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Tempest
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:10 pm Reply with quote
Also, if someone gets redirected again, can you take a screenshot of the destination page?
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relyat08



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:08 pm Reply with quote
Hey, just started a few moments ago, and is severely inhibiting my use of the site... literally taking me several minutes to write this post out because I keep getting redirected. There is a video in the lower portion of the screen, currently two of them, which play automatically and force me to the bottom of the screen.

I'm using the latest version of Chrome on Windows 10. Has happened on several ANN pages, including this one.

Here's a screenshot with the highlighted video. Hopefully it is viewable by you all. Google Drive has always been a bit annoying on my end, but this is supposed to be a shareable link.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9M1G4-WkuV5dEJGRWlhT0I5Vk0/view?usp=sharing
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bglassbrook



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:35 pm Reply with quote
Likewise, I have been getting hit with the video ads (auto-play and with audio) today. Haven't seen them in the feature pane yet.

Appears to be whenever Tribal Fusion comes up in the rotation. Screenshot at http://i68.tinypic.com/244e1vr.png
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Suena



Joined: 27 May 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:13 pm Reply with quote
An issue I've seen a few times over the last week, is if an ANN page is left open for a few minutes, sometimes an audio ad plays (the page's tab gets the little sound symbol on it, so I know it's coming from that page).

It looks like they might be coming from the AdChoices video ads that appear at the bottom of the page. I'm not activating them, since I rarely scroll down that far.

What makes it extra bizarre is that sometimes the audio matches the video, but sometimes the audio is for a completely different ad. For instance, I heard a Juicy Couture fragrance ad audio playing while there was a business software video playing. This video also likes to periodically disappear and reappear on the page.

Sometimes the audio is loud and startling, then gets cut off after a few seconds. I've gotten a couple "BEST BUY MAKES IT EASY....!!!!" proclamations from the ANN home page just while writing this up.
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Slowzhand



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:21 am Reply with quote
Starting this morning (December 30), I'm getting an ad at the bottom of the Main Page that plays automatically. It's an Amazon ad and for some reason, it gets louder and louder as it plays.

Windows10 / Edge browser
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Emerje
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:22 am Reply with quote
Got a video ad at the bottom of the forum just now from Ad Choices that played automatically. I paused it and was going to take a screen cap, but the ad refreshed before I could. Something called Brightcove playing some red carpet interviews or something.

(Edit) Just got the ad a second time in 10 minutes. Right clicking on it got me this information, not sure if it's useful or not.



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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:03 pm Reply with quote
So, I'm not 100% sure this site is the cause but want to report the details while I have them:

I unlocked my iPad, which I had left with an encyclopedia entry page open in Chrome, and suddenly had a new tab open up with a "Punish Tube" advert (from www thepornsurvey2 com). All my open tabs are from ANN, NHK and the Animator Expo site.
Other than your own subscription add, the TOM strip and the TRSI/Aniplex buttons it looks like all ads are served by "Owl Agency".
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Emerje
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:21 am Reply with quote
While reading the forum I started getting audio from an add for the Slice Right watermelon slicer. Problem is I checked all of the ads on the page and there were no video ads running, this was just audio. It stopped playing when I refreshed the page so I know it was from here.

Emerje
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MarineCorps



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:30 pm Reply with quote
Emerje wrote:
While reading the forum I started getting audio from an add for the Slice Right watermelon slicer. Problem is I checked all of the ads on the page and there were no video ads running, this was just audio. It stopped playing when I refreshed the page so I know it was from here.

Emerje


Same, though mine was for diper rash cream Shocked I know it was from this site as audio icon was on this tab though none of the ads were playing videos. I see ads for Boston Suffolk uni and several nutrisystem ads
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Emerje
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:41 pm Reply with quote
So I'm at the top of the front page getting read to scroll down when I'm suddenly shot to the bottom of the page and pointed at these two ads.



And then I start getting audio for some sort of survey.

Seriously, ANN needs to get these ads in check. I know ad revenue has been tighter for a lot of sites, but these really need to be fixed, it's turning into a daily issue.

Emerje
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Slowzhand



Joined: 03 Oct 2007
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Location: Texas
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:09 pm Reply with quote
This started yesterday (Monday, April 24)

Ads start playing at random, even if I'm not actively visiting your home page. Not only do they play, loudly, it sounds like it's playing twice about 2 seconds apart.

Screenshot of ad that's playing currently (in Spanish):

http://imgur.com/a/74rS0
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Emerje
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:07 pm Reply with quote
Twice this week I've gotten audio for fake antivirus alerts with no related ads. This is getting old, I should have to come to ANN with my audio muted.

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relyat08



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:31 pm Reply with quote
Just waiting for it to happen again right now, but for the last half hour, every 5 minutes or so, I get an antivirus warning from Avast stating that I'm trying to download something infected. I'm not currently downloading anything. It only happens when I have an ANN page open, and based on other comments, it seems likely that ANN is the source..

Well, now that I started to write up the comment, I haven't gotten the threat warning for a solid 40 minutes, but I'll post this anyway. Razz
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Emerje
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:02 am Reply with quote
So basically every day this week that I've visited ANN I've gotten these stupid audio ads. Today's was extra fun since it was stuck on a loop ("Critical alert from Mi-Critical alert from Mi-Critical alert from Mi~").

*Sigh*

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relyat08



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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 12:55 am Reply with quote
So, this is the thing that happens pretty consistently if I have an ANN page open for too long. This warning that I'm downloading something vicious. It also forces me to the bottom of the page. And when I go to close the page, it says "changes you made may not be saved if you leave now" which is a little disconcerting. (almost amusingly just happened again as I typed this up...)
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