Solved That Sony Advert That Won't Go Away...

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August 5, 2012 at 13:29:22
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... is really starting to annoy me.

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August 10, 2012 at 20:52:30
Hey terii,

That's good to hear. Either way, we are trying to improve it. The main thing we are trying to do is not make it expand so easily when you accidentally mouse over.

Justin



#1
August 5, 2012 at 13:57:15
Hey ijack,

It shouldn't auto-expand unless you mouse over it. Of course, I find myself accidentally mousing over it all the time :(

Justin


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#2
August 5, 2012 at 14:00:38
It is only when I mouse over it but, as you say, that happens. It's just rude of an advertiser to take over a large part of my screen like that. It should collapse again when the mouse pointer is removed, not require a box to be clicked.

I wonder if advertisers realize how counter-productive such advertising can be. Inform people, but don't irritate them.


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#3
August 6, 2012 at 08:18:48
I accidentally mouse over it too & what's really annoying is that there's no way to close it!

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#4
August 6, 2012 at 09:04:33
Hey,

Really? I see an X to close it. Either way, I have asked about its status.

Justin


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#5
August 6, 2012 at 12:49:32
I too find this ad very annoying. There is no obvious way to close it after it has blocked a major portion of your screen. I find that I migrate away from this Forum because of the annoyance factor of this ad. Hopefully something can be done about it.

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#6
August 6, 2012 at 13:24:32
Hey,

There definitely is a close button in the upper right. Either way, we are working on trying to improve this specific ad experience.

Justin


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#7
August 6, 2012 at 16:20:47
There is no close button on the ads I'm seeing.

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#8
August 6, 2012 at 17:20:13
I never see them.

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#9
August 6, 2012 at 18:58:26
rider,

What color is it? Green or orange?

Justin


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#10
August 6, 2012 at 19:57:30
The green one. The orange one has the X.

EDIT: The green one either expands to a larger green ad or a white ad. The green has the X, the white does not.

EDIT 1.1: I just found that the above is also true of the orange ad. If it expands to the larger orange ad, there's an X. But if you close that & mouse over again, the white ad comes up with no X.

EDIT 2: I just ran across another advertiser problem. Pandora. I closed it, then went up to the tool bar & clicked OPERATING SYSTEMS. If I stopped my mouse at Win XP in the drop menu, everything was fine. But when I tried to move to Win 7 (or lower), the ad opened again.


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#11
August 6, 2012 at 23:54:10
If you use Firefox...adblockplus removes it. I mentioned that ad to Justin over a week ago with a screenshot

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#12
August 7, 2012 at 01:16:58
I find something of a moral dilemma here. I have alway felt that it is slightly immoral to block adverts on sites like this. The owners of the site need income and that income largely comes from advertising, so I feel there is an implied contract between us for me to accept reasonable advertising.

But increasingly I see sites using advertisements like this one, and I feel that this is a breach of that implied contract. This is not what I would call "reasonable advertising". Anything that requires additional, unnecessary action from me to see the site's content is unreasonable.

As the sites are breaching that implied contract I think that, reluctantly, it is time that I ceased to honour my side of the contract and start using adblockers. There is a saying about killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.


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#13
August 7, 2012 at 05:13:55
Personally I do not mind banner adverts, but when they expand to take over the web page, I object most strongly............. The Sony ad is a pain in the ***

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#14
August 7, 2012 at 06:01:46
Hi,

I have e-mailed about the white sony ad with no close button. We'll definitely get this worked out!

Justin


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#15
August 8, 2012 at 14:07:10
Justin Let us know please. There is definitely no CLOSE button of any color displayed. Very annoying.

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#16
August 8, 2012 at 17:55:22
terri,

I'm doing everything I can! I'm going to try to get a screenshot with no close button and send it in.

Justin


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#17
August 9, 2012 at 06:22:05
Hey Guys,

I've looked at it every different way, and always see the close button. I'm thinking that maybe its not downloading the background for you guys sometime, so the close button is there, but since its white on white, you can't see it. Are you sure you have the latest version of flash?

Justin


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#18
August 10, 2012 at 05:55:26
Hey Guys,

Just an update... We are making some progress in improving the ad experience. I'll let you know when I have more info!

Justin


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#19
August 10, 2012 at 19:02:44
White X on a white background? Sneaky. The last time I saw the white ad I moved my mouse to the upper right corner & sure enough, I was able to close it even though I couldn't see the X. And yes, I have the latest version of flash.

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#20
August 10, 2012 at 19:06:00
Justin I too have the latest version of Flash. I have found that if I allow Flash more room on my HD to store stuff, the ad actually comes orange in color and there is a Close x in the upper right corner. It is now an interactive ad and you can respond to the ad or close at will. This is a much better experience.

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#21
August 10, 2012 at 20:52:30
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Hey terii,

That's good to hear. Either way, we are trying to improve it. The main thing we are trying to do is not make it expand so easily when you accidentally mouse over.

Justin


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