Obtrusive Ads

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Fujiko7, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Fujiko7 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I'm getting an intrusive ad that sits right in the middle of the last post on a page. As I mostly look at the digital photo forums this is a real pain. Can it be fixed?

    Cheers.
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Try to get the URL of the ad at the bottom of the page as it changes regularly.
     
  3. treynolds, Nov 16, 2010
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  4. arn macrumors god

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    I'm not seeing these ads. Can you post a screenshot?

    thanks
    arn
     
  5. treynolds macrumors regular

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    Posted in other thread... Here's a screen shot of me trying to make this post:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. hanschien macrumors 6502

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    I am getting them also, this time from Bestbuy (FF 3.6.12 windows).

     

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  7. 184550 Guest

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    Pop Up Best Buy Ad

    This is the second time this has happened in the span of about three minutes.

    I've clicked a thread in Forum Spy and have had this Best Buy ad pop up at the bottom of my screen. Not terribly annoying, but just something I thought I'd mention.
     

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  8. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    Happening to me too. It's happened 3 times, probably in the past 2 minutes. Like said, not terribly annoying, but it would be nice if it were fixed. :)
     
  9. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    This is the ad that I am getting on EVERY page.

    GL
     
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  12. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

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    Actually what is annoying about it is that it is 1024 pixels wide. I typically have my windows narrower than that - more like reading a printed page. As a result the ad's close box isn't shown and it doesn't trigger the horizontal scroll bar.

    Pretty lame.
     
  13. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    New Banner Ads (bottom)

    I've come back after lurking for a while to see a new banner ad - that I've never seen before.

    Is this a new MR thing - or is it time for me to clear out Safari? It's very annoying because it's not "framed" like standard banner ads. It reminds me of the Youtube embedded ads - which I utterly detest.

    I'm not complaining about MRs advertising (I like this site - and am guilty of freeloading) but if more ads like these continue to grow it's going to suck. Just like those stupid embedded ads on TV shows that wipe across - even IFC does it now. :(
     

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  14. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    Ditto here, just started today and is getting VERY annoying!
     
  15. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    I see this was discussed yesterday, but I just wanted to confirm the issue still persists. I'm using Firefox 3.6.12.
     
  16. arn macrumors god

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    The ad jumping into the wrong place? Or the bestbuy ad?

    arn
     
  17. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    It was the Best Buy ad. Here's a screenshot from yesterday when it occurred:
     

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  18. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    I just got a ridiculous one. Surprise, it's form Microsoft.
     

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  19. Mwongozi macrumors member

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    Dear macrumors.com: This is not cool

    This is not what I want to see when I come to macrumors.com

    [​IMG]

    Let me know when you've got rid of it, and I'll turn AdBlock back off.
     
  20. iBlue macrumors Core

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    This would be better placed in the site and forum feedback forum. But yeah, that is a pretty intrusive ad and they do tend to get rid of those.
     
  21. AAPLaday Guest

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    I' never seen that before and i don't use any kind of ad blocking software. I agree though it is a bit much
     
  22. qawes macrumors regular

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    Same here. Not using any adblocking software but never seen that before.
     
  23. eng42ine macrumors 68000

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    All the more reason to become a contributor!!


    (but ya, that seems a bit overboard)
     
  24. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't mind contributing to the site since I have extensive ad blocking baked into my browsing setups (for reasons like the ones in this thread).
     

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