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Old 12-02-2005, 11:09 AM   #1
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I've noticed recently that the banner ads you have on this site are also popping up annoying ads that travel with the page when you scroll up and down.

The past few days I have seen one for QuestionMarket.com and one for Circuit City. Both appear in front of the page and travel up and down while scrolling. The Circuit City ad is especially big and annoying, taking up almost the entire screen until you search for the tiny close button.

I know these are from the AG site itself because they always correspond with the banner ad at the top of the page. Just wanted to vent my frustration with these annoyances. Don't let this site turn into Gamespot.
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:11 AM   #2
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Did you... Read this thread already: http://forums.adventuregamers.com/sh...ad.php?t=10740 ?

(Edit): I see you did... Right, just forget about it...
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:13 AM   #3
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The QuestionMarket one is driving me crazy.

I know Marek was trying to do away with annoying ads and keep only the innocuous ones but that's proving more difficult than expected. Don't worry about us turning into Gamespot - that's not the intention. AG's just experimenting at the moment to find the best fit.

Are you ever getting these pop-ups on the main site, or just on the forum?
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Well I didn't know if these were classified as pop-ups. They don't open up a separate page, but instead display in the same page.

EDIT: Sorry posted in the wrong board. How long have I been here?

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Just the forum and just this past week or so.

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I've been getting the exact same pop-ups myself in the past two weeks.
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Here is a suggestion that might help IE users disable some of these ads.
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Hey, I think it's working!!!!

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Here is a suggestion that might help IE users disable some of these ads.
Hmm, I looked at the browser I'm using (Avant) and it has the options shown below. Haven't tried to change anything yet so I don't know if this will work or not.



EDIT: Ah, I remember I use to have AD Blocker checked, but then I unchecked it because it blocks some of the images on Gamespot that aren't necessarily ads.
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Yeah, adblock is way too agressive in blocking stuff. It blocks anything matching 'banner', so among other things it blocks the idle thumb banner images (which are the art at the top of articles and whatnot).
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Hmm, I looked at the browser I'm using (Avant) and it has the options shown below. Haven't tried to change anything yet so I don't know if this will work or not.
If you tick "Disable Flash Animations" then it should disable the really, really annoying "pop-over" ads (or whatever their official name is!). You'll have to untick it when you actually want to see Flash, though.
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^ Thanks. Got it checked now.

EDIT: Unchecking it. Once again checking something on that list greatly affects how things display normally on Gamespot. Guess I'll just deal with the few ads shown on this site.

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Isn't that a cheery ad for an AG site
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I just had a Circuit city ad here that took the whole page, not a pop-up - are they supposed to do that?

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^ Yes. That is one of the ads I was talking about in my original post.
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I'm sorry but banner's like this just arn't acceptable for a family site.

I understand that AG needs funds to stay afloat but this is just not in good taste.

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I'm sorry but banner's like this just arn't acceptable for a family site.
Mohh, you should see LucasForums!

But yeah those are annoying, for the sideways glances they attract if nothing else.
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I'm sorry but banner's like this just arn't acceptable for a family site.
No, they're not.

Thanks for posting it, so Marek can turn that one off.
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Waitwaitwait... I can meet hot singles ONLINE? Awesome!
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Waitwaitwait... I can meet hot singles ONLINE? Awesome!
It doesn't say that. Only that you can meet them tonight. But you probably have to hand over lots of money first .
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Dating can be so expensive.
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