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Old 27 Feb 2010, 10:06
Hammertime Hammertime is offline
 
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Unauthorised google ads - WTF?

I've just noticed Google ads appearing in my forum posts and I didn't put them there.

If i'm logged in as Admin they don't appear, view the thread as guest and there they are.

Is this something in v4 that i'm unaware of or could it be a plugin that I have installed that is embedding these ads?

I'll not be impressed if it's the latter.

--------------- Added 27 Feb 2010 at 10:11 ---------------

I've disabled all plugins and products but still have same problem.

Last edited by Hammertime; 27 Feb 2010 at 10:11. Reason: Auto-Merged DoublePost
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 14:03
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Have you checked your ads?

AdminCP > Ads > Manage ads? Delete them.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 14:35
Hammertime Hammertime is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ChopSuey View Post
Have you checked your ads?

AdminCP > Ads > Manage ads? Delete them.
Yeah, there's nothing there at all.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 14:41
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Create a new style with no parent:
  • Styles & Templates > Style Manager > Add New Style
  • Parent Style: No Parent Style
  • Title: Default vBulletin
  • Allow User Selection: Yes
  • Save
Then browse the site using that totally default vbulletin style - do you still have the same problem?

If it is still happening - Try disabling your modifications/plugins and see if you still have this problem.
Note: To temporarily disable the plugin system, edit config.php and add this line right under <?php


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Old 27 Feb 2010, 14:49
Hammertime Hammertime is offline
 
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Thanks Lynne will try now.

The ad only appears on the last post btw.

--------------- Added 27 Feb 2010 at 14:53 ---------------

Originally Posted by Lynne View Post
Create a new style with no parent:
  • Styles & Templates > Style Manager > Add New Style
  • Parent Style: No Parent Style
  • Title: Default vBulletin
  • Allow User Selection: Yes
  • Save
Then browse the site using that totally default vbulletin style - do you still have the same problem?
Problem disappears when I do the above.

Does this mean it is something embedded in the style I was using?

Last edited by Hammertime; 27 Feb 2010 at 14:53. Reason: Auto-Merged DoublePost
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 14:56
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Its in your templates where does it show up ? showthread? Edit the showthread template.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 15:08
Hammertime Hammertime is offline
 
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Yeah inside the last post of a thread.

Had a look in SHOWTHREAD but I can't see the wood for the trees and don't know what i'm looking for.

When I check out my page source I can see this:


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Old 27 Feb 2010, 15:14
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It's not gonna be in showthread. It would be in whichever postbit template you are using or in the ad template. Did you look to see which ad templates have been modified? Like ad_thread_last_post_content perhaps?
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 15:19
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Originally Posted by Lynne View Post
It's not gonna be in showthread. It would be in whichever postbit template you are using or in the ad template. Did you look to see which ad templates have been modified? Like ad_thread_last_post_content perhaps?
Pinpoint accuracy Lynne.

In ad_thread_last_post_content...


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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--------------- Added 27 Feb 2010 at 15:30 ---------------

Are theme creators allowed to do this here? Especially without declaring it?

Thanks Lynne.

Last edited by Hammertime; 27 Feb 2010 at 15:30. Reason: Auto-Merged DoublePost
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 15:59
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I would have thought not, especially if the ad revenue is going back to their accounts rather than yours. If that is the case, send Google an email, and they'll deal with it.
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