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Old 06-16-2004, 11:58 AM   #1
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Misplaced adbanners....


...or whatever the hell they're called.

Each time , when I post a reply and am taken to my post , the banner for that page is displayed over my fresh post.
It's as if this site acts like : "Jou WILL see that banner on every page you view. No sneaking out by directly jumping to a point , the top-banner is out of view"
Pretty annoying.

I'm quite sure , this has something to do with the coding of this site , since it only happens here.

Jeremy ; Could you look into it when you have the time?
No hurry ; I've been living with it for the last couple of months , but it IS a mild annoyance.

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Old 06-16-2004, 12:08 PM   #2
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I don't get this and haven't heard of anyone else having this problem. Which browser are you using? I am using Mozilla 1.7 in Windows and 1.6 in Mandrake and do not see this happening.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 12:52 PM   #3
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Megamieuwsel, what you are describing should never happen (and I have also never heard of it happening). What browser and OS are you using? Can you send me a screenshot?

--jeremy
 
Old 06-16-2004, 01:13 PM   #4
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Could it be that you have made the size of your page large - by hitting ctrl and +? I did this once when trying to view a jpg and couldn't work out for a few seconds why every other page looked odd.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 03:57 PM   #5
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I'm using Opera 7.50 at the moment in VectorLinux 4.0.
Already had this happen with Opera7.23 beta1 and every version thereafter.

[edit]And now (ofcourse...) I'll be shown a liar : It doesn't happen....(I suspect , Murphy has a hand in this... )


But I'll post a screeny as soon as it happens again.

[edit again]: It showed up after I edited the post so here's the screeny:

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Old 06-16-2004, 04:19 PM   #6
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I have *never* seen that happen at LQ before. Is this happening to anyone else?

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Old 06-16-2004, 05:21 PM   #7
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It doesn't happen to me either (Firefox 0.9RC2 on OS X 10.3.4). I suspect it's an odd redraw issue with Opera.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 06:18 AM   #8
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Maybe I don't understand... But does this stay like this continually? I mean does the banner go away after a few secs?

I use Mozilla 1.6 and 1.3 and Firebird and have never experienced anything like this.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 11:58 AM   #9
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Well , the reason , I suspected it has something to do with the coding of the site , instead of (quite possible , mind me) something quirky on my side , is that in ONLY happens here. Not at ANY other forum or website I've encountered so far.

And LinuxLala : Yes : It stays that way as long as I stay on the same page. Even refresh doesn't make it go away.
In order to get rid of it , I must move back two pages I was before posting(the sub-forum-index) and then enter the thread anew.
Or simply use the link above , that takes me to the index and then enter the thread again.
Anyway I choose ; I have to navigate to my post from scratch to get rid of it.
In both cases , there'll be no longer the link/icon for go to first unread post , so that's scrolling-time for me.

Edit : And I just can confirm , It not just happening after editing : First time submitting this post showed my "Banner-Hyjack" again....

It may be some obscure miniscule piece of code , maybe even just a single character in the whole of it , that's causing this. Opera IS notorious of being extremely unforgiving towards *any* webpage , not exactly 100% according to the W3C-standards.....
It's a prick in this regard....

Edit again : And now it's getting random (Or it always was , but only now I notice it ) : This time ,it didn't show up after editing.
Quite contrary to yesterday.

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Old 06-17-2004, 12:44 PM   #10
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Other Opera users, is this happening to you?

--jeremy
 
Old 06-17-2004, 01:31 PM   #11
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Originally posted by Megamieuwsel
Well , the reason , I suspected it has something to do with the coding of the site , instead of (quite possible , mind me) something quirky on my side , is that in ONLY happens here. Not at ANY other forum or website I've encountered so far.
Is this by any chance the only vBulletin-powered forum you go to?
 
Old 06-17-2004, 02:17 PM   #12
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Nope : The Opera-Forums are VBulletin as well.
Only they don't have these ad-banners.

Could it be , the combination of VBulletin and this type of ad-banners is causing this?
 
Old 06-18-2004, 11:49 AM   #13
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Other Opera users, is this happening to you?
(WinXP; Opera 7.23)

No, not to me. also not in slackware with netscape 7
 
Old 06-19-2004, 02:10 AM   #14
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Ok ; here's a little experimenting: Trying it with Firefox.

Edit: Doesn't happen so far. Will give it a few more tries.

Edit2: Still nothing. Looks like it's specifically something to do with my Opera-install.

Edit3: I' m convinced now : Definately Opera , that's mucking up.

Additional information : I have Opera installed with Flash , Xine , Java and Realplayer8 enabled.
Could it be ,one(or more) of these are what's causing this wacky behaviour?

If I find the time , I'll try it with a fresh install (distro and Opera). See what that yields.

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Old 06-19-2004, 02:29 AM   #15
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If I find the time , I'll try it with a fresh install (distro and Opera). See what that yields.
Since I use Firefox/Mac OS X and not Opera/Linux I'm just making a somewhat educated guess with this. If you have multiple user accounts on your computer and each account has their own set of preference files, does Opera have this problem in those other accounts as well? If not could you try quitting Opera in your account, moving Opera's preference file (I assume there is one) somewhere else temporarily, relaunching and see if you still have that problem.

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