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Oct 30, 2015, 07:11 PM
 


Certainly less obnoxious than a popup, but still cheating y'all, and it messes up the formatting (note the right side of the page).
     
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Nov 6, 2015, 02:25 PM
 
Seems to have blended. Gracias!
     
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Dec 2, 2015, 01:14 PM
 
Here's our newest entrant...



I can't even tell what it is.
     
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Dec 2, 2015, 02:26 PM
 
The little triangle kept whispering "tap me... so you can find out just what the **** I am".



It's for Ford Explorers.
     
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Dec 7, 2015, 03:02 PM
 
Giant Ford ads are still in play, and you can add giant Shutterfly ads to the giant mix.
     
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Dec 7, 2015, 09:30 PM
 
I got ONE giant Ford ad over the weekend that repeated several times over about 20 minutes (same ad every time). It also loaded kind of slowly so it was doubly irritating. And it was while I was working on something that took my attention, so when I remembered that I should capture the URL for the ad, it was gone.

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Dec 8, 2015, 08:17 AM
 
If that has value, here's the Shutterfly link:

http://r1.fmpub.net/?k1=superfeed&k2=868&k5={banner_id}&r=http%3A%2F%2 Ffrenchbydesignblog.com%2F2015%2F11%2Fholiday-shopping-with-shutterfly.html
     
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Dec 8, 2015, 10:28 PM
 
Yeah, Shutterfly has been pestering me this evening. Not taking up the whole page (I'm using my iPad), but it's certainly annoying.

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Dec 9, 2015, 11:52 AM
 
I'm seeing the shutterfly add now.
     
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Dec 11, 2015, 11:49 PM
 
Now it's cancer treatment centers of America.

It won't let me pull a link
     
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Dec 12, 2015, 03:23 PM
 
Thanks to Adblock Plus, Ghostery (and Ghostery Fixer), and Privacy Badger,

I don’t have to look at any of that crap!
If you have Ghosts, you have Everything!
     
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Dec 13, 2015, 08:07 PM
 
Shutterfly is gone, but cancer treatment is doing the full-court press.
     
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Dec 15, 2015, 08:40 PM
 
I had plenty of Shutterfly over the weekend, and on Monday, Ford came back. But so far today it's been pretty quiet, at least for me.

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Dec 17, 2015, 09:18 PM
 
Got the giant blender too.

Image source.
Click address.

Lots of shutterfly over the past week.

To be clear, I have no objection to the ads. It's just that they are majorly oversize for the banner space. Only an annoyance for desktop users, but a killer for those stuck on small screens.
     
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Dec 17, 2015, 11:08 PM
 
As someone on mobile, my only issues are:

1) It borks the strip of MacNN blue on the right, making everything look unbalanced.
2) I think MacNN should get paid more for bigger banners.

If number two isn't a problem on your end, fix the code to accommodate that size banner and consider it one less complaint to deal with.
     
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Dec 18, 2015, 02:33 PM
 
Cholua hot sauce.

Won't let me pull a link.
     
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Dec 19, 2015, 06:25 AM
 
Shutterfly is back.
     
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Dec 23, 2015, 02:50 PM
 
Got the hot sauce link...

http://r1.fmpub.net/?k1=superfeed&k2=877&k5={banner_id}&r=http%3A%2F%2 Fwww.foodiecrush.com%2Fchicken-and-waffles-sliders-2%2F
     
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Dec 24, 2015, 08:05 PM
 
Cotula hot sauce, and then The Giant Blender - a Vitamix blender, to be specific. 1805 CST...

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Dec 26, 2015, 06:29 PM
 
And the Cholula hot sauce is back, and it's BIG! 1629 CST.

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Dec 27, 2015, 11:07 AM
 
When I am at work on a windoze machine I get redirect to a page with just a banner ad. I have to click back to get to the thread page.
"The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church" Saint Tertullian, 197 AD
     
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Jan 21, 2016, 02:06 AM
 
http://r1.fmpub.net/?k1=superfeed&k2=884&k5={banner_id}&r=http%3A%2F%2 Featathomecooks.com%2F2016%2F01%2F7-layer-dip-end-zone-recipe.html

Look out! It's giant 7-layer dip!
     
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Jan 27, 2016, 07:27 PM
 
http://r1.fmpub.net/?k1=superfeed&k2=881&k5={banner_id}&r=http%3A%2F%2 Fcamillestyles.com%2Fentertaining%2Four-parties%2Fthe-easiest-dinner-party-weve-ever-thrown%2F

Now it's giant chicken florentine.
     
