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MonstBlitz
01-31-2008, 04:41 PM
I understand the necessity of ads on a message board and it's how you guys make some money to keep the site going and so forth, but a lot of these new adds are maddening. If your cursor goes anywhere near them, they quickly expand to take up half the screen and cover message board content. I have to close out of at least 5 adds on every visit. Maybe it's just me but it's driving me nuts. I don't remember ads like this on the old FinHeaven.

Celtkin
01-31-2008, 04:55 PM
I haven't seen one of those but if you see another one, copy the ad URL (where it sends you) or, if you can, get the page code of the popup. We do not allow those types of ads on this site and will notify the ad company when we can identify where they are coming from.

Thanks for the heads up.

MonstBlitz
02-12-2008, 08:41 AM
Sorry I never followed up on this, but I hadn't seen any for awhile, but today they are poppying up like crazy. These ads pop up whether you roll over the ad or not and cover up board content. Here's the URLs -

http://www.musicspace.com/product.asp?MSPID=&catalog%5Fname=MusicSpace&product%5Fid=MS6023&partner%5Fid=cardioketrem

http://www.dennys.com/en/

http://www.firebrand.com/playlist/607?cid=road2mon_tremor

http://www.vervemusicgroup.com/artist/default.aspx?aid=7295

http://www.knowyournumbersbaltimore.com/

CrunchTime
02-12-2008, 08:54 AM
Bro are you cleaning your PC from spyware periodically .I do it daily .There are some free programs.Google for spybot

My PC is on 24/7 and I am not getting any popups

MonstBlitz
02-12-2008, 09:57 AM
Bro are you cleaning your PC from spyware periodically .I do it daily .There are some free programs.Google for spybot

My PC is on 24/7 and I am not getting any popups

The PC I use doesn't have any problems with pop ups. They are blocked. The problem is, these aren't exactly pop ups, but site ads that display at the top or bottom of the page, but then they expand to take up half the page and cover the board content. They expand whether you click on them or rollover them. It's just frustrating because you have to close them before you can read the board and they are popping up at an alarming rate. Am I the only one? Is anyone else having problems with this? Here's another one -

http://www.chilis.com/

Celtkin
02-12-2008, 10:00 AM
The PC I use doesn't have any problems with pop ups. They are blocked. The problem is, these aren't exactly pop ups, but site ads, that "pop up" after you click a thread or access certain areas. I can't be the only one that's seeing these am I? Maybe I'm just nuts. Here's another one that just popped up -

http://www.chilis.com/

I need the page code from the popup or the raw URL containing the ad code. The final URL doesn't help all that much because it doesn't tell us who served the ad.

Thanks for your help.

MonstBlitz
02-12-2008, 10:05 AM
I need the page code from the popup or the raw URL containing the ad code. The final URL doesn't help all that much because it doesn't tell us who served the ad.

Thanks for your help.

I'd be happy to supply this, but I'm not sure how. It's basically just an expansion of the adds that appear at the top or bottom of the page. There's no address or code to be found anywhere on them.

NJFINSFAN1
02-12-2008, 10:24 AM
it happens to me from time to time but its rare.

Celtkin
02-12-2008, 10:30 AM
I'd be happy to supply this, but I'm not sure how. It's basically just an expansion of the adds that appear at the top or bottom of the page. There's no address or code to be found anywhere on them.

Right click (for PC) or control-click (for Mac users) on the ad and choose "View page source" on the ad itself. That may help.

MonstBlitz
02-12-2008, 10:41 AM
Right click (for PC) or control-click (for Mac users) on the ad and choose "View page source" on the ad itself. That may help.

When I right click the only options available to me are 'Settings' or 'About Adobe Flash Player 9'

Celtkin
02-12-2008, 10:43 AM
When I right click the only options available to me are 'Settings' or 'About Adobe Flash Player 9'

There could be some flash ads but try it with others of that type too. In addition, try to run spyware programs to see if that clears it up. I haven't seen any of those types of ads so far but that could be the luck of the draw.

Superself
02-15-2008, 06:04 PM
I get the same annoying ads. You can't right click on them because they are adobe flash. When I try to lift the source info using view>source, I get nothing.

CrashJ
02-15-2008, 11:41 PM
just a note, i have run into a few of these also and I run zonelabs and all is uptodate and no spyware on computer nor viruses...not all ads, just one here and there, just expands out, like when you go to espn sometimes a big ad automatically expands out over the page and you have to close it to view the page.

Celtkin
02-16-2008, 01:59 AM
just a note, i have run into a few of these also and I run zonelabs and all is uptodate and no spyware on computer nor viruses...not all ads, just one here and there, just expands out, like when you go to espn sometimes a big ad automatically expands out over the page and you have to close it to view the page.

Brother, that is spyware, I believe. Microsoft OS is a spyware's "hoe". Try one of these:

http://us.trendmicro.com/us/products/personal/free-tools-and-services/index.html

CrashJ
02-17-2008, 08:43 PM
Thanks Celt....what is spyware? zonelabs is zonealarm originally....don't think it is MS, is that what you were talking about? or something else? thanks for the help.

