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Last year, in an effort to improve the capability of our forums, we switched to new software. We expected tremendous scalability and rapid customization that would significantly improve each Member's experience across multiple devices and integrate flawlessly with social media platforms.

Unfortunately, after a significant capital expense, we have decided that the length of time and the additional cost to reach our goals make this enterprise untenable.

Thus, we have made the difficult decision to transition the forums to our original software platform. We’re excited that, in the nearly two years since we began the process of our most recent switch, our original platform has been upgraded significantly, and we are confident that the reversion will not only provide the stability that we desperately needed prior to our last move but will also return to the Membership the high level of customization that made our online community so great. We have also added technical resources to the GolfWRX staff that will allow us to build custom modules and modifications that we are confident will take the forums to the next level.

We remain the world's largest online golf community, and we still hold true to our core values and mission statement as written in 2005. Bearing both of those elements in mind, being the best and offering our Members a platform that is world-class are both requirements, not options, and it is that spirit that has motivated this decision.

So, please pardon our mess over the next five days or so while we transition the forums.

A few important notes: Current content will be accessible during that time, but the forums will be READ ONLY, and you will not be able to start new threads or reply to posts. Personal Messaging is enabled but PMs sent/received from the time the board was frozen will not carry over. We know this is inconvenient, and we apologize, and we greatly appreciate GolfWRXers bearing with us through the transition.

We are very excited about starting this next chapter for GolfWRX and getting back to the high-quality Member experience we all expect as soon as possible.

Bad ads? Use link in first post to Report.

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If you run into any kind of bad ads, report them in the link below. <br />
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  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Los AngelesMembers  6028WRX Points: 768Posts: 6,028 Titanium Tees
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    I have now submitted 3 different kinds of input this morning to the link about re America.google-lucker popup. Hopefully this will help them get rid of this nuisance! If/when you do would you please post it here so I can cancel the popup blocker I subscribed to to stop this? Thx

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    Ping GMax 400 10.5 TPT 17 LKP
    Callawy Epic 5W 
    Callaway X-hot pro 3,4 h
    TM P790 5-W, DG 105 R
    Mizuno MP4 4-W, c-taper lite, 105 R
    Macgregor 1025M 4-W, KBS tour v, 110 S
    Vokey SM7 48, 52, 56
    Fourteen mt28v3 50, 54, 58
    Cameron Futura 5W



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  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CARules Official, Administrator  27117WRX Points: 475Posts: 27,117 Marshals
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    We usually don’t hear back from them. It usually takes 24 hrs to process. The pop ups are circumventing supplier filters so it takes time to chase them down. The more reports the more they can trace.

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    Before sending me a message for help, please look at the website support section:
    Have a Ad/BST question, first look and post here:
    BST AD Help
    If you have a general help question, post here:
    GolfWRX Website Help Desk
  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Los AngelesMembers  6028WRX Points: 768Posts: 6,028 Titanium Tees
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    Ok ... thx. Ugh

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    Ping GMax 400 10.5 TPT 17 LKP
    Callawy Epic 5W 
    Callaway X-hot pro 3,4 h
    TM P790 5-W, DG 105 R
    Mizuno MP4 4-W, c-taper lite, 105 R
    Macgregor 1025M 4-W, KBS tour v, 110 S
    Vokey SM7 48, 52, 56
    Fourteen mt28v3 50, 54, 58
    Cameron Futura 5W



  • mhudson111mhudson111 Members  70WRX Points: 95Posts: 70 Bunkers
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    Getting lots of google lucker this morning.

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  • chip75chip75 Members  626WRX Points: 148Posts: 626 Golden Tee
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    They're bad when they're placed right in the middle of the thread regardless of content ...

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  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CARules Official, Administrator  27117WRX Points: 475Posts: 27,117 Marshals
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    It is part of a flight scope ad campaign. What is the behavior of the ad? Is it auto playing sound? We could place it in its own posts.

    As for number of ads, we lost a significant number of placements from old layout to new. We are looking at ways to re enable placements.

