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myles
myles Woah.
Jun 14 2010, 4:36pm Anchor

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

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Portfolio

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Jun 15 2010, 7:52am Anchor

Here is another:
The one called "LuckySeven". It makes "pinging" noices without any interaction.
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Edited by: TheNodCommander

myles
myles Woah.
Jun 24 2010, 1:25pm Anchor

This advert starts both video and audio without user interaction,

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Portfolio

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Jun 24 2010, 11:54pm 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.

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Jun 25 2010, 3:18am 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, 6:00pm Anchor

Oops wrong thread.

Edited by: Jyffeh

Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42 Homebrewed Badass
Aug 9 2010, 11:30am 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, 3:49pm 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, 5:50pm 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, 3:24pm 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

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Sep 17 2010, 3:37pm 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, 11:49am Anchor

Newsdaily7.com

Got that one logging in just now, hehe.

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Sep 18 2010, 1:18pm 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, 11:25pm Anchor
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Sep 21 2010, 7:03am 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, 10:16am 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, 11:14am 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

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Oct 12 2010, 1:42am Anchor

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

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Scott Reismanis
DBolical | @scottreismanis

Dec 19 2010, 7:12pm Anchor

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

MrTaxikiller
MrTaxikiller Bow Chicka Bow Wow
Dec 25 2010, 8:52am Anchor

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

Jan 9 2011, 10:51am 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)

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Jan 9 2011, 10:11pm 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, 11:52pm 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, 1:15am 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, 3:35pm 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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