Sly Ripper

Site ad issues

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We use ads which shouldn't:

  • Block content
  • Autoplay sound
  • Popup
  • Redirect you

 

If you experience an abusive ad, reply with the following information:

  • Date, time & timezone
  • Your device/brand
  • Country/US state
  • Browser
  • What page you were browsing when it occurred
  • Ad description or screenshot
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Hi Sly,

 

I have been receiving ads for about the past week now that have been redirecting me. 

 

I just received one right now and I am GMT-6, located in Minnesota USA.  This happened on my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone in the Chrome browser.  I was just browsing my profile page when it happened.  Here is the link of the ad it brought me to: http://happy.goodluckspace.com/bonus/com-us-wal-amz-ipx-html-p/lp3.php?c=15z4615z18z0&k=4eb1fdabc72ca263da3835cc595adca0&country_code=US&country_name=United States&region=Virginia&city=Ashburn&isp=Cellco Partnership DBA Verizon Wireless&lang=en&ref_domain=&os=Android&osv=8.0&browser=Chrome&browserv=71&brand=unknown&model=unknown&marketing_name=SM-G960U&tablet=2&rheight=0&rwidth=0&e=4

 

 

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Over the past week I’ve gotten numerous Goodluckspace.com ads that take over my safari browser on iOS. I’ve closed all other tabs and psnp was the only one opened and it still happened. 

 

Just because you say the ads shouldn’t cause this doesn’t mean that they don’t. For now I’ve removed psnp from Adblock white list in order to deal with the malicious ads. 

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Just now, DDAM said:

Over the past week I’ve gotten numerous Goodluckspace.com ads that take over my safari browser on iOS. I’ve closed all other tabs and psnp was the only one opened and it still happened. 

 

Just because you say the ads shouldn’t cause this doesn’t mean that they don’t. For now I’ve removed psnp from Adblock white list in order to deal with the malicious ads. 

 

You need to read the first post and answer the questions.

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I get redirected frequently when I visit the site on mobile. This has happened both on my old phone (Samsung Galaxy J3) and my new one (Samsung Galaxy S8). It has been happening city for the past couple of weeks.

 

It just happened four times between 9:45 and 9:51 am EST. I'm using my Galaxy S8. First it happened when I went to the game page of Legends of War, then twice on my own profile page. I am in Michigan, USA. Using Chrome. Twice the url was happy.goodluckspace.com and the other two it was happy.luckypark.com. Here's a screenshot from one of them.Screenshot-20181231-095132-Chrome.jpg

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On 12/9/2018 at 8:07 AM, Sly Ripper said:

We use ads which shouldn't:

  • Block content
  • Autoplay sound
  • Popup
  • Redirect you

 

If you experience an abusive ad, reply with the following information:

  • Date, time & timezone
  • Your device/brand
  • Country/US state
  • Browser
  • What page you were browsing when it occurred
  • Ad description or screenshot

I have gotten these ads as well

I can't answer all the questions but I will be sure to follow up later

 

  • iPhone 8
  • New York
  • Safari
  • The PSN Profiles Home Page
  • It was the same happy good luck space one as above.

Ok here's my theory. I think the pop up ads are actually from not being on home wi-fi and on mobile data. I find mobile psnprofiles unusable when away from home, but when I am on home wi-fi with my phone, no pop ups appear and it is very usable.

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3 hours ago, OobiGod said:

Ok here's my theory. I think the pop up ads are actually from not being on home wi-fi and on mobile data. I find mobile psnprofiles unusable when away from home, but when I am on home wi-fi with my phone, no pop ups appear and it is very usable.

I don't know if I've ever had the ads come up using mobile data, but I've definitely had it come up when using both my home and work wi-fi.

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Another thing I've noticed: I tend to have the issue repeatedly for several minutes, then I don't run into it again for anywhere from several hours to several days. As a note, I usually check the site several times every day. By repeatedly for several minutes I mean that it will happen, I will close out the tab, bring up my profile page again (which is the default page I load when visiting the site) and it will happen again within seconds - sometimes on that page, sometimes on the next page I navigate to. It will happen several times in a row every time. It's never one and done.

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Posted (edited)

I'm using Google Chrome on WiFi with Android 8.0 and I'm getting redirected every time I come here for the first time over the last few days. After closing the redirect, it'll load fine. It's usually one of those fake gift card ones, but last night it was porn, showing 3 topless ladies saying click here to find local singles, so I can't exactly post a pic of that lol. I've seen that chosen one posted above too. Next time it happens I'll take a pic if I remember...

 

12/31/18 around 11pm EST was the last one. Tampa, Florida. It happened on the main page and the trophy list for Creed: Rise to Glory VR for sure. Idk about the other times though because I wasn't paying attention or expecting it. 

 

This just happened on 1/1/19 at 11:17 EST on the trophy page for Moss when trying to pull up the guide:

 

Screenshot_20190101-111726_zpsciv65nbe.p

Edited by jdizzle0420
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Not exactly one of the ad issues you outlined at the top here but...

 

I've had an ad for cheating PS4 games, one specifically being about RDR2 and another saying something about cheats for 300+ games or something.

 

I was browsing the profile of someone I knew while incognito just now and had them both back to back. Something called 'SaveWizard', ad has no design just text and looks sketchy AF.

 

EDIT: Image

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Edited by JohnCenaSong-
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On 1/1/2019 at 10:10 AM, jdizzle0420 said:

I'm using Google Chrome on WiFi with Android 8.0 and I'm getting redirected every time I come here for the first time over the last few days. After closing the redirect, it'll load fine. It's usually one of those fake gift card ones, but last night it was porn, showing 3 topless ladies saying click here to find local singles, so I can't exactly post a pic of that lol. I've seen that chosen one posted above too. Next time it happens I'll take a pic if I remember...

