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  • Auto-play Ads on the bottom of Micechat pages?

    What's with the auto-playing political video ads at the bottom of Micechat pages?

    Embedded in the webpage all the way at the bottom of the page.. is a political ad video that auto-plays on every page load

    From the page layout..
    div id="anx-video-0_wrapper"
    object id="anx-video-0" width="100%" height="100%" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://cdn.adnxs.com/video/player-noshare.swf" bgcolor="#000000" name="anx-video-0" tabindex="0"

    It looks horribly suspicious so I thought maybe I had a local PC issue going on.. but I only see it on Micechat, and independent of browser.

    Is this truely from the Micechat page? Autoplaying videos?

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    Re: Auto-play Ads on the bottom of Micechat pages?

    I get them too. They are awful, annoying, distracting, and I don't care for their message.

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    • #3
      Re: Auto-play Ads on the bottom of Micechat pages?

      I don't see any ads anymore thanks to Safari blocking them.
      BarbaraAnn

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      • #4
        Re: Auto-play Ads on the bottom of Micechat pages?

        I've never seen these.

        Are they on certain boards? They may not be showing up because of my browser blocking themt oo.
        Be Cool Stay in School!
        Next year I'm trying for a summer internship at Stark Industries.

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        • #5
          Re: Auto-play Ads on the bottom of Micechat pages?

          Originally posted by swampymarsh View Post
          I've never seen these.

          Are they on certain boards? They may not be showing up because of my browser blocking themt oo.
          its very recent.. in the last few days.. its stuck at the very bottom even below the footer of the forum. very very wierd.. as almost unintentional. which is why at first I thought I had a browser hijack going on

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          • #6
            Re: Auto-play Ads on the bottom of Micechat pages?

            Something happened with the Ad Network that we were on. We've let them know, and they've pulled the ads. Thanks for the report!
            -Monorail Man

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            • #7
              Re: Auto-play Ads on the bottom of Micechat pages?

              Maybe I should list this as another issue, but what is "platform.stumbleupon.com"?

              I would like to read Kevin Yee's column, but that keeps erasing the page for some reason.

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              • #8
                Re: Auto-play Ads on the bottom of Micechat pages?

                Originally posted by QuiGonJ View Post
                Maybe I should list this as another issue, but what is "platform.stumbleupon.com"?

                I would like to read Kevin Yee's column, but that keeps erasing the page for some reason.
                This is the first report I've heard of this. What's your browser and OS combination?

                (Stumbleupon is a social link sharing platform, we use it to promote our content on their network.)
                -Monorail Man

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                • #9
                  Re: Auto-play Ads on the bottom of Micechat pages?

                  Windows 7, Firefox 3.0.019. Happened again this morning when trying to access SamLand.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Auto-play Ads on the bottom of Micechat pages?

                    ^ Just a suggestion (dunno if it will help), you might want to update your Firefox. Latest version is 15.0.
                    "With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm,
                    Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need
                    imagination or art. All you need is a brand."

                    - Neil Gabler

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                    • #11
                      Re: Auto-play Ads on the bottom of Micechat pages?

                      I suppose I should. The workaround for now is to let the page load, then hit refresh and stop. Eventually I can just read the article. Worked fine till last week though, so something has changed.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Auto-play Ads on the bottom of Micechat pages?

                        Firefox 3.0 hasn't been supported since March 30, 2010, about 2 and a half years ago - therefore it's not supported by MiceChat. There are several known major security issues with Firefox 3.0 as well. You should really upgrade.
                        -Monorail Man

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                        • #13
                          Re: Auto-play Ads on the bottom of Micechat pages?

                          There are now auto-play ads being inserted in the banner spot at the top right of the forums area too.

                          Several times now I've gotten audio+video ads that play automatically when the page loads. This are horrible and NEED TO GO.

                          The last one was some airwick ad..

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                          • #14
                            Re: Auto-play Ads on the bottom of Micechat pages?

                            ^ Rx = Firefox + Plugins[Adblock Plus + Flashblock].
                            "With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm,
                            Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need
                            imagination or art. All you need is a brand."

                            - Neil Gabler

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                            • #15
                              Re: Auto-play Ads on the bottom of Micechat pages?

                              The problem with that is based on mice chats layout.. Adblock screws up the menu bars. Plus I don't like blocking all ads which serve a purpose for the site. I just dont like obtrusive ads and especially auto playing videos

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