Are our ads showing up normally for you? We’ve had reports of problems.

Hey everyone, sorry to bother you, but we’ve had numerous reports that the ads on the home page and in the posts are messing up, intermittently.  I’d like to know how many of you are seeing this, and if you are, what Web browser and browser version (e.g., IE8 or IE9?) you’re using, and what computer operating system (e.g., OSX 10.8.3 or Windows 7 or whatever).  Then either email that info to me at contact (at) americablog (dot) com, or just post it in the comments below.

What people are reporting is that the ads seem to be dropping down a notch so that they cover the content.  We’ve had reports of this with the two side-by-side box ads on the home page (right below the first 3 stories) and the same two box ads in the posts (right above the comment box), and with the one boxy inserted ad on post pages (the one that should appear to the left of the first paragraph of the story).

I need your help dogging this.  We think this might be a problem we’re having with Internet Explorer 9.   So can you check the homepage which you already have, and a few of the posts, and see if you see an error like the examples, below.  Remember it can be anywhere on the page, some have reported the two side-by-side ads blocking the comment box.

Example 1

In this example, the top box ad has dropped down and is covering the left half of the quote in the post (the dotted outline shows where the ad should be):

ad-example-1

Example 2

And in this example, one of the two side-by-side ads on the home page has dropped down to cover the 4th and 5th posts (at the same time, the left side-by-side ad is missing):

ad-example-2

I would very much appreciate any help you could offer.

Thanks so much, JOHN


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