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Old Mar 8, 2013, 01:38 PM   #1
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Noticed this today, a popup banner ad at bottom of Mac Rumors screen (the Lake Tahoe ad) [shows up after a few seconds], or is there some evil malware for ios 6.1...?
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Old Mar 8, 2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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Noticed this today, a popup banner ad at bottom of Mac Rumors screen (the Lake Tahoe ad) [shows up after a few seconds], or is there some evil malware for ios 6.1...?
If you can grab the URL of the ad, the admins can see about having the ad removed from the site.

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Old Mar 12, 2013, 12:06 PM   #3
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This pop up ad really blows when reading on an iPad. It is large and when dismissed it scrolls you back to the top of the page.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 04:41 PM   #4
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This pop up ad really blows when reading on an iPad. It is large and when dismissed it scrolls you back to the top of the page.
If you want to make the ad go away, see my post above yours for details. But basically, if you can grab a screen shot and get the URL and post it here, the admins will see about removing it from the ad pool.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 05:28 PM   #5
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Please, please, PLEASE get rid of this *#%!!{.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 05:30 PM   #6
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Please, please, PLEASE get rid of this *#%!!{.
Please see my post (#2) above on how to report and get rid of particular ads.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 10:52 PM   #7
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Noticed this today, a popup banner ad at bottom of Mac Rumors screen (the Lake Tahoe ad) [shows up after a few seconds], or is there some evil malware for ios 6.1...?
I think I got rid of it.

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Old Mar 12, 2013, 10:56 PM   #8
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I don't mind.
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 03:22 AM   #9
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Whilst ads can be annoying at times, it's worth remembering that without them MR and sites like it would not exist. Advertising revenue is what maintains the site, so if you see one that bothers you from time to time, it's worth bearing in mind that without them, we wouldn't have the board at all.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 01:09 PM   #10
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 05:09 AM   #11
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Here is an ad that covers the bottom of the screen on iPad and then expands up over the whole thing.

http://disney.com.au/oz/index.php?ex...ble:appsnack:2
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 01:30 PM   #12
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I see the same ad..
Annoying ad.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 02:10 PM   #13
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If you can grab the URL of the ad, the admins can see about having the ad removed from the site.

What do I do about annoying ads?
I'm getting the oz ad too. It doesn't link anywhere. It's fully contained on the MR page. When you click it, it expands fullscreen. When you dismiss it, it stays in the mr page.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 05:09 PM   #14
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Oz advertisement annoying

Hey,

I understand MacRumors need to make money and I usually don't have a problem with advertisement but today I noticed this new "Oz" advertisement in MacRumors when browsing the site with my iPad and the advertisement keeps being active even when I visit other sites. I have to completely close Safari and open it up again for the advertisement to not show up. This is really intrusive and I hope it gets fixed.
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Old Mar 20, 2013, 03:56 PM   #15
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It's happened again. The ad was for Grid2. Unfortunately, I don't have a quick way to upload screenshots from my iPad.

Isn't there a way to reject ads by format? Because this is going to be a whack-a-mole situation if we have to report banner ads each time they pop up.
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 08:29 AM   #16
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This one for grid 2 is paticularly annoying.
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 09:27 AM   #17
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This pop up ad really blows when reading on an iPad. It is large and when dismissed it scrolls you back to the top of the page.
The exact same thing just started happening to me two days ago. I am considering not browsing the forums anymore because it literally shows on every page for me. They are all different ads, not just an "OZ" ad. The most annoying thing is how it brings you back to the top after it is closed by the "x" as you mention. They don't load fully until you've probably scrolled half way down the page already. I rely mostly on my iPad to surf nowadays, and this is discouraging me from being an active part of the forum.
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 01:27 PM   #18
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Count me in as one who is REALLY annoyed by this bottom banner add on my iPad. Seriously considering leaving the site because this is so annoying. I'll give it another day or two...
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 11:01 AM   #19
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Just to be clear here, the annoying banner ad is on the main macrumors page and really dicks up the lading of the page.
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 11:58 AM   #20
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At first I was worried that this was a virus, the slightly paranoid person that I am. Do these banners only pop up to iPad users? It also appears that engadget is using them too. Just to be clear it's not a virus right?
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 12:13 PM   #21
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New banner ads as people have mentioned above are definitely annoying when browsing on an iPad. Dont care for them one bit.
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 01:29 PM   #22
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Hi all,

I didn't see a thread for this, so I'll make a new one.

Recently, I noticed every so often that when I browse forums such as this one on my iPad (3rd gen, no jailbreak, iOS 6.1.3) using Safari, I sometimes get an add sprawled across the bottom of the screen. I can tap to 'x'-out of it, but it's still annoying. Has anyone else encountered this? I don't recall this happening until about the beginning of the month... unless this is some new feature of forums that I am not aware of?

Thanks!
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 03:47 PM   #23
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 05:08 PM   #24
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Arn, please get rid of that traveling Grid 2 ad, it's crashing my iPad1
Tried to get an URL, all it shows is macrumors.com#

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I understand that, we have had ads before, but this new crop is damn annoying!
When they crash my iPad,that's wrong! I used to financially contribute to this site so I wouldn't see them, then they started to appear anyway, so I quit contributing, if MR needs to annoy me for money, I'm outta here! I know, I know, don't let the door hit me in the a$$ on the way out
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 05:46 PM   #25
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I used to financially contribute to this site so I wouldn't see them, then they started to appear anyway, so I quit contributing
Which ads? they aren't supposed to appear (on front page, or forums) if you are a contributor.
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