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DeathToWindows
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Sep 18, 2006, 10:36 PM
 
Ok, I'd seen these cursed things before - but floating ads that just wander on to the screen?

Gimme a break!

Can you please tell your ad company to get stuffed?

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Railroader
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Sep 18, 2006, 11:25 PM
 
These ads suck.
     
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Sep 19, 2006, 08:19 AM
 
My computer's haunted.

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turtle777
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Sep 19, 2006, 10:55 AM
 
*sigh*

It seems like MacNN would rather get the ad dollars and piss members off than do something about it.

-t
     
mkbhatia
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Sep 19, 2006, 11:17 AM
 
I had these turned off last week, when I first saw them. I just emailed our network contacts to verify that these are off.

Thanks for the heads up.

m.
     
mkbhatia
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Sep 19, 2006, 12:44 PM
 
The offending network has confirmed that the floating ads are now off.
     
turtle777
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Sep 19, 2006, 01:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by mkbhatia
The offending network has confirmed that the floating ads are now off.
So, what if they just turnm the on again ?
Are we gonna kick the network out or what ?

-t
     
El Gato
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Sep 20, 2006, 12:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by mkbhatia
The offending network has confirmed that the floating ads are now off.
Nope. Just had one float by on the Forums main page.

EDIT: maybe the two floaty ad threads should be merged.
     
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Sep 20, 2006, 01:02 PM
 
I had one float by on this page. Ironic?
     
residentEvil
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Sep 20, 2006, 01:37 PM
 
still floating; 1:35EST
     
Scotttheking
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Sep 20, 2006, 02:34 PM
 
Still there
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brassplayersrock²
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Sep 20, 2006, 04:57 PM
 
just had one fly by at 456 est
     
mkbhatia
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Sep 20, 2006, 06:49 PM
 
I can't figure out who is serving these. Next time you see one can you copy the click-thru link on the top banner?

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monish
     
slpdLoad
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Sep 20, 2006, 07:12 PM
 
For the record, I've never seen one of these for as long as I've visited MacNN. I don't have any ad-blocking software installed besides Safari's "Block Pop-Up Windows" option.
     
mkbhatia
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Sep 20, 2006, 10:27 PM
 
I've confirmed with 3 of our largest networks and am still working to track this down. I too have never seen it the floaters, so anyone who can copy the click-thru link (control+click on the banner itself and 'copy target link' etc.), please send it along.


m.
     
zac4mac
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Sep 21, 2006, 03:52 PM
 
Just saw one this morning, around 10 MDT - "please help us and take our survey..." floated across my screen.

Glad y'all are working on this. Could you also stop feeding Electronista hits with links from the news... just seems a bit Jacksonian.

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mkbhatia
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Sep 22, 2006, 02:10 PM
 
I still can't figure out why this is happening. None of our networks claim to be allowing the ads. Still looking though.

m.
     
turtle777
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Sep 23, 2006, 07:41 PM
 
I don't know if I got the click-through link with this, but this is what I got today:

http://amch.questionmarket.com/adsc/.../macnn-lounge/

WTF ?

-t
     
Scotttheking
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Sep 25, 2006, 01:48 PM
 
I see an ad for 'microsoft ad center' at the top when I get the floating ad.
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Chuckit
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Sep 25, 2006, 01:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by Scotttheking
I see an ad for 'microsoft ad center' at the top when I get the floating ad.
It happened to me once, and that was the ad at the top then too.
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mkbhatia
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Sep 25, 2006, 04:56 PM
 
Hmm...can you copy the click through link (using control+click and 'copy target link'), so I can identify and ban the network?

m.
     
Stradlater
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Sep 26, 2006, 01:39 PM
 
Click-through links don't work because it's a javascript click-through.

The resulting location upon click-through, however, is (again, because turtle provided it),

http://amch.questionmarket.com/adsc/...in-signatures/
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Chuckit
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Oct 9, 2006, 01:42 PM
 
Just wanted to note that the ad is still there.
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residentEvil
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Oct 9, 2006, 02:46 PM
 
     
Chuckit
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Oct 9, 2006, 02:49 PM
 
The ad that causes it is the Microsoft AdCenter one, though.
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turtle777
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Oct 9, 2006, 03:08 PM
 
I have given up hope that we get rid of the annoying ads. They are here to stay.

-t
     
Scotttheking
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Oct 10, 2006, 01:06 PM
 
Just got another one.
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Dakar
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Oct 10, 2006, 01:51 PM
 
My company firewall must block them, but while I surf MacNN infrequently at home, I've never seen on there either.
     
turtle777
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Oct 10, 2006, 02:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar
My company firewall must block them.
I wish my company's firewall would do that.

All they do is block useful sites (YouTube etc) and pron

-t
     
mkbhatia
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Oct 10, 2006, 02:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by residentEvil
Nice catch. I've already emailed the culprit and will follow up later today. Thanks for hte heads up: this should be taken care of once and for all today.

m.
     
John B. Smith
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Oct 10, 2006, 11:49 PM
 
I still see them from time to time
     
mkbhatia
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Oct 11, 2006, 05:40 PM
 
Just got confirmation that these were taken off. Thanks for hte input. If you see any, please post the banner that is showing and the GIF link if possible (like above).

m.

> You will no longer see surveys from this campaign. I apologize for the
>intrusion. If you see them again, please let me know.
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