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Buggy Adware?
« on: December 12, 2016, 11:33:58 AM »
I'm running Firefox, and I'm having issues with the ads loading on The Railwire.  I get a lot of buggy scrip notices, the screen seizes up, and I end up restarting. 

This is the only site I appear to have trouble with, when I close it, everything runs fine.

I know the best solution is to just click on every ad that appears and listen for the coins to drop into the box on Tom's kitchen shelf, but is there something about the new platform that anyone else is having issues with?

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Re: Buggy Adware?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2016, 11:37:31 AM »
Mine's running fine in Chrome.
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Re: Buggy Adware?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2016, 04:30:01 PM »
I'm having the same trouble as Lee and I am also using Firefox.

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Re: Buggy Adware?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2016, 04:34:06 PM »
I run Firefox with an ad blocker....

.... no ads  ... no issues

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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2016, 04:55:48 PM »
I run Firefox with an ad blocker....

.... no ads  ... no issues

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Re: Buggy Adware?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2016, 06:24:32 PM »
No Script
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Re: Buggy Adware?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2016, 07:30:15 PM »

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Re: Buggy Adware?
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2016, 07:32:40 PM »
Lee, I'm not seeing any trouble with the ads - maybe another site is causing the problem and you're seeing a delayed effect? I will continue researching.

I would really like it if you could not block the ads here.  I actually spend a lot of effort keeping the site running and the ads help offset costs/time.  If there is an ad problem, please give me a chance to fix it.

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Re: Buggy Adware?
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2016, 08:03:51 PM »
What I was just seeing was a T shirt ad on the lower left, and blank rectangles with "loading" circles (whatever those are supposed to be called) at the top (just below the Railwaire header) and in the lower right of the page.  I rather suspect it might have to do with the recent upgrades on video security by Firefox and Chrome.  The non displaying ones I could click on and it took me to a Youtube page (outdoor heroes), although WHY I don't know- did not see anything to buy there. So I wonder if it is just that one site, but they are running a bunch of ads, and for some reason, their graphics are not coming through.
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Re: Buggy Adware?
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2016, 08:11:00 PM »
I've switched to text ads while I can investigate.

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Re: Buggy Adware?
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2016, 06:55:32 AM »
I just clicked on an ad for you.  You're welcome!

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Re: Buggy Adware?
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2016, 02:27:54 PM »
The text ads didn't help.  It's been buggy all day.  The error comes up and says the script is from googleads blah blah blah.  It only happens when The Railwire is up.

I've installed (reluctantly) the ad blocker.  If Google wants people to pay for ads on their servers, they should make them work universally.  Maybe it's Mozilla who needs to catch up, but they offer the blocker, which appears to have solved the problem on my end.  My phone uses chrome, so I'll make sure I click on the ads there!

Sort of like using a pay phone, isn't it?

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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2016, 07:20:16 PM »
Lee, I looked into this and it's actually an issue with Firefox and Flash.  Anyway, I disabled flash-based ads.  (The text-based ads that I thought I had on weren't fully active).

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Re: Buggy Adware?
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2016, 07:44:04 PM »
you should also update FF if you havent

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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2017, 11:21:17 AM »
I have just installed Firefox on my new computer and am having the same problem Lee describes.  It also appears to be affecting ability to see photos.  my photos posted to Weekend Update this weekend do not show up on my computer, but do on my phone.  As I am typing this there is a wheel turning up in hte top tab so something is trying to load . . .

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