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Postby rubber side up » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:36 am

any way of stopping them moving over onto the posts? had to put up with it a fair amount on the old forum, now its doing it here too!

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Postby Alex » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:02 am

I doubt MCole or John Stevenson will really want to say this with the advertising department watching, but Firefox is your friend ;)

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Postby rubber side up » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:05 am

i have firefox & **Nobody likes ads but they pay for the site so please have the class not to whine about them** plus, but the damn things keep coming back :cry:

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Postby Alex » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:08 am

How strange. Check your definitions. Easylist seems quite comprehensive.

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Postby John Stevenson » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:21 am

Meh, it's your browser. For us to fulminate about **Nobody likes ads but they pay for the site so please have the class not to whine about them** would be like a TV company complaining about you making tea in the ad break. "You there! No tea! STAY ON THE SOFA."

You'd laugh at us. And rightly so.

However, the ads straying into the page is a known bug with pages that are forced wide by pics or URLs or what have you. The dev team are working on it.
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Postby Gavin Weeks » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:00 pm

I think I see someone thinking of getting off their sofa for a wee - we certainly can't have that!

**Nobody likes ads but they pay for the site so please have the class not to whine about them** does have issues with our ad software as the identification of the ads changes on each page load, so sometimes it will pick them up sometimes it won't, its not an attempt for us to stop you blocking them! its so we can properly monitor the amount of times a given advert is loaded onto a page.

Alternatively you can always try this:

The New **Nobody likes ads but they pay for the site so please have the class not to whine about them**
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Postby rubber side up » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:02 pm

Nice to see the devs have a sense of humor :D

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Postby Red Panda » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:24 pm

Hohoho :? :)

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Postby blacksun » Tue Jul 17, 2007 21:15 pm

My wall (Agnitum Outpost Pro) has a built in ad blocker. I've not seem an ad for years.
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Postby John Stevenson » Wed Jul 18, 2007 00:03 am

rubber side up wrote:Nice to see the devs have a sense of humor :D


I'll admit we had a bit of sense of humour loss while ago, but I think we're finding them again.

Gav's was down the sofa and mine has been buried in the garden by the dogs. Damn ridgebacks think they have dibs on *everything*.
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Postby yeehaamcgee » Wed Jul 18, 2007 00:08 am

This is the one that annoys me though.
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Not specifically the FILM add, just the adds that are on the right hand side.
I couldn't give a damn about the one on the top, but the one down the right hand side is just stupid, and ruins the layout for widescreen monitors.

Reading this forum on a 24" widescreen makes me want to cry, there's so much wasted space.

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Postby John Stevenson » Wed Jul 18, 2007 01:25 am

yeehaamcgee wrote:
I couldn't give a damn about the one on the top, but the one down the right hand side is just stupid, and ruins the layout for widescreen monitors.


Only if there's something in the post - a pic or URL - that forces it wide. Known bug, and being worked on

yeehaamcgee wrote:Reading this forum on a 24" widescreen makes me want to cry, there's so much wasted space.


Such problems we should all have! :)
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Postby Yorkshireman » Wed Jul 18, 2007 06:48 am

john_stevenson wrote:
yeehaamcgee wrote:
I couldn't give a damn about the one on the top, but the one down the right hand side is just stupid, and ruins the layout for widescreen monitors.


Only if there's something in the post - a pic or URL - that forces it wide. Known bug, and being worked on

yeehaamcgee wrote:Reading this forum on a 24" widescreen makes me want to cry, there's so much wasted space.


Such problems we should all have! :)


Must be like watching tennis sitting at the net ... left, right, left, right, left ... :wink: .
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Lincolnshire is mostly flat... but the wind is mostly in your face!

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Postby John Stevenson » Wed Jul 18, 2007 06:52 am

Yorkshireman wrote:
Must be like watching tennis sitting at the net ... left, right, left, right, left ... :wink: .


I'm beginning to think I could us a keyboard macroing application to write each of the six different replies I keep repeating. :)

Better be careful though or Samoth, our uber-admin, will replace me with a very small shell script.
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Postby Yorkshireman » Wed Jul 18, 2007 06:58 am

john_stevenson wrote:
Yorkshireman wrote:
Must be like watching tennis sitting at the net ... left, right, left, right, left ... :wink: .


I'm beginning to think I could us a keyboard macroing application to write each of the six different replies I keep repeating. :)

Better be careful though or Samoth, our uber-admin, will replace me with a very small shell script.


Sounds like you need something like a multi-memory paste 'feature' :lol: .
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Lincolnshire is mostly flat... but the wind is mostly in your face!

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Postby yeehaamcgee » Wed Jul 18, 2007 07:42 am

So am I to assume that your sarcastic, cliquey replies mean that NO, you are not intending to move the advert that's along the side to somewhere else?
That would fix it now.
Waiting for a 'fix' means that you intend to keep it there, but I imagine that you're going to limit the size of things that can be posted.

Maybe i should use my greater screen real estate to post really wiiiiiiiiiiiide posts?
Because after all, It seems I'm such a retard for having one.

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Postby Yorkshireman » Wed Jul 18, 2007 08:03 am

yeehaamcgee wrote:So am I to assume that your sarcastic, cliquey replies mean that NO, you are not intending to move the advert that's along the side to somewhere else?
That would fix it now.
Waiting for a 'fix' means that you intend to keep it there, but I imagine that you're going to limit the size of things that can be posted.

Maybe i should use my greater screen real estate to post really wiiiiiiiiiiiide posts?
Because after all, It seems I'm such a retard for having one.


Chill out mate :wink: . We're all waiting for a 'fix' it's been pointed out a number of times. Sure you could post extra wide posts and we'd all suffer. I wouldn't call you a retard just cos you have a widescreen, the size of screen is irelevant really (unless you have an old tiny screen).
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Lincolnshire is mostly flat... but the wind is mostly in your face!

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Postby Gavin Weeks » Wed Jul 18, 2007 09:12 am

In all fairness if you post an image that is big enough to break the width of the site then it shouldn't really be posted due to its sheer size. Would suggest if it is a big image post a link to it instead of posting it directly.

I have already fixed the forum so when this does happen the banner will move instead of appearing above the post, this just hasn't been made live yet.

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Postby John Stevenson » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:47 pm

yeehaamcgee wrote:Because after all, It seems I'm such a retard for having one.


Er, no, you're damn lucky and I'm jealous.

Mostly though I'm mystified that you're complaining about us when huge numbers of sites are width-limited. I think it was just an excuse to make us all feel severe pixel envy.

But, no, we're not going to move it. That would involve vastly more time and effort than the fix Gavin's mentioned and - even worse - we'd have to talk to the ad sales team.
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Postby Gavin Weeks » Wed Jul 18, 2007 13:10 pm

There's a lot more to Bikeradar than a lot of people realise :)

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