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seriously, this just happened

March 17th, 2010 (08:05 pm)

Over on LJ, [personal profile] iamza just made a post about SPARTACUS, and mentioned that [profile] kadymae and I had successfully pimped the show. I hadn't read [profile] kadymae's journal, so clicked on her username.

Then I got an interstitial. Well, sort of; it was a semi-transparent overlay over [personal profile] iamza's page, with a little blurb that read, "After the ad, you will be returned to your livejournal experience." I closed it, and found myself back on [personal profile] iamza's page. I closed the overlay before I thought of screencapping, but I swear to God, this happened.

Here's the thing: I have a Permanent Account. I know LJ puts ads on in some circumstances -- I've seen them at the bottom of folks' pages when I'm logged out, that kind of thing. I hadn't heard of an *interstitial* ad before. Has this been going on for ages, and I just didn't know about it?

ETA: OK, it has been going on for a while -- folks with nonpaid accounts have been seeing them for some time. I keep myself logged in, but had to flush my cookies, so wasn't logged out when I returned to my friends page. So LJ treated me like a nonpaid account, or somebody who didn't have an account, and they threw me an interstitial ad, which I had never seen because I have a permanent account.


Posted by: Dessie Octavia (dessieoctavia)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)

I watched the first four eps and it's your fault. I don't think I would have even heard of it if not for you, and I just happen to be on something of an ancient Rome kick.

However, I think I'll stop now, before the gay guys get fridged. I've seen Lucy Lawless blonde and naked, what more could I possibly want?

Posted by: trebor1415 (trebor1415)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 12:26 am (UTC)

Lucy Lawless is naked in this!!!!!

Did you mention this before? How did I miss that!!

Ok, now I have to see this, or at least enough of it to see LL in the buff.

Posted by: Roo (roo2)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)

I don't have a permanent account, and today I saw my first interstitial ad on LJ. I don't even remember what it was for. I was basically 'WTF?' and closed it. So you're not insane, unfortunately. Or we're both pwned.

Posted by: kadymae (kadymae)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
My favoritest browser, let me pimp you.

clicked over from Iamza's LJ and didn't get the interstitial, but I use Opera as my browser and have set it to block all of LJ's ads. (I usually don't adblock, but for LJ? I make an exception.)

In Opera:

tools-->preferences-->advanced-->content-->blocked content

I also have Opera set to block unwanted popups.

Posted by: not a real rasta anyway (hapex_legomena)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)

I get the interstitials whenever I'm not on my own computer and therefore don't have the benefit of adblock and noscript. It's been around for at least a month or few.

Posted by: peeps wanna see peeps boink (musesfool)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
atrocities done in your name

I'd heard there were interstitials, but I thought permanent accounts were never to see ads (I have one myself, and haven't seen an ad yet when I've been logged in, but that is enough to drive me away, even with adblock).

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)

I had to flush cookies today, so I had been logged out. Which explains it: I don't see any ads with my permanent account.

Posted by: forsweatervests (forsweatervests)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)

Well, I have an unpaid account, but I get the interstitial ads every time I access the first page of my flist. It's probably been going on for a few months, by now.

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