• Vote in October Mapping Competition to select a winner!
  • There is NO official Otland's Discord server and NO official Otland's server list. The Otland's Staff does not manage any Discord server or server list. Moderators or administrator of any Discord server or server lists have NO connection to the Otland's Staff. Do not get scammed!

adv page down?

Status
Not open for further replies.

Morrison

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 15, 2009
Messages
204
Solutions
2
Reaction score
64
Location
Exive me
Ctrl + Shift + R ... it work for me.. i have same issue
 

WibbenZ

Global Moderator
Staff member
Global Moderator
Joined
Oct 16, 2008
Messages
6,269
Solutions
225
Reaction score
1,240
Location
Sweden
I feel like renaming the board would be easier for everyone, I've seen plenty of these threads pop up throughout the years.

What can we change it to since it's for advertisement that isn't a paid-for "advertisement"?
Because we can't change it to X since no one will know what it is.

This has been up before I guess the adblockers had an update and that made it worse ..
But to make it quick and simpel, just add an exception for otland (note that there are no ads on OTLand).
 

Rombadr

Premium User
Premium User
Joined
Jan 19, 2020
Messages
212
Solutions
24
Reaction score
132
What can we change it to since it's for advertisement that isn't a paid-for "advertisement"?
Because we can't change it to X since no one will know what it is.

This has been up before I guess the adblockers had an update and that made it worse ..
But to make it quick and simpel, just add an exception for otland (note that there are no ads on OTLand).
Server list? Online Servers Board? idk
 

Alpha

Relentless
Premium User
Joined
Apr 3, 2011
Messages
416
Solutions
21
Reaction score
176
Location
South Korea
What can we change it to since it's for advertisement that isn't a paid-for "advertisement"?
Because we can't change it to X since no one will know what it is.

This has been up before I guess the adblockers had an update and that made it worse ..
But to make it quick and simpel, just add an exception for otland (note that there are no ads on OTLand).
Server Presentations, Server News
 

WibbenZ

Global Moderator
Staff member
Global Moderator
Joined
Oct 16, 2008
Messages
6,269
Solutions
225
Reaction score
1,240
Location
Sweden
Server list? Online Servers Board? idk
Server Presentations, Server News

And what do we do with threads that contain words that they trigger on?
Because it could still be a problem if a thread has advertisement in the title or in a post.

Really nothing we can do, it's up to the user to disable the blocker, I really don't see a problem with that since otland doesn't have any ads anyways.
I'm not against changing the board name (if thats all it takes, but I doubt it since it most likely will still trigger on words).
 

Kuzyn

Excellent OT User
Joined
Dec 19, 2009
Messages
1,583
Solutions
3
Reaction score
616
Location
Poland
And what do we do with threads that contain words that they trigger on?
Because it could still be a problem if a thread has advertisement in the title or in a post.

Really nothing we can do, it's up to the user to disable the blocker, I really don't see a problem with that since otland doesn't have any ads anyways.
I'm not against changing the board name (if thats all it takes, but I doubt it since it most likely will still trigger on words).
Are you serious? xD
We've mentioned ADVERTISEMENT many times in this topic and still people can talk here about Advertisement board which isnt working for them. Changing this name to just "Servers" or "Server List" is the easiest thing you can do.
 

WibbenZ

Global Moderator
Staff member
Global Moderator
Joined
Oct 16, 2008
Messages
6,269
Solutions
225
Reaction score
1,240
Location
Sweden
Are you serious? xD
We've mentioned ADVERTISEMENT many times in this topic and still people can talk here about Advertisement board which isnt working for them. Changing this name to just "Servers" or "Server List" is the easiest thing you can do.

Yes I have no ide what the filters actually look for etc, but if the problem is a word "advertisement" they should still block threads where ex the title has that in it.
Maybe they actually listend to the x threads about this where it says to just white list otland?

No one can say that this is a new issue ..

2014: New topico Advertising error (https://otland.net/threads/new-topico-advertising-error.226479/#post-2181007)
2016: Complaint - AdBlock blocks possibility to create new thread (https://otland.net/threads/adblock-blocks-possibility-to-create-new-thread.243310/)

The only diffrence is how they block it.
 

Kuzyn

Excellent OT User
Joined
Dec 19, 2009
Messages
1,583
Solutions
3
Reaction score
616
Location
Poland
Yes I have no ide what the filters actually look for etc, but if the problem is a word "advertisement" they should still block threads where ex the title has that in it.
Maybe they actually listend to the x threads about this where it says to just white list otland?

No one can say that this is a new issue ..

