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should AdFly be banned off this website

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uriaYT started 08/03/2020 12:07 pm history
DrAlexander replied 09/02/2020 2:45 am

AdFly is A link shortener used to gain money, but shows pornographic websites and ads that contain malware, PUPs, bloatware, fake installers (flash, chrome update, windows update, antivirus updates) to provide revenue.


and so heres quick list of dangers that we could all prevent if we ban it for good

1. Viruses

2. IP grabbers

3. shady websites popups

4. pop up and it has adult content and a kid downloading a minecraft map sees it

5. Untrustable Downloaded files that Adfly sent you

6. Coookies that they use to leak, use, or steal any info

7. The website asks you for notification and spams your notification inbox with ads and they are all gonna steal anything off they can

8. asks you to download extensions and infects your computer with god knows what

9. basically every last part of your privacy
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09/02/2020 2:45 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
DrAlexander
I absolutely despise Adwalls, they are a disgusting way to manipulate the tech illiterate and/or stupid into possibly losing access to their accounts or computer, as they do not review what people want to advertise on their website.

PS: FYI you can get extensions that will automatically attempt to bypass ad links, look around for a link bypasser.
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09/02/2020 1:12 am
Level 11 : Journeyman Miner
Arhant7
you probably should cause ppl who have addblockers so u cant download and adfly carries some malware that i have on my pc currently
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08/21/2020 12:36 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Procrastinator
ElectrifiedAvian
if you really have a problem with it turn on an adblocker simple
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09/02/2020 12:53 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Crafter
uriaYT
already have it, but im kinda speaking for this whole website community
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08/20/2020 11:22 am
Level 1 : New Miner
FrediSaalAnimations koi
YES
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08/20/2020 10:07 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Pharam
Some websites are already banned that. It's really annoying. and I cannot download files from (Ad link removed) in normal many times.
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08/19/2020 10:15 am
Level 1 : New Miner
29EthanBuiltz
yes
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08/18/2020 5:52 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Diego Playz Yt
yeah it should be banned
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08/11/2020 11:27 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
Bruh_momentos
IMO, Adfly is probably annoying because when you click the link, you need to wait for 5 seconds and then click the button to get into actual page. Solution is some extensions/add-ons that can bypass this such as Universal Bypass.

Did you know they really need money, money, money. They really need it for food, charity, etc. You have to disable ad-block to support them. If you don't, weeping person can't buy food to feed themselves or their family, they need to suffer through, they'll starve to death, you're not a monster, you don't have remorse for them, it's fine as long as you don't consider about this.
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09/02/2020 1:03 amhistory
Level 10 : Journeyman Crafter
uriaYT
A link shortener used to gain money, but shows pornographic websites and ads that contain malware, PUPs, bloatware, fake installers (flash, chrome update, windows update, antivirus updates) to provide revenue.....yeah, they really should be stopped, no doubt
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08/07/2020 7:51 amhistory
Level 43 : Master Artist
Aberforth
Imagine you are an adfly developer and came up with a URL shortener that is your source of income. Then imagine people in the internet starting petitions to destroy your source of income. You don't have to use adfly if you don't want to. Some people wanna get whatever revenue it generates or see the amount of downloads of their products. So let them use it. Btw literally the only thing you have to do on adfly is wait 5 seconds and click skip ad. Ain't that hard.
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08/07/2020 11:38 amhistory
Level 8 : Apprentice Scribe
Trigonia
Well, it's not like Adfly is the only way to make money and the amount that you get is so ridiculously low unless your mod/map is really popular to begin with.

I would highly recommend CurseForge over Adfly. I think most Minecraft content creators are aware of them by now, but some clearly don't know, which is why they are sticking with the inferior Adfly. CurseForge has a higher payout through its rewards program and supports Minecraft maps/mods etc. It's also a reputable site since some of the most popular Minecraft mods/maps are already hosted there and the lack of questionable ads is a bonus.

My opinion is that Adfly should be banned entirely from PMC, no exceptions whatsoever, since there are already better (and safer) alternatives out there.
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08/07/2020 12:18 pmhistory
Level 32 : Artisan Skinner
The Skin Shaper
I agree with this 100 percent.

