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Exxon ad -- Are you guys SERIOUS?

Steve Green Sep 6, 2011 10:03 PM

So I just clicked the sign-on button, and some stupid Exxon ad plasters itself right over the sign-in box. Couldn't even sign in -- had to close browser and reopen CH. I assume this is a mistake, so please fix it. If it's intentionally designed that way to make people click on it, well, that's pathetic.

(Windows 7 Pro; FF 6.0.2)


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    escondido123 Sep 7, 2011 08:50 PM

    I had the Wal-Mart signs for computers coming down into the space every time I moved the mouse. Nice to see those are gone, I hope

    1. Engineering Sep 7, 2011 09:46 AM

      None of the ads should be getting in the way of the site like this. For me to report this, it would help to know which Exxon ad- so far I've seen a gray one and a navy blue one. The gray one worked OK on Firefox 6.0.2 in Linux; was it the blue one, or is it OS-specific?

      EDIT: Scratch that, there are two gray ones at least. A screen shot would be ideal.

      RE-EDIT: Better yet, I've reproduced it on our side on Windows. We'll alert the team, thank you for reporting this.

      1. alkapal Sep 7, 2011 06:10 AM

        i had that exact same problem the last time i had to log in -- the ad popped up over the sign in box (an obama ad, by the way) -- and i couldn't even GET TO THE SIGN IN BOX! I just left the site and figured i'd go back much later…. SO ANNOYING!

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        1. re: alkapal
          Engineering Sep 7, 2011 09:56 AM

          We have seen the issue with that Obama ad, but the circumstances behind it are odd- it only happens on Macs in certain browsers. Thus far they've had no luck determining the cause. A screen shot could be helpful for this one as well.

          1. re: Engineering
            alkapal Sep 7, 2011 10:03 AM

            okey dokey -- next time it happens, i'll do that. (and yes, i do have a mac, using safari -- not sure which version).

            1. re: alkapal
              Servorg Sep 7, 2011 10:45 AM


              1. re: Servorg
                alkapal Sep 7, 2011 11:11 AM

                well that is helpful for finding out which mac OS version i'm on, but i was talking about the browser version; i looked and it is safari 5.1.

                1. re: alkapal
                  Servorg Sep 7, 2011 11:13 AM

                  I'm running SrGz 1.0 (that would be Senior Geezer 1.0 for the non tech types)...sorry for having a SrGz moment ;-D>

                  1. re: Servorg
                    alkapal Sep 8, 2011 06:13 AM

                    no problema, as my original post wasn't clear.

        2. Anonimo Sep 7, 2011 06:02 AM

          I opened my Safari browser, with AdBlock, because I couldn't log in with Chrome, due to that ad. Does anyone ever test these things before releasing them to the public?

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