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Discussion in 'AfterDawn feedback & suggestions' started by Oriphus, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    dRD - Is there any chance you could change the advertisements on afterdawn so that when you click on them it opens a new browser instad of doing it in the current one?

    Chris
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Some of the ad networks don't allow this -- for most of the ads, this (opens in new window) is already the case.
     
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    Oriphus Senior member

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    I dont mean to doubt you, but are you sure they open in a new browser. I've just gone through a load of the adds and they all open in the current browser. I think they were mostly burstnet adds that i viewed.

    Lol - I see you couldve made $15 from DVD Shrink if you had of lied - lol

    Chris
     
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    I could have started a new thread for this but since this is about advertisement I might aswell say it here. dRD I dont see those big ass banners on the main aD page or the forum anymore, in fact I see no banners on the top of any page, no matter how much i hit CTRL + F5, just thought you would like to know, just in case some people dont see any banners, how are they supposed to click them??
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Dela: Weird. IE or Mozilla?
     
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    Dela Administrator Staff Member

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    IE, they used to be there but now they dont appear, but when i look at the status bar it looks like it is loading but then just quits! some kind of timeout error?? perhaps its because i usually have a few downloads going??
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Sounds lot like a timeout error or DNS problem or something. If you have Moz or any other browser, try them out as well.
     
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    I will indeed, i closed Bit Torrent for a minute for the first time in 3 or 4 days and wjhat did i get, yep a big ass banner! lol So it must be just a timeout error, still though, not too nice at all!
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Yep, not nice, but whatyougonnado :) The problem is really the fact that sometimes the ad you see is delivered through gazillion redirects -- the first call goes to our ad server, which decides which ad it should deliver -> this sends a request to ad network, if they don't have the ad, it goes to the next ad network, if they don't have an ad, it goes to yet another ad network. And if they don't have the ad, it goes back to our ad server which delivers you a default (normally DVDXCopy, WinDVD, etc banners).

    And if any of these "hops" times out, the ad wont get delivered at all. But luckily, over 97% of pages loaded, get the ad correctly._X_X_X_X_X_[small]Petteri Pyyny
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    Well thats good, all except for me of course ;-) lol, and probably anyone else who uses Bit Torrent!
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    We seem to have had somekinda more general problems with ad serving on Saturday and Sunday as well. Do you still get blank ads?
     
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    Well i just had a nightmare day man, 12 hours fixing my computer, lightning, faulty xp pro cd, windows 2003, 98 and ME all in one day and now I'm stuck with ME for a while, damn this sucks, when i get back to my old self i will fill you in on it!
     
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    Right, today, not one has failed to load under WinME! When i get XP back installed again i will tell you how it goes!!
     

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