Vodafone ad complaint

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by RobBookPro, May 9, 2010.

  1. RobBookPro macrumors regular

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    Hello

    I would like to complain about one of the ads making the rounds at the moment. It features a "roll over to view" feature which expands to take up a good portion of the top of the site, preventing navigation.

    There does not seem to be any way to contract it like most invasive advertisements. It also has some bugs in it which causes it to sometimes get stuck in a continuos loop of expanding and contracting.

    Since it sits between the site and the browser controls I am constantly tripping the roll over accidentally.

    Here is a screenshot of the ad contracted.

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    It links to here. http://vodafone.com.au/business/index.htm?cid=[%tp_adid%]
     
  2. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Thanks for reporting it. We're asking to have it removed.
     
  3. RobBookPro thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. 748s macrumors 6502a

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    It's been annoying me for a week or two.
    Happy it's going.
     
  5. coz707 macrumors member

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    thank you for having it removed. Another blow to the head to flash.:)
     
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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    We've received reports that this ad has returned. It would help us remove it if someone could post the URL that the ad links to. Thanks!
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Isn't the link at the bottom of the OP's first post? Or am I missing something? (still on first cup of coffee!)
     
  8. Doctor Q Administrator

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    The ad was supposedly removed, but it has now returned or a very similar ad has appeared. We don't know for certain if the link is the same.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That makes sense. I turned off all ad-blocking and have viewed more than a dozen threads, Forum Spy, User CP, etc., hoping to see that ad. I still don't see any ads. Where are they supposed to appear?
     
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  11. Doctor Q Administrator

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    We've put in word to have the new version of this ad removed.

    You'd think Vodafone (or whoever arranges the specifics of the ads) would want to avoid the bad publicity over misbehaving ads.
     

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