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Automatic forwarding from ads?

Discussion in 'Site News, Bug Reports and Questions' started by Borke, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. Borke

    Borke Well-Known Member

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    Hi Coach,

    I've noticed this behaviour for a few weeks, when after navigating to BBT, I am immediately forwarded to a different site (spritted.com). This only happens occasionally, and no malware or anything was detected. I'm still not 100% sure if it's only BBT where this appears (human recollection etc.), but it's certainly most noticeable here.

    I have installed an ad blocker now, as recommended in forum discussions about this ad (again: spritted.com). Just wanted to let you know, because I generally don't mind seeing ads, but this was a little irritating.

    Borke
     
  2. Nikolai II

    Nikolai II Super Moderator Moderator

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    What computer, OS, browser etc. were you using? Just to complete the report.
     
  3. Borke

    Borke Well-Known Member

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    This has happened both at home and at work. It's Windows 7 both times, i7 PC at home (don't know the exact specs of the work PC). Two different browsers, though, Chrome at home and Firefox at work.
     
  4. Coach

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    Hmm thanks for letting me know, I'll look into it. Not had anyone else mention it yet.
     
  5. Nikolai II

    Nikolai II Super Moderator Moderator

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    How do you navigate to BBT? Do you google the name to get a link, follow a bookmark or write in the address manually?
     
  6. Borke

    Borke Well-Known Member

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    I write in the address bbtactics.com/forums/ manually.
     
  7. Borke

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    I should add, by the way, that the forwarding happens not just on the initial call of the web site, but also on subsequent loadings (i.e. when clicking on "Forums").
     
  8. Coach

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    /forums/ is the old forum address when I updated the forum to the new software it changed to /forum/ (note the s is gone) wonder if that's anything to do with it, there were redirect problems with the old software which was one of the reasons I changed software in the first place. There may be a few instances of the links somewhere on the site that have the old link, but it should be set up to redirect you to the new one automatically.
     
  9. Coach

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    I've also adjusted some of the ads that allowed to be visible on the website as I found some suggestions for some that may be causing it.
     
  10. Borke

    Borke Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reminder, Coach! I am aware of the change in address, it's just laziness (and auto complete) that keeps me using the old one ;). It would surprise me, though, if that were the cause, as the "forwarding add" also sometimes appeared in the middle of browsing the forum, when I clicked on the "Forums" main link, and therefore used the correct address with /forum/.
     
  11. Coach

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    Yeah I suspect it was those ads I've hopefully now blocked.