Best Buy ads

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  1. VanNess macrumors 6502a

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    Causes jittery scrolling on iOS 10.1 (iPad Air 2). Other ads do not seem to trigger the issue, just best buy
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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  3. redscull macrumors 6502a

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    Bit of a useless reply, yeah? All your link says is to come back to this very formum and report it. Exactly like the original poster did above.

    Anyway, yes, the Best Buy ad is an abomination. It takes over my iOS audio so my music stops. It is so bad that it makes me consider no longer visiting macrumors. I know you need your ad revenue, but you can't subject your visitors to that
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    My reply was useless? How so? It pointed the user to MRF policy which explains how to handle obnoxious ads.

    Not sure what you're reading, OP had obviously not taken all of the steps.

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    Your reply on the other hand....
     
  5. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    Not a huge fan of that ad either, but I am beyond tired of seeing the ad for the spinning top that I have no interest in/ I click the x and say repetitive and not interested and it still shows up.

    What happened to TARGETED advertising?!? If I don't click, I'm NOT interested.
     
  6. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    As explained at the link included in post #2, MR uses an advertising service. MR itself doesn't choose each specific ad you might see, nor presumably do they track your behavior so as to serve you targeted ads. I think that's a good thing. Also at that link is advice on how to report what might be a troublesome ad.

    As a point of information, beyond earning money for ad clicks or acquisitions, sites can also earn from CPM, or cost per thousand impressions.

    Good explanation here: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/cpm.asp
     
  7. redscull macrumors 6502a

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    Your link says to take two steps. 1) Come to this very forum. Which OP obviously did. 2) Make a post about the ad with the site it links to. In this case, Best Buy. Done! Aside from you posting the same link and screenshots of that link telling OP to do literally what he's already done, what value have you contributed to this thread?

    My contribution was both a +1 to disliking this ad, as well as info on an additional problem it causes, that it steals the audio channel in iOS, halting any background music that's playing.

    I fully understand that MacRumors doesn't directly select the ads. But it's their website. They're still accountable. They selected the service, and they're impacted by those ads. If the ads started blasting porn would you stand by and say that's not MacRumors's fault or problem to address? Of course not. That's nonsense.
     
  8. willmtaylor, Jan 30, 2017
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    willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I'm sorry you either can't be inconvenienced to read the article/my summation or you can't understand them.

    The OP didn't take all of the steps. My article further explained them in detail (E.g. Screenshot & URL) This is MRF policy and procedure and helps with isolating/removing ad from ad pool. Whether one agrees or disagrees makes no difference.

    The rest of your rant is a useless straw man I refuse to lend credence to.

    I'm done here. All the best.
     

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