Coders : block this pop over ad ?

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  1. OSMac, Jan 10, 2011
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    OSMac macrumors 65816

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    The biggest site for European football news is

    http://www.goal.com/en/


    In the last week or so they added an annoying pop up/over betting ad.

    It loads over every page. On a pc it's not too bad
    as it's tied to the bottom of the browser window even when you scroll but
    With a iPad it does not scroll, its fixed, so it covers text and needs to be closed manually.

    Anyway to block this from showing up on the iPad, can I block a domain on my browser, or other solution ?
     
  2. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

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    Some of the alternative browsers available on the App Store, e.g. Atomic Web Browser, support ad blocking.
     
  3. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Do they work with this ad?

    I've tried a few things to block it but so far have not been able too.

    Let me know if you find a solution that works.
    It does not seem to be a standard ad you can just block?

    Maybe an HTML coder could look at the source and
    comment on if blocking it on the ipad is even possible...
     
  4. MrWillie, Jan 10, 2011
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    Atomic add blocking is domain based. The popup in question is a java applet from that website.

    Turning off Java scripts in Safari prevents it. Open the the main settings menu, click on Safari, turn off the slider for Java scripts.

    Edit: Don't forget to turn it back when finished, or else you can't insert emotions on the MacRumors site.
     
  5. pvmacguy macrumors 65816

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    I think you best option would be to contact the website admin. and make a complaint about the add. Most website admins are willing to take down obtrusive annoying adds.
     
  6. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    Especially ones that they put on their site that makes them money.
     
  7. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks MrWillie I turned off javascript in the Safari options and its gone.

    That will probably have side effects but at least its gone for now :)

    I hope they take it down but dont expect it to happen.

    Online sports gambling is legal in much of Europe
    and their ad money rules the football world,
    with sites plastered on most teams shirts.

    I'm sure goal.com was paid a lot for that annoying ad !

    Its really only annoying on the ipad as on the PC it just stays at the bottom of the page.
     
  8. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    It's an internal add. (they placed it on there themselves) It sends you to their own betting site.

    One side effect is not being able to use emotions on the MR site :)
     
  9. seajay96 macrumors 6502

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    I believe it's actually a functional "ad" for their own website...the betting section. Yes, there are other little ads in the bar (actually, more like links to their betting partners), but the overall toolbar is part of the website.

    So, the only way to address it would be to have the site admin completely change their site :(


    btw, neither Atomic nor iCab browsers block it.
     
  10. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Too bad with iOS browsers
    it does not stay at the screen bottom when you scroll the page ,
    like it does on Chrome / Win7.

    Is that a limitation of iOS or could the site code it different for iPads?
     

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