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| p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Unfortunate situation with advertisements here |
While your message is vague, it implies that you are unable to see any of the content of this forum because your employer's censor software is blocking all traffic from fredmiranda.com once it sees any "offending" source contained therin. But if that is the case, how were you able to post your complaint?
So it's obvious I can see the forum, then. Glad we cleared that up; now we can have a real discussion.
Regardless, your problem is with the employer's censor and not with fredmiranda.com or it's choice of advertisers. It's likely the employer operates some commercial censor software that maintains a "blacklist". It's unlikely the employer has any control over that blacklist, yet such lists are usually full of false positives.
Yes, because no site has ever chosen an advertiser that uses potentially shady business practices. Easy of you to jump right to the defense of FM, even though it's a legit possibility that FM may want to review the choice of advertising companies on the site.
It's possible the ad is generating a false positive. I don't know. I'm simply notifying the forum so they can look into it.
But if surfing this site is within your employer's permitted work activity, you could make a request that the advert causing you trouble be removed from the blacklist. The odds of success with that maybe low, but they are greater than trying to get Fred to modify his system to meet your sepcial needs.
Again you make the assumption that there is no way Fred's choice of advertising company is the problem when in fact you cannot possibly be sure of this.
Regarding installing AdBlock... I don't think Fred would appreciate such a move, and probably prefers you guys who use it do not. I suppose I could support the site through a direct donation instead, and then use an Ad Blocker. That may be worth looking into.
But beside that, I don't think an Ad Blocker is going to prevent the proxy downstream from me from generating positives or false positives.