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Site ads, part deux
« on: September 23, 2009, 10:05:05 AM »

I can't find the original thread that talks about the advertisement issues we've had before so I guess have to start a new thread.

Once again, expandable ads are blocking parts of the forum, but unlike last time, they start out expanded, not roll-over to expand.
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Re: Site ads, part deux
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009, 10:41:24 PM »

And again, downloading the Adblock Plus plugin for firefox does wonders.  ;-)

And if you're not using firefox already, that helps too.
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Re: Site ads, part deux
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2009, 04:24:07 AM »

And again, downloading the Adblock Plus plugin for firefox does wonders.  ;-)

Not for the ad revenues of the site owners ;)

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Re: Site ads, part deux
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2009, 03:42:58 PM »

They don't still make money off of them if I don't see them?  :-|
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Re: Site ads, part deux
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2009, 11:17:51 PM »

I believe they are paid per click, actually...
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Re: Site ads, part deux
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2009, 10:03:10 PM »

I believe they are paid per click, actually...
Well i never click on em' unless it's an accident!
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Re: Site ads, part deux
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2009, 04:44:26 PM »

So it really doesn't matter then.  :cool:
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Re: Site ads, part deux
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2009, 05:54:38 PM »

I've swapped the ad code out and this should end the expandable ads issue.

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Re: Site ads, part deux
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2009, 07:57:30 PM »

I just had one "talk" to me :wow:
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Re: Site ads, part deux
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2009, 07:37:32 PM »

I just had one "talk" to me :wow:
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I've been getting these too. God, this sucks. Does this ad company not have a setting which is "please don't annoy the hell out of the users"?  :paranoid:
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Re: Site ads, part deux
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2009, 07:38:31 PM »

I just had one "talk" to me :wow:
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I've been getting these too. God, this sucks. Does this ad company not have a setting which is "please don't annoy the hell out of the users"?  :paranoid:

install Flashblock.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/433
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Re: Site ads, part deux
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2009, 07:43:18 PM »

I just installed Adblock Plus. So that takes care of it, but I really don't want any MTR denizen or roadgeek just discovering the community to attempt to use the site and be greeted with that woman with a blood caffeine content of 78% screaming "WELCOME!!!!!! YOU HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR A MYSTERY GIFT CLICK ON THE BANNER TO SEE WHAT IT IS YAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!" Actually, I really wish nobody in the world would ever have to hear her voice ever again, because I'm fairly sure it's against the Geneva Convention.
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Re: Site ads, part deux
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2009, 09:13:58 PM »

I believe I can set the preferences to remove audio based ads (my computer is usually muted, so I never hear them). Currently I am having a hard time interacting with their interface, but will keep trying this weekend to get this taken care of.

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Re: Site ads, part deux
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2009, 10:35:42 PM »

I just installed Adblock Plus. So that takes care of it, but I really don't want any MTR denizen or roadgeek just discovering the community to attempt to use the site and be greeted with that woman with a blood caffeine content of 78% screaming "WELCOME!!!!!! YOU HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR A MYSTERY GIFT CLICK ON THE BANNER TO SEE WHAT IT IS YAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!" Actually, I really wish nobody in the world would ever have to hear her voice ever again, because I'm fairly sure it's against the Geneva Convention.

wow, I'm surely missing out on a lot of fun.  hooray ABP!
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Re: Site ads, part deux
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2009, 04:34:07 PM »

 :-D @ the Evona(?) ad with the scantily-clad debutante. "Play now." No thanks.
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Re: Site ads, part deux
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2009, 04:42:06 PM »

I've turned off campaigns with automatic audio, auto expandables, and extreme animations. Any other complaints?

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Re: Site ads, part deux
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2009, 04:24:20 PM »

the advertising server at IP address 72.32.124.205 seems to be quite slow.  Anyone else noticing their browser status bar hanging up on "contact 72.32.124.205"?
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Re: Site ads, part deux
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2009, 04:34:57 PM »

the advertising server at IP address 72.32.124.205 seems to be quite slow.  Anyone else noticing their browser status bar hanging up on "contact 72.32.124.205"?
Yep, but I figured that was out of your control, short of going to a different ad provider. :p
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