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Annoying ad

By mailpup
Nov 17, 2013
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  1. Wow. Is that expanding and contracting ad at the top of the page annoying or what?! If I want to click on a thread or any link on the page, I have to chase after it as it moves rapidly up or down as the ad expands and contracts and then it's impossible to read anything as the text rolls up and down the page.

    I usually don't complain about ads because I know they are necessary but this is bad.

    Edit: FYI, thankfully it's gone now.
     
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +646

    Thanks for the note. Next time you see it can you take a screenshot?
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 6,979   +362

    Okay.
     
  4. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    Never noticed anything of the kind, but the ads depend on your location.
     
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    "NoScript" and Firefox, for "fast,fast,fast, relief.

    If you're using "Chrome" you have nobody to blame but yourself.
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 6,979   +362

    The ad in question would appear at the top of the page, in the dark space above the large TechSpot logo. Anyway, I haven't seen it since I started this thread. I was using Firefox.
     
  7. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 610   +61

    Also you could try the AdBlock extension if your using chrome.
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    "You are", = "You're".....not...."your"...! (Yeah I know I'm a ****, I have to live with me).

    TS, not that this thread isn't dead as a doornail, you could also, "fall on your sword", as it were, and simply suffer through the ad, for the good of the site. TS is after all, ad supported.

    There are sites that forbid the discussion of adblockers, under penalty of being banned, for this very reason!
     
  9. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 610   +61

    Well I have been suggested to try the program by fellow members so I was simply offering him the same pleasure...
     
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 6,979   +362

    As mentioned in my previous post I'm not using Chrome.

    Just to clarify, it wasn't just any ad I to which I was objecting. It was a particularly bad type of ad that made it difficult to even use the TechSpot forums. That said, no one else seemed to see it so maybe it was just me and since it hasn't reappeared after that first time it might be moot.

    Also, if an ad is particularly annoying, bothersome or offensive, sometimes admins can do something about it so it is worth bringing up. And by admin I mean Julio.
     
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    Just so I won't be branded a hypocrite, I'm quite guilty of talking about blocking ads myself, and in this very thread, no less....:oops:
    What you're describing almost sounds like a social engineering trojan in waiting. Some bit of nastiness that was running in RAM.

    In any event, legend has it that FF, with the "NoScript" extension, will block cross scripting attacks. Therefore, it must be considered, "security software". And as such, it can't be excluded from an ad blocking discussion.....;)

    I still wish we could get some useable emoticons installed!. :( (The "rolleyes" was my absolute favorite)
     

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