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Old 11-07-2008, 12:47 AM   #1
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Very Obnoxious Ad on Website

This ad has so much video action, that it maxes out my poor cpu. It is (eventually, slowly, excruciatingly) advertising something called "True North" whatever the hell that is. I have never seen such a cpu-intensive garbage ad on a website before.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:06 AM   #2
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Are you using Firefox as your browser? I am, and I've never seen this ad.
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:18 AM   #3
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:27 AM   #4
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ad block plus with firefox. What ad?
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:20 PM   #5
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NOTE to any web site owners:

Obnoxious ads are self-defeating and counter productive.

I never installed ad blockers on my browser, because I felt it was a bit dishonest to enjoy a "free" site, and then block their ads. Then one day, on another forum, they started putting in some really ugly, context sensitive ads. It made the site un-usable.

I installed an ad blocker the next day. I'm not particularly proud of that, but I have my limits. And because of that, I don't see the ads on this site either. Now that I'm reading about these issues, I'm bothered a bit less by that. Sorry, but dat's da facts.

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Old 11-07-2008, 02:20 PM   #6
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Yeah, what they said.....Foxfire & AdBlock Plus! I went that route to get rid of all the ads on one of the weather websites quite some time was taking forever and a day for their page to load with all the ads on it. After I installed the ad blocker, their page loads almost instantly! I feel NO guilt whatsoever about not seeing annoying ads.....I never clicked on any of them anyway.
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The ads that you refer to remind me a bit of telemarketing, which I do not get any more now that the political season is over. I never buy any product that falls into this category.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:52 PM   #8
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I didn't see the ad either...and I extend a belated, but sincere, THANK YOU to someone's post I read awhile back that lead me to Firefox and Adblock Plus. It's so peaceful to be able to browse the internets without those intrusive ads!
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Old 11-08-2008, 02:42 PM   #9
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what ad? i use IE with pop-up blocker on ALL the time.
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