Ads in posts

Discussion in 'Ask Baldy, Blame AceRph' started by SR1, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    Am I the only one seeing words underlined that are links to ads? This just started a few days ago.
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  2. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    It's been going on longer than that.

    Bottom line :evil is that your signature is yours, and it would be over-modding to tell people what they can and can't put there unless that content violates some other ADV rule such as a link to copyright infringement or contains profanity in the link wording just to name two.

    I myself am thankful we don't allow photos and in the sigs.
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  3. Klay

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    Are you using google chrome? I had to get rid of it because it was putting links to ads in words. link I'm not sure if it's a new google feature or some kind of bug. (maybe there's no difference between the two these days)
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  4. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    Can either of you shoot me a post that you see this in?

    I use Chrome but I can't say I've noticed anything different.
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  5. Klay

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    It's something you wouldn't see unless whatever-it-is has also invaded your browser. Before I got rid of Chrome a few days ago, I'd post something, and then after a few seconds, suddenly a link would appear in my post, not necessarily in the text of the post, but sometimes in my custom user title, for example, suddenly "thermarest" would change to a red double-underlined link to an ad for Thermarests. As they say, I can't figure out if it is a computer virus or just good marketing.
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  6. Klay

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  7. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Found an extension called yontoo 1.0.2 installed. I shut it off, now we'll see what happens.
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  8. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Yep, looks like your browsers have been hijacked.

    The ads do not stem from ADV.
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  9. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    I'm using Firefox and getting it on mine. I'll do some malware killing...
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  10. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    My Chrome browser appears to be fixed through simply shutting off the extension. I decided I'm liking firefox more, anyway, so I think I'll stay with it. It has all kinds of superfluous little spelling suggestions, though.
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  11. Pugsley/Hobbfather

    Pugsley/Hobbfather Been here awhile

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    :freaky comes up as CB for job seekers....
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  12. Pugsley/Hobbfather

    Pugsley/Hobbfather Been here awhile

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    ...chrome only...
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