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Old 01-05-04, 10:43 AM
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When I click on "close" on the Freddy vs. Jason popup...

Why does it take me to their site rather than closing the window?

I know it's not an accident on my part, this has happened more than once.

If you are going to have popups with sound, with a "close" box, please make sure the "close" box actually closes the popup and doesn't take the person to another site.
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Old 01-05-04, 01:14 PM
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This just happened to me to. I know I clicked close, and it went to the site.

Should this happen?
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Old 01-05-04, 02:13 PM
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No

It should close the window. Happened to me, too. But I'm sure it was just an accident.
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Old 01-05-04, 05:08 PM
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I've been hit with the accident too.

"Aw man G, he done clicked on CLOSE he must really want to go to the site! He'll buy the DVD for sure once he gets there!"
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Old 01-06-04, 09:43 AM
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Originally posted by gkleinman
We do POP-UNDERS but Not Pop-ups
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Old 01-06-04, 10:24 AM
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Happened to me too. Which was extra bad, because i'm at work, and the site was blocked as 'Forbidden--Extreme.'
As bad as popups are, I think those 'active/immersive' ads are about the most annoying thing on the internet. Especially the ones with sound, when you're not expecting sound. One for a horror movie started with a bloodcurdling scream, which distracted and scared my baby : (. I run Ad-Aware and Spybot at least once every couple days, so I don't think I have anything doing this locally.
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Old 01-06-04, 11:12 AM
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Happened to me too. Which was extra bad, because i'm at work, and the site was blocked as 'Forbidden--Extreme.'
Same thing happens to me mine is Forbidden - Violence
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Same thing here...very annoying!

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Old 01-06-04, 01:35 PM
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This has happened to me numerous times. Very, very irritating. I understand that DVD Talk needs ad revenue, and I respect that. However, this Freddy vs. Jason one is extremely annoying and frustrating.
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Old 01-06-04, 05:05 PM
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thankfully I haven't gotten this one yet unless it's one of the ones that I click the X on before it has time to load, like the B5 one
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Old 01-07-04, 05:31 PM
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Everytime I hit close, it sends me to the site. Its ridicoulous
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Old 01-07-04, 05:38 PM
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It's a scam.

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Old 01-11-04, 08:21 PM
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Clicked on 'Close-X'
Took me to the friggin' site again.
If I were originally interested in this DVD, I surely am not now when they purposefully mislead people into thinking 'Close' means 'Close' and not 'Take me to your site.'
I don't mind ads if they help keep the site up,and I have been known to buy from an ad--but if an ad is misleading controlling, all it does is **** me off.
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Old 01-11-04, 11:01 PM
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Same here. I, also, figured I might have hit the wrong button.
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Old 01-12-04, 11:13 AM
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Happened to me as well.

In fact that ad just crashed IE6. Nice.
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Old 01-12-04, 12:30 PM
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Tried to close it again today, and took me straight to their site. Closed explorer and relaunched to try the forums again.

With the exception of Lord of the Rings, why are all the "media rich" ads for really sucky movies?
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Old 01-12-04, 04:03 PM
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Happens to me, too. Pretty crummy.
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Old 01-12-04, 04:10 PM
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Originally posted by Movie_Man
Tried to close it again today, and took me straight to their site. Closed explorer and relaunched to try the forums again.

With the exception of Lord of the Rings, why are all the "media rich" ads for really sucky movies?
Good point--I think this is along the lines of 'if you have to ask, you can't afford it.'
If the movie's good, the net buzz will generate sales. if the movie's not, the commercials have to be BIGGER and LOUDER and FANCIER to overwhelm the bad comments.

LotR is an anomaly to that theory.

I pity the people with 16 MB ram and on dialup : (...I'm on cable connection, and those ads annoy me....
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Old 01-12-04, 06:15 PM
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Hopefully the ad will work it's way out of circulation soon.

I understand the need for ads, even the occasional intrusive ad. It's just that this ad has a "close" box which doesn't close the ad, rather it redirects you to their website. It's just not right.

If there's revenue to be made by having people visit a site through DVDTalk, tell me (or us), I'll click on it a dozen times the first day and be done with it.
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Old 01-14-04, 12:53 PM
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It's not going to the site for me when I hit the close. After I close it, and then click on Forum on the top bar of dvdtalk, THEN it goes to the site.
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If you want to close it without having it open on you anyway, try refreshing the page when it pops up.
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Old 01-15-04, 02:08 PM
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Originally posted by Goblincat
If you want to close it without having it open on you anyway, try refreshing the page when it pops up.
Yep, that does the trick. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 01-15-04, 02:55 PM
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Hopefully the ad will work it's way out of circulation soon.

I understand the need for ads, even the occasional intrusive ad. It's just that this ad has a "close" box which doesn't close the ad, rather it redirects you to their website. It's just not right.

If there's revenue to be made by having people visit a site through DVDTalk, tell me (or us), I'll click on it a dozen times the first day and be done with it.
Agreed--Advertising is one thing, it helps subsidize the cost for everyone and occasionally generates sales. But FRAUDULENT/misleading advertising is another. Forced ads like this, or those Windows-error-message ones that say 'Your computer may be running too slowly!' are unacceptable and crooked.
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Old 01-15-04, 08:17 PM
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I just had the same problem over at The Digital Bits website.

BTW, this ad is not fun at 2 am with the speakers on.
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