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Old 07-30-08, 05:41 PM
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IB has heard the complaints loud and clear.

The roll-out of these ads was the result of a miscommunication between the ads department and tech. I apologize for the surprise.

According to the ads team, the contextual ad concept is still on the table but they are investigating ways to make it less intrusive. For now, the campaign has been discontinued and will be examined.
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Old 08-02-08, 01:21 AM
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Contextual <a href="http://www.newother.com/other">ads</a> are <a href="http://www.amazon.com/review/R37W80FPEYQO39/xcr-20">bad</a> news. They cheapen <a href="http://glassyeyes.blogspot.com/">the site</a> and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_(film)">piss off</a> readers and reviewers. The <a href="http://photos.ivillage.com/images/photos/resize/pp_Baby%20Photo%20Gallery_1152305917514_431365D.jpg">sad</a> thing is, they don't make all that much <a href="http://www.trump.com/default.asp">money</a> and are a pretty <a href="http://failblog.org/2008/07/31/shortcut-to-fail/">lame</a> form of advertising that requires no <a href="http://cottonandsand.com/sandandcotton/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/weird_science.jpg">creativity</a> or ingenuity.
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Old 08-02-08, 03:35 AM
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I haven't seen these ads nor would I want to. Ads, ads, ads...there are enough ads and referral links already.
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Old 08-02-08, 01:13 PM
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Oh God, lucky for me I never saw these.

If the day ever comes that we have those ads everywhere here at DVDTalk, I'll leave and never come back, and I know for a fact I'm not the only one. If you bring those on, you'll destroy the site, period.

It's too bad that High Def Digest is owned by the same group.
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Old 08-02-08, 02:31 PM
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Just saw a "fly-in" type ad (that must be closed by the user) on a DVD review. I guess IB is intent on sticking more ads in our faces one way or another. At least I can close those mofos.
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Old 08-07-08, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by JuCo
IB has heard the complaints loud and clear.

The roll-out of these ads was the result of a miscommunication between the ads department and tech. I apologize for the surprise.

According to the ads team, the contextual ad concept is still on the table but they are investigating ways to make it less intrusive. For now, the campaign has been discontinued and will be examined.
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Old 08-07-08, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by JuCo
IB has heard the complaints loud and clear.

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According to the ads team, the contextual ad concept is still on the table
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Old 11-14-08, 12:17 PM
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New In-text adds

Has anyone else noticed the new hyperlinked in-text ads? It is a bit annoying when scrolling through a thread. Anytime my mouse gets near a double underlined word, I get a popup. Even the words New Thread are an ad as I write this message.
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Old 11-14-08, 05:31 PM
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I knew these had a trial run awhile back, but I haven't seen them lately (and hope not to).
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Old 11-14-08, 05:35 PM
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I haven't seen any.
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Old 11-14-08, 05:49 PM
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I haven't seen these myself. You may have spyware (this is a common "feature" of those programs). Is this happening on other sites?
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Old 11-14-08, 06:05 PM
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Sounds like what The Infidel encountered with his penis (pause) ads.
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Actually, I discovered that it was some kind of virus/spyware in my computer that had attached itself to my IE7, and I started seeing that same ad on 95% of the sites I was going to. Another feature of the bug was I couldn't click on a link in a Yahoo search without it redirecting me to an unrelated site IT wanted me to go to, and when I finally got tired of it, it wouldn't let me go to Windows Update to hopefully reinstall IE7. It kept redirecting me to msn.com. I finally just reinstalled Windows altogether, as I had been long overdue to do anyway, and voila! No more penis ad.
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Old 11-15-08, 02:40 PM
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Old 11-16-08, 01:41 AM
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I'm not seeing anything, but I'm running Firefox, and I have it so loaded up with security measures that it's probably not going to show up on my system.
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Old 11-16-08, 11:32 PM
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I have the same problem, including posts in this thread. Nobody else?
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Old 11-17-08, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by chrisih8u View Post
I have the same problem, including posts in this thread. Nobody else?
Well, obviously 'someone else'

But you guys seem to be the exception. Scanner time!
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Old 11-17-08, 12:30 AM
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Oh, crap. This is a work computer. I'm not calling IT.
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Old 11-17-08, 08:00 AM
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This just started on my work computer today. I'm using Firefox and it updated this morning when i logged on. Hrm...
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Old 11-17-08, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by xmiyux View Post
This just started on my work computer today. I'm using Firefox and it updated this morning when i logged on. Hrm...
I updated Firefox Saturday but have not seen any text popups.
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Old 11-17-08, 11:20 AM
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I ran Adaware and got nothing.

It isn't a text popup really. Some words on the forum have double lines under them and if you hover the mouse over those words you get a little popup in-browser from a company called Content Link.
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Old 11-17-08, 11:22 AM
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I'm not seeing them any more. I wonder if some content targeted to non-members got through the cracks over the weekend.
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Old 11-17-08, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
I haven't seen these myself. You may have spyware (this is a common "feature" of those programs). Is this happening on other sites?
It was not. However, I don't see them anymore. I will just assume that it was a glitch when "they" were watching me.
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Old 11-17-08, 12:44 PM
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I'm seeing them all over the place today. IE7. Very annoying.
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Old 11-17-08, 02:28 PM
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Well i am only seeing them on this forum now. The other forum i access at work has none of them. AdAware also did a clean sweep.

When i get home i will check on that computer which has better security than my crappy work network and see if it shows up here or on any other forum i frequent.
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Old 11-17-08, 08:44 PM
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I'm seeing these ads as well. Both in Firefox and IE7 (the latter of which I never use). Seems to only be on this site, though. Nothing at other sites I visit daily.

oddly enough, at the same time, I noticed that iGoogle blows chunks now. Instead of displaying previous searches when I start to type something in the search bar, it shows me "most common searches" that contain the text I'm entering. ie:
I typed "dvdt" and got the following:
dvd talk - 12,000,000 results
dvdtimes - 73,000 results
dvdtown - 236,000 results
dvdtalk forum - 1,110,000 results
dvdtoavi - 1,980,000 results

etc.

lame.
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