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Old 08-20-2012, 03:38 PM
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i've been bothered (to put it mildly) by an evil sony ad that has been appearing often these days in the ad space just above the puzzle. (as i'm typing right now, i see the same ad off to the right.) black background and garbled, white text, with the instructions, "roll over to expand."

evidently, i somehow 'roll over' it often, cuz suddenly it'll expand and cover the puzzle.

but here's the worst---i click on the 'x' to close it, and by the time i get back over to the puzzle, it has opened again! i close. it reopens. usually over and over. so i resort to clicking on "recent games" and "retry" the puzzle to get it back on a new screen, usually with a different ad.

has anyone else experienced this? major time-waster. subscribing to a premium account just isn't an option, i'm afraid, so that's not the answer. and this ad is appearing more and more often.

the selfsame "evil ad" over to the right that i mentioned in paragraph one? OPENED TWICE WHILE I WAS TYPING THIS! good grief!
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:50 PM
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Yep, I just had to close it before I could hit Reply. The problem is that Admin gets his ads in bulk, and it's difficult to sort out one offender with bad code without taking off the entire block. Stephen does try to help us, so he can keep the games free. The more information we can send him, the better he can get rid of any difficult ads.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:29 PM
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do i still need to take screenshots?
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:03 PM
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Wow, total awesomeness! Thank you for taking off the ads while you figure out the problem, Stephen! Way more effort than any of us expected.

And wvwoman, looks like you don't need the screen shots unless it comes back after he has re-established the ads.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:15 PM
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am i missing messages? (who is stephen?!!)

but oh, lordy, i'm glad to be rid of that ad!!
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:19 PM
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Stephen is Admin's real name.

The ad actually is on some pages, but not Chat or Puzzle.

A way to avoid scrolling over any ad is to hit the "Play" button to load a new puzzle. That way, you can pull the cursor straight down through the "hate ads?" logo into the puzzle zone. Also, most computers let you hit Tab to get to the first letter in the puzzle or the equal sign to center it before pressing any other key.
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I too have been bothered by a floating ad. Mine is something green on the left side. I didn't investigate fully, but it appears to be some sort of survey that says "your opinion counts". I believe it pops in when my mouse rolls over the link for "hate ads?", but cannot be certain. I just quickly close it to get back to my puzzle.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:56 AM
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Default these blasted golden nugget ads

i've had that one, too---only once---some sort of survey---i'll pay more attention if i see it again.
but this golden nugget is really ticking me off---speaking of which, it's to the right of this page right now. i'm giving it the evil eye and daring it to expand---it seems to be working, but it's hard to do that while one is trying to solve a puzzle.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:54 AM
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i just got the ad that swoops across the puzzle from the left---it says "one question site survey" at the top, "powered by vizu" at the bottom. i don't know yet what triggers this one.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:00 AM
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I've had it several more times today. I still don't know what triggers it either.
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