New adverts on this forum appearing from the right hand side and covering the text

Discussion in 'Feedback & Help' started by Chris Ashdown, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Chris Ashdown

    Chris Ashdown UKBF Legend Free Member

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    As it says above, Bloody annoying and another money grabbing act by the owners i guess
     
    Posted: Feb 8, 2020 By: Chris Ashdown Member since: Dec 7, 2003
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  2. Awinner2

    Awinner2 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Completely agree. I can't even read some of the posts.
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2020 By: Awinner2 Member since: Aug 4, 2017
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  3. Chris Ashdown

    Chris Ashdown UKBF Legend Free Member

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    How to look amateurish without trying, money, money, money
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2020 By: Chris Ashdown Member since: Dec 7, 2003
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  4. prophet01

    prophet01 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hey Chris
    I don't seee any ads at all.
    I even disabled uBlock Origin but still nothing.
    Post a screen shot showing the ads.
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2020 By: prophet01 Member since: Dec 19, 2012
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  5. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    I only get ads at the top and left hand side. annoying but ignoreable(?)
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2020 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  6. MBE2017

    MBE2017 UKBF Ace Free Member

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    When I read the first thread I have a total redirect to some Amazon competition spam, have to restyle the forum address, since it cannot be closed down.

    Great way to reduce the forum members, will stick around for a while mainly because of the updates on the Chinese Virus but I have better things to do.
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2020 By: MBE2017 Member since: Feb 16, 2017
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  7. Hash and Bash

    Hash and Bash UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Those ads, which started to appear yesterday, prompted me to activate my ad blocker for this site.
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2020 By: Hash and Bash Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  8. DontAsk

    DontAsk UKBF Ace Free Member

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    I don't see any intrusive ads.

    I do see a lot of 3rd party tracking cookies caught by Privacy Badger.
     
    Posted: Feb 10, 2020 By: DontAsk Member since: Jan 7, 2015
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  9. ecommerce84

    ecommerce84 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    On mobile, they are at the bottom of the screen.

    the ads themselves aren’t overly intrusive but I’ve just had a battle with the fake amazon pop up again.

    The owners really need to sort this issue as it must be putting people off visiting.
     
    Posted: Feb 10, 2020 By: ecommerce84 Member since: Feb 24, 2007
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  10. Opinion87

    Opinion87 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Small advert at the bottom of the screen on mobile, doesn't bother me much.
     
    Posted: Feb 10, 2020 By: Opinion87 Member since: Jul 1, 2015
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  11. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    First one appeared today, blocking from the right the entire screen, making the post I was reading impossible to read and the search and notifications options impossible yo use. If it comes back I think I will give up on this place.
     
    Posted: Feb 11, 2020 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  12. alan1302

    alan1302 UKBF Ace Free Member

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    One thing happens and that causes you to give up?

    Why not just install an ad blocker?
     
    Posted: Feb 11, 2020 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  13. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    It's the principle.
     
    Posted: Feb 11, 2020 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  14. alan1302

    alan1302 UKBF Ace Free Member

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    What principle is that?

    If an ad is blocking posts it sounds like a fault on the website...if there is a fault on a website that means you would leave?
     
    Posted: Feb 11, 2020 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
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  15. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    It was raised on Saturday, although I had thought it was in the feedback forum. If it is a fault it is a big one and I would have expected it to have been fixed.
     
    Posted: Feb 11, 2020 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  16. obscure

    obscure UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Its not always that simple. Bad adds are often due to rogue advertisers who slip them into the normal cycle of adds or implement new code in the ad serving system without telling the sites that use their system. The result is that the site admins may not be aware of the ads until they are informed by members and even then may not be able to see them.
     
    Posted: Feb 12, 2020 By: obscure Member since: Jan 18, 2008
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  17. Newchodge

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    This one was from Tesco. The annoying part was that it covered the text of what I was reading and there was no way of removing it.
     
    Posted: Feb 12, 2020 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  18. Ray Newman

    Ray Newman UKBF Regular Staff Member

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    Sorry, only just picked this up.

    We haven't changed any settings re: ads on our side; all the ads are provided by third-parties (Google, primarily).

    And I haven't seen any intrusive ads myself -- they're all confined to the defined buckets at the top and left-hand columns. I've tried replicating the issue, and asked my colleagues to do the same, and no joy so far.

    If next time you see one of these ads covering text you can send me a screengrab, that would be useful in chasing it up with our technical people: [email protected]
     
    Posted: Feb 27, 2020 By: Ray Newman Member since: Dec 13, 2018
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  19. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Will do, thanks. The first one was appalling, covering about 20% of the entire right side of the screen and no way of removing it. Since then there have been a few sort of balloons in the right hand corner and they have delete x, so a bit less intrusive.
     
    Posted: Feb 27, 2020 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  20. Ray Newman

    Ray Newman UKBF Regular Staff Member

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    Cyndy -- yes, I've been seeing those for the first time today. As you say, not massively hard to deal with, but a bit more in your face than we've been used to.
     
    Posted: Feb 27, 2020 By: Ray Newman Member since: Dec 13, 2018
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