They are google ads, we have no concerns of them being hacked. These are from the same company that has run ads on the main site for years, and we work closely with them.My concern is that of online safety, more than how unsightly the ads might look. I clicked on one and it said they are Google ads, so hopefully they wont be hacked or otherwise manipulated. There was another Star Wars fan site that used similar banner ads, and they were hacked via the advertisements numerous times. Hopefully one of the owners can chime in to let us know that these are secure, as I don't want to see that happen here.
These are programmatic ads that should be tailored to the individual using the site. I can definitely talk to the ad company about additional measures we can take to filter out any questionable content.The other day one of the ads was closed by the browser, saying that it was using too many resources - what is that all about? Advertisements shouldn't be using any of the computers resources. I can understand simple images / gifs, but not auto-play videos or anything else.
Below is the ad that popped up a few minutes ago, guess RS is not for kids anymore, lol
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