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#1: Post by Ken5 »

I use an iPhone to visit here and every few visits I get this message:

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I don't have an ad blocker on my phone. Not a big deal as all seems fine after refreshing the page, but thought I would bring it to your attention.

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RapidCoffee
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#2: Post by RapidCoffee »

The same "ad blocker detected" message just popped up for me, using Chrome on my Linux desktop. No ad blockers, although I do block third party cookies.
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cafeIKE
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#3: Post by cafeIKE »

Seems to show up every couple of weeks. Doesn't appear to be related to Windoze updates. Could be A/V related.

Currently MWB thinks all is fine


Could be a live link to an advertiser?

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HB
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#4: Post by HB »

The ad blocker code checks every 30 days; if the browser deletes cookies, it will check again. To look into it, please click here and copy/paste the text. Here's mine:
Browser is Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_7) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/15.0 Safari/605.1.15
Mobile: false
Tablet: false
Capability: A
Ad blocker: true (next check on 10-13-2021 @ 08:29pm)
Do not track: false
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
And for mobile:
Browser is Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 15_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/15.0 Mobile/15E148 DuckDuckGo/7 Safari/605.1.15
Mobile: true
Tablet: false
Capability: A
Ad blocker: true
Do not track: false
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
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RapidCoffee
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#5: Post by RapidCoffee »

I got the ad blocker message earlier today. It's a rare occurrence. The User Agent finds no ad blockers:
Browser is Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/94.0.4606.61 Safari/537.36
Mobile: false
Tablet: false
Capability: A
Ad blocker: false
Do not track: false
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/avif,image/webp,image/apng,*/*;q=0.8,application/signed-exchange;v=b3;q=0.9
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HB
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#6: Post by HB »

Hmm-m, that's unexpected. At one time, ad blockers were breaking some site features (e.g., the edit window's "insert smiley"). I've since recoded the associated JavaScript to avoid the ad blocker's wrath, so I've disabled that message.
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Ken5 (original poster)
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#7: Post by Ken5 (original poster) »

Ran it a few times and it seems that ad blocker constantly changes between false and true.
User Agent
Browser is Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 14_8 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/14.1.2 Mobile/15E148 Safari/604.1
Mobile: true
Tablet: false
Capability: A
Ad blocker: false
Do not track: false
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
User Agent
Browser is Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 14_8 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/14.1.2 Mobile/15E148 Safari/604.1
Mobile: true
Tablet: false
Capability: A
Ad blocker: true
Do not track: false
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8

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#8: Post by cafeIKE »

User Agent
Browser is Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/93.0.4577.82 Safari/537.36 Edg/93.0.961.52
Mobile: false
Tablet: false
Capability: A
Ad blocker: true (next check on 09-29-2021 @ 08:40pm)
Do not track: true
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,image/apng,*/*;q=0.8,application/signed-exchange;v=b3;q=0.9
But I didn't get the Ad Blocker message when logging in to HB.
My laptop which is nearly the same environment says Ad blocker: false