Forums / Maintenance / Report Problems

14,019 total conversations in 1,020 threads

+ New Thread


Sticky Sticky
Pop-up & Autoplaying Audio Ads

Last posted Jul 03, 2014 at 10:22AM EDT. Added Jul 05, 2011 at 07:31PM EDT
148 posts from 73 users

I noticed every know and then, whenever I was on/in forums, it seemed that everything slowed down… Then I read this thread, and kept on the look-out, and sho ‘nuff…

it wasn’t popping up, but it was still trying to connect… So, the others who haven’t seen the ad might be like me- the pop-up just isn’t… well, poppin’-up.

Last edited Aug 22, 2011 at 09:30PM EDT
Aug 22, 2011 at 09:29PM EDT
Quote

Caught some a few days ago, just haven’t been around to upload these.

And


And what’s more ironic is that when I tried to pause one ad, it didn’t let me. Why? Because it’s like an ad on Youtube: It’s the ad before an ad. Which means in order to watch the ad I have to watch an ad first, and the ad in front of an ad has to be played so I can pause the ad behind the ad.

It’s an ad within an ad.

Aug 22, 2011 at 10:11PM EDT
Quote

Another one.

But what will catching these screencaps do?

Aug 24, 2011 at 10:58PM EDT
Quote

This might be the sixth time that I have gotten this ad.

Oct 09, 2011 at 05:08PM EDT
Quote

Kalmo wrote:

This might be the sixth time that I have gotten this ad.

It’s not an ad and there’s nothing we can do about the scorecard research popup. We can only try to get the actual ads on the site (header, sidebar, footer) changed if they’re doing things like autoplay with sound.

Oct 19, 2011 at 02:53PM EDT
Quote

Olivia Gulin wrote:

If it’s not an ad… then what is it o_o and why on our site

The ad team uses it for research. It was added in April and I’ve only received the popup once since then.

http://www.scorecardresearch.com/about.aspx

Last edited Oct 19, 2011 at 04:05PM EDT
Oct 19, 2011 at 04:04PM EDT
Quote

I once, a while ago while on firefox(just downloaded) got a pop-under, and, subsequently, a virus.
After I clicked on Diouf Trips from the front page.

Last edited Oct 19, 2011 at 06:09PM EDT
Oct 19, 2011 at 06:08PM EDT
Quote

Olivia Gulin wrote:

If it’s not an ad… then what is it o_o and why on our site

Well, if you happen to have a Firefox, you can add NoScript to it, and disable scorecardresearch, and any other undesired web pages linked to the site from functioning. It also speeds stuff up, since the only pages that have to load are KYM itself, addthis, and google.

..Works for me at least…

Oct 20, 2011 at 08:33AM EDT
Quote
This post has been hidden due to low karma.
Click here to show this post.

I use Firefox. I got Adblock Plus, and the Popup addon. So I don’t get any of this shit.

Oct 20, 2011 at 02:08PM EDT
Quote

@Muumi & Boomer: That is not the point of this thread, so please don’t post about it.

@Kalmo’s Post: Ok, seriously? That thing has been pissing me off! AND WE CAN’T TAKE IT OFF!?! AOFJSIDJfOSEIJBLARG!

Oct 20, 2011 at 09:23PM EDT
Quote

Natsuru Springfield wrote:

@Muumi & Boomer: That is not the point of this thread, so please don’t post about it.

@Kalmo’s Post: Ok, seriously? That thing has been pissing me off! AND WE CAN’T TAKE IT OFF!?! AOFJSIDJfOSEIJBLARG!

Okay, I guess it was a stupid thing to say, and I apologize.

I just thought scorecardresearch was not affiliated with this site, and was running its own ads with popups and autoplay agains the policy. That’s why I thought disabling java script might help someone.

I was just trying to help out, and I’m sorry about that. Won’t happen again.

Oct 21, 2011 at 04:49AM EDT
Quote

Last edited Oct 28, 2011 at 06:44PM EDT
Oct 28, 2011 at 06:44PM EDT

Hey you guys I think a see the problem this only seems to happen to chrome and firefox users if you use safari or something else (like me) it won’t hasn’t yet.
Also is Sweatie Killer gone now too?

Mar 26, 2012 at 04:04PM EDT
Quote

…Wha-?

Well, yeah. Sweatie deactivated his account.
 
Anyway, I had a few tabs up, but I had autoplaying ads where I got different audio simultaneously. I got an ad including the music Back in Black, one that was asking me about loans, and then another one which I forget. A few of the tabs were on Ponibooru, but when I (finally) was able to close them out, the ads continued. It wasn’t until I began to close KYM tabs that the ads stopped.