 

12/31/18 around 11pm EST was the last one. Tampa, Florida. It happened on the main page and the trophy list for Creed: Rise to Glory VR for sure. Idk about the other times though because I wasn't paying attention or expecting it. 

 

This just happened on 1/1/19 at 11:17 EST on the trophy page for Moss when trying to pull up the guide:

 

Screenshot_20190101-111726_zpsciv65nbe.p

 

It had been fine for awhile, just got two within a handful of page loads on my Android phone while viewing my profile.

 

The ad redirected to the same site as the quoted post both times.

 

Around 12:15 AM EST in Atlanta, Georgia viewed on Android with Chrome.

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Posted (edited)

I'm getting the same page as the above screenshots. I'm using chrome browser on an android device and it is on various pages. Also it doesn't matter if I am using wifi or mobile data. 

Edited by Kurokari89
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On 12/27/2018 at 2:51 PM, Sly Ripper said:

 

You need to read the first post and answer the questions.

Wow... You realize these kids are taking up THEIR time to help you with your website, right? 

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On 1/1/2019 at 9:10 AM, jdizzle0420 said:

 

Screenshot_20190101-111726_zpsciv65nbe.p

 

Yep @Sly Ripper I'm getting these again when visiting virtually any page on the site at any time while not logged in on Safari on iPhone

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I was getting similar redirects like the one Mango just quoted.

Unfortunately I didn't grab a screenshot and naturally it doesn't want to pop up again. :facepalm: 

 

It was 4/17/2019

US, MA

Google Chrome

LG device viewing the Home Page

Again, literally the same type of ad that Mango quoted, except I was a lucky LG user. xD 

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On 20/01/2019 at 10:25 AM, JohnCenaSong- said:

Not exactly one of the ad issues you outlined at the top here but...

 

I've had an ad for cheating PS4 games, one specifically being about RDR2 and another saying something about cheats for 300+ games or something.

 

I was browsing the profile of someone I knew while incognito just now and had them both back to back. Something called 'SaveWizard', ad has no design just text and looks sketchy AF.

 

EDIT: Image

20190119-232034.png

 

I’ve come across SaveWizard many times in the past on psprices.com as I’m browsing game discounts. If I recall correctly their FAQ page claims that the “save editor” doesn’t unlock trophies (yet) though I don’t trust this piece of information, let alone the product itself.

 

I thought about creating a topic about the site as a notice after I discovered it but then I decided not to. Now I’m starting to regret not doing so.

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These redirection ads should all have been removed now

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Lately I can’t browse the site without an ad block. Everytime i go to games section or even if I just update the home page I get redirected to ads pages (selected as lucky winner of new phones). This happens with Ipad, browser safari, location Italy, anytime of day.

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Posted (edited)

Date : 28 April

Time: about 9pm GMT

Device: Sony Xperia

Location: England

Browser: Chrome

Location: Games

Redirect:L Goodluck space

Again 29th at 7pm. Just accessing my profile. Happens on all pages quite often though except forums. 

 

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  • 29th April
  • iPhone 7
  • UK
  • Safari
  • Happening on all pages
  • Goodluckday. A fake advert for Aldi
 
 
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I'm also throwing my report in for the same thing as mention in the above few posts and I'm from the UK too. Browsing on Android through Chrome, happens any time on any page but haven't had it happen while in the forum pages (yet?).

 

It's possible to replicate with what appears to be 100% success by switching to a new tab and switching back, it redirects every time from my experimentation.

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1st May

iPhone XS Max

UK

Safari

every single page

goodluckday.site

 

I’m in the UK and for the past week I’ve been unable to even access this site due to obstructive adverts. As soon as I try to access the site my browser is hijacked by goodluckday.site.... Advertising some kind of wheel spin for Aldi vouchers.

 

It happens on every new page, and every bookmarked page.

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On 4/18/2019 at 0:08 AM, BlindMango said:

 

Yep @Sly Ripper I'm getting these again when visiting virtually any page on the site at any time while not logged in on Safari on iPhone

I get these types of redirects as well, they seem to come in spurts but have been very consistent for the past couple of weeks. I get them from all pages on PSNP, but they seem more frequent when I'm viewing a guide. I'm in Virginia and get them while using the Silk browser on my Kindle Fire and Chrome on my phone.

 

As an aside which may help others, I downloaded a different browser to my phone called Free Adblocker, and to date I've yet to experience any redirects while using that browser. Great for browsing this site, although I do recognize it probably nullifies all ad content revenue PSNP would otherwise receive from me visiting the site.

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4 hours ago, ZitMeatloaf said:

I get these types of redirects as well, they seem to come in spurts but have been very consistent for the past couple of weeks. I get them from all pages on PSNP, but they seem more frequent when I'm viewing a guide. I'm in Virginia and get them while using the Silk browser on my Kindle Fire and Chrome on my phone.

 

As an aside which may help others, I downloaded a different browser to my phone called Free Adblocker, and to date I've yet to experience any redirects while using that browser. Great for browsing this site, although I do recognize it probably nullifies all ad content revenue PSNP would otherwise receive from me visiting the site.

 

Yeah it is annoyingly the fault of our ad provider and ultimately a bug with Google Adsense that people putting out advertisements are abusing

 

Apparently sometimes within the next week our ad provider is supposed to release something to squash these pesky things - we shall see! :P 

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