Stupid advertisements?

Discussion in 'Customer Service' started by ChelseaForTheCup(s), Oct 8, 2008.

  1. ChelseaForTheCup(s)

    ChelseaForTheCup(s) New Member

    May 27, 2008
    Are you guys kidding me? No good website has some BS (pun intended...) ads that go across the face of your screen every time you log in. Disgraceful, try looking at a bigger message board.
     
  2. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    These expanding/splashing ads from circuit city are pissing me off.
     
  3. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Same goes for me, too.
     
  4. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I close them and they keep coming back, annoying!
     
  5. ChelseaForTheCup(s)

    ChelseaForTheCup(s) New Member

    May 27, 2008
    Wow...I just clicked on two seperate subforums and both times got this giant Wii controller waving across my screen. Ridiculous!
     
  6. DNA

    DNA Member

    Jul 4, 2004
    Los Angeles
    At least I'm not the only one bothered by these ads.
     
  7. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    First they've been reported. You can report nicely. We have a long standing policy of cracking down on these when they appear.

    I will speak with our reps.
     
  8. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mrs. Ismitje joined BigSoccer this week so I have seen these in action. They flip and flop all over the place.

    Huss, I believe that few of us know how ads are contratced, which would explain harsh reactions. Our impression is probably from newspaper days where an individual advertiser built its ad more or less in conjunction with the rep from the paper, and so we imagine you folks agreeing to individual ads. Might be handy to sticky anexplanation of how ads get, well, added to the site and what to do if questionable ones start showing up.

    Cheers!
     
  9. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Can you explain what flip and flop means?

    There are hunreds of threads in this forum with complaints about ads. Every single one is responded to with us telling you that we don't support pop up or pop under, and only expansion or noise upon user initiation. We also have always removed violaters.

    J
     
  10. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Well then Circuit City is violating your rules. Their advertisements are the expansion type when the page is opened, does not require a roll over or a click. On many, there is no x Close option. They have various images that move all over the screen - dropping books, wii controlers that move about, remote controls that dance, etc...
     
  11. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    I hear ya. I'm trying to find one myself so I can see it.
     
  12. Val1

    Val1 Member+

    Arsenal
    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Don't mean to be cranky, just helpful, but at 5:20 pm EST they're still here...
     
  13. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    It's been 18 hours since I read this and replied.
     
  14. ChelseaForTheCup(s)

    ChelseaForTheCup(s) New Member

    May 27, 2008
    They are a tad bit bothersome...just as I'm about to click on this page I can't because an ad didn't let me. :(
     
  15. Hector_Huerta

    Hector_Huerta Member

    May 2, 2007
    Espn
    This Wii pop up add is driving me crazy

    Even with pop blocker it shows up and its a nuisance to click close

    hands down
     
  16. The_ChelseaSupporter

    Mar 25, 2007
    Olympia, WA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    These ads are horrible. Almost every single page I go on on this site has them too. I might take an extended break for bigsoccer if this continues as it's ruining my BS experience!
     
  17. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Why is BigSoccer advertising stupid in the first place?

    Isn't there already too much stupid around here?

    ;)
     
  18. ross from st paul

    ross from st paul New Member

    Sep 13, 2001
    gold river, CA
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Exactly.

    It freezes up my computer almost every time, when I attempt to click on a forum link, which is actually a new (invisible to the eye) CircuitShitty window.


    Fix it, or give me my money back. This is ********ing retarded.
     
  19. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Guys, I'm with Huss on this - I have yet to see one. I am curious to see this crap, and have been looking, but I guess Circut City is afraid of me...
     
  20. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    I fainlly saw one. And as I posted, I have reported it.
     
  21. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    If you are platinum you shouldn't see any ads. If you aren't, we are trying to fix it, but I'm sure you see ads on other web sites. They pay for the monkeys that keep the servers moving.
     
  22. Riz

    Riz Member+

    Nov 18, 2004
    R-ville, Murrlin
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    They do, but their ads do not pop down if you aren't mousing anywhere near it - or otherwise intrude a la the Intertubes circa 2001.
     
  23. ross from st paul

    ross from st paul New Member

    Sep 13, 2001
    gold river, CA
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, isn't that a bit disingenuous?
    As a mod, aren't you automatically freed from this crap?

    Fair enough; given the membership name changes over the years, I have no idea what my status is anymore. I just know that I hand over the dough every year.

    Anyway, as Riz alluded to, I'm certainly willing to admit that I moused-over on the ad a few times, and unknowingly clicked on it when it invaded the screen. And I'm willing to take responsibility for that

    But I think it's a horseshit practice to have a scroll-over ad that has NO BACKGROUND color, so you accidentally click on it even if you're just trying to click on a BigSoccer link.
    And that's a beef I have with Circuit City, not you folks.
    I just want it to go away.

    And please, Huss: I know ads are what drive the servers. ;)
    But this is obnoxious.


    EDIT: I just checked. Apparently, I'm Premie Gold, so I'm subject to this.
    As part of the TOS, that's fair; I entered into it.
    But these ads suck donkey.
     
  24. Riz

    Riz Member+

    Nov 18, 2004
    R-ville, Murrlin
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Nope.

    Oof - I was trying to allude to the fact that the damn things pop down and pop out when you don't mouse over the ad. My bad ross.:eek:
     
  25. ross from st paul

    ross from st paul New Member

    Sep 13, 2001
    gold river, CA
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    OK. Thanks.
    Sorry, 'nutter; I wasn't jabbing at you personally.

    Not at all. That's just more useful info. :) Thanks.


    I'm not trying to be a dick, but this is just insanely obnoxious, and now the proximate cause of my vow to never spend another dime at Circuit City.
    I'm sure their Marketing types don't care about my opinion, but there we are.
     

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