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  1. oldskoolbiker

    oldskoolbiker Monkey

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    Well here is an interesting one. It got me in trouble at work. I browsed RM today from work which I usually don't do. Well within an hour of me going to the site, the security people at my work came to me asking if I was going to the site called "ridemonkey", and they wanted to scan my PC because they said it looked like the site tried to install some adware called "savenow".
     

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  2. jonKranked

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    hey BV what are ad prices? i wanna make some adz for lulz
     
  3. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    the "Happy Thanksgiving" one is pretty damn annoying
     
  4. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Annoying like, "it makes noise without me asking it to"? Or annoying like, "it blinks and makes me want to stab someone. The voices in my head won't stop."?
     
  5. Mr.Bishop

    Mr.Bishop King of Beers

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    You don't perchance happen to have any more specifics than that do you? These kids of things can be really hard to track down, and the more info the better.

    I'd gladly send your IT dudes some RM swag in exchange for a report of what they saw. :)
     
  6. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    it makes noise without me asking it to. when i move my mouse from the slide bar on the right to the middle of the page, it always rolls over it and wishes me a happy thanksgiving. i guess its getting ready for November already.


    the voices are another story and i dont think its because of RM, but my gf might disagree
     
  7. Mr.Bishop

    Mr.Bishop King of Beers

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    An ad does this? Does it still? Can you take a screen capture and grab the link?

    Then I can find it!
     
  8. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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  9. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    another pop-up ad. this one from Motorola that takes up most of the screen
     
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    I just got a classmates add, dont have a shot though
     
  11. oldskoolbiker

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    Sorry can't help you out. Although nobody said so, I think this got me in big trouble. I already got moved to a less private desk (I suspect to keep closer eye on me).

    It sucks. I just went to RM because someone sent me a PM about a condo I rent out at Snowshoe.
     
  12. Mr.Bishop

    Mr.Bishop King of Beers

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    Aw crap I'm super sorry about that. :( Epic fail on our part.

    :(
     
  13. dante

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    Just got a "Haaaaapy Thanksgiving!", but had already clicked away from the page so I'm not sure which ad it was. Not sure if you've blocked whichever it was that ih8rice stated, but if so it didn't work...
     
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  14. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    i still get it
     
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    http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2003-080414-3713-99

    Use Chrome for play and IE or Firefox for work. When playing browse in incognito mode.
     
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    Still getting "haaaaaapy thanksgiving!"
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Sorry, we've been busy with other stuff with the site; I'll put it back on the list of things to address.
     
  18. oldskoolbiker

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    I support this idea wholeheartedly.


    Seriously.
     
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    Vernal's Caribbean Vacations or something is my problem. Today I wanted to try to searching for , "How to bleed brakes" so I can learn properly how to do it, you know, like get air bubbles out of the line and such... When I clicked on the Search link, the box drops down BEHIND the ad and it won't let me see the box to type in. The ad stays in front. I'm using Safari on a crappy think pad.

    While you're figuring this out, a few Brake Bleed links on RM would be nice.
     
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    And now Monsanto attempts to occupy a quarter of the screen...
     
  22. Pesqueeb

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    :stupid: I would totally contribute to this.
     
  23. jonKranked

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    well i'm still waiting for a quote on cost per impressions
     
  24. Mr.Bishop

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    For you we can go bargain basement!
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    your offer intrigues me. tell me more.
     
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    Mr.Bishop King of Beers

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    Very much depends on what it is that you want... If you want more ad info email me and I can help get you in touch with the right people!
     
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    I just got hit with audio, full volume, telling me "you need web site development". Was in the lounge, did not select an ad - actually started when I was on another tab in Chrome browser, so I killed the RM tab rather than investigate with my ears getting blasted off.
     
  28. Pesqueeb

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    Just got a pop up, something along the lines of "Take our survey!". Sorry no screen grab, work computer, and I closed it out before I thought to try and get any information off of it. I know thats not much to go on, sorry. :(
     
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    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    I'm getting a Jeep ad that is occupying the entire black part of the page in the lounge. There are the 2 normal ads, one along the top of the page, and one on the right side, and a large jeep one that moves the threads down to make room for itself. It also slows down my computer when it is being displayed. Only happens in the lounge.
     
  31. binary visions

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    That's a page takeover ad. We run a couple campaigns a year for those. They occupy mostly blank space - I'm not sure why it's slowing your computer down, it's only a background image.

    When you say "slows down my computer" - what do you mean, exactly? Is it only scrolling down that particular page that slows down? The whole machine responding slower? Clicks not responding?
     
  32. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    It really slows down the scrolling on that page. Annoying, but I can live with it in the short term.
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Seems odd that it slows down your system so much - I can look into it, but it's not slowing down even my slow devices (e.g. old cell phone, old development desktop at work). What browser/OS/specs?

    Anyone else experiencing this?
     
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    I'm using Firefox, adblock Plus (ridemonkey whitelisted), and NO google analyitics, XP Pro SP3, Core 2 Duo 2.8 Ghz, 2 gig ram