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Stub Mandrel14/01/2013 21:51:14
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It appears there is something wrong with the ads on the right of the pages. They seem to link back to the page they are displaying next to, rather than the advertsers sites.

At the moment they link to:

http://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/new_thread.asp#

But this changes as you change pages. Note the "#" added to the end..

As its these ads that pay for us having this site, I thought it only fair to mention this!

Neil

Steambuff14/01/2013 21:57:12
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They work OK for me ... so someone must have fixed it

Dave

Versaboss14/01/2013 23:16:30
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Posted by Steambuff on 14/01/2013 21:57:12:

They work OK for me ... so someone must have fixed it

Dave

Not true here - just checked with two ads. Both came back full circle to this page.

Greetings, Hansrudolf

Steambuff14/01/2013 23:21:09
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If I click on the ad, IE opens a new window with the correct companys web page in it. .... odd

Dave

Versaboss14/01/2013 23:36:59
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Just saw that the problem only exists when I choose 'open in new tab'.

A direct click is ok.

Sorry for the slight confusion,

Hansrudolf

John Stevenson15/01/2013 00:00:02
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Last 3 digital issues of MEW don't work for me, the rest are OK

Gone Away15/01/2013 01:41:56
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Posted by Versaboss on 14/01/2013 23:36:59:

Just saw that the problem only exists when I choose 'open in new tab'.

Same for me. When I open in new tab, Firefox simply opens the original window in the new tab.

If I do the same in IE (which I don't habitually use), it opens the original window in a new tab plus the vendor's page in a new window.

Bummer really because I typically open such links in a new tab by clicking on them with the middle mouse button - it's quite automatic now.

John Hinkley15/01/2013 07:09:42
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They don't work for me, using my iPad. All I get is a "page not found" message and a link back to the MEW homepage. I'll try on the desktop (Windows) and laptop (Linux OS) later.

John

Michael Gilligan15/01/2013 07:21:04
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John,

[currently] They're working fine on my iPad with a single tap.

But "press and hold" reveals the # link that Neil mentioned.

... Looks like the developers have been tinkering in the gearbox.

MichaelG.

Russell Eberhardt15/01/2013 07:56:10
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All working this morning on Android tablet here.

dcosta15/01/2013 10:20:26
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Hello Russell,

Sent you a personal message. Can you, please, see it?

Dias Costa

Joseph Ramon15/01/2013 16:19:10
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Here Firefox prevents the opening of a pop-up window.

The displayed link is a reference back to this page with a '#' on the end.

I wonder if it is a scripting error producing unpredicatble results depending on the browser used?

Joey

Stub Mandrel15/01/2013 19:37:28
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Interesting suggestions. If I click it opens a child window with (e.g.) warco in it, if I 'open in new tab' it just duplicates the page.

Neil

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