Unless I'm missing something, I have the impression that none of the qualifying "Community Promotion Ads - 2017" are being displayed on drupal.SE, and this for (I estimate) about 1 to 2 weeks already.

What happened, why are they no longer shown? If my impression is correct, please have them show up again.

Disclosure: I'm the author of some of those ads ...

  • Looks like it's fixed, I am seeing them.
    – No Sssweat
    Commented Nov 26, 2017 at 1:03

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Shog9 told me:

This is a side effect of All sites will be switching Ad Servers on October 1. A fix should be rolling out by 2017/11/27 or so.

  • The link is interesting, but I don't get it how this is "a side effect of ...". Can you include a relevant quote from that link to better explain what you mean? Commented Nov 23, 2017 at 13:12
  • @Pierre.Vriens Sorry, I don't have much more info. I asked about it, and that is almost an exact quote from Shog and I didn't ask for any more details. I assume that when they switched to DFP that some of the community ads broke or were overlooked.
    – mpdonadio Mod
    Commented Nov 23, 2017 at 16:22
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    Moving from Adzerk to DFP means that our ads are now being served in <IFRAME> elements, rather than being written directly to the parent page's DOM. Due to iframe sandboxing and browser security issues, we have to refactor these ads to support being served in a standalone environment, as opposed to assuming they have access to any of the parent page's environment (CSS/JS issues, mainly).
    – rossipedia
    Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 19:53
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    source: I'm the dev fixing this stuff :)
    – rossipedia
    Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 19:53
  • @rossipedia merci for the clarification, that explains what's happening. However, how come this issue has not been addressed BEFORE moving away from Adzerk? Moreover, how difficult would it be, as a temporary workaround (for as long as you need to get the fix in production), to copy/paste the qualifiying ads into whatever it takes to make them show up "as if some company bought some ad-space"? In other words: if a company contacts SE with "hey, can I buy adds to show up ASAP", how long would it take to "deliver" those ads? PS: has this been tested before going live? Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 20:24

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