I may stop visiting this site

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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby VideoGameCritic » July 15th, 2017, 11:12 am

I can't really explain why the bad ads were occurring but I think removing them altogether from the forums should solve the problem. The forums were configured to display generic GoogleAds so I have no idea what happened.

If you run into this problem on any other page of the site please let me know immediately. If you can specify the exact page that would be very helpful.

I apologize for any inconvenience and I'm monitoring the situation!

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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby VideoGameCritic » July 15th, 2017, 11:15 am

I did notice the other day that my browser said it was "blocking plugins" when I was on the forums which I thought was odd.
If that's the issue, I think it just started this week.
I just hope it doesn't happen on the other pages.
But if so, I'll remove those ads as well.
I would knowingly never subject you guys to malicious code!!

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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby matmico399 » July 15th, 2017, 11:22 am

Critic is just happened to me again. And for me it's not on the forums area. It's when Iog onto the home page just to view the site.

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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby Gleebergloben123 » July 15th, 2017, 11:40 am

Thank you VGC and to the mods. As with Noah98, I was using my iPad. Sometimes I would get redirected just coming to the main page, or if I tried to click on any of the forums. I come here daily to get away from it all, so I'm stoked that the problem seems to have been resolved. Thanks again.

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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby noah98 » July 15th, 2017, 11:52 am

I'm still getting redirected on my iPad unless I disable JavaScript.
I see the ad banner still at the top of the homepage, and when I click on a forum on the right, I immediately get redirected to that Brickages scam site.

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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby VideoGameCritic » July 15th, 2017, 12:58 pm

When you use your ipad, it is taking you to the mobile page? I'm trying to track this down.

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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby DaHeckIzDat » July 15th, 2017, 1:36 pm

Sometimes when I get on the mobile site (main site and forums) it redirects me somewhere else. Hasn't happened for a while, but it comes and goes and when it happens I can't do anything on here. Don't know if its the same thing, but it's been going on for me for almost a year now.

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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby noah98 » July 15th, 2017, 1:58 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:When you use your ipad, it is taking you to the mobile page? I'm trying to track this down.


On my iPad it takes me to the full site. I get immediately redirected when I go to the page and can't even do anything on the site.

Right now I am posting from my iPhone and am on the mobile site, so no redirects. However, as soon as I change my iPhone to full site, I get redirected again.

Hope that helps!

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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby noah98 » July 15th, 2017, 2:01 pm

It looks like whenever the "Pattaya Hotels" ad runs on the top banner, the redirect happens. Maybe?

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Re: I may stop visiting this site

Postby Gleebergloben123 » July 15th, 2017, 3:14 pm

Back on my iPad and I haven't had the redirect. I went from other sites to here about 15-20 times but no redirect which is a good thing. Before, just like Matmico399, I would be redirected just coming to the main page or visiting a forum.


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