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Old 27.01.2016, 12:56
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Warning / More EF Advertising Crap

If you get a popup like below, DO NOT enter your EF user name and password. Just click "Cancel".

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It's probably harmless, but never enter password details for something you cannot trust to be legitimate.




Sorry for stating the obvious, but it's not always obvious to everybody.
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Old 27.01.2016, 13:04
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Re: Warning / More EF Advertising Crap

Just had that pop up mifield and I just closed it. Thanks for the warning though. Not something I'd click on without asking about it here first, but you beat me to it.
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Old 27.01.2016, 13:08
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Re: Warning / More EF Advertising Crap

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home.ch is the partner which provides the property rental listings:

http://www.englishforum.ch/rentals/

Probably their API is having problems. I've passed on the message to them.
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Old 27.01.2016, 13:12
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Re: Warning / More EF Advertising Crap

It's weird I'm getting this only on certain threads - when I open the oil on drive one and when I go to the next page of that one.

I don't get it opening others, including this one.

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Old 27.01.2016, 13:12
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Re: Warning / More EF Advertising Crap

I've been getting it too but only when I click on the oil on the driveway thread. As with all of these things I just ignored it.
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Old 27.01.2016, 13:17
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Re: Warning / More EF Advertising Crap

I wonder if the word "Landlord" in the title triggers some sort of ad from home.ch.

E.T.A. - Opening a few more threads with "Landlord" in the title also causes the popup, so it seems this might be the case.
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Old 27.01.2016, 13:26
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I wonder if the word "Landlord" in the title triggers some sort of ad from home.ch.
Yes it does. It's in the top right corner of the page and, um, says... home.ch
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Old 27.01.2016, 13:29
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Yes it does. It's in the top right corner of the page and, um, says... home.ch
Well, yeah. The "wonder" part was about the keyword that triggered it, not that it exists.



E.T.A. - And it seems to be simply every thread in the Housing section. Which makes sense.
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Old 27.01.2016, 13:33
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Re: Warning / More EF Advertising Crap

They need to fix that typo.

It's spelled homage and not homech
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Old 27.01.2016, 13:42
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Re: Warning / More EF Advertising Crap

Just got it in the Marketplace as well, in Property Offered.
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Old 27.01.2016, 13:45
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Re: Warning / More EF Advertising Crap

Chrome + Adblock = none of this stuff...
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Old 27.01.2016, 13:51
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Re: Warning / More EF Advertising Crap

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Chrome + Adblock = none of this stuff...
I am ok with EF putting some ads on to pay for the server. To be honest is this ad the perfect example of what I tolerate: discreet in some corner, no noise or fast moving videos.

That somebody however screwed up the API is typical for EF... putting a banner ad on a page is really not rocket science.
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Old 27.01.2016, 14:08
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Re: Warning / More EF Advertising Crap

I throw up a little every time I see the "Signs you have cancer yellow rotting toe nails"
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Old 27.01.2016, 14:16
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Re: Warning / More EF Advertising Crap

Here you go, guys:

https://adblockplus.org/

It's for free. Haven't seen an add in months. Good for a lot of different browsers.
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Old 27.01.2016, 14:21
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Chrome + Adblock = none of this stuff...
I use Adblock with Firefox but I had to add a custom filter to get rid of it . . .
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Old 27.01.2016, 19:20
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Re: Warning / More EF Advertising Crap

Yup, just got it.

Thanks for the heads-up
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I use Adblock with Firefox but I had to add a custom filter to get rid of it . . .
I was purposefully clicking around today in the affected areas this morning and only just now got it... weird.
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Brilliant, thanks for that, it was annoying
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Old 29.01.2016, 07:41
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Re: Warning / More EF Advertising Crap

It's been fixed now.

But the advice still stands; don't put your credentials in random boxes.
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Old 29.01.2016, 10:13
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Chrome + Adblock = none of this stuff...
I got it several times in the past two days also with Chrome + Adblock
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