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Unread 04-16-2013, 08:12 PM   #1
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Strange Ads?

I don't know if this is affecting everyone else, but do you guys have these strange ads on both sides on this site with ads that link to games? It's so distracting I literally just pricked myself with my sewing needle... I have pop-up blocked on my computer so I am wondering if this is affecting anyone else. Is this only affecting on Google Chrome users?

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Unread 04-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #2
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YES. It's so annoying.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 08:32 PM   #3
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I thought it was just me. Well then.

Also, I'm on Firefox so I don't think it's a browser issue so much as a site issue.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 08:34 PM   #4
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These just popped up on mine as well, and I use Firefox.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 08:39 PM   #5
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I use Chrome.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 08:41 PM   #6
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It seems to be codded into the site so they can make some moneys. They really need a better and less intrusive way though, otherwise people using addblock will just increase. :/
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Unread 04-16-2013, 08:44 PM   #7
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We recently partnered with a 3rd party who is taking over ad sales for the website, in order to increase our revenues so we can hire on a programmer full time.

Part of it includes skinning some sections of the website. The current skins that are appearing are test ads (called remnant ads) which are basic ads that are running until they have brought in longer-term advertisers. A few of them are a bit on the ugly side, but they will start fitting better into the look and feel of the website soon.

Skins will *not* appear on any profiles, photos, or costumes, and will mainly appear on the forums and category pages of the site.

Additionally, one thing we're looking to do is just remove much of the advertising for logged in users, but we need to run the test through for a while before we can go further on that.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 10:13 PM   #8
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I don't find that the sidebar ads are distracting any more than others, BUT if people post images that are too wide it makes the post deform and stretch behind the ad on the right. :P Case in point, Noize's post is doing that, and I can't see the right-hand side of the image or the far-right end of each line of text.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 11:29 PM   #9
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Yeah, I see them too, and also not liking them. Distracting while on my computer (especially since they don't scroll down with the page) and almost impossible to browse on my phone.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 12:26 AM   #10
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Yup, I'm getting them.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 08:15 AM   #11
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Yeah, i'm also getting 'em. I logged on and thought it was just my computer going haywire or something, but I guess i'm not the only one. Btw, i'm using Safari.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 01:18 PM   #12
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IE browser at my job doesn't seem to have this problem. Interesting.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 01:36 PM   #13
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Aww skin(background) ads. They not so bad as the usually only focus on 1 tad at a a time, rather then then online gaming mash-up right now.

This site runs them all the time the have a main ad bar on top that is flash/video driven then they also run a skin ad in the background in conjunction with that bar ad space.
http://www.temptalia.com/
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Unread 04-17-2013, 02:02 PM   #14
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i use chrome and Ie and i see them too. they are so large 0-0.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 02:49 PM   #15
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I never full size my browser window which means they never show so I never noticed them until I saw this, but they're there for me too. They're not that obnoxious IMHO but then again, I don't usually see them.
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