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Rethkir A Trusted Friend in Science and Ponies from the gap between dimensions
May 21st 2013 at 6:40:22 AM

I recently created a page for GEICO. When I search for "geico" in the search bar, the second link is directly to the page, but if I click on it without opening a new tab, I get: "This wiki is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License."

It's only happening if I get to the page this specific way, but I'm concerned this article is being seen as an advertisement and somehow violating a policy. Of course, it's just a page to list tropes seen in GEICO commercials, and is in no way advertising. Can someone please tell me what's going on here?

edited 21st May '13 7:33:13 AM by Rethkir

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TotemicHero Not a bug! from the next level
Not a bug!
May 21st 2013 at 7:09:03 AM

This is probably a Tech Wishlist thread. Hollering.

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Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
May 21st 2013 at 7:12:50 AM

Moved.

I'm going to guess that it's something to do with the way the redirect from Main.GEICO works...

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Fighteer Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
May 21st 2013 at 7:15:26 AM

I can't reproduce this behavior. When I search for GEICO in the custom Google search, all the non-sponsored (TVT) links go to the proper article.

Please join the namespace configuration project!
SeptimusHeap Token Good Teammate from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
May 21st 2013 at 7:18:28 AM

What does "search in the forum" mean, anyhow?

Telcontar In uffish thought from England
In uffish thought
May 21st 2013 at 7:19:49 AM

I search "geico", the first link is to the Main/ redirect, opening in a new tab works fine, clicking directly gives me a blank pagenote . Not the CC license, though.

That was the amazing part. Things just keep going.
SeptimusHeap Token Good Teammate from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
May 21st 2013 at 7:29:58 AM

I get redirected normally (Why is there a redirect there, anyhow?) if I search on Google, either in a new tab or here.

Sure you didn't misclick? I sometimes end up on the license page.

Rethkir A Trusted Friend in Science and Ponies from the gap between dimensions
May 21st 2013 at 7:35:45 AM

[up][up][up] I meant "search in the search bar". I think that was a mistype.

The second link goes to the CC license. The problem with the first link only started happening after I created created this thread.

edited 21st May '13 7:36:01 AM by Rethkir

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Telcontar In uffish thought from England
In uffish thought
May 21st 2013 at 7:50:03 AM

[up][up]I'm not misclicking.

[up]Link order likely varies a bit for each of us, because of how Google filters results. This is why one should specify the page one is clicking on.

Hm, that's odd. Clicking the link to Advertising/GEICO that comes up... doesn't work. My cursor becomes the little clicky hand, but clicking the link does nothing whatsoever — no page, the right one or not, loads, no interaction is had... Other links in the search results work fine (other than the Main/GEICO one).

edited 21st May '13 7:51:53 AM by Telcontar

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TotemicHero Not a bug! from the next level
Not a bug!
May 22nd 2013 at 7:18:11 AM

After a quick experiment, I'm not seeing this bug either. Could it be browser specific? (In case anyone forgot, I use Firefox.)

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Rethkir A Trusted Friend in Science and Ponies from the gap between dimensions
May 22nd 2013 at 3:30:08 PM

I just tried it again, (using Firefox) and it went to CC. I tried with Chrome and it worked fine. Same with Android. Don't know what that means.

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m8e from Sweden Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
May 22nd 2013 at 8:50:40 PM

I'm getting the same bug using firefox, but not in IE.

Advertising.GEICO takes me to the CC page and Main.Geico is just a blank page.

Edit: This seem to happend with all Advertising pages, the main redirect doesn't work and the Advertising pages goes to CC.

edited 22nd May '13 9:17:09 PM by m8e

videogmer314 from that one place Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
May 23rd 2013 at 1:27:07 AM

[up] Try disabling your ad blocker.

SeptimusHeap Token Good Teammate from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
May 23rd 2013 at 2:57:07 AM

They all work for me. A badly working adblocker?

Rethkir A Trusted Friend in Science and Ponies from the gap between dimensions
May 23rd 2013 at 11:05:21 AM

I tried it with Adblock Plus disabled, and it worked. I imagine the namespace "Advertising" is a giant red flag for ad blockers. I don't think there is anything we could do about this other than change the namespace, but I'd hate to do that.

edited 23rd May '13 11:07:21 AM by Rethkir

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m8e from Sweden Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
May 23rd 2013 at 11:28:28 AM

[up]You can add "@@||*vtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/*" as a custom filter, that whitelists anything with "vtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/" in it(, and that fixes the problem).

(Using Adblock plus too, obviously.)

edited 18th Oct '13 10:25:37 AM by m8e

Telcontar In uffish thought from England
In uffish thought
May 24th 2013 at 3:54:21 AM

I run AdBlock Plus as well, and disabling it did indeed fix the problem. Thanks for the suggestion, m8e.

edited 24th May '13 3:54:38 AM by Telcontar

That was the amazing part. Things just keep going.
Rethkir A Trusted Friend in Science and Ponies from the gap between dimensions
May 24th 2013 at 9:09:17 AM

Worked for me, too.

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