Reporting Ad Redirects, Overlays, and Pop-Ups

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. rudzud

    rudzud Poo-Bah (6,721) Apr 28, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I don't have the links as I'm writing this from my computer but the ads are a walmart and a samsung one and they're effectively bricking my access to beer advocate website. Constantly every 15 seconds or so. Literally cannot use the site from my phone right now.
     
  2. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,647) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    @Jaycase @ruzud: Sorry for the hassle. I'll be addressing this in the morning with @Advally.
     
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  3. Advally

    Advally Initiate (12) Jun 5, 2018

    We have deployed some extra aggressive blocks. This seems to be quite a targeted attack, and though we had this quite under control for a while - every now and then they break through the defences. We'll be monitoring this thread, so please reply to this post if you see one again!


    We will also make sure notifications for this thread are firing.
     
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  4. brewme

    brewme Defender (661) Mar 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    This was happening to me this weekend, but I am not experiencing it today.
     
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  5. mactrail

    mactrail Poo-Bah (9,244) Mar 24, 2009 Washington
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    I don't know if this is related, but tonight on my laptop Firefox reported it had removed an "unsigned add-on."
     
  6. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,647) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  7. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,745) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I have never seen an ad, not once. Then again I gave a few pennies a day to become a member.
     
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  8. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,678) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    It's gooder than throwing coins down a well and hoping wishes come true. :wink:
     
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  9. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,745) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Indeed it is :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  10. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,624) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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  11. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,624) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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  12. heysuz

    heysuz Crusader (737) Nov 18, 2010 Indiana
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    Same thing has been getting me all day. Site is virtually unusable now and has been all of today.
     
  13. heysuz

    heysuz Crusader (737) Nov 18, 2010 Indiana
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    Follow Up: I’ve cleared cookies, cache, history on my iPad and nothing has helped. Just wanted to give a little more info.
     
  14. johnyb

    johnyb Defender (677) Aug 11, 2012 Florida
    Trader

    Same issue here as previous two posters
     
  15. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,161) Jan 6, 2014 New York

  16. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,647) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  17. Advally

    Advally Initiate (12) Jun 5, 2018

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  18. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,161) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    It seems to have gotten better. I’ve been on twice now long enough to post something, so that’s a positive. It was happening every five seconds since yesterday.
     
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  19. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,161) Jan 6, 2014 New York

  20. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,647) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  21. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,161) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Yeh, it’s been crazy. Thanks for looking into it. It would pop up within a few seconds, over-and-over, and it’s been happening since yesterday.
     
  22. Advally

    Advally Initiate (12) Jun 5, 2018

    Have things improved since Sunday for you?
     
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  23. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,161) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Yes. 100%. Thank you.
     
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  24. Advally

    Advally Initiate (12) Jun 5, 2018

    Fantastic!
     
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