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  • bennyw01 Ad Operations Manager, Gamer Network 15 Jun 2017 11:05:38 520 posts
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    @Weebleboy Perfect! thanks mate! helps loads.

    We are on the case, there has been an issue the past week or so where advertisers are hijacking ad units through exchanges by listing themselves as a 'Rich Media' ad and then once the ad loads they push through a video advert which causes CPU issues/browsing disturbance.

    They do it cause the price they can get for video is way above normal display, so the motive is they buy cheaper units and force the video, making a tidy profit at the expense of the audience and publisher.

    It is a real problem and is becoming wider spread! we are battling it, but ultimately it is up to the exchanges to provide a solution to these buyers cheating the system.

    Sorry for your disturbance and please know we are working on beating this.
  • Weebleboy 15 Jun 2017 11:17:23 389 posts
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    @bennyw01 No problem and thanks for the quick (and detailed!) response. Good luck battling them!
  • gamecat 15 Jun 2017 13:05:34 664 posts
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    I see see Revcontent underneath articles (but with x's instead of images) if I switch to Edge, with no addonds installed & default settings. Google adverts with other browsers.
  • mAc6 15 Jun 2017 18:33:45 3,256 posts
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    @bennyw01 hi, am on window phone and ads on top of forum page resize the bejesus at the start of load, its like literally two jumps which makes me touch different stuff a lot, which is nice once in a while but this is every time and I don't know how much longer I can stand anymore, think I need to lie down
  • Your-Mother 15 Jun 2017 18:51:09 673 posts
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    mAc6 wrote:
    hi, am on window phone
    I think you might be the only one left.
  • Fergal1982 16 Jun 2017 13:03:06 8 posts
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    Your-Mother wrote:
    mAc6 wrote:
    hi, am on window phone
    I think you might be the only one left.
    unless they mean this...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5rlTrdF5Cs

    in which case i want in too!
  • Bauul 16 Jun 2017 14:29:45 866 posts
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    Just wanted to chime in to say thanks for the change to Google ads EG. They are far more appropriate, and I have turned off my ad block now on my PC. Thanks for listening!
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 16 Jun 2017 14:42:48 31,396 posts
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    Cheeky ads seem to disappear faster too. I had one for Red Bull that was clearly an HD video file despite being this tiny 1 inch square in the margin, and it was causing me some issues, but it disappeared after less than a day.

    So yeah, fair play :) Don't know how money having my ad blocker off will actually make for you, but you earned every fraction of a penny of it.
  • Skirlasvoud 17 Jun 2017 08:49:40 2,799 posts
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    FYI, I'm perfectly okay with these, draping the entirety of the background. They're stylish, colorful and related. I actually appreciate them more than a solid white wall and a single garish ad box stuck somewhere.



    Edited by Skirlasvoud at 08:49:58 17-06-2017
  • disusedgenius 17 Jun 2017 10:47:33 8,484 posts
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    On the other hand they're also the reason I adblock at work still.
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 17 Jun 2017 17:14:56 47,064 posts
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    Now we're talking!
  • funkstar 17 Jun 2017 19:21:22 3,210 posts
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    Skirlasvoud wrote:
    FYI, I'm perfectly okay with these, draping the entirety of the background. They're stylish, colorful and related. I actually appreciate them more than a solid white wall and a single garish ad box stuck somewhere.

    yeah me too, 'cept that arms one annoys me cos it fades to white, instead of fading to yellow and taking over the whole page
  • JonFE 18 Jun 2017 08:19:32 1,749 posts
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    Bauul wrote:
    Just wanted to chime in to say thanks for the change to Google ads EG. They are far more appropriate, and I have turned off my ad block now on my PC. Thanks for listening!
    Same here. I've turned off Adblock at home and will also do at work. As long as Google/EG keeps it appropriate with no autoplay videos in sight, I'll keep it off.
  • Duffking 19 Jun 2017 12:39:29 14,723 posts
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    I just typed eurogamer.net into my address bar and was shown a page with the following title:

    "You are seeing this page because ads cannot be shown"

    I refreshed and it was gone so didn't get a screenshot. Anyone else had that?

    Didn't realise revcontent has been ditched so will give the blocker a pause for a while, though.

    Edited by Duffking at 12:40:37 19-06-2017
  • Dirtbox 20 Jun 2017 17:49:12 89,196 posts
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    Test!
  • Dirtbox 20 Jun 2017 17:53:11 89,196 posts
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    Double test.
  • Dirtbox 20 Jun 2017 17:53:21 89,196 posts
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    Yeah bitches, I'm back!
  • Jono62 20 Jun 2017 17:54:37 18,238 posts
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    \o/
  • Dirtbox 20 Jun 2017 17:57:32 89,196 posts
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    Before I was so rudely interrupted, I was being blocked by some anti-script blocking script. Has anyone else seen that?
  • mothercruncher 21 Jun 2017 21:31:09 13,922 posts
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    Seen those- I installed an anti-anti-script blocking script.
  • Supra_Hans 5 Jul 2017 12:10:16 91 posts
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    V. happy to see the revcontent stuff is gone - have turned off my adblocker, hopefully it'll make a difference to your numbers!
  • mAc6 5 Jul 2017 12:25:42 3,256 posts
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    +1
  • FuzzyDucky 5 Jul 2017 14:16:20 2,404 posts
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    Add me to the happy ad dance brigade, EG looks a whole lot healthier these days.
  • bennyw01 Ad Operations Manager, Gamer Network 10 Jul 2017 10:26:51 520 posts
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    Thanks guys! its taken alot of work from a huge team to get everything reviewed, we have been busting balls with exchanges globally to get the quality we want! we had a bit of a technology upgrade which lead to some providers exploiting this and serving god awful ads, but we climbed crap mountain and got it sorted! but believe me, it took hours! even harder when you get complaints at all angles.. but we needed the complaints to solve the issue.

    Keep me posted if anything does come up and of course we appreciate both your custom and support.
  • disusedgenius 10 Jul 2017 10:34:01 8,484 posts
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    Just to double check - I'm presuming that the auto-playing/animated adverts aren't going anywhere considering they're in the EGX ads?


    In all honesty I still don't consider this site work-safe to run without a blocker, but I do turn it off at home now.
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 10 Jul 2017 11:03:18 31,396 posts
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    The Better Ads standards were built around a survey of what people hated in ads (picture here if you want to see it yourself). Auto-playing animations are just within the lines of acceptability as far as those standards go.

    Sure, it'd be nice if the standards reached a bit further, but it's still better than no standards at all.

    Edited by DFawkes at 11:05:05 10-07-2017
  • disusedgenius 10 Jul 2017 12:20:59 8,484 posts
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    Well kinda, if the standards aren't good then they're just going to get blocked the same as the ones that don't follow it.
  • Banjax 12 Jul 2017 11:20:05 218 posts
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    Great stuff!
  • Darth_Flibble 12 Jul 2017 19:58:19 2,808 posts
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    I turn off adblock at work and was getting shitty Revcontent ads (was on the spiderman 2 article) Ad block went back on
  • Ghibli 13 Jul 2017 17:55:31 224 posts
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    I'm getting revcontent on my phone still. Has it or hasn't it gone?

    Edit: just went back to the offending article and it's back to Google ads. I could swear I could hear " nuffink to see here guv" and some whistling faintly in the background.

    Edited by Ghibli at 17:58:51 13-07-2017
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