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Postby ollie » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:18 am

I have a huge problem with the web site. The "ukfast" banner add in the left hand column is the same as the one in the header.

See the screenshot for a better understanding of the problem.
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RE: Web site banner ad

Postby M-Saunders » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:46 am

Clearly, the problem is that you're using Windows :-)

Seriously: that's bad. Apologies, although I haven't seen that yet here (Firefox on Linux and Safari on OS X). Has anyone else had that problem?

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RE: Web site banner ad

Postby ollie » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:39 am

Yeah, I was using Windows at work, they get really upset if anything but Windows goes on the network I don't control :wink: My old, old boss got really upset when I was demonstrating the lack of security on the network by creating text files called "his_name_was_here.txt" on various servers around the place (state) using a LiveCD (Mepis) with spoofed MAC address, he was watching over my shoulder :D. I was also demonstrating their very inferior filtering service by accessing a site with "Pornography Star" in it's title. Lots of fun! :lol:

Back on my Eee PC and the ukfast ad is the different vertical banner. Don't really know why but I'll have a look tomorrow after clearing the caches.
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RE: Web site banner ad

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:48 am

The sig between the asterisks is so cool that only REALLY COOL people can even see it!

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Re: Web site banner ad

Postby ollie » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:48 am

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:Adblock plus :)


But I don't mind regular ads, they pay for the free access to web sites. The annoying, vibrating, "you have 3,648 viruses" are the ads I object too. Sites that allow this type of advertising don't get visited very often, if at all again.
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RE: Re: Web site banner ad

Postby guy » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:57 pm

Adblock plus allows you to customise the blocking. You can just block the few you have trouble with, such as the offending one here.
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Re: Web site banner ad

Postby AndyBaxman » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:15 am

ollie wrote:
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:Adblock plus :)


But I don't mind regular ads, they pay for the free access to web sites. The annoying, vibrating, "you have 3,648 viruses" are the ads I object too. Sites that allow this type of advertising don't get visited very often, if at all again.


While I agree with the principle of ad-funded sites, in practice they always end up showing the kind of annoying ads that set our teeth to grinding. Not their fault, exactly, but the fault of the ad agencies they syndicate to.

The effect, however, is the same. Eyeball-jarring ads that irritate the hell out of you on almost every ad-supported site you visit.

My response is to merely block the lot. See an ad, block its domain. End of story. Its the only way to have an acceptable web experience these days.

Advertisers whinge and whine about this attitude, to the extent that they even try to implement ad-blocker-blockers to keep people off sites if they have ad-blockers enabled. Doesn't work of course, the blocker technology is always ahead of them.

What these ad muppets need to grasp is that this situation is all of their own making. Unlike other ad mediums (TV, radio, magazines, cinema, etc) they cannot force ads upon us. We look at their ads on our terms, or not at all. If they hadn't started (and persisted) with the notion that they could shove any garish crap they like into our faces then the ad-blocker would never have been born.
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Re: Web site banner ad

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:07 am

AndyBaxman wrote:Advertisers whinge and whine about this attitude, to the extent that they even try to implement ad-blocker-blockers to keep people off sites if they have ad-blockers enabled. Doesn't work of course, the blocker technology is always ahead of them.

What these ad muppets need to grasp is that this situation is all of their own making. Unlike other ad mediums (TV, radio, magazines, cinema, etc) they cannot force ads upon us. We look at their ads on our terms, or not at all. If they hadn't started (and persisted) with the notion that they could shove any garish crap they like into our faces then the ad-blocker would never have been born.


Hear hear, and the TV companies are starting to implement "anti advert skip" tactics into the way that adverts are shown.
Thing is, PVRs can skip most ads, but now they show the logo twice with a pause, so that it only skips 10 seconds.
They still can't disable the "skip forward" button (yet)
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RE: Re: Web site banner ad

Postby ollie » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:06 pm

It's strange, it's only on one PC that it's occurring (my staff one :roll: ) so i have just blocked images from m1.2mdn.net and the problem is solved.

Edit: Convinced support staff to make me a Power User and I upgraded to Firefox 3.0.4, re-enabled images from m1.2mdn.net and everything worked fine. Windows just makes computer use so frustrating :x
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RE: Re: Web site banner ad

Postby Ram » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:02 pm

I've got the same issue running Ibex from LXFDVD114 in Virtualbox, my works laptop, colleague also displays the banner down screen instead of across. Plugins have been install but FF keeps advising that additional plugins are require. Going to try a reboot.

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Just a close and re-open of FF to accept/refresh the install plugins cured the problem.

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