Confirmed Report bad ads here (popups, videos, etc.)

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  1. Costello
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    hello,

    We have recently switched ad platforms (we're with Freestar now). Thanks to ads we can pay for server bills, we can afford nice prizes for competitions, we can reward our staff, and more.

    While the new platform is great for us financially, it comes with some caveats. Their filtering system isn't perfect and sometimes some bad ads slip past their filters.

    If you get an ad such as:
    - popups (a popup ad is an actual new page opening up in your browser, not a full-screen ad overlay: those are supposed to show up on mobile once per session, and they have a "close" button)
    - browser hijacks: you were visiting gbatemp and were suddenly redirected to another site
    - ads with audio
    - ads with videos that have audio, or without audio but that make your browser scroll up or down

    Please report these bad ads here: click here to access the bad ad submission form (alt URL: here https://gbatemp.net/reportbadads.html ) You need to access this from the same browser that received the bad ad, because the form will automatically identify the last ads that you have been getting. Every report will be useful and will help not only on GBAtemp but all other sites on the same network.

    Thanks for your contributions!
     
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  2. AshuraZro

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    Thank you for the transparency on an issue that many other sites ignore addressing. I recently contacted an unrelated site when similar ads came up. I was let down when they informed me they were aware of a problem and were working with their ad platform to resolve it. It's good to take an ad platform to task on issues but it is not enough by itself. A site's user base needs to be just as informed when problems like this are known since it is ultimately their experience and security that is impacted.
     
  3. Axido

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    Wow, just when I wanted to report something there's been a thread made for that. Impressive work and nice to see this.

    The issue of popup ads on mobile has been brought up a few weeks ago iirc. I hope you can get rid of them somehow.
     
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    I closed the tab
     
  5. bobmcjr

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    I've been getting that one too. (Didn't notice this thread before)
     
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  6. Costello
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    damn thats too bad. have you guys used the report form linked in the first thread ?
    remember you have to use it from the same browser/device that got the ad, so that the culprit can be identified.
    if anyone else gets these, please post here and/or use the report form.
    the more reports, the more chance we'll have to identify the bad source and get rid of it permanently.
     
  7. Patxinco

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    Bookmarking this thread, Costello, thanks!!!
     
  8. bobmcjr

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    While I am no longer getting that ad here, I just got it on xda-developers and reported it on freestar. Ignore the PM I sent you.
     
  9. Blue_Mew

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  10. DRAGONBALLVINTAGE

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    It flashed then closed the link and I turn my head in in the play store with FLV player up
     
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  12. Costello
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    thanks for the reports guys, have you made sure to use the report form ?
    without it, we can't eliminate the bad ads. Unfortunately a screenshot isnt enough :)
     
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  15. DRAGONBALLVINTAGE

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    There Back....

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  16. Dionicio3

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    They’re*

    Also I think we’re still supposed to use the link to report
     
  17. Costello
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    hey there,
    sorry about that... it is very important that you report this using the link given in the first post.
    please do it using the same browser where you got the ad in the first place, so that they can trace back exactly what happen and banish the bad ad source.
    thanks
     
  18. DRAGONBALLVINTAGE

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    I have to click on the report bad ads here thread all the time its annoying! Having it linked on the bottom would make it 100% better Thanks
     
  19. ThoD

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    Not worth it, hardly anyone ever encounters them and only reason you'd encounter "bad ads" would be because of your browsing history (or more like saved cookies/trackers). Having pointless links crowd the page wouldn't help anyone, if you want quick access to that thread simply bookmark it, simple:P
     
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