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Nov 28, 2013, 10:49 PM
 
Just got one. Tvland add for Kirstie.
     
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Dec 26, 2013, 07:16 PM
 
Nissan Rogue ad is rogue.
     
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Dec 30, 2013, 01:57 PM
 
I heard a rumor that if you buy the advertised product, the ad goes away. This works on Amazon. Might work for Nissans too.
     
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Jan 1, 2014, 01:25 PM
 
Unfortunately, the Goog reads my Amazon purchase confirmations and gets the bright idea to run ads for what I just bought.

What a bunch of sucky overlords.
     
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Jan 1, 2014, 08:01 PM
 
It's time I get that Nissan Rogue subscription on Amazon. Might even get a 5% discount.

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Feb 2, 2014, 01:46 PM
 
Time to buy a Kia too...
     
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Feb 4, 2014, 04:08 AM
 
Buying a Commonwealth Edison is gonna put a strain on the wallet.
     
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Feb 4, 2014, 01:13 PM
 
More Kias are Nissan Rogue.
     
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Feb 5, 2014, 06:43 AM
 
And Toyotas.
     
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Feb 5, 2014, 02:16 PM
 
Kias

[Buzz Lightyear]

Kias everywhere
     
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Feb 5, 2014, 09:49 PM
 
Longer, harder, hornier! Cialis!

Fug, I'm not that old...
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
     
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Feb 6, 2014, 01:04 PM
 
But apparently the ad sever knows you aren't gonna to buy a Kia.

Not me.



You get a Kia ad! And you get a Kia ad!
     
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Feb 7, 2014, 04:48 PM
 
Today's Kia ad is brought to you by Kia.
     
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Feb 8, 2014, 02:53 PM
 
Should I keep reporting these?

Is MacNN getting paid for them at least?
     
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Feb 10, 2014, 01:13 PM
 
[tap tap]

This thing on?
     
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Feb 10, 2014, 01:32 PM
 
At least google has decided I need another porsche and not a kia.
     
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Feb 10, 2014, 07:43 PM
 
Wow. Porsche is slumming.
     
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Feb 11, 2014, 03:39 PM
 
11 days with zero response is pretty impressive, even for MacNN.

This has reached bullshit proportions. I don't care about you fixing it, but I do care about talking into empty space.

I'm pretty astounded by the lack of ****s given around here.
     
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Feb 12, 2014, 01:36 PM
 
The powers that be have been notified.
     
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Feb 12, 2014, 02:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by Demonhood View Post
The powers that should be have been notified.
Fixinated.

-t
     
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Feb 12, 2014, 08:40 PM
 
Everyone does realize that web advertising is a sub-sub-sub leased thing, right? A banner space may belong to advertising wholesaler A, who then sells timeslots or correlated views, or simply a random number of views to web ad placer B who then sells some of them to advertiser C. Which means that first we have to figure out which ad space gave the entré to the offending popups, then track back to see who hosted the ad, and finally to find out who sold the advertising in the first place.

Our Front Office certainly isn't the type of folks who ignore what their customers tell them (or we wouldn't be back on vBulletin), but it isn't like they can simply walk across the hall and punch Joe Popup in the face, either.

Glenn -----OTR/L, MOT, Tx
     
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Feb 13, 2014, 12:23 PM
 
but punching Joe Popup in the face would be so satisfying.
     
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Feb 13, 2014, 07:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
but punching Joe Popup in the face would be so satisfying.
No argument here! Unfortunately, Joe is most likely a conglomerate of advertisers, above-board and otherwise.

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Feb 13, 2014, 10:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Everyone does realize that web advertising is a sub-sub-sub leased thing, right? A banner space may belong to advertising wholesaler A, who then sells timeslots or correlated views, or simply a random number of views to web ad placer B who then sells some of them to advertiser C. Which means that first we have to figure out which ad space gave the entré to the offending popups, then track back to see who hosted the ad, and finally to find out who sold the advertising in the first place.

Our Front Office certainly isn't the type of folks who ignore what their customers tell them (or we wouldn't be back on vBulletin), but it isn't like they can simply walk across the hall and punch Joe Popup in the face, either.
In the Air Force, they didn't teach you the importance of "copy that" when using a walkie?
     
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Feb 14, 2014, 06:25 PM
 
Demon's reply was essentially "copy that." I replied to the apparent expectation that someone could snap their fingers and correct a very complex issue instantaneously.

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Feb 14, 2014, 07:05 PM
 
Where are you seeing that expectation?
     
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Feb 15, 2014, 09:38 AM
 
Basically, I took Turtle's post to mean "why hasn't it been fixed?" And I took it poorly; I wasn't at my best yesterday afternoon, and I was snippy with a lot of people.

