David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines

seriously, this just happened

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.
Tags: wtf

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