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Old 03-03-13, 12:12 PM
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Re: Contextual Advertising on DVD Talk

Lame. I thought I had a porn site virus or something. Spent time running Spybot and MalwareBytes.
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Old 03-04-13, 09:58 AM
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IB has been notified, but it will probably take until Monday for them to fix this.
I guess not... oh well adblock it is.
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Old 03-04-13, 10:36 AM
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IB has been notified, but it will probably take until Monday for them to fix this.
Oops! We accidentally started a test run again to see if contextual ads will make enough money to justify the outcry. How clumsy of us to accidentally integrate that JavaScript library into the site template!
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Old 03-04-13, 11:02 AM
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Man, this crap is beyond annoying. Every other word is green and underlined.
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Old 03-04-13, 11:40 AM
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Oops! We accidentally started a test run again to see if contextual ads will make enough money to justify the outcry. How clumsy of us to accidentally integrate that JavaScript library into the site template!


I just blocked the site at the router level... Green links begone!
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Old 03-04-13, 11:46 AM
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So who the hell clicks on the word "home" because it's suddenly a hyperlink? Lame.

What exactly is the job of "Administrator" (X) if he doesn't actually administer the site?

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Old 03-04-13, 12:41 PM
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Re: Contextual Advertising on DVD Talk

Guys,

It's just an oversight. Sorry about that. Nobody who's logged in should be seeing these links, and we'll turn it off as soon as we can. Hopefully today.

Thanks for raising the issue,

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Old 03-04-13, 12:42 PM
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album
home
opinion
opinions
check
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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Honeymoon in Vegas
original
coffee
career
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Hmmm, only a few were linked. It should be like Pokemon, "Gotta catch 'em all!"
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Old 03-07-13, 02:18 PM
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I'm still getting them. Anyone else?

What's the word IB? I'm seriously ready to consider the forums unusable until it's cleared up.
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Old 03-07-13, 02:26 PM
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Try clearing your browser cache.

I haven't seen em since Sunday night.
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Old 03-07-13, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
Try clearing your browser cache.

I haven't seen em since Sunday night.
I use firefox in private browsing mode, so there's nothing in my browser cache once I restart the browser (which is roughly daily). This also means I'm initially not logged into the forums since my cookies get cleared. I generally only log in if I decide to post something. Interestingly, as soon as I login to the forums I stop seeing the contextual ads. If I log out, they come back.
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Old 03-07-13, 03:34 PM
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I use firefox in private browsing mode, so there's nothing in my browser cache once I restart the browser (which is roughly daily). This also means I'm initially not logged into the forums since my cookies get cleared. I generally only log in if I decide to post something. Interestingly, as soon as I login to the forums I stop seeing the contextual ads. If I log out, they come back.
Does private browsing mode prevent you from seeing posts too? This was literally two posts above yours.

Originally Posted by IBobi View Post
Guys,

It's just an oversight. Sorry about that. Nobody who's logged in should be seeing these links, and we'll turn it off as soon as we can. Hopefully today.

Thanks for raising the issue,

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Old 03-07-13, 04:24 PM
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I stopped seeing them too.
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Old 03-08-13, 12:05 AM
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I haven't seen them on the forum since, but I just saw one in a review.

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/58844/jedi-junkies/

Is that because technically you're not logged in? (Or at least I didn't see either my screename or a place to login.)
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Old 03-08-13, 10:35 AM
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Yeah, I just saw some in the Holy Motors review. Very annoying.
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Old 03-08-13, 11:31 AM
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Does private browsing mode prevent you from seeing posts too?
Apparently! Oddly, it also shows the rear end of a horse as your avatar.

In all seriousness, IBobi's statement is unclear about the path forward. Are contextual ads supposed to have been cleared up ("hopefully") for people who aren't logged on the day that he posted? Or are we stuck with them forever unless we're logged in?
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Old 03-08-13, 01:04 PM
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Apparently! Oddly, it also shows the rear end of a horse as your avatar.

In all seriousness, IBobi's statement is unclear about the path forward. Are contextual ads supposed to have been cleared up ("hopefully") for people who aren't logged on the day that he posted? Or are we stuck with them forever unless we're logged in?
The implication I got from IBobi's post was that the contextual ads were only supposed to be shown to visitors who are not logged in, and that what was going to "hopefully" be turned off that day was the setting that was causing them to appear to logged in users as well. If think you're stuck with them if you're not going to stay logged in.
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Old 03-08-13, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by WallyOPD View Post
The implication I got from IBobi's post was that the contextual ads were only supposed to be shown to visitors who are not logged in, and that what was going to "hopefully" be turned off that day was the setting that was causing them to appear to logged in users as well. If think you're stuck with them if you're not going to stay logged in.
That's right, Wally. Maybe good incentive to log in/click "remember me". Private Browsing mode will not affect this either way.

Essentially the links are meant to attract users who come in from a google search, not aimed at members who are almost always logged in.

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Old 03-09-13, 08:10 AM
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I'm pretty sure those links don't attract anyone, and may even drive potential new forum members away before even registering (not knowing they'd go away when registered and logged in).

"Oh, awesome, contextual links" said no one, ever.
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