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myles
myles Woah.
Jun 14 2010 Anchor

I <3 adds, this one started playing audio and video without interaction from me, shows on lots of pages.

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Jun 15 2010 Anchor

Here is another:
The one called "LuckySeven". It makes "pinging" noices without any interaction.
User Posted Image

Edited by: TheNodCommander

myles
myles Woah.
Jun 24 2010 Anchor

This advert starts both video and audio without user interaction,

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Portfolio

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Jun 24 2010 Anchor

Doesn't ad blocker stop ModDB from getting revenue though? ideally fixing the problem is the way to go rather than just ignoring it or blocking it out.

INtense!
INtense! End Boss
Jun 25 2010 Anchor

Yeah ad blockers are no good for us... and these day audio ads are quite annoying. my marketers tell me you get rid of 1 and more come in its place, so i'm not certain what we can do.

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Scott Reismanis
DBolical | @scottreismanis

Jyffeh
Jyffeh I am arch jailbird scowl.
Jun 25 2010 Anchor

Oops wrong thread.

Edited by: Jyffeh

Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42 Homebrewed Badass
Aug 9 2010 Anchor

new make your voice heard pop up in home page, its a blatantly breaking the rules

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ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Aug 12 2010 Anchor

Just got a pop up in a new window for this:
Life-quote.net

Main ad was the Desura ad, so not sure how it crept in.

Got it again just now. Once again, different actual ad up top.

Aug 14 2010 Anchor

Some gaviscon advert streams audio + video without my interaction, same thing for some washing machine powder advert I saw yesterday.

I'm just going to adblock all the adverts on moddb if I keep getting video adverts that autoplay, they're intrusive and a waste of my bandwidth.

ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Aug 15 2010 Anchor

I've now had the one linked above three times.

Edit: Now six times. Has anything been done about it?

S.gambling.com

Getting this pop-up.

And now this one
Newsdaily7.com

Not being able to bump this thread, since I've now updated this post eight or nine times is becoming retarded.

And now this one too:
National-accident-helpline.co.uk

I'm getting pop-ups almost every time I visit the site.

Edited by: ambershee

INtense!
INtense! End Boss
Sep 17 2010 Anchor

i've reported them to the marketters. Just to confirm I DO NOT APPROVE popups so if you see them well then someone is pulling a dodgy.

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Scott Reismanis
DBolical | @scottreismanis

ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Sep 18 2010 Anchor

Newsdaily7.com

Got that one logging in just now, hehe.

INtense!
INtense! End Boss
Sep 18 2010 Anchor

i've reported them and they are attempting to block them :(

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Scott Reismanis
DBolical | @scottreismanis

ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Sep 18 2010 Anchor
INtense!
INtense! End Boss
Sep 21 2010 Anchor

reported... i wonder who else is seeing these as i haven't seen a popup in a month+

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Scott Reismanis
DBolical | @scottreismanis

ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Sep 21 2010 Anchor

I haven't had one for the past couple of days now. A lot of people might miss them simply because of pop-up blockers, however.

Sep 26 2010 Anchor

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EDIT: im getting this one and its pissing me off really bad.

It stops my page from loading and says Best Buy at the top of the page:

Moddb.com

INtense!
INtense! End Boss
Oct 12 2010 Anchor

I've reported it to the marketers, should be getting removed

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Scott Reismanis
DBolical | @scottreismanis

Dec 19 2010 Anchor

After this kicks off, you won't need ads. Just remove them all after you start raking in money.

MrTimm
MrTimm Bow Chicka Bow Wow
Dec 25 2010 Anchor

Ok What about this one? Do more of you got this kind of ads as well?

Jan 9 2011 Anchor

Does this count? I was going to a mod profile and this took over the entire screen.(if you have trouble seeing it, click for higher res)

INtense!
INtense! End Boss
Jan 9 2011 Anchor

Something that is a secret but i will be blogging about soon. Is by supporting Desura (our digital distribution client) and purchasing games, you get the bonus of all ads on ModDB + IndieDB disabled.

Think of it as a way to donate to ModDB / IndieDB and get a great game + no ads in return. As your support means a lot to us so we want to give a lot to you in return.

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Scott Reismanis
DBolical | @scottreismanis

Jan 9 2011 Anchor

The ad problem isn't just on this site. Many of them try any tactic to make you look at their ads, the worst is the pop-under ad which opens a whole new window in the background and it starts making all kinds of noise. Or the bugged flash ads that crash IE (a problem since Flash 9 came out). Haven't had that one here but it's common on the news sites such as wreg.com & cnn.com

Jan 10 2011 Anchor

I've got Desura running in the background and it's disabling ads, although I've yet to purchase a game. :)

Kreamalicious
Kreamalicious Optically Devoted
Jan 10 2011 Anchor

Below has been happening to me over the last week as well. It's starting to get annoying having my whole screen hijacked like this when I navigate around.

R3ven wrote:

Does this count? I was going to a mod profile and this took over the entire screen.(if you have trouble seeing it, click for higher res)

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Jay.M Blog | Optically Devoted
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