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  • ninjahuman (AU1)ninjahuman (AU1) AU1 Posts: 2,347
    edited 24.09.2020
    I understand this advert situation is not ideal for most people but I have found a way to cut down the amount of time you spend on the advert to around five seconds or less.

    If you click on the advert after it loads, it will take you to the advertiser's website and it will close the advert on Big Farm. After that you can close the tab of the advertiser (even using a keyboard shortcut like Ctrl+W if you want to do it faster) and you can continue like normal in Big Farm.

    The biggest thing slowing us down here is the time it takes to load the advert before you can click on it, but once you click on the link you don't have to wait for the advert to load. You can just close the tab immediately and the advert will disappear on Big Farm.

    Here is an example but in this situation I didn't close the tab, I just used Ctrl+Shift+Tab to switch back to Big Farm while in full screen mode. You can do it way faster than what I did though, I was just filming this and I only discovered how it works after trying it then.
    ninjahuman @ au 1
  • gizmo22 (AU1)gizmo22 (AU1) AU1 Posts: 1,720
    So if these ads end up breaking my computer does that mean GGS is liable to cover all costs? We have ad blocker programs for a reason you know. 

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] gizmo22 @ au 1
  • ChickadeeQuilterChickadeeQuilter Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 750
    I will bring that concern to the Team. 

                  
  • Midkemia (US1)Midkemia (US1) US1 Posts: 12
    You are listening so well to us that the solution you found to our complaints is now to add those ads to Tessa Dream World.....I am not even immune from those in my dreams.  This is a joke 

    And I refuse to click on any of those ads because of viruses and malwares that might be on those unknown sites and that could affect my computer.  I doubt GGS would pay for repars :)
  • ChickadeeQuilterChickadeeQuilter Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 750
    Will you post a screenshot of the Dream World ad?  Can you access the link of that ad (either by clicking on the "play" button and or the little game pics on that ad)?

                  
  • Jesse123 (INT1)Jesse123 (INT1) INT1 Posts: 1,558
    edited 24.09.2020
    Will you post a screenshot of the Dream World ad?  Can you access the link of that ad (either by clicking on the "play" button and or the little game pics on that ad)?
    I used to try ninja's method way back, but Kaspersky antivirus kept sending a warning notification most of the time . I feel only some sites are safe. 
    Post edited by Jesse123 (INT1) on

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  • BugsBunnyBugsBunny Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 1,454
    edited 24.09.2020
    Will you post a screenshot of the Dream World ad?  Can you access the link of that ad (either by clicking on the "play" button and or the little game pics on that ad)?
    I used to try ninja's method way back, but Kaspersky antivirus kept sending a warning notification most of the time I open these sites. I feel only some sites are safe. 
    Thank you for the information, I'll notify the team about this.


    If anyone of you is having screenshots of the antivirus showing one of the ads as risky/malware then please share the screenshot with me privately.

      
          
  • Twiglet (GB1)Twiglet (GB1) GB1 Posts: 1,172
    edited 24.09.2020
    Not only are ads unsafe but they also collect data, you have no idea what data is being collected from them. These ads are third party. First time i get one of these pop on my screen i will be telling ggs what they can do with their game !
    Moved On !
  • RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 2,017
    edited 24.09.2020
    With regard to these adverts we have been forwarding ALL information on

    Especially your security concerns.
    We can confirm ads don't steal your data.
    Only gaming ads should be shown.

    We have investigated and the adverts should only appear on farms started this year

    The Dream World is a new farm every time, so that will get ads

    However  many of you getting these ads that are on well established older farms.

    We have taken this up very firmly 

    One of us will report back as soon as we know any more
      
     

      
  • sue1 (AU1)sue1 (AU1) AU1 Posts: 190
    Seriously what is wrong with this company?  Are they trying to drive their customers away? They never cease to amaze me with their lack of customer savvy.
  • Twiglet (GB1)Twiglet (GB1) GB1 Posts: 1,172
    edited 24.09.2020
    My game keeps freezing up when i refresh and say's it is waiting for pubads.g.doubleclick.net this is coming from this game nowhere else. these are hidden links in the game.

    i have just googled this link
    doubleclick.net is a legitimate advertising service provided by Google, however, some cyber criminals use the pubads.g.doubleclick.net site to force users to visit various other adware-type websites.


