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 Subscribing Member

    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 Subscribing Member

    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

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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 Subscribing Member

    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 Subscribing Member

    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 Subscribing Member

    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 Subscribing Member

    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
     
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  14. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    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 Subscribing Member

    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 Subscribing Member

    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 Subscribing Member

    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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