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I Am The 1337 Master at 3:22AM, April 8, 2011
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Skool, it's still there and it is much more frequent now.

There's also a version of it on the top bar.

-_-
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ozoneocean at 5:41AM, April 8, 2011
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It's been reported and we haven't had a response about this. We'll be speaking to Kinh in person tomorrow so we'll try and remember to bring it up with him then.
 
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wordweaver_four at 4:30AM, April 9, 2011
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It's back!

url is:
http://gr.burstnet.com/gr/clk/BCPG179238.261190.311983/VTS=2Y4N3.7eXA/SZ=300X250A/a=a/s=21221/FPR/V=4.0S/

Appearently being generated by these clowns here


Funny how the ads aren't working for poop right now but these guys can still managed to get one on.

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ozoneocean at 8:56AM, April 9, 2011
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Thanks for reporting that. We'll bring that to Khin's attention when we speak to him tonight.
 
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I Am The 1337 Master at 9:34AM, April 10, 2011
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Just Saiyan.

Again.

And I know you're working on it.

Just thought I'd show how MUCH MORE frequent its gotten.
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skoolmunkee at 10:13AM, April 10, 2011
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Yeah we have been nagging them about it. Actually one of them saw it themselves while we were on Skype with them.

I can only guess that they have more pressing stuff to take care of first? I dunno. Sorry. :I
  IT'S OLD BATMAN
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I Am The 1337 Master at 10:54AM, April 10, 2011
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It's alright. I understand.
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wordweaver_four at 9:28AM, April 17, 2011
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Bump

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I Am The 1337 Master at 7:00PM, April 29, 2011
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Another.

There was actually two but one of them revealed where I live so…pedophiles…yup…

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crocty at 4:38AM, April 30, 2011
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This may be off topic but earlier there was a you have won thing, and I was like “Great, I won! Finally!” so I instantly clicked on it and downloaded everything they had to offer.

Now my computer is calling me a wanker and won't stop kicking me in the shin–

wordweaver_four

D: What…You mean….I didn't win?
THIS NEW SITE SUCKS I'M LEAVING FOREVER I PROMISE, GUYS.
NOT BLUFFING, I'M GONE IF YOU DON'T FIX IT.
Oh god I'm so alone someone pay attention to me
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MrHades at 4:42AM, May 4, 2011
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YO!

Every time I go to the front page, I'm hit by a pop-up :(
Hey, why not follow me on Twitter? User name: @THE_MrHades
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ozoneocean at 5:51AM, May 4, 2011
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MrHades
YO!

Every time I go to the front page, I'm hit by a pop-up :(
OK

Please give us a screenshot off the popup, the address of any links in it, and tell us what ads were showing in the top bar or in the other ad positions at that time.

 
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MrHades at 6:48AM, May 4, 2011
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Will do
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skoolmunkee at 10:53AM, May 4, 2011
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Yeah, it's important for us to try and find where the popup is from, since that's the most reliable way that we can try to get them removed. Just knowing what it looks like doesn't help at all, which is why that icky yellow one is probably still there.
  IT'S OLD BATMAN
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MrHades at 4:49AM, May 5, 2011
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Got a capture:
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MrHades at 4:51AM, May 5, 2011
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Here's a link to the bigger a version
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c385/mrhades652/Capture-1.jpg
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wordweaver_four at 4:33AM, May 13, 2011
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Woohoo! I win the “find the biggest most annoying ad” contest! Not only has this one appeared on the main page, but it also appeared in a comic page as well.



This one comes from the fine folks at oggifinogi.com
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ozoneocean at 6:45AM, May 13, 2011
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wordweaver_four
Woohoo! I win the “find the biggest most annoying ad” contest! Not only has this one appeared on the main page, but it also appeared in a comic page as well.


This one comes from the fine folks at oggifinogi.com
That doesn't help us unfortunately unless you can also show us which normal add was showing in the ad banner at the time, the URL of the DD page where the ad showed up and any URLs that the bad ad linked to.
 
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wordweaver_four at 8:09AM, May 13, 2011
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That's just it, it wasn't a normal banner. It was just on top of everything else. If you clicked the “x” in the corner it would shrink down to a banner at the bottom of the screen, then if you hit the little “<” it would shrink again to a tab similar to your feedback tab on the left hand side of the screen. It would only go away when you navigated to another page.
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ozoneocean at 8:46AM, May 13, 2011
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That's just it, it wasn't a normal banner. It was just on top of everything else. If you clicked the “x” in the corner it would shrink down to a banner at the bottom of the screen, then if you hit the little “<” it would shrink again to a tab similar to your feedback tab on the left hand side of the screen. It would only go away when you navigated to another page.
I understand that exactly. But:
1. Which page of DD were you on at the time that the ad showed up? (url would be helpful)
2. There would have been a normal ad banner in the normal ad banner spot at the top of the page, what was it?
3. Here was that big popup at linking to?

