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Tue May 2, 2017, 01:44 AM

An ad pops up on every page which blocks part of my view. Only on DU.

Any one else experiencing this?

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Reply An ad pops up on every page which blocks part of my view. Only on DU. (Original post)
Missn-Hitch May 2017 OP
pkdu May 2017 #1
Eyeball_Kid May 2017 #2
7wo7rees May 2017 #3
cbreezen May 2017 #4
Missn-Hitch May 2017 #5
Make7 May 2017 #6
Missn-Hitch May 2017 #7
Make7 May 2017 #8
Missn-Hitch May 2017 #9

Response to Missn-Hitch (Original post)

Tue May 2, 2017, 01:48 AM

1. Gotta be a star member , or you get Ads.

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Response to Missn-Hitch (Original post)

Tue May 2, 2017, 01:48 AM

2. No. Maybe an ad blocker would help?

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Response to Missn-Hitch (Original post)

Tue May 2, 2017, 01:49 AM

3. Become a member and use adblock. Easy. nt

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Response to Missn-Hitch (Original post)

Tue May 2, 2017, 02:03 AM

4. This should not happen...

and I don't believe you should have to donate to keep that crap off your computer.

I had to use ghostery browser just to read.

I had to use google to post, but it was a struggle with auto-run video.

Sorry this is happening to you.

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Response to Missn-Hitch (Original post)

Tue May 2, 2017, 02:10 AM

5. Thank you pkdu, 7wo7rees, cbreezen, and I can't see the name of the 2nd reply

because of the effing ads. Ha. I will join. This has never happened before. Just seems strange.

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Response to Missn-Hitch (Original post)

Tue May 2, 2017, 02:23 AM

6. What is being blocked? As far as I can tell there are only four Ad spaces.

(This description is for the desktop view, not the mobile view.)

There is a banner Ad below the top navigation tabs (Home, Latest Threads, Greatest Threads, etc.), a vertical Ad below the forum list/links on the left side (Announcements, Latest Breaking News, etc.), and when viewing threads there is a square Ad in the upper right of the opening post plus a block of Ads right below the opening post.

None of them should cover up any part of the DU content. I have seen the left vertical Ad be weird when changing how the left side forum list is expanded and/or collapsed. If that is where the problem is, try toggling some Topics or Places to expand or collapse them to see if it relegates the Ads back to their designated area. Does it seem to happen for a particular Ad or Ads?

Perhaps you could take a screen capture and post it so others can see what you are seeing. Or at least describe it in more detail - including what browser/OS your using and what exactly is getting blocked. Is it the same on each page or does the problem change locations?

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Response to Make7 (Reply #6)

Tue May 2, 2017, 02:44 AM

7. chromebook

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Response to Missn-Hitch (Reply #7)

Tue May 2, 2017, 03:36 AM

8. Strange, you can see the border the Ad is intended to occupy.

I thought Google Ads were supposed to determine the Ad container size and serve something that fits.

You might try zooming the page in (Ctrl +), out (Ctrl -), or no zoom (Ctrl 0) to see if that makes a difference. Also try reloading a DU page without using cached content (Ctrl Shift R) in case there is some error in your cached stylesheet for DU. And if you haven't tried already, quit the browser and reopen.

Honestly, that looks like Google is just serving up Ads that are the wrong size. But as a precaution you should run a virus and malware scan to make sure something else hasn't appropriated that Ad space.

Unfortunately I don't really know anything about Chromebooks and I rarely use Chrome so I can't offer much advice. I would suggest posting about this in the Ask The Administrators forum to see if they can contact Google to try to resolve it - if it's happening for you, it's probably affecting others as well.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #8)

Tue May 2, 2017, 01:28 PM

9. Thank you for the tips.

It seems to be back to normal this morning. I plan on becoming a star member soon anyway - paying off some debts this summer then I am on board.

Cheers!

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