2014: New topico Advertising error (https://otland.net/threads/new-topico-advertising-error.226479/#post-2181007)
2016: Complaint - AdBlock blocks possibility to create new thread (https://otland.net/threads/adblock-blocks-possibility-to-create-new-thread.243310/)

The only diffrence is how they block it.
Maybe this software is aware that Advertisement here is a whole board, part of forum, not its content. It would be stupid if any blocker will block sites with this word, you could spam somebody blog about dogs with this word and it would block it totally decreasing the traffic? :D
 

WibbenZ

Global Moderator
Staff member
Global Moderator
Joined
Oct 16, 2008
Messages
6,269
Solutions
225
Reaction score
1,240
Location
Sweden
Maybe this software is aware that Advertisement here is a whole board, part of forum, not its content. It would be stupid if any blocker will block sites with this word, you could spam somebody blog about dogs with this word and it would block it totally decreasing the traffic? :D

Except thats what it does? xD
I have ublock and adblock plus, I had to white list otland on both of them (no I don't use them at the same time, they differ on certain sites when it comes to blocking it perfect)

If they only check what ex the div / link is named we might be able to change the name and solve the issue(highly doubt it)
The main reason (as you said) you can easily manipulate ex a forum or blogg by spamming threads / posts with that word.

And I highly doubt people have reported that board since there is no ads on otland.
 

GhostX

Mapping Board Moderator
Staff member
Board Moderator
Joined
Nov 2, 2011
Messages
5,920
Reaction score
1,466
Location
United Kingdom
it's probably the combination of the word advertisement and the numerous links to external sites, i.e. the ot urls that it recognises as genuine advertisements and blocks
 

Kaspar

Unprejudiced
Staff member
Global Moderator
Joined
Jun 2, 2016
Messages
690
Solutions
2
Reaction score
599
Location
Stockholm
uOrigin Block:
1602967050132.png
Adblock Plus:
1602967116059.png
Result:
1602967277797.png
1602967382652.png


For any other Adblocker, do the same. Don't block Ads on otland.net.
If it doesn't work then I suggest you to uninstall your current Adblocker(s) and install uOrigin Block only.
 

M0ustafa

1337
Support Team
Joined
Mar 4, 2017
Messages
2,241
Solutions
274
Reaction score
877
Location
Egypt
I am using many adblockers/pop-up blockers on my Chrome, I added OTLand.net as an exception on all of them and never got those issues with Advertisement board.
I tried by clicking it, copying (Advertisement link) and pasting to new tab and going through google and all worked fine.
blocker.PNG
 

Syntax

Developer
Joined
Oct 10, 2007
Messages
2,886
Reaction score
292
Location
Texas
Yes I have no ide what the filters actually look for etc, but if the problem is a word "advertisement" they should still block threads where ex the title has that in it.
Maybe they actually listend to the x threads about this where it says to just white list otland?

No one can say that this is a new issue ..

2014: New topico Advertising error (https://otland.net/threads/new-topico-advertising-error.226479/#post-2181007)
2016: Complaint - AdBlock blocks possibility to create new thread (https://otland.net/threads/adblock-blocks-possibility-to-create-new-thread.243310/)

The only diffrence is how they block it.

I've worked a lot with adblockers and easylist maintainers at my job. This is an accident triggered by the url, nothing more.
If you change the url it will work, usually adblockers don't do advanced blocking unless you are trying to bypass them.
This is definitely a mistake and not intended, either contacting them or changing the url will resolve it.
 

xKrazyx

Old School
Joined
Oct 23, 2012
Messages
847
Solutions
6
Reaction score
548
Firefox right now is top-notch. I wouldn't say that this issue is anyhow related to the browser itself, more like extension.
Its really not in terms of certificates and ease of use. Firefox decided to break their cert manager which pulls certs in last order and then depreciate the function that does it.. xD

Woke up one morning ninite pushed a firefox update and the entire company couldnt smart card into the secure local web due to stupid changes xD stopped production until I rolled back the update.

Completely fkd the browser and user cert management with PKCS #11 / PIV key cards. Their cert selection is now aids. Switched the whole company to chrome because of it. The cert storage is garbage.

I normally like firefox but this year they been pissin me off. Firefox market share has been falling consistently. Chrome pretty much took over.
 
Last edited:

Kaspar

Unprejudiced
Staff member
Global Moderator
Joined
Jun 2, 2016
Messages
690
Solutions
2
Reaction score
599
Location
Stockholm
Let us know if it works better now. The name has been changed from "Advertisement" to "Server Gala".
 

LordCompi

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 2, 2013
Messages
113
Reaction score
54
Now working good, before I had to CTRL+F5 even with disabled ad block
Thanks
 

Alpha

Relentless
Premium User
Joined
Apr 3, 2011
Messages
416
Solutions
21
Reaction score
176
Location
South Korea
Let us know if it works better now. The name has been changed from "Advertisement" to "Server Gala".
Alright, but who came up with that name now? It wasn't even suggested by anyone, and the word "gala" is completely unfitting.



Sounds like a damn charity event or celebrity dinner. Server Showoff, Server Presentations, Server News are all at least 5x more accurate to what's happening there.
 

Kuzyn

Excellent OT User
Joined
Dec 19, 2009
Messages
1,583
Solutions
3
Reaction score
616
Location
Poland
Alright, but who came up with that name now? It wasn't even suggested by anyone, and the word "gala" is completely unfitting.



Sounds like a damn charity event or celebrity dinner. Server Showoff, Server Presentations, Server News are all at least 5x more accurate to what's happening there.
Kaspar said that it will be like this so its the best, what do you not understand?
:confused:
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top