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I got the infamous "sad meeple" accusing me of blocking ads. I'm not. I don't run Firefox (Opera 12) and I have no ad blocking software. Right now, typing this message, I'm looking at an ad for "Call of Thrones" in the same place that the accusatory meeple appeared. In another window, "Learn Android Development'.

What gives?
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jumbit wrote:
I got the infamous "sad meeple" accusing me of blocking ads. I'm not. I don't run Firefox (Opera 12) and I have no ad blocking software. Right now, typing this message, I'm looking at an ad for "Call of Thrones" in the same place that the accusatory meeple appeared. In another window, "Learn Android Development'.

What gives?


Why care?
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I asked this yesterday in another thread. It has something to do with how fast the page loads.

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It didn't appear and then disappear. It appeared and stayed. It's happening, apparently randomly. I have no idea why. It's certainly unsettling to be accused of doing something you're not doing.

EDIT: it appeared again as soon as I clicked 'submit'. I'm looking at it again now on the edit screen. I click to open the front page in a new window, and there's an ad for some game called Ugg-tect.
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I had the sad meeple appearing on opera, and I hadn't blocked anything. So I made sad meeple my first block, ever.
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Sniff, sad meeple knows when sad meeple is not wanted... soblue
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Sad meeple shouldn't get sad for no reason, bad meeple!
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sad meeple wrote:
Sniff, sad meeple knows when sad meeple is not wanted... soblue
That "Pedo-Bear" T-shirt 'ad' tended with "following Y-O-U around" too, so: "Watch yer *Bunghole*, man!" whistle
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It's because you block 3rd-party cookies. For Firefox, this setting is under Preferences > Privacy (not sure about Opera). I don't really recommend that you start accepting them, but that's why you see "sad meeple."
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Of course third-party cookies are blocked! Who doesn't do this? surprise This is 2012. It's the default setting of Opera IIRC.

It still doesn't explain why the nag screen only appears sometimes. The rest of the time, normal ads are displayed in the same box. (the tall one on the side of the screen, not the other two).
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sad meeple wrote:
Sniff, sad meeple knows when sad meeple is not wanted... soblue


Well I should think that would be wonderful news! Now Sad Meeple doesn't have to hang around and whine so much! Good for you, Sad Meeple! Bravo!
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Moved to Bugs
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Well, which other FORUM doesn't "HAZ thaz"? yet? whistle
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Re: I'm not blocking *arteries* NOR*ads*
gulp 'moi' also "HAZ A BUQ" *secreted* somewheres upon MY personal 'person', so: GUESS WHAR "R" & WHAT this "B"? surprise
 
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GROGnads wrote:
gulp 'moi' also "HAZ A BUQ" *secreted* somewheres upon MY personal 'person', so: GUESS WHAR "R" & WHAT this "B"? surprise


At this point, you're just being obscene!

I got the impression that everyone was seeing Sad Meeple? He seems awfully shy, though. I ever only see him for a second or two at a time.
 
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I am running Firefox, but I wasn't running an ad-blocker and was seeing Sad Meeple. The ad accused me of using an ad-blocker, so I decided that I would install one to see what all the fuss was about!

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Do you think that Sad Meeple might be a tad counter productive given that many people are now going to turn ad-blocker on just to see him?

Also, is there an amount I can pay that will block all meeples?
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So, did someone fix the bug or did the nag screen get removed from the site? Because I haven't been accused of blocking ads for a few days now.
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