This topic is locked from further discussion.

#1 Edited by Subjugation (4720 posts) -

I just hopped on the site today and noticed that there seems to be a new type of ad plastered pretty much anywhere and everywhere. They are those mouse-over ads that look like links, in fact pretty much exactly like links to games/concepts pages on the site would look. The only distinguishing feature seems to be that they are underlined.

At first I thought maybe I had somehow had some toolbar or other nonsense get installed on my computer without my knowledge but that doesn't seem to be the case. Then I remembered Dave talking about deploying a new build of the live site during that Sleeping Dogs DLC QL and it all started to click. So, I guess we have more ads on Giant Bomb now. I thought a perk of being a subscriber was that I didn't have to deal with this stuff though, so I'm disappointed that I'm seeing it anyway, unless it's a bug.

Anyone else notice these new ads? What are your thoughts?

Edit: Oh come on, even the word "online" under my avatar links to ads.

Edit edit: So apparently it might be on my end even though I haven't installed anything in ages. I'll look into it.

#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

That might be something on your end dude.

#3 Edited by ajamafalous (11992 posts) -

It's not showing up for me, but I have pretty much all scripts blocked in Firefox. I'll check Chrome in a sec. 
 
 
EDIT: Yeah, nothing in Chrome, either.

#4 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

It's not showing up for me, but I have pretty much all scripts blocked in Firefox. I'll check Chrome in a sec.

Turned off ad blocker on chrome. Nothin at all. Its gotta be on his end.

#5 Posted by psylah (2177 posts) -

Probably some adware found its way onto your pc?

#6 Posted by Kidavenger (3546 posts) -

Your internet is broken.

#7 Edited by Abendlaender (2803 posts) -

Nope, no ads here

If I turn off ad-block+ and log out I see a rather hilarious ad for bigger breasts without an operation though, but nothing unusal

Online
#8 Posted by StarFoxA (5157 posts) -

Logged out to see, there's nothing. Not even a banner ad

Online
#9 Posted by RecSpec (3816 posts) -

Nothing here as well, no ad blocking of any kind.

#10 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

@Abendlaender said:

Nope, no ads here

If I turn off ad-block+ and log out I see a rather hilarious ad for bigger breasts without an operation though, but nothing unusal

I love when you see dumb ads like that that don't have any business being on there

like when I saw a christian mingle ad at an internet forum that does not cater to christians

#11 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

I think we have agreed. You have to much porn on your computer.

#12 Posted by Kerned (1170 posts) -

Stay away from those shady pr0n sites.

#13 Posted by MikkaQ (10288 posts) -

You got some problems on your end, son.

#14 Posted by Subjugation (4720 posts) -

Alright, I'm firing up a Malwarebytes scan then. The flash scan and quick scan didn't pick up anything, but we'll see how the deep scan goes. It's crazy though, there wasn't anything like this last night when I closed my laptop, but here it is this morning. I definitely haven't installed anything or clicked on any ads or done any other generally internet incompetent mistake. Also, these ads are showing up through adblock. I guess it's a relief that this isn't a GB thing though.

#15 Posted by Lagaroth (171 posts) -

I'll be the first non-premium to say I see nothing like that... though I do see an ad for female mannequins... one of them, at least in the pictures, looks like a real naked lady. But it costs $290.

#16 Posted by Warfare (1634 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

I think we have agreed. You have to much porn on your computer.

No no no it's never enough.

#17 Posted by glyn (382 posts) -

It has come up for me before. It was a pop up, when I first logged into the site.

#18 Posted by ShockD (2401 posts) -

Never seen this and I hope I never will.

#19 Posted by Ghostiet (5269 posts) -

I also confirm that no such shit happens.

I'll use this platform to say this: Bridget Carey is hot.

#20 Posted by joey (984 posts) -

Check your chrome extensions. One time chrome was actin all sorts of fucked up and then I realized some shady-ass chrome extension was installed without my knowledge.

#21 Posted by Subjugation (4720 posts) -

@joey: I think you're right on the money. I was checking extensions and found two, both called "Zoomex" that I have absolutely no idea where they came from. I know I didn't install them because I've been happily using Hoverzoom for a long time. I think the name was a cover-up to sound like commonly downloaded extensions. Anyway, since I removed both of them I don't seem to be getting the sketchy in-text link advertisements.

Thanks for a helpful response and not a "lololol pron" joke.

#22 Posted by CornBREDX (5262 posts) -

That seems to be something on your computer. I don't get any ads like that.

#23 Posted by joey (984 posts) -

@Subjugation: Glad I could help!

#24 Posted by Deadbutt (15 posts) -

Why aren't you using adblock?

#25 Posted by jjnen (661 posts) -
@Deadbutt

Why aren't you using adblock?

@Deadbutt

Why aren't you using adblock?

Because he isn't an asshole?
#26 Posted by chrismafuchris (1088 posts) -

@DeathsWind said:

Maybe you should try a new browser I don't see anything in Lynx

I can't even imagine what this site would look like with Lynx

#27 Posted by Deadbutt (15 posts) -

@Rappelsiini said:

@Deadbutt

Why aren't you using adblock?

@Deadbutt

Why aren't you using adblock?

Because he isn't an asshole?

Asshole master race!

#28 Posted by Dagbiker (6976 posts) -

@Subjugation: I don't know what browser you are using but if you are using chrome go to chrome://plugins and see if anything is weird. also try chrome://extensions/

But whatever you do don't click here.