The ads are ridiculous

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#1 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

First the video ads that self play without being muted by default, now the placement above the respond box on mobile.

Shame on you guys.

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#2 Posted by Ballroompirate (25924 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

First the video ads that self play without being muted by default, now the placement above the respond box on mobile.

Shame on you guys.

Yea it's beyond annoying now with the ads

It's like "oh I think i'll post a response to this thread" thwap ads to the face

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#3 Posted by harry_james_pot (11399 posts) -

Agreed, the new ones before the reply box are ridiculous and way too big. I have adblock disabled on GS to support the site, but if this one doesn't get moved I'm gonna have to enable it again.

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#4 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

Holy shit, **** this site. You people suck.

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#5 Posted by RobotOpBuddy (65496 posts) -

I have to agree that the new yahoo powered before the WYSIWYG editor on every forum page are obscenely large, and completely unacceptable. At the very least they need to be moved underneath the reply box because atm they have a very significant negative impact on the forum experience. As a result I'm sure a large amount of users have used things like ad block to remove them completely as well, so everyone loses.

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#6 Posted by SolidSnake35 (58796 posts) -

Use Ad-block. They don't deserve a penny for this mess of a website.

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#7 Posted by Blutfahne (276 posts) -

Now you understand why I joined in 2014. My old account was banned years ago for complaining about ads lol.

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#8 Posted by harry_james_pot (11399 posts) -

@robotopbuddy said:

I have to agree that the new yahoo powered before the WYSIWYG editor on every forum page are obscenely large, and completely unacceptable. At the very least they need to be moved underneath the reply box because atm they have a very significant negative impact on the forum experience. As a result I'm sure a large amount of users have used things like ad block to remove them completely as well, so everyone loses.

Is there a way to block just that particular frame?

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#9 Posted by RobotOpBuddy (65496 posts) -

@harry_james_pot said:

@robotopbuddy said:

I have to agree that the new yahoo powered before the WYSIWYG editor on every forum page are obscenely large, and completely unacceptable. At the very least they need to be moved underneath the reply box because atm they have a very significant negative impact on the forum experience. As a result I'm sure a large amount of users have used things like ad block to remove them completely as well, so everyone loses.

Is there a way to block just that particular frame?

it's all within a div with the class of "YAD", removing that should hide the whole lot. An example filter for ad block as such would be www.gamespot.com##DIV[class="YAD"]. You could probably even hide it with any user-CSS add-on quite easily thanks to the convenient unique class name for the div it's all in.

I take it your intention is to block just this one particular ad so that the site still benefits from the ads that aren't so horribly placed?

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#10 Edited by harry_james_pot (11399 posts) -

@robotopbuddy said:

@harry_james_pot said:

@robotopbuddy said:

I have to agree that the new yahoo powered before the WYSIWYG editor on every forum page are obscenely large, and completely unacceptable. At the very least they need to be moved underneath the reply box because atm they have a very significant negative impact on the forum experience. As a result I'm sure a large amount of users have used things like ad block to remove them completely as well, so everyone loses.

Is there a way to block just that particular frame?

it's all within a div with the class of "YAD", removing that should hide the whole lot. An example filter for ad block as such would be www.gamespot.com##DIV[class="YAD"]. You could probably even hide it with any user-CSS add-on quite easily thanks to the convenient unique class name for the div it's all in.

I take it your intention is to block just this one particular ad so that the site still benefits from the ads that aren't so horribly placed?

Yeah exactly.

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#11 Edited by BranKetra (51726 posts) -

I think this is funny.

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#12 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

@SolidSnake35 said:

Use Ad-block. They don't deserve a penny for this mess of a website.

This. Totally this.

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#13 Edited by uninspiredcup (25658 posts) -

Front page is kind of joke. I guess it's because of adblock that we now have bad ("news") adverts taking precedent over actual news.

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#15 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

Mobile doesn't have AdBlock.

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#16 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10644 posts) -
@robotopbuddy said:

I have to agree that the new yahoo powered before the WYSIWYG editor on every forum page are obscenely large, and completely unacceptable. At the very least they need to be moved underneath the reply box because atm they have a very significant negative impact on the forum experience. As a result I'm sure a large amount of users have used things like ad block to remove them completely as well, so everyone loses.

