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Topic # 95504 6-Jan-2012 09:52 Send private message

Getting the geekzone ad-blocking message top and bottom of page. First time I have seen it - I guess it is new?

"Blocking ads impacts in our revenue, as well as break some functionality including search. Please consider adding Geekzone to your white list or a Geekzone subscription"

I'm using the latest Chrome (16.0.912.63), on Vista x86.

I have only one extension installed - AVG SafeSearch. Enable and disable makes no difference, but I have yet to try a browser restart.




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  Reply # 565219 6-Jan-2012 09:54 Send private message

Is the software actually blocking ads?
 




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  Reply # 565223 6-Jan-2012 09:58 Send private message

freitasm: Are you actually blocking ads?

Not at all. I can see the google ad sidebar, an animated toyota ad, a visa ad, the geekzone jobs ad..

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  Reply # 565225 6-Jan-2012 09:59 Send private message

If you disable the AVG add-on does the message disappear?







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  Reply # 565226 6-Jan-2012 09:59 Send private message

amazon kindle touch ad at the top of the page..

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  Reply # 565227 6-Jan-2012 09:59 Send private message

I got that message too, now Geekzone is the only site that doesn't have ads blocked.  Geekzone is a great site and doesn't seem to have cliques like other forums and provides a wealth of information, so be nice and unblock the ads. :)




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  Reply # 565228 6-Jan-2012 10:00 Send private message

freitasm: If you disable the AVG add-on does the message disappear?

Nope.

But.. yet to try a browser restart after the disable.

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  Reply # 565229 6-Jan-2012 10:00 Send private message

semigeek: I got that message too, now Geekzone is the only site that doesn't have ads blocked.  Geekzone is a great site and doesn't seem to have cliques like other forums and provides a wealth of information, so be nice and unblock the ads. :)

I'm not blocking ads at all.

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  Reply # 565234 6-Jan-2012 10:05 Send private message

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freitasm: If you disable the AVG add-on does the message disappear?

Nope.

But.. yet to try a browser restart after the disable.

Tried a browser restart, no difference. I'll try removing the AVG extension entirely.

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  Reply # 565237 6-Jan-2012 10:07 Send private message

semigeek: I got that message too, now Geekzone is the only site that doesn't have ads blocked.  


Thanks for your support. We really need it...

 




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  Reply # 565242 6-Jan-2012 10:16 Send private message

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semigeek: I got that message too, now Geekzone is the only site that doesn't have ads blocked.  Geekzone is a great site and doesn't seem to have cliques like other forums and provides a wealth of information, so be nice and unblock the ads. :)

I'm not blocking ads at all.


Ah sorry, must read slower  




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  Reply # 565245 6-Jan-2012 10:25 Send private message

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gzt:
semigeek: I got that message too, now Geekzone is the only site that doesn't have ads blocked.  Geekzone is a great site and doesn't seem to have cliques like other forums and provides a wealth of information, so be nice and unblock the ads. :)

I'm not blocking ads at all.

Ah sorry, must read slower  

Mods, feel free to edit the subject line adding "- but not blocking ads" or something ;  ).

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  Reply # 565259 6-Jan-2012 10:41 Send private message

It appears the ISP was presenting the gzt with a *VERY OLD* version of the scripts used to show the message.

As I said in my Twitter, transparent proxies and caches are the plague in New Zealand Internet. ISPs should have better pipes or at least be intelligent on how they manage those things.




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  Reply # 565261 6-Jan-2012 10:41 Send private message

On a similar note, using Firefox 9.01 on the http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp page, I get a "Firefox prevented this page automatically redirecting to another page" error across the top. Turning on ad-blocking stops this message, but brings up the yellow message bar instead (obviously!).

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  Reply # 565263 6-Jan-2012 10:43 Send private message

Please use developer tools to find out WHERE it would be redirecting. I test with Firefox here every day and haven't seen this message. It could be some problem with the ad scripts by Google DFP (which cause the back button to stop working on Firefox).





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  Reply # 565271 6-Jan-2012 10:57 Send private message

freitasm: Please use developer tools to find out WHERE it would be redirecting. I test with Firefox here every day and haven't seen this message. It could be some problem with the ad scripts by Google DFP (which cause the back button to stop working on Firefox).



Clicking the allow button triggers an HTTP GET to google.com and an HTTPS GET to googleads.g.doubleclick.net but there is no obvious change to the display of the actual page. Sorry, HTML is far from my strong point...

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