This is temporary and even fluctuating with time, for example one or two hours ago it was visible more than now (it were small picture plus text and now just text). I'm also using Firefox. Now it is visible only in first part of some first threads like for example here under name Chris (so for you guys who are not able to see it):
this is taken from: http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=389093&an=1#Post389093
couple minutes ago.
I've analyzed the source code from this topic.
The ad is inserted by the java-script below:
Visiting the soruce url, we have
document.writeln("google_ad_client = \"ca-pub-6260654421632949\";");
document.writeln("\/* grantalertsonline_728 *\/");
document.writeln("google_ad_slot = \"0069001557\";");
document.writeln("google_ad_width = 728;");
document.writeln("google_ad_height = 90;");
I'm not sure why MaleSurvivor is inserting the ad script?
The webmaster could have chosen to insert advertising to generated revenue. However, I doubt the webmaster would host the ad script on a third party site.
The ad script could also have been inserted by a third party without the oversight of the Web Oversight Committee. The MaleSurvor discussion board uses UBB Threads, which has numerous, well known vulnerabilities
. If Male Survivor has not patched its server, a moderately skilled hacker could modify the UBB Threads configuration to insert an ad script on every page. The hacker could then collect ad revenue without having to maintain a website.
Given that the ad script appears to be hosted on a another compromised domain, I think last scenario is the most likely.