I have had adblockers for years now, so i dont get no ads on nothing, including videos..

EXCEPT.......... for that fucking Yahoo bullshit above the comment box in the forums which is extremely annoying. Idk how and why that shit is there, but im really sadden that adblockers do not block that shit out.

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#17 Posted by danyopizzle (341 posts) -

you guys are complaining about the ads on this site? don't forget youtube! way worse! its basically become literally the new tv, with ADS PER every vid no matter the length!

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#18 Edited by zassimick (10416 posts) -

@robotopbuddy said:

it's all within a div with the class of "YAD", removing that should hide the whole lot. An example filter for ad block as such would be www.gamespot.com##DIV[class="YAD"]. You could probably even hide it with any user-CSS add-on quite easily thanks to the convenient unique class name for the div it's all in.

I take it your intention is to block just this one particular ad so that the site still benefits from the ads that aren't so horribly placed?

Thanks for that info! The placement of that Yahoo ad was god-awful, and it didn't help that it was poorly designed. Giant white box on the gray background of the site, with poorly sized images and text? No, thank you.

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#19 Posted by RobotOpBuddy (65496 posts) -

@Zassimick said:

@robotopbuddy said:

it's all within a div with the class of "YAD", removing that should hide the whole lot. An example filter for ad block as such would be www.gamespot.com##DIV[class="YAD"]. You could probably even hide it with any user-CSS add-on quite easily thanks to the convenient unique class name for the div it's all in.

I take it your intention is to block just this one particular ad so that the site still benefits from the ads that aren't so horribly placed?

Thanks for that info! The placement of that Yahoo ad was god-awful, and it didn't help that it was poorly designed. Giant white box on the gray background of the site, with poorly sized images and text? No, thank you.

That example filter may not work any more, as they changed the div class to "YAD YAD--module" as opposed to "YAD", simple enough to update the filter though, regardless of what you're using to filter it.

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#20 Posted by wemmick (313 posts) -

Hey guys - we'll be moving the Yahoo ads down below the Reply box on forum threads - the fix should go out today or tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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#21 Posted by wemmick (313 posts) -

And as for video ads with uninitiated audio - please let us know about those. They are against our ad policies, so if we know who they are from and what they link to, we can have them pulled down. A screenshot would help as well. Thanks!

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#22 Posted by harry_james_pot (11399 posts) -

@wemmick said:

Hey guys - we'll be moving the Yahoo ads down below the Reply box on forum threads - the fix should go out today or tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience!

That's great!

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#23 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

@wemmick: Thank you so much, oh my goodness. :)

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#24 Edited by dalger21 (1988 posts) -

I would freely sign up for some sort of subscription like we had in the past to avoid the ads altogether.

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#25 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

@wemmick said:

Hey guys - we'll be moving the Yahoo ads down below the Reply box on forum threads - the fix should go out today or tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Lord forbid anyone working on this site actually goes by their word once. Good job not delivering again.

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#26 Posted by wemmick (313 posts) -

@Blabadon: My apologies, guys - we were getting ready to push it on Friday, but a bug popped up that prevented the push. We're shooting for Monday.

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#27 Edited by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

@wemmick said:

@Blabadon: My apologies, guys - we were getting ready to push it on Friday, but a bug popped up that prevented the push. We're shooting for Monday.

No problem. Appreciate the response.

If any issues pop up though, please, as a community that has become all too accustomed to lacking answers, just tell us. It means a lot to us. Ignoring/forgetting us just brings the issues with the site full circle.

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#28 Posted by wemmick (313 posts) -

@Blabadon: And...it's done!

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#29 Edited by harry_james_pot (11399 posts) -

@wemmick said:

@Blabadon: And...it's done!

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#30 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -

@wemmick: Thanks!

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#31 Posted by LJS9502_basic (162510 posts) -

That is minor compared to the fact that ads are randomly opening on my PC while I browse the forums. Fix this ASAP.