If the team at adfly actually make it better (like actually check to make sure the ads are PG 13, make sure the ads won't lead to porn, malware, viruses, etc). If the did that and made it better, then afly would be OK. Of course adfly won't do that, they don't give a crap at all.
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08/07/2020 12:27 pmhistory
Level 10 : Journeyman Dragon
RobertPlayz9157HUN
Imagine you are a visitor of PMC, downloading a map. Then you see it is an adfly link. But you click it anyway not being aware how dangerous it is. Then you get redirected to a p**n site, AFTER YOU CLICK THE SKIP AD BUTTON. You should consider this before supporting adfly. Ain't that hard.
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08/07/2020 12:39 pm
Level 43 : Master Artist
Aberforth
I used adfly countless times and never got an ad by clicking skip ad.
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08/07/2020 1:16 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Dragon
RobertPlayz9157HUN
Because you use an ad blocker or your browser blocked it. I used adfly numerous times and most of the time I did get one
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08/14/2020 4:30 am
Level 1 : New Network
Chirynnn
i can't find your comment so whatever
if you actually know how to browse the internet properly you wouldn't even need an antivirus or adblocker lol, i only use an adblocker so i don't get tracked everywhere
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08/14/2020 4:38 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Dragon
RobertPlayz9157HUN
And if you get redirected to a malicious site? An Antivirus with website blocking can prevent that. An adblocker can't. (hint: or another extension can.)
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08/07/2020 4:26 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Pirate
TheRealBlank512
Looks like I'm too late to vote on this....

well either way...




YES IT SHOULD BE.
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08/07/2020 3:33 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Network
A-N-T
btw can i put youtube links?
to show the video
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08/07/2020 1:33 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Modder
dreamCritting
They ain't gonna listen.

Dosn't matter what anyone says about it, they ain't gonna listen.
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08/08/2020 5:38 pmhistory
Level 54 : Grandmaster Grump
Azie
I'm not sure if you mean ad.fly or PMC, but we're listening. We're aware of what ad.fly has become but "ban ad.fly" isn't as simple as it sounds. Our Admins and the rest of our staff are taking these discussions seriously and want to do what's best for the community in the long run.
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08/11/2020 1:50 pm
Level 21 : Expert Architect
illdeletethis
it is that simple
ban the ad link site that pushes automatic redirects, malware and inappropriate content, and keep its legitimate competitors around.
doing this also has the effect of pushing the ad link industry to better practices, while keeping them around gives others incentive to take the same shady deals adfly gets
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08/11/2020 2:06 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Grump
Azie
Then let me ask you this: What happens to old content that is only available through an ad.fly link?



I'm certainly not suggesting we keep ad.fly around, but that particular problem could make a lot of older, but still good and valuable content inaccessible since in a lot of those cases those users aren't active here to change their download link.
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08/11/2020 5:09 pm
Level 21 : Expert Architect
illdeletethis
ban adding adfly links then, that keeps it from showing up in new or edited submissions.
while not a perfect solution, it at least adresses part of the problem, and the issue of what to do with the old links can still be discussed once no more can be added.
possibly locking out users who posted such links from doing other things on the site before changing those links would be a somewhat heavy handed, but working method of having them replaced without losing content
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08/13/2020 6:39 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Dragon
RobertPlayz9157HUN
Or even more effective, also notifying the users through their email account.
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08/09/2020 8:39 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Dragon
RobertPlayz9157HUN
I'm pretty sure dreamCritting meant that the adfly team themselves don't listen.
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08/07/2020 1:38 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Skinner
The Skin Shaper
Yep, pretty much.
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08/07/2020 12:28 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Skinner
The Skin Shaper
I would ban adfly off of PMC if I had the choice, but the team at PMC won't because they want modders to make money, which I totally understand, but they can just use other websites, or they people at adfly should just make the ads PG/PG 13, and actually see if the ads lead to porn, malware, viruses, etc, but the people at adly don't give a crap.

