Feedback - not a problem, "popping" noises?

Mainframeguy

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I am just curious about a change I notices with the move to OSNN - perhaps connected with VB3 although many would suspect Adverts also.

The symptoms are ones I only notice at OSNN and are that on first openning the OSNN page typically, or occasionally on navigating, perhaps to the home page, there is a noice I can only describe as like a bubble popping. It is quite distinctive and is not connected with any pop-up blocking or any other event I can see as noteworthy. :confused:

Someone in another forum has mentioned identical symptoms quite separate from OSNN - which makes me wonder is it a VB3 thing, or maybe they just hit similar ads to me by conincidence?

Anyone else get this? Any idea what it is - my curiosity has the better of me :)
 

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None of our ads use flash or anything like that... and we don't use popups.
 

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do you use MyIE2 by any chance? because the popup blocker for that borwser makes that exact bubble poping noise when it blocks a popup.
 

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Bootsy said:
do you use MyIE2 by any chance? ...

Nope, boring old IE6 here - but thanks for suggestion. Neither do I use Google blocker (which I think also uses that noise). And as EP said there are no pop-up ads here so tis is really a bit mysterious and has me totally curious :confused:

So far as when it happens - seems the most consistent time is when I first open OSNN page using the START bar button hack that I fixed (you got around to sorting that with a new OSNN logo button yet EP?). Other than that remains a mystery - and may continue to be by the looks of it.
 

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Oh forgot about that.
You got any idea of the dimensions on the old one?
Got PK whpping up something cool
 
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PseudoKiller

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ahhh... ummm ...I thought they are on the front page on the left hand side towards the bottom...
I thought these were the choices... Do you want more ??





 

Electronic Punk

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yes, these are different :)

Can you remember the registry hack we had where we could add a weblink to the XP start menu?
 
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PseudoKiller

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never heard of a registry hack to do such a thing?? never knew you could... I thought you could just add the link to the XP start menu, but I havent tried it to be sure
 

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I am attaching Icon

But of course I had to add a .jpg to attach although it is an .ICO really...

[EDIT] seemed dodgey on the attach?! Anyway it was 72 x 72, guess is all you need to know...[/EDIT]

Electronic Punk said:
I'll try and dig it up!

and as for that I think I posted a pic that should refresh memories somewhere else in this forum (this has turned into me hijacking my own thread! :p :eek: :p )

Any chance popping noises could be connected with minor script errors if I have Vstudio 6 (which I do) yet have elected to ignore errors, IE not run debug? Just a thought to try and get back OT :p
 

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Electronic Punk

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Well if it is the ads, I am not allowed to change their code :S
 

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Not sure yet - momentarily using lap-top where it did not seem to anyway, but it was intermittent anyway.... I will try and remember to post here if it happens again but it may have stopped (also it was not exclusive to OSNN, just most common/reliable here when it did happen). If no more post assume it does not recurr
 

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Electronic Punk said:
None of our ads use flash or anything like that... and we don't use popups.


That is strange because today in the morning I got two pop-ups when I opened the Front Page of OSNN. I was not logged in and I had given OSNN prmission for any pop-ups in Firefox's "Web Features" for allowing/dis-allowing pop-ups.

I then removed OSNN from the list and it never did it again. It was a strange thing, since before I removed OSNN from the list I tried to duplicate the pop-up. But to no avail. :(
 

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EP mentioned this last night on IRC, apparently there's the occasional pop-up on the front-page. I turned off my blocker and sat refreshing and never got one though.. odd.
 

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Aaaah Haaaa...


And here I thought I wuzz seein things.
 

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Oh and some our ads might use flash and java and what not. But I am trying to keep them unobtrusive. So no pop-unders or pop-ups... Did consider it for people who weren't logged in on the frontpage. But have to get back to myself on that one :p
 

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People who aren't logged in will usually (at least theoretically most of the time) be none-members, making them suffer pop up/unders will discourage them signing up for membership of the site, unless the site states something along the lines of "Sign up and the pop-ups go! woo yay" but then it just looks like a shady tactic to generate members.
 

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