And for what it is worth, I just came to the site and the "bright and vivid" ad by Dell, blew up big when mouse got near it with an x close in the lower right.
I clicked on this forum and a new ad displayed from another company and it did not expand out.
will head over to that link Celt..thanks..t

add after initial post:
here is what i use..the co. was originally zonelabs years ago http://www.zonealarm.com/

I remember trying trend micro when Vista first came out as it was the only one that supported vista then or one of the few...Did not know a lot about them, and had a year and half on my subscription to zonealarm, so used it up.

How is trend? Have you ever used zonelarm to make a comparison of the two? thanks..t

Muck
02-17-2008, 09:25 PM
I got the big ad this weekend and was able to capture it.

We're taking it to the company.

CrashJ
02-17-2008, 10:09 PM
Thanks for the update Muck..t

MonstBlitz
02-19-2008, 08:59 PM
Thanks Muck. I was starting to think I was going crazy. I notice I don't get any of the ads on my home computer which is a Mac. I was surprised to get them on my work computer that has government firewalls and all sorts of crazy spyware stuff that I don't even know anything about.

NJFINSFAN1
02-19-2008, 09:23 PM
I got a few yesterday

dirtywhiteboy
02-21-2008, 05:23 PM
just started getting them in vip...don't we deserve to live without pop-ups?

Celtkin
02-22-2008, 11:03 AM
just started getting them in vip...don't we deserve to live without pop-ups?

You shouldn't be getting pop-ups anywhere on the site. Have you run spyware? Can you send me the pop-up URL and the page code?

dirtywhiteboy
02-25-2008, 04:32 PM
You shouldn't be getting pop-ups anywhere on the site. Have you run spyware? Can you send me the pop-up URL and the page code?

thanks for the reply bro! haven't got one since i posted this.
not sure what was happening. i have up to date ad-aware.

dirtywhiteboy
02-25-2008, 07:16 PM
Have you run spyware? Can you send me the pop-up URL and the page code?

is this what you wanted? http://registration.musthavefreegifts.com/index.cfm/campaign/1247/affiliate/2/key/86E9D013CF36C7F2149D33021886F9F1/subaffiliate/CD6559.

also, this site is running extremely slow for me compared to anything else...
cheers!

NJFINSFAN1
02-25-2008, 07:19 PM
is this what you wanted? http://registration.musthavefreegifts.com/index.cfm/campaign/1247/affiliate/2/key/86E9D013CF36C7F2149D33021886F9F1/subaffiliate/CD6559.

also, this site is running extremely slow for me compared to anything else...
cheers!

I have gotten pop-ups on occasions and its been very slow for a couple of days for me also.

Celtkin
02-25-2008, 07:21 PM
is this what you wanted? http://registration.musthavefreegifts.com/index.cfm/campaign/1247/affiliate/2/key/86E9D013CF36C7F2149D33021886F9F1/subaffiliate/CD6559.

also, this site is running extremely slow for me compared to anything else...
cheers!

Was that from a popup?

Matt is having dinner on Thursday night with the owner of Sportsdirect, the company who serves our ads and will carry with him a tough message about what we will and will not allow on this site as far as advertising is concerned. Popups, popunders spyware, malware and all that nonsense will stop or we will remove their ad-code.

Celtkin
02-25-2008, 07:22 PM
The site is slow because of we are running on one server. We hope to have the second one up and running by this weekend.

MonstBlitz
03-13-2008, 05:00 PM
Was that from a popup?

Matt is having dinner on Thursday night with the owner of Sportsdirect, the company who serves our ads and will carry with him a tough message about what we will and will not allow on this site as far as advertising is concerned. Popups, popunders spyware, malware and all that nonsense will stop or we will remove their ad-code.

Just wanted to thank you guys for fixing this. Whatever was said must have done the trick. I haven't seen those expanding banner adds for weeks now.

Mike13
03-17-2008, 02:12 PM
Brother, that is spyware, I believe. Microsoft OS is a spyware's "hoe". Try one of these:

http://us.trendmicro.com/us/products...ces/index.html

IMO Trendmicro's anti-virus program sucks, it never finds anything.

dirtywhiteboy
03-18-2008, 03:26 PM
The site is slow because of we are running on one server. We hope to have the second one up and running by this weekend.

in order to not start a new thread, how is this coming along Celtkin? the site is still running extremely slow for me, and it seems like the ads are slowing it down a lot. a page will not load until the ad has finished loading.
thanks.

dirtywhiteboy
03-19-2008, 06:47 PM
bump for my reply from yesterday.

Celtkin
03-19-2008, 07:32 PM
bump for my reply from yesterday.

No change. We are waiting on a load balancer to be delivered.

dirtywhiteboy
03-20-2008, 03:02 PM
cool, thanks!