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Ad Missing, but weird code in place of ad

  1. melbel profile image94
    melbelposted 4 years ago

    Sometimes as I'm browsing HubPages, instead of an ad, I get this weird jumbly mixture of letters

    http://i.imgur.com/Cg6l7.jpg

    This screenshot was taken at about 3AM today (EST) from a hub category that I think was called "locations" I went to check for it again, but am having trouble finding that particular category.

    In creating this thread, I went to look for that category, and am on
    http://hubpages.com/topics/travel-and-p … tions/5494 where I am seeing the missing ad the same weird code. Image below.

    http://i.imgur.com/He9fL.jpg

    I saved the source of the page, which can be viewed here:
    https://gist.github.com/3f6570ed2717eaaace11
    (It's a GitHub gist. I tried to put it on Pastie, but the file was too large.)

    I see this weird code instead of an ad on about 15% of pages I view on hubpages.

  2. Glenn Stok profile image96
    Glenn Stokposted 4 years ago via iphone

    Melbel, do you have any addons to your browser that may be interfering with ads?

    1. melbel profile image94
      melbelposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hehe, not this time. tongue
      By the way, Chrome 19.0.1084.52 m, Windows Server 2003.

      In checking my Chrome version, it's telling me I need to restart my browser for an update. Perhaps this would do the trick. Updates are always full of bigger and better things.

      1. Glenn Stok profile image96
        Glenn Stokposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I looked at that travel category page that you linked to in your prior post.  It looks normal with the ad showing. Not like the. Sample image you also listed.  So I assume it must be something about your browser. Can you try something other than Chrome? Just to see if you have the same results.

        1. melbel profile image94
          melbelposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Getting in Firefox occasionally, too. It's not always occurring on that particular page, it just randomly breaks. Sometimes the travel page has an ad showing, sometimes it's that broken code. It's intermittent throughout HubPages.

          1. Marina Lazarevic profile image86
            Marina Lazarevicposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks for reporting this, melbel. Someone is looking into it.

            To clarify, could you list all of the browsers and versions you saw this in?

            1. melbel profile image94
              melbelposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Chrome 19.0.1084.52 m
              Firefox 12

              1. Marina Lazarevic profile image86
                Marina Lazarevicposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Engineering says it's most likely an ordinary ad serving issue with one of our partners.  This happens occasionally on HubPages and other sites. Unless the problem becomes regular or if we get more reports, you can ignore this.

                Out of curiosity, did updating Chrome have an effect?

                1. melbel profile image94
                  melbelposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  It appears to have worked when updating Firefox. I'll let you know the verdict on Chrome after a few hours of use. (Don't want to jump the gun.)

                  I guess I've been very bad at updating. :'( At least it wasn't Firefox 7 or something, though.

                  1. Marina Lazarevic profile image86
                    Marina Lazarevicposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Haha, well at least it wasn't IE wink

                    Let us know if this becomes a regular problem!

  3. melbel profile image94
    melbelposted 4 years ago

    It happened again. I was logged out of HP when it happened. I'd just logged out and saw that a familiar hubber's hub had been tweeted (on hp's log out page) so I went to check it out and the ad was all jumbly on that page. (This happened last night.)

    Chrome: 20.0.1132.47 m
    No add-ons
    Windows Server 2003
    http://i.imgur.com/8z7JP.png

    1. Marina Lazarevic profile image86
      Marina Lazarevicposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      If it happened only a couple times, I wouldn't sweat it. Let us know if the problem persists after several page reloads.

      1. melbel profile image94
        melbelposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It's actually happening a lot today. I guess I'm the only one experiencing it, though. :S

 
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