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  # 1733559 9-Mar-2017 10:58
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I'm just chucking in my two cents into the mix. I've had to psychically change the orientation of my computer screen from portrait to landscape. The reason is that a video add pops up on the left hand side which covers ~1/4 of the screen and can't be minimize which then covering up the thread. <DTRUMP>Annoying #SAD</DTRUMP>

 

Essentially the GK zone website is not catering for screen width 1024 (I know it's old res, but what I'm I going to do about it). 

 

 

 

Example:

 






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  # 1735265 12-Mar-2017 14:17
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Just to add to this, twice lately I've returned to my office to find sound blaring out of my computer.

 

Both times it's been a geekzone ad that's started up by itself.  Usually IE11 on Win 7.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1750251 29-Mar-2017 16:24
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freitasm:

 

I have blocked expandable ads on TribalFusion.

 

 

 

 

Still getting these ads,

 

side:

 

<iframe frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="yes" hspace="0" vspace="0" id="appsnack_teaser_iframe_2aa04dfd-83ad-0b5d-39fe-99fbe36f3c8d" src="http://cdnx.tribalfusion.com/media/6875326/creative2.html?namejs=http://cdnx.tribalfusion.com/media/common/richmedia/html5/3.3.1-6/js/creative.js&amp;namecss=http://cdnx.tribalfusion.com/media/common/richmedia/html5/3.3.1-6/css/creative.css&amp;rnd=1298952904" width="100%" height="100%" allowfullscreen="true" style="background-color: white; width: 970px; height: 600px; left: 0px; top: 0px; position: absolute;"></iframe>

 

bottom:

 

<iframe frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="yes" hspace="0" vspace="0" id="appsnack_teaser_iframe_f27e8154-0e47-1712-888c-615b37c115c7" src="http://cdnx.tribalfusion.com/media/6861056/creative1.html?namejs=http://cdnx.tribalfusion.com/media/common/richmedia/html5/3.3.1-6/js/creative.js&amp;namecss=http://cdnx.tribalfusion.com/media/common/richmedia/html5/3.3.1-6/css/creative.css&amp;rnd=1299021175" width="100%" height="100%" allowfullscreen="true" style="background-color: white; width: 970px; height: 546px; left: 0px; top: 296px; position: absolute;"></iframe>


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  # 1750260 29-Mar-2017 16:35
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Thanks, it's actually only when on aussie work VPN, so Energy Australia, ANZ and Australian Defence Force.  Will pm you if I see any when not on VPN.


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  # 1753887 3-Apr-2017 16:02
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Personally I think think this is a somewhat suspect "clickbait" ad for our site? especially as it popped up right on the PM confirmation screen ^^

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.orlandohotels.bz/perl-bin/show.pl?adid=orlando2&page=index2a&sessionid=0154958e1c851656248eb

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1770009 24-Apr-2017 20:36
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@jimbob79:

 

Example:

 

 

 

You folks will be happy to know I've increased the threshold where the right sidebar disappears and I have arrived at solution for the case in the example above. I will be changing the ad calls to not show anything soon. Testing this before a release.

 

 





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  # 1775204 3-May-2017 22:06
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Well... Fast to complain but since I posted about changes here not a single comment.

 

Since my previous post I have increased the threshold where the sidebar disappears, have converted the last few scripts to SSL, remove TWO ad units and made sure that if the sidebar is not there on page load then ads for that area won't be loaded (even if invisible like before). This reduced total page load time by half.

 

Can I have people whitelisting Geekzone on your Adblockers, please?





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  # 1775242 3-May-2017 22:59
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Sure! πŸ‘

You do a great job and are white listed by me, though as most of my previewing and posting is on my mobile I don't seem to get the big adds anymore anyway?

Thanks again for the great forum you run here @freitasm πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  # 1775246 3-May-2017 23:11
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I have always had Geekzone whitelisted for ads, even through thick and thin. smile





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  # 1775262 4-May-2017 02:52
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Been white listed in my Privacy Badger for a long time. 

 

If I am ever blocking ads it's usually because I haven't realized a setting has gone astray (on a new computer etc). I have no problem with a friendly reminder as long as it's friendly!


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  # 1775335 4-May-2017 08:45
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k1wi:

 

Been white listed in my Privacy Badger for a long time. 

 

If I am ever blocking ads it's usually because I haven't realized a setting has gone astray (on a new computer etc). I have no problem with a friendly reminder as long as it's friendly!

 

 

Thanks for that. Some people install adblockers to deal with one specific site but end up blocking all sites without realising the impact. 

 

Recently we started measuring ad blocking (up to 40% on Geekzone) and presenting a message about it. The immediate response from the maintainer of one of the most used lists was to not only block ads but every script on Geekzone.

 

The main thing here is that you realise this is not only done to block ads but to react to anything some site owners do. The second thing is that the maintainer of this list is actually a kiwi, and works for a NZ ISP. Sad to see the thinking that any revenue is evil and should be denied, by lumping a community site like Geekzone in the same bucket as sites that overload ads, spam and other bad practices.





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  # 1775376 4-May-2017 09:43
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freitasm: ...

 

The main thing here is that you realise this is not only done to block ads but to react to anything some site owners do. The second thing is that the maintainer of this list is actually a kiwi, and works for a NZ ISP. Sad to see the thinking that any revenue is evil and should be denied, by lumping a community site like Geekzone in the same bucket as sites that overload ads, spam and other bad practices.

 

 

Here's an idea to supplement revenue: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=4&topicid=214260


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