    Post edited by Twiglet (GB1) on
    Moved On !
  • The Drifter (US1)The Drifter (US1) US1 Posts: 226
    edited 24.09.2020
    My farm was started several years ago and I was getting ads until I got an ad blocker. There are more ads blocked on the forum 
    Piddler @ us 1
  • Fallen (INT1)Fallen (INT1) INT1 Posts: 400
    edited 24.09.2020

    That is what is being tracked on this forum.

    And this is in the game.

    It most probably differs from person to person but WTF has VanilliCON got to do with this game? (EDIT: Learnt some from @uksharon (GB1) )


    Post edited by Fallen (INT1) on
  • Twiglet (GB1)Twiglet (GB1) GB1 Posts: 1,172

    That is what is being tracked on this forum.

    And this is in the game.

    It most probably differs from person to person but WTF has VanilliCON got to do with this game?


    VanilliCON is the icons used for the forum
    Moved On !
  • Blue Denim (US1)Blue Denim (US1) US1 Posts: 2,881
    edited 24.09.2020
    All I am going to say bout all this is> What a mess !! :( , and also I have been playing this game for years, so I should not be getting the lousy Ad's either.

                                                   
  • Ghost rider (GB1)Ghost rider (GB1) GB1 Posts: 294


    The Dream World is a new farm every time, so that will get ads


    Does this also apply to the temp farms ?? 
  • RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 2,017
    I frankly don't know.

    I will investigate and get back to you as soon as I can.
      
     

      
  • RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 2,017
    Back sooner than I expected :)

    It does not apply to Temporary farms as it is part of your main account

    The Dream World creates a new account every time which is why it can be international
      
     

      
  • Fallen (INT1)Fallen (INT1) INT1 Posts: 400
    @uksharon (GB1) Thank you, I learnt something today and will edit my post accordingly. Much appreciated.
  • didah (SKN1)didah (SKN1) SKN1 Posts: 1,246
    Seriously what is wrong with this company?  Are they trying to drive their customers away? They never cease to amaze me with their lack of customer savvy.
    Greed (or avarice) is an uncontrolled longing for increase in the acquisition or use: of material gain (be it foodmoney, land, or animate/inanimate possessions); or social value, such as status, or power. Greed has been identified as undesirable throughout known human history because it creates behavior-conflict between personal and social goals.

    source ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greed
  • Exxy (INT1)Exxy (INT1) INT1 Posts: 2,597
    edited 24.09.2020
    Well , @didah (SKN1)

    We all can be associated with a main Sin! :)

    While for some, it is greed

    For some others  it is hate(Wrath)

    Its all different 

    No entity is perfect :D

  • danko (AU1)danko (AU1) AU1 Posts: 18
    Imagine this, (well I don't even have to imagine this but consider this)

    Last 30 seconds, the boards are getting intense. You start to see gold play a big part in the top placing, you're racing so hungrily for that top spot, and then with 10 very vital seconds left, you get a pop-up ad. I'd break my monitor and honestly scream in anger as for how close I got, and GGS's greed had stopped me. (For you AU members, I mean 'danielk'). 

    Also does the 5$ subscription pack count as a gold purchase? and if not, GGS, You know what to do!. Especially through Covid Strive, it is difficult to fork out some extra cash for a virtual game, and that including the 5$ pack with gold purchases will definitely help!.

    Also don't break your monitors, that was a joke, and No, I did not do that LOL.
  • GrammaLeah (US1)GrammaLeah (US1) US1 Posts: 560
    edited 29.09.2020
    "Only gaming ads should be shown." ?
    I have Toyota, jewelry, something about preparing for the future, a couple of different game sites, (edited to add a corn commercial)... but at least the political ads have stopped for the moment.
    Horse shampoo, that's a new one.
    Post edited by GrammaLeah (US1) on

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