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    Phoronix: Noticing A Problem With Ad Loading?

    If you've been noticing on Phoronix over the past day or so when loading pages, occasionally a large, horizontal ad loading on the left side of the web-site where the vertical "skyscraper" ads are appearing, please let us know. We haven't been able to reproduce this problem ourselves and our ad provider, IDG TechNetwork, has only had limited success in reproducing this problem -- it seems to mainly affect European readers. However, this certainly does obstruct the viewing process and is indeed a bug that we are looking for our ad provider to address as soon as possible...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODIyNg

  • #2
    I normally surf with AdBlock but tried it and yes this bug does affect me, I can't read the news properly. I'm from Germany.

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    • #3
      Fu** hell, I tried to temporally allow the Ads, but I gave up, after five reloads and allowing 10 sites to execute some sort of code. Thats why I use my ScriptBlocker. And nearly every site wants to set at least one cookie.

      Call me paranoid if you want, but that is way to much.

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      • #4
        You requested details regarding the ad that sits on top of the articles. Here's what I've experienced:

        A big, fat, green ad spawns on top of the article text, horizontally.

        The ad I've seen is a Danish ad for Boxer digital TV with some world cup special offer.

        I am located in Norway, not quite sure why I'm getting a Danish ad.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Vegar View Post
          You requested details regarding the ad that sits on top of the articles. Here's what I've experienced:

          A big, fat, green ad spawns on top of the article text, horizontally.

          The ad I've seen is a Danish ad for Boxer digital TV with some world cup special offer.

          I am located in Norway, not quite sure why I'm getting a Danish ad.
          I'm getting the same danish stuff in Canada. That's when I use liferea to load the page (could not find an effective way of blocking ads in there). It's a very bad experience.

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          • #6
            i experience the problem.

            i'm in Italy (win7 + chrome).

            the ad i see is about Klasselotteriet.dk

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            • #7
              i saw today a big green ad with dunno what on it, with no close button ; / it was not good.. i added phoronix to white list on addblock, but have to turn it back to black list, sorry , i was unable to watch the page

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              • #8
                yes. It is some flash stuff, because I have flash loading on demand on in konqueror, so I see a huge box with the 'start plugin' button in it. Sometimes all articles are ok, sometimes all articles loaded at the same time are hit. Reloading makes the box disappear.

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                • #9
                  Big lottery add in a language I don't understand. Got that on all tabs (I open a bunch of them at a time) today for the first batch, then now it's ok (it really should only open on the first tab, but whatever).

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                  • #10
                    I get that every time if I don't adblock it. Also happens to me if I access at uni, which uses Windows. The add is of a various type depending on where I am.


                    Heres a screen:

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                    • #11
                      Hehe my ads were at least legible. One for IE8 (I think, after I got this ad I turned on AdBlock) and a previous one for visual studio 2010....which I already own.

                      I'm in Canadia using FF/Ubuntu

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                      • #12
                        I was seeing it here on a recent-ish build of chromium on Ubuntu 9.04 and I'm in Canada. (so I temporarily turned on adblocking... now I can't reproduce it as I'm only getting vertical ads)

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                        • #13
                          No ads seen with adblock. If I see any, I'll be sure to report them to one of the adblock lists teams, don't worry.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by susikala View Post
                            No ads seen with adblock. If I see any, I'll be sure to report them to one of the adblock lists teams, don't worry.
                            Lol... this is somewhere between funny - and arrogant (not only reduce Phoronix ad revenue, but rub it in his face as well)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Craig73 View Post
                              Lol... this is somewhere between funny - and arrogant (not only reduce Phoronix ad revenue, but rub it in his face as well)
                              I laughed too :x I like the idea of supporting sites like Phoronix with ad revenue in principle but there are simply too many intrusive adverts (as seen above, though not intentional - but this kind of problem happens) on so many sites that it's hard to justify not using adblock.

                              Personal pet hates:
                              1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IntelliTXT move your pointer across one of the 200 ads in the article text and can't read anything. Move out of the way of one and you invariably hit another - truly hideous. Makes copying a line from the article an absolute nightmare, too. This one is so bad that I actually stopped visiting some sites because of it (pre adblock).

                              2) flash ads with pulsating disco lights in the middle of the damn text, invariably pushing all the content out of the way to give you a seizure instead.

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