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theEric

  • one year ago

Are the changing ads interfering with anyone else? On Internet Explorer, it moves the posts up and down. It stops my text from being edited (entered or deleted). It freezes the window temporarily. I know OpenStudy needs money to be maintained, but it's bad for me. And, when I'm looking at the question, I don't look up at the ad! And it changes a lot! I think that the disadvantage overweighs the advantage. Typing this out was even bothersome. And my connection is more than satisfactory.

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  1. thomaster
    • one year ago
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    Why don't you use Chrome or Firefox? Never had any problems with ads on those.

  2. theEric
    • one year ago
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    Also, a "Tynon" ad popped up. That is inappropriate for younger students. The female character was wearing less than would be acceptable at the beach. I think I might bring that up in another post. I support the mission of OpenStudy. So I will continue to help. I'm starting to type things out in Notepad. Fortunately, I'm used to typing equations.. Am I the only person with these problems?

  3. theEric
    • one year ago
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    I haven't tried that.. Now I'm on Firefox. I don't like Chrome! I know Internet Explorer is always behind the times.

  4. theEric
    • one year ago
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    I'll wait for an ad to change, now.

  5. theEric
    • one year ago
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    Thanks, @thomaster , we'll see what happens. I'm just comfortable with IE. The ads don't move everything around! :) Still, the coding should be internet explorer friendly! New users might not worry to try it in another browser. I don't know much about web page code, but I think this is an issue about setting the size of the ad and stuff. Maybe there's a routine that won't work on IE.

  6. thomaster
    • one year ago
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    IE is a problem for every website. I made a lot of websites and 9 out of 10 times I had to change things because some functions worked everywhere except on IE... Many people only use IE because it's windows' standard browser and it's know that people don't like change, especially when it's on the internet. Also, only like 10% of the users on OS uses Internet Explorer so it's kinda not that big of a concern. I think you should just continue to use Firefox or even better: chrome (any reason why you don't like chrome? :P) You'll see that they work a lot better than IE \(\LARGE\ddot\smile\)

  7. Preetha
    • one year ago
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    Ads are context sensitive and also based on your browsing history - everyone sees different ads. It is Google's science. If you send me a screenshot, I will take it up with Google. Ads allow us to keep this site free and open to all of you - regardless of your ability to pay for a subscription or not. If you have the means, consider subscribing to OpenStudy - for the cost of 3 cappuchinos a month you get a site without ads and help support the site for others who cannot afford to pay a subscription. As for IE, we do our best and thanks for staying with OpenStudy. I am writing a longer post on this - but was waiting to see what problems emerged -if any - with IE.

  8. dumbsearch2
    • one year ago
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    @Preetha Being a previous user of Google's Adsense programs, you can disable adult material easily. "Ads are context sensitive and also based on your browsing history - everyone sees different ads." Aha, funny, but really this guy maybe wasn't searching for any adult game and could have just searched in the past for gaming, period, thus that ad appearing. Furthermore, you can also disable ads from appearing from certain domain names.

  9. theEric
    • one year ago
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    Ah, I see what you were saying about the ads they put up. I did not mean that to be the main discussion of the post, but I'm glad I mentioned it and you picked up on it! I think it was just like one of those Facebook games that have obscene pictures while the game is appropriate and mostly unrelated to the ad. I'm not sure that the game was aimed for adults. I do not search for adult games, but maybe the Facebook cookie(s) were found? Maybe, on that topic, disabling ads might be helpful. But maybe that is too complicated a task for immediate pursuance. Thanks for your input, everybody!

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