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No we are not allowing such ads through. Never have. We always have

tried to eliminate nuisance ads (pop-ups, auto-play videos, political ads, etc., etc.) to make this a fan friendly experience. It costs us money, but it is the right thing to do.

With that said, to survive as a site we need advertising which means going through 3rd party networks to provide the ads (and the revenue). Sometimes, this leads to rogue ads that are mislabled or tagged so they slip through the filters that keep all of that stuff out. We often can weed those out with the help of the 3rd party network providers, but not always if the ad is disguising itself/redirect/etc.

Beyond that, there is also the issue of malware that is designed to make ads like the type you're describing. These ads are usually happening because of something on the user end that can often be cleared up with a Malware Bytes type of program. When reports aren't widespread (and this one isn't based on no emails and not many posters saying much about it), then this is usually what's happening.

(In response to this post by HooBear)

Posted: 04/20/2017 at 09:46AM


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