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Why are some threads redirecting to advertisement?

LADoc00

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Is this how SDN is operating or is it me? Some of the threads do not hyperlink and instead open an ad for Trello etc.
 
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LADoc00

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Weird. I'm getting redirected to a Nutrisystem ad when I try to click on the UnitedHealthcare thread.


yeah this. I ran a full virus and malware scan on my system, nothing. I also do a ton of board reading on other sites and have never seen this on other sites. I have also experienced this with 2 different computers at 2 different sites with 1 being a hospital system that is swept constantly for malware. I wonder if there is malware within the SDN site itself.
 

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yeah this. I ran a full virus and malware scan on my system, nothing. I also do a ton of board reading on other sites and have never seen this on other sites. I have also experienced this with 2 different computers at 2 different sites with 1 being a hospital system that is swept constantly for malware. I wonder if there is malware within the SDN site itself.
Yes, I saw this too - definitely not just you.
 

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Happening for myself, too, over in the Psychiatry forum. Different computers.

My best theory was at times I've seen the add bar not at the top by the header, but instead down amongst the thread options, maybe 5 rows down.

Thread
Thread
Thread
Thread
Advertisement Bar
Thread
Thread

And for some reason, that ad bar disappears but its script presence is still there, and when you click on a thread beneath you get the surprise diversion.
 

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Happening for myself, too, over in the Psychiatry forum. Different computers.

My best theory was at times I've seen the add bar not at the top by the header, but instead down amongst the thread options, maybe 5 rows down.

Thread
Thread
Thread
Thread
Advertisement Bar
Thread
Thread

And for some reason, that ad bar disappears but its script presence is still there, and when you click on a thread beneath you get the surprise diversion.
great way to get clicks to advertisers!
 
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