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  1. Shout out to @Subdude the quickest moderator on HAIF. Want to help him? Now seeking general moderators. Contact Us
  2. @bobruss @BigFootsSocks and others.. thanks for keeping us honest. On the adware problems, we are lucky, for every reported issue thousands were automatically blocked. It sucks we have to pay for the privileges of keeping the spam to a minimum but its worth, in the end, I'm amazed how bad it has gotten. I will be opening up the dialog and getting feedback more often, especially as it pertains to changes and future direction of the site.
  3. It was mid last year. An ultimate goal is to give more power to the users on future changes. That has taken longer because it is difficult to understand the backend software, the actual contributors, and the moderators. There have been no major changes, no hidden agendas. Only wish we had more time but the money is tight the ad revenue is very small and only keeps the site up and running. This is your community. If anyone knows people knowledgeable on Community Software by Invision Power Services, Inc. it could really help speed up some needed changes. Appreciate y
  4. Can you please send me some examples of the redirects so that we can track them down? Appreciate it. A screenshot is perfect and if you can capture the IP address, exact URL and date/timestamp it will be very helpful. Just send to the Contact Us at the bottom of any page.
  5. @Blue Dogs"Lifelong fan of KTRK Ch. 13 old newscast videos from 1973-1986"


    A Challenge: Share some more video content with the group.  If you need any forum changes, sections, high level topics, etc. email us ok the Contact Us also found at the bottom of most pages.  


    Appreciate you.  



    1. Blue Dogs

      Blue Dogs

      I'll post some new videos in a few minutes.

  6. Thank goodness the site isn't unstable on mobile. I could not recreate that one. I have noted distaste those two users. They are both sanctioned but very limited in scope. Good news, the number of articles from the Katy News site is too high, with too many unrelated. Expect it to be removed until they get their RSS feed in check and that probably won't happen because I already asked several times. That's most of the ones I've heard complaints on so I think it will help in your situation. We were looking for growth for that area in our user base and it did help
  7. Sorry I missed this one. Nothing is wrong, no major changes. Anyone else having issues?
  8. looks like the man with all the answers was on vacation. thanks again for your help. Hi Zachary, Thank you for your follow-up with Sovrn! I apologize for the delay in responding to your emails, the team member you had been reaching out to has been out of office for the holidays. We did locate and remove a number of the campaigns that were causing the pop-up ads to occur. Additionally, beginning on Monday, January 9th, we will be rolling out a partnership with ClarityAd which will work to automatically block bad ads in real time across Sovrn's network of publishers. This s
  9. please let me know what is going on, you created many users from this same ip address.. 

  10. Thanks ALL for helping keep the site error free. Here is all the info to gather in case you see a similar situation. This will really help in a quick resolution. • A screenshot of bad ad/redirect • The exact URL you were visiting when you received the redirect (copy from browser the whole URL) • The IP address of your phone or computer (visit whatsmyIP.org at the time of the redirect) NO LETTERS • The date and time (include time zone) of when the redirect occurred • Device type • Browser (safari, firefox, etc) • Geo of complaints (North America, India, etc)
  11. thanks, here was the response: (I've challenged the response, including your additional info above, and am going to open a ticket with Google AdSense also but that surprises me...) Hi Zachary, Thanks for the email, and please accept my apologies for the slow response. Our offices have been closed for a few days around the holidays. We haven't gotten reports on our internal scans for these types of mobile redirects, but have seen a couple instances stemming from AdSense this week. Just to be safe I've added the redirect URL to your account's blocklist. Should any cre
  12. open to post a new thread or just open up any to read?
  13. Thanks. I appreciate it. I thought that one was gone. It is the same one. I've seen it also. I am sending it over to our ad vendor now.
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