Pop-ups?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Josh, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. Josh macrumors 68000

    Josh

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    I've noticed lately that visiting MR has caused either pop-up ads to show, or a reminder from my browser that one has been blocked.

    Come on.

    MR is better than that. No one likes visiting sites that rudely intrude pop-ups on you, or cause you to edit you configurations to not allow pop-ups from macrumors.com (which incidently will hide any reminders of new private messages).

    Considering the majority of visitors here use Safari or Firefox on OS X, chances are those ads won't be seen by them - so this obviously is not a desperate measure for more revenue. The webmaster obviously knows that.

    So why the extra annoyance?

    Advertisement is one thing, pop-ups are another.

    I guess I just expected a little more from this site, and was a little shocked to see something that low.
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    have a screenshot?
    i've not noticed any pop-ups ever on macrumors. and i regularly browse from work on IE not even logged in.... :confused:
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Have never experienced a popup on MR. Are you sure they're not from another site that you've got open in another tab?
     
  4. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I've never noticed any pop-ups either and the only time I get the pop-up blocked message is when I receive PMs.
     
  5. Josh thread starter macrumors 68000

    Josh

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    No other tabs or browser windows open.

    Happened once this morning while at home (Firefox, OS X) and once this morning at work (Firefox, Win2k).

    I'll take a screenshot the next time it occurs.

    (Good to see my surprise was warranted, as it doesn't seem this is the norm)
     
  6. Arnaud macrumors 6502

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    I got it this morning too. I think it was actually from the same advertizer as an ad on the main page, one IQ-Test company (but can't remember the name, sorry; maybe i've got a low IQ after all).

    A.
     
  7. Killyp macrumors 68040

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  8. Josh thread starter macrumors 68000

    Josh

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    Just got another while in Linux on firefox.

    Screenshot attached.
     

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  9. arn macrumors god

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    we switched some of our ad codes around which probably caused the pop's.

    it might take a day or two to fix it.

    arn
     
  10. MacNut macrumors Core

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  11. bbarnhart macrumors 6502a

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    I got a pop up last night and I thought I was on crack because I thought MR was a non-pop up sight. Then I today at work I just got one.

    Pop ups are certainly happening.
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Yeah, I got one at school today using Firefox and XP. My popup blocker on my Mac takes care of them :D
     
  13. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

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    I havnt noticed anything.. but then I block all popups and only start worying when a website doesnt want to do what i think its suppose to do... :eek:
     
  14. arn macrumors god

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  15. fallacy macrumors member

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    what pop up stopper do you use? and is it freeware?

    hey yg17,

    do you have a link for the pop up stopper you use? or the name even..


    thx. by the way I also saw a pop up on this site.
     
  16. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    Last pop up I got in Safri was about a year and a half ago?
     

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