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« on: December 06, 2008, 08:58:02 AM »

Just a small question, by no means a problem.

Is it that "Fiesta MMORPG" banner that keeps making those noises on the site? I had my speakers on loud and it scared me to death the first time I heard it!  BounceGiggle
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 07:25:38 PM »

It the ad popping up here on the forums or elsewhere on the site?  How often are you seeing it?  I try to avoid ads with audio, especially any that are not user initiated.  I just need any help you can give me tracking it down. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008, 07:28:13 PM »

I think it is that one, it appears quite often Andrew. The one with the elfen guy and that small hooded fella, advertsising some online game.
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008, 08:55:46 PM »

I just haven't been able to find the ad you mention.  Are you seeing it on the forum?  On other pages?  Both?  The reason I ask is that some networks only run on the forum, others only on the rest of the site.  Knowing where you are seeing it could help to track it down.

The other problem is that some ads are geo-targeted.  If they are aimed at where you are, vice were I am, then I will not see them even when previewing.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2008, 08:59:22 PM »

It's on all the boards Andrew, the main page and everything else. I either get some neighbour works ad, hesperian banner or smokey the bear. Then, this froggy one pops up, always when it shows the banner for this MMPORG online game thingy.
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2008, 09:17:38 PM »

This is strange, because I absolutely cannot find this ad on any of the networks.  That does happen sometimes, but it is unusual.  It's especially unusual if you are getting that ad both on the forum and on the site's front page.

Due to your location, it could be a geo-targeted ad that I will not be able to see from my location in the US.  The other possibility is adware on your computer that is injecting it.  I cannot give you a good idea which is the case, and don't want to cause you false alarm.  If there is someone else with a computer in your area and they can find the same banner - then the ad is probably coming from one of the site's ad networks.  However, if they do not get the same ad then adware could be to blame.

Some research about that company (Outspark in the US, Gamigo in the EU) indicates that they would not use adware to push their game.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2008, 09:18:47 PM »

I can live with it Andrew, I just wondered what the heck it was originally  BounceGiggle
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2008, 05:14:27 PM »

It looks like a version of this:



I'm now getting it every time on the main board and on all the other threads all the time. It's like two or 3 at the same time and I can't switch the sound off when I right click on the banners.  Bluesad
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2008, 06:10:28 PM »

The banner you are seeing is a leaderboard?  It would be near the top of the page, spanning most of the top of the page.

You are only seeing it on the forum?  Anything inside of:

http://www.badmovies.org/forum/

Are you also getting it on the site's frontpage?  Here:

http://www.badmovies.org


Is anyone else seeing a banner like this?  It would be aimed at UK readers, more than likely.   US would not see it.
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2008, 12:44:54 PM »

frontpage, forum and all the boards.  Bluesad
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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2008, 12:50:25 PM »

Circus, I think that you might have adware on your computer.  This is not certain, but it is the most likely cause.  I have not received any other reports of the ad you mention, and cannot find it at all in any of the site's ad networks.
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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2009, 08:54:08 PM »

I also, from time to time, hear the frogs...
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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2009, 11:06:14 PM »

Are you able to associate the sounds with the banner that Circus mentioned?  One of the possibilities is that it is a geo-targeted ad, and it will just never be displayed for me.  One of the ad networks that I use tends to have a blind spot in that not EVERY ad banner that is run on the site comes up in the publisher interface.  They tend to run quality ads that behave themselves (no auto initiated sounds) which is why they have not been a big problem.

However, when Circus was describing the problem I pulled all the networks off the forum except for Google.  Google is the one that I have a huge blind spot to what they are running - a limitation of the ad interface that I do not know a way around. 
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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2009, 07:01:07 AM »

I also have heard it. I could not track down which webpage it was coming from but it got rather annoying.

I have seen the ad before but only once or twice. Will have to keep an eye out for it.
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2009, 11:33:01 AM »

They have gone  Smile
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