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TOPIC | Advertising Report Thread 2.0
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[center][size=4][b]Have you encountered a bad ad?[/b][/size][/center] [i]Flight Rising[/i] uses a series of ad networks to serve advertising to the website and help support the site. Our partner, [i]Hiveworks[/i], manages these networks and keeps things running smoothly. However, sometimes a bad ad or series of ads will slip into a network that we use. When that happens, reports from our players can help us track down the source of the ad so that we can report it to appropriate network and have it removed. [indent][b]Ads that do the following are not ads that we want on-site:[/b] [LIST] [*]Contain inappropriate content [*]Autoplay video or sound. [*]Occur anywhere but the ad units to the left and bottom of the site. [*]Expand out of the Skyscraper area to the left or bottom banner without a player choosing to hover over the ad to trigger this action. [*]Redirect our players to another site without them clicking on the advertisement. [/LIST][/indent] ---------------------- [center][b][size=4]If you encounter an ad that does any of these things, please report it here. [/size][/b][/center] [indent]The best way to make a report is to: [LIST] [*]Tell us your browser. (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, ect) [*]Tell us your operating system (Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, ect) [*]DO NOT CLICK THE AD [*]Provide a screenshot (if possible) of the ad's source by right-click inspecting it. You can use an image hosting service such as Imgur to share the image with us. [/LIST][/indent] [center][img]https://i.imgur.com/XFK5Hk4.png[/img][/center] To report an ad for breaking our rules, right click the ad in your browser and choose the "inspect" option, if available. [b]This will tell us more about where the ad came from[/b], which is [i]not[/i] always the same as the image url or where clicking on it will take you. This information gives us the best shot of removing the ad from our rotation. [center][url=https://i.imgur.com/ZuR25Ve.png][img]https://i.imgur.com/ZuR25Ve.png[/img][/url] [i]Click to Enlarge[/i][/center] Screenshot everything inside the ad tags. There should be text that says "Screenshot from here down when reporting bad ads" at the top and "End Screenshot for reporting bad ads" at the bottom. If you can't fit it all in one screenshot, note that items towards the top of that segment will generally be more useful. This will show us the cascading chain of where the ad originated from in our ad networks that we use! [b]With this information, we can report the ad to the network containing it and hopefully get it removed![/b] ---------------------- [i]Please note that sometimes ads that you encounter are beyond our control to do anything about. This can be because an ad is a targeted ad and will show you things based on your browsing history. It can also be because you have malware installed on your system. In both of these cases, the ads would be unique to your machine and browsing experience.[/i]
Have you encountered a bad ad?

Flight Rising uses a series of ad networks to serve advertising to the website and help support the site. Our partner, Hiveworks, manages these networks and keeps things running smoothly.

However, sometimes a bad ad or series of ads will slip into a network that we use. When that happens, reports from our players can help us track down the source of the ad so that we can report it to appropriate network and have it removed.

Ads that do the following are not ads that we want on-site:
  • Contain inappropriate content
  • Autoplay video or sound.
  • Occur anywhere but the ad units to the left and bottom of the site.
  • Expand out of the Skyscraper area to the left or bottom banner without a player choosing to hover over the ad to trigger this action.
  • Redirect our players to another site without them clicking on the advertisement.



If you encounter an ad that does any of these things, please report it here.

The best way to make a report is to:
  • Tell us your browser. (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, ect)
  • Tell us your operating system (Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, ect)
  • DO NOT CLICK THE AD
  • Provide a screenshot (if possible) of the ad's source by right-click inspecting it. You can use an image hosting service such as Imgur to share the image with us.

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To report an ad for breaking our rules, right click the ad in your browser and choose the "inspect" option, if available. This will tell us more about where the ad came from, which is not always the same as the image url or where clicking on it will take you. This information gives us the best shot of removing the ad from our rotation.

ZuR25Ve.png
Click to Enlarge
Screenshot everything inside the ad tags. There should be text that says "Screenshot from here down when reporting bad ads" at the top and "End Screenshot for reporting bad ads" at the bottom. If you can't fit it all in one screenshot, note that items towards the top of that segment will generally be more useful.

This will show us the cascading chain of where the ad originated from in our ad networks that we use! With this information, we can report the ad to the network containing it and hopefully get it removed!




Please note that sometimes ads that you encounter are beyond our control to do anything about. This can be because an ad is a targeted ad and will show you things based on your browsing history. It can also be because you have malware installed on your system. In both of these cases, the ads would be unique to your machine and browsing experience.


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Is there even an inspect element option for mobile or do we have to hope a non-mobile user gets the same thing?
Is there even an inspect element option for mobile or do we have to hope a non-mobile user gets the same thing?
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[quote name="KitalphaHart" date="2019-10-02 19:34:12" ] Is there even an inspect element option for mobile or do we have to hope a non-mobile user gets the same thing? [/quote] There are some ways on android to do it, but on iphone/safari it's a bit more complex. If you can't view the source to give us the ad tags inside, a report with the ad, your browser, operating system, and a screenshot of the ad can still be somewhat useful. It's just not a direct arrow pointing to "problem is here" that inspect element is for us.
KitalphaHart wrote on 2019-10-02 19:34:12:
Is there even an inspect element option for mobile or do we have to hope a non-mobile user gets the same thing?

There are some ways on android to do it, but on iphone/safari it's a bit more complex. If you can't view the source to give us the ad tags inside, a report with the ad, your browser, operating system, and a screenshot of the ad can still be somewhat useful. It's just not a direct arrow pointing to "problem is here" that inspect element is for us.


