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We’ll work on that. The issue was that Google was starting to find issues with the site that we needed to remedy. We just used a list of commonly used slurs and explicit words. There should be a space in the searched for string in that case. We’ll fix that @admin
Is there software that can block images of ugly clothes?
 

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The issue was that Google was starting to find issues with the site that we needed to remedy.
Google is pretty dumb. As dumb as they come even. I have had enough of Google's antics even on my inconsequential blogger blog.
Far better policy is to overburden goog with complaints and requests to double-check issues than to actually remedy them.
 

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Hmm… could you please hit me up with a screen shot and then as much information as possible, including your IP, device, browser, etc… so that we can pass this on and try to get it fixed? Thanks.
I’m running an ad blocker but the ad space is still there. Page will initially load with no ad space after first thread. But do anything in the page and it’ll rerender with the ad space. iPhone 13, ios15.1.1, Safari. Happens with att wireless or Wi-Fi.

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The same kind of twitchyness occurs without ad blocker. Here’s Firefox no ad blocker. Page renders then the ads load and shifts contents.

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The same kind of twitchyness occurs without ad blocker. Here’s Firefox no ad blocker. Page renders then the ads load and shifts contents.

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Yes, it happens without an ad blocker. The "watched threads" page loads, showing the threads, and initially, no ad displayed. But if I click on anything other than the top thread, the click goes to a different link that's under the click-point after the ad finishes loading. If I click on the second thread, the click goes to the ad that hasn't loaded yet, which makes me suspect that it's intentional on the part of the software requirements. Hijack the click, crediting the advertiser with a click that the user (me) did not intend to be clicked.
 

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lol. No, trust me, that is not it. That's not it because our designer figured all of that out (how to get the ad spaces correctly displaying), and he has no contact with our ad providers, and has no reason to do that in any case, as third party contractor. He gets nothing from it except for us asking him to figure this out. As for the ad provider, they have filters on ad networks whose ads render too slowly, as that negatively influences site performance statistics.

And if it is so, you have to wonder why anyone would put it on a page that is only seen by our members - aka visitors who visit lots of pages, and makes it more difficult for them to visit said pages.

Conspiracy theories in general attribute way much to malicious agency, and not nearly enough to completely motivationless human error/poor 2 second decision.
Well, I wasn't implying any "conspiracy".

I didn't know that it was designed by a contractor hired by SF. I speculated that it was an "off the shelf" system from a commercial provider of such software. I have personally known of such a case, where the software funneled unintended clicks to advertisers, by design. We dumped that software, for this very reason. I am happy to learn that it's a bug, rather than a feature.
 

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Yeah, I'd add that my complaint had nothing to do with ad blocker. Pages jumping around on Android Chrome (Pixel 3) as the ads load.

I guess it doesn't really matter as long as they pay their bills, but I've been getting horrible ad targeting lately. Either stuff I would never in a million years intentionally click on (but maybe an accidental click when the paged jumped) or products that I have recently purchased (I get why the advertisers might think I am interested, but I'm certainly not buying the same pair of boots twice).
 

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