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

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    Scumbag "ads" like that are the primary reason people use ad blockers. :nolike:
     
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    Yeah. Pretty much. Idgaf about banner ads but ones that either A) Take up the full screen (a real problem when browsing Codex or SP on phone) or B ) Redirect you to some bull crap offer are awful
     
  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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    Snook, it should happen on any device with iOS so it shouldn't matter which you use. Honestly from your description I don't know what to think any more as it seems that this isn't coming from where I expected it to. I'm going to start eliminating some ads to see whether that helps.

    That's exactly what I told the guy reporting this. Pisses me off because the lowlifes who slipped this ad in are the only ones making money from it up to the point where users install an ad blocker to get around it. The biggest problem is that they're all targeted by device and/or geographic location, which makes it a major PITA to track down for me as I can't reproduce them myself. :/
     
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    Sorry for the confusion. The reason why I kept testing on two devices as it was only happening once or twice before I think I cookie was stopping the redirect. That is why I would try with an iPhone and an iPad.

    OK, here is what happened today. When I used the adtest site around 3:30EST and I clicked on the news feed the boards loaded and then I was redirected away.

    At 5PM EST I went to the main site, let it sit for a minute and everything was fine. Once I clicked on the boards they loaded as well as the pop to register and a pop up ad and then I was redirected
     
  5. 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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    Np, I've taken one of the ads spots out. You can ignore the ad_test page, just check the regular site pages as usual if the redirect still happens to you, then I'm going to be taking them out one by one until we go through all of them.
     
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    Got it 10:12pm EST. Still redirecting once I get to the boards.
     
  7. 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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    Oh yeah, should probably have asked you to clear your browser cache for this. Please do that and try again.
     
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    I cleared the cache (took me a minute to figure out how) and no redirect. :)
     
  9. Taluntain

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    Good to hear, please test it again over the next couple of days so that we can be sure.
     
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    Bad news, it just happened again. I cleared my cache, went to sp, clicked on board link, made it to the boards, and then was redirected to the same place as before.
     
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    Good grief, I thought we finally got it... well, only got two ad providers left to check at this point. I'll post again after I take one out.
     
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    I've taken out another ad provider, please clear your cache and let me know...
     
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    Just tested and no redirects. I'll keep testing over the next couple of days.
     
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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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    I just tested and no problem.
     
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