We really need to know that sort of stuff in order to find what was casuing the ad and to get rid of it.
If you didn't record all those three points this time, please try and get that info ext time you see this add. That would be super helpful! :)

A screenshot is a great fist step, but we need a little more.
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OK, I enlarged that image right up and I can see that the ad was on “last place comics” so I'll check out the comic and see if I can replicate that… and then check it's html template and files section for anything weird!
-That only helps so far though. If the ad was caused (as usual) by a malicious ad uploaded to the ad system, I am unlikely to find anything unless we know what ad banner was showing in the nomral ad banner spot at the time.

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I checked his tempate and there is no ad code in there, so it was something in our stupid ad system that caused this. Again
 
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wordweaver_four at 8:47PM, May 13, 2011
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wordweaver_four
That's just it, it wasn't a normal banner. It was just on top of everything else. If you clicked the “x” in the corner it would shrink down to a banner at the bottom of the screen, then if you hit the little “<” it would shrink again to a tab similar to your feedback tab on the left hand side of the screen. It would only go away when you navigated to another page.
I understand that exactly. But:
1. Which page of DD were you on at the time that the ad showed up? (url would be helpful)
2. There would have been a normal ad banner in the normal ad banner spot at the top of the page, what was it?
3. Here was that big popup at linking to?

We really need to know that sort of stuff in order to find what was casuing the ad and to get rid of it.
If you didn't record all those three points this time, please try and get that info ext time you see this add. That would be super helpful! :)

A screenshot is a great fist step, but we need a little more.
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OK, I enlarged that image right up and I can see that the ad was on “last place comics” so I'll check out the comic and see if I can replicate that… and then check it's html template and files section for anything weird!
-That only helps so far though. If the ad was caused (as usual) by a malicious ad uploaded to the ad system, I am unlikely to find anything unless we know what ad banner was showing in the nomral ad banner spot at the time.

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I checked his tempate and there is no ad code in there, so it was something in our stupid ad system that caused this. Again

Sorry I couldn't be much more help with it. Yes, I did take the screenshot on the Last Place Comics page, but I also saw the identical ad on the DD homepage as well. I just didn't get a screenshot of it that time. I didn't see any other banner that seemed to relate to it. All I could see was that the feed was coming from oggifinogi.com.

Haven't seen it since though.

On an unrelated note: The prevalence of CGI animated crap fest movies nowadays is really ticking me off. I mean, garden gnomes? Give me a break.
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Tim Wellman at 8:15PM, May 14, 2011
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Aren't the popups coming from this bit of code at the top of every DD page?

  if(typeof(gnm_ord)=='undefined') gnm_ord=Math.random()*10000000000000000; if(typeof(gnm_tile) == 'undefined') gnm_tile=1;
  document.write('');
 

You can google doubleclick and see how many complaints they've had (oddly, doubleclick is owned by Google). That code selects from many ads, some are popups, which explains why it doesn't happen every time.

AdBlock Plus for Firefox blocks them all, but the popups are also adding cookies and other code to your computer. You'll want to Google ‘malware doubleclick’ to get help with cleaning your computer.
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ozoneocean at 12:41AM, May 15, 2011
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Tim Wellman
Aren't the popups coming from this bit of code at the top of every DD page?
Yes and no.
We have to check and see if an ad like this is something that's part of the comic page.
If it's not, then it's part of an exploit of the ad network system that we're using.

-Part of using an ad network like that is that you can specify what type of ads you will allow on your site. But there are tricks that certain people who're putting their ads up in that system can use to get around those controls.
 
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crocty at 6:46PM, June 1, 2011
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Ugh I had to disable Adblock to take this. (Great, every link I clicked whilst it was disabled opened a popup too, lovely.)

This has to be the worst ad placement imaginable, yeah, push the news further down.
Hell, why not just delete the news section all together. (Still have skool write it I mean, just have no way of accessing it)

Even with Adblock blocking those huge obnoxious banners and annoying ad, there's still a huge gap in between mycomics and Latest News.
Gordon Bennet…
THIS NEW SITE SUCKS I'M LEAVING FOREVER I PROMISE, GUYS.
NOT BLUFFING, I'M GONE IF YOU DON'T FIX IT.
Oh god I'm so alone someone pay attention to me
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skoolmunkee at 12:44AM, June 2, 2011
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I was kind of wondering what was up with that big empty space, haha. :]

I suspect that ad's a concession to the delayed launch of the new site (the push for which is that the old site costs a lot more money to run)
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ozoneocean at 8:41AM, June 2, 2011
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News at least should go above that.
I'll have something tosay to the guys about this and they'll tell us that it's all ok and everything's fine or whatever. -_-
I am tired as f… fudge tonight and I don't think that's cool at all. I am not feeling in the mood for that sort of cockheadery.

stop f… fudging up the fudging site your fudgers.

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When I'm tired it seems I turn into Lefarce. Great. -_-
 
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OnlyFoolsAndVikings at 4:45PM, June 2, 2011
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Yeah, those lovely adds where its constantly telling me that HEY YOU'RE A WINNER, CLICK ME AND GET A VIRUS–LOLJK I MEAN PRIZES!!!



They used to happen maybe once or twice a month, but now its Every. Single. Time. I log on to Drunkduck. Both on the sidebar and the top bar, its really, really getting on my nerves, they're really trying to get me to click on them.
of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most.
EXCUSE ME WHILE I STROKE MY MOUSTACHE IN A SUGGESTIVE MANNER!
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