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Discussion in 'Sorcerous Sundries' started by Taluntain, May 14, 2008.

  1. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    Ah, I'll switch them on next time I'm there. Thanks babe
     
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    Anyone else get that Nodiatis (some sort of online RP) ad that I get at the bottom of the page and above this quick reply box? It's not an adult ad, but it does have a lady dressed in loincloth bikini, chained suggestively to a tree. Makes me feel a bit awkward when surfing the site at uni. Probably doesn't qualify for removal but bringing it up anyway.
     
  3. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I see it occasionally... it's passable, but just barely.
     
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    I've been getting a lot of those Joshmadecash.com popups and I'm also seeing them embedded in the boards. As far as I can tell this is a scam.
     
  5. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Most of the advertising of that sort is, yes... but is it doing anything on our removal check-list? I've already removed dozens of the ones which automatically play audio...
     
  6. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    I just got an ad on the front page offering me a green card to the USA if I could name the president.... that can't be right
     
  7. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] Please check the first post in this thread for info on what kind of ads to report; I can't really remove every single ad that is (or seems) off. Only the ones that fit the description in the first post.
     
  8. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    Ah, sorry boss
     
  9. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    Slightly off topic: I've set my account to block all ads but everytime I come back to the site they are all there, including the pop ups. It's starting to do my head in!
     
  10. Montresor

    Montresor Mostly Harmless Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder

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    When you log on, do you select "Remember Me"? And is your web browser set to delete cookies when you close it?

    If cookies are deleted after you leave the site, then the site won't remember you when you return. :)
     
  11. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    Nope, the site remembers me, just not my preferences for ads
     
  12. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Silvery, did you select your ad display level and log in here: http://www.sorcerers.net/index.php#sps_login (on the right side?)

    If you're logged in, you should see the number of days left in your account displayed in the same spot.
     
  13. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    Yep, did that. It's been doing it for a couple of days but it seems fine today
     
  14. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Odd... which browser are you using? This is all done via cookies so it basically can't be much else but a cookie issue with your browser in one way or another (some interfering Firefox plugin could be problematic too I guess). If it happens again, please take a screenshot or two (of the login box and any of the ads that you see) as that might help me in figuring out what the problem is.
     
  15. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    Will do El Capitano!

    It's IE8 I think
     
  16. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    You can see the version in Help/About.
     
  17. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    Umm...next dumb Silvery comment:

    Logged on this morning, got a pop-up (the smiley central thing I think). Anyway, immediatly that it popped up, my security centre went mental and said that it's found a trojan trying to get in.

    That's not good, right?
     
  18. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Not if it's an actual threat, no... though it's likely a false positive. Could you take a screenshot of it so I could check it out?
     
  19. Silvery

    Silvery I won't pretend to be your friend coz I'm just not ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    Well it's not there now! I clicked on the quarentine thingey!

    Plus...How the heck do you take a screen shot? Seriously Tal, I've been on this site for years. You must have noticed I'm incompetant by now!
     
  20. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Well, there's about a dozen different ways, but the easiest is probably pressing the Print Screen button (which stores the image of the screen on the clipboard) and then running a graphics program like Paint, pasting the image there (ctrl+v) and then saving it (File -> Save As). Then you can either upload it somewhere or just send it to me via e-mail.
     
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