On this site, I can see low-quality clickbait ads pretty often. Here are some screenshots (they're in Greek, links intentionally not included):

Clickbait ad.

Clickbait ad.

Clickbait ad.

I'm pretty sure this isn't supposed to happen here, and it's really degrading the site's quality, so I'd appreciate it if this could be fixed. I haven't seen it on any other community so far, that's why I'm posting it here and not on mother meta. All three examples' links start with this:

  • 1
    I'd bet money you've got a nasty on your computer somewhere - either a virus or (more likely) a rogue browser extension. – ArtOfCode Jun 12 '19 at 16:42
  • 1
    @ArtOfCode I'm 100% sure that's not at all true. I've got a constantly updating Kaspersky Antivirus 2019 and each and every extension is checked. Also, I think that the URL prefix ensures that too. – EKons Jun 12 '19 at 17:03
  • 9
    I can confirm this, visiting from a pristine temporary Chromium profile. I get clickbait scam/spam advertisements in German, mixed with the regular ones, all from the same openx domain. – Byte Commander Jun 12 '19 at 17:08
  • @ByteCommander Same URL prefix? Asking so that the responsible team might be able to pinpoint it to a single offender that slipped through the cracks. – EKons Jun 12 '19 at 17:10
  • Yup, exactly the same URL pattern. – Byte Commander Jun 12 '19 at 17:21
  • 1
    Further investigation suggests that this is a problem on all sites across the network (at least the smaller sites which don't serve their own community ads or get otherwise topical/filtered ads only). – Byte Commander Jun 12 '19 at 17:49
  • @ByteCommander Huh, not for me... and I've whitelisted every SE site from my ad blocker. – EKons Jun 12 '19 at 17:53
  • 4
    @EKons I am forwarding this to the appropriate team. Thank you for posting the images and URL! – Juan M Jun 12 '19 at 19:25

These ads have been reported and the possible funnel closed. OpenX was contacted and they have addressed the issue. Please let me know if you see them again.

  • The only thing I'm seeing now (and for a few hours already) is blank white areas where the ads used to be (my ad blocker has been set to whitelist Stack Exchange), and I refreshed a few times, so I'll say that, for now, the issue has been solved. Thanks for your assistance! – EKons Jun 12 '19 at 20:50

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .