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Weird shit on the screen?

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by MaestroDelWeb, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. MaestroDelWeb

    MaestroDelWeb Executive VIP

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    Am I the only one? It looks like avatars are attacking my screen when I look at all the forums. I know it sounds crazy since I've never seen this happen in any forum, but it's happening to me.

    I just looked a little closer and it looks like ads are overtaking the forum in thumbnail form. I see an "In a Nutshell" and a "For Dummies" ad and some other stuff I can't recognize.

    Ok just figured it out it looks like Amazon ads are eating the forum. I see "Womanizer".
     
  2. rabid

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    Yeah, so do I.
    Amazon link page appears on the left of the screen in every thread.
     
  3. Belexandor

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    I've been watching the forum all day and haven't seen anything out of the ordinary. Anybody else?
     
  4. mwari23

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    im seeing the amazon ads as well. could this be somebody hacking the forum and cookie stuffing it?
     
  5. Whisker

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    We are on it guys, thanks for the heads up.
     
  6. Belexandor

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    Yeah, I see them too now. Hell.. maybe Dave's trying out new ways to monetize the forum. LOL
     
  7. Belexandor

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    NO WAY! Whisker, did that shit come from outside? Who the fuck?
     
  8. trophaeum

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    ff3 shows it here, shot some emails to dave, wait and see
     
  9. CapMorgan

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    I think it just started happening because right when I saw it I noticed this thread
     
  10. MaestroDelWeb

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    I saw Dave was signed in a little bit before this happened, so I'm sure this is a case of throwing up ads and testing where they show up. It's happened to me before.
     
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    Yeah, same thing happening here.
    Also, the home page hasn't been showing any threads or categories all day today.
     
  12. popcrdom29

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    I get the same thing. I think we're being attacked by replicators. lol
     
  13. CapMorgan

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    It is an affiliated amazon widget, and does seem to be part of the site itself.
    Maybe a new way to generate income for the forum?
     
  14. nudebrain

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    uuuuaaaahhh, its the AMAZON worm they have told us about already in 1997, finally coming to a forum near you :)
     
  15. sterlingmy

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    whatever it is it sucks cant read the screen please get this sh#t the fu#k off here if anyone knows how
     
  16. goonieguhu

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    Only happens for me when I use firefox browser. Well, at least the firewall let me through from firefox- it blocked me all yesterday from firefox but IE7 was fine. Frankly, I have had on and off problems with viewing this forum's content in firefox since I joined. No biggie- I just use IE7 and haven't questioned it until I was actually blocked yesterday just on firefox.
     
  17. trafficguy

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    Yes the same for me if using firefox its a mess but, on IE7 it is fine. What a pity I usually use firefox.
     
  18. MaestroDelWeb

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    You're right. In IE7 it looks great. The problem is FireFox is basically the webmasters official browser nowadays.

    I was against FireFox when it came out, but slowly I was lubed up and slipped into it.
     
  19. rabid

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    Yeah, I was using Firefox, when the Amazon ads comes.
    Thanks for the info.
     
  20. nudebrain

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    IE7 works, but HELL, I dont want to use IE7, so can someone please get rid of that annoying amazon stuff, daaaaaaaaave!!!