Obnoxious 3M ad

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  1. irun5k macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure what is up with the obnoxious ads lately- has anyone seen the latest one from 3M on this site?

    I was scrolled down on the front page, and all of a sudden I heard someone talking! Scrolled back up and saw this huge A/V ad. It was some gross guy pimping 3M film for your phone- and he's using "text" and "texting" as apparent word substitutes for "sex" which he apparently thinks is very clever. It isn't clever. It is gross and obnoxious and the audio that just starts blaring on its own is a bridge too far.

    FWIW, I *do* appreciate ad-funded sites- in fact I've been introduced to some great new products by the smaller vendor ads that MR has used for years. But this new trend is just disgusting.
     
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  3. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Please give us a screenshot and a URL that the ad links to.
     
  4. irun5k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll certainly do a screen grab if/when it comes up again-

    Thanks
     
  5. irun5k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got it. Opened a different browser and was able to get it to come up after a few refreshes in the new session.

    It links to http://www.3mskins.com/selectDevice.php?mpch=ads ultimately,

    but the actual content comes from a ton of different hosts, as can be seen by watching the status bar while the ad is playing and after you click on the ad.
     

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  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Thank you. We're taking steps to eliminate that ad.
     

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