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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    We're looking into this stuff, thanks for continuing to post what you're seeing.

    XandarDisruptedCapitalist
  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    @ArcTangent can you send me a location and what browser you were using? It helps narrow down what we need to filter out.

    DisruptedCapitalist
  • ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    edited April 28
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    @ArcTangent can you send me a location and what browser you were using? It helps narrow down what we need to filter out.

    Firefox 88.0 64bit, Portland, OR. I will note that I frequently jump on and off my work's VPN on this network, which occasionally has some weird, fucky effects on location stuff that I don't understand well. eg Some time last week, all my Youtube ads were suddenly in Italian for fuck only knows what reason.

    Also, this seems like a thing to be nixed.
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    ArcTangent on
  • ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    I've also been seeing a few like this lately, which isn't objectionable in any way, except from an interface design standpoint.
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    RingoTofystedethElvenshae
  • sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Registered User regular
    Another one of these:
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    Firefox, PC, Los Angeles

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  • ZibblsnrtZibblsnrt Registered User regular
    spono wrote: »
    Another one of these:
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    Firefox, PC, Los Angeles

    Heh, that's the one currently sitting atop this thread for me.

    (FF/PC/Halifax)

    Carpy
  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    Yep, seeing the Virtual mate ads too

    Safari/iPad/PA

  • ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    Just started seeing Newzgeeks again.

    And they haven't gotten any better.
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    NobodyBrodyZibblsnrt
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Yeah, I’ve started to get Newzgeeks ads again. Safari on iPad in Alabama.

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    Brody
  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    edited May 3
    Newzgeeks again. Kent, WA. Edge.

    Edit: Also, basically immediately afterwards, Virtual Mate and Lezhin Comics ads as well.

    Brody on
    "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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  • BetsuniBetsuni UM-R60L Talisker IVRegistered User regular
    Newzgeeks here. California, Firefox 88.0

    After clicking this thread it changed to Walmart.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    I'll continue to send these up the chain

    RingoToxBetsuniJaysonFourShadowfireElvenshae
  • JaysonFourJaysonFour Classy Monster Kitteh Registered User regular
    Newzgeeks and something new- ads for the Wynn e-casino app.

    Michigan, iOS Safari, the latest version.

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    I can has cheezburger, yes?
    Bedlam
  • NosfNosf Registered User regular
    edited May 8
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    Ay carumba!

    zerzhul on
  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    We're still looking into these. In the meantime, please post these in spoiler tags if they're nsfw

  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    I don't know that this one crosses quite into NSFW or not, but "ick" nonetheless...
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    Chrome, Central Indiana.

  • ZibblsnrtZibblsnrt Registered User regular
    edited May 5
    Even by the sketchy ad standards this one's kind of "...really?"

    FF/desktop/NS as usual
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    Ed. When I came to this thread to post this one, I got the one iTunesIsEvil just mentioned. Whee!

    Zibblsnrt on
  • CellorifficCelloriffic Registered User regular
    Is meme cryptocoin on the "no thank you" list?

    Getting ads for Memepad/Pancake Swap tonight.

    Safari/Desktop/Wisconsin

  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 6
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    Some cropping issues on a rotating banner. The incorrectly cropped image scrolled vertically through three different adverts.

    Florida, Chrome Version 90.0.4430.93 (Official Build) (64-bit)

    Just_Bri_Thanks on
    ...and when you are done with that; take a folding
    chair to Creation and then suplex the Void.
  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Oof. This is the first political ad of any kind I've seen on here, not sure how this white supremacist squeeked in:

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    While it doesn't seem that any rich were eaten. It definitely feels like a soup course with broth made from rich stock - bouillonaire if you will - was had.

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  • ZibblsnrtZibblsnrt Registered User regular
    I've started seeing this dose-o-fraud a few times daily again:

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  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Oof. This is the first political ad of any kind I've seen on here, not sure how this white supremacist squeeked in:

    Img]https://us.v-cdn.net/5018289/uploads/editor/w7/axf0m2aewlp0.jpg[/img

    No shock images!

    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
    Elvenshae
  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    Seeing ads for “international dating” which appears to be a euphemism for mail-order brides

    Saw the same banner ad on another webcomic site so I assume a bunch of webcomics use the same weird creepy ad service that’s putting all this stuff up

    Safari on IPad, Spokane

    “I was quick when I came in here, I’m twice as quick now”
    -Indiana Solo, runner of blades
  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    Seeing the same type of ads as newzgeeks (ex: 25 most beautiful redheads in Hollywood) for a site named called “popcornews”

    Safari/iPad/PA

    zepherin
  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Just started seeing the Newsgeeks ones here as well. Firefox/VT

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  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    I just got a "popcornews" one as well:
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    Central IN, Chrome.

