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Old 02-21-2012, 08:30 PM
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Stop it! Stop It! STOP IT!!!!

These ads have to be the most annoying, most intrusive, and by far the most frustrating developments on this and other websites. I come here for the content and fully understand the need for advertiser support... i get it... really, i do... but for them to commandeer my screen because my cursor scrolled over it, no not stopping on it... just scrolling past it... is just...


please stop it... set some ground rules for these things... please don't ruin this site for me!

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Stop it! Stop It! STOP IT!!!!

These ads have to be the most annoying, most intrusive, and by far the most frustrating developments on this and other websites. I come here for the content and fully understand the need for advertiser support... i get it... really, i do... but for them to commandeer my screen because my cursor scrolled over it, no not stopping on it... just scrolling past it... is just...


please stop it... set some ground rules for these things... please don't ruin this site for me!

Ray

If you are not already using Firefox, download and install it. There is an "add on" called adblock plus. Again download and install it. Problem solved. The site is unlikely to stop advertising, that's one way to raise revenue.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:57 PM
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I come here for the content and fully understand the need for advertiser support... i get it... really, i do...


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If you are not already using Firefox, download and install it. There is an "add on" called adblock plus. Again download and install it. Problem solved. The site is unlikely to stop advertising, that's one way to raise revenue.
I get the need to advertise... i encourage it! Please have the courtesy to limit intrusive advertising. Most of us simply tolerate the presence of banner ads and the like but taking over my screen and only providing a tiny, camouflaged "close" icon somewhere in the periphery of the ad is just plain annoying.

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I get the need to advertise... i encourage it! Please have the courtesy to limit intrusive advertising. Most of us simply tolerate the presence of banner ads and the like but taking over my screen and only providing a tiny, camouflaged "close" icon somewhere in the periphery of the ad is just plain annoying.

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That does not sound like advertising, it sounds much more like malware. I would have my computer checked just in case if I were you.
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That does not sound like advertising, it sounds much more like malware. I would have my computer checked just in case if I were you.
It was an office max ad at the top of the page - right now i'm looking at a Krystal ad in the same place. when i scrolled over the Office Max ad in expanded to cover the screen. Until you 'close' out of the ad you can't interact with the original page below it...

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