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Old 10-21-2008, 04:11 PM   #1
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ADMIN, Some of the advertising here has become obnoxious. It's really a bummer after working all day and coming home to play on the forums and a stinking ad jumps up without provocation and smothers the first four inches of the page covering the posters comments. You click on "CLOSE" and it goes away only to pop up again immediately.

I know, I know, "Turn on my "pop-up blocker". IT IS ON!!!

I also know you can target certain nuisance-ads and do away with them if you want to.

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I blocked pop-ups altogether using my virus scan program to get it to quit. Yes, it is horribly annoying.

But, as they say, you shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. This site is ad-funded.

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Old 10-21-2008, 10:20 PM   #3
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Received several PM's from others - THANKS for the recommendations guys.

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But, as they say, you shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. This site is ad-funded.
I appreciate that and don't have a problem with most of it. The annoying pop-ups that overtake an area of the site should not be necessary or allowed. And...when they make it difficult for you to close them, all the more reason to get rid of them. I am aware that even with the advertising agreement used here that certain specific ads CAN BE INDIVIDUALLY ELIMINATED if the Admin wants to do it.

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We shouldn't have any pop ups on this site. What company are they for and what part of the site are they showing up on?

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I'll try to grab it for you the next time it happens.
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Yes, please do and I'll stop it.
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SPRINT. And yes, they're really hard to deal with.
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I have less of an issue with the ads than all the people highjacking ads or starting threads to hawk some product or service. Are there too few Mods to delete these posts? Seems like the last few days there has been a large increase.
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I have less of an issue with the ads than all the people highjacking ads or starting threads to hawk some product or service. Are there too few Mods to delete these posts? Seems like the last few days there has been a large increase.
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Do you report the post? The moment I see one like that in a thread I push the report button and we're off. I've never had a reported post NOT get deleted.

I think the mods are doing a great job on this site...couldn't ask them to do a better job.
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So, are they pop up ads or expanding ads? Also, do you have to click on them for them to expand or do they do it on their own or when you mouse over them? Last, where are they showing up?
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In my case I think the ad may have been a Sprint ad!

It appeared at the top of the page within a framework above the page content. THEN it expanded to cover about 1/3 of the page. I clicked the (X) to close the ad and it immediately closed and then reappeared in its expanded form. On the second click it vanished for good.

I also received a PM telling me that what I was experiencing could be Malware on my computer. I don't know how all of that works but I do know I pay Norton to eradicate all that crap for me. I have since run Norton and several problems were in fact detected and removed. Norton runs all the time on a schedule, so why that type of thing is getting through I don't know.

I also run a pop-up blocker. My tool bar indicated that the blocker was in fact "ON" at the time. GO FIGURE!

I guess we'll see what happens.
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This one was just in the right margin. Actually it was larger than it appears in this link. Is this type of distracting flashing bouncing ad considered OK here? Just curious.





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It appeared at the top of the page within a framework above the page content. THEN it expanded to cover about 1/3 of the page. I clicked the (X) to close the ad and it immediately closed and then reappeared in its expanded form. On the second click it vanished for good.
Same here. I had it at the top and right side of the page. Didn't get the malware PM though.
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I have less of an issue with the ads than all the people highjacking ads or starting threads to hawk some product or service. Are there too few Mods to delete these posts? Seems like the last few days there has been a large increase.
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There are a lot of spammers and spambots that target us. The mods work very hard and spend a lot of time on this site to keep it clean and running smoothly, which definately includes looking for spam. If you see a spam post, report it immediately and we'll ban the poster and remove the spam.
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I've sent an email to my rep at Google asking him about this ad. I'll let you know what he says in response.

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