the big ad at the top bugs me to no end

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the big ad at the top bugs me to no end

Unread post by solidute » September 14th, 2012, 9:21 am

everytime i open a page i click on, well anything that grabs my eye, but due to the lag in the ad opening up i usually click on the ad instead of what i wanted. can this ad be removed or relocated to a side? where it wont interfere with the forum?
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Re: the big ad at the top bugs be to no end

Unread post by PeterF » September 14th, 2012, 10:07 am

:thumb: thank jeebus! I was beginning tO wonder if I was the Only one! This is a deffinate +1 for that notion!
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Re: the big ad at the top bugs be to no end

Unread post by HDJ78R » September 14th, 2012, 10:25 am

I'm not a fan of those pop up ads on the sides either. What have asian girls to do with 4wding? lol
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Re: the big ad at the top bugs be to no end

Unread post by Robdeo » September 14th, 2012, 11:37 am

Yep, same here.

Easily fixed by the web admin by setting a fixed height for the element with the add in it.

Unless having everyone click it on is the intention... it sure would bump up the click rate for ads (and thus, revenue)

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Re: the big ad at the top bugs be to no end

Unread post by Sparkys » September 14th, 2012, 1:02 pm

bluehilux wrote:install noscript add on in firefox and the side adds wont load unless you allow all page content.
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Re: the big ad at the top bugs be to no end

Unread post by PeterF » September 14th, 2012, 3:59 pm

HDJ78R wrote:I'm not a fan of those pop up ads on the sides either. What have asian girls to do with 4wding? lol
:boggle: LOL HD i dont know what adds are on your page... But i definately dont have those :lol:

I dont have adds on the side, only the massive one at the top, that taken care of on the same add on?

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Re: the big ad at the top bugs be to no end

Unread post by Sparkys » September 14th, 2012, 4:23 pm

Yep, sure is! My browsing is the best and fastest it's ever been now! :)

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Re: the big ad at the top bugs be to no end

Unread post by The Missus » September 14th, 2012, 7:10 pm

Well it would be OK if I could login in firefox - but I can't - get the error wrong username - which is hysterical cos it's the only username I've ever used.

Gotta love security settings :)
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Re: the big ad at the top bugs be to no end

Unread post by Ezookiel » September 14th, 2012, 7:35 pm

Must have clicked on the wrong thing a hundred times exactly the same way you have. I don't mind the ads, but have the stupid things a set size so the page loads correctly without suddenly jumping down half a foot and making you click on something you didn't intend.
Looks like adblocker software is becoming a must.

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Re: the big ad at the top bugs be to no end

Unread post by solidute » September 18th, 2012, 11:06 am

thought admin might have had a reply by now? or at least fixed it without replying

that said the no script add on for firefox works but means every website i visit i need to adjust the settings to use various options ie: facebook wouldnt let me use any drop menus or click on notifications.

i guess ill have to slow down my 4wda forum usage and not be in a hurry, which will be a tad hard as i dont get as much time to browse these days
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Re: the big ad at the top bugs be to no end

Unread post by Robdeo » September 18th, 2012, 12:06 pm

I'd hope maybe something might be said by an admin. I don't expect it but it'd be worth their while to make it less annoying because the alternative is people installing add blocking in their browser, which directly effects the financials of running a web site.

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Re: the big ad at the top bugs be to no end

Unread post by The Missus » September 18th, 2012, 6:24 pm

bluehilux wrote:that's strange as firefox works ok for lots of people
what settings are you refering too ?
also noscript you can see all the things it would load without it... JUNK
Firefox is my browser of choice, but I can't login to 4wda forum in firefox - tells me I am using the wrong logins :lol: I'm guessing at some stage I've entered the wrong u/n or p/w and it's cached it, although I regularly clear the cache. I don't really know, I'm not too worried, I have an acceptable alternative.

I won't use IE, hate it with a vengeance so I'm using chrome to browse the forum and it annoys me, just not as much as IE.
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Re: the big ad at the top bugs be to no end

Unread post by Neat 60 » September 18th, 2012, 8:35 pm

Robdeo wrote: Unless having everyone click it on is the intention... it sure would bump up the click rate for ads (and thus, revenue)
I reckon you're spot on there mate ;)

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Re: the big ad at the top bugs be to no end

Unread post by SaltHorse » September 18th, 2012, 8:57 pm

I usually go straight to the new posts link which sits just below the ad. So more often than not I hit the ad when it does it's magic appearing act.
Will try an ad blocker and see how it goes.

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Re: the big ad at the top bugs be to no end

Unread post by Pork Aunt » September 19th, 2012, 10:55 am

It was pissing me off to no end as well, until I took some good advice.

If you have Firefox, follow the link below and your problems will be solved in 20sec.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... /noscript/

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