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This thread was archived on 2 March 2011 by Liquidhelium.

Lately the advertisements on this site have been doing bad things:

Sappin my bandwidth: My bandwidth meter often reads maxed out DL for minutes at a time, until I close the page. This makes it difficult to read wikia while playing RuneScape. This is usually related to video ads, which btw, is HD/Audio really necessary for a mobile sized advertising element?

Sappin my CPU: Either through the browser or my antivirus. Usually the result of my browser goes through dozens of urls before I click stop/refresh.

Rogue AV "Advertisements": I know these aren't intentional, but they are around.


Can someone bring it up with the proper folks to take a look at the advertisements? I don't want to have to employ ad-blocking as it usually interferes with the functionality of the other websites that I visit. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by PlNG (talk).

Comment - Wikia controls our ads and we can't really do anything about changing them and there is almost no way they would let us remove them. I think cook is trying to do something about cleaning up the ads/getting Jagex to control them, but I haven't heard anything about that recently. Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 07:39, March 1, 2011 (UTC)

The only way for us to control ads is to host the wiki ourselves. I tried to arrange this a few months ago but people chose to stay with Wikia. *sigh* --Gold ore.png Mercifull UK serv.svg (Talk) 08:12, March 1, 2011 (UTC)
To prevent this problem coming up again even though we had enough discussion about this, I'd like to make this clear.
We decided to stay with Wikia because leaving would make us lose so many visitors(and visitors = editors, and wikis live on editors) that the wiki would lose its functionality. Wowwiki split up, and as both of the split up wikis are now kinda dead. As we don't want this to happen, we decided not to split, and just accept the ads.
To block the ads only, and not other things on the wiki, you could add the following code to your Wikia.css file:
#TOP_RIGHT_BOXAD {display:none !important;}
To see more codes for hiding things, and personalising your skin, feel free to check my Wikia.css file, or someone else's file.
If you think this is fixed enough, you could request this to be closed. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 09:28, March 1, 2011 (UTC)
I guess you can mark this closed. A bit more information: It appears to be the Rush ad that is malfunctioning, causing the bandwidth drain. The ad's "Doors" open to a black screen, then slam shut, looping quite fast. I suspect the advertisement is timing out during the video download process, looping it and restarting the download.PlNG 12:32, March 1, 2011 (UTC)
Could you please follow [[Help:Bad ads|these steps]] to report that ad? Mark (talk) 14:11, March 1, 2011 (UTC)

Closed - Author request. --LiquidTalk 23:51, March 2, 2011 (UTC)