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Canada has the National Public Alerting System. I would assume the US has a similar system. I would think it would just be a matter of creating a web application that checks the system and displays any alerts in a blox.

Is your site using HTTPS only? We changed over a few months back and even some of the Google ones that would get through have stopped.

Could your issue be related to this from yesterday?

What about allowing a form to have a WYSIWYG editor on the front end? (Like the options in this text area)

You could... but you can't have forms as part of an asset, like you can with photos, videos or polls. So the user would have to go to a seperate page and lose the experience you're trying to make.

Also, forms are generally just used for collecting information. These quiz assets would give an answer on-the-fly based on a question-tree or photos selected. Or they could incorporate poll data and give answers based on polling information. (ie: gather what political topics are important to you through several small polls and give you what political party you are in line with as an answer to your selections.)

This is a great idea. We'd use this a lot on our site, escpecially with the popularity of "buzzfeed-style" quizzes with the early-20s crowd (our target market.)

Okay, I think I follow now. I thought that it would just show the automatic placement ad every x amount of paragraphs. But it's dependant on ads being in the fixed-big-ad-[top/middle/bottom]-asset locations before it works?

We were looking into having a single ad block (usually filled with an AdSense ad, but sometimes others) that would repeat every 5 or so paragraphs. I think the way I was doing it before might be the best case for us still.

"Do you have that set up as a block or an ad now?"

We created a custom ad location for In-Story Middle utility region that displays a single ad in the middle of article assets.

Sure, I just re-enabled the static image ad I have in place. I've also disabled my In-Story middle from the utility region so the only one that (ideally) should be up is the auto ad.

I've got the block id in place, even using the exact "automatic-ad-asset" name as well. I applied a static image ad to the location, and that didn't show up either.

I guess I'll go back to my custom In-Story Middle ad location for now. But I find it odd it's not loading.

Anyone have any luck with getting Google AdSense ads working with this? I've set up the block following the guide Christine linked to, but AdSense ads won't load. Looking in the code, it seems that the block doesn't load at all.

If I put a custom ad block as an in-story middle (via the utility regions), they load through that no problem.