Imgflip hasn't had the "hijacker ad" problem, but there are plenty of other sites that do.

Imgflip hasn't had the "hijacker ad" problem, but there are plenty of other sites that do.  | AD BLOCKING PROGRAMS ARE LIKE CONDOMS THE MORE A COMPANY ASKS YOU TO DISABLE IT, THE MORE LIKELY YOU'LL NEED IT | image tagged in adblock,malware,condom | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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461 views, 29 upvotes, Made by anonymous 5 months ago adblockmalwarecondom
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Picard Wtf Meme | DAMMIT, YOU SAID "CONDOMS" NOW YOUR MEME IS "NSFW" | image tagged in memes,picard wtf | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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the missing swiggy | APPARENTLY, SLEEP IS A FORBIDDEN WORD HERE, ALSO | image tagged in the missing swiggy | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
This one came in as NSFW this week: https://i.imgflip.com/2blugy.jpg
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Maybe it's the suggestion of sex. Or it could just be a sensitive MOD saw it first.
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over sensitive mod, likely. They allow yoga pants so tight that you could get a degree in gynocology, but get upset at something like this.
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Futurama Fry Meme | MAYBE WE COULD SPELL IT 'CONDUMBS' | image tagged in memes,futurama fry | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Don't mean they ain't tryin'. Here is one today: imgflip.com/i/2bn3bp
Feel free to tell them how you feel, m-kay.
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I kinda expect that and those usually get downvoted into submission before they ever land on page one, so they aren't seen much. Those are made by businesses that are too cheap to hire an ad agency or invest in graphics software to produce even a simple meme.

The ads I have problems with are those that will actually hijack your browser and try to trick you into loading malware onto your computer. I get that at some of the anime sites as well as Imgur and MetaCafe. You go to look at a graphic and bam, you're redirected to a page with a flashing warning saying they've detected 82 viruses on your computer and to click the "FIX THIS" button to remove them. Then you REALLY wind up with problems.
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Got it.

At least Imgflip stopped having inline adds on page one. Although I am not a programmer, I assume these could have been hijacked either on the ad site end or an exploit of the redirect code. And also it is great not to be solicited to use a platform app rather than just the browser as this keeps things simple (read robust) and again stops the incentive to include adware to pay for the app development/store hosting.
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I will say that the quality of advertisers Imgflip attracts is much better than most sites. I rarely shop Walmart, and don't use Tide, but at least my browser won't get infected
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