VoiceFive pop-up on home page

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  1. avanpelt macrumors 68020

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    Tonight, after clearing cache and cookies in Chrome on OS X, I'm noticing a VoiceFive pop-up on the MR home page that I've never seen before. Anyone else?

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  3. FloatingBones macrumors 65816

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    I just got it in Safari today after clearing caches on my MBP.

    Is this something that MR is doing (and, presumably, getting compensated for), or do I have some sort of infection on my machine?
     
  4. arn macrumors god

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    it's one of our ad providers. we got confirmation that it should be removed now.

    arn
     
  5. yaredna macrumors member

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    It is still there, and annoying as hell. Makes me leave the site after a minute, instead of staying longer.

    Has macrumors been hacked?
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    Yeah, I've been seeing it again some as well.

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  7. ACKRITE macrumors member

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    Still showing up!

    This incredibly annoying pop-up/drop-down referred to above is still very present on Mobile Safari (via iPad) when visiting MR. I've tried "closing", "opting-out", and even answering their "quick survey", which btw, is much longer than the 5-questions they claim, and nothing works. It keep showing up at almost every single visit to this site.

    Please advise Arn.

    Much thanks!
     
  8. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Just saw this a few minutes ago. You should really consider blacklisting this advertiser.

    I don't use adblock as I want to support sites like this and occasionally I will see something interesting in an ad...but ads like this one give me a strong incentive to turn it back on.
     
  9. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

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    Just got it...
     

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  10. DipDog3 macrumors 65816

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    Wow, this VoiceFive is really annoying. Need to get rid of this advertiser ASAP.

    I had to go back to using the Dolphin browser on my iPad, which blocks all ads just so I don't get this popup.
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Just wanted to confirm this is being worked on. Ticket filed with our ad provider to find out why this keeps coming back.
     
  12. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, good to know. Thank you.
     
  13. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Excellent, because it is so *&$(*# annoying, I bail out of the site.
     
  14. FloatingBones macrumors 65816

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    Spotted this pop-up advertisement this AM. My opinion counts. It disappears after ~10 seconds. Clearly, my screen-grab reflex is way too slow. :(
     
  15. balamw Moderator

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  16. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    I no longer visit the front page because of that damn popup.
     
  17. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I've never seen it once. Usually cruising around on iMac or iPad. Of course I say that....
     
  18. arn macrumors god

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    we're having trouble tracking it down. And I can't get it to trigger.

    If someone can trigger it. Can you take a screenshot of all the ads on the page, aside from the pop-up?

    email to arn@normalkid.com

    thanks
    arn
     
  19. DipDog3, Sep 5, 2014
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    Saw it again today.
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    Top Ads
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  20. SimpleSimian macrumors newbie

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    I get this pop up every time I visit your site; and when I say every time, what I mean is: Every. Single. Time.

    Reproducibility:
    1. Run IE on Windows 8.1.
    2. Set IE to clear history/cookies when the browser closes.
    3. Visit macrumors.com, get pop-up.
    4. Close IE.
    5. Repeat step 3.

    I've attached 4 screenshots of the results of this process; if you'd like any more let me know.
     

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  21. arn macrumors god

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    Sorry,

    I assume if you don't clear cookies, it doesn't come back?

    arn
     
  22. SimpleSimian macrumors newbie

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    Nope. It pops up about ~2-5s after the page + ads appear to finish loading, then goes away automatically after ~15s. If cookies aren't cleared after it goes away it doesn't appear to come back upon reloading.
     
  23. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    I use a popup blocker, but VoiceFive evaded it. Regularly use CCleaner but that had no effect on the VF popups.

    Finally found a solution through Ghostery, a tracker blocker I use as a Chrome extension. Once I blocked VoiceFive from tracking me, the popups here stopped.

    Unsure if Ghostery works with IE, but you may want to see if IE allows you to block tracking and if so, add VoiceFive to your blocked list.
     

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