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What is Obsev and why are they posting spam threads?

Why am I seeing threads in every page about pole vaulters and wives looking like a man's daughter?

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I turned my adblocker off and I am seeing some sponsored threads in different sections on the board. Not what you mentioned, I saw posts from Upbeat News.

Is this what you're referring to?

When I have my adblocker turned on, I don't see them.

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I am on a laptop, Windows 10, Chrome browser, Classic View

When I turn my Adblocker off, this is what I see-

https://www.goldenretrieverforum.com...in-discussion/


ETA: URL For threads-

https://www.obsev.com/sports/athlete...wlayout_1a_fix


https://upbeatnews.com/mom-selfies-i...&utm_term=dorm


https://upbeatnews.com/bizarre-secre...&utm_term=door
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ADBLOCKER turned off


History Daily-https://historydaily.org/42-unbelievable-retro-photos?utm_source=nativo_tc&utm_campaign=tc_529_DE SK_42retro_2&utm_medium=tc

Upbeat News-https://upbeatnews.com/mom-selfies-in-daughters-dorm-and-soon-realizes-it-was-a-huge-mistake/?utm_source=nativo&utm_medium=kts&utm_content=nv_k ts_003&utm_campaign=un_nv_dorm_pg_dt_us_0530_001_k ts&utm_term=Pets+1632
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Yes, that's them. But I see them from Obsev and History Daily. Threads are things like, "Don't gasp when you see these photos!"



I won't! Because I won't look at your spam thread!



I don't get how they are posting threads on the forum if they don't have an account.

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Yes, that's them. But I see them from Obsev and History Daily. Threads are things like, "Don't gasp when you see these photos!"



I won't! Because I won't look at your spam thread!



I don't get how they are posting threads on the forum if they don't have an account.
They're "sponsored posts".

If you have an adblocker you won't see them.
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What is a sponsored post?

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What is a sponsored post?
I am guessing since I only see them when my adblocker is turned off, they are paid ads.
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I will tag and admin and may be they can explain better what the sponsored threads are. These have only crop up in the last few weeks and I see them on their other pet forums as well. @admin
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I will tag an admin and may be they can explain better what the sponsored threads are. These have only crop up in the last few weeks and I see them on their other pet forums as well. @admin
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