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  • Michael
    started a topic Advertisements On Phoronix

    Advertisements On Phoronix

    At Phoronix, we work very hard to provide you with quality content and the very latest Linux Hardware news and reviews.

    I would like to bring to your attention that advertisements comprise 100% of our revenue. We do not currently ask for donations or sponsorships or require subscriptions to see the latest content. Our revenue is suffering every day because of adblock users. We are proud that the majority of our user base supports and uses Firefox and other open-source web browsers. Unfortunately, along with Firefox's many capabilities it also gives users an easy way to block advertisements and banners. Since our user base is more tech savvy (we are proud of this I might add) than our Windows equivalent sites they do not feel the effects of ad blocking as profoundly as we do -- we are taking a tremendous loss that does hamper our growth.

    While we understand advertisements can be annoying at times, we only serve minimal and needed advertisements. Really it comes down to one along the top of the site and forum, and one at the left. There are a few Google advertisements and shopping advertisements also present on article pages. We do not (and never will) serve pop-ups, pop-unders, advertisements that talk to you and give you heart attacks, or annoying shoot the monkey ads that bounce across your screen. Our content is and always will be the our top priority, and we will never let our advertisements become intrusive.

    What I am asking of you is simple. If you like what you read at Phoronix, support us by taking a minute disabling AdBlock or white-listing our site.

    Sincerely,
    Michael Larabel

  • Michael
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    Originally posted by programmerjake View Post
    I'm not sure which ad it is, but something keeps automatically redirecting the web page to

    I'm using Google Chrome on Android if that helps any.
    I've seen this as well and have been working on getting it tracked down.

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  • programmerjake
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    I'm not sure which ad it is, but something keeps automatically redirecting the web page to https://www.facebook.com-appple.com/...21359534657578 or similar.

    I'm using Google Chrome on Android if that helps any.

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  • chithanh
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    hope to have it solved soon.
    So what is the status on this? I now get an autoplay video ad which is more than 1/3 height of the page, covers content and follows around when scrolling.

    Sometimes I wonder how anybody who is less tolerant of such annoying ads can still visit Phoronix without an ad blocker.

    Last edited by chithanh; 03-27-2018, 04:10 AM.

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by dammarin View Post
    Ah, yes, this ad. I'd been browsing Phoronix with the adblocker turned off, but after seeing this movie window that follows everywhere as I scroll it's back on again. Sorry, I want to support Phoronix, but this is too much.
    Currently working on tracking it down to see how it shows up but so far haven't figured out which ad unit it's getting injected from, hope to have it solved soon.

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  • dammarin
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    Ah, yes, this ad. I'd been browsing Phoronix with the adblocker turned off, but after seeing this movie window that follows everywhere as I scroll it's back on again. Sorry, I want to support Phoronix, but this is too much.

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  • chithanh
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    (This is a continuation from the FOSDEM 2018 thread)
    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    Unfortunately without the ad it's next to impossible to track down since I don't know what ad network it comes from and let alone the domain to ultimately block. In this case it's Tribal Fusion which is the ad network but unfortunately that ad URL seems to be a generic one not indicating the underlying ad.

    Will try blocking skiamade.com with Tribal to see if that fixes it.
    The particular ad no longer displays, however it was replaced by an equally obnoxious ad at the same position.



    This is the code which was apparently inserted to display the ad:
    Code:
    <div id="gridDiv_20ca1c66-ad75-2520-dc78-c0601e220ad5" style="position: absolute; z-index: 10; width: 1640px; height: 842px; clip: rect(296px, 970px, 546px, 670px); left: -670px; top: -296px;"><div id="wrapperDiv_20ca1c66-ad75-2520-dc78-c0601e220ad5" style="position: absolute; z-index: 10; width: 300px; height: 250px; top: 296px; left: 670px; opacity: 0;"></div><iframe marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" hspace="0" vspace="0" id="appsnack_teaser_iframe_20ca1c66-ad75-2520-dc78-c0601e220ad5" src="https://cdnx.tribalfusion.com/media/7659526/creative1.html?namejs=https://cdnx.tribalfusion.com/media/common/richmedia/html5/3.7.4-0/js/creative.js&amp;namecss=https://cdnx.tribalfusion.com/media/common/richmedia/html5/3.7.4-0/css/creative.css&amp;rnd=20ca1c66-ad75-2520-dc78-c0601e220ad5" allowfullscreen="true" style="background-color: white; width: 970px; height: 546px; left: 670px; top: 296px; position: absolute;" width="100%" height="100%" frameborder="0"></iframe></div><div id="tfac_300250214484099" style="position: relative; z-index: 1005000; width: 300px;"><script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdnx.tribalfusion.com/media/common/adChoice/tf_adChoice11.js"></script><div style="text-align: left; height: 15px; left: 281px; overflow: hidden; position: absolute; top: 0px; width: 19px; z-index: 1005000;"><img style="margin:0;position:absolute;left:0px; display:block;" src="https://cdnx.tribalfusion.com/media/common//adChoice/icon/ad_choices_i_UR.png" onmouseover="tf_e9AdChoice.expand(this,300,281);" border="0" width="19px" height="15px"><a href="https://s.tribalfusion.com/j.u?rnd=214484099&amp;redirect=http://exponential.com/ad-choices-fromad/" target="_blank"><img style="margin:0;position:absolute;display:none;" src="https://cdnx.tribalfusion.com/media/common//adChoice/icon/ad_choices_UR.png" onmouseout="tf_e9AdChoice.collapsed(this,300,281);" border="0" width="77px" height="15px"></a></div></div>

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

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  • chithanh
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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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  • Michael
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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.

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