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post #1 of 36
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this one seems to be giving me all sorts of shit fits. if it loads, i'm stuck and the thread won't go anywhere. can we get this one taken out of the rotation?




it loads up that far then dies. makes it rather hard to post.
post #2 of 36
I second this motion.

What the heck is going on with all these new ads?

Is it just the flash ones that are evil?
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post #3 of 36
PithHelmet is your friend.
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post #4 of 36
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pith helmet works with Camino?
post #5 of 36
dunno. me no camino. safari.
something similar must be compatible for camino...
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post #6 of 36
God is punishing you for using Camino.
post #7 of 36
Guys, these new batch of ads are horrible, they are slowing down the page loads, and they are even holding the pages from loading, I just get stuck with the ad at the top, like the one alcimedes showed and others. Can you do something about this? Thanks! \
post #8 of 36
And the pop-ups don't even load, so you get a "the specified server could not be found" message fore every pop-up.

It ain't a prob for Safari users, but for you guys at work, it probably sucks, huh?
post #9 of 36
Not only that, but Emode opens 5 or 6 pop-up windows at the same time every now and then.

Frikkin' annoying.
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post #10 of 36
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Originally posted by alcimedes
this one seems to be giving me all sorts of shit fits. if it loads, i'm stuck and the thread won't go anywhere. can we get this one taken out of the rotation?




it loads up that far then dies. makes it rather hard to post.

This #@%@!!! ad chokes my Mozilla at home and my Netscape at work every time. I can't even refresh or back out of it. I have to close the damned browser window and start over... hoping that by chance I don't run into this #@%@!!! ad again.

In fact, when I went here to post this complaint, I had to give up and use Safari, because Mozilla couldn't get past the *!@@**%$# banner ad so that I could complain about the banner ad!!!!

Mozilla gets stuck with "Transferring data from cserver.mii.instacontent.net..." in the status bar, never going any further. Well, f*ck cserver.mii.instacontent.net, and may their web servers contract Sobig.F and die!!!

PS: Safari died too, slower than Mozilla, but I had to copy my message that I was previewing into BBEdit, close my Safari window, go back to this forum and topic, paste the text in, and try again. !!!!!
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post #11 of 36
I feel your pain. I'd like to shoot the bottle and get it over with.

Now, let's see, what means do I have at my disposal...
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post #12 of 36
You all might be interested in this:

Using /etc/hosts to block ads

Better than nothing.
post #13 of 36
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Originally posted by Brad
You all might be interested in this:

Using /etc/hosts to block ads

Better than nothing.

Can't you do better than that Brad ?
It needs to be fixed at your end of the spectrum.
( yeah..Emode has reappeared ) like a friggin jackin a box..

Ps 4 your info I am running OS 9.2 with a firewall & "webfree" on IE explorer 5.something or other.
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post #14 of 36
Just checked. Emode ads appear to be writtern in JAVA and work as a form of applet..
They're really giving me the shits..I have switched off Java on my console but it still keeps popping..Its gotta be an applet of some sort..
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post #15 of 36
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i actually got so ****ing sick of that bottle i tried to shoot it, but even that didn't work. BANG! BANG! the bottle was still there.

this ad needs to die a horrible, slow death. i'm not reading any of my forums at this point it's such a royal pain in the ass.
post #16 of 36
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Originally posted by Aquafire
Just checked. Emode ads appear to be writtern in JAVA and work as a form of applet..
They're really giving me the shits..I have switched off Java on my console but it still keeps popping..Its gotta be an applet of some sort..

In Camino, I turned off JavaScript but left Java enabled and it seemed get rid of the evil bottle ad. Of course, all the ads are choppy and horsey looking now, but at least I have peace again.
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post #17 of 36
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Originally posted by Aquafire
Can't you do better than that Brad ?
It needs to be fixed at your end of the spectrum.

I'm afraid this one is out of my hands.

