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Weird Things I Noticed

Discussion in 'Ask the Staff' started by RG, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. BMAN

    BMAN Buttstuff

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    Still getting that ad
     
  2. Maximus

    Maximus BANNED Staff Member Moderator

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    im getting redirected to a Cox Cable survey...only on this site.
     
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  3. RG

    RG Champion

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    I'm getting this now at the bottom of the page asking for donations. Google ad.
     
  4. Ben

    Ben Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm going to turn off some more ads. Major companies pulling their funding from Youtube has trickled down to start killing the small guys.
    Google has now added a small button at the bottom of the website I'm trying to get turned off as well.
     
  5. Wrathe

    Wrathe Sixth Man

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    Exactly, and it has the RCF logo on the ad. If someone donates through there, does it go to you, or Google? I was surprised to see the ad since you'd just ran a donation drive recently, I was concerned you were struggling! :)
     
  6. Lord Mar

    Lord Mar Master

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    I think only a percentage would go to google from adsense. But nonetheless it's annoying.

    I am/was getting the same cox cable survey thing popping up that Max mentioned (rather, it was replacing RCF with the survey).
     
  7. Ben

    Ben Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    It goes to me, I think but it's turned off now, or will be shortly.
     
  8. Ben

    Ben Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I can't find the offending cox ad. We can't afford to turn off all of the ads but if push comes to shove, I'll take them off for members and leave them up for guests.
     
  9. The Wizard of Moz

    The Wizard of Moz Lindorable

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    Every time I go onto the site from safari on my phone I am immediately getting a pop up that says congratulations you've won 1,000 and it takes me to another site. I checked other sites and it didn't happen and it's working fine from my computer.
     
  10. DJTJ

    DJTJ 3 ball... got it!

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    Same. Only happens on mobile.
     
  11. Ben

    Ben Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    The ads are shit now. I'm trying my best to keep everything normal but adsense is a minefield. Give it a day and that ad will more than likely get cycled out of the rotation.
     
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    Just got this popup as well, I'm using Chrome on my phone.
     
  13. daddywags

    daddywags Gold Star Member

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    It's happening on my Samsung tablet over at least the past three weeks. Getting worse now, happened three or four times today and everyday for the past week. Just an fyi. It's annoying but not discouraging.
     
  14. Maximus

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    Getting redirect pop ups on phone...can't even get on anymore on ipad without being told i won $1000. Good news is I've won $30k in prizes.
     
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  15. Stark

    Stark King in the North

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    Site is unusable for me because of that same ad. Took me three tries as of this post to even make this post.
     
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