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hi! I am the part of pondboss magazine and we have used ubb for years as its forum.. it has grown to be the goto place for help for Lakes and Ponds. Thank you..

http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php

I have to be truthfull I am relativily new at this position and before me the forum just ran ..pretty much the same as it was the day it was set up for years.. For being a nitche forum i feel we are doing well and i want to put some rotating adds 160x600 sky scraper adds on the left hand side to help increase subscribers to our magazine.

ok here is what I did:
went to open add 2.0 (our add software)
got the code:

/* PHP CODE HERE */



/* BODY HERE */

$body = <<<EOF



<center>



<script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript' src='http://www.pondboss.com/asr/adx.js'></script>

<script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript'>

<!--

if (!document.phpAds_used) document.phpAds_used = ',';



<center/>



EOF;


plugged it into the island
plugged in my ads in openads

turned it on and bamm!!!

all may content disapeared.. after picking my self off the floor and writing my will.... returned the add to "hide" and everything went back to normal...

is there anyone that can help me .. do have bad code??


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/* PHP CODE HERE */
/* BODY HERE */
$body = <<<EOF
<div align="center">
<script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript' src='http://www.pondboss.com/asr/adx.js'></script>

<script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript'>
<!--
if (!document.phpAds_used) document.phpAds_used = ',';
-->
</div>
EOF;

Two issues, you started a comment (<!--) but never closed it (-->). Also, you started a center tag, but never properly closed it either (you had center/ vs /center), I prefer using a div.


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dag-gone Gizmo... ur great ...now all i have to do is get a dose of courage and plug it back in



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I am kind of like pluging this thing into that thing... what is the worst thing that could happen if I plug the new code into the Island?


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The worst thing that could happen is that it'll work... Your previous code didn't work for the two reasons I mentioned...

Worst case scenario you go to the cp and remove the new code...


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Gizmo,

I put in the code...and it did the samething...any suggestions that I need to look at or try?


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Does the script in question work on a regular html page?
I tried the script placing the script in html includes and it does not display anything in the header.
So I am assuming something in the initial code is not correct.
And there is no data to dsplay

Try posting a example that works on a regular html page.
So we can dissect it to work in a island.


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Okay the only way I could get this to work at all was to hijack your site with all the code.
Code
/* PHP CODE HERE, IF NECESSARY */

/* DO NOT CHANGE THE LINE BELOW */
$body = <<<EOF

<script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript' src='http://www.pondboss.com/asr/adx.js'></script>

<script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript'>
<!--
if (!document.phpAds_used) document.phpAds_used = ',';
phpAds_random = new String (Math.random()); phpAds_random = phpAds_random.substring(2,11);

document.write ("<" + "script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript' src='");
document.write ("http://www.pondboss.com/asr/adjs.php?n=" + phpAds_random);
document.write ("&amp;what=zone:1&amp;target=_blank");
document.write ("&amp;exclude=" + document.phpAds_used);
if (document.referrer)
document.write ("&amp;referer=" + escape(document.referrer));
document.write ("'><" + "/script>");
//-->
</script><noscript><a href='http://www.pondboss.com/asr/adclick.php?n=a466a609' target='_blank'><img src='http://www.pondboss.com/asr/adview.php?what=zone:1&amp;n=a466a609' border='0' alt=''></a></noscript>

EOF;
/* DO NOT CHANGE THE LINE ABOVE */

However the images are so large that it skews the forum so the layout looks bad.
Might be better to try using them in:

Custom Island Insert
This will show up between the 1st and 2nd post of a topic. Usually the most effective place to put ads.



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Awesome ... I have been traveling so I have not been able to read your post..
I am going to be in the office tomorrow.. Can wait to give that a try.. Standby
May have a bunch of questions thanks Ruben ...


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I don't know anything about the ad software you are using.
But I also found that I can just place the noscript section and it works just as well.
So I am not sure why you have all the other code in the ad in your header.
Possibly some tracking database?
Anyway:
Code
/* PHP CODE HERE */

/* BODY HERE */
$body = <<<EOF
<a href='http://www.pondboss.com/asr/adclick.php?n=a466a609' target='_blank'><img src='http://www.pondboss.com/asr/adview.php?what=zone:1&amp;n=a466a609' border='0' alt=''></a>
EOF;
It still has the issue of the images are to wide and pushes the forum content to the right.
So I still suggest the custom island content feature. and skip trying to place it on the left or right unless you re-size the images.


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