They should have instructions somewhere on the screen where it is easy to see, and it should go like this:

"INSTRUCTIONS TO CONTINUE:
1. WAIT UNTIL THE 5 SECOND COUNT DOWN IS COMPLETE.
(DO NOT CLICK ON ANYTHING)
2. WHEN THE COUNT DOWN IS OVER, PRESS THE CONTINUE BUTTON."

Once again, this won't happen because adfly doesn't give a crap.
CurseForge is a great alternative, I haven't used in quite a couple of months, but everyone says it is a safe alternative, so I recommend CurseForge.
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08/06/2020 1:27 pmhistory
Level 15 : Journeyman uwu
archermancool
go to https://www.change.org/endadflynow and help destroy adfly
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08/07/2020 3:19 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Modder
dreamCritting
It's not gonna do anything, but it's good that people are trying.
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08/07/2020 7:34 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Pirate
Bleyd
Signing a petition isn't going to accomplish anything rofl
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08/06/2020 10:06 pm
Level 46 : Master Professor
Acier

👎

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08/06/2020 2:03 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Crafter
uriaYT
gonna sign this right now
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08/07/2020 8:27 am
Level 43 : Master Mage
Overlord_Aqua_2
I'll say 'yes'. It only leads to inappropriate ads and websites with viruses.
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08/07/2020 7:24 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
Silex159
ban plz
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08/07/2020 7:14 am
Level 50 : Grandmaster Engineer
Naxgeneral
try this or if you have other problem tell me (i'm the HTML Explorer Teacher teach me to Edit and Decode HTML on NotePad)
https://youtu.be/PnRUzSDvlFk
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08/07/2020 7:24 am
Level 50 : Grandmaster Engineer
Naxgeneral
And one thing if you got AD click ( if you click Some where on Empthy Screen with out any button and it send you to another site)
May Be Your PC get Virus
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08/07/2020 6:11 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Miner
Attyelep
yes yes
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08/06/2020 2:06 pm
Level 1 : New Network
Chirynnn
This is dumb and stupid - basically the same thing. Every website had access to your ip whether you like it or not, otherwise they can't send the data to you without it. And how else do you want people to monetize their work? By e-begging lmao? If you really can't bear waiting 4 seconds to skip an ad you're a clown
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08/13/2020 6:45 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Dragon
RobertPlayz9157HUN
And you could get a virus the next day by misclicking on adfly
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08/06/2020 2:08 pm
Level 1 : New Network
Chirynnn
And you will never be able to find a good website to rev your creation that doesn't involve the worst ads you could possibly see
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08/07/2020 12:53 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Demolitionist
yoshiciao
curseforge is an alternative to adfly
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08/07/2020 2:12 pm
Level 20 : Expert Modder
ultrasquid9
What he said
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08/06/2020 10:15 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
Flqmes
adfly is so sus and annoying. when i see a good texture pack or smth i always get really triggered if its an adfly link
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08/06/2020 10:06 pm
Level 46 : Master Professor
Acier
I'll throw up a yes
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08/06/2020 9:50 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Modder
elite_mlgbro
YAS, adfly should be banned ofc, adfly may give developers money but is also known for GIVING PEOPLE VIRUSES, little kids get viruses on their computer all the time because of it. Adfly sucks and should be banned from planet minecraft
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08/06/2020 7:38 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
retr0joe
hell yeah, I shouldn't risk getting virtual HIV for a fucking Minecraft texture pack
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08/06/2020 7:36 pmhistory
Level 3 : Apprentice Ranger
Shotgun_Veteran_64
ad.fly and bit. ly is awful to deal with if you're a 13 year old trying to mod the old console version of MC, but you're a complete retard...

Not like I'm speaking from experience or anything.
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08/06/2020 3:41 pmhistory
Level 22 : Expert Creeper
CreeperKid_
Ok if you are not happy with ads then use this browser it uses chrome but without ads [url=<a href=]brave.com/[/url]



but if you don't wanna do that use DuckDuckgo and go to this link https://duckduckgo.com/app
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08/06/2020 2:11 pm
Level 26 : Expert Artist
TALAHU
I think people should use sites shows more safe ads than AdFly.
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