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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Done

    ...and when you are done with that; take a folding
    chair to Creation and then suplex the Void.
    zagdrobKing Riptor
  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    Vancouver, Washington, USA

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
    Edcrab's Exigency RPG
  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Thanks, folks

    Schrodinger
  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    This issue has been addressed, so we shouldn't be seeing any more NRA ads

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  • HexDexHexDex Registered User regular
    Surfpossum wrote: »
    Just got this (moderately nsfw):

    https://us.v-cdn.net/5018289/uploads/editor/9t/9fsd25ojggjp.png

    Firefox on a Windows PC in Bellingham, WA.


    I can't say it's not well-targeted but maybe not appropriate for the forums.

    Not sure if a ruling has been made here, but these are still happening:

    https://imgur.com/bsQwLkc , https://imgur.com/53uC0uq

    Firefox on Windows PC, connected to a VPN located in Sunnyvale, CA.


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  • JaysonFourJaysonFour Classy Monster Kitteh Registered User regular
    Every so often, surfing the forums manages to trigger my antivirus now. I’m running Kaspersky and Ad Block Plus, and every so often it beeps and tells me it blocked the download of “not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Script.Pusher.gen“

    Did some amateur google-fu and apparently it’s some kind of ad thing that hits Google ad service things?

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  • ZibblsnrtZibblsnrt Registered User regular
    Just got this delightfully blatantly-fraudulent one (I'm assuming "super obvious scam" falls under inappropriate ads).

    Firefox, Windows PC, Nova Scotia.

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    RingoElvenshaeDisruptedCapitalist
  • evilmrhenryevilmrhenry Registered User regular
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    (Picture includes skimpy bathing suit; I redacted it cause I don't want to look up the actual rules around this stuff.)

    Seen ~9:44am PST, Bellevue WA, Firefox.

    knitdanBhow
  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
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    (Picture includes skimpy bathing suit; I redacted it cause I don't want to look up the actual rules around this stuff.)

    Seen ~9:44am PST, Bellevue WA, Firefox.

    Just got this one as well. 8:38pm North Carolina.

    Not exactly great for a safe for work/sub-18 forum.

    "zip, i dunno what it is about you, but there's something very cat-like about your face. i can't really place it. you'd make a good mountain lion." Hail, Satan!
    Bhow
  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    I just got an ad telling me to visit Cleveland

    I don't know who or what Google thinks I am, but I'm shook

    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
    Edcrab's Exigency RPG
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  • JaysonFourJaysonFour Classy Monster Kitteh Registered User regular
    Got two more overnight- this one about 11 last night (near Kalamazoo, MI), on iPad, running the latest iOS:

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    Not sure if hemp oil is one of the things the forum wants to be pushing, but... better safe than sorry.

    ...and this one, about two hours later, which is behind a spoiler because of NSFW:

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    This is the second one for this particular product I've seen; I wasn't fast enough with the screengrab to get the first one. It's an adult game made to interact with an adult toy aimed at guys, the toy is hidden behind the black because better safe than sorry. I know this one's against the rules.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Now that it's been 2 weeks or so since the ads went live, would it be possible to make the announcement dismissable?

    He/Him
    My aunt's love of helping animals has outstripped her income. I invite you to help her out, if you wish.
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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Here's mine from just now:

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    I mostly run login containers so PA's ad profile from which they draw from should be rather restricted to content from PA (also I don't use any of this shit).

    Knowing google adsense it is probably scraping data from text on the pages and the average PAer in general's browsing habits. So some of our threads are probably triggering the less than desirable ads.

    Most of the ones I get are for shit like humble bundle but every now and then one of these fuckers squeaks in. There was a vacuum one today because of the vacuum thread in H/A I probably browsed. I've gotten a few NRA/Political ones, and a few NSFW ones.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • BhowBhow Registered User regular
    I'm getting lots of nsfw-ish bikini girls/topless lying prone type, like those linked/screencapped above.

    PC, Chrome, West Michigan

    Munkus Beaver
  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    I don't see ads because I'm a patreon supporter, but the blue space at the top keeps changing size vertically (not like every second or anything, but just every so often)

    I don't notice it on my phone, but on my pc it's obvious (current firefox if it matters)

  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    [img]httpx://us.v-cdn.net/5018289/uploads/editor/gs/lxvszlxu0zhh.png[/img]
    (Picture includes skimpy bathing suit; I redacted it cause I don't want to look up the actual rules around this stuff.)

    Seen ~9:44am PST, Bellevue WA, Firefox.

    I just got this one as well. About 1:56 PM EDT, Central Indiana, Chrome latest stable beta.
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    BhowMunkus Beaver
  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    We're looking into these ads now

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  • jimb213jimb213 Registered User regular
    I was catching up on the conspiracy thread, watching a video in an embedded twitter post, and this happened about halfway through the video.
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    MacOS 10.15.6
    Chrome browser.

    Brainleech
  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    [img]httpx://us.v-cdn.net/5018289/uploads/editor/gs/lxvszlxu0zhh.png[/img]
    (Picture includes skimpy bathing suit; I redacted it cause I don't want to look up the actual rules around this stuff.)

    Seen ~9:44am PST, Bellevue WA, Firefox.

