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Exxon ad -- Are you guys SERIOUS?

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)

Steve

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  1. 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?

    1. 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

        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

          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: Servorg

              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

                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

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

      2. 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. 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