webdeveloper.com - once a day, and it's annoying
Used to be that I could peruse this forum unmolested by advertisements, other than banner ads (which I have no issues with.)
Lately, however, this has changed. Every day, the first time I come here to either ask or offer advice, when I click the button to submit an entry into the forum, I am redirected to a "welcome" page that contains a small Flash ad, with a link to "Skip this ad".
When I click on "Skip this ad", I get a blank screen and what I want to submit to the forum gets lost.
This is annoying.
WTF happened, and how do I get around it?
Weird. That's the first time I hear about that. That does not happen to me. Anyway, you have nobody to complain about that, these days, as we have no Admin, for the moment. Joe left the company, and I have no idea if and who is the new Admin
Originally Posted by WolfShade
Seriously?? I had no idea this was run by a company.
Hope Joe didn't leave on a bad note. I dislike confrontations and discontent.
(I'm trying out my new signature.. whaddaya think?)
Pretty sad. I hope he lands on his feet.
Do you mean to say you're not surfing with Firefox and NoScript, which also blocks Flash? I wouldn't recommend it.
NORMALLY, I would develop for FireFox and make adjustments for IE; but the company for which my current contract is placed forces their staff to use IE7 (although some computers do have IE8) and all work done is for internal use, only, not for public access (internal web apps.) So, even though I do have FF and Chrome installed, I use IE7 the most.
There are FlashBlockers even for IE, I think.
I use FlashBlockers for years. I hate unwanted and aggressive advertise
Unfortunately, the FlashBlockers won't prevent the redirects, which are still happening. This is really getting on my last nerve.
There are also re-direct preventing possibilities.
Originally Posted by WolfShade
But: why don't you enter straight into your user account? Should be:
As far as can see there is no redirect there.
Going through one ad a day is a small price to pay to use a forum in my opinion.
As to getting the blank screen after clicking skip this ad, I'm not sure what that is about. Do you have ad blocker software or something running that is messing up the normal flow? When you click "skip" you should continue right along to where you were headed.
The ad is cookied, so you should not see it more than once a day on this forum.
A) I don't just find information, here, I also contribute; that's the small price I don't mind paying.
Originally Posted by brad jones
B) No, not running any ad-blockers or flash-blockers or anything that could cause the blank screen.
C) I don't want to see it at all, not even once a month. When I'm forced to view an ad, I make a note to completely avoid whatever service or company is being advertised, so it's really counter-productive for whomever the ad is for, anyway.
This annoying redirection had stopped, for a while. But it started, again.
So I've just added "www.webdeveloper.com/welcomead/" to my host list and am pointing it to 127.0.0.1.
It won't stop the redirection (which is what I really would like), but it will prevent me from seeing the ads, anymore.
Thanks in advance for helping.
The redirect to the ad is happening, again. How do I get it to stop? I should not have to click on "Skip This Ad".
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