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Topic # 151405 24-Aug-2014 15:31
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Is anyone else seeing an ad for ANZ bank that pops up using iOS and covers up the bottom quarter of the screen (landscape)?

It's far more intrusive and magically gets in the way of using the buttons on a page

No, I don't have a subscription. Normally quite happy to have ads there, but this one is quite irritating

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  Reply # 1114616 24-Aug-2014 15:38
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It's got a close button doesn't it?  Once you close it it won't come back until your next session (i think)

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  Reply # 1114621 24-Aug-2014 16:03
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It's not just ANZ.  I am noticing more and more intrusive ads the cover larger parts of the screen.  Yes they have a close button, but that only seems to work the second time around, the first click of the magic "X" in the corner activates the hyperlink to the advert.






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  Reply # 1114628 24-Aug-2014 16:06
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scuwp: It's not just ANZ.  I am noticing more and more intrusive ads the cover larger parts of the screen.  Yes they have a close button, but that only seems to work the second time around, the first click of the magic "X" in the corner activates the hyperlink to the advert.




ANZ is the only one I am seeing, but I am seeing the same close button behaviour - it just opens the link rather than closing the ad. While the ad is there, responsiveness drops off and it's difficult to get to the reply (and other) button(s).

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  Reply # 1114697 24-Aug-2014 18:11
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freitasm: It is on the bottom close to the he quick reply box?


Overlays it. Apologies for the low res.


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  Reply # 1114709 24-Aug-2014 19:05
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You could always just subscribe and get rid of the ads that way? It is quick, easy, and makes the site more epic.




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  Reply # 1114733 24-Aug-2014 19:28
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Mines not just GZ. There seems to be a new trend of intrusive ads. So much so you can't just ignore them.




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  Reply # 1114759 24-Aug-2014 19:57
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freitasm: I will block this.



Thanks! Now, any recommendations for a bank loan;-)

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  Reply # 1114761 24-Aug-2014 20:00
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Hmmm. I can see an ANZ ad in the list but when I test it there's no overlay - it just shows a button with a word "PUSH" to find out more. When I push it just shows the information inside the banner.

I am blocking it but perhaps the browser is having problems rendering the banner in the proper location?





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  Reply # 1114764 24-Aug-2014 20:05
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Hi,

Has happened with another ad as well

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=150222

Clint

Edit: I am seeing the same issue with the ANZ ad on my S2 with chrome



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  Reply # 1114768 24-Aug-2014 20:16
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clinty: Hi,

Has happened with another ad as well

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=150222

Clint

Edit: I am seeing the same issue with the ANZ ad on my S2 with chrome


Had a quick look, but couldn't find that thread - same behaviour though.

Don't know if it makes any difference, but the ad comes up with more than one version of the text as well.

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  Reply # 1114799 24-Aug-2014 21:20
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Hmmm. Interesting - since the other thread was posted in Off Topic I didn't see it (I do have the Geekzone subforum in my watch list, but not Off Topic - another example of why people should create topics in right forums).

I see it's only on mobile devices though. I've changed the mobile devices ads to AdSense only and removed the bottom ad. This will solve it.






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  Reply # 1114831 24-Aug-2014 22:10
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freitasm: Hmmm. Interesting - since the other thread was posted in Off Topic I didn't see it (I do have the Geekzone subforum in my watch list, but not Off Topic - another example of why people should create topics in right forums).

I see it's only on mobile devices though. I've changed the mobile devices ads to AdSense only and removed the bottom ad. This will solve it.




Thanks!

Side note, are we meant to 'report' a thread if it's in the wrong forum so it gets moved or is that just too much like hard work for nothing?

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  Reply # 1114856 24-Aug-2014 22:25
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Every report is read by all moderators. If you report a topic in a wrong forum it will be moved.




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