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Advertising and Computer Security Issues on TV Tropes:
Seeking for LightMy computer blocked a pop-up on the page history of Brick Joke. The domain name of the pop-up is ar.voicefive.com (not sure how to get the entire URL without actually opening it, which I don't want to do). The ads on the page are the FTD flower shop one (which I've seen before without problems), a DeVry University one, and a State Farm one.
I always get pop-up block warnings, but I get them everywhere so I just ignore them.
edited 4th Feb '13 7:25:07 AM by Fighteer
Same Kind Of Bad As MeGot the same notice myself. Don't recall exactly which page I was trying to access, unfortunately.
The Final ECW ChampionOkay, so for reference, how many ads are supposed to be on any given page? My virus protection has been occasionally blocking adstrips as "dangerous" with an innocent "view anyway?"(no) and I recently saw a bunch of ads on the homepage but now it is down to three.
Modified Ura-nage, Torture Rack
3-4 ads show up for me regularly. There is usually one right-shifted ad on the home page.
Three ads. The homepage has different layout. As do the forum and "tool" pages like Recent Edits. You should not be getting contextual ads (highlights in text) anywhere on the wiki. Most likely cause of that: a virus in your browser.
The Final ECW ChampionWell, I seem to have gotten rid of the text adds but I was not sure if everything was fixed because there were still a bunch of adds(there are three on the forum as I type this) If four is not out of the ordinary I guess it is all fixed, thank you.
Modified Ura-nage, Torture Rack
There is a new problem. I opened a TV tropes page and, simultaneously, a "survey" opened up saying that "TV trope" wanted me to complete it in order to get a prize. It claimed I was randomly chosen on this day to be a participant. It offered me a $500 gift card (or two other things, one of which was crossed out and the two left had a small quantity left) after a three question survey... that could be could probably be answered by a program that keeps track of IP addresses. Stupidly, I answered the three questions. Something like, "how often do you come on TV tropes", "what is your sex", and "will you come back" or something like that. Then it give the choices of prizes. I saved the page in my bookmarks, reported it in Ask The Tropers and here, and started a full system scan of my computer (damn thing gets wiped too damn often).
www.bonusprizes.net/index.php?source=trafficvance&keyword=Tvtropes.org WARNING! May contain viruses, malware, Trojan's, bugs, glitches, etc. Do NOT open. You would have to coach me through the process of getting a screenshot. My computer has gone through 14% of my files (computers go slow when you always have at least ten tabs open and a time) and there is no infected files detected... Yet. I have a feeling that step of the process was inane and would only screw you over if you went further, but I would still exercise caution given how people can get...
edited 11th Feb '13 2:22:04 PM by Fighteer
Take away the http://, please, if we should not click the link.
I see the Awesomeness.
You would have to coach me through the process of getting a screenshot.Hit ctrl+prntscreen on your key board. Open up mspaint (or equivalent) and hit ctrl+v. Save as. Also, if you've got windows 7, there's a special widget you can search for named "snipping tool" which allows the same functionality but you can highlight and email.
edited 16th Feb '13 9:10:04 PM by Deboss
Seeking for LightThe Snipping Tool is also in Windows Vista.
I'll remember that for next time... Hopefully.