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Nice for future reference.

Though the first place I thought to report a bad ad was on the Bug Report forums, not the regular discussions. Maybe there should be a sticky there as well for anyone who makes the same mistake?
Nice for future reference.

Though the first place I thought to report a bad ad was on the Bug Report forums, not the regular discussions. Maybe there should be a sticky there as well for anyone who makes the same mistake?
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i keep getting ads when gathering items. When i click on gather it sends me to a website thats very sketchy. I wasnt able to get a screenshot because i closed the window right away. Im using chrome, windows.

Im aware that its not a virus on my computer, i've had my computer checked, and the ads only come from this website
i keep getting ads when gathering items. When i click on gather it sends me to a website thats very sketchy. I wasnt able to get a screenshot because i closed the window right away. Im using chrome, windows.

Im aware that its not a virus on my computer, i've had my computer checked, and the ads only come from this website
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I've had a couple of bad ads just now that have both avoided me being able to inspect the source. I am using Chrome and running Windows 10. The first was this "Ads by WGX" one that appeared in the upper-right corner of the window: [img]https://i.imgur.com/bZW2nJ4.png[/img] But alas, as soon as I tried to right-click on it, I was redirected to a different site, and the ad disappeared after that. I had another where the ad space at the bottom was blank and I saw a "pop-up blocked" message from Chrome. I went into the page source and found the ad section but before I could take a screenshot suddenly it switched to a completely different ad that didn't appear to be problematic. I will update this post if I manage to get the source code of either of these. [b]ETA:[/b] I got the "pop-up blocked" ad again and quickly went into the source code and got this: [url=https://i.imgur.com/pdm8a4U.png][img]https://i.imgur.com/pdm8a4U.png[/img][/url] However, I noticed there didn't seem to be any terribly useful information visible so I expanded the subsections as much as I could and managed to get this before the ad switched to something else: [url=https://i.imgur.com/Q4bR7QT.png][img]https://i.imgur.com/Q4bR7QT.png[/img][/url] Hopeful there's something you can use in there!
I've had a couple of bad ads just now that have both avoided me being able to inspect the source. I am using Chrome and running Windows 10.

The first was this "Ads by WGX" one that appeared in the upper-right corner of the window:

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But alas, as soon as I tried to right-click on it, I was redirected to a different site, and the ad disappeared after that.

I had another where the ad space at the bottom was blank and I saw a "pop-up blocked" message from Chrome. I went into the page source and found the ad section but before I could take a screenshot suddenly it switched to a completely different ad that didn't appear to be problematic.

I will update this post if I manage to get the source code of either of these.

ETA: I got the "pop-up blocked" ad again and quickly went into the source code and got this:

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However, I noticed there didn't seem to be any terribly useful information visible so I expanded the subsections as much as I could and managed to get this before the ad switched to something else:

Q4bR7QT.png

Hopeful there's something you can use in there!
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I've been having the same problem as Valla (user above me) same browser and operating system. that Mcafee add will come up in the top right corner... and even if i don't click anywhere near it, will start popping up other browser pages for adds.
I've been having the same problem as Valla (user above me) same browser and operating system. that Mcafee add will come up in the top right corner... and even if i don't click anywhere near it, will start popping up other browser pages for adds.
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I just had the same issue as Dusskfall and Valla, except mine happened in a certain circumstance with it. (same operating system and browser)
I was in my hoard's food section and when I clicked convert, it opened a new tab to a website warning me that I was hacked or something like that. I didn't look for long enough or sadly inspect because it also started blaring loud audio so I clicked out of it immediately.
Saw the McFee popup in the top right corner when I went back to my FR tab and out of curiosity tried converting again. Same results. Clicking on other buttons did not cause the same issue. Only when I refreshed did it of course stop.
Hope this helps!
I just had the same issue as Dusskfall and Valla, except mine happened in a certain circumstance with it. (same operating system and browser)
I was in my hoard's food section and when I clicked convert, it opened a new tab to a website warning me that I was hacked or something like that. I didn't look for long enough or sadly inspect because it also started blaring loud audio so I clicked out of it immediately.
Saw the McFee popup in the top right corner when I went back to my FR tab and out of curiosity tried converting again. Same results. Clicking on other buttons did not cause the same issue. Only when I refreshed did it of course stop.
Hope this helps!
I am also on Windows 10, but I use Firefox as my browser. This past week, I've been getting ad boxes popping up in the right corner while paging through the dragons in my lair and notice that Firefox is blocking more pop-ups. It doesn't happen on every page and not every day. [img]https://i.imgur.com/i0RR7nK.jpg[/img] Next time I see it I'll try to inspect the code and can add it here.
I am also on Windows 10, but I use Firefox as my browser. This past week, I've been getting ad boxes popping up in the right corner while paging through the dragons in my lair and notice that Firefox is blocking more pop-ups. It doesn't happen on every page and not every day.

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Next time I see it I'll try to inspect the code and can add it here.
Huh? I've never gotten pop-up ads or taken to a sketchy or inappropriate website, I only have ads at the bottom and to the left side but they both show Hiveworks so I'm sure that's perfectly fine. (Also probably there for others)
Huh? I've never gotten pop-up ads or taken to a sketchy or inappropriate website, I only have ads at the bottom and to the left side but they both show Hiveworks so I'm sure that's perfectly fine. (Also probably there for others)
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