    Posted:
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    Have a Ad/BST question, first look and post here:
    BST AD Help
    If you have a general help question, post here:
    GolfWRX Website Help Desk
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    On -, @Gxgolfer said:

    It is part of a flight scope ad campaign. What is the behavior of the ad? Is it auto playing sound? We could place it in its own posts.

    As for number of ads, we lost a significant number of placements from old layout to new. We are looking at ways to re enable placements.

    Sound is muted, when it finishes it gives you six tiles related to your YouTube history.

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  • Vardon GripVardon Grip Members  605WRX Points: 307Posts: 605 Golden Tee
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    Happy.getlucky.com

    Thing pops up all the time.

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  • gmyers22gmyers22 Members  50WRX Points: 68Posts: 50 Bunkers
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    I am getting the congratulations pop up again.
    I am on an iPad and only on this site.

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  • HakkoHakko Members  910WRX Points: 112Handicap: 7.3Posts: 910 Golden Tee
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    I’m also getting the “good luck space” pop up. I didn’t preserve the link, but I got it through a couple of different threads.

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    Cobra F8+ Diamana Blue S
    Taylormade M1 15º, 19° Matrix Black Tie S
    Royal Collection BBD VS, Shimada S 4-P
    Axis1 Tour, 35"
    Ben Hogan 51º
    Anthem 56°
    Miura 59°
  • MyShortGameSucksMyShortGameSucks His doesn't.... Members  1400WRX Points: 137Handicap: 3Posts: 1,400 Platinum Tees
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    Titleist TS3 9.5 deg, Hazardus Smoke 60
    Titleist TS3 15 deg, Hazardus Smoke 70
    Titleist 818h1 19 deg, Fuji Atmos
    Titleist 818h1 23 deg Fuji Atmos
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW, Nippon Modus 105x
    Mizuno JPX 919 Forged GW, Nippon Modus 105x
    Mizuno S18, 54 deg  Nippon Modus 120s
    Titleist Vokey SM6 60 deg K, Nippon Modus 120s
    SC Golo 5 / SC Notchback
    Titleist AVX
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  • dbdorsdbdors Houston, Clear Lake areaClubWRX  2313WRX Points: 317Handicap: 15Posts: 2,313 ClubWRX
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    I’m getting these all morning on iPad

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    Woods: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 8*, Fujikura Ventus 6 S, TM M5, 13*, MC Diamana Thump 75 S
    Hybrids: TEE CBX 119,  19* & 22*, KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 85S+
    Irons: TM M6, 5-GW, Accra 80i
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 2, 55* & 60*, Accra 80i
    Putter: SC Special Select Newport, 355g, KBS CT Tour, 33”, SS Mid-slim 2.0
    Ball: Maxfli Tour
    Bag/Cart: '20 Nike Air Hybrid/BagBoy Quad XL
    Accessories: SkyCaddie SX400/Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized
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    On -, @dbdors said:

    I’m getting these all morning on iPad

    Me too.

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    Driver: Ping G400 10.5 Reg Ping Alta 44.5”
    Hybrids: Titleist TS3 17* Stiff HZRDUS Smoke & TS2 21* Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Irons: Ping G410 5-PW (#5 at power spec loft)
    Wedges: Vokey SM8 50F, 54D & 58M, Callaway MD5 Jaws 60W Low and Mack Daddy 4 64S
    Putters: Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 (Jumbo Lamkin), Bettinardi Studio Stock #28 Slotback (Winn Dri-Tac), Piretti Matera Elite (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Cottonwood II (Piretti Fat Grip).
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  • dciccorittidciccoritti An inch an hour, 2 feet a day Toronto, CanadaMembers  1708WRX Points: 405Posts: 1,708 Platinum Tees
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    Why do I get redirected to Mac App Cleaner? Plus I get an automatic download of the app. Just started today on September 19 although not the first time I've seen this.

