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    Fake Competitions Appearing As Ad In Threads?

    Not sure if this is an issue or not. I have always avoided clicking links that say things like 'You have been selected from thousands of other...'

    Do these ads [in red] fall into that category?



    The ads do not declare a brand name when they appear in the threads [except for the brand of the 'prize' on offer]

    Perhaps this is not an issue at all but it looks a little off to me.
    Last edited by ZeroHour; 5th July 2011 at 02:29 AM.

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    Cheers for reporting, I will nerf them, they are NEVER supposed to appear. Did you happen to grab the url they point too?
    I am trying to get one to appear for me so I can find the company to ban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Cheers for reporting, I will nerf them, they are NEVER supposed to appear. Did you happen to grab the url they point too?
    I am trying to get one to appear for me so I can find the company to ban.
    Here is a URL from one of the links [not sure which one or even if they pointed to two different URLs]

    Broken URL: www . planet49 . co . uk /cgi-bin/wingame.pl?source_pk=2683&partner_pk=262&wingame_p k=47

    [Non clickable]

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    I *should* be removed now I think, let me know if it reappears.

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    Just getting the same here now..

    www . planet49 . co . uk/cgi-bin/wingame.pl?source_pk=2677&partner_pk=262&wingame_p k=47

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    I just got a "999,999th visitor to this site" ad as well, but my brain is still too slow and I left the page before I grabbed the URL if I get it again, I'll edit it in here

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    Speaking to our provider again. Sorry about them, the odd one does slip through now and then.

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    Here we go - just spotted this morning

    badEduAd.png

    Source URL according to Firefox: http://content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net/atoms/8d/f7/5a/95/8df75a95c6465968dedaec4425d739ad.swf?clickTag=http %3A%2F%2Fad%2Eyieldmanager%2Ecom%2Fclk%3F3%2CeAGdU dtSJCkQ%2EZnVJ9uGunXXGsZEazi7OuqGG8a4%2DmJkAUVRBXW hKCj4%2DsHL7OV1eYBzyAOZeRKnZ6RKWFmgEliKdlDRM5xilO5 pyYCdoLOzszRBBd5hlBQn8wMmh8ON%2DP3hsknG7vC%2Dvn2%2 EueEf8GO%2E%2EiTocOCHr5d%2E%2DW93nze9uPP%2EVv5%2Ef PFwe%2EEzTzw%2E86MxuT%2DEq4u%2E%2E%2E3tT3XfPodndY1 un66ye3Vn7h6%2EyrtL3Lw8Nu3t03X6%2EHS1%2EvH4op6fvsu Xf%2Eo4P2mMGX%2EdbkexMnmqwDQG%2DCkZ1JZIQbqtUPyLMq8 g6DlOyiQalBY52hdZnhf5cYy8BfA%2D2b8ToG8Uof1u%2ExZbl kgzSiCry2KTlDXbsLqkGwZFEREtUJ2VGcDuWDMqNCPm%2EJefB VWCUqb%2EU5GoNSi27Qcjav%2DFraQ5B7oexxw5uDKfklYGZhd TcS0XZzs6a5ZTj3SnUL4ufa0sHhuD9czUtBKqg5UMSZQ3ixqDr VsTY4EyPFUcwxLq2alxBrSuVjUDSImcpAAonyaFB81n5yytld% 2Dvqu18H5hTwWNFedLTBfftYpVhmWo5jnW5vvW5mvdIBi3c0g6 VLFNWq3zgJPFpWAGXrifYw6IFNNyvKNg%2D9IzWwVah6QlXdlv Pm6Ya%2DwrM0FneumDYq%2DimzAp%2DPGpB2LlpbGsnqErJukR O4Fva5qKgXeXnQTqs7KzddExJd%2E45eqDvoz7lp3RYKsk%2DW M%2EMFojsjtJ6hqOUyqOkABFBhVEVrFPWmGau8gkXU6W62Avtg 21fWWWHTuumzfJsMIzDBJpXAiADS2DdNKziZIcnRxFMBDRt%2E YwddcL0YUIqENdTlvdU%2DMH4vO%2DgyoYp7GDwMJUpTckSnMY hsRJ8voR1LmAagqJVNHpxa1IHD6xNeMzcaEToYGV8RX0uQxP9d FZLlUtKSiGDcorkDhriYRyoA8E8SOe8GyZQVQGDgteFAgdYBfD Gat23yqCycTBFO%2EpFRT9wRLPgEQEXbjKOD4tS41QiZkmnRIj zGtCAm7XjURrdZb2JagKbcak2uyxLdyjDZZYkZVFmbzbTRcuo% 2DAGCRKGG%2C

