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What are you doing to my back button?

What are you doing to my back button?

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ChipsAndCheese

Original Poster:

1,601 posts

72 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Something very annoying happening quite frequently. I read a single page on a thread, and it takes several - usually about 5 - clicks of the back button to go back to the page I was on previously - usually my 'My Stuff' page.

It's as if something on the page is causing additional back entries. Looking at firebug, I wonder if it may be something to do with a call to timing.projectsunblock.com but not certain.

Screenshot below shows the Costco thread in the lounge. Clicking to read the last page only from my 'My Stuff' page has resulted in an annoying 5 entries in the history, which means 5 clicks of the back button to get back. Another thread where it happens a lot is the Random Photos thread in the Photography and Video forum.



And before anyone says it - Yes I could just click the 'My stuff' link to go back, but I instinctively go for the back button and shouldn't have to change browsing habits for one web site.

ETA: Just clicked on the random photos thread with Firebug open, and the page kept making requests to timing.projectsunblock.com (GET timing?key=......pistonheads.com) and every time it did, another history entry would appear, so looks like that is the culprit. It's bloody annoying.



Edited by ChipsAndCheese on Monday 8th October 11:34

randlemarcus

10,456 posts

139 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Seeing this myself now. It started as the keyboard back button not playing properly, and has now begun to populate the history with multiple elements.

PH only, Chrome 22.0.1229.92 m

Stuart

11,585 posts

159 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Hmm. That is a little disconcerting. Project Sunblock isn't something I'm aware that we're consciously deploying (in fact I know that we're not) but it looks like a third party ad serving tool which someone advertising on PH might be deploying.

We'll take a look.

Watchman

4,156 posts

153 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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This has been happening to me intermittently on Ebay and PH for a while now. PH is far worse than Ebay. Ebay tends to stuff 2 or 3 "adverts" into my history, so I can move back beyond the problem but PH puts so many entries into my history that I have to close the browser and start again.

Like this:


Watchman

4,156 posts

153 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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... and it doesn't seem to matter if I put a 127.0.0.1 entry for this address into my HOSTS file either. It's still filling-up my back history.
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andyr30

426 posts

94 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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I had the same for the googleads problem above.

On IE9 I just went into settings, then security, then restricted sites and put both the googleads address and also theres an ad.yieldmanager one that does the same.

Had no problems with it since.


Iceman82

1,309 posts

144 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Same here with the googleads issue. It then causes IE to crash.

sjc

9,014 posts

178 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Been happening to me with the back button on here for a couple of weeks. As I'm not computer savvy I have no idea why!

MysteryLemon

4,756 posts

99 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Yup same for me. Only on Pistonheads though.

Stuart

11,585 posts

159 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Is anyone experiencing this on any other browser than IE?

LordGrover

27,337 posts

120 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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OP is FF and second poster is chrome.

Not seeing it here in chrome on W7 or safari on ML & iOS6, but I adblock so that probably explains it.

williredale

2,566 posts

60 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Stuart said:
Is anyone experiencing this on any other browser than IE?
Top screenshot is Firefox.


I've only noticed this at home on IE9. Work is IE8 but also behind filter / proxy and I don't have any issues.

Watchman

4,156 posts

153 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Mine's E9.

I'm having to close my browser one time for every 4 pages I visit on PH because the history becomes stuffed.

s_zigmond

881 posts

94 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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I get that problem most days. Was about to post I hadnt had the issue today but have just had it on this page.

Windows 7 IE9

ChipsAndCheese

Original Poster:

1,601 posts

72 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Stuart said:
Is anyone experiencing this on any other browser than IE?
yes as has been mentioned in some of the replies, I use Firefox.

surveyor

10,390 posts

92 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Chrome and Adblock is the answer.

Did not want to do it, but got pissed off with PH inability to control their advertising managers and suppliers...


grumbledoak

20,808 posts

141 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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IE here. Disabling Flash seems to stop it/them.

jock mcsporran

4,596 posts

181 months

Friday 12th October 2012
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Watchman said:
This has been happening to me intermittently on Ebay and PH for a while now. PH is far worse than Ebay. Ebay tends to stuff 2 or 3 "adverts" into my history, so I can move back beyond the problem but PH puts so many entries into my history that I have to close the browser and start again.

Like this:

I started getting this today too. Win7 with IE8.

Watchman

4,156 posts

153 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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It's becoming really unusable at the moment. I mentioned this some months ago and then edited my HOSTS files to include all those advertisers that cropped up here. Then it seemed to go away for a while so I thought my fix had done it, but they're back with a vengence now, including some of those in my HOSTS file.

PLEASE PH, fix this.

Gonna have to start a list of problematic urls:

tag.admeld.com

Edited by Watchman on Saturday 13th October 11:47

Watchman

4,156 posts

153 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Screw it. I've moved to Chrome.