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    Ad at bottom of pages

    This ad appeared at the bottom of this page
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    and at the bottom of the forum index page. And I don't mean at the bottom just above the AUP & Developer.com link, but at the bottom of my screen, before any scrolling.
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    I wished I'd gotten a capture of it on the Forum Index page to better show how it appeared.
    It's not that it was a problem, I didn't know that ads like that were being displayed here.

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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    Do you mean floating over the page content?
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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    Yes. Like I said, it wasn't really a problem, just hadn't seen it before done that way here, so I didn't know if it was a rogue ad, or something new.

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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    I felt that the ad caused odd scrolling issues on the whole page until is was cleared.

    I don't know what the coder got for that ad, he should of got life!

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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    It's one of those "what will they do next" type of ads to get you to keep coming back.

    j/k

    It should only show up once or twice in a 24 hour period.
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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    I've had an ad pop up in the middle of the page a couple times now. Really hate that.

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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    Yep, more frequent popups than ever before. Oh well.

    Sadly they are designed as entrapment devices. To close them without navigating to the snake oil sales site you have to carefully hit a tiny "close" target in most of them. So much for weakened consumer protections in the Age Of Scum.

    Too bad Star Trek never had a realistic bunch of cretinous marketing popup ads on their displays. But that is something I can imagine happening on The Orville.

    Come to think of it, Quark did rig the comms and replicators on DS9 to advertise his bar in season 7.

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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    Example of one that popped up in the middle today.

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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    These ads happen on the forums every now and then. I've been told we'll have them for a bit. I requested and have been told they are set to just once a day.

    If you have cookies turned off, then you'll get them more, because the cookie keeps track that you've seen it.

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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    I'll be darned ..

    I saw that one this morning right after mid-night.
    Must have something to do with DayLight Savings TimeTravel

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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    I get the pop-over ad more than once a day. It generally appears twice, then goes away for a time. It does feel like it showed three times in a row, once, but I could be mistaken about that.
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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    Just displayed 3 times this morning for me. Maybe because I hadn't been here since Fri so it had to catch up from the weekend.

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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    Yeah, I got a few more triple displays of that one. It does go away after the third, and stays gone for the rest of the day. Sometimes it goes away after only two displays....I'm starting to get anxious about that third click....well, not really.
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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    Just displayed 50 times .. and counting



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    I click on CLOSE, but it keeps appearing each time I go to a new thread
    This is getting to be annoying.

    EDIT-1

    Just encountered it again .. in New Posts.
    • Click New Posts .. get it
    • Click 1st thread .. ok
    • Click <- .. (go back to list) .. get it again .. each time


    EDIT-2

    Went back to New Posts .. now it is ok
    • the ad is for Sophos
    • the issue seems to be limited to the ad for BMC


    EDIT-3

    Just encountered it again .. in New Posts.
    • Click New Posts .. get it
    • Click 1st thread .. ok
    • Click <- .. (go back to list) .. get it again .. each time


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    The ad at top and the ad at right isn't even for BMC
    What's with these guys??

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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    Quote Originally Posted by brad jones View Post
    These ads happen on the forums every now and then. I've been told we'll have them for a bit. I requested and have been told they are set to just once a day.

    If you have cookies turned off, then you'll get them more, because the cookie keeps track that you've seen it.

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    .. but still get BMC all the time

    Am I missing something?

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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    Have you tried using an ad blocker?
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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    No.
    What would you suggest?

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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    I use Firefox with Adblock Plus.
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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    I can understand that, but you also have to remember that it is ads that pays for most of the web, including this site. I would guess that nobody wants to see ads most of the time (sometimes they are of interest, but not usually), however, nothing is as free as we would like it to be.
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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    Quote Originally Posted by Spooman View Post
    .. but still get BMC all the time

    Am I missing something?
    QuinStreet controls the number of times it is displayed. I don't know what cap they have on the ad. It is nearing the end of the year, so they have likely increased it or removed it. I always pushed for the caps to be very, very small (like 1). If set higher than one or two, it becomes very, very annoying because of the frequency that people refresh pages. Annoy members and they either leave or block - which are both bad.
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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    I can understand that, but you also have to remember that it is ads that pays for most of the web, including this site. I would guess that nobody wants to see ads most of the time (sometimes they are of interest, but not usually), however, nothing is as free as we would like it to be.
    I totally agree. We need their financial support.

    But with BMC, usually they have an ad at the top and at the right.
    Then they do the pop-up I showed in post #15.
    Even that is OK, as Brad notes, if it is 1, 2, or even 3 times

    But 50+ ??
    Seems a bit overkill.

    My solution .. move the browser window down about 2 inches so the ad is off the screen
    But don't tell any one ..

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    Re: Ad at bottom of pages

    I didn't much care....until I got on my Surface Pro 2. It may be better with the 3 and on up, as they had more pixels on the screen. With the 2, that popup at the bottom of the page is covering a substantial amount of the screen.

    I still don't care all that much, but I'd also have to say that while I could tell you the rough color scheme of the ad, I couldn't tell you the company or product the ad was about. I kind of feel like the whole ad-revenue scheme that underlies so much of the pricing of the web is resting on pretty thin ice. In this day of mice and monitors, we are increasingly able to ignore ads.
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