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Anonymous
April 29, 2010 7:06:26 AM

Why is this full screen ad for some game sitting on top of Tom's when I log in (from the UK) ?

It just sits there until it decides to clear -- meanwhile there's a button saying How To Avoid Seeing This Ad which leads nowhere.

Obviously it can be zapped by switching to Firefox, but I'm darned if I'm going to have my choice of browser dictated by some ad for a product I haven't the slightest interest in.

For heavens sake dump this intrusive nonsense or you'll lose users who may assume they've caught malware on the site.
April 29, 2010 9:40:02 AM

Sometimes I wonder if the ad team actually checks the effect of the ads before making them go live.
April 29, 2010 12:01:39 PM

I'm using FF with adblock plus, and it doesn't stop the ad.
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April 29, 2010 2:05:53 PM

Whenever that add pops up, I have to close the page. It bugs my work places' customized version of IE 8.
April 29, 2010 2:13:45 PM

I've not seen the ad myself.
April 29, 2010 2:20:25 PM

I posted this yesterday. It's got a screenshot of it.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/20840-53-tomshardware
It comes up when I click on any of the following: manage my profile, my page, rank, or any of the links inside each of those.

It stays on the screen for ~10 seconds, then fades into the background. Though, sometimes the page stops loading, and I have to refresh. Then it stays on for another 10 seconds.
April 29, 2010 2:24:29 PM

Adblock Plus prevented it loading but after disabling it I see the ad. That's a real show-stopper. If I want to manage my profile I don't want to wait an additional 10 seconds on top of the already long load time to do so.
April 29, 2010 2:26:54 PM

Yep, it's a pain in the pooper. :pfff: 
April 29, 2010 3:03:23 PM

aford10 said:
Yep, it's a pain in the pooper. :pfff: 


Agree.

April 29, 2010 8:21:44 PM

My Adblock does block it. aford, you might want to make sure you have the newest version.
Anonymous
April 29, 2010 9:24:51 PM

FF does block it.

When are we going to be free of this monstrous intrusion. It's particularly peeving to spend time weeding out people who spamvertise on the forums only to have this paid for material stomping all over the place.
April 29, 2010 10:02:17 PM

I blocked the whole pwn.curse.com, and it's still loading. It just blocked the banners and the pop up.
April 29, 2010 10:31:42 PM

I tried adding pwn.curse.com to the Adblocker and now it goes faster from the ad to the website but still i see it
April 29, 2010 10:33:26 PM

Yep, same here
April 29, 2010 10:45:20 PM

Wait, is this UK only? That might be why I don't see it.
April 29, 2010 10:46:48 PM

Nope, I'm in the US.
April 29, 2010 10:57:05 PM

EXT64 said:
Wait, is this UK only? That might be why I don't see it.


US here and i see it. Using chrome.
April 29, 2010 11:49:17 PM

Well, I'm confused then.
April 29, 2010 11:59:54 PM

aford10 said:
I'm using FF with adblock plus, and it doesn't stop the ad.

I too am using AdBlock Plus (but I'm also using NoScript, and using all the block lists in AdBlock), HOWEVER I see no ads.

Using:
Fire Fox 3.7a5 with NoScript and AdBlock Plus along with a custom host file + Custom Linux Firewall.

Recomendation:
Redirect the domain to localhost for the ad to in the Windows host file ( I started with this list: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm )
Use NoScript also.
April 30, 2010 1:05:37 AM

Why does toms have to buy those ads that get in your way. like, i dont care if its on the side, out of the way, but full screened for 10s, its really annoying >:( 
April 30, 2010 9:01:22 AM

aford10 said:
Nope, I'm in the US.

Same,I'm in the US site too
April 30, 2010 10:10:46 AM

Shadow703793 said:
I too am using AdBlock Plus (but I'm also using NoScript, and using all the block lists in AdBlock), HOWEVER I see no ads.

Using:
Fire Fox 3.7a5 with NoScript and AdBlock Plus along with a custom host file + Custom Linux Firewall.

Recomendation:
Redirect the domain to localhost for the ad to in the Windows host file ( I started with this list: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm )
Use NoScript also.

I had Adblock before,and now i downloaded NoScript too and wow it worked :D  thanks a lot :) 
And i am using FF 3.6.3
April 30, 2010 12:07:47 PM

Get this %&@$& ^&"£$ gone already.
April 30, 2010 1:34:17 PM

I had NoScript installed until about a week ago. I just got annoyed having to allow pages all the time. We use IE here at work, so NoScript isn't an option. :fou: 
April 30, 2010 2:05:29 PM

I've let the guys know about the problems with the ad and they are looking into it.
April 30, 2010 2:18:43 PM

jpishgar said:
I've let the guys know about the problems with the ad and they are looking into it.


Thank You, :) 
April 30, 2010 2:25:34 PM

aford10 said:
I had NoScript installed until about a week ago. I just got annoyed having to allow pages all the time. We use IE here at work, so NoScript isn't an option. :fou: 

You don't have to allow the page every time. Just allow the scripts that are needed for comments, posts,etc. permanently.
April 30, 2010 2:40:14 PM

Ya, that's fine. But it was halting almost every other webpage that I went to as well. That's why I dumped it.
April 30, 2010 2:40:51 PM

Thanks jp.

The ad effectively stopped me accessing the site for three days ... I couldn't get into the forums due to a redirect to /forums/membres (yes /membres) which threw me to a "cursed site". The link indicating how to get out merely went to a signup page.

I will never buy that game and have blocked their website.

Since my 4 kids have just about every game on the planet and I have 2 of them beta testing for two game companies at home thats a loss to ACCURSED.

I don't like being manipulated.

Installing Firefox now ... IE9 is a complete waste of space and so hackable it's a joke.

JP this is no criticism of your team as such ... as I know you have been working hard to move the site forward mate.



April 30, 2010 2:53:36 PM

Reynod said:
Thanks jp.

The ad effectively stopped me accessing the site for three days ... I couldn't get into the forums due to a redirect to /forums/membres (yes /membres) which threw me to a "cursed site". The link indicating how to get out merely went to a signup page.

I will never buy that game and have blocked their website.

Since my 4 kids have just about every game on the planet and I have 2 of them beta testing for two game companies at home thats a loss to ACCURSED.

I don't like being manipulated.

Installing Firefox now ... IE9 is a complete waste of space and so hackable it's a joke.

JP this is no criticism of your team as such ... as I know you have been working hard to move the site forward mate.


IE9? did you mean IE8?
April 30, 2010 4:41:26 PM

They tell me it should be fixed now. It was actually just a temporary test.
April 30, 2010 4:44:04 PM

Yep, it's fixed now.

Ty jp
May 1, 2010 2:57:47 AM

Next time they should keep the temporary tests in house ;) 
May 1, 2010 4:40:08 AM

jpishgar said:
They tell me it should be fixed now. It was actually just a temporary test.


A test?
Anonymous
May 1, 2010 7:25:25 AM

Yes, like a nuclear test.
May 1, 2010 5:47:14 PM

Yeah my dosimeter went red.

Lost some hair already ... teeth are loose.

Wait ... that might be old age.
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