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Old 7th February 2007, 09:17 PM
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My little adventure with web banners

So... here's what's going on. I was reading the back of my water bottle and read that the water was filtered with reverse osmosis. Now, being the scientific person that I am, I of course went on my trusted web browser to read up about what reverse osmosis was really about. Now clicking on the first website that I found I discovered this!!! {see attatched picture} I was very annoyed, as I could not read (and thereby educate myself on this topic) about what reverse osmosis was. Still angry I decided to contact the company that produced this ad. Now I understand that people need to make money and advertise,ut as someone who will be graduating with a degree in media studies and advertising, I do not feel as though anybody would be willing to click on a banner that has completely disabled the ability to read the web page that brought them to the ad in the first place. I reached a representative of that company and proceeded to explain to them that they might want to think their online advertising campaign and use of web banners. It seems as though they have horribly wasted their money.

ps- I understand that this may not be the fault of the company, and it might just be the way the page was coded. You'd think if you worked at that company you'd be checking up on this.
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Old 7th February 2007, 09:26 PM
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lol, beats surfing porn I guess...
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Old 7th February 2007, 11:16 PM
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ps- I understand that this may not be the fault of the company, and it might just be the way the page was coded. You'd think if you worked at that company you'd be checking up on this.
Probably looks just fine in IE.
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Old 7th February 2007, 11:28 PM
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I've noticed things like that, even on my Yahoo mail account and it drives me nuts. Some of them have a 'close' button but it doesn't work. At first I thought it was Java or Javascript but after right-clicking on it found that it was Flash!

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Old 7th February 2007, 11:40 PM
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Probably looks just fine in IE.
By fine do you mean how if this were IE the ad would encompass the ENTIRE page... not just a section.
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Old 8th February 2007, 02:33 AM
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I have run in into this several times...my response is to not visit the website again, ever. People that create content as such, shoot themselves in the foot, head or wherever. I can tolerate ads up to a point,
but some flash content and certain popups are so annoying, that they create brand-name awareness with a very negative effect: I simply tend to remember those sites (and not the ad) and steer clear of them.

Likewise, if I knew of people that create such content, I would diss them in a heart beat, simply because they have no social conscience and respect.

We are all consumers to a point, and that is where one has the power.
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Old 8th February 2007, 02:36 AM
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I have run in into this several times...my response is to not visit the website again, ever. People that create content as such, shoot themselves in the foot, head or wherever. I can tolerate ads up to a point,
but some flash content and certain popups are so annoying, that they create brand-name awareness with a very negative effect: I simply tend to remember those sites (and not the ad) and steer clear of them.

Likewise, if I knew of people that create such content, I would diss them in a heart beat, simply because they have no social conscience and respect.

We are all consumers to a point, and that is where one has the power.
What's annoying is that Firefox's ad blocking tool does not block these Flash ads! I knew it wouldn't be long before these sneaky buggers found a way around it.

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Old 8th February 2007, 03:07 AM
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It's just sad to see that people want to waste money on absolute garbage advertisements.
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Old 8th February 2007, 05:18 AM
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Wayne,
Adblock, the Firefox extension, actually works quite well. Just need to update it occasionally.
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Old 8th February 2007, 05:26 AM
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Wayne,
Adblock, the Firefox extension, actually works quite well. Just need to update it occasionally.
I had a peek over there earlier as it happens. It looked good but I'm a lazy old git and can't be bothered to add addresses for it to block I see the Flash ad blocker is still in development. I shall keep an eye on it. Although it will be pretty inconvenient going about with only one eye!

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Old 8th February 2007, 05:54 AM
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Wayne, you one eyed lazy old git...

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/433/

If you install it, by default flash content blocked is. Navigate to www.nasa.gov,
and a couple of flash icons you'll see. Right clicking the icon, it will give you the option to enable flash for that site.
Reload you must the site
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Old 8th February 2007, 06:10 AM
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Wayne, you one eyed lazy old git...

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/433/

If you install it, by default flash content blocked is. Navigate to www.nasa.gov,
and a couple of flash icons you'll see. Right clicking the icon, it will give you the option to enable flash for that site.
Reload you must the site
OK. Try it will I and a shot will I give it. How it works I will see! Keep it if I like it I will.

My cold going it is. A craving for a Big Mac I have. A walk of 20 minutes to the Mac-ery it is! Feel well enough do I? Pick up some beer I could! Temptation too much to resist it is!

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Old 8th February 2007, 06:27 AM
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Now my stomach is growling...the butterfly effect
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Old 8th February 2007, 09:38 AM
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Another ad-pest I've encountered occassionally opens the ad. behind the browser window, so you close the browser and there's the ad. I suppose if spam is the equivalent of junk mail then these are the cyber-version of all the flyers/catalogues etc that fall out of magazines these days.Safety footwear recommended!
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Old 8th February 2007, 09:47 AM
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Now my stomach is growling...the butterfly effect
I didn't make it up to Mickey D's but went to the supermarket for some discounted beer and a ready meal

Just trying not to crack the first can till at least 7pm!

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