All I can suggest in the mean time is blocking the ads on your end via PithHelmet or the /etc/hosts file.
post #18 of 36
or moving over to OmniWeb. (which, btw, also uses Apple's WebKit (used in Safari))
post #19 of 36
Have you notified the banner company, to tell them to get rid of this particular banner?

I know myself and others were successful in getting rid of the super fast flashing "click here" banner from awhile ago..
post #20 of 36
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Originally posted by audiopollution
Not only that, but Emode opens 5 or 6 pop-up windows at the same time every now and then.

Frikkin' annoying.

I just returned to AppleInsider today after a week of crazy, busy times at work and home. Unfortunately, the Emode ad is making it very difficult for me to use and enjoy AppleInsider. Just now it opened up at least 6 pop-up window ads, one after another. Please correct this. Please.

I am not sure that disabling pop-ups is the answer, as some sites, including my work remote log-in, use pop-ups for non-advertising functions.

I don't mind a couple of pop-up ads when I log in, but the Emode ad is ridiculous.
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post #21 of 36
And now the ad is for a pop-up blocker!!
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post #22 of 36
I can't stand that crucial advertising. Send me an email when it's not in AI anymore so I know when to be back. It kills Safari, and I hate to have 20 popups when they are disabled.
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post #23 of 36
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Originally posted by Giaguara
I can't stand that crucial advertising. Send me an email when it's not in AI anymore so I know when to be back. It kills Safari, and I hate to have 20 popups when they are disabled.

We are trying to keep everyone happy. However, I'm still having a problem understand what remains as an issue. I'm running safari on Mac OS X 10.2.8. (it worked under 10.2.6) and I've never crashed on these forums. Additionally, even with pop-up ads allowed, one ad shows up once a day. That's it.

As far as the Crucial RAM ad goes, it is one of the most harmless in the rotation. In fact, it is non-intrusive, it is not animated, it doesn't flash... it's just a standard image.

Honestly... we can shut all the ads off but the forums would have a lifespan of about 2 months thereafter. We ask nothing of our readers, but the ads pay for the forums to remain. Additionally, I feel your pain and am 100% willing to work with you guys on the issues, as I feel I've proven this week.

Having said this, you have to provide a little more detail in your posts so that we can correct the issues ASAP. I do not think the Crucial ad crashed your browser.

Is anyone else (who has cookies and javascript on) still having issues? If so, please let us know here or @ general@appleinsider.com.

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post #24 of 36
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Originally posted by Kasper
We are trying to keep everyone happy. However, I'm still having a problem understand what remains as an issue. I'm running safari on Mac OS X 10.2.8. (it worked under 10.2.6) and I've never crashed on these forums. Additionally, even with pop-up ads allowed, one ad shows up once a day. That's it.

As far as the Crucial RAM ad goes, it is one of the most harmless in the rotation. In fact, it is non-intrusive, it is not animated, it doesn't flash... it's just a standard image.

Honestly... we can shut all the ads off but the forums would have a lifespan of about 2 months thereafter. We ask nothing of our readers, but the ads pay for the forums to remain. Additionally, I feel your pain and am 100% willing to work with you guys on the issues, as I feel I've proven this week.

Having said this, you have to provide a little more detail in your posts so that we can correct the issues ASAP. I do not think the Crucial ad crashed your browser.

Is anyone else (who has cookies and javascript on) still having issues? If so, please let us know here or @ general@appleinsider.com.

Cheers,

Kasper


This problem is fixed as far as I am concerned.

About the presence of ads in general, whether the banner or pop-ups: I don't mind them if they keep this forum alive. The only problem was the out-of-control pop-ups that happened for a few days last week. Thanks for fixing this.
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post #25 of 36
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Originally posted by Kasper
We are trying to keep everyone happy. However, I'm still having a problem understand what remains as an issue. I'm running safari on Mac OS X 10.2.8. (it worked under 10.2.6) and I've never crashed on these forums. Additionally, even with pop-up ads allowed, one ad shows up once a day. That's it.