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    • Titleist TS2
    • Titleist 716 MB 5-PW
    • Cleveland RTX 4 52 MID | 56 FULL | 60 XLOW
    • Special Select Newport 2
    • ProV1x
  • mtex22mtex22 San Diego, CAMembers  2356WRX Points: 238Posts: 2,356 BST Banned
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    I have a macbook pro using Safari browser and** I only get this pop up when I am using Golfwrx**. This is definitely site specific

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    TITLEIST TS3 10.5 Tour Issue - Diamana BF 
    CALLAWAY Epic Flash SZ Tour Issue 15.8 - UST Lin-Q Purple 
    CALLAWAY APEX 20 - Matrix Altus 
    BRIDGESTONE Tour B X-Hi - 22 KBS Tour Hybrid Proto
    NEW LEVEL 902 5-PW - KBS Tour
    VOKEY SM7 Raw Black 50/54/58 - Hi Rev 2.0
    ODYSSEY Trihot #1
  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CARules Official, Administrator  27117WRX Points: 475Posts: 27,117 Marshals
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    Please use the links to report the ads. Ad delivery is based on your browser history and not universally seen.

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    Before sending me a message for help, please look at the website support section:
    Have a Ad/BST question, first look and post here:
    BST AD Help
    If you have a general help question, post here:
    GolfWRX Website Help Desk
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    On -, @Gxgolfer said:

    Please use the links to report the ads. Ad delivery is based on your browser history and not universally seen.

    Respectfully, I get what your are saying but I find it very strange it only happens and pops up when I am on Golfwrx.

    Also why is this the only site I use that I get a "Not Secure" in the browser bar. What is that all about?

    Could there be a connection?

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    TITLEIST TS3 10.5 Tour Issue - Diamana BF 
    CALLAWAY Epic Flash SZ Tour Issue 15.8 - UST Lin-Q Purple 
    CALLAWAY APEX 20 - Matrix Altus 
    BRIDGESTONE Tour B X-Hi - 22 KBS Tour Hybrid Proto
    NEW LEVEL 902 5-PW - KBS Tour
    VOKEY SM7 Raw Black 50/54/58 - Hi Rev 2.0
    ODYSSEY Trihot #1
  • PhilomathesqPhilomathesq Legal EagleMembers  1054WRX Points: 1,277Handicap: My tolerance for stupidity.Posts: 1,054 Platinum Tees
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    I don't have a site address to provide, but yesterday I was getting several ads for what looked to be anime ****. There were multiple ads showing cartoon women scantily clad with suggestive wording. They were on my work computer (for which nothing but reputable sites are visited), so it has nothing to do with any search history that may, or may not be, on my personal computer.

    Edit:

    Here are the ads. Also, I'm not comfortable reporting these bad ads using the link you provided in the first post. That link seems like a scam, especially because that company wants permission to track my history.



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    Driver: TaylorMade SIM 8* w/ Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited 70 O5
    3-Wood: TaylorMade M5 15* w/ Oban Devotion 8 O5
    Hybrid: PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* w/ Oban Kiyoshi Purple Hybrid O5
    4i - 9i: Callaway Apex MB w/ KBS C-Taper 130X
    Wedges: Jaws MD5 46/10S, 50/10S, 54/8C, 58/8W, all w/ DG TI S400
    Putter: Lajosi Custom DD201WB w/ Stability Shaft
    https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/1827210/philomathesqs-whats-in-the-bag

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  • PhilomathesqPhilomathesq Legal EagleMembers  1054WRX Points: 1,277Handicap: My tolerance for stupidity.Posts: 1,054 Platinum Tees
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    Here is another one, though this one exhibits poor grammar, which should be reason enough to get rid of it.

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    Driver: TaylorMade SIM 8* w/ Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited 70 O5
    3-Wood: TaylorMade M5 15* w/ Oban Devotion 8 O5
    Hybrid: PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* w/ Oban Kiyoshi Purple Hybrid O5
    4i - 9i: Callaway Apex MB w/ KBS C-Taper 130X
    Wedges: Jaws MD5 46/10S, 50/10S, 54/8C, 58/8W, all w/ DG TI S400
    Putter: Lajosi Custom DD201WB w/ Stability Shaft
    https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/1827210/philomathesqs-whats-in-the-bag

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    Wtffff

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    Have fun - ready golf - repair/replace divots & ball marks - FORE! as needed
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    Also a full screen pop-up video of the Zombieland Double Tap movie.

