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If popup ads weren't enough!(11 posts)

If popup ads weren't enough!ColnagoFE
Aug 5, 2003 5:42 AM
Now we have those SUPER ANNOYING ads that barge into the middle of you screen. I saw something about "grind" before I shut it down. Real effective guys. All you do is pi$$ people off with ads like that.
Just get a free pop up blocker........nmMR_GRUMPY
Aug 5, 2003 6:15 AM
Panic ware doesn't stop itPoseur
Aug 5, 2003 6:55 AM
I use Pop-Up Stopper. I've never NEVER had a popup while it's active, until this stupid think started.

Who in RBR makes the decision to allow this ad to appear?
They should know that consumers will make a concerted effort to NEVER buy products associated with an invading ad like this. Sure, all it takes is a click to get rid of it, but for me, it's quite a personal annoyance.

Here we have a product. The makers of the product know people have taken the time and effort to download and use popup blockers. Now we're supposed to buy their product after they've disrespected us?
Try the one from GoogleMR_GRUMPY
Aug 5, 2003 8:33 AM
I gave up on the Panic ware. It blocked everything.
yup...an annoying ad of a different ilkColnagoFE
Aug 5, 2003 10:46 AM
my popup software doesnt take care of it.
Get a mac with SafariSpecialTater
Aug 5, 2003 1:58 PM
Haven't had a popup in 6 months. And there are so few of us, the popup software writers don't give a crap either. Is that a good thing?
Popups and the irony of trolls.Spoiler
Aug 5, 2003 2:09 PM
Popups are a real site disruption. I'm in General, trying to answer a tech question, but I can't because a popup is in the way. Obviously, the hacker didn't invade the site. Francis or someone gave them the BLESSING.
Doug and Gregg deal with trolls by banning them while invading popups are ADVOCATED and encouraged.
If trolls could find a way to financially contribute to the site by paying for a popup, they could get their disruptive message across without getting banned. Great idea huh?
true...money talks...bs walks (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 5, 2003 2:50 PM
Agreed, that's a really annoying ad.Kristin
Aug 5, 2003 2:18 PM
Some of us can't use pop-up blockers. They inhibit certain javascript that my PC needs to run web based applications. If I stopped using those apps, I'd soon be without a job and would have more free time to ride and I would stop visiting this site all together like Dino did.
what does this new one use though?ColnagoFE
Aug 5, 2003 2:53 PM
I have the 12 ghosts popup blocker and it works fine for popups except this kind than seem to invade the screen. Are you saying there are some that block even ads of this type? 12 ghosts is nice because you can defeat it by holding down the control key. between reading the local news and this site at work the X-10 and mortgage popups were getting out of hand.
I'm not sure what it uses. Here's a tip for RBR though.Kristin
Aug 6, 2003 5:46 AM
We strickly prohibit blockers at my office and its too much hassel for me to deal with them, so I don't bother. If you book mark the discussions forum (after opening up the forum) and use the bookmark to return, it minimizes the amount of popups you get. When I do it this way, I only get one popup for the entire session. (Shhhh. Don't tell Gregg, or he may "fix" this.)