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Ads, ads, all about the ads.
« on: August 30, 2016, 11:04:21 AM »
Whenever this annoying redirect gig comes up I literally have to close the Tab it comes up on and it's been showing up here lately as well.



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Re: Ads, ads, all about the ads.
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2016, 11:14:16 AM »
Thought it was just me. Keeps randomly happening on my tablet and it's annoying as heck.

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Re: Ads, ads, all about the ads.
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2016, 11:15:46 AM »
Maybe if you took care of those 13 dangerous viruses and quit going to porn sites where those virus come from and spread, you wouldn't be having this problem.
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Re: Ads, ads, all about the ads.
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2016, 12:33:44 PM »
I also have this problem on android, it only ever happens on NWR though, so yeah someone should get that seen to.

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Re: Ads, ads, all about the ads.
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2016, 02:41:33 PM »
Staff's been notified, we're trying to find a provider that won't put those kind of things up.
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Re: Ads, ads, all about the ads.
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2016, 11:35:54 AM »
I had to disable java script, as I literally was not able to read the forums from my phone this morning. Seems to be working fine for now.

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Re: Ads, ads, all about the ads.
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2016, 02:13:53 PM »
Adblock + Ghostery.
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Re: Ads, ads, all about the ads.
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2016, 05:18:53 PM »
What is ghostery?

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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2016, 09:22:56 PM »
Just some random guy on the internet who has a different opinion of games than you.

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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2016, 02:23:28 PM »
It's happening again.
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Re: Ads, ads, all about the ads.
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2016, 01:48:41 PM »
What is ghostery?

https://www.ghostery.com/

Blocks trackers and such.


Thanks for the tip. Did you opt in to share your data with Ghostery?
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Re: Ads, ads, all about the ads.
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2016, 08:21:36 PM »
My newest favorites are the the that forcibly pause my podcast/music player whenever I'm listening to something.
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Re: Ads, ads, all about the ads.
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2016, 07:51:27 PM »
I once again cannot use this site from my phone. Random redirects make it impossible. I'm lucky I got to post this here...

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Re: Ads, ads, all about the ads.
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2016, 06:42:10 AM »
Just use the NWR Lite forum! No ads, no mess! (but also no images)
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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2016, 12:52:18 PM »
Now now, it's fine, the forums are only trying to make my phone download APK files only to be blocked by chrome.
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Re: Ads, ads, all about the ads.
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2016, 01:44:20 PM »
To be able to do anything about this we need more details. If you run into things like this, tell us what page you were on, what time it was, and exactly what happened. We do the ads through an outside agency, and we need that info to get them to fix anything.
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Re: Ads, ads, all about the ads.
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2017, 10:24:35 AM »
NWR needs to check their mobile ad redirects again. Getting malicious content warnings and force redirects.

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« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2017, 12:11:29 PM »
As the post above yours said, we need exact details to be able to do anything about it. What page, what time, what kind of malicious ad?
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« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2017, 01:48:42 PM »
I was in the General discussion page, right before the time I posted. And it was a redirect that popped up a Google malicious page warning, ave then took me to some other sites with a pop-up trying to force me to click something to close the pop-up.

Most of the time I have to close the window, but I was able to rapidly press the back button to get back to NWR forums, where I then had to click on forum home to get back to the main page.

My browser address bar still has the red triangle with the exclamation mark in it signaling done sort of warning.
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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2017, 02:14:57 PM »
This was on mobile?
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« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2017, 04:15:09 PM »
Yes mobile.

I may have figured out part of the issue. I edited the link to this site to be https and the warning exclamation went away.
I hope this will stop the force redirects and pop-ups
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« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2017, 09:01:05 PM »
I don't know if this is just happening to me, but i have the link to NWR Forums saved as an https to block all the crap that happens on mobile (using Chrome at home and mobile), but since youtube links are strictly http, they do no show up in the home browser now.

is there a way to allow HTTPS for the youtube links, as that would save me from having to edit them everytime i want to post one as well.

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« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2017, 09:28:51 PM »
I have that issue with viewing embedded YouTube videos when using HTTPS as well, and I don't think there's anything we can do about that.
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« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2017, 10:52:41 PM »
so you just quote the post and then go to the youtube link manually?


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« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2017, 11:36:21 PM »
Usually I'll just browse the site in regular HTTP, but if that's not an option for you that might be what you have to do.
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« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2017, 08:32:38 PM »
I don't know if it's just my phone, but this forum is soooo damn annoying when I visit on my phone.

Maybe that had something to do with the visitor problem... Just sayin'

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Re: Ads, ads, all about the ads.
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2017, 10:01:00 AM »
Redirect on the hockey thread tried to make me think i won a Walmart gift card. Back button was spazzing, had to x out

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« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2017, 06:03:49 AM »
Is there any way to stop this nonsense from happening? It just opens then I can't go to the previous page; I have to close the whole tab.

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« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2017, 04:57:41 PM »
Surf the site from https:?

You'll lose the ability to see embedded YouTube videos, but at least you'll be able to use the site, and not have to deal with that pop-up nonsense anymore.
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« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2017, 10:43:30 PM »
I forgot ghostery doesn't exist on IOS. You poor souls.
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« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2017, 06:33:12 AM »
I didn't know what that was, so I googled it. They apparently do have an iOS app.
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