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Amazon ads not appearing in (some) Firefox PC browsers (Windows & Linux)

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Post by BostonCharlie » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:04 pm

This is an upshot of my posts in the chat. Seems that the things I can't see in my browser are Amazon ads like this:
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The above ad is from this deal post:
http://www.manontime.com/viewtopic.php?p=8548#p8548

I run Firefox on Linux and have the NoScript javascript blocker add-on. Regardless of my NoScript settings -- or even if I disable it -- the ad never shows for me.

I was able to take the above screenshot from another Linux/Firefox machine, so the culprit would seem to be my browser configuration. But then I asked my son to take a look using his Win10/Firefox setup, and he couldn't see it either (he doesn't run NoScript).

The thing that really throws me, though, is that the URL for the above Amazon ad (that I could see on my alt. machine) shows an empty "tag" field. So if these ads are supposed to monetize traffic, I don't see how they could be working.

PS- I think it's bizarre that Amazon keeps revoking MoT's affiliate credentials.
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Re: Amazon ads not appearing in (some) Firefox PC browsers (Windows & Linux)

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Post by ManOnTime » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:13 pm

I'm at a loss on this one.

They show up for me on any device I use running Chrome. My guess is it's something to do with Firefox's rendering engine. Since I'm not a programmer, that guess is the most 'help' I can give.

I hate that not all users can have the same experience with their browser of choice.

PS: I don't get the affiliate thing either. I may try again, we'll see.
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Re: Amazon ads not appearing in (some) Firefox PC browsers (Windows & Linux)

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Post by Sporkboy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:17 am

I somehow missed that you were setting this up. Can you post the affiliate tag or a link someplace so that I can make it my default?


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Re: Amazon ads not appearing in (some) Firefox PC browsers (Windows & Linux)

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Post by BostonCharlie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:52 am

ManOnTime wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:13 pm
I'm at a loss on this one.

They show up for me on any device I use running Chrome. My guess is it's something to do with Firefox's rendering engine. Since I'm not a programmer, that guess is the most 'help' I can give.

I hate that not all users can have the same experience with their browser of choice.

PS: I don't get the affiliate thing either. I may try again, we'll see.
Thanks for looking into it.

When I inspect the code I see the iframe and its src url. When I copy that url into the address bar the ad appears. I fooled around with the browser's element inspector w/o any luck. I'll fool with it more as I have time.
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