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Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by Taluntain, May 14, 2008.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Sorry about that, I'm doing some testing with replacing the old provider but can't get it to work properly... this will be fixed as soon as possible.
     
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    The GOG logo on top of all forum pages shows up as a missing image in Internet Explorer and Chrome. In Firefox you can't see it at all.

    (It's probably a problem at gog.com but I thought I'd report it just in case.)
     
  3. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Thanks for the notice - I fixed it on the site a while ago but I didn't even see it here on the boards as I use Firefox and for some reason it doesn't show the broken image icon.
     
  4. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I just got this report from a user in Virginia: "Specifically, every single time I visit your site from an iOS device, I am immediately redirected to a "you've just won something!" site."

    Is anyone else from the US reading this in Virginia or close by that could test accessing the site on an iOS device to see if they're experiencing the same? I haven't received any other reports so far but obviously if this is happening to more people we need to sort it out.
     
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    I just checked it using safari on my phone (which I'm not logged in) and yes, I got redirected to us.49750.site saying if I completed an amazon survey I would get a $1,000 gift card. This was done from Eastern Massachusetts.
     
  6. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Thanks, this was directly on sorcerers.net or the forums?
     
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    Sorcerers.net
     
  8. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I tried this two ways. Once by clicking on the link in tapatalk and second by manually typing in the address. Both times all I got was a banner ad at the top of the screen and nothing else, but no redirect.

    I then just typed in sorcerers.net and it took me to the site with no redirect so either you fixed it or the redirect has a timer.
     
  10. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    No, haven't fixed it yet as I haven't managed to determine which ad spot it's coming from. Please try again tomorrow but hit http://sorcerers.net/adtest.php directly first before any other SP url.
     
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    No more redirects and the same results as in post 109. If I think of it, I'll try with an ipad when I get home
     
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    Bad news. I got a redirect on my iPad to the same site. I thought I was ok as it didn't happen right away. It happened when I went to the boards to post. I forgot to do the adtest link first, but when I tried it after I got the same result. That being no site, just one banner ad at the top. I also wasn't logged in if that makes a difference.
     
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    Just to confirm, you did experience the same redirect when going to sorcerers.net/adtest.php ? That is the important bit as it narrows it down to a single ad spot.
     
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    Just for the record, I'm not getting this problem on my iOS device in US(not Va though). Must be a problem with Va.
     
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    No, never a redirect from that url. However, whenever I go to that url all I get is a blank screen with a banner ad at the top. If I am supposed to see something different?

    OK, I just tried it again. When I go to the adtest site as before I got a blank screen, with a banner ad at the top and nothing else. I went to the main page and it worked fine. I let it sit there for about ten seconds. I then clicked on a link to go to the boards and was redirected to the same amazon gift card site.
     
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    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Thanks, the explains some things. And yes, you are only supposed to see a single ad on the test page, that's the point. ;) But I see that the redirect is triggered on click, so I'll need to add some links to the test page. Stay tuned...
     
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    Just to clarify, the very first time, I think I was redirected without a click, but I may be mistaken.
     
  18. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Hm, we'll see. I've added a couple of links to http://sorcerers.net/adtest.php so let me know if you load that page first, does it take a click on one of the links to trigger the redirect.
     
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    I tried with iPad. I went to the normal site. No redirect until I clicked on something. Then tried the adtest. Clicked on a link and no redirect. I then went back to the main site, clicked a link and no redirect. I will try again later/tomorrow and try the adtest site first.
     
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    Today I clicked on the adtest first. Then I clicked on the link that took me to the news. Everything seemed fine so I tried closing the pop up telling me that I wasn't logged in and/or an ad for dawn of the titans and boom I was redirected to the same place as before.

    I then went to the main page, everything looked good. Clicked to go to a board. The board loaded I saw the same dawn of titans ad, and then was redirected without clicking on anything.

    These were both on an iphone. tonight if you need me to I can check again on an ipad (when I get home).
     

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