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Old 10-14-02, 04:12 PM
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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
Old 10-14-02, 05:43 PM
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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?)
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I got one, and it closed just fine. No problems yet.
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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.
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Worked fine.
AND I got my answer right.

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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.
Old 10-14-02, 11:22 PM
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Fine so far. I don't mind them at all.
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Old 10-15-02, 03:24 AM
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@ dek.

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

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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.
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DTSC - That actually could be the Flash banner running....
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Well it started around 11 am our time yesterday, so figure that one out, chief.
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Old 10-15-02, 03:05 PM
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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EDIT: Bah nevermind, I just fired up Mozilla, because I'm not going to enable ActiveX in IE...

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FYI - The pops are scheduled to stop 10/23 and there are no POP-UNDERS that run while the pop-up campaign is live
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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".
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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 ...
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Damn_ads are keeping me up at night
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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.
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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.

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Old 10-16-02, 02:36 PM
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Insomnia ad is officially driving me crazy.

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

That thing is damn annoying!

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