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#1 Steve Jones

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 01:13 AM

As far as Countdown Timers go, shouldn't they countdown from when you click on it rather than when EVERYTHING loads?  And, shouldn't they last only as long as they say, despite whatever else is going on? And what about the timers as far as the Server Clocks.  Shouldn't they go back to zero at THE STATED time?  Why do we have to wait sometimes twice the timer for something to load and shouldn't we be able to trust the site to switch over to zero at EXACTLY the specified time?  What do YOU think??

 

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#2 Darren Olander

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 09:37 AM

Delays in the timer finishing could be because of database issues, depends on the site I guess.


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 10:44 AM

I know how frustrating that can be.  That is why I always have two sites running.  If one is taking too long to finish, I switch to the other site.  I find that this is a simple solution.


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#4 Robert David Smith

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 04:05 PM

Multi-tasking is the answer. Load some other tabs... :ph34r:


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#5 cristinz

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 04:53 AM

The whole point of the timers is to make sure that the ad gets seen. So what's the point complaining about the timer not starting until the site has loaded? How can you be looking at the ad if it hasn't loaded?


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#6 mrclean0325

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 04:41 PM

I agree, at least on my end, I want the timer to start when the site loads so my ad is seen and I get the most from my credits. I do see a problem with many counters though that seem to "stick" while a video or other animation is playing even after the site is completely loaded. I now it is the video or animation since if I click the video to stop it playing, the counter starts again.

 

One thing that does get annoying is in some safelists and TEs, I get a "Must have Javascript enabled" or "You must have cookies enabled" pop up that stops the whole browser until you click on it when I do have Javascript and cookies enabled. It only happens in certain safelists and TEs while others with the same ad it doesn't happen. Not sure if it is a browser security setting or what it is but it is annoying. I am also not sure why it only happens in certain ones and not others unless it is also something in the site setting themselves to not allow any pop ups.

 

I have even seen some sites had a message that basically said, "You don't have X enabled, sorry for your luck". Which tells me the site owner cares more for some whiz bang bell and whistle on their site than for people to actually see the site. I don't know why people think this way and it doesn't make sense to have a site that won't work for everyone. Why exclude people who could be customers just to have some feature on your site?

 

I guess it goes back to being a conscientious advertiser and not putting slow loading, high resource, auto play video, or other such type of sites on a TE or safelist.


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#7 ajay_dce

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 11:50 AM

sweeva has the best timer lol. the new entrants there get confused with timer of 30 sec on some ads. bUt the site has good feature f handy feedback available from fellow surfers


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:13 PM

Timer should start after the sites loaded as it is time to watch the ad (ex: 5 sec timer mean 5 sec watch the ads).

However some sites load longer than the timer itself, so a loading time out should be in place. Maybe clixsense timer is a good one for my example.

 

So, as an advertiser, a fast loading splash page is preferred.


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#9 tweetronda

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 12:10 PM

Just my opinion 4 sec timer is plenty, most ads have been seen, when new one comes out member automatically stops and looks, usually spending way more than 4 sec.

 

Multi tasking with several tabs has to be the answer, but then ads don't get seen at all, as you automatically jump to next tab :)


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#10 pennerme

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:43 PM

I just want the timer to be what is promised. Too many of them make you wait longer then promised even when upgraded


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 07:05 AM

Ventrino sites are really bad a bought the timer not working right 


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 08:45 PM

Ventrino sites are really bad a bought the timer not working right 

Yes agree...ex:10 second... is more than 10 second...loading so slow..


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#13 binchiu

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 12:07 AM

6~7 second is better.


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#14 doina

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 05:46 AM

Ventrino sites are really wrong  the timer too slow


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#15 Bruno Duarte

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 08:36 AM

Someone mentioned multi tasking!?

 

Way to go! ;) :ph34r:


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Posted 25 November 2016 - 07:51 PM

Each Site Has It's Own Timer System. Some Are Fast & Some Are Slow!


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 08:04 PM

timers should be low on the most sites.Some sites offer a timer turbo, or upgrades that make the timer slow, so is not necessary to have long timers. 8 secs max is enough


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#18 dswival

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 09:33 PM

Timers should start when the ad is loaded. That said, ads should not take more than a second to load. Slow loading sites, any Wix sites, audio and video should be banned if they can't load within the 1 second allowed. And any timer longer than 8 seconds is defeating the purpose - I will jump to a different site while the slow timer runs and won't pay as much attention to the ad.


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#19 rpsmith

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 05:01 AM

I think the timer has more to do with your browser. I seem to remember this issue some time ago as I ran into an issue where the timer was not counting down to zero. It would hang up at 1 and never finish. Though it could have been the site too.


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#20 Kamilla66

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:27 PM

I know how frustrating that can be.  That is why I always have two sites running.  If one is taking too long to finish, I switch to the other site.  I find that this is a simple solution.


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