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TKAzA
TKAzA Community Manager
Feb 10 2010, 3:20pm Anchor

To try and keep the threads regarding crap ads down and the point to keep them under control, please post ads that meet the following criteria only.

  • Popup with no user interaction.
  • Fill the entire screen or change the layout of ModDB.
  • Popup in a separate window and/or pretend you are infected with a virus or spyware.
  • Viagra / Sexual adverts.
  • Play sound / video with no user interaction.

Our official stand point is a advert free site, however with the site growing day by day and it all being free to use, adverts mean continued operation of ModDB, IndieDB and our services.

To post a complaint please screencap the advert in action, breaking the site, layout or popup screen as it sits.
Then paste it into mspaint or your image editor and upload it to something like imageshack.us


IF YOU DONT POST A SCREENSHOT WE CAN NOT HELP YOU


Like this example from spector.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/cstrike180/bluegirlad.jpg

To clarify this isn't a spot to complain about the ads, just report ones that break our rules as per above, we don't like the ads like you guys n gals, but they pay for the site and the content of the ads cannot be controlled by ModDB or its staff, so with that in mind and the fact we see them as well, just post if you have a advert to report.... knowing we know you're not happy about ads on the site.

Regards
ModDB Staff

IF YOU DONT POST A SCREENSHOT WE CAN NOT HELP YOU

Edited by: TKAzA

Feb 10 2010, 3:23pm Anchor

if it means the continuing and progress of this website to fill my screen with viagra and tampax ads then i couldn't care less really

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Feb 10 2010, 3:29pm Anchor
Spenzerr wrote:if it means the continuing and progress of this website to fill my screen with viagra and tampax ads then i couldn't care less really

To clarify, malicious ads, spammy ads, viagra ads - basically anything bad is not authorized by us. All ads on the site are run by a third party. They monitor these ads but unfortunately because their are thousands, it seems dodgy ones are managing to find their way in. We are doing all we can to avoid this, but it is a battle that is hard to win.

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Scott Reismanis
DBolical | @scottreismanis

Feb 10 2010, 3:35pm Anchor

I don't like the ones that open by scrolling the mouse over them. I always trip em.
I know that counts as user integration, but it shouldn't. :(

For me they might as well just pop the shit up on my screen, because i'm probably gonna hit it more then once by accident.

But i'm sure they are effective.

Edited by: NGS616

Dragonlord
Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue
Feb 10 2010, 3:50pm Anchor

In fact they break the rule. They alter the layout obscuring content without you wishing to do so.

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Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42 Homebrewed Badass
Feb 11 2010, 9:33am Anchor

Exactly how do you post screens on to the thread? I know how to take them but I don't know how to post

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archkyrie
archkyrie Most likely insane
Feb 11 2010, 10:31am Anchor

You add the word "IMG" in brackets (these- [ ] -things) before the link to the image, and then "/IMG" in brackets after. If you upload the image to photobucket, just click: Share > link code > embed > forum - and there will be the code.

Feb 16 2010, 3:23pm Anchor

The sprint ad at the top's close box gets blocked by the ad on the side and it shows up behind it.
I'd prefer no adds that expand out of their original space.
But i can deal with them :P

Edited by: NGS616

Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42 Homebrewed Badass
Feb 18 2010, 12:55pm Anchor

DUDE there was a video ad that just made me click in order to continue to my movie, now normally this wouldn't be that big of a deal, except the continue button was part of the flash stuff FOR the advertisement before the movie, which means I wouldn't be surprised of there's going to be one soon that tricks you into "continuing onto content" and brings you into a pop up...

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archkyrie
archkyrie Most likely insane
Feb 22 2010, 8:06am Anchor

I'm getting ones that take fifteen seconds before the vid (no problem there) but then AFTER they finish they hijack the video player and make me wait another fifteen while trying to get me to click on stuff. i'll upload a screen cap if you'd like, but tis that HBO commercial for the stupid "tim" show.

Goobyplssss
Goobyplssss Leeeeerrrrrrooooooyyyyy!
Feb 23 2010, 4:38pm Anchor

FOXTAL SPORTS AD
IT HURTS MY EYES

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TKAzA
TKAzA Community Manager
Feb 23 2010, 7:07pm Anchor

To clarify this isn't a spot to complain about the ads, just report ones that break our rules.

If they do please post a screenshot.

Edited by: TKAzA

Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42 Homebrewed Badass
Feb 24 2010, 1:23pm Anchor

to be clear, does rollover count as user interaction? Cause I don't think it should.

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Gibberstein
Gibberstein Generic Coder Type Thing
Feb 24 2010, 1:44pm Anchor

I think it depends. Rollover is too easy to trigger accidentally, so the reaction should be appropriately small IMHO. Making noises is my borderline for inappropriate. Exploding out of the frame or popping up new windows in reaction to rollover is definitely unacceptable.

Not sure if my opinions coincide with the official guidelines or not though :(

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh I am arch jailbird scowl.
Feb 24 2010, 2:22pm Anchor
Gibberstein wrote:I think it depends. Rollover is too easy to trigger accidentally, so the reaction should be appropriately small IMHO. Making noises is my borderline for inappropriate. Exploding out of the frame or popping up new windows in reaction to rollover is definitely unacceptable.

Not sure if my opinions coincide with the official guidelines or not though :(


I think they might actually.

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Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42 Homebrewed Badass
Apr 4 2010, 2:24pm Anchor

Just saw another one, its like an arrow like thing that moves across the screen, someone vouch for me on this

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ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Apr 7 2010, 4:47pm Anchor

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TKAzA
TKAzA Community Manager
Apr 7 2010, 6:00pm Anchor

new i could count on you, i got that aswell but me and my hot finger clicked off the page to soon

archkyrie
archkyrie Most likely insane
Apr 7 2010, 10:21pm Anchor

I need to start screen capping this stuff. I get a lot of these, but like TKAzA I click off to soon.

Apr 8 2010, 7:01am Anchor

I just had the same one as Ambershee. Just popped on my screen with no warning and froze my browser up for like 10 seconds.

Apr 10 2010, 10:46am Anchor

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Edited by: NGS616

Apr 12 2010, 12:16pm Anchor

archkyrie
archkyrie Most likely insane
Apr 13 2010, 1:37pm Anchor

I'm getting that LoTR one too. (^^that one up there^^)
And as much as I love LoTR, this is really getting on my nerves. it shows up EVERY SINGLE PAGE I visit, and hijacks my screen EVERY single time. I can't stand it anymore.

TKAzA
TKAzA Community Manager
Apr 13 2010, 1:47pm Anchor

nvm you did, thank you, intense has been informed.

Edited by: TKAzA

moci
moci Is it me or does it smell funny here?
Apr 13 2010, 2:23pm Anchor

I was checking out the new post of overgrowth and I had this constant "tick" sound, at first I thought it was from the video but it came from that add on the right.
It was the only add displaying on that page.

I was under the impression that such adds should start muted or have a really visible option to mute. Neither in this case.

(I first posted this in another thread...)

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