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Old 11-13-2014, 07:16 AM   #1
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There is Chinese writing everywhere along with advertising and is extremely slow. Have we been hacked?
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:28 AM   #2
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Ok admins, what's with the ads all of a sudden???? What do big rig axles and motorcycle insurance have to do with RV's?
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:12 AM   #3
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It's called monetizing of the website...
they are all doing it now and the chinese is due to a bad third party ad that is ported into this web site....

happened months ago on ford-trucks.com and took them a while to clean it up...

they turned off the ads for a few days and put feeds back in one at a time to find it....
(looks like the ads are gone here now )
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:43 AM   #4
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I haven't seen any Chinese writing--yet.
As far as the adds, we were told way back when that they would probably be coming. Like any other business--somebody has to pay the bills.
The forum is owned and operated by Social Knowledge, so I guess they can do what ever they feel necessary to keep things afloat.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:02 AM   #5
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All very true on their website. BUT, that doesn't mean I have to participate. CUL.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:24 AM   #6
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It's called monetizing of the website...
they are all doing it now and the chinese is due to a bad third party ad that is ported into this web site....

happened months ago on ford-trucks.com and took them a while to clean it up...

they turned off the ads for a few days and put feeds back in one at a time to find it....
(looks like the ads are gone here now )
Chinese is still on mine.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:26 AM   #7
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Ah - I use firefox and the ads are gone - IE or phone browser probably still see them...
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:41 AM   #8
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Hey there, the ads were indeed added last night. We are currently trying to track down the one that is showing Chinese text to IE users. I have an email in with Google asking how we can identify and remove that ad. Itīs not harmful in any way. I will post back as soon as we resolve the issue.

As for the site having ads, this site like millions of others is provided free of charge by the support of the advertisers. Google, Facebook, Yahoo Mail, Gmail, and millions of others use the same model to provide their services for free. Thanks for understanding.
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:35 AM   #9
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And what does toysrus dolls have to do with campers? It's kind of annoying...
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And what does toysrus dolls have to do with campers? It's kind of annoying...
We are simply not big enough to afford a dedicated ad sales team so we depend on ad networks like Google's AdSense. Google has an auction system to determine who wins the ad impression. Sometimes business use retargeting so if you visit a site you continue to see their ads. Sometimes they are based on your search history and sometimes they are just poorly targeted. All the ad supported sites suffer from the same issue.
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