Grey Dog Software

Go Back   Grey Dog Software > GDS Central > Grey Dog Software General Discussions
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 06-17-2017, 12:27 PM
Jaysin's Avatar
Jaysin Jaysin is offline
Living Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kent, Ohio
Posts: 5,355
Default Ad redirects yet again

On mobile I'm getting near constant ad redirects with a pop up I can't get out of without it sending me to the app store. The url has brickages in it. Not sure what else as I'm not using mobile to come to the site again until it's fixed.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 07-06-2017, 10:03 AM
Arlie Rahn Arlie Rahn is offline
GDS Developer
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 2,168
Default

If anyone is having issues on their mobile, please PM or email me a screenshot or information on the offending ad's site. I can remove it like before.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 07-06-2017, 05:25 PM
MrCreative's Avatar
MrCreative MrCreative is offline
Minor League
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Nexus
Posts: 341
Default

Promotefine is the name of the ad that keeps redirecting Jaysin, Arlie.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 07-06-2017, 11:32 PM
Tag01's Avatar
Tag01 Tag01 is offline
Super Star
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,133
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrCreative View Post
Promotefine is the name of the ad that keeps redirecting Jaysin, Arlie.
this is what I'm getting, will screenshot nextime
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 07-07-2017, 12:16 AM
Pteroid's Avatar
Pteroid Pteroid is offline
Major League
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 823
Default

Yeah, I keep getting Promotefine too, keeps offering me a 1000 dollar gift card that is the most fraudulent looking thing I've seen in a while.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 07-07-2017, 06:50 AM
Koholos Koholos is offline
Low Minors
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Gensokyo
Posts: 153
Default

http://imgur.com/s1TzxAm

http://imgur.com/0jLzv5d

Edit: Sorry, missed the PM part. Sending now.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 07-07-2017, 10:36 AM
Arlie Rahn Arlie Rahn is offline
GDS Developer
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 2,168
Default

OK, guys, I tried to fully block this ad. PM me if you still have issues moving forward.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Unread 07-08-2017, 08:59 PM
smartman smartman is offline
Super Star
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,429
Default

I can't list anything because I have an effective ad-blocker, but it is shutting down my browser from doing anything for more than 3 seconds. It just makes Firefox Not Responsive. Please fix.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Unread 07-10-2017, 10:50 AM
Arlie Rahn Arlie Rahn is offline
GDS Developer
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 2,168
Default

Have you had any issues in the past few days? I've checked with three people having issues and all have said it is better. I'm not sure what "shutting down your browser" with an ad blocker means though. Are there still ads messing with you?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Unread 07-10-2017, 06:20 PM
smartman smartman is offline
Super Star
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,429
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arlie Rahn View Post
Have you had any issues in the past few days? I've checked with three people having issues and all have said it is better. I'm not sure what "shutting down your browser" with an ad blocker means though. Are there still ads messing with you?
I have an ad blocker on my PC which is why I couldn't get re-directs as that's one of the things that those do (thus why most of the time the people struggling are trying via mobile phone, not computer). It literally would work for 3-5 seconds and then freeze with the very top of the screen showing (Mozilla Firefox is Not Responding) with the blue spinning donut. That would be there for 10-20 seconds or so, and then the whole thing would rinse and repeat.

It eventually followed me to another web page so I had to shut the browser down completely and relaunch it to stop the problem. I wonder if it isn't something triggered by Facebook because I almost never check that before coming here, but I had that day. And I haven't had the problem since I shut the browser down and reloaded that night, but I have made sure to come here before going to FB or shut the browser down first in-between.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Unread 07-12-2017, 02:01 PM
Arlie Rahn Arlie Rahn is offline
GDS Developer
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 2,168
Default

Guys, I cut off using one of our ad providers because they kept sending the mobile redirects (even though I asked them multiple times to block them). So, I'm trying out some newer groups that are supposedly less intrusive. Let me know if you see any issues. One of them has a footer that appears on the bottom - but it shouldn't block the forum.

Thanks again for all your patience!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Unread 07-12-2017, 02:08 PM
Crossface's Avatar
Crossface Crossface is offline
Minor League
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 345
Default

Keep getting annoying popups on my screen.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Screenshot (1).jpg (19.6 KB, 20 views)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Unread 07-12-2017, 02:35 PM
VBigB VBigB is offline
Phenom
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 664
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crossface View Post
Keep getting annoying popups on my screen.
Yeah that just stared happening to me today as well when viewing the site on iPad.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Unread 07-12-2017, 02:46 PM
Arlie Rahn Arlie Rahn is offline
GDS Developer
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 2,168
Default

The bottom one is part of the new ad service I'm using. First, you can close it by clicking the "X" to the left of the ad. And second, it should always stay at the bottom and not block your screen (if you don't want to close it).

I'm trying to find a nice balance and I think having an ad the resides at the bottom of the screen (and can be closed) is better than the extremely annoying mobile redirect ones.

All that said, I'm just trying this out for a few days to see. I can eventually remove it if it bothers people too much.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Unread 07-12-2017, 03:22 PM
Crossface's Avatar
Crossface Crossface is offline
Minor League
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 345
Default

While I understand that you guys need a revenue stream, these ads are extremely annoying. The popup comes back every time you switch a page. It makes cycling through threads and subthreads awful. It wouldn't be as bad if you could close it out once per visit to GDS as a whole but checking in on multiple diaries, or various threads under "general discussions" is not a great experience as currently constituted.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Array [all_times_are_gmt_x_time_now_is_y]


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.