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I sure wish someone would fix this. . .

by Coryphaeus / August 3, 2007 11:04 PM PDT
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i use firefox never see ads
by jimandjerry / August 3, 2007 11:22 PM PDT

ad block works wonders

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(NT) Not seen on Safari either
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 3, 2007 11:25 PM PDT
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To jimandjerry and mrmacfixit. . .
by Coryphaeus / August 4, 2007 6:10 AM PDT

Another browser is not the point. 99% of people use IE (and yes, I've used them all and am very experienced). The point is that the damn thing shows up and cannot be closed. I realize CNet is here to make money, but an ad that affects 99% of all browsers is not good business when it pisses people off.

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by John.Wilkinson / August 4, 2007 6:34 AM PDT

Depending on which source you use Internet Explorer continues to drop, now with between 66% (W3 Counter) and 84% (OneStat) of the market share, especially hit in parts of Europe where Firefox is becoming the dominant browser, so I disagree with the 99% claim. However, like you said it's not browser-specific...if I disable my ad blockers I am eventually the recipient of such ads in all browsers. I know Lee said he would talk to the advertising department and see if something could be worked out, but it'll have to wait to be pinged until he returns from his mini vacation.


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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 4, 2007 8:25 AM PDT

You have to be joking!

Either way, you invited feedback and you got it.

Do not be annoyed if you are the only one who is affected by this ad. Seems like 99% of the rest of CNET users have either found a way around it or are not using IE.

Always nice to deal with someone who puts security first.

Your version of IE does not have ad blocking capabilities?


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by Coryphaeus / August 4, 2007 9:32 AM PDT
In reply to: 99%

You don't have an accent. Wink

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