The dangers of Tumblr reblogging
Wow, that was tricky. I’ve just spent quite a bit of time ﬁguring out why there were extra advertisements on this blog that had nothing to do with the ad code on the right.
There were underlined ads—those ones with pop-up boxes when you hover over the link. Normally I wouldn’t mind, but these were for a stock tip site in one case, and in two others McAfee wouldn’t even let me go through. It red-ﬂagged the sites.
I’m not blaming Avengerness at all. They had reblogged it, too, but somewhere along the line, there was ad code. Someone is making a few extra bob via Tumblr—not that I begrudge anyone making money from their own blogs—but it’s being done at the expense of everyone else’s. [PS.: After some investigation, these appear to have come via mrsemmapeel07.tumblr.com—I found 16 instances of loading-resource.com code on its home page alone.]
Be careful out there. It’s the ﬁrst time this has happened to me, and I hope Tumblr manages to get a handle on it, otherwise people will be too scared to reblog.