That can't be. That's inside the thread. September 19, 2011 7:32 AM   Subscribe

Deck ad not rendering properly in threads, in Firefox 4.01 on Mac for logged out users.

When a user is using Firefox on Mac, and not logged in, the Deck ad covers the initial comments in every thread. Screenshots: 1, 2 (the latter shows the browser version I'm using.) Unless I missed it, there's no option to close the ad for logged out users.

It does render properly in Safari version 5.1.

I shut off greasemonkey to confirm it wasn't a random script issue.
posted by zarq to Bugs at 7:32 AM (22 comments total)

This is part of our new AdVenture system, which displays ads in eye-popping 3D to enhance the reading experience. Put on a pair of red-blue glasses and you'll fine that you can move your head to peek around the ad and discover the content beneath!

Or possibly it is a bug.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:35 AM on September 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Red/Blue glasses? MeFi needs to upgrade to RealD!

Unless y'all are keeping with Matt's retro color scheme....
posted by zarq at 7:39 AM on September 19, 2011


Someone else reported this as well, we may need to block that specific ad moving forward.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:43 AM on September 19, 2011


Just to clear things up, this isn't a deck ad, it's a Google ad, but I'm on a new Google system and it apparently has bugs. This only happens for people with Firefox on a mac and only sometimes. Me and pb can't reproduce the bug.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:52 AM on September 19, 2011


I'm once again flabbergasted that anyone logs out.
posted by OmieWise at 8:13 AM on September 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


mathowie: "Just to clear things up, this isn't a deck ad, it's a Google ad, but I'm on a new Google system and it apparently has bugs.

Ah!

This only happens for people with Firefox on a mac and only sometimes. Me and pb can't reproduce the bug."

Just for a data point, if logged out, it appears on every thread on the Blue that I click on. And always the same L'Oreal ad.
posted by zarq at 8:15 AM on September 19, 2011


OmieWise: "I'm once again flabbergasted that anyone logs out."

I don't leave my work computer logged in to any sites where I have personal logins.
posted by zarq at 8:16 AM on September 19, 2011


I'm once again flabbergasted that anyone logs out.

I do this on a regular basis, usually when I'm trying to click the MeFi Mail icon and I miss.

Though I guess you're probably referring to people who log out on purpose, right?
posted by FishBike at 8:21 AM on September 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm once again flabbergasted that anyone logs out.

People using shared computers? Do people even share computers anymore?
posted by 6550 at 8:25 AM on September 19, 2011


We just made a change that should fix this up. Thanks for the report. We thought it was that one ad too, but it was any Flash ad coming from Google.
posted by pb (staff) at 8:28 AM on September 19, 2011


Thank you, pb! It's working now.
posted by zarq at 8:33 AM on September 19, 2011


I don't leave my work computer logged in to any sites where I have personal logins.

That makes sense.
posted by OmieWise at 8:37 AM on September 19, 2011


I don't leave my work computer logged in to any sites where I have personal logins.

Yeah, yeah. We all remember your FPP re: the taxonomy of enormous floating cocks in Second Life. Nice try, though.
posted by griphus at 8:47 AM on September 19, 2011


It was my fifteenth MeFi anniversary! Big Metal Chickens Roosters! XD
posted by zarq at 9:07 AM on September 19, 2011


I'm once again flabbergasted that anyone logs out.

Is there a way to permanently turn off the deck ads, so I don't have to do it each time I log on?
posted by hal_c_on at 11:49 AM on September 19, 2011


Is there a way to permanently turn off the deck ads, so I don't have to do it each time I log on?

PayPal Matt about $2.40US every month, or so.
posted by cavalier at 12:25 PM on September 19, 2011


Is there a way to permanently turn off the deck ads, so I don't have to do it each time I log on?

No, we don't offer a way to do that. You could whip up a Greasemonkey script or Styleish style to hide it if you'd like. The div for the ad has a consistant ID.
posted by pb (staff) at 12:51 PM on September 19, 2011


I'm once again flabbergasted that anyone logs out.

Yeah, the ad block between the question and the more inside in AskMe is really pretty terrible. Matching the color scheme exactly makes it hard to see where the content ends and the ads begin.
posted by smackfu at 1:32 PM on September 19, 2011


OmieWise: "I'm once again flabbergasted that anyone logs out."

I don't do it on purpose. MeFi logs me out once or twice a day. It's weird, but not a big deal.
posted by deborah at 1:36 PM on September 19, 2011


That happens to me, too, deborah. Mostly on AskMe. It doesn't happen often enough that I've been able to pin down what the sequence of events is that leads to the logging-out yet, though.
posted by dg at 2:38 PM on September 19, 2011


I thought it was perhaps a browser setting, but MeFi is the only site that does it. But like I said, no big deal.
posted by deborah at 1:21 AM on September 21, 2011


Yeah, same here - if I can't even figure out when it happens, I can't really expect anyone to figure out why. It's only on AskMe that it happens to me.
posted by dg at 3:31 PM on September 22, 2011


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