    I'll leave the tab open so if you want me to be brave and click it, let me know...!

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    Both reported, I have asked for possible reasons these have appeared now too.

    Cheers

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    This one appeared this morning again
    Win an iPad

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    And here, banner ad to win an iPad2, URL from Firefox Page info: http://servedby.adxpose.com/adxpose/external.swf?uid=BYyx6iCA2bY7L8t9&curl=http%3A%2F% 2Fservedby.adxpose.com%2Fpartners%2Fassociatednort hcliffedigital%2Fredfront728x90.gif&ourl=http%3A%2 F%2Fwww.planet49.co.uk%2Fcgi-bin%2Fwingame.pl%3Fsource_pk%3D2677%26partner_pk%3 D262%26wingame_pk%3D47&width=728&height=90&clickTa g=http://pixel.mathtag.com/click/img%3Fmt_aid%3D136579599014917646%26mt_id%3D121413 %26mt_adid%3D101114%26mt_uuid%3D4dca4f96-29fe-ef9d-ea66-efd60f494aa7%26redirect%3D&iframed=1&iad=131010996 6958-5451463303203574&eventURL=http://event.adxpose.com/event.flow&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.edugeek.net%2 Fa%2Fhoriz.php%3Ffid%3D67&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fbid der.mathtag.com%2Fiframe%2Fnotify%3Fexch%3Dadx%26i d%3D5aW95q2jLzEvUTBGRlUwVkdSRE5DY0RKM05XUnFMV1pHT1 RSemQxcDRZVlE0L05HUmpZVFJtT1RZdE1qbG1aUzFsWmpsa0xX VmhOall0Wldaa05qQm1ORGswWVdFMy8xMzY1Nzk1OTkwMTQ5MT c2NDYvMTIxNDEzLzEwNjg1Ny80L2dxS2U1Y0dUZktxaVVkSlBx bGpFTWo3YVRHNzRJZEN2dUwwMkZ2dGp6QmMv%2FE3kaHycPcDI 1EBDTduuV_7gM3pk%26price%3DThaxDgADw64K2lgTqSpabv1 7d2Rlo8NZ5wnSdw%26dck%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fadclick.g.dou bleclick.net%2Faclk%253Fsa%253Dl%2526ai%253DBUiS9D rEWTq6HD5Ow6QbutKnJCtzvj_EBpNarrhiErMGhDwAQARgBIAA 4AVCAx-HEBGC71qWD0AqCARdjYS1wdWItNzQ0MzcwNDE5NDIyOTY5NKAB 4OqZ7AOyAQ93d3cuZWR1Z2Vlay5uZXS6AQk3Mjh4OTBfYXPIAQ naASlodHRwOi8vd3d3LmVkdWdlZWsubmV0L2EvaG9yaXoucGhw P2ZpZD02N5gCrALAAgTIAtbBjA6oAwHoA7cE6AOHCugDY-gDpgn1AwYBAMSABpf864CFmOTouwE%2526num%253D1%2526si g%253DAGiWqtxaEH8MlNybx9mfyobSFdUQBvvJVg%2526clien t%253Dca-pub-7443704194229694%2526adurl%253D

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    Yeah, I'm seeing the ipad2 one now.

    Win an iPad

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    I have pulled the ad provider who I think is at fault, if you see them again from 10 mins onwards let me know.

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