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Postby Oualawouzou on Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:43 am

We have another sticky about that.
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Postby Swikan on Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:36 am

STrRedWolf wrote:...lets dig into that second, embedded #document. Go into the HTML node, then look at every SCRIPT node. Forget the ones that don't have a src attribute -- they're useless. We want the ones that get pulled in. There's a few comming from "gavads" but the number at the end will change. We need the last gavsad****.js URL with the number at the end.

Here's the bugger! As I said, it'll change with different ads and at different times.


This helped SO MUCH. I tell you, look at all those "SCRIPT" thingies. I am sorry that I don't know enough to tell which one is pertinent. The source code I incorrectly posted was from the Dom Inspector, as i was posting anything that had what looked like an ad link.. was very confusing. I was clicking on everything!

But TADA! I have a bugger, too

Link: Intimate Dating Ad showing on my archive pages

Time: 10:28am USCentral Time

Info: http://gavzad.keenspot.com/adserv10.js?keenspace;624996
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Postby Anubicdarque on Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:00 am

Ive started to get pop unders from these forums as well as on my site
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Postby Swikan on Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:10 am

I am getting extremely upset that this continues to be a problem:

http://gavzad.keenspot.com/adserv10.js?keenspace;76240
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Postby Swikan on Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:49 am

On my guestbook page. Same ad as yesterday.
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http://gavzad.keenspot.com/adserv10.js?keenspace;739772
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Postby TimTylor on Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:39 am

STrRedWolf wrote:Let's do it this way: A graphical trip down. Here's the first part, using my own site here on CG. I've opened it up with a Monster ad on it, and already drilled down into that IFRAME with the "ks_da" ID on it. You'll then see there's another #document in there...


Thanks - that hits the spot for me too. :) This visual walkthrough's really what most people will need to find the offending URL. It would be a good idea to put it into the start of this thread - the original instructions there aren't clear enough unless you already know your way around.
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Postby Noise Monkey on Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:44 am

I don't know what the banner is, but something is hijacking my site. Every time I try to go to it (http://www.dimbulbcomics.com) I get bounced here

The site it sends me to (in Firefox and IE) seems to be rather pop-uppy, so click at your own risk.

Chaos Cricket (remember him?) also has the same problem on a different computer. In a different state.
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Postby Black Sparrow on Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:54 am

Noise Monkey wrote:I don't know what the banner is, but something is hijacking my site. Every time I try to go to it (http://www.dimbulbcomics.com) I get bounced here

The site it sends me to (in Firefox and IE) seems to be rather pop-uppy, so click at your own risk.

Chaos Cricket (remember him?) also has the same problem on a different computer. In a different state.


Try disabling any shoutboxy-things you have. I think, 95% of the time, it's the shoutbox that causes this sort of trouble. My previous one was carrying a virus in its ads.
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Postby Noise Monkey on Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:01 am

I don't have one. there are two blogs iframed in, but when viewed on their own, they act just fine.

EDIT: Found it. It wasn't the banner. I had a YDKspacer dropdown that had fed off mxlplx.com, which is apparently no longer owned by the previous owner.
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Postby SergeXIII on Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:51 am

I have a problem: J-list is being advertised on my non-mature comic (G'nerds2000) and I'm not opt out. In fact its the only ad showing up at CG right now...
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Postby Komiyan on Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:46 pm

It's a new run of ads Spot are doing. I know I gave them the OK for my site, I didn't think it was going to affect CGen too.. I've mentioned it to someone.
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Postby Adobedragon on Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:47 pm

Just wanted to note that I'm getting that same J-List ad(s) on my (Web-14) comic as well. It looks like some versions of the ad are sort of innocuous, advertising T-shirts and whatnot, while others are going for the full-on naughty, hentai and such.

But since the J-List does sell a lot of adult merchandise, it doesn't seem appropriate to have a link on a site that isn't rated Mature.
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Postby Komiyan on Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:55 pm

What I said.

Do people really have major problems with the ones that're just Pocky and lunchboxes? Because when you click on the ad, you have the choice of visiting the normal J List or the over 18s J List, which has all the porno items in. It makes the inappropriate stuff very easy to avoid.

I understand concerns with ads like the one with the big butt in a bikini and the upskirt thing.
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Postby SergeXIII on Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:15 pm

Yeah, I know for a fact kids under 18 visit my comic sometimes, and because of that these hentia related ads are a problem. It'd be cool if there is a way to keep the <18 ads and kick the >18 if at all possible. I recognize there might be some problems with this but I think I speak for everyone running a non-mature comic that the words "hentai" shouldn't ever show up on our websites.
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Postby Kirb on Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:03 pm

Komiyan wrote:What I said.

Do people really have major problems with the ones that're just Pocky and lunchboxes? Because when you click on the ad, you have the choice of visiting the normal J List or the over 18s J List, which has all the porno items in. It makes the inappropriate stuff very easy to avoid.

I understand concerns with ads like the one with the big butt in a bikini and the upskirt thing.



Pocky and bentoboxes I have absolutely no problem with. It's just the ads advertising Bible Black and vibrators... stuff I don't want to be seen as advertising.
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Postby Komiyan on Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:19 pm

I'm passing on your comments to Spot- I hardly have any sway there, but it might help.
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Postby SpriteMeister on Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:35 pm

Yeah, I just had a reader complain about the J-list ads on my site as well. My comic is rated 14 also.
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Postby Kisai on Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:10 pm

I'll check where the code is, Gav gave us a heads up, but inevitably people complain because they see cleavage and start yelling "ack porn!"
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Postby SpriteMeister on Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:12 pm

I completely understand you there, it's just that I didn't want to alienate one of my few readers.
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Re: README: Banner Ad problems (including viruses)

Postby Dr Neo Lao on Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:22 pm

This problem doesn't seem to be coming up any more, so I'll un-sticky it and add it to the list of older stickies.
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