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    With Flashblock I just got ye olde full page 'hidden' ad ... they're baaaaaack!
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    Nothing like web surfing while ripping some old vinyl records by capturing the sound output, and hitting a noisy ad right in the middle of Joe Walsh and the James Gang Live in Concert!
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    Got a full-screen takeover today, while logged in (as a mod). Seriously, "take the survey"? What is this, Salon?
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    I just got one coming while responding to the thread reply notification for this thread. How ironic.
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    Is it just me or has the quality of the ads suddenly plummeted in the last week or so? Every other page I get ads for moms who discovered some stupid crap, or flashing banners that I WON (including audio) some stupid crap, or ads for makeup and other stupid crap.
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    Video ad. With sound. Welcome to adblock, devshed.

    Shameful. This is a professional website that people check during the work day. I can't have a mucinex commercial blaring from my laptop speakers at random.

    Also: I work for a social network, we have 14 ad slots per page and are completely ad supported. I know what it's like to run ad campaigns and try to scrape by. This isn't how. For real. We have 20 million registered users and support a staff of 150 (and a data center of more than 400 machines) on ad revenues alone. Target your ads, seek out high quality clients, and run ads that don't make people pick up and leave.
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    Hey,

    Shooting a mail to ad ops today regarding the audio/crappy ads. I have not seen an audio ad yet, so I do not know if they are still around. Is there a particular spot where you saw the audio ad?

    Either way, I will let them know and hopefully get it resolved. In the future, if you see an audio ad or anything inappropriate, please shoot me a mail to james@developershed.com and I will look into it. I get emails 24/7 (literally), so its the best way to reach me.

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    Another ad blocked


    It's shameful that the burden of locating 'bad ads' falls upon the users of the site. Because of the ads with sound i finally installed ad block.

    My solution to the problem was a hell of a lot easier than creating an account at image shack, screen shotting bad ads, and then uploading them/emailing people.
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    tfecw, I believe he was talking specifically to me, as a mod who has him in my personal address book. I agree with you though.

    James, it was that horrible horrible mucinex ad with the talking balls of mucous. It loaded in the bottom right ad slot (well below the content) and played on load with no way to stop it or turn it off.

    As a side note, I have firefox on my machine for one thing: Devshed. Adblock for the flash ads, and "firefox" because the damn drop-downs don't work in chrome. I have a netbook at home without firefox on it. Guess what site I don't visit from home? I already stopped visiting it on my phone because it malfunctions there, and now it's claimed a computer.

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    I've been having these ads come up as well again and they are rather annoying. Just have the mucinex one come up a few minutes ago on another tab. Once in a while a top banner will come up and play a little "Congradulations! You Won!" sound bite. Not nearly as annoying as the mucinex video but still not great.
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    Sorry about the sound ads - thought we had gotten rid of them. Working to get them exiled again.

    Thanks for the patience!
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    Got an audio ad for Lysol in the bottom right hand corner.
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    Got another music-video like ad in the bottom right. Not even sure what it is for. Flash settings seem to indicate it is from cdn.selectablemedia.com

    flash embed url, if it helps:
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    http://cdn.selectablemedia.com/nabbr2/files/NabbrPlayer300.swf?publisherId=I6p_917&adSystem=adotube&pageUrl=http://forums.devshed.com/dev-shed-lounge-26/?s=&daysprune=7&adSystem=adotube&adWidth=300&adHeight=250&videoUrl=http://video.nabbr.com/heypenny_copcar.flv&contentId=xyz&initVol=0.50&initMuted=0&affiliateId=4050&adImpUrl=http://adserver.adtechus.com/adcount/3.0/5144/1776880/0/170/AdId=1293021;BnId=2;ct=3258268461;st=580;adcid=1;itime=74063561;reqtype=5
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    Nilpo, I actually don't mind those ads at all EXCEPT that the "find as you type" feature of Chrome and FireFox scrolls until the term is jus barely visible. Overlays obscure it. It's a minor complaint, however, compared to full-screen takeovers. Remember, you and I aren't seeing those. Log out and come back to this thread, you'll beg for a tiny scammy iPad ad in the corner.

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