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Discussion in 'Site Feedback & Support' started by Kennett Ylitalo, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Just a quick note, i have adblocker but it's been disabled on RD for years.. But the pop-up don't know that, it just sees it is installed :) Maybe change the pop-up conditions so that it comes up when ads are blocked, not when adblocker plugin has been detected.
     
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  2. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

    Or go premium lol
     
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  3. Note, i'm not alone on this. Most of us that use adblocker is for obvious reason (Security, performance, personal choice) and we have disabled it on RD because we want to support this site. It's not that big of a deal for us, we can always press ctrl+shift+R to get rid of the pop-up. But that's not the right solution. I have seen these methods working on other sites where the blocking is detected, not that you MAY be able to block.. Basically, what RD wants us to do is to enable ads on every site in the world, which is not the right message. Small but quite important detail.. And this will cause us to visit RD much less often, maybe just once a day, it's not conscious or act of rebellion, just human nature to avoid doing two things instead of one. :)
     
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  4. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    RD doesn't want you to enable it on every site in the world. We kindly ask to white-list this site only. What you do on other websites is of course your own choice and not our business. Takes one single click and it already helps us.

    I have a test browser with ABP installed and when I whitelist the site the notice doesn't show. What are you using?

    The current blockrate is around 52% and we already decided last year when we needed the help of our premium members to pay the serverbills that 50% is the critical rate. Above that rate we are either going to close the site or make it premium only and continue with a smaller group of racers. This notice and request is a last compromise so we can stay and operate independent.

    We have two regular Google ads running that aren't intrusive or malware.

    We'll have a look at the settings but I don't think we can change much on it.

    Edit: @Kennett Ylitalo do you have cookies disabled in your browser maybe? If so, enable them and the message will be gone for sure.
     
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  5. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

    Disliked for encouraging premium membership, how remiss of me. I really should start giving less of a **** about a site that provides me with support, free content, fun and friendliness plus great racing
     
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  6. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

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  7. Frank

    Frank
    Administrator Staff Premium Member

    If you whitelist RD it won't give you the pop-up, simple as that. I tried it with 3 different ad-blockers on 2 different PC's, none shows the message when I whitelist RD.
     
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  8. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Then it must be a disabled cookie otherwise I can't find a logical explanation.
     
  9. Yes, i have Ghostery blocking tracking cookies. I'll be sure to spread the message for others who have this that it is the tracking that causes it..

    Unfortunately i wear a tinfoil hat and thus, will not accept any kind of tracking to take place :) That data is not transparent, it is very intrusive, brakes laws in many countries, doesn't want you to know it exists, in short: tracking is very dubious business practice and i don't agree with it AT ALL.. So far, i have managed to keep the amount of data collected very very low (even having a public google+/fb/twitter etc profiles, the last analyze showed that they know my i'm 38-45 year old, male from Finland, no interests, no hobbies (come on, just google my name and you find everything you need to know is released by me in full knowledge that it is public, let them use actual human effort if they really want to target me personally, not thru data accumulations and cross references, which is pretty big business...).. It is pretty rare for a person with this level of online presence to be so "private" and i really really like to keep it like that..

    RD is still the only site on adblocker whitelist :) I totally agree that we non-premium members should allow ads, they are non-intrusive (much appreciated, thumbs up). Having to negoatiate the pop-up is a nuisance but if it help keeping RD alive, worth it. But Ghostery stays, i guess one could say that pop-up is a personal choice then.

    BTW, the tracker in question is AddThis, labeled as Social Widget in Ghostery block list.
     
  10. Just to show why i have Ghostery and will not disable it, no matter what.. Alayzing plugin used is Lightbeam, it tracks the trackers, show everyone who if following me and how they connect with each other.

    So, the procedure was: i disabled Ghostery. I clicked our website at Enjin and then clicked one link that took me to pcgamer. The little "e" is the origin, the large white circle is pcgamer.

    [​IMG]

    Each triangle is invisible third party sites that are now monitoring me. I'll remove all cookies and show what it looks like with tracking disabled. And tell me then if my tinfoilhat is unnecessary :) I didn't cherry pick, i just picked those links without knowing results.

    Too bad that one time i disabled it, i couldn't get the same clean, unconnected results from the initialize, it had only one triangle connecting them and both had only two third party connections (FB and twitter, actually..should've just screencapped it..) but as you can see, it is much better already. Same links, same pages. Note, you can see that red R.. That's RD. Nice and safe (with Ghostery, without Ghostery it wasn't bad and NONE of this is RDs fault. It is just the nature of ads and tracking.) The last site is just duck duck go, which doesn't track anyway.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2014
  11. I have the exact same problem. Whitelisted racedepartment.com in addblock but still get that pop-up every time i visit. And there is no way i am going to disable Ghostery. It seems i will just have to deal with it or leave.
     
  12. I've had RD whitelisted since the first time I saw the popup a few weeks ago. Unfortunately one of the ads I just saw was a full screen add of a hot woman in a bathing suit. And when I tried to close the ad it gave me one of those dialog boxes that says "This site wants you to confirm that you want to leave this site Yes/No". At which point I Alt-F4ed my browser session and re-enabled Adblock for this site.

    Sorry... but I don't want fullscreen ads that require me to click mystery dialog boxes on any website I go to. If you can't cull out the really obtrusive ads (especially ones with confirmation boxes?!), I'm going to stick with using my usual ad blocking of your website.

    Edit: Oh, and just so I'm not just some random bitching about ads on websites, I just paid for premium. Cheers.
     
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  13. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    I had two times a situation that malwarebytes found a offending ad at this site.
    After that i started to use a adblocker.
    I let malwarebytes make a log of events that happen at this site.
     
  14. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Erwin please stop spreading this kind of crap. We run default google adsense and nothing else.

    Most people that see weird kind of ads on normal websites like RD should have a solid look into the mirror and their own PC first as that indicates malware that you already have on your pc from browsing dubious websites.

    @Russell Sobie We don't do full screen ads of nude women, come on ;) Time for you to run Spybot Search and Destroy, or another program to clean up your browser as none of what you posted comes from us.
     
  15. JeffL

    JeffL
    Right on Brother, I hear ya, it's all good. Premium Member

    Six months,pretty much come here everyday. Run absolutely no antivirus and have not had one ad pop up on this site, not one.
     
  16. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    till now malwarebytes did not find anything the last month. so i can say that this site is safe and something else had caused the malware alert.
    btw: Two times in 1,5 year is not that bad.
     
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  17. Never ever have i witnessed anything fishy on RD.
     
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  18. I keep getting that adblock message when I go here, I've turned adblock off for RD and everything, make it stop :cry:
     
  19. Frank

    Frank
    Administrator Staff Premium Member

    You get malicious ads if you go to wrong websites that leave cookies, they didn't get from RD, I can garantee you.
     
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  20. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    As I told a much younger simracer some years ago when he was complaining that his PC showed a lot of porn-ish ads, and that made it hard to show webpages to his parents...
    Google ads (and a lot of other ads), are giving you unique ads, based on your search history, viewing of pages and so on. If you are getting a lot of "hot chicks, enlarge your penis, come do bad things with a carrot, banana and the old neighbor lady", then you might want to search your computer for malware/spybots, and remember to use things like incognito mode/private mode/safe browsing when watching hinky stuff.

    There is a reason why I mostly get LootCrate, PC-hardware and travelling ads these days! :)