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AlCzervik

many times i get this:

half the screen is taken over by an ad. it's happening now about every 30 seconds as i write this. 

cc, get your sh*t together. i see enough ads every time i log in. you're making your money. allowing advertisements to take up the screen should be beneath you. 

also, stop sending me messages asking me to pay for the site. if erik had any spine, i probably would. 

Martin_Stahl
AlCzervik wrote:

many times i get this:

 

half the screen is taken over by an ad. it's happening now about every 30 seconds as i write this. 

 

cc, get your sh*t together. i see enough ads every time i log in. you're making your money. allowing advertisements to take up the screen should be beneath you. 

also, stop sending me messages asking me to pay for the site. if erik had any spine, i probably would. 

 

 

That doesn't actually look like a site ad, unless something recently changed. The site also does not directly approve ads but sets ad criteria. 

 

If that really came from the site you can report it:

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/community/reward-earn-diamond-membership-by-finding-and-reporting-bad-ads

 

 

 

AlCzervik

i am reporting it.

here. in help and support.

martin, how can you say it's not a site ad? is the screenshot not clear? i don't have ads for discover card taking over half of my screen when i go to other sites. 

where is staff on this? martin, you help some but many times you are a mouthpiece for the site instead of helping. this is one of those times. 

IF it came from the site? where else would it have come from?

Martin_Stahl
AlCzervik wrote:

i am reporting it.

here. in help and support.

martin, how can you say it's not a site ad? is the screenshot not clear? i don't have ads for discover card taking over half of my screen when i go to other sites. 

where is staff on this? martin, you help some but many times you are a mouthpiece for the site instead of helping. this is one of those times. 

IF it came from the site? where else would it have come from?

 

The location of the ad isn't placed where it would be placed if it was coming from the site. I'm not saying that a bad behaving bad didn't make it into the rotation, but it looks more like a malware based advertisement that isn't served by the site but by code from the malware.

 

As to reporting, there are details that can only be gleaned from the client side and the information in that link provides what's needed in order to exactly identify and report so the site can check it out on the ad provider.

Destroyer_king12

I also get ads when looking at people's profile and the ads doesn't allow me to see their stats , clubs , friend list etc cz the whole right side of the profile will be covered by a transparent (idk if that's the word ) ad and when I click on their stats it just takes me to random ads

Martin_Stahl

Well, at least one other member has seen it so it may just be a misbehaving ad. I've mentioned it to staff.

Destroyer_king12
Martin_Stahl wrote:

Well, at least one other member has seen it so it may just be a misbehaving ad. I've mentioned it to staff.

No for me as doesn't appear but when I click on people's stats random ads pop up sometimes happens when playing as well and happening while playing bullet is just the worst

AlCzervik
Mr-Mudd wrote:

Have you tried an ad blocker, Al?  Unless you've got an issue going on an ad-blocking app will put a stop to things like that.  

if this continues, mudman, that'll be the next move. i've not done it before because i don't have a problem ignoring ads on the side of the screen. 

assassin3752

I got this ad like five times, and its been really annoying each time. I feel you there

AlCzervik

it's happening again, and it seems worse than before. odd how it 'disappeared' for a few weeks and then comes back where it pops up about every ten seconds.

also note how, in the url, it reads, 'not secure'.

Fire

I have been getting ads that cover the whole right side of the forums page.

Those ads make it impossible for me to click on the "hot topics", or "unanswered"

I don't remember them being this bad 

ChesswithGautham

That’s really disturbing man. I have a membership but it’s about to go out soon. The staff should take some action in this.

Martin_Stahl
AlCzervik wrote:

it's happening again, and it seems worse than before. odd how it 'disappeared' for a few weeks and then comes back where it pops up about every ten seconds.

also note how, in the url, it reads, 'not secure'.

 

 

I've mentioned it to staff again.

EscherehcsE
AlCzervik wrote:

it's happening again, and it seems worse than before. odd how it 'disappeared' for a few weeks and then comes back where it pops up about every ten seconds.

also note how, in the url, it reads, 'not secure'.

 

Sounds like it's time for that ad blocker...

DrSpudnik

The best ad blocker is buying the cheapo star membership.

Martin_Stahl

There are a couple of different things being done that will hopefully stop ads like that 

AlCzervik
Martin_Stahl wrote:
AlCzervik wrote:

it's happening again, and it seems worse than before. odd how it 'disappeared' for a few weeks and then comes back where it pops up about every ten seconds.

also note how, in the url, it reads, 'not secure'.

 

 

I've mentioned it to staff again.

more info for you to pass on. prior to the ad taking up the bottom half of the screen, the perimeter of the screen will 'glow' in the same orange color the advertiser uses and it stops anything i'm writing.

i also find it weird that this only happens with one advertiser.