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    Quote Originally Posted by System Error View Post
    Wouldn't it be possible to simply switch to Google ads? It'd pretty much solve all the problems we have in one fell swoop.
    Except that we'd suddenly cut our income by a minimum of 90%, and wouldn't be able to pay for the 2 servers we currently have, let alone the extra server we're planning to add before HGSS are released in North America.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohtoAkima View Post
    Crap. I just read a reply to one of the Evony ads... apparently they're too hard to get rid of?
    Yes, they're a pain in the arse. One of the real difficulties with the ad networks is that the ad campaigns often aren't even named after who they're for. If we want to find the Evony ads in our rotations, we literally need to go through thousands of ads manually, one by one, until we find them. This is a problem no matter what ad network we sign up with.
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    While I was looking at the Arceus page, after ten seconds or so I was automatically redirected to this site:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v195/Juputoru/bulbaspyware.png

    It automatically popped up dialogs asking me to install their (presumably spyware) program, both when it first redirected me there and when I hit the back button to leave; the the second one didn't even PRETEND to give you a choice, and I alt-f4'd out of it because there was only an OK, INSTALL THIS SPYWARE button and no other way to get out of it.
    This has happened to me once before(same scummy trick-people-into-installing-our-spyware tactics and everything), but I didn't even think to grab a screenshot the last time this happened. I have no idea exactly WHICH ad is causing it(big help I am, eh? Although I hope you can glean something from where I was redirected to) since the ads change each time you load the page(and I can't see into the future and screenshot the ads BEFORE I realize they're redirecting me), and I have enough antispyware protection on my computer that I have a very slim chance of anything like that infecting my computer, but I'd really rather not use Bulbapedia while a spyware risk like that is running around. :/

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    Thanks for the heads-up. We'll be right on fixing that.

    As Archaic said, we get our ads served from a separate company that does, well, ad serving. Sometimes malicious code gets past them and we've gotta give them a heads-up.
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    I was on bulbapedia and many times when I tried to navigate away from a page a box would come up and ask if I want to leave the page. I already checked my computer for viruses and I noticed it happened mostly when a colleage ad was up


    EDIT: I just checked my theory and it only happened when the yellow ad in the attachment was on the page(which I might add appeared often)no pun inteneded
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    Thanks for the report. That'll make it a lot easier to track down.
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    This is my first time posting here, so I hope I'm doing this right, but I found this ad on the front page

    http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh152/DarkDragonDave/CigaretteAdonBlubapedia.png

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    I think that's actually an ad for a product meant to help people quit smoking, but you're right, it's not really something that should be advertised here.

    Glad to say we've recently been contacted by a couple of groups who want to advertise with us directly, so we may be able to lose some of these ad networks soon. We've also dumped the entire ad network those ads giratinaoriginforme was showing us before came from, so here's hoping that makes a big difference.
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    still seeing this ad.the same ad I mentioned before

    It tries to stop you from leaving the page


    EDIT: It has also tried to redirect me to a different page
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    Quote Originally Posted by giratinaoriginforme View Post
    still seeing this ad.the same ad I mentioned before
    I don't get it.
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    Damnit.

    Alright, we'll follow that up, see if we can kill it.
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    different ad this time. I am not sure what it is for(I assume evony by the phrase on the ad)

    EDIT: An ad on bulbapedia just gave me a bad virus, one that has disabled my entire computer. I don't have a screen shot because my computer CRASHED(DSi right now) I am confident it was bulbapedia because it was the only page with ads I had open
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    ^^ I know little about computers but did it try to download a PDF file, even though you had nothing that is related to a PDF file? The type that freezes up your comp.

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    Dunno if you made any efforts to get rid of the e-cigarette ad yet (and yeah I realize it's a method to quit smoking, which is awesome, though it still uses nicotine), but I'm not sure that's something hysterical over-protective parents want their kids seeing on Bulba. 8(

    Anyway, just saw it, blah blah, etc. etc....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ♥Lady Marie♥ View Post
    ^^ I know little about computers but did it try to download a PDF file, even though you had nothing that is related to a PDF file? The type that freezes up your comp.


    No, it was the Internet Security 2010 virus

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    Your first mistake was using Internet Explorer. It also appears Windows had updates waiting for you to install, or perhaps the ! bubble was to inform you of an issue that already existed.

    Not to place any blame on you, but... yeah. There's a reason BP's prettier in Firefox, and that's because if you're coming here with IE your computer's doomed anyway. Please rectify this on your end by getting the best browser ever, and we'll rectify it with... killing the inappropriate ads.

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