Lame!

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Artesia, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Artesia

    Artesia L6: Sharp Member

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    Banner ads that expand themselves down and require you to click a microscopic X to return them to their correct size! I just had one keep expanding itself 3 times before it stopped...

    Lame!
     
  2. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    We do not control what shows on the ads, its an ad network. Which ad are you talking about so we can block that ad?

    The army ranger one?
     
  3. drp

    aa drp

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    i havent really noticed them too often. i will see what I can do.
     
  4. drp

    aa drp

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    ok. i changed some settings to try and avoid expandables, but it should take a few minutes.

    thanks.
     
  5. Artesia

    Artesia L6: Sharp Member

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    I think it was the army one... I don't really read them, I just look for the damned X :p
    Thanks guys ;)
     
  6. Artesia

    Artesia L6: Sharp Member

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    just had another one for the Taking Woodstock movie... Appears to be a rollover add, it expands when your mouse hits it, which is why it kept opening, after clicking the X I moved the mouse down to where I was trying to go in the first place... :( have to click the X then move your mouse around the side of the screen so you don't hit the damn ad again...

    I would be a sponsor, but I don't trust paypal after they charged me for a bunch of stuff I didn't buy
     
  7. Artesia

    Artesia L6: Sharp Member

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    they've officially taken over...

    I've seen the Army one, Dove chocolates, Taking Woodstock, Snickers, Orville Redenbocker popcorn... probably more those are the ones I remember

    Edit: just saw one for kinder care
     
  8. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    You could donate and you would never see these again. :V But if you can't I think the ads should be fixed.
     
  9. Artesia

    Artesia L6: Sharp Member

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    I could donate, but I don't want to open a new paypal account
     
  10. PL-7764

    PL-7764 L6: Sharp Member

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    I use an ad blocker, and I've never seen any ads whatsoever, rollover or otherwise. :O Would you be able to try that?
     
  11. Warchamp7

    Warchamp7 L2: Junior Member

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    NoScript > AdBlocker

    Does what AdBlocker does and more
     
  12. Jack Riguel

    Jack Riguel L10: Glamorous Member

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    I feel like some sort of renegade... running from forum to forum trying to hide from the dreaded drop down ads....

    Please no... not TF2Maps.net too!

    ...anyways, it is sort of frustrating, especially when I'm pretty sure they're not paying the site to take up that much extra space. I'd just do it the simple way and donate but I'm currently in no position to do so because of school and extra.
     
  13. Artesia

    Artesia L6: Sharp Member

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    I've always been too lazy to look for and try an adblocker or noscript, but this has driven me to it. after looking at them both, I'm trying out noscript, seems to work well so far
     
  14. Dr. ROCKZO

    Dr. ROCKZO L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    I don't use any.. But these fecking "astrological chart" things that make noise when you mouse over them might make me have to..
     
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  15. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    We do our best to keep the ads as unintrusive as possible. But please remember that these things are paying the bills ;)
     
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  16. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    My policy is to allow things and then block whenever I get something truly obnoxious... like flash ads with @%#$ing sound.

    If I could, I'd allow source-based whitelisting. In other words, I'd block everything from ads.advertiser.com, except when it comes through a site I choose to support.

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    If only advertising networks would make it easier to block the obnoxious subset of their ads...
     
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  17. Bot190

    Bot190 L1: Registered

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    I would block the ads, but i want to help support the site at least a little. But these expanding ads are very annoying.
     
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  18. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    Its something we are looking into guys.
     
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  19. Bot190

    Bot190 L1: Registered

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    And we thank you.
     
  20. Jack Riguel

    Jack Riguel L10: Glamorous Member

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    As I;m typing theres some ad of a kid eating a sandwhithc which means I can't even see what's here. It is rather frustrationg, but thanks for looking into it. Hopefully this is readable.