Reports about bad ads should include the following:

1. Location/Country
2. Device
3. Browser
4. Company/product of ad.
5. A screen shot if possible,
6. Brief description of how the ad is a problem.
7. Page/Pages affected
8. Date and Time of occurrence.

Refer to the instructions for your device on how to take screen shots

Automatic ad redirect.

Discussion in 'Support' started by Doughbelly, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. Doughbelly

    Doughbelly αlpha-nerdette, action scientist

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    This is incredibly frustrating. Happens on Android devices where the page autodirects to an page. Then the back button will take you back to the page you were on before you went to the page, which can mean retyping forums.sherdog.com again if you weren't on Sherdog before you started.

    It's not all ads, but a specific one for "dailydealz" or something like that. The interstitial ads are bad enough but these are beyond the pale.

    I know the mods say they can't do anything about, but that can't be entirely true. User feedback on shitty ads that annoy, piss off and otherwise frustrate the users aren't good for the bottom line. It's not like the specific ads that do this can't be removed and replaced from the advert network.
     
  2. jx820

    jx820 Black Belt

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    Forum mods probably can't, but the site's administration should be able to.

    I've never run into that on sherdog, but I've run into it on other sites. It's so frustrating that there's no good ad blocking solution on mobile platforms.
     
  3. JDragon

    JDragon DOX News Anchor

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    Try emptying your browser history and delete all cookies...worked for me once.

    Otherwise, try a different browser app.
     
  4. phoenixikki

    phoenixikki Brown Belt

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    It's happening with me too, is getting so frustrating that I might search for another forum
     
  5. Doughbelly

    Doughbelly αlpha-nerdette, action scientist

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    Are you sure you're posting in the correct thread?
     
  6. spin

    spin Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Happening to me as well
     
  7. JDragon

    JDragon DOX News Anchor

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    Yes.
     
  8. Doughbelly

    Doughbelly αlpha-nerdette, action scientist

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    The rogue ad in question directs to:

    http://your.dailytopdealz.com/mobiledirect/?aid=40849&uid=219&j=3

    It requires no user intervention to redirect, then redirects to multiple URLs along the way, one or more of which attempt to drive-by download different .apk Android app files, among them coolbrowser, which is crapware/adware and a known malware vector.

    Site admin should have whatever ad is doing this removed because its not just annoying but potentially harmful.
     
  9. Doughbelly

    Doughbelly αlpha-nerdette, action scientist

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    Still going on with another one - youmadethedeal.com
     
  10. sh1tehawke

    sh1tehawke Purple Belt

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    fuck yes, this happens to me too on my android phone and is unbelievably annoying, to the point that I rarely come here anymore. I know no-one gives a shit if i'm here or not but your potentially losing users with this.
     
  11. Doughbelly

    Doughbelly αlpha-nerdette, action scientist

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    You can't even back arrow out of these things. If you're responding to a post, you have to start all over, find the thread, find the post before you're back to where you were before you were autodirected by an ad.

    And these things ARE trying to drive by download .apks
     
  12. Iroh

    Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

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    When my plat ran out I was confronted with several annoying ads. I replatted.
     
  13. Dan O

    Dan O Purple Belt

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    Can you guys please do something about these excessive redirect ads. Its non stop. Ever single page load. It makes mobile browsing incredibly frustrating.

    I know you have to get paid. Can't fault anyone there. But can you please make it so they're easier to close?

    Forcing me to look at the same absurd auto expand ad just makes me automatically hate the product and not want to visit your site.
     
  14. UL

    UL no more yellows

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    Happening a lot to me

    Redirected to x rated websites
    I'll screenshot the ads next time it happens (36 seconds) and show you
     

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