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post #81 of 103
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Originally posted by Messiahtosh
This new ad flashes non-stop! Talk about inflaming epileptic issues, ouch.

A message requesting its removal has been dispatched to the overlords.
post #82 of 103
Anyone else notice that images are loading SLOW tonight? The only way I could read anything is to stop the loading. (whatever happened to "alt" tags for images so I can reply???)
post #83 of 103
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Originally posted by torifile
Anyone else notice that images are loading SLOW tonight? The only way I could read anything is to stop the loading. (whatever happened to "alt" tags for images so I can reply???)

Nevermind. It appears that Safari is screwy for some reason. And firebox is so sickly fast I may have to suck it up and deal with the appearance (and misspellings).
post #84 of 103
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Originally posted by torifile
Anyone else notice that images are loading SLOW tonight? The only way I could read anything is to stop the loading. (whatever happened to "alt" tags for images so I can reply???)

Me too. Good thing I memorized the layout or I wouldn't be able to reply. Seems to only be this site. Others work fine.
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post #85 of 103
Actually, the slowness is due to one of the ads, specifically the JavaScript code for one of them.



Another message has been dispatched.

A temporary solution is to disable JavaScript.

Another fix if you are using PithHelmet:
1. Add to the "block" set "appleinsider\\.com"
2. Add to the "allow" set "forums\\.appleinsider\\.com"
3. Click Save. Click Reload.
4. Browse happily.
post #86 of 103
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Originally posted by Brad
Actually, the slowness is due to one of the ads, specifically the JavaScript code for one of them.



Another message has been dispatched.

A temporary solution is to disable JavaScript.

Another fix if you are using PithHelmet:
1. Add to the "block" set "appleinsider\\.com"
2. Add to the "allow" set "forums\\.appleinsider\\.com"
3. Click Save. Click Reload.
4. Browse happily.

Holy Huge Difference Bradman!

I was pulling my hair out trying to figure what was borking my browser.
Let us know who to aim retribution at.

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post #87 of 103
is anything going on with this insane java script thing??

Mac... crawls... to... grinding... halt... when... posting....
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post #88 of 103
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Originally posted by ZO
is anything going on with this insane java script thing??

Mac... crawls... to... grinding... halt... when... posting....

Incoming message from the overlords:

"We' had major server issues over the last two days, and I assume this is what your experiencing. It is not the code."

So, I can only suggest you block the server itself as I described above. That's the only thing that will really fix this. \
post #89 of 103
Would someone please kindly inform the overlords on the proper usage of your/you're. God that drives me batty.
post #90 of 103
Mac Achaia (Ars):
"It is against rules to block ads! DO NOT EVER BLOCK THEM EVER EVER!!"

AppleInsider:
"**** our ads. Here is detailed information on how to block our ads."


I love this place.

post #91 of 103
I found the evil site that offers people the option of creating talking banners. it's called Site Pal

http://www.oddcast.com/sitepal/
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post #92 of 103
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// Finds old pitchfork and begins to collect kindling, waiting for the stroke of midnight.
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post #93 of 103
AHHHHHHH!!!!!

Tina is back, but she's different. She no longer identifies herself as Tina, but I would recognize that voice and face anywhere, and she still does that weird thing where she looks at your mouse (horrid misuse of cool technology)...
She's gotta go. Make it stop!!!
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post #94 of 103
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Originally posted by Ebby
The ads changed again. More annoying than ever. At least you could move popups but these cover text!

See for yourself:
Bad ad #1
Bad ad #2
Bad ad #3

I know AI needs money, but is there perhaps a better ad server out there? \

Use Privoxy http://www.privoxy.org/!
post #95 of 103
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Originally posted by DMBand0026
AHHHHHHH!!!!!

Tina is back, but she's different.

As always, please include links here when you have problems. That makes it a lot easier for us to track it own.
post #96 of 103
all i see on windows with mozilla firefox is a banner across the top, not nearly as intrusive or annoying as the ads that you have posted, I wouldnt ever drop names but there is software availible for mac and windows that pulls all ads from a website before you see it, i dont use it, lost the file but do some footwork and whala...or just use mozilla
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post #97 of 103
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Originally posted by a_greer
all i see on windows with mozilla firefox is a banner across the top, not nearly as intrusive or annoying as the ads that you have posted, I wouldnt ever drop names but there is software availible for mac and windows that pulls all ads from a website before you see it, i dont use it, lost the file but do some footwork and whala...or just use mozilla

We'll drop names. Try pithHelmet for Safari.
post #98 of 103
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Originally posted by Ichiban_jay
I found the evil site that offers people the option of creating talking banners. it's called Site Pal

http://www.oddcast.com/sitepal/

I just got one today for the first time...

AI don't make me disable flash just to take care of this!!!

I mean I can live without newgrounds.com...
post #99 of 103
noooo! not more talking banners! got a new one today, comes up saying "What do you want me to say, type anything you want"
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post #100 of 103
and I had her say, "f*** you, bitch." Because that is what I had just said to her. And adding the lines mentioned above to pithhelmet doesn't seem to have blocked her. What the crap?

Edit: Nevermind. I figured out why PithHelmet wasn't taking care of it. I fixed the problem, and all is now right with the world (or at least with my messageboard).

Edit: Ok, I was wrong apparently wrong, because she's back again. Damnit!
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post #101 of 103
For the 100th time, folks:

Give

the

URL
.

There's *nothing* I can do about this unless you tell me where the problem ads are originating. Please!
post #102 of 103
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Finding the actual URL is not easy. You have to dig through Javascript and sometimes luck. I've been hunting that *&%%@* for a while now and she has gone back into hiding.

I've tracked her as far as "http://z1.adserver.com/w/cp.x;rid=3;tid=1;ev=1;dt=3;ac=17;c=693;" which seems to randomly direct to various ads from the AdCouncil. (There is a special place in hell for those people but I'll deal with them later.)


EDIT: Hate to say it, but I think there is some serious coding in this new "Tina" masking it's origin and making this one untracable. I'm trying to backtrack each server until I find the file and I don't think it will work. All I find are countless .GIF images, no .SWF at all. That can only mean one thing to me. "They" know I am on to them.
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post #103 of 103
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Ahhh. Relief. I have a new respect for PithHelmet.
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