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Old 09-23-2008, 12:26 PM   #931
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I'm just glad they aren't pop ups or those annoying hovering ads that you have to click on something to get them to close or minimize so they are out of your way and you can continue normally. Banner ads aren't that terrible.
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Exactly, that would really be a pain in the ass.
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I'm just glad they aren't pop ups or those annoying hovering ads that you have to click on something to get them to close or minimize so they are out of your way and you can continue normally. Banner ads aren't that terrible.
Well the hover links DO exist if you're logged out. Which is what some people
are having a big issue with.

Just saying
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I'm not gonna download crap on my computer just to access a site I've paid for.
Fair enough. I'm not premium so I guess I don't see the big deal here when other sites have ads too. But I don't pay for those sites either. When you pay, you at least expect annoying ads to disappear!

Actually, at work I still have IE (with no ad blocker) and it is indeed annoying to wait for the page to load after the ad. I cannot download Firefox either cos it's all controlled by the IT dept. Would they let me download an ad blocker in IE? I doubt it. I'm not even supposed to be on the internet at work.

Oh and just because we don't have to deal with roll over pop up ads (which are indeed the worst kind of ads in the universe! ) doesn't mean banner ads aren't annoying!
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I'm just glad they aren't pop ups or those annoying hovering ads that you have to click on something to get them to close or minimize so they are out of your way and you can continue normally.
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Well the hover links DO exist if you're logged out. Which is what some people
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Which is exactly what I've been saying. On top of the big ugly banner ad, those pop up things just topped it off, and not in a good way.

To be fair however, just before I signed in now, I noticed, those seem to be gone?
Did you guys change something, because if so, I *do* appreciate it.


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Actually, at work I still have IE (with no ad blocker) and it is indeed annoying to wait for the page to load after the ad.
Actually, I was just noticing that....the page and ad do seem to take longer to load.
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Like VP said, I pay for my subscription like a lot of people on this site do. When the forum switched, I grumbled a little at losing some of the benefits of being a premium member, but now, I don't see why as a premium member, I can at least lose the text bar ad. The text bar ad is what's really bothering me about this whole thing.
Yes. It's the worst, because it looks like the former navigation bar, which is now higher up, and my brain keeps wanting me to click on it to go to the CP or whatever


How about it, Andy? At the very least, can we please get rid of the text bar ad, or move it to the bottom? Or will you admit that you placed it there specifically so we'd accidentally click on it, generating more ad-revenue.

It just seems like there'd be an easier way to make the "needed" money (though I suspect the premium payments bring in plenty on their own, and the extra is just icing on the cake) without resorting to such obtrusive ads.

I used to work for a forum that was about as busy as Interference. It had some pretty damn obtrusive ads. Ads that would make everyone here cringe. Ads that popped up and talked to you. But it also didn't ask members to pay $18 a year for extra benefits. Everybody got all the benefits for free.

Do you want more members to join? I lurked here for a while before I signed up, and I know that if the site had had ads for non-members then as it does now, I might have questioned signing up, because I wouldn't know that there'd be less ads upon joining.

The ones that exploit our posts by picking words and turning them into rollover ads are really fucking disturbing. It feels like a violation. I don't post here just so I can have my words twisted around and turned into ads to line your pockets with.

Did I fall asleep? Is it 1984?
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Ads that popped up and talked to you.

Please, no new ideas.
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Please, no new ideas.
Try having multiple tabs open, and having your speakers on...and then suddenly having your computer talk to you...

iz scary!
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Try having multiple tabs open, and having your speakers on...and then suddenly having your computer talk to you...

iz scary!
wut wut wut????


SHUT UP COMPUTER! I DO NOT WANT TO TALK TO YOU! TALK TO THE HAND!


and would it listen? would it????


they'll be like men and never listen, I tell ya!
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With all this talk, I am more aware of these ads than ever before.

I personally did not mind them before, I mean this is a business for those associated.
And there are more important things to worry about. IMO.
Carlos' Business Ethics: Grab some lube and STFU.
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Do you want more members to join? I lurked here for a while before I signed up, and I know that if the site had had ads for non-members then as it does now, I might have questioned signing up, because I wouldn't know that there'd be less ads upon joining.
Have you logged out? It does tell you that you will get less ads if you join
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Having seen what it looks like logged out, I wouldn't have signed up.
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Have you logged out? It does tell you that you will get less ads if you join
Right. I didn't know that.

Okay, I retract that statement, but the rest still stand.
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Having seen what it looks like logged out, I wouldn't have signed up.
I think that very few would. I know that when I load a page with advertising like that, the page barely even loads before I've closed it again. I can't be bothered to go through the trouble of moving my cursor ever so carefully to prevent the ads from popping up, so I don't even look at it beyond identifying that it's one of those crappy advertising sites and immediately looking for the red x to close the tab.
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