There isn't a single user on this site (unless they're a Supporter or are using an adblocker) that hasn't gotten hit with an inappropriate or site-breaking advertisement (or even one that's just an over the top, distraction) at one time or another... ...and there isn't a single admin on this site, that isn't already aware of the problem! So, what I'd like to do is start one thread and have ALL advertisement issues reported here. This will help us:
- Keep all of the advertisement issues contained within one thread, rather than scattered across dozens of other theads where they will likely never be looked at or even thought about.
- Gather up enough evidence of how bad the problem is for some users, so that ioi has one place to see what's going on.
- Determine whether this is something we can perhaps adjust ourselves, or whether the ad-provider has to be the one to fix.
I do want to be perfectly clear here and hopefully keep everybody grounded in reality - there is no promise that any of this will be fixed (short or long term) or that if you simply yell and scream at us, change will come. As I said in the opening, we are all very aware of the problems that come up from time to time - but we're also limited to how much we can do about it. Only ioi will make the final call on any ad changes - so the goal here is to try and document some of the worst offenders, fix what we can, and have ioi see for himself what's going on.
PLEASE - always try to include a screenshot, the OS, and the browser you are using whenever you come across a situation that you are looking to report! Screenshots are the absolute BEST way to help us see exactly what's going on, why it's a problem, and figure out whether it's something we can adjust. If the issue happens to be on a mobile device and you're not sure how to do a screenshot (and you've at least attempted to Google for directions), feel free to post the device and browser you are using and somebody will likely be able to help you figure out how to do a screencapture on that device.