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What's with this "Your Opinion Survey" ad

by TONI H / November 16, 2005 3:38 AM PST

that floats into the middle of the page from the left and then hovers there with NO way to close the box as you wait for it hopefully disappear on its own?

It took nearly 15 seconds for it to leave the screen so I could read the freaking post I was opened to at the time it decided to hit the screen.


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Tell your advertisers to
by TONI H / November 16, 2005 3:40 AM PST

leave their ads in their allotted space on the page and leave the content areas as off-limits.....


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Toni, The one I have seen has a close box on the top right
by Glenda / November 16, 2005 7:39 AM PST

unless they have added another one:( Really annoys the hell out of me! Sad

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If it's the same one...
by John.Wilkinson / November 16, 2005 9:10 AM PST

If it's the same one I'm thinking of, it's been around for over a month. (Click here for one of the original threads.) For some reason clicking the ''X'' didn't get rid of it for me (it only seemed to cause a glitch), so I killed it by blocking with Adblock. (The image itself is located here, but blocking the entire domain was too tempting.)


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(NT) (NT) Thanks for the info on the X close not working John!
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / November 16, 2005 9:41 AM PST
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Same one
by taboma / November 16, 2005 3:05 PM PST

John, I only saw it once about a month ago. Have not seen it since. Never responded just X-clicked and seems to be gone and forgotten with me until tonight with Toni's question concerning the questioneer.
I had forgotten about it.
Seems to still be lurking about on the CNET? Wonder why?


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Same one...
by glenn30 / November 17, 2005 12:59 AM PST

I blocked it the same as you using Firefox 1.0.7 and Adblock... when the survey popup arrives right click it and add to Adblock removals... haven't seen the little annoyance since! Grin


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If the close "X" doesn't work --that's an issue!
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / November 16, 2005 9:39 AM PST

I will email the ad folks to look into this.


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Lee, The close X has worked everytime
by Glenda / November 16, 2005 9:50 AM PST

for me. It is just an irritation when I am trying to read a post and I have to get rid of the ad first:(

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The "X" works but the add isn't
by Cursorcowboy / November 16, 2005 10:08 PM PST

any more irritating than the black Radio Shack one "Most perfect gift for Christmas" which not only pops into the add box but starts out with a full page before it settles in. I usually have to deal with these two, two or more times per session.

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Make that "three" with the additional
by Cursorcowboy / November 16, 2005 11:16 PM PST
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Waiting for the forth?
by taboma / November 17, 2005 3:48 PM PST

Do you use Mozilla Firefox as your browser?
Mozilla has some interesting stuff to download such as adblocker. Seems to work for me.


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(NT) (NT) Nope. Bio in my profile has MSIE. Thanks.
by Cursorcowboy / November 17, 2005 9:19 PM PST
In reply to: Waiting for the forth?
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I feel left out
by PudgyOne / November 18, 2005 6:33 PM PST
In reply to: Waiting for the forth?
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by Cursorcowboy / November 18, 2005 10:18 PM PST
In reply to: I feel left out

Some day your geek mother will send you a subliminal message and you'll miss it too -- not everything is bad. Just irritating and in many cases unnecessary.

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I never see
by PudgyOne / November 19, 2005 12:58 AM PST
In reply to: ,-)

I never see the emoticons in the subject line.

Why does everyone (even the Moderators) use them if it only works in the body of the message?

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AFAIK, emoticons don't appear here --> :-)
by jonah jones / November 19, 2005 3:46 AM PST
In reply to: I never see

only here --> Happy

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(NT) (NT) THAT IS CORRECT )*&#)&*$^#)Q&%^
by PudgyOne / November 19, 2005 5:31 AM PST
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Thanks everyone for your feedback.. I just spoke to one of
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / November 17, 2005 1:38 AM PST

the ad folks and he is going to bring this matter up with their group. Let's hope it does some good.

Again thank you for your feedback!

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