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Old 12-19-2005, 12:05 AM   #21
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Just to note - I'm suddenly getting flashing ads which are screwing with my ability to type responses. Its like typing through mud.

I've never actually tried that, but if I was to type through mud, I'm sure that's what it'd be like.
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:44 AM   #22
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The QuestionMarket one is driving me crazy.
I feel the same way about the Circuit City ad. It's fairly unobtrusive when it sits there in banner form, but when it drops down to fill the screen as you're scrolling, it's downright annoying.
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^ I've been seeing a new pop-over ad on this site that's even worse. It's for some Verizon cell-phone.
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Any pop-up window telling you who have won something like I care.
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Old 12-20-2005, 05:34 PM   #25
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^ I've been seeing a new pop-over ad on this site that's even worse. It's for some Verizon cell-phone.
Is Marek listening?
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Marek sees all. Unfortunately, that means he may not see this particular thread. I'll bug him.
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:28 PM   #27
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I don't have any ads (except for some werry minimal google ones).
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Now we have sound ones too?! "...just what I wanted for Christmas!" They're getting more and more intrusive! Do you get to preview the ads being placed before they are put on the site?

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Lynsie, didn't you disable the Shockwave Flash Object add-on in IE?
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I did, but that was a pain, since I play flash games daily, and I had to enable it again for them.

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Do you get to preview the ads being placed before they are put on the site?
I don't think so.
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Now the commflash ads hide the site, forcing you to either put up with it or find the place to click on it to get rid of it. These keep getting worse. Banners are one thing, but when you have trouble finding the page, this is too much.

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Wow. I just experienced an ad that consumed the whole screen and then said that the page was loading. You have to click the close this ad button to get past it. Has anyone else had this problem?
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Old 12-24-2005, 10:20 AM   #35
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Just to note, now I'm getting ads freezing the page before I can reply and flashing ads that interrupt the browser text input.
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Old 12-24-2005, 12:45 PM   #36
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Firefox + AdBlock must be extremely good at hiding ads because I have no idea what you are talking about. Is it really that bad?
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Even though I disabled Shockwave Flash Object in my IE browser, there is still a lot of pause when the page loads, as if it's trying to load the ad and run on my screen first. Really annoying. I guess nothing can be done about this, huh?
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Firefox + AdBlock must be extremely good at hiding ads because I have no idea what you are talking about. Is it really that bad?
I'm using that.
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Even though I disabled Shockwave lash Object in my IE browser, there is still a lot of pause when the page loads, as if it's trying to load the ad and run on my screen first. Really annoying. I guess nothing can be done about this, huh?
I'm thinking something can be done. I.e., disallow any banners that run Flash programming. I would think the powers that be should be able to stipulate that to their advertisers. ??
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:00 AM   #40
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Hey all - been away a bit. I've had a chance to look at the ads just now. A couple of them ain't pretty.

We don't get previews of new ads, I can only block them after they've been added to the ads pool.
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