Sometimes as I'm browsing HubPages, instead of an ad, I get this weird jumbly mixture of letters
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.
I saved the source of the page, which can be viewed here:
(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.
Melbel, do you have any addons to your browser that may be interfering with ads?
Hehe, not this time.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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
Windows Server 2003
If it happened only a couple times, I wouldn't sweat it. Let us know if the problem persists after several page reloads.
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