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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 7, 2013 8:37 AM CST
Dave this add is popping up on the a Sedum thread. I try closing it and it pops up again when I try to go to a different page of the thread. When I close it I am back where I started. It just keeps repeating the same process and won't let me change pages.
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The thread "Sedum Chat and Photos for 2013" in Sedum forum





Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 7, 2013 9:19 AM CST

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Thanks for this, Lynn. Popups are never supposed to appear and I'm looking into this right now. All our ads are served by Google and their policy is also "no popups" so I don't know how this is happening. Your screenshot is a tremendous help, thank you!

I'm looking into it now.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Aug 7, 2013 9:27 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Lynn, there is a "skyscraper" ad on the right side of the page, in the blue bar. Are you mousing over that ad when this happens? I think that's what is causing this. When the mouse passes over the ad it causes it to open up (this is my theory).

Please confirm whether you're interacting with the ad on the right side.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 7, 2013 9:28 AM CST
I noticed that the add to the right has a "hover to watch" button at the bottom. The only way I get a pop up is if I hover over this button, and then I have to hold the mouse there for a few seconds for it to load.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Aug 7, 2013 9:36 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

That's what my reading found. These are called interactive ads and you have to either click on them or hover of them for a bit first.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Aug 7, 2013 9:40 AM CST
I just tried it again. It opens if you inadvertently touch even an upper edge of the add with my mouse.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Aug 7, 2013 9:41 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Ok, I've set the account preferences on my ad system to never allow any interactive ads. It might take an hour or two for the settings to take effect. If this is still happening by after lunch please let me know!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Aug 7, 2013 9:42 AM CST
Horntoad said:I noticed that the add to the right has a "hover to watch" button at the bottom. The only way I get a pop up is if I hover over this button, and then I have to hold the mouse there for a few seconds for it to load.


Not so with this one. Just a hint of touching anywhere on the add for even a moment while moving the mouse, causes it to open immediately.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Aug 7, 2013 9:43 AM CST
Thumbs up
Thank you Dave. Smiling

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