Inappropriate ad spotted on Travel.SE. Looks like the usual health scam. Unfortunately this one seems not to open the link preview when I long-click it, so it's only the image, but it seems to have sufficed in the past.

lungs displaying scam ad

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    Yeah I'm aware that "a tool to manage ad experience" is currently being developed, but as long as it's not available, I'll keep on reporting these. I'll also keep on intentionally refreshing until I get an inappropriate ad to report, because I find it to be a useful way to vent. Constructive I don't know, but useful I think so.
    – Jenayah
    Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 14:30
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    The ad is for an healthy community ...
    – rene
    Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 14:32
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    @Jenayah make sure to use TrackThis to get different types of adverts. Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 14:45
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    Jenayah, getting 10k on MSE just by seeing inappropriate ads and reporting them. Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 14:45
  • @Randal'Thor oof, I hope the ads flag will be available way before that... Funny metric to gauge the number of inappropriate ads, though.
    – Jenayah
    Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 14:49
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    Eh, until folks realise the damage its doing to the brand, its something that we need to do. Not everyone who sees those ads is going to be a network regular after all. Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 14:49
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    @Randal'Thor plot twist: me and Terry Guyton Bradley (who should pop in anytime now to tell us that thank you for reporting, it has been taken off the list) are actually part of a sophisticated voting ring based on ad reporting/ad nuking. </joke>
    – Jenayah
    Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 14:57
  • @rene: The ad is mindless clickbait, the sort of trash one would find on any number of tabloid or celebrity sites.
    – user102937
    Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 15:38
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    @RobertHarvey I'm confused. Is that an argument for the ad being on the correct site ;)
    – rene
    Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 16:08
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    'nother day, 'nother ad. SE just keeps on giving.
    – Script47
    Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 16:46
  • Thank you for this. It is exactly what I was afraid of, just on a different site. Commented Oct 11, 2019 at 22:43
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    Dang, it’s like they’re using Taboola or Outbrain these are so bad... Commented Oct 13, 2019 at 23:06
  • @Stormblessed: That thought fills me with terror.
    – David A
    Commented Oct 14, 2019 at 16:56
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this problem can no longer be reproduced since the network advertising test has since ended. Commented Feb 25, 2020 at 7:53
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    This is now "solved" with the launch of the Report this Ad Feature
    – Luuklag
    Commented Sep 29, 2020 at 7:41


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