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Feb 9, 2016, 02:56 PM
 
I'm getting a double tall Shutterfly add now.

script src="https://z.moatads.com/federatedmediadfp505234017780/moatad.js#moatClientLevel1=19426102&moatClient Level2=379656862&moatClientLevel3=696433222&am p;moatClientLevel4=89534823982&moatClientSlice r1=106638382&moatClientSlicer2=106873942&z MoatPS=&zMoatST=&zMoatZN=1550" type="text/javascript" /script
     
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Feb 10, 2016, 10:09 PM
 
Cholua link:

http://r1.fmpub.net/?k1=superfeed&k2=877&k5={banner_id}&r=http%3A%2F%2 Fscoutsixteen.com%2Ftaste-bud-touchdown%2F
     
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Mar 5, 2016, 01:07 AM
 
Basically all banner ads are giant at this point.
     
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Mar 5, 2016, 02:09 PM
 
I've been noticing this too. Though I recently upgraded to bigger monitors, and was wondering if ad servers were adjusting to the (theoretically) available size.

They're disobeying the height and width of the standard banner space. Though not just on the forums. I've been seeing routine HUGE banners on several sites recently, notably Ars.
     
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Mar 6, 2016, 11:16 AM
 
The only forum I visit that doesn't have this problem is a very specialized one with in-house software and a very observant and compliant advertising population.

Worse than banner ads on sites you're logged into are the horrendous, scrolling, and often popping to top or bottom ads that show up on sites you visit because Google said what you were looking for was there. Atrocious!

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Mar 10, 2016, 12:01 AM
 
Banners are back to normal size for me. Seems like it happened today, and has been holding all day. Anyone else seeing this?
     
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Mar 10, 2016, 09:09 AM
 
Nope, double height HP add at top and a normal sized toyota add at the bottom.
     
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Mar 10, 2016, 01:56 PM
 
Yes, spoke too soon. I gots the big ones again today.
     
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Mar 16, 2016, 07:29 PM
 
That big-ass HP ad just won't go away.
     
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Mar 16, 2016, 08:58 PM
 
No, it sure won't. And it's the same bloody ad, all the time. Get the hint, HP, I'm not buying a corporate product!

Seriously, this looks like an advertising service has something screwed up. The ad isn't just the wrong size, but it hasn't changed, at all, in at least a week (for me). That's not how banner ads are supposed to work.

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Maybe it's too busy uploading ransomware to everyone?
     
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Apr 16, 2016, 04:37 PM
 
OK, let's try this again. I'm not sure when it happened, but I've noticed the banners. They've been the right sizes for at least the last several days.

Even our friends from HP have been obeying the banner size. I'm not blocking any ads, and they're all as they should be.

Good going guys and gals - whoever attends to this.
     
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Apr 22, 2016, 01:19 PM
 
But, ****... that HP ad is giving the site a serious case of the

     
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Apr 27, 2016, 03:43 PM
 
The big ones are back. The big HP ad too. Variety might help if we can't lose the giant ones.
     
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Apr 30, 2016, 07:57 PM
 
I'm getting an Amazon ad. It started out huge (but loaded quickly) the first few times I went from one page to another on 'NN, but now it's behaving better and is only about the size banners here should be.

And it's showing offers "similar to" something I researched several weeks ago, not something I looked at yesterday.

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May 2, 2016, 12:00 AM
 


Holy ****balls, that's some Lysol.
     
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May 5, 2016, 07:26 PM
 
I'm getting HUGE ads for Activia; I really don't need the stuff, and I really, really don't need it to decide to load AS I'm tapping on a link...

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May 7, 2016, 02:51 PM
 
Giant (Ben) Aflac.
     
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May 7, 2016, 03:21 PM
 
The inability to stop this after 6 months confuses me.
     
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May 10, 2016, 10:07 PM
 
MacNN sells ad space with specific size and (prohibited) "feature" requirements to an aggregator/wholesaler. Ag/Whole sells views/opportunities to individual advertisers (or to another ag/wholesaler). Advertisers may or may not heed the limits MacNN places on size and features, and/or may not get that data due to poor communication depending on the number of layers. It's not like the VP of Advertising for MacNN is haggling on the phone all day to sell ad space, but it's also not "good business" for the aggregators/wholesalers to incompletely, incorrectly or not at all pass on the limits a web site places on their advertising spaces.

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May 13, 2016, 01:32 PM
 
"Bad business" implies said practices have consequences.

Not seeing it.
     
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May 13, 2016, 09:33 PM
 
Yeah, not yet. Hopefully the business office is actively pursuing this issue.

Hey, guys! What about an advertiser boycott? I can write slogans, and I'm pretty sure someone here knows music and costumes!

Seriously though, this really is a problem that management is aware of and is addressing. I have no idea how far out those spaces are "rented," so I don't know how long we'd have to put up with stupid advertisers.

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May 28, 2016, 02:35 PM
 
I've been getting Lysol and some Dockers.
     
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Jun 11, 2016, 11:20 PM
 
Giant McCormick seasonings.
     
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Jun 12, 2016, 03:35 AM
 
They're big, but the McCormicks don't bother me. They don't self-animate or initiate sound. One could say they're in good taste.
     
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Jun 12, 2016, 04:54 PM
 
You could say the same about the giant Activia yogurt.
     
 
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