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  1. #121
    Ok, after reading the error I have a better understanding and some positive steps in reproducing the problem.

    The error actually appears to be coming from the G4 media player for "The MMO Report". I consistently get the error when loading the home page when the player is present, but not when loading an individual page post w/o the player. The player can time out from their media server and it looks like it can leave a tracking script pending. Not sure what could be done about that though. I can send along the error if you have contact w/ the folks at G4. Maybe they can at least change it to fail more gracefully.

    That being said, there are still a few ads as well that cause issue. If I notice any ones in particular I'll snag the URL and send it along

  2. #122
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    I'd very much like it if you would take a look at the new Rift ads.

    I think they are WAY over the top, they slow down scrolling for a lot of people, they mess up the color scheme AND layout of the frontpage, and this is a WoW website... You shouldn't advertise WoW's biggest competitor.

    I actually made a pretty good post about this earlier, but that thread was locked, and as if that wasn't enough, my post in it was deleted, even though there was nothing offensive or anything even remotely like that in there.
    That means I can only assume that my post was deleted because I was actually bringing up valid reasons to remove the ad, and you guys simply don't want to do it because it earns you too much money.

    Seriously, anybody who thinks this isn't over the top should get their head checked:


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    I agree it's over the top, that's why I just downloaded AdBlocker for FireFox and it's doing it's job ;-).

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    its a bit ridiculous indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotai View Post
    I agree it's over the top, that's why I just downloaded AdBlocker for FireFox and it's doing it's job ;-).
    I browse with Opera, which has a built-in function to block adds of your choosing, but if I block this add, there's just a black background instead, and it's almost just as bad for my eyes :/

    Besides, I don't even want to block ads on this site. I don't actually mind the regular ads at all. I know this is how the website keeps running, because we sure aren't paying for it.
    I can totally take the regular ads. This is just over the top.

    Also, they're in French for me. I'm not French, and I don't speak it. I'm a Flemish speaking Belgian.
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  6. #126
    I'm getting this gold-selling static ad randomly

    http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/p...Mgh4IxpCZH0HXw

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    Ad for Scandlines that plays a very loud noise every time i accidentily mouse over it

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    I'll be sending an email in just a second either way likely, but the ad I got was originally an uninitiated audio ad (for Cascade) and then it keeps switching (without me refreshing the page or anything, all I did was pause the next auto-play video ad) to various new ads (usually with autoplay audio/autoplay video with audio)

    Does it matter what's actually showing when I collect the info? Aka should I referesh or wait around until I get the Cascade ad again, or will any of the bad ones in the same little flash box work?


    Edit: Sigh, now it's changed to a static ad. Makes it hard to report them when they change without me doing anything!

    The ads were:
    -Cascade (auto-play video/audio)
    -Schmoo (sp?) together we make media (auto-play video likely with audio)
    -Another laundry ad (laundry torture) (auto-play video/audio)
    -Lysol (auto-play video/audio)
    Last edited by Tribunal; 2011-07-26 at 08:07 PM.

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    I love Adblock I really do. I just got tired of all the ads making noise or playing a video when I load a page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tribunal View Post
    Does it matter what's actually showing when I collect the info? Aka should I referesh or wait around until I get the Cascade ad again, or will any of the bad ones in the same little flash box work?
    Anything works

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine View Post
    Anything works
    Hmm, I might just do it next time but it had already cycled through several ads and was back to a static one on (seemingly) a different ad network. I wouldn't want to report that.

    Edit: Thanks either way though.

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    The Busch Gardens ad autoplays audio, and there's NO WAY to turn off the sound. I'm not sure how else to indicate what specific ad, but this is the link it took me to when I clicked on it.
    http://commerce.4adventure.com/EStor...NewAttractions

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    I'll pass this up. Can you also take a screenshot of the ad itself, if you happen to see it again?

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    Played sound automatically with absolutely no way to stop or mute it. Cycled through multiple ads, first one was for bing, second for febreeze.


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  16. #136
    Quote Originally Posted by Annoying View Post
    got the same one today on the main "forums" page... no adblock plus at work unfortunately
    didn't read this post till after... I had just copied it from the page source... hopefully that's the right info lol

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    Thanks; passing it up.

  18. #138
    I love getting ads on the page for reporting bad ads... i HATE ads that do audio that don't at least give me an option to mute....

    apparently it's some flash that runs to the right of the featured videos. Been getting TONS more lately, like every page i go to. VERY annoying

    flash player settings usually say game.playpickle.com or game.mytopfreegames.com. Not sure how to give you anymore info from Chrome.

  19. #139
    I posted in the discussion on a different thread but thought I would repost here.

    I often browse with multiple tabs and leave pages open to return to later. Given the nature of my work a website that plays audio adds is unacceptable and for that reason alone this site is not on my exceptions list. All the other gaming community sites I visit are exceptions (i.e. I want their adds to support them) but none of them allow audio adds, especially not adds with annoying smileys and buzzing flies.

    Please make a post on the front page when you have managed to filter out these and I am sure you will enjoy a jump in advertising views (and therefore clicks), but until then I will enjoy the margin-free, fast loading and above all SILENT viewing experience addblock allows me.

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    We're trying to get rid of whatever's causing the audio ads.. reported them several weeks ago, and sent another mail about it this weekend. Our ads people are trying to track down the source so we can get them removed.

    Sorry for the delay!

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