: Statement On Cursor Ad Issue Some Members Are Experiencing



Lord Cadillac
12-29-10, 01:01 PM
In regards to the cursor ad that most members are only seeing once per day - but others are seeing multiple times per day, I have an answer from the ad company as to why this is happening:


We've investigated the issue regarding users that are seeing multiple AdBull ads within a 24 hour period and have concluded that it's due to users using their Back Button when navigating your site. If a user is shown an AdBull ad on a certain page, then navigates away from that page, and then hits the Back Button to return the original page, they will be shown another AdBull ad. Actually, they will be shown an AdBull ad each time they perform this process. Unfortunately, there's no way for us to prevent this from happening as the ad is stored in the Browser's cache - it's not a new request that hits our servers (where we would be able to block it). I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

If this is not the case in your situation, please let me know.

Thank you,

Sal C.

johnny kannapo
12-29-10, 03:21 PM
I apologize for whining about it. I realize action is in the works.

Some feedback after reading the statement. I will say I veiw this site using Google & rarely use the backspace.

I always click back with the cursor.
I also wait the 7 or 10 seconds for the ad to fade away first.
I am not so literate on a PC.

The Tony Show
12-30-10, 10:42 AM
"Back button in their browser", not "backspace key". Sounds to me like clicking the back button with your cursor is causing the problem.

Submariner409
12-30-10, 07:01 PM
"Back button in their browser", not "backspace key". Sounds to me like clicking the back button with your cursor is causing the problem.

Exactly ^^^.

I fooled with it before logging in and sure enough, every time you hit the < (back) button, up pops the ad.

I see the floater once during login - never again.

Lord Cadillac
01-03-11, 12:23 PM
Right, it's the back arrow they're speaking of in the quote.. It should be working right for everyone.. One ad per day for seven seconds unless you click the "x".

Jesda
01-04-11, 04:58 AM
Having to "fool" a floating nagging piece of garbage software just to view a forum -- that's beyond idiotic. As a supporting member who browses with Opera 11 I've never seen it, but that kind of BS is highly unprofessional. It makes you look bad and it makes this place look like a pop-up riddled porn site, minus the porn.

drewsdeville
01-04-11, 07:26 PM
Opera 11 works with this site for you? In another thread, some other member and I both were unable to load this site with Opera after 11 was released. No extensions of any sort, fresh install (at least on my side). Even tried masking Opera as Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Strange.

JimmyH
01-04-11, 10:35 PM
clicking the back button and pressing the backspace key are functionally the same thing. Unless you are active in a text form field (like the reply box) where shortcuts are disabled.

Jesda
01-04-11, 11:50 PM
Opera 11 works with this site for you? In another thread, some other member and I both were unable to load this site with Opera after 11 was released. No extensions of any sort, fresh install (at least on my side). Even tried masking Opera as Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Strange.

Hmm, I havent had any issues with Opera and this forum. I'm using the Mac version of Op11 with OS X 10.6.5. I also use Opera on the PC in the living room, but I can't remember if that's been updated to 11.

JimmyH
01-05-11, 12:03 AM
This is the first thread hit logging in here, and I did get the cursor ad. I clicked out of the thread, and then back, and sure enough I got it again.

However, you don't have to wait for it to go away. There is a little X in the upper right corner you can click to close it.

Jesda
01-08-11, 01:22 PM
I just saw it for the first time a couple nights ago on my Android tablet. Its hard to click the X on a 7" screen.

Usually these cursor chasers and mouseover text floaters are seen on 'warez', lyrics, junk content, and porn sites, which the user typically tolerates because they believe they deserve it for viewing illegal or morally questionable content. The quality of information here deserves a more credible looking presentation.

RippyPartsDept
01-08-11, 01:37 PM
FYI: the back button on the browser nav bar, backspace key on the keyboard, the right-click context menu back, and back button on your mouse (if your mouse has one, like mine) are all the same thing - different interfaces for the same action

i'm probably forgetting some other interfaces for 'back' but i think i made my point

i too saw this for the first time the other day while checking in on a friend's computer where i'm not auto logged-in

Jesda
01-09-11, 04:44 AM
I havent browsed the forum on the PC in the living room in a while. I just tried Opera 11 for Windows and it froze. In Firefox, the stupid cursor ad went away when I closed it and then came right back in a new place. It basically mocked me, lol.