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Testing Banner Ads - it's not a bug, it's me screwing things up

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Spark, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. jazub

    jazub Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2010
    Still getting an ad after the first post as well as one at the bottom of the page.

    Am I reading correctly that the one week of ad testing has now morphed into permanent ads for everybody all the time? The messages are mixed in this thread.
     
  2. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    I think Spark is looking to get back to no ads for paid members.
     
  3. FLymon

    FLymon Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2006
    It must come down to timing.
    No ads right now for me. Didn't see any yesterday evening either.
     
  4. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Yep, it turns out that it's not displaying in Chrome, but is showing up everywhere else (discovered it was still showing up on my phone). I've got a call into the tech guys about it.
     
  5. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Actually, it does show up on Chrome (at least under Windows). That's both the ad after the first post on a page and the big one at the bottom of each page. If I enable my Ad Blocker they both go away. Unfortunately, I use mobile phones and tablets quite a bit and no such "real" remedies there. Ad Blocker stops 7 "ads" but they're not all ads and a few are the JavaScripts & CSS. Ads are things like:

    Not even stopping Doubleclick: http://stats.g.doubleclick.net/
     
  6. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    By the way, the Facebook Connect button at the top of all pages does NOT work ("Error: App Not Setup: The developers of this app have not set up this app properly for Facebook Login.") and it does slow down page load times.
     
  7. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    I just tested it. It brings up the FB login but then gives me the same messge

     
  8. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod

    Mar 15, 2000
    Same here. Using Chrome.

    Thanks for fooling with all the hassle, Kevin.
     
  9. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Me too. Even with Adblocker enabled.
     
  10. Tilley Knife

    Tilley Knife I'm Daniel, I make stuff

    Jul 6, 2011
    I still have ads as well but what concerns me more is that ever since the test started, my back/forward page is all goofed up. Only when on bf, I'll click back and it takes me to the main forum page or completely out of bf all together to a different site that I was on earlier. I've cleaned and swept my pc several times and I'm only experiencing this on bladeforums. I've already read THIS and THIS both of which only describe an alternative method of browsing, not an explanation or a solution. Any advice is welcomed and thanks in advance.
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2014
  11. Tilley Knife

    Tilley Knife I'm Daniel, I make stuff

    Jul 6, 2011
  12. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod

    Mar 15, 2000
    Getting near full-page pop-ups for the last little while. That's new.
     
  13. u812

    u812 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2002
    BF was running very slow for me last night.
     
  14. sloth357

    sloth357 Platinum m0f0

    Jan 5, 2011
    Yesterday and now today are the worst slow days I've witnessed.

    Main page is ok. Page with subheadings is ok...

    Once you click into a subforum where there are member posts, it freezes on me for about 5-10seconds, then slowly builds the page and loads all ads..

    Lockup has been longer than 10seconds the past few times. Then another 10 or more to get the page to work. And it happens each time you move to a new page that has postings on it-where ads are.

    This definitely needs to change soon eeek =x
     
  15. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    You live in a cave! How are getting internet? I think the cave bears might be chewing on your wires. :)

    I haven't had a problem for a while now, except for the back button thing.
     
  16. salmonkiller

    salmonkiller

    Dec 9, 2006
    I keep getting videos open up on my android phone while on this website
     
  17. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    .... exactly the same for me, I watch the page as the page locked up with the constant running of the "dowloading data" from various sites in the bottom left corner. Pretty much leaves me cold now. Still getting the ad after the second post in the thread and the one at the bottom.
     
  18. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    I've also experienced random slowness in accessing pages just very recently. This is on three different devices and ISPs. Sometimes it just hangs for seconds. Problem vanishes just as randomly. Can't pin it to one cause yet.
     
  19. tryppyr

    tryppyr

    Feb 5, 2010
    Last night I finally installed AdBlock for Chrome. It seems to have done the trick for me.
     

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