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Offline Parrish

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Forum ads
« on: September 17, 2013, 05:03:45 PM »
Rick, do you have any control over the ads you allow to display on the site?  You've now got ads displaying from companies most of us have issues with.  Not only that but this is a company that uses dishonesty and deceit in their advertising/business practices.  Just look at the URL they are using in the ad.  They (as they always do) are trying to fool the viewer in to thinking they are the Trend Micro support provider.
Not cool.

See the highlighted area of the attached image.

« Last Edit: September 17, 2013, 05:05:26 PM by Parrish »
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Offline ComputerPlano

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Re: Forum ads
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 07:21:32 PM »
"People who use iYogi are their own worse enemas..."--Anonymous

I never noticed the ads because I use AdBlockPlus...   :D

Offline Rick Savoia

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Re: Forum ads
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013, 08:07:57 PM »
Those are Google Ads. I have control over the types of ads, but not specific companies. I've tried to filter out some of them in the past without success.

The ideal ads would be direct sponsorships. If I have enough of those, I won't need Google advertising. Unfortunately, before I can get those sponsorships I need clean things up so I can try to get the vendors to come back. I don't know if they will.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2013, 08:16:29 PM by Rick Savoia »

Offline witchdoctor

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Re: Forum ads
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2013, 11:38:28 PM »
"People who use iYogi are their own worse enemas..."--Anonymous

I never noticed the ads because I use AdBlockPlus...   :D

Flashblock here. Same effect. Can't get it to consistently stop flash from loading on every page(hasn't been updated for Chrome in about two years IIRC), but its apparently enough for most ads.

Offline Rick Savoia

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Re: Forum ads
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 08:36:08 AM »
I never noticed the ads because I use AdBlockPlus...   :D

Thanks for your support. :rolleyes:

Offline ComputerPlano

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Re: Forum ads
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2013, 10:21:46 AM »
I never noticed the ads because I use AdBlockPlus...   :D

Thanks for your support. :rolleyes:

Just say the word...

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Re: Forum ads
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2013, 01:47:39 AM »
Those are Google Ads. I have control over the types of ads, but not specific companies. I've tried to filter out some of them in the past without success.

The ideal ads would be direct sponsorships. If I have enough of those, I won't need Google advertising. Unfortunately, before I can get those sponsorships I need clean things up so I can try to get the vendors to come back. I don't know if they will.

If they are google ads we should click the heck out of um huh? run up the bill for  the bear. some key words are a couple bucks a click.

thing is.. I'd probably just get spammed with more ads from them.