  • ZibblsnrtZibblsnrt Registered User regular
    This seems ... a little sketchy.

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    ShadowfireRingo
  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    Got another NSFW popcornews one this morning:
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  • NitsuaNitsua Gloucester, VARegistered User regular
    edited May 14
    Edit: I was referring to newzgeek.net in my post, though popcornews.com is the EXACT same page, just under a different name. Very clickbait-y ads for sure. And I’m sure the ad department is telling whoever they are buying the ads from that this is a 13 and up site content wise, but they really seem to just be ignoring that.

    And if you go to the site, it isn’t at all porn (not that I’m disappointed) so the company is very safe for work, but they use clickbait to get people to view their site. It’s more or less like those sites that have tons of news on celebrities, pop culture, and the rest. Just really generic stuff.

    On the other hand, I have been getting ads for a very right leaning survey on whether illegal immigrants should get benefits - like Medicare, stimulus, etc. Knowing PA, I was thinking it was going to be a more left viewing kind of thing so I checked it out. Nope, patriots all over the place, and now a constant bombardment of my email account wih them trying to get me to sign up further (when I answered the first survey question it wanted my email, after that the bias of the survey got a lot stronger).

    When I can get a picture of the ad I will, but the company is UnitedVoice.com. I highly doubt that PA wants to be seen to be pushing ads for such a group. And now I’m getting requests to support Trump and buy Trump Coins. I need to find an unsubscribe button here. - Which I did after I posted this.


    Edit 2: if it helps, I’m on iPadOS 14.5 using Chrome in desktop mode. I live in Gloucester, VA. This area is VERY red, so that could be why these ads are being served here? Very much Trump country. Though I really don’t feel they belong though. Plus I don’t go around viewing such things myself, so it isn’t getting it from my search history, Has to be IP location based.

    Nitsua on
    Ringo
  • JaysonFourJaysonFour Classy Monster Kitteh Registered User regular
    I don't know that this one crosses quite into NSFW or not, but "ick" nonetheless...
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    Chrome, Central Indiana.

    Got another one by the same company just now.

    Safari, iOS, Southwest Michigan.

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    I can has cheezburger, yes?
  • AtomikaAtomika Cinema Vampire (alleged) Trans 🏳️‍⚧️ SylvaniaRegistered User regular
    I was getting porn last week, and just now I saw some right-wing Christian militia stuff

  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Did we get a conclusion on whether full screen interstitials are intended behaviour or not? I'm getting them fairly frequently for one of those scam ceramic ball detergent things under the name "ecoegg"

    Scotland, Opera 63.3.3216.58675 on Android 6.0.1 (yeah, it's an old device, I can't screenshot because the power button is broken)

  • ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    Hey, neat. Alt-right conspiracy theory bullshit.
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  • ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    Would love to know what algorithm thing I tripped that's started getting me rightwing nonsense.
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  • ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    "Hrm. Is this more porn?"
    *GIS title*
    "Yuuuuuuuuuuup. That's a lot of dicks."
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    Nobodyjungleroomx
  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    Just got an ad for "Black Rifle Coffee Company" which is, you guessed it, an alt-right supporting coffee company

    Android, duckduckgo, VancouverWashington

    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
  • jungleroomxjungleroomx It's not a "weapon art", it's an ANIMATION Registered User regular
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    "Hrm. Is this more porn?"
    *GIS title*
    "Yuuuuuuuuuuup. That's a lot of dicks."
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    Just got this one, too. Firefox, PC, Lincoln Nebraska

    Ringo
  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    "Hrm. Is this more porn?"
    *GIS title*
    "Yuuuuuuuuuuup. That's a lot of dicks."
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    Just got this one, too. Firefox, PC, Lincoln Nebraska

    I clicked the adsense feedback thing and reported it as inappropriate. Now it's serving me the same ad every 2 rotations. Huzzah?

    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
  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    Yup, I'm getting the same ad as Arc @ JRX today.

  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    Ringo wrote: »
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    "Hrm. Is this more porn?"
    *GIS title*
    "Yuuuuuuuuuuup. That's a lot of dicks."
    0N8gI9w.png

    Just got this one, too. Firefox, PC, Lincoln Nebraska

    I clicked the adsense feedback thing and reported it as inappropriate. Now it's serving me the same ad every 2 rotations. Huzzah?

    Apparently “ad is inappropriate” is a secret code for “I want to see this a lot” because the same thing is happening to me.

    RingoiTunesIsEvil
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