As far as the Crucial RAM ad goes, it is one of the most harmless in the rotation. In fact, it is non-intrusive, it is not animated, it doesn't flash... it's just a standard image.

Honestly... we can shut all the ads off but the forums would have a lifespan of about 2 months thereafter. We ask nothing of our readers, but the ads pay for the forums to remain. Additionally, I feel your pain and am 100% willing to work with you guys on the issues, as I feel I've proven this week.

Having said this, you have to provide a little more detail in your posts so that we can correct the issues ASAP. I do not think the Crucial ad crashed your browser.

Is anyone else (who has cookies and javascript on) still having issues? If so, please let us know here or @ general@appleinsider.com.

Cheers,

Kasper

For me, the Crucial ad is a problem (happened 5 minutes ago). It basically turns the whole page that follows it into a link to its site. I run Omniweb 4.5 btw.

If you click on anything on a page with that ad on, you end up going to crucial's site. That's even if you click in a reply textarea or on a Submit button.

What you expected to happen still happens, but a new window with Crucial's site in it opens. That's even with popups blocked "except for a link being clicked".

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post #26 of 36
Fine -- it's now removed from the rotation. Site should reflect changes within the hour.

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post #27 of 36
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Originally posted by Kasper
Fine -- it's now removed from the rotation. Site should reflect changes within the hour.

-Kasper

Wow, thanks! That's what I call good service!

Amorya
post #28 of 36
PLEASE GET RID OF THE FLASH CASINOonNET BANNER!!!! It takes something like 70% of my processor alone!!!

Why does Flash SUCK so much on OSX????!?!?!??!?!
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post #29 of 36
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PLEASE GET RID OF THE FLASH CASINOonNET BANNER!!!! It takes something like 70% of my processor alone!!!

Why does Flash SUCK so much on OSX????!?!?!??!?!

Done -- If it re-appears... just post a reply.

Cheers,

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post #30 of 36
Could you get rid of the McDonald's flash ad too, the page won't load after the ad comes up. Thanks!
post #31 of 36
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Originally posted by Mac Man 020581
Could you get rid of the McDonald's flash ad too, the page won't load after the ad comes up. Thanks!

Already done... unfortunately, they add these campaigns daily. As soon as we notice them, we ax them. Right now, there is no other way to go about it.

Cheers,

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post #32 of 36
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Originally posted by Kasper
Done -- If it re-appears... just post a reply.

Casino on net is still there. It's on the bottom of this page as I'm typing this reply.
post #33 of 36
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Originally posted by Brad
Casino on net is still there. It's on the bottom of this page as I'm typing this reply.

Yeah -- I have no control of that, m does. He said he removed it. All I can do is ask again, unfortunately.

Sorry guys.

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post #34 of 36
casino banner is back... sucking processor power like a mofo.

Code:

http://ad.doubleclick.net/click;h=v2%7C3031%7Cc%7C23%7C%2a%7Cm;6299832;1-0;0;8478837;1-468%7C60;3521893%7C3539789%7C1;;%3fhttp://xads.zedo.com/ads2/c?a=28854%3Bx=13%3Bg=254,0%3Bc=244000021,244000021 %3Bi=4%3Bn=244%3Bs=23%3Be%3Di%3Bs%3D23%3Bz%3D0.826 6919156660754%3Bk%3Dhttp%3a%2f%2fwww.888.com/default.htm%3Flang%3Den%26SR%3D635822





grrrr
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post #35 of 36
I'm torn.

I just came here with pop up blocking off, because I was visiting some car dealer sites that needed them on.

First pop up I see when I get back? This terrible, terrible thing:



I'm rethinking my blocking habits.

post #36 of 36
Ok... not that it matters but when we had that popup problem with IE, I took this screen shot. I never got a chance to post it but here it is, if you care.

This was after about 3 min serfing AI...

Thanks to the people who fixed this problem!
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