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HamsterStache

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Sketchy ad on forum?
« on: February 26, 2019, 03:07:47 PM »
Not sure what this is supposed to be an ad for, but it seems sketchy as anything, at best.

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Re: Sketchy ad on forum?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 05:50:41 PM »
I don't want to enlarge it for fear of clicking through, but what I can see doesn't look great, so I passed it on to the mods.

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Re: Sketchy ad on forum?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 08:52:15 PM »
Is that an ad or new secret subforums that are the reason pages crash all the time?? :p

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Re: Sketchy ad on forum?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 09:18:04 PM »
Is that an ad or new secret subforums that are the reason pages crash all the time?? :p
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Re: Sketchy ad on forum?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 06:50:07 AM »
Is that an ad or new secret subforums that are the reason pages crash all the time?? :p
so others have been experiencing the frequent page-crashes too?  I thought it was due to my VPN and firewall, but maybe it's more universal...

we had similar problems several years ago before they switched servers.  Wonder if that's happening again.

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Re: Sketchy ad on forum?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 09:03:07 PM »
Can anyone else confirm seeing this?

My guess is you have something installed on your computer putting injecting ads--you may need to run an adware scan.
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Re: Sketchy ad on forum?
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2019, 10:21:36 AM »
His screenshot shows the AdChoice logo that the current ad does. When I logged in today there was an ad for a very questionable-looking "online friend service" with suggestively posed teen-looking girls. My searches on this computer are all related to medical devices so Google is doing a terrible job targeting me if that's the aim.

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Re: Sketchy ad on forum?
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2019, 11:10:41 AM »
His screenshot shows the AdChoice logo that the current ad does. When I logged in today there was an ad for a very questionable-looking "online friend service" with suggestively posed teen-looking girls. My searches on this computer are all related to medical devices so Google is doing a terrible job targeting me if that's the aim.

Tangentially I keep getting ads for a fancy toy top probably from having posted in the "Top Is In" thread so much. 

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Re: Sketchy ad on forum?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2019, 04:15:11 AM »
Is that an ad or new secret subforums that are the reason pages crash all the time?? :p



That has been happening to me alot lately. Cant move around on the forums without it knocking me out. Sometimes if I post a response will take two three times to go through. But i havent had the add issue.