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Daytonabeachhog
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Popups running rampid again

Postby Daytonabeachhog » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:54 pm

I can barely read the message boards now..

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Re: Popups running rampid again

Postby Superhog1 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:32 pm

I agree. Noticed this the past few days.

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Re: Popups running rampid again

Postby BobgHawg » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:48 pm

So far mine are on the right hand margin and not blocking any text. I do not know if the pop up blockers are even used these days.

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Re: Popups running rampid again

Postby Matt Jones » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:49 pm

I noticed a popup over the weekend. We are working with our partners to curb the problem. This is a continual cat and mouse game between website publishers and the scammers; it had been curtailed for several months on this site until the past few days.
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Re: Popups running rampid again

Postby BobgHawg » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:55 pm

Matt Jones wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:49 pm
I noticed a popup over the weekend. We are working with our partners to curb the problem. This is a continual cat and mouse game between website publishers and the scammers; it had been curtailed for several months on this site until the past few days.
Does that net neutrality thing have anything to do with it?

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Re: Popups running rampid again

Postby Swine Fusion » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:07 pm

BobgHawg wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Matt Jones wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:49 pm
I noticed a popup over the weekend. We are working with our partners to curb the problem. This is a continual cat and mouse game between website publishers and the scammers; it had been curtailed for several months on this site until the past few days.
Does that net neutrality thing have anything to do with it?
As I understand it net neutrality is about access; internet providers can now speed up data from favored websites (such as ones they own or who pay for the privilege) and slow down or completely block the data stream from other sites. Which has nothing to do with sneaking popup ads onto someone else's site.
My people skills are just fine; it's my tolerance to idiots that needs work.

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Re: Popups running rampid again

Postby Matt Jones » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:15 pm

BobgHawg wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Matt Jones wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:49 pm
I noticed a popup over the weekend. We are working with our partners to curb the problem. This is a continual cat and mouse game between website publishers and the scammers; it had been curtailed for several months on this site until the past few days.
Does that net neutrality thing have anything to do with it?
No, this is something entirely different. Every site on the Internet relies in some way on third-party ad services to generate revenue. Bad actors buy up the cheap inventory - typically on the weekend or late at night - and are able to use it to redirect to the scam sites. It happened to me the other night trying to read a story on The Oklahoman's website.

We partnered earlier this year with a company that helps identify the bad actors, but sometimes some are able to slip through the vetting process and are able to make it through to the public.
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Re: Popups running rampid again

Postby BobgHawg » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:33 pm

Thanks, guys, I am basically illiterate about the overall net. I do not own a mobile device and stick to email and paying a few bills online. Plus a few Hog sites.

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