Spam advert in blog.

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  • #762327

    i went to this site and there is what i would call a spam advert, and you are a winner claim your prize, i am getting a bad warning about it.

    http://laavventura.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/the-reader-appreciation-award/

    The blog I need help with is dribblingpensioner.wordpress.com.

    #762574

    This thread has been tagged for staff attention and hopefully they will respond and get this straightened out for you shortly.

    #762585

    Thank you i don’t mind the advets but this one is wrong for wordpress.

    #762587

    timethief
    Member

    This is what Staff have requested:
    If you feel an ad is inappropriate please take a screenshot of it and send it to Staff by emailing support@wordpress.com or upload it into your Media Library and contact Staff and let them know it’s there for them to view.

    #762590

    Ok TT will do.

    #762592

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks.

    #762699

    laavventura
    Member

    I have spam on my blog? what? I have no idea. How? I’m sorry, but I don’t know how that happened.

    #762700

    laavventura
    Member

    I don’t see anything about claiming a prize. What’s going on here?

    #762701

    raincoaster
    Member

    You don’t see any ads because you’re signed in. Sign out, clear browser cache and cookies and look again. It’s possible the ad is gone now because it was reported.

    #762705

    laavventura
    Member

    Thank you. I hope this happens to other blogs and not just mine.

    #762706

    macmanx
    Staff

    To support the service (and keep free features free), we sometimes run advertisements, and the agreement for this has been in our terms of service since 2006.

    We try hard to only run them in limited places. If you would like to completely eliminate ads from appearing on your blog, we offer the No-Ads Upgrade: http://en.support.wordpress.com/no-ads/

    As timethief mentioned above, if you see an ad with mature subject matter, please send a screenshot to support@wordpress.com so we can report it to our ad provider.

    #762709

    laavventura
    Member

    Thank you all for helping me understand this. I’m aware that WordPress ran ads to keep free features free.

    Just curious … did I have spam on my blog because I didn’t or don’t clear my browser cache often?

    #762710

    macmanx
    Staff

    I’m not sure what you mean. Where did you see spam on your blog? If you’re referring to this thread, the OP was just referring to one of our ads which was rather spammy in nature. We’ll have it removed ASAP.

    #762712

    laavventura
    Member

    @macmanx I haven’t seen the spam. The OP did. I was just curious if this spammy ad was in due to the fact that I rarely clean out my browser cache.

    Im still learning the ropes here, and I don’t want to do anything wrong. Still trying to understand spam and spammers and what not.

    Thank you.

    #762713

    macmanx
    Staff

    No, it has nothing to do with your cache.

    As mentioned above, we sometimes run ads to cover the bills. In this case, the OP noticed that one of our ads was rather spammy and reported it so that we could take action.

    #762714

    laavventura
    Member

    Ok, thank you very much for taking the time to explain this to me! I appreciate it!

    Have a great day! BTW … Love the job title Happiness Engineer. Brilliant, just brilliant.

    #762715

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    #762731

    Jennifer, its still there but it is safe it will not cause a virus or anything and its not a spammer, if you click it, it will put something small into your pc which will cause pop-ups and maybe slow your PC, they are just a bloody nuisance.
    I have a screen shot i’m going to send to support.
    Don’t worry about it, i don’t think wordpress knew about it thats why i put the thread up.

    http://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?name=mediajmp.com

    #762732

    @ macmanx, i’m going to upload it to my media library ( try ) so you will find it there, its title is capture.

    #762738

    macmanx
    Staff

    I don’t see it in your media library yet, but you’re also welcome to attach it in an email to support@wordpress.com so you don’t have to waste your space with it.

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