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Argh!!! Banner Adz

by zensound / January 18, 2007 10:42 PM PST

I think there was a lull in the banner ad marketplace, because more and more I'm noticing that the most annoying of ads. In particular, the Pioneer full-screen-script-spinning-planets of Doom!!! Its not the ad that bothers me, it's trying to find the close button.

Anyone else noticing the autoplay ads w/ video more and more. I understand places like CNET TV autoplaying but for instance, those apple ads or espn's video stream. How are we supposed to browse at work and not disrupt others around us? Nothing is more embarassing then doing 'product research' and having "Hi, I'm a mac...." blaring from your pc.

Anyway, enough futile ranting, unless others have more to contribute.

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Well...
by udayan71 / January 19, 2007 2:46 AM PST
In reply to: Argh!!! Banner Adz

If you're using the right sort of computer, just hit the key to the left of the Eject button.

Am talking Apple Pro Keyboard here, nastiest clunkiest thing in the world. Ugh.

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I'm guilty: I bought something off of a CNET banner ad
by robstak / January 19, 2007 9:28 AM PST
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BUT...
1. i felt like i was supporting CNET.
2. it was a 1gb miniSD for 14.99. that's pretty nice price.


on the flipside, my comp isnt the best, and multiple flash ads slow my comp down to a crawl. ********! isnt there some way to just disable flash at certain sites?

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And they're becoming so intrustive
by Alegoo92 / January 19, 2007 10:06 AM PST
In reply to: Argh!!! Banner Adz

Not maybe on sites like CNET, but I've seen banner ads that flash as if they're out to give you an epileptic seizure, some that take up the whole page when your mouse goes over them, and some that just advertise rididculus un-fathomable things (like free Apple iPhones on MySpace or free cars for small donations on Youtube)

But I guess they do work, because some I do click and most of the game-ones I play. Sad
Oh well, I can live with them for now..

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Ugh tell me about it.
by Pinkmaltese1 / January 19, 2007 12:02 PM PST
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I actually laughed when I saw the car ad in the back of cnet tv...It was just soo odd I had to laugh D:

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