    I am not going to use the third party website to submit these.

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    Have fun - ready golf - repair/replace divots & ball marks - FORE! as needed
  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CARules Official, Administrator  27117WRX Points: 475Posts: 27,117 Marshals
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    Unfortunately if the info is not reported to the ad serving company, then it can not be tracked down.

    Posted:
    Before sending me a message for help, please look at the website support section:
    Have a Ad/BST question, first look and post here:
    BST AD Help
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    On -, @Gxgolfer said:

    Unfortunately if the info is not reported to the ad serving company, then it can not be tracked down.

    I respectfully acknowledge that your team is limited to the tools that have been made available to you. Hopefully an improved "ad share" option can be used in the future. One that does not spam bad ads, and then ask to track your web history for submitting bad ads would be welcome.

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    Have fun - ready golf - repair/replace divots & ball marks - FORE! as needed
  • PhilomathesqPhilomathesq Legal EagleMembers  1054WRX Points: 1,277Handicap: My tolerance for stupidity.Posts: 1,054 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @Gxgolfer said:

    Unfortunately if the info is not reported to the ad serving company, then it can not be tracked down.

    Serious question here... Given that ads are completely random and change with every page reload, how does reporting them even help? If I were to provide you a link for a bad ad, that ad will not be there when you click on the link because it will have changed. This is easily demonstrated if you go to any page on the forum and reload the page... the ads all change.

    I'm all for getting bad ads of the site, but how can reporting the link of the page where the ad rears its ugly face do any good when the page address and ad are independent of each other?

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    Driver: TaylorMade SIM 8* w/ Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited 70 O5
    3-Wood: TaylorMade M5 15* w/ Oban Devotion 8 O5
    Hybrid: PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* w/ Oban Kiyoshi Purple Hybrid O5
    4i - 9i: Callaway Apex MB w/ KBS C-Taper 130X
    Wedges: Jaws MD5 46/10S, 50/10S, 54/8C, 58/8W, all w/ DG TI S400
    Putter: Lajosi Custom DD201WB w/ Stability Shaft
    https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/1827210/philomathesqs-whats-in-the-bag

  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CARules Official, Administrator  27117WRX Points: 475Posts: 27,117 Marshals
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    The url link to the ad is needed to remove them

    Not the thread link where it appeared.

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    Before sending me a message for help, please look at the website support section:
    Have a Ad/BST question, first look and post here:
    BST AD Help
    If you have a general help question, post here:
    GolfWRX Website Help Desk
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  • PhilomathesqPhilomathesq Legal EagleMembers  1054WRX Points: 1,277Handicap: My tolerance for stupidity.Posts: 1,054 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @Gxgolfer said:

    The url link to the ad is needed to remove them

    Not the thread link where it appeared.

    If that’s the case, the reporting website needs to be updated because it only asks for the URL of the page on which the ad is found, the exact opposite of what you are stating.

    The point I am trying to make, which others have mentioned also, is that this reporting process looks like a scam to simply get permission to track our online history. Based on the information requested, there is no way this process can affect the ads we see.

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    Driver: TaylorMade SIM 8* w/ Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited 70 O5
    3-Wood: TaylorMade M5 15* w/ Oban Devotion 8 O5
    Hybrid: PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* w/ Oban Kiyoshi Purple Hybrid O5
    4i - 9i: Callaway Apex MB w/ KBS C-Taper 130X
    Wedges: Jaws MD5 46/10S, 50/10S, 54/8C, 58/8W, all w/ DG TI S400
    Putter: Lajosi Custom DD201WB w/ Stability Shaft
    https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/1827210/philomathesqs-whats-in-the-bag

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