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Possible dodgy link on Forum Home Page for Guests?

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Solved Possible dodgy link on Forum Home Page for Guests?

Post by Repairman77 on April 18th 2011, 9:48 pm

Whilst trying to see what our forum Home Page looks like to a guest by using another browser (IE8) than the one I am normally logged in on I was curious to see small section that says 'you have 1 message'.

This link tries to send you to a site called Pr*****.co.uk which is blocked by WOT.
WOT says the site has a very poor rating and advises you not to enter because of phishing, scams, etc. from that site.

I appreciate that Forumotion has to use ads to fund it's existence but why a site that could be dodgy?

Would appreciate any info on the situation and hope that I am not opening a can of worms for the powers that be.


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Solved Re: Possible dodgy link on Forum Home Page for Guests?

Post by MrMario on April 18th 2011, 9:51 pm

That would be Google ad's. Not much can be done with Google Ad's.

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Solved Re: Possible dodgy link on Forum Home Page for Guests?

Post by Repairman77 on April 18th 2011, 9:56 pm

@MrMario wrote:That would be Google ad's. Not much can be done with Google Ad's.

Ah, that explains it then; obviously those ads rotate, some dodgy, some not.
I've often wondered why Google takes on advertising from some very dodgy clients; then I realised they'll take money from anyone. Sad

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I've blanked the dodgy site name on the opening post in case anyone tries it and comes to grief. Wink

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Solved Re: Possible dodgy link on Forum Home Page for Guests?

Post by kirk on April 18th 2011, 11:37 pm

@Repairman77 wrote:

Ah, that explains it then;

Since the topic appears to be solved i will now mark and lock the thread.

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