Forum Feedback and Support Post forum feedback and related problems, here.

Insomnia Pops

Old 10-14-02, 05:12 PM
  #1  
Registered
Thread Starter
 
GeoffK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1999
Location: Marblehead, MA
Posts: 6,948
Insomnia Pops

FYI - There here. 1x per 15mins and will be gone the later part of the month.

Post in this thread with any technical problems you may have with the ad
GeoffK is offline  
Old 10-14-02, 06:43 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: 3rd Planet from the Sun
Posts: 3,701
I hate to complain, but I guess this didn't hold true....

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...n&pagenumber=2


Originally posted by gkleinman
I'm absolutely no fan of pop-ups. And after the reaction to tonight's snafu, I really don't see us running them again after the V Campaign is over.


How much money does this type of campaign raise for you anyhow, if I may ask? (ie: how much in donations do you need to tell your advertiser to shove it?)
Movie_Man is offline  
Old 10-14-02, 06:43 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: A suburbČ of Miami
Posts: 5,943
I got one, and it closed just fine. No problems yet.
Aghama is offline  
Old 10-14-02, 07:46 PM
  #4  
Registered
Thread Starter
 
GeoffK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1999
Location: Marblehead, MA
Posts: 6,948
Movie Man - The pop-up ads were a mandatory part of the campaign. In general we don't sell them unless the entire ad deal hinges on it. And again with this one... it did.
GeoffK is offline  
Old 10-14-02, 08:50 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Praying for our country.
Posts: 13,719
Worked fine.
AND I got my answer right.

mini
minifigg is offline  
Old 10-14-02, 09:32 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Portland
Posts: 8,324
Working fine for me. I did have 3 in a row with new windows being opened though, not 1 every 15mins. I followed the giveaway link from the email, that opened #1. Then entered the giveaway and got #2, and then clicked on Home and got #3. No big deal, I didn't really care about it, but thought you might want to know if someone else says something about it.
renaldow is offline  
Old 10-15-02, 12:22 AM
  #7  
Retired
 
Join Date: May 1999
Posts: 27,449
Fine so far. I don't mind them at all.
Josh H is offline  
Old 10-15-02, 03:54 AM
  #8  
dek
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: On the road to reclaiming Lord Stanleys Cup, Turlock CA
Posts: 11,311


dek is offline  
Old 10-15-02, 04:24 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Ruling Misfit Island with his [BAN] stick.
Posts: 12,315
@ dek.

(actually it's a silent laugh....)

-k
###
Keyser Soze is offline  
Old 10-15-02, 12:08 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Hero
 
El Scorcho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 39,628
I've been getting ActiveX errors on one of my computers at work since you started running these popups. Every time I look at a page with a banner on it it gives me an error and I have to hit OK to continue.

Irritating.
El Scorcho is offline  
Old 10-15-02, 12:14 PM
  #11  
Registered
Thread Starter
 
GeoffK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1999
Location: Marblehead, MA
Posts: 6,948
DTSC - That actually could be the Flash banner running....
GeoffK is offline  
Old 10-15-02, 12:38 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Hero
 
El Scorcho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 39,628
Well it started around 11 am our time yesterday, so figure that one out, chief.
El Scorcho is offline  
Old 10-15-02, 03:08 PM
  #13  
Registered
Thread Starter
 
GeoffK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1999
Location: Marblehead, MA
Posts: 6,948
Flash banner
GeoffK is offline  
Old 10-15-02, 04:05 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Hero
 
El Scorcho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 39,628
Yeah, so what do I do to fix it. It says something about the activex control being unsafe and that it wno't be downloaded or some crap. EVERY SINGLE PAGE.
El Scorcho is offline  
Old 10-15-02, 05:11 PM
  #15  
X
Administrator
 
X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1987
Location: AA-
Posts: 10,738
Go into the security settings of IE and allow ActiveX controls that are not marked as safe to run. You might have to allow them to download too.

I wouldn't, I'd rather get the message. But that's how you "fix" it.
X is offline  
Old 10-15-02, 05:47 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Bartertown due to it having a better economy than where I really live, Buffalo NY
Posts: 29,700
I was going to post about this
but since they're supposed to keep coming up my question is answered. I was hoping it was supposed to be a once per session thing that was messed up, but unfortunately its not

oh well, I understand there are bills to pay
mikehunt is offline  
Old 10-15-02, 05:56 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Hero
 
El Scorcho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 39,628
Originally posted by X
Go into the security settings of IE and allow ActiveX controls that are not marked as safe to run. You might have to allow them to download too.

I wouldn't, I'd rather get the message. But that's how you "fix" it.
DIdn't work, kemosabe.
El Scorcho is offline  
Old 10-15-02, 07:05 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Posts: 1,171
EDIT: Bah nevermind, I just fired up Mozilla, because I'm not going to enable ActiveX in IE...

Last edited by Electric2k; 10-15-02 at 07:09 PM.
Electric2k is offline  
Old 10-15-02, 07:57 PM
  #19  
Registered
Thread Starter
 
GeoffK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1999
Location: Marblehead, MA
Posts: 6,948
FYI - The pops are scheduled to stop 10/23 and there are no POP-UNDERS that run while the pop-up campaign is live
GeoffK is offline  
Old 10-15-02, 08:44 PM
  #20  
X
Administrator
 
X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1987
Location: AA-
Posts: 10,738
Originally posted by Dee, tee ess... See?
DIdn't work, kemosabe.
Then try enabling a few more, and set them to "enable", not just "prompt". Try "Download signed ActiveX controls", "Download unsigned ActiveX controls" (maybe try this one last), "Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins", "Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting".
X is offline  
Old 10-15-02, 10:16 PM
  #21  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 54
I'm on a T3 and I've found that the Insomnia flash banner seems to slow down the site a bit ... seems to be better now though ...
Bolt is offline  
Old 10-16-02, 11:44 AM
  #22  
Super Moderator
 
RandyC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: shine on you crazy diamond
Posts: 26,038
Damn_ads are keeping me up at night
RandyC is offline  
Old 10-16-02, 12:20 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Hero
 
El Scorcho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 39,628
Originally posted by X
Then try enabling a few more, and set them to "enable", not just "prompt". Try "Download signed ActiveX controls", "Download unsigned ActiveX controls" (maybe try this one last), "Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins", "Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting".
Finally got it fixed. After about 5 different permutations of all the activeX controls. Thanks.
El Scorcho is offline  
Old 10-16-02, 02:51 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
lizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: the Western Slope, Colorado
Posts: 7,937
I usually just Ctrl-W popups so fast that they don't even have time to load but the Insomnia ones were getting to be a bit much. I set my Pop-up Killer to nail them; makes a nice ray-gun zapping sound. Very satisfying...

Truth is, I'd rather have pop-ups than no DVD Talk.

Last edited by lizard; 10-17-02 at 11:58 AM.
lizard is offline  
Old 10-16-02, 03:36 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Exit 151
Posts: 9,048
Insomnia ad is officially driving me crazy.

No, not the pop-up, the flash banner.

That thing is damn annoying!
Phil L. is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.