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I have just won a iPhone 4s ?.


spuds
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Over recent months there have been a number of comments about advertising on the PCA forum website.

I notice now that there is a rather 'forceful' advert appearing, that informs viewers " Congratulations! You are today's iPhone 4s winner!" " Click on the 'YES' button below, to try to win before time runs out". You have the option to click a YES or NO button!.

Note the words winner and try!.

My question.

Are these the sort of adverts PCA should support?.

Are these type of adverts, lowering the tone and purpose of this website?.

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frybluff

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Haven't been attacked by it today, so perhaps it has been "removed". Fingers crossed. Also surprised to see no comment from FE, perhaps because thread has been "ticked", as resolved.

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frybluff

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I spoke too soon, back again.

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Algerian peter

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frybluff

Yes it is popping up here on windows 7 and firefox.

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Forum Editor

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"Also surprised to see no comment from FE"

click here

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morddwyd

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Hope you're feeling better, Peter, and continue to improve.

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Forum Editor

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morddwyd

Thank you.

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Matt Egan

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Hi guys. Sorry about the tardy reply. I haven't seen this ad myself, but it doesn't sound like the sort of thing we want on PC Advisor. I suspect it may be a Google ad, and we need to blacklist the advertiser. I'll get the commercial guys to look into it tomorrow, keep you posted.

Matt

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BSOD

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Screen shot of offending advert

click here

Strange thing is tiny url are showing the same flashing advert.

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simonjary

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Hi, everyone.

This ad has been blocked. Please let us know if you see it or its like on PCA again.

Occasionally we get a rogue advert through network partners and we try to clamp down on these as fast as we can.

Apologies that removing this ad took so much time.

Simon

Publisher, PCA

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spuds

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Simon. Thank you for the response and update, much appreciated.

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