I also believe they were on the KYM tabs, because I got two separate prompts asking did I really want to leave the page (both saying I won something) when I tried to
 
I couldn’t screencap it, because the ads slowed my laptop down so much (Chrome became unresponsive several times, so I just wanted to get it off of my screen. But this is the first time this has happened with me. I believe the thread was the KYM Forum Enrichment Program, but I’m sure the ad wouldn’t be restricted to that one thread.

Mar 26, 2012 at 06:03PM EDT
Quote

Autoplaying ads scare the piss out of me.
I’ll just be minding my own business then some chick just starts screaming at me about carpet cleaner or some crap.
It’s just not right.
Is nowhere safe?

Jun 23, 2012 at 05:49PM EDT
Quote

So this Airwick ad popped up just now. Funny, ‘cause I’d been scanning this thread earlier tonight.

Sep 19, 2012 at 12:44AM EDT
Quote
This post has been hidden due to low karma.
Click here to show this post.

I have a solution if you use firefox and chrome in just this image:

Oct 06, 2012 at 12:58AM EDT
Quote
This post has been hidden due to low karma.
Click here to show this post.

Oh wow xD


( think of the you as me )

I got the 69th post here ( look above, thats the 69th post of this thread to whoever gave that negative karma )

Last edited Oct 08, 2012 at 01:29PM EDT
Oct 08, 2012 at 01:02PM EDT
Quote

Mr Tembo wrote:

I have a solution if you use firefox and chrome in just this image:

Oh hey, this is funny because fuck you man.
Why are you using adblock on knowyourmeme? As a regular user, you are preventing the website of which you are a regular from getting the amount of money it should be getting from your traffic. Don’t you want this website to succeed? Seriously guy.
Whitelist knowyourmeme. Seriously.

Oct 09, 2012 at 03:33PM EDT
Quote

Colmei wrote:

Oh hey, this is funny because fuck you man.
Why are you using adblock on knowyourmeme? As a regular user, you are preventing the website of which you are a regular from getting the amount of money it should be getting from your traffic. Don’t you want this website to succeed? Seriously guy.
Whitelist knowyourmeme. Seriously.

Look at RandomMan and other people, RandomMan uses FIREFOX With adblock, others use adblock too

Oct 09, 2012 at 06:02PM EDT
Quote

Mr Tembo wrote:

Look at RandomMan and other people, RandomMan uses FIREFOX With adblock, others use adblock too

“Someone else is doing it” isn’t a reason for you to do it. That’s a very simple argument.


Related:

Saw it when I got in. What fun.

Last edited Oct 12, 2012 at 10:46PM EDT
Oct 12, 2012 at 10:41PM EDT
Quote

Question – What’s the policy on rollover ads? There was just one at the top of the page about how “Barack Obama doesn’t understand the economy”, and if you rest your mouse on it just for a couple seconds, say while you’re scanning the top threads in General, it brings up a huge video. Is that under the ad rules?

Oct 15, 2012 at 11:18PM EDT
Quote

Twilitlord wrote:

Question – What’s the policy on rollover ads? There was just one at the top of the page about how “Barack Obama doesn’t understand the economy”, and if you rest your mouse on it just for a couple seconds, say while you’re scanning the top threads in General, it brings up a huge video. Is that under the ad rules?

olivia gulin:

What ads? Things our ads are not allowed to have include autoplaying audio, pop-ups, and bright/flashy/annoying banners. If you see any of these things, screengrab and report them to us so we can get rid of them!

It seems to be borderline. I don’t think it could hurt to report it and then see what the admins say.

As for me, a Lysol autoplaying ad just came up for me. In fact, it’s the third different autoplaying add I’ve heard today. However, since I had different tabs up, I couldn’t find (or remember) the ads for the first two, and I don’t remember in what detail the Lysol ad was for (I didn’t paste the screencap before copying olivia’s post…)

KYM must have a ton of different advertisers coming through here.

EDIT: "Make that five for today. Just had two going at the same time.

Last edited Oct 21, 2012 at 03:40PM EDT
Oct 21, 2012 at 03:30PM EDT
Quote

Verbose:

It seems to be borderline. I don’t think it could hurt to report it and then see what the admins say.
As for me, a Lysol autoplaying ad just came up for me. In fact, it’s the third different autoplaying add I’ve heard today. However, since I had different tabs up, I couldn’t find (or remember) the ads for the first two, and I don’t remember in what detail the Lysol ad was for (I didn’t paste the screencap before copying olivia’s post…)
KYM must have a ton of different advertisers coming through here.
EDIT: "Make that five for today. Just had two going at the same time.

for the last several weeks i too have been getting lots of auto-playing ads, though i cannot remember what they were about (since i’m usually more busy trying to get rid of them). they also don’t seem to ever stop, if the video ends it just refreshes itself and starts playing a new one. some of them have mute or pause buttons but that’s a frustrating hassle to have to manually go through and press (especially since, like i said, after a short duration it reloads regardless of if it’s paused or not).

next time it happens, i’ll screencap it.

