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Intrusive pop up ads

 


tintin19  (A 9150)

Jul 11, 2012, 9:47 PM
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Hi There, I've been getting problems all day (I'm in Oz) with pop us ads on the site. They are overlaying the page and making all links on the page inoperable.

I'm getting the same issue on Basejumper.com as well.

I've attached a screen shot. I've rebooted my laptop, restarted the browser and still not managed to fix it. I can refresh some of the pages a few times and end up with an ad that stays at the top, but a couple of pages are unreadable and won't refresh out of the problem.

Cheers


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bucketlistpilot  (C 1204)

Jul 11, 2012, 10:00 PM
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Yep had the same all day. Was just about to start a thread about it but you beat me to it.


tintin19  (A 9150)

Jul 11, 2012, 10:10 PM
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Good, it's not just me then! Was wondering whether it was my own personal technology fail Laugh


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Jul 11, 2012, 11:48 PM
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Seems that there was a vertical ad placed in the horizontal ad space, which is causing it to go over the text.

Apologies about this. I will contact the ad department now and ask them to rectify the issue.


SkyPiggie  (D License)

Jul 12, 2012, 7:57 AM
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Click "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", checkmark "Turn on pop-up blocker".


bucketlistpilot  (C 1204)

Jul 12, 2012, 2:24 PM
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In reply to:
Seems that there was a vertical ad placed in the horizontal ad space, which is causing it to go over the text.

Apologies about this. I will contact the ad department now and ask them to rectify the issue.

Thanks. It's still vertical today but at least you can click the links behind it now.


tintin19  (A 9150)

Jul 12, 2012, 3:17 PM
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Yep, the ad department failed to rectify the problem. On the upside the site took a few extra advertising cents from me trying to avoid the vertical Travelex advert and failing repeatedly :)


strife

Jul 12, 2012, 3:21 PM
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first world problem but bloody annoying the blocking pops doesnt work on google or chrome because its not really a pop up is it?


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Jul 12, 2012, 11:49 PM
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I contacted them and alerted them as to the issue and they said they would get back to me as soon as possible, I still haven't heard back, but if I don't hear anything in the next few hours I will send off another e-mail .

And nah it's not a pop-up, it seems someone involved with placing the ads into the correct categories accidentally placed a skyscraper ad into the horizontal header space.


strife

Jul 13, 2012, 4:47 PM
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chrome adblocker extension works for now

Cheers


strop45  (D 957)

Jul 14, 2012, 12:59 AM
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In reply to:
chrome adblocker extension works for now

Cheers
+1, happy to have the ads while they work easily and don't use most of the screen. Good case of the advertiser's cleverness causing the audience to flee....


strife

Jul 14, 2012, 3:42 AM
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agree about the ads bringing money to the site

Im quite surprised the anecdotal increase in speed of rendering Im seeing since running adblocker as well


tintin19  (A 9150)

Jul 15, 2012, 7:19 PM
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Still happening. The offending ads seem to be

1. ING Direct
2. KOMLI
3. Travelex

Can you tell them Basejumper.com has the same issue with the same ads, please! :)


nigel99  (D 1)

Jul 15, 2012, 8:26 PM
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I'm also getting the ads. Often makes it impossible to read the first 2 or 3 posts in a thread.

Fingers crossed it gets sorted soon.


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Jul 15, 2012, 11:42 PM
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-sigh-

Give it a few more hours guys, if it's not changed by later today I will be pulling the header ads off the sight temporarily until they get it sorted.


nigel99  (D 1)

Jul 16, 2012, 1:08 AM
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In reply to:
-sigh-

Give it a few more hours guys, if it's not changed by later today I will be pulling the header ads off the sight temporarily until they get it sorted.

Thanks. On the bright side, at least I know I didn't pick up something nasty from surfing dodgy websitesBlush


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Jul 19, 2012, 7:48 AM
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Hey guys,

I've been in talks back and forth with the people in charge of the ads, after they failed to fix the issue the other day I removed the header ads completely to prevent the issue.

I have put it back today, so if you see the issue again - please screen shot and attach to this thread so I can remove them again and try get them to fix it again.



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