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Accidental Adsense Clicks due to redesign!!

 
onetimeuser
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on 07/27/2012

When you publish an article that white box comes up with the 'x' directly astride/above the adsense ad unit in the sidebar. I've accidentally clicked that twice today, I hope to god that they weren't both on my ad share!

Is it possible that this box could cause a similar problem for others? Any chance there could be a close button at centre bottom?

Anybody else accidentally clicked an ad after closing that box? I notice the drop down menu from 'profile' also covers it.

onetimeuser
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on 07/27/2012

Looks like if you scroll right to the top of the page, the 'x' goes far enough above the ad unit to avoid this, will have to try and get into the habit of scrolling up past the publish button.

Simon
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on 07/27/2012

Hmm, I can't reproduce this problem: while this box is open, I can even click directly on an AdSense ad and all that happens, is closing the overlay box. Only the second click would result in a click on the ad. Which browser are you on?

By the way: you can also click anywhere outside the box, to close it. You don't have to use the "X". Pressing Escape (ESC) also closes the box.

Anyway, if clicking the "X" really triggers a click on AdSense, then I'd simply make the window a bit more narrow, so that the "X" is no longer over an AdSense ad.


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onetimeuser
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Simon: 07/27/2012 - 02:03 AM

Hmm, I can't reproduce this problem: while this box is open, I can even click directly on an AdSense ad and all that happens, is closing the overlay box. Only the second click would result in a click on the ad. Which browser are you on?

By the way: you can also click anywhere outside the box, to close it. You don't have to use the "X". Pressing Escape (ESC) also closes the box.

Anyway, if clicking the "X" really triggers a click on AdSense, then I'd simply make the window a bit more narrow, so that the "X" is no longer over an AdSense ad.

It must be an accidental second click, I use a desktop with an actual mouse, I tend to zoom around quickly and click a hundred times per second. I did not realize that you could click anywhere outside of the box though, that's interesting, I'll do that from now on.

But I've definitely accidentially clicked that adsense ad twice today after pressing publish (hopefully closing quickly enough before page load for them not to register), not everybody has the precision, in fact I'd be petrified if using my Toshiba laptop, the trackpad is awful.... 

I use chrome if it helps, I'm not sure which version (in fact, wouldn't even know how to find that out on Chrome). 

 

onetimeuser
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on 07/27/2012

I don't seem to be able to replicate my own problem now either, if we can just conclude that I'm a mentally incapable idiot with severe sleep deprivation and far too much caffeine in my blood stream, then we can mark this thread as resolved. 

onetimeuser
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on 07/27/2012

THREAD RESOLVED

Simon
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ryank: 07/27/2012 - 02:15 AM

I don't seem to be able to replicate my own problem now either, if we can just conclude that I'm a mentally incapable idiot with severe sleep deprivation and far too much caffeine in my blood stream, then we can mark this thread as resolved. 

*lol* I don't think so :) Maybe a double-click on the X triggers the ad. First click closes the box, second click goes right through and "arrives" on AdSense ... I'll check how the content fits in, when making the window a bit smaller.


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Simon
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on 07/27/2012

Done :) It still looks as if the X was above the ad, but it's actually a bit to the left of it. The ad itself does not begin at the border of the white "box" containing it. That should definitively solve the issue :)


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onetimeuser
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Simon: 07/27/2012 - 02:21 AM

Done :) It still looks as if the X was above the ad, but it's actually a bit to the left of it. The ad itself does not begin at the border of the white "box" containing it. That should definitively solve the issue :)

Cheers Simon, awesomely quick response, better to be safe than sorry right?

katiem2
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on 07/27/2012

Thanks Ryan and Simon, I am often guilty of hyper clicking as I work at warp speed, anyone else suffer this condition????


onetimeuser
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on 07/28/2012

 

katiem2: 07/27/2012 - 09:46 AM

Thanks Ryan and Simon, I am often guilty of hyper clicking as I work at warp speed, anyone else suffer this condition????

Yeah, me. I click around at an insane rate, I wish I could use a keyboard as fast. 

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