World's Toughest MilkmanThis isn't security related as far as I can tell (on my Linux box), but it's definitely ad-related. If there's another thread I should have used, I apologize, but it wasn't obvious. There is a very, um, ill-mannered ad coming up from Lesher Center for the Arts that refuses to be confined to its box, and instead covers up nearby content. http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/aclk?sa=L&ai=CZKTqBhwtUfL_IIOklATiooGQAcXC18MDzdaYpkae8IGMPBAB- INjqtiBQyo-v4ARgycbNhsijoBnIAQLgAgCoAwHIA70EqgSjAU_Qoue_k2hi- IvSor_0fSYd-mLgb19tGigDoPcmCORlXK0Mx2wEUjexmLU-kh2a42A5TanjEinKWqb14Tya-djwVSTpjDsq8Ltv3IRFzt8ZpjfGmkhUygBSG8vc6ud4GFV1FQ- NaMOk_kwGsOaFiom_nK3NxbfqD0OsnvmZBHe41-6PlIE-slbt1PmQNqE9G-gruynwwG6ACYkSitLe7vF5FJjajgBAGgBgKAB823oB8&num=1&sig=AOD64_1KtJBrX8lZ0yK8eBYcf3CNk4JZJA&client=ca-pub-6897902191714833&adurl=http://www.lesherartscenter.org/january-2013/%3Futm_source%3Dgoogle%26utm_medium%3Dcpc%26utm_term%3Dnone%26utm_campaign%3Dlesher-display&nm=3&nx=74&ny=28&mb=2
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
This is the proper topic for misbehaving ads.
I'm seeing a banner at the very top of wiki pages advertising for some Game of Thrones thing. Just want to make sure it's supposed to be there.
Hey, tropers, get ready for the new Game of Thrones season with this cool info-graphical gizmo!
edited 28th Feb '13 9:35:46 PM by Discar
Yup. Not an ad, really. Just helping with the new season push because Game of Thrones!
Impeccable disguiseSo is the Game of Thrones thing supposed to be randomly appearing and disappearing? Because it's doing that.
Everything make Heavy look faa-a-a-a—aaat D:
No, the other one.I got a noisy ad. A trumpet fanfare as soon as the ad loaded. www.aldaniti.net:8080/imagenes/creatividades/20130304091939.swf?clickTag=http%3A%2F%2Ftrack.adform.net%2FC%2F%3Fbn%3D1526289%3Bbsqno%3D1%3Bli%3D1%3Bcset%3D18%7C18%7C23%7C750%7C100%7C24%7C9%7C18%7C0%7C3%7C7%7C0%7C0%3Bjs%3D1%3Brtbwp%3DA2384D297FFA2CE1%3Brtbpid%3D8%3Brtbinv%3D31%3Brtbr%3D4ce06e512c71048da2d38cbf18f87bcc937a985c_Rubico- n%3Brtbcid%3DtKXVnpdiQJ-OumjfHhWbNV7P4RxknjQL0%3Brtbtpc%3DDE2ymkOTz9eqjtR_BzROQIdkmDme4YszbkZcc3Bu22xd813- photc68N4iOtIBxgX0%3Brtburl%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Ftvtropes.org%2Fpmwiki%2Fposts.php%3Fdiscussion%3D1362244116047814000%26page%3D1%2310%3Bunloadid%3D5476377147578750731%3BOOBClickTrack%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fbeacon.rubiconproject.com%2Fbeacon%2Ft%2Ffe92a71b-6cad-4122-8840-ac22277aa249%2F%3Bpdmn%3Doptimized-by.rubiconproject.com%3Badfibeg%3D0%3BCREFURL%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Foptimized-by.rubiconproject.com%2Fa%2F8777%2F14415%2F29991-2.html%3Fcb%3D0.08877911040283293%26tk_st%3D1%26p_screen_res%3D1920x1200%26p_pos%3Datf%26rp_s%3Dc%26rf%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Ftvtropes%3BC%3D1%3Bcpdir%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.aldaniti.net%2Fwingames%2Findex.php%3Fpk_campania%3DMTI5NDk%253Dk9x%26pk_creatividad%3DMTIwODE%253Dk9x%26partner_param%3D%5BpartnerID%5D
edited 4th Mar '13 11:37:53 AM by AnotherDuck
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obiI keep getting unusual dating ads from some place called w.ads.eqads.com? Nothing really objectionable, but the massive amounts of skimpily-clad titties are a little startling, and considering they haven't shown up before today I'm wondering if it's something going on with the wiki (since I don't have any adware on my computer, or so I hope.)
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