Last edited Oct 22, 2012 at 09:46PM EDT
Oct 22, 2012 at 09:39PM EDT
Quote

Yeah, just started with that talking ads again. I tell you, it might as well have been a damn spider scratching broken glass across a chalkboard. Site get closed and I go find something else to do; I don’t need that sort of bother.

Oct 23, 2012 at 12:56AM EDT
Quote

Colmei wrote:

Oh hey, this is funny because fuck you man.
Why are you using adblock on knowyourmeme? As a regular user, you are preventing the website of which you are a regular from getting the amount of money it should be getting from your traffic. Don’t you want this website to succeed? Seriously guy.
Whitelist knowyourmeme. Seriously.

Acctually, adblock only make the ads invisible, it doesn’t remove them.
So, KYM still make money

Oct 27, 2012 at 01:06PM EDT
Quote

Ness on a bike™ wrote:

Acctually, adblock only make the ads invisible, it doesn’t remove them.
So, KYM still make money

When going to other sites, they actually say that Adblock Plus prevents them from making money. You’ll actually get messages saying to add them to their whitelist if you use them a lot.

Oct 27, 2012 at 01:57PM EDT
Quote


This is just ridiculous. It makes browsing the forums pretty much impossible.

Oct 28, 2012 at 03:33PM EDT
Quote

Verbose wrote:

When going to other sites, they actually say that Adblock Plus prevents them from making money. You’ll actually get messages saying to add them to their whitelist if you use them a lot.

oh, ok.

Oct 28, 2012 at 08:32PM EDT
Quote

What can you do about these. I’ve gotten two, the girl crying and some chick talking to her dog.
They’re so annoying cause I usually bring up a lot of tabs at KYM and then they start playing and I have to go find where it is.

Nov 23, 2012 at 11:20AM EST

Slendy wrote:

What can you do about these. I’ve gotten two, the girl crying and some chick talking to her dog.
They’re so annoying cause I usually bring up a lot of tabs at KYM and then they start playing and I have to go find where it is.

I’ve been getting these two all day.

Dec 02, 2012 at 07:07PM EST
Quote

Well popup blocker just blocked a popup on the forums.
I opened the popup anyway and it’s something called Voicefive. Asked me to take a survey.
Not necessarily from this site because Voicefive is the popup from hell but I thought it might be worth mentioning.

Dec 08, 2012 at 09:42PM EST

Is anyone else getting : “What sound does a dog make?”

I hate that one, it always comes up when I have, like, nine tabs open.

Dec 09, 2012 at 12:56AM EST
Quote

I’m getting the pop-up blocked too on here, and having ads open in new tabs on their own while browing memebase/failblog.

Dec 11, 2012 at 03:28PM EST
Quote

I recently got an ad with a female voice that said i had a chance to win a new IPad. I had two tabs open at the time, both KYM, and when i went back to the first one, in the top left corner it said Pop-up Blocked. Are virus programmers that fucking desperate to get something on my computer?

Dec 21, 2012 at 06:35AM EST
Quote

Just got the one in the top right on three different autoplays in five page views – two for Big Macs and the other for something else that I can’t recall.

Feb 01, 2013 at 08:32PM EST
Quote

“AudienceTV” advertisement videos autoplaying

Are they supposed to autoplay? how to get rid of these?
sometimes when a page loads up there’s TWO of these ads appearing on the right side, and they will both autoplay at the same time

Mar 20, 2013 at 02:29AM EDT
Quote

Had an autoplaying video one for BNQT.com (advertising women apparently?)

Apr 04, 2013 at 01:47AM EDT
Quote

Crest toothpaste autoplay ad:

fake Flash Player update malware ad:

Lottery autoplayer

Last edited May 15, 2013 at 02:37PM EDT
May 15, 2013 at 02:33PM EDT
Quote

I am * constantly* getting that motherf**king scorecard research shit. It’s getting really old.

It was appearing on almost all the websites I visit and making the load times atrocious. I thought it was a virus. I went to a different computer, installed virtual-box with linux and browsed again with chrome and adblock plus. Same god damn thing.

What is going on?

May 17, 2013 at 02:04PM EDT

Cheezeburger is obviously making money off of the peasants of KYM. I cannot stand this sight, for it is horrid.

May 19, 2013 at 02:04AM EDT

I keep getting popups for a phony “flash player HD video” update that always either opens up in new tabs or auto-switches to the new page, and puts up a fight against me backing out of it or closing it.

May 20, 2013 at 12:11AM EDT
Quote

@sting

I’ve been getting the same thing, at first I thought my browser was infected, because that’s one hell of a pop-up.

Anyway, it makes the page redirect here: http://ahoyplayer.info/flashplayer/download/

Careful where you click.

May 20, 2013 at 10:56AM EDT
Quote

Greetings! You must login or signup first!