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  • While I'm not sure that this is the right place to ask or to point this out, I'll post this here, since this post thread remained open for comments while being stuck at the top of the "Site Discussion" forum.

    I have just signed up for a subscription to Phoronix, as I had found myself coming here many times over, what seems like, a very long time to get extremely valuable information to Linux users.
    However, I'm confused now to see the ads and their placeholders remain even after I had registered as a "subscribed" user.
    Is this intentional, expected, or otherwise known behaviour or did I misunderstand the purpose of and the benefits provided by a paid subscription to Phoronix?

    *NOTE:* I tried to attach screenshot of the page view with ads and placeholders, but it seems I don't have permissions to do so.

    Thank you.

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    • My previous message can be disregarded, as the ads were removed after some time; roughly 20-30 mins.
      Sorry for posting again right after another of my own messages, but I'm not able to edit or see my previous post.
      I'm assuming this is a safeguard against spam for new users.

      Thanks again, and keep up the good work, please!

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      • Hi and welcome to the forums. When logging into your premium account, also make sure you check the 'remember me' box to ensure the site remembers you as premium.
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • Thanks for the response, Michael.
          I had done that at the time, and that wasn't the problem. I suspect that the discrepancy stemmed from waiting for the payment to clear. That's just my assumption, no real insight; however, given it makes sense, given the short amount of time after which the phoronix sites started to display as intended for a subscriber (i.e. without ads).

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          • I normally whitelist this site, but recently your ads provider has started delivering potentially malicious payloads: https://i.imgur.com/qC0WS53.png

            I observed this behaviour on both mobile and desktop.

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            • Originally posted by Aeder View Post
              I normally whitelist this site, but recently your ads provider has started delivering potentially malicious payloads: https://i.imgur.com/qC0WS53.png

              I observed this behaviour on both mobile and desktop.
              Do you happen to know on what parrticular pages or from what ad? If you can provide anymore information can get it blacklisted. I can try the idpix.media6degrees blacklisting but unknown if that's the actual URL of the ad, probably not as would be too easy to track down the rogue ad that way.
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • All ads now blocked on android.

                phoronix install hbpix, a browser hijacker to pump up more ads and crap.

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                • Originally posted by RavFX View Post
                  All ads now blocked on android.

                  phoronix install hbpix, a browser hijacker to pump up more ads and crap.
                  We don't install anything, not even familiar with this hbpix you mention. If you have any URLs you can provide of how it's being loaded or whatever, can look to get it blocked from ad networks.
                  Michael Larabel
                  http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                  • Ugh. The ad situation has progressively gotten more annoying. There are now 5 visible ads in the forums:
                    • partially overlapping each other
                    • two of them are identical (center, bottom center)
                    • two of them are floating (top left corner, bottom center), and one floating ad (top left) cannot be dismissed
                    • three of them are animated (top left, center, bottom center)
                    • with only having this page open, Firefox uses around 20% of one CPU core for itself, and 100% of one CPU core for "Web Content"

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                    • Hi, can you delete this
                      https://www.phoronix.com/forums/foru...based-pi-board

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