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Ad issues

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by tkbslc, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I am fine with banner ads on the top and bottom of the pages. I know the bills need to be paid. But today I am having issues where after posting a message or refreshing a page, I get a single banner ad on a blank page. No other menus or toolbars are left. I can't even go back. I just have to close and re-open the site. This has happened 4-5x today, but it happens unpredictably. Am I the only one? Is there an issue with the Ad provider?
     
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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    That should not be happening. I have not added any such ads. Anyone else seeing this?
     
  3. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It looks like your normal banner ads, but then I just get a blank window with ONLY the ad. I'll take a screenshot if it happens again.
     
  4. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Happened on chrome on my android phone after posting earlier.
    The back button went 2 pages back, fwiw.
     
  5. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Just happened again with the post above.
    Back button closed the browser this time, still on my phone.
     
  6. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Okay this is what it looks like, only this time I could click back. Also using Chrome, but on Win 7

    Capture.JPG
     
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  7. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Seems to happen most often when clicking on the "new messages... click here to see them" pop up on a thread page.
     
  8. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Screenshot_2015-10-19-17-08-52.
    chrome on android, Samsung Note 3
     
  9. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Hi Amin. I have been active this late afternoon and evening and I have not experienced this on either my iPad nor Mac (Safari). I hope that this helps.
     
  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    @dornblaser@dornblaser - Thanks, as a subscriber you shouldn't see any banner ads at all on any pages for any reason.

    @barry13@barry13 and @tkbslc@tkbslc - I have no idea what is causing that. The ad is supposed to show below the last post on the page. Why it would show on its own page, I don't know.
     
  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I made some settings changes. Please let me know if this is still happening to you.
     
  12. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Seems OK now on Chrome/Android; I also tried Chrome on Win8.1 which seems OK, but I don't normally use Chrome on Windows.

    Thanks,
    Barry
     
  13. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    I spoke too soon; when I edited the above post and saved it, in Chrome/Win8.1, I got a blank page.

    Here's a screenshot, with my ScriptSafe JS blocker open:
    upload_2015-10-19_19-25-37.

    It seems to be happening every time I edit a post on this page.

    fwiw, I don't use any script or ad blocker on Chrome/Android.

    Barry
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2015
  14. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    (But not when posting a new post in Chrome/Win)

    FF/Win is still fine, even editing.

    Barry
     
  15. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Chrome/Android seems OK now; it's possible my script blocker on Chrome/Windows is partially to blame; as I said I don't normally use Chrome/Win for this site...

    Barry
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2015
  16. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I made some more changes. Maybe now fixed?
     
  17. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Testing Chrome/Win...

    Seems to be working fine now, posting and editing, on Chrome/Windows
     
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  18. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Testing Chrome/android... Also fine now.

    Thanks!
     
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  19. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Have not had any issues today. Thanks for making the site great for us.
     
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