    I just got this one as well. About 1:56 PM EDT, Central Indiana, Chrome latest stable beta.
    img

    I know you said you were looking into these, but I wasn't sure if you still wanted data on them.

    Edge, 4:15 PM, VPN to Iowa.

    "I will write your name in the ruin of them. I will paint you across history in the color of their blood."

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Bhow wrote: »
    I'm getting lots of nsfw-ish bikini girls/topless lying prone type, like those linked/screencapped above.

    PC, Chrome, West Michigan

    Same, iPad safari Alabama

    Twitch Channel
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    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
    http://www.ccfa.org/
  • ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    Uh, yeah, so, pretty sure we shouldn't be getting porn. Especially porn about teenagers running sex hotels with their teachers.

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    Or maybe it's just super weird creepy DEFINITELY a thing you'd be banned for trying to make a thread about.

    E:
    There's apparently a bunch, and even if they're not outright porn (and not clicking on that shit to find out), it's all stuff like "Let's Make Love at a Love Hotel," "Tonight We Exchange Husbands," "The Unobtainable Saki-san's Guide to Self-Pleasure" etc

    ArcTangent on
  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    yeah uh...no good on that one, I'll pass it along

  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    hmm.. I'm not exactly sure what happened, but it looks like all my PA tabs in an up-to-date firefox on an up-to-date Windows 10 just crashed, and somehow took the whole browser with them. might have been something on my side though

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  • ZibblsnrtZibblsnrt Registered User regular
    I dunno what other people think, but these ads feel kinda human-trafficky to me. I've seen a couple of them today.
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    Still Firefox/PC/Nova Scotia.

    JaysonFour
  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Zibblsnrt wrote: »
    I dunno what other people think, but these ads feel kinda human-trafficky to me. I've seen a couple of them today.
    mi15zf5hiocr.png

    Still Firefox/PC/Nova Scotia.

    The alternative is still pretty scammy.

    ...and when you are done with that; take a folding
    chair to Creation and then suplex the Void.
  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    I kind of doubt PA wants to be affiliated with white nationalists

    Edit: It ended up being way too big because there is still no good way to shrink the file size of IOS photos, but this was an ad for Fox Nation with Tucker Carlson front and center

    IPad Safari latest version, Spokane

    knitdan on
    “I was quick when I came in here, I’m twice as quick now”
    -Indiana Solo, runner of blades
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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Zibblsnrt wrote: »
    I dunno what other people think, but these ads feel kinda human-trafficky to me. I've seen a couple of them today.
    mi15zf5hiocr.png

    Still Firefox/PC/Nova Scotia.

    The alternative is still pretty scammy.

    Saw one like that just now, for ‘single Russian ladies’ on iPad in Alabama

    Twitch Channel
    Steam: munkus_beaver
    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
    http://www.ccfa.org/
  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Are any of you operating in incognito mode when you're getting these ads?

  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I don't.

    ...and when you are done with that; take a folding
    chair to Creation and then suplex the Void.
  • JaysonFourJaysonFour Classy Monster Kitteh Registered User regular
    Nope. Never been able to figure out that stuff on my iPad.

    Been also getting ads in the MMO section for paid boosting services in WoW- last I researched, that kind of thing broke Blizzard's ToS something fierce...

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    I can has cheezburger, yes?
    Nobody
  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    I don’t ever browse the forums incognito but my physical location is not always what websites seem to think it is.

    Twitter’s ad software always seems to think I’m in Maryland instead of Washington State.

    “I was quick when I came in here, I’m twice as quick now”
    -Indiana Solo, runner of blades
    Ringo
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I was unaware that the iPad had an incognito mode

    Twitch Channel
    Steam: munkus_beaver
    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
    http://www.ccfa.org/
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Also, just got an ad with a woman who was essentially topless for “newzgeek”

    Twitch Channel
    Steam: munkus_beaver
    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
    http://www.ccfa.org/
    BrainleechElvenshaeMr_Rose
  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    On my android phone when I visit I don't get the ads but on my computer I do

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2021
    And now one selling Trump and Don’t Tread on Me coins, “money metals exchange”

    Munkus Beaver on
    Twitch Channel
    Steam: munkus_beaver
    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
    http://www.ccfa.org/
    Elvenshae
  • ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    I'm still seeing those creepy-as-fuck porn or porn-adjacent stuff by the way.
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    ArcTangent on
    Ringo
  • templewulftemplewulf The Team Chump USARegistered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    I don't see ads because I'm a patreon supporter, but the blue space at the top keeps changing size vertically (not like every second or anything, but just every so often)

    I don't notice it on my phone, but on my pc it's obvious (current firefox if it matters)

    I'm having the same issue. When I'm logged into Patreon / ClubPA, it incorrectly loads the *space* for an ad and then correctly never serves it to me. It looks hella janky. Strangely, when I have uBlock or Privacy Badger on, the layout is flush against the top of the page.

    Win 10, Firefox 87.0, DC, USA

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    Just got one for Patriot Polls on Safari

    Also got one of the WoW boosting sites

    Located in PA.

    EDIT: Boosting site is “Wowvendor”

    Nobody on
  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    Newzgeek is back with the same type of ads.

    Munkus BeaverJaysonFourZibblsnrt
  • ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    Nobody wrote: »
    Newzgeek is back with the same type of ads.

    Yep.
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    vofoxusa
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