Suffice to say this: I'm sorry for the sharpness of my reply, but it's a difficult issue that often takes a while to sort out. The last thing the management wants to do is turn off regular members with inappropriate ads, and I'm positive they're working on fixing this issue. I'd like to see them find a way to penalize web advertisers for not properly screening their ads to fit their destinations here; if they pay for a particular spot, and go outside it, it should cost them a premium. I think that would get their attention better than frequent episodes of "hey, you did it again!"

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Feb 15, 2014, 11:24 AM
 
Glenn, no hard feelings on my side. I read your post 3 times, and I still don't see it as sharp or snippy.

I understand that you mods have limited control. And I think we all agree at times that the powers that (should) be at 'NN sometimes are a bit, uhm, removed from what's going on in the forums.

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Feb 15, 2014, 04:10 PM
 
Thanks, Turtle.

On topic, I haven't had a pop-up (particularly on my iPad) in a while. Any new reports lately?

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Feb 17, 2014, 12:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Basically, I took Turtle's post to mean "why hasn't it been fixed?" And I took it poorly; I wasn't at my best yesterday afternoon, and I was snippy with a lot of people.

Suffice to say this: I'm sorry for the sharpness of my reply, but it's a difficult issue that often takes a while to sort out. The last thing the management wants to do is turn off regular members with inappropriate ads, and I'm positive they're working on fixing this issue. I'd like to see them find a way to penalize web advertisers for not properly screening their ads to fit their destinations here; if they pay for a particular spot, and go outside it, it should cost them a premium. I think that would get their attention better than frequent episodes of "hey, you did it again!"
Then you deserve an apology as well. I read turtle's post differently, so I thought you were taking aim at me.
     
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Feb 17, 2014, 01:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Everyone does realize that web advertising is a sub-sub-sub leased thing, right?
It can be, it doesn't have to be.
     
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Feb 17, 2014, 08:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by mduell View Post
It can be, it doesn't have to be.
It is generally in this model because it takes a rather substantial business to organize and manage such advertising, which then cuts the net realized from that advertising.

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Feb 25, 2014, 04:13 PM
 
Things were clean until today.

Kia again.
     
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Mar 1, 2014, 12:26 PM
 
I got a nokia banner at screen bottom on my iPad

I didn't notice the ad initially and was confused by the behaviour when I tried to move the page by swiping up as I usually would from the bottom

Expected behaviour is that the page would scroll or possibly an iOS popup appear (open, open in new tab, add to reading list, copy - as per a long tap on a normal link)

Expected behaviour is not that releasing my finger well away from the banner would launch a new tab

This is scummy and confusing to the visitor who didn't intend to tap the link and scummy to the advertiser who presumably has to pay for each click
     
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Mar 3, 2014, 05:31 PM
 
Seems to have been killed for the moment. Danke!
     
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Mar 3, 2014, 07:27 PM
 
One of these days I should dummy up more example advertising. Of what spam should be like. Kias with pop-up machine guns, slave girls from venus, discounts on that new designer drug that makes you forget about unpaid bills.
     
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Mar 29, 2014, 02:02 PM
 
Guess who's back...
     
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Apr 1, 2014, 02:17 PM
 
I think my Hot Mustard thread attracted a McDonalds popup.
     
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Apr 5, 2014, 06:10 PM
 
All clear. Thanks!
     
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Apr 7, 2014, 11:41 AM
 
See you / it again in a about a week or two

-t
     
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May 27, 2014, 10:46 AM
 
Look what the cat dragged in...

A Kia and a Nissan!
     
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May 28, 2014, 08:30 PM
 
Looks like they were head-shotted.

Excellent work!
     
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May 30, 2014, 10:38 AM
 
They scare easily, but return in greater numbers.
     
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Jun 10, 2014, 05:04 PM
 
Add Barbie, and Battlefield to the list.
     
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Jun 11, 2014, 12:02 PM
 
Do you think Barbie drives a Kia?
     
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Jun 11, 2014, 09:46 PM
 
Barbie drives any darn thing she asks for. She's got sugar daddies all over the place. Known fact.

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Jun 12, 2014, 02:25 PM
 
Perhaps she would like a new pair of Levi's to go with her Kia and Nissan while she's playing Battlefield.

EYES UP HERE, BARBIE! Sheesh.
     
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Jun 13, 2014, 02:18 PM
 
Life in plastic... it's fantastic!
     
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Ads are targeted more often than not. So who ordered a Barbie recently, to fill out their collection? Subego is the obvious suspect, since he got the ad ...
     
 
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