Popup ads?

I've noticed a return of a certain popup, which I'd seen a couple months ago. This one has popped up approx five times in the last 24 hours. I'm running Firefox

It opens a small, empty window (firefox popup blocking?), which I didn't have a chance to capture--I clicked inside and it closed... But I did open the "view source" window before it closed, and here's the code:

<html><head><title>Empowering Your Opinions</title><script type="text/javascript">setTimeout('self.close()',(60*1000));function load_survey(){	window.open("http://survey.questionmarket.com/surv/444201/ai_start.php?site=2&from_aicode=27628437", "dlsurvey","toolbar=no,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes");	self.close();}</script></head><body style="margin:0px; "  TOPMARGIN="0" LEFTMARGIN="0" MARGINWIDTH="0" MARGINHEIGHT="0"><center><a href=# onClick="load_survey()"><img src=/static/opinion2-350x300-1l-eng-nul.gif border=0 width=350 height=300></a></center></body></html>

http://amch.questionmarket.com/adscgen/invitephp? (with cgi arguments following.)

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mvieke6 years ago
Yuck Floating Add.PNG
gmoon (author) 9 years ago
Popup police again... Ads: MortgageRelief411.com and BiggerAndBrighter.com Source of the popup is attached....
gmoon (author) 9 years ago
And...here's a new one. Occurred yesterday, as well. The popup "slides" from the left side of the scrn. A Safecount.net ad accompanies this in the upper right column. (Am I the only one who gets these? Should I just block all popups for ibles and forget about it?)
ewilhelm gmoon9 years ago
Technically, that's a floater; but, it still shouldn't be on the site. I'll look into it.

As usual, if you can identify the ad network, it really helps:
rachel gmoon9 years ago
Looking into it. Thanks for the report!
kelseymh9 years ago
For whatever it's worth, I haven't run into this. I'm using Firefox on my Mac, and have _all_ pop-ups blocked. I don't _think_ Instructables itself makes use of pop-ups itself (hopefully Eric or Rachel will correct me), given that I've never gotten a message about a blocked pop-up from I'bles. You could suppress this locally, and reduce your annoyance, by blocking pop-ups unconditionaly. Of course, the feedback you've been providing on the topic has been quite complete, and undoubtedly useful to The Powers That Be.
gmoon (author)  kelseymh9 years ago
Yes, instructables is on my popup exception list in Firefox... I could change that, but in this case it was probably useful to everyone...
gmoon (author) 9 years ago
And again today (is it only me?) Medifast and google...
ewilhelm gmoon9 years ago
I can't see what is actually popping up.
gmoon (author)  ewilhelm9 years ago
Another one today (same window.) This time the banner ad itself was a broken image, so I just copied the URL of the banner:

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