a liar.
     

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  15. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

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    I appreciate your concern but let me promise you we are not selling user data. Let me put that concern to rest.

    Fact of the matter is, some users (mostly those connecting from American IPs from what we can gather) are experiencing ads that are disallowed by our ad provider and with every report we receive we take action to get these resolved.

    We are not purposely placing them to profit from them. Please do not spread misinformation.

    Thank you for the report
     
  16. Techjunky90

    Techjunky90 GBAtemp Regular

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    Yet you have shown zero proof to back that up. Facts are you should have already switched ad providers. It's not acceptable, not in the least. You are profiting from us, the users, the viewers, and the developers. Gbatemp does not really contribute to anything here, no one comes here to read the articles posted by gbatemp moderators, articles that can be found else where. We come here because of developers and other users. You are profiting from us, we are not profiting from you, we are the customers, customers are always right. Quit treating customers like shit & fix the problem, it's that simple. Before the day is done & over with, I will be launching a website to rival gbatemp.
     
  17. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

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    I have worked on GBAtemp for the better part of 15 years without seeing a single penny, in fact I actually think it cost me money in the long run. So I find your post a bit disappointing to be honest. I think we do provide a very good service here and ask for very little in return. Running a website of this size is no easy task.

    As for the bad ads, as I've stated we're working on resolving it.

    Good luck with your website.
     
  18. smileyhead
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  19. Scarlet

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    Please don't demean the effort of the mag staff. It spits on the efforts of Thug, Chary, and everybody else who gives half a damn about getting quality content accessible to the users of this site.
     
  20. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

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    I honestly think you know nothing about GBAtemp.
    I would suggest you take a look at Wikitemp, once you've read the history about the site and do some google-fu, you'll see how much GBAtemp has influenced various hacking scenes over the years.
    In recent years, GBAtemp has expanded to cover everyday gaming as well.
    Without the blood, sweat and tears of the magstaff, we wouldn't be here today let alone be online for well over a decade.

    Good luck on your endeavor to create your own site rivaling GBAtemp, you'll need it.
     
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  21. Costello
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    I'm really sorry you feel that way... if you read the entire thread you will see that it's a constant battle, we keep switching ad networks and yet the problem remains. So believe me we have tried that, it didn't work. We have chosen to try and fight these bad ads, most of the times it works, but right now there is still major annoyance for a minority of people (specifically a subset of people in some US states). The alternative is to stop ads altogether but as you're perfectly aware, it isn't sustainable. We have expenses which need to be covered.
    We currently offer a subscription under the form of a Patreon, that allows to browse the site ad-free. Right now the subscription for ad-free browsing starts at $5 per month. But we could consider lowering it if it becomes a necessity. A $1/m subscription that would allow to browse the site ad-free. I don't know if that's something acceptable. To me, the best way is still to fight the bad ads - it has been proven to work, but they just come back after a while.

    PLEASE REMEMBER
    if you get any bad ads please keep the link and a screenshot, and post it all here, or email it all to me at costello@gbatemp.net

    This sucks but it has been proven to work before. A while back after we submitted a bunch of reports, we didn't get a bad ad for a good 2 months. What sucks is that eventually they came back.
     
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  22. Sasori

    Sasori GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Ads are currently causing the site to jump around and auto scroll on mobile, making it very difficult to read and reply to threads
     
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