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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Seeing "sponsored posts" in all forums

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 05:36 AM
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Hello there,

Can you grab me an example of this?
Been seeing this on other forums.
Just need to confirm.

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It must have something to do with peoples server or equipment because not everyone is seeing it. I don't see it which is a good thing.


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Hello there,

Can you grab me an example of this?
Been seeing this on other forums.
Just need to confirm.

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Wish I had taken a screen shot. I'm not seeing them today. Was sponsored ads for Honda or Mazda.


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Hello there,

Can you grab me an example of this?
Been seeing this on other forums.
Just need to confirm.

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Wish I had taken a screen shot. I'm not seeing them today. Was sponsored ads for Honda or Mazda.
Shoulda just waited. My Win 10 machine is showing them, but not the Win 7 machine. The major difference is that Firefox is a bit out of date on the other machine.

And ironically, one showing here on the help forum too!
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:Like I said it must have to do with server or equipment. None showing on mine.


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Hello there,

Seems like this is happening network-wide
We're aware of this and it's escalated.
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My feeling is that since they are identified as Sponsored by (Vendor name) and are not posts which can be replied to even by those of us who have paid to avoid ads is a violation of the rules and these vendors should be Banned. Unfortunately I do not have that ability.

You might want to check out this thread in our General Discussion Forum to see what our members think.


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Hello,

As far as I know, this isn't just happening on this site, but also our other sites.
The techs are looking into this.
No ETA on the fix but will let you know once I get more info.

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post #14 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-09-2019, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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It's now been over a month of putting up with this -- and now the ads are both Mazda and Honda!

When is this going to be fixed?
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It's now been over a month of putting up with this -- and now the ads are both Mazda and Honda!

When is this going to be fixed?
Fixed, Kevin?

I have a feeling they are intentional . . . NOT accidental.

You're an expert, just how difficult would it be to merely block these Scumbag Spammers? Besides, how much interest would Honda and Mazda generate on a Chevrolet SSR Forum?

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Fixed, Kevin?

I have a feeling they are intentional . . . NOT accidental.

You're an expert, just how difficult would it be to merely block these Scumbag Spammers? Besides, how much interest would Honda and Mazda generate on a Chevrolet SSR Forum?

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Oh, I have no doubt they're intentional either -- by Vertical Scope. It's not scammers or hackers - this is all about ad revenue. But, premium members shouldn't have to see them.


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Oh, I have no doubt they're intentional either -- by Vertical Scope. It's not scammers or hackers - this is all about ad revenue. But, premium members shouldn't have to see them.
Which “version” are you viewing the forum in? I use the “classic” and don’t see what you’ve posted, but I have noticed them when I have logged out and log back in ... it puts me directly on the “full” version. Then I change it to classic and I don’t get those ads!
I just changed to “full” I’m not seeing what you are ..... I’m just thinking out loud!


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Which “version” are you viewing the forum in? I use the “classic” and don’t see what you’ve posted, but I have noticed them when I have logged out and log back in ... it puts me directly on the “full” version. Then I change it to classic and I don’t get those ads!
I just changed to “full” I’m not seeing what you are ..... I’m just thinking out loud!
I'm using full version (other forums I'm on no longer have classic so I just "standardized" on the same format to keep from going nuts). I use Firefox on both computers, but the Win 10 machine shows the ads, the Win 7 one does not.


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I'm using full version (other forums I'm on no longer have classic so I just "standardized" on the same format to keep from going nuts). I use Firefox on both computers, but the Win 10 machine shows the ads, the Win 7 one does not.
Both my MacBook Pro (Laptop w/ OS HighSierra) and my iMac (Desktop w/ OS Mojave) show "Sponsored Posts" regardless of the version.

I smell Blatant Greed and Arrogance as well as Mega-Disrespect.

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Both my MacBook Pro (Laptop w/ OS HighSierra) and my iMac (Desktop w/ OS Mojave) show "Sponsored Posts" regardless of the version.

I smell Blatant Greed and Arrogance as well as Mega-Disrespect.

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I have a iMac as well with Mojave and don’t see the ads nor on my iPad Pro ..... hmmm weird!!


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I have windows 10, Google Chrome, Classic, and Web Root spy ware. Don't get any of what you are talking about. Must be different equipment lets it invade. Mine is good.


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Just for the fun of it, I tried classic mode. I still see them.
Both versions for me as well, Kevin . . .

Mazda Spams only this afternoon, no Hondas.

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Both versions for me as well, Kevin . . .

Mazda Spams only this afternoon, no Hondas.

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I know you do not like it but there is not much that we can do and the owners are busy trying to get us moved to a different platform so they are going to ignore it for a while, I suspect. So, since it is clearly marked in the Forum list, why not just skip over it and go no to other things insteadd of annoying those of us who just check Active Topics or New Posts by interrupting our experience. Once we get to the new platform, maybe they will go away or we can take up that fight then.


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I know you do not like it but there is not much that we can do and the owners are busy trying to get us moved to a different platform so they are going to ignore it for a while, I suspect. So, since it is clearly marked in the Forum list, why not just skip over it and go no to other things insteadd of annoying those of us who just check Active Topics or New Posts by interrupting our experience. Once we get to the new platform, maybe they will go away or we can take up that fight then.
You are correct, Dwight . . .

Considering it has only been a little over a month, WHAT WAS I THINKING?

Just for the record . . . I am NOT responsible for originating or resurrecting this thread.

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You are correct, Dwight . . .

Considering it has only been a little over a month, WHAT WAS I THINKING?

Just for the record . . . I am NOT responsible for originating or resurrecting this thread.

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I am not trying to point fingers at anyone, and I understand the issue, but it does not do any good to keep beating on something that is not likely to get attention until the more pressing issues get fixed.


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I am not trying to point fingers at anyone, and I understand the issue, but it does not do any good to keep beating on something that is not likely to get attention until the more pressing issues get fixed.
I will follow up on this to see where we are with getting this sorted.
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I don't have this problem,but----------thanks for your "Follow up"!!

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