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#1 midgrid

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 15:11

Every so often (perhaps one in every twenty topic views), a pop-up advert appears for "safecount.net", right in the middle of the screen. Only a minor problem due to its infrequency, but I think it needs bringing up here in case anyone else is also experiencing it.

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#2 BullHead

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 21:00

Yeah I've had it a couple of times. much less than 1 in 20 though. That said the nature of the pop up made me thought it was viral thing...

#3 Vitesse2

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:04

If you used something like AdBlock Plus you'd never see it. However, if you just want to block Safecount you can install an opt-out cookie from their website: http://www.safecount...on_optinout.php

#4 ensign14

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 18:30

Now I'm getting Forza 4 Motorsport.

#5 midgrid

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 18:31

If you used something like AdBlock Plus you'd never see it. However, if you just want to block Safecount you can install an opt-out cookie from their website: http://www.safecount...on_optinout.php


Thanks. :up:


#6 Tim Murray

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 23:35

Now I'm getting Forza 4 Motorsport.

Me too. I don't usually get the pop-ups others complain about, but for some reason I'm getting this one. :well:

#7 condor

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:05

Me too. I think perhaps it's because there's a fault in the banner ad on all pages.
Here at website feedback it's a banner whereas on TNF it's a pop up and there's no ad in the banner.

#8 se7en_24

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:52

Getting the Forza 4 one two, it obliterates the options at the top of the forum as it's too big.

#9 condor

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 18:31

Cheers for sorting the problem :up:

#10 JimFosterAutosport

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 15:15

Hi guys

Pop-up ads should not appear anywhere on the site, at any time - we consider them obtrusive and not effective as marketing tools.

If at any time you see one appear, please make a screengrab, convert it to a jpeg or PDF file and PM me so I can investigate further.

Best wishes

Jim

#11 BullHead

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 20:46

Yeah.

Like I said, when I saw them, they didn't appear 'normal' so to speak, which is why I thought it was possibly a viral thing on my pc. Haven't had it for a good while now though...

#12 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 11:49

There's a new ad being served up that bleats at you every time you move the cursor over it.

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#13 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 08:56

This ad plus another one are back making a noise when you mouse over.