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Back button isn't working:

 1 Artemis 92, Tue, 26th Jun '12 2:48:20 PM from contemplation
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Nothing's happening when I hit Alt+Left. I don't know if the problem's on my end or not, but when I mouse over the Back button in my browser it says (in this case) "Back to http://view.atdmt.com/COM/iview/388519358/direct;wi.160;hi.600/01?click=http://va.px.invitemedia.com/pixel?returnType=redirect (Alt+Left)." I just screenshot it and typed the whole thing up from an image, so I'm hoping it wasn't five minutes wasted for nothing.

EDIT: Just opened another tab to check it with another site, and it worked. Came back here, hit Alt+Left, and all of a sudden it's working again. Go figure.

EDIT 2: Tried it again right after editing this; didn't work. This is freakin' annoying.

edited 26th Jun '12 2:52:09 PM by Artemis92

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 2 Fighteer, Tue, 26th Jun '12 4:27:36 PM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
It's a rogue ad. It's not the site's coding. If you can figure out which ad it is (I think you may have), post it in the pinned thread at the top.
Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
 3 Artemis 92, Tue, 26th Jun '12 4:40:50 PM from contemplation
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I thought it was either Plum Card or Norton, but now it's not working and the only ads I see are AT&T, eBay, and Ford. AT&T was up when it messed up a minute ago, but I went on my watchlist and saw it and Alt+Left worked.

:/ I'm not sure. I'll keep looking.
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 4 Fighteer, Tue, 26th Jun '12 4:41:53 PM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
What happens is that the ad tries to load a page outside its ad frame, and it goes in your history so that when you hit "back", it goes to the ad's fake page load rather than the actual previous page in your history.
Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
 5 Artemis 92, Tue, 26th Jun '12 4:43:07 PM from contemplation
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But I keep hitting Alt+Left, and I keep staying on the same page.

I'm pretty sure it's AT&T now, by the way. I go back, see that ad, and can't go forward.

Also, I don't see anything weird in my History thing.

edited 26th Jun '12 4:44:24 PM by Artemis92

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 6 Fighteer, Tue, 26th Jun '12 4:44:42 PM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Yes, because the fake page forwards to the one you were already on. It's a browser thing. You can pull down the history list by clicking on it (or right clicking, depending on browser) and go back to the correct page in your history.
Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
 7 Artemis 92, Tue, 26th Jun '12 4:46:49 PM from contemplation
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I think it's a specific AT&T ad that's doing it; the "What's better than a free phone" Free Packages one.

Except now a different one's doing it. The problem is definitely AT&T, though.

edited 26th Jun '12 4:48:29 PM by Artemis92

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 8 Artemis 92, Tue, 26th Jun '12 6:09:51 PM from contemplation
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The hell? It just happened again, and there wasn't even an AT&T ad on the page; none of the ads on the page were ones I'd seen earlier.
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Try hitting the back button twice consecutively if doing so once doesn't work.

 10 battosaijoe, Tue, 26th Jun '12 6:16:09 PM Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
I SAID HEY!
[up] That does nothing to solve the issue though.
What's going on?
 11 Artemis 92, Tue, 26th Jun '12 6:17:31 PM from contemplation
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I hit it about ten times, right-clicked the Back button (which I didn't know I could do until today) and tried to work my way back down the list, gave up, and just clicked the watchlist button.

It isn't debilitating; just freakin' annoying.
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 12 Artemis 92, Wed, 27th Jun '12 1:13:54 PM from contemplation
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Still happening, by the way. I think AT&T ads are the only ads showing up now.

Okay, they aren't; I'm just seeing three of the same ad on this post's page. This is really freaky.

Somebody is trolling me. Somebody is putting fucking glitch ads all over my screen. Fuck your ass, AT&T. Wait, it could be a competitor doing it.

edited 27th Jun '12 1:19:57 PM by Artemis92

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 13 battosaijoe, Wed, 27th Jun '12 3:22:25 PM Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
I SAID HEY!
Have you tried uninstalling-reinstalling your browser or trying a different browser?
What's going on?
 14 Artemis 92, Wed, 27th Jun '12 4:15:48 PM from contemplation
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...No. I have not.

On my iPod and not home right now, anyway.
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 15 Artemis 92, Thu, 28th Jun '12 8:49:01 AM from contemplation
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Still broken.

How much of a hassle is that uninstall-reinstall thing? I don't have to get all the cookies and Favorite links and things sorted out again, do I?
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 16 battosaijoe, Thu, 28th Jun '12 1:22:32 PM Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
I SAID HEY!
I'd try a different browser first, say, Opera, Firefox, or Chrome, to see if the issue carries over to other browsers. If it doesn't, then it's probably an issue with the browser you're using. If it does, then it's more likely some sort of virus or malware.
What's going on?
 17 Artemis 92, Thu, 28th Jun '12 2:25:13 PM from contemplation
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It's only affecting me on TV Tropes, and only when AT&T ads are present (which is nearly constant now, probably because the adserver noticed that I've been complaining about them for a day and a half). I just posted in the thread Fighteer mentioned above, though, so hopefully they'll disappear before too long.
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Just to chime in, I've been having this happen to me too, and only on TV Tropes. Also, I can confirm it's definitely the At&T ad. This looks like something to check out. According to this article on The Other Wiki, the cookie is distributed by a subsidiary of Microsoft, so hopefully it isn't too malicious, but it's still frustrating.

edited 8th Jul '12 4:31:07 PM by cfive

 
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