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I'm getting redirected to weird ads when I try to edit posts.
« on: January 09, 2015, 08:28:04 PM »
It started like a day or two ago and they're unrelated to the sidebar ads. Any idea what's up?
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Re: I'm getting redirected to weird ads when I try to edit posts.
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2015, 08:33:27 PM »
We've noticed this too. We're currently working out how to resolve it. Will hopefully be fixed very soon.



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Re: I'm getting redirected to weird ads when I try to edit posts.
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2015, 10:02:53 PM »
Awesome, thanks for the update -- I was worried it was some malware issue on my end.
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Re: I'm getting redirected to weird ads when I try to edit posts.
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2015, 09:44:22 AM »
How's this investigation going? Because today the site is barely useable. Everytime I click on a new page, I have a 60% chance of being redirected by some shit magazine company to one of their sites 2 or 3 times before I can actually do anything else. At one point, I had to click back 6 times before it stopped redirecting me.
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Re: I'm getting redirected to weird ads when I try to edit posts.
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2015, 11:18:24 AM »
It's happening on a lot of forums and seems tied to the ads.

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Re: I'm getting redirected to weird ads when I try to edit posts.
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2015, 11:18:40 AM »
It's happening to staff as well... not that there's really any reason we'd be different.  Just to say we feel your pain.  I escalated the issue just now, so hopefully we'll see a resolution soon.
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Re: I'm getting redirected to weird ads when I try to edit posts.
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2015, 11:34:49 AM »
Some sort of ad blocker should help those who are having problems. I currently run Adblock on Firefox and have not had a single issue navigating the site this week. I know this type of suggestion doesn't win any favors with admins, but invasive ads shouldn't be tolerated by anyone.

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Re: I'm getting redirected to weird ads when I try to edit posts.
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2015, 11:44:47 AM »
I've just removed ads from the forums completely.  Please let me know if this is persisting.
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Re: I'm getting redirected to weird ads when I try to edit posts.
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2015, 11:51:56 AM »
That does seem to have resolved the problem for me.
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Re: I'm getting redirected to weird ads when I try to edit posts.
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2015, 06:22:17 PM »
Same here.
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Re: I'm getting redirected to weird ads when I try to edit posts.
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2015, 07:09:51 PM »
That does seem to have resolved the problem for me.

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Re: I'm getting redirected to weird ads when I try to edit posts.
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2015, 11:32:22 PM »
i dont know if it originated here but my browser appears to have been jacked by something caused positive finds

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