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Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby Pavel Bure on Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:33 pm

That took me one of those pages that says something to effect of, "Problem with windows 7 click to fix"

Has anyone else got this? I should have wrote down the page before clicking away.
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby Willie Kool on Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:51 pm

You might want to check the test forum.
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby blackjack68 on Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:53 pm

Got that earlier too. No likey
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby DMcGrew on Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:23 pm

The popup ads are super annoying. Especially the one that throws an alert box when you try to close it. Does anyone really click that crap? :thumbdown: :face:
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby TheHammer24 on Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:51 pm

I've tolerated the pop ups for some time. But the ones I've seen recently resemble the virus-ridden ads I get when I go to streaming websites.
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby Crankshaft on Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:16 am

I can handle banner ads all day, but I agree with TheHammer regarding the popups. They're bush league.
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby mac5155 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:25 am

Pony up some cash, get a green user name, and then you can *****. Until then, STFU
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby FreeCandy44 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:46 am

mac5155 wrote:Pony up some cash, get a green user name, and then you can *****. Until then, STFU

Yeah!
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby blackjack68 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:59 am

Just got it again.
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby Crankshaft on Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:36 am

mac5155 wrote:Pony up some cash, get a green user name, and then you can *****. Until then, STFU


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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby mac5155 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:04 am

not mad, just saying. ads are a revenue generator for the site. are the bad ones irritating? yes. If you get a bad one and report it to admin, it will be removed.
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:07 am

All these yellow usernames complaining :pop:
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby Crankshaft on Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:27 am

mac5155 wrote:not mad, just saying. ads are a revenue generator for the site. are the bad ones irritating? yes. If you get a bad one and report it to admin, it will be removed.


I could care less about the ads. It's the ads that lead to spyware and other viruses that are bush league.

And I'm not talking about the admin or the site being bushleague, just that whatever service (Google?) that is issuing these ads are doing a poor job.
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby mac5155 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:32 am

shafnutz05 wrote:All these yellow usernames complaining :pop:


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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby Admin on Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:56 am

So clicking on links at LGP is redirecting you away from LGP to another site completely? That sounds like malware.
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby mac5155 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:06 am

Yes, it has happened to me when clicking on "Board Index" and "NHR SubForum"... Do you mean malware on my end?
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby TheHammer24 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:05 pm

mac5155 wrote:Pony up some cash, get a green user name, and then you can *****. Until then, STFU

I don't think that's fair. Particularly invasive ads may drive away users, resulting in a net loss of revenue. If a number of Admin's users find this off-putting, then he may chose to change the policy. I think he'd want this information.
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby Pavel Bure on Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:22 pm

mac5155 wrote:Yes, it has happened to me when clicking on "Board Index" and "NHR SubForum"... Do you mean malware on my end?

Yeah I don't think it's malware on my end because it doesn't happen on any other site
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby mac5155 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:39 pm

TheHammer24 wrote:
mac5155 wrote:Pony up some cash, get a green user name, and then you can *****. Until then, STFU

I don't think that's fair. Particularly invasive ads may drive away users, resulting in a net loss of revenue. If a number of Admin's users find this off-putting, then he may chose to change the policy. I think he'd want this information.


"pop up ads are bush league" is the statement I was responding to. If certain pop-up ads are causing malware, they will be deleted when you bring them to Admin's attention.
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:50 pm

Pavel Bure wrote:
mac5155 wrote:Yes, it has happened to me when clicking on "Board Index" and "NHR SubForum"... Do you mean malware on my end?

Yeah I don't think it's malware on my end because it doesn't happen on any other site

It might be an exploit for the ad server/company used by LGP, which is why you only see it when you visit this site even tho the malware is on your machine.
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby Pavel Bure on Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:15 pm

tifosi77 wrote:
Pavel Bure wrote:
mac5155 wrote:Yes, it has happened to me when clicking on "Board Index" and "NHR SubForum"... Do you mean malware on my end?

Yeah I don't think it's malware on my end because it doesn't happen on any other site

It might be an exploit for the ad server/company used by LGP, which is why you only see it when you visit this site even tho the malware is on your machine.

I'd agree if I was the only one experiencing the issue. But when multiple people report the same thing it's more likely to be the site than all of us having the same malware.
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:19 pm

Depends.... you all might be perusing the same 'content' offsite.

Spoiler:
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby Crankshaft on Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:39 pm

mac5155 wrote:
TheHammer24 wrote:
mac5155 wrote:Pony up some cash, get a green user name, and then you can *****. Until then, STFU

I don't think that's fair. Particularly invasive ads may drive away users, resulting in a net loss of revenue. If a number of Admin's users find this off-putting, then he may chose to change the policy. I think he'd want this information.


"pop up ads are bush league" is the statement I was responding to. If certain pop-up ads are causing malware, they will be deleted when you bring them to Admin's attention.


I know Admin will probably delete them. My comment was more on the ad-company letting them go through.
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby Admin on Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:43 pm

Rogue ads definitely slip through ad companies from time-to-time. If you see one definitely let me know.

I still would run a thorough malware scan on your machine just to be sure it's not on your end.

Has anyone had a redirect this afternoon?
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Re: Admin just got a redirect ad

Postby Crankshaft on Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:44 pm

tifosi77 wrote:Depends.... you all might be perusing the same 'content' offsite.

Spoiler:
Bow chicka wow wow 8-)


Normally, I would assume this but it happens on my work machines. I know for sure what's going on with those. :lol:
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