Advertisements, part deux

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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby jmfryar » Tue Aug 26, 2003 2:05 pm

I just right click the window bar on the bottom and then left click close when the menu pops up (windows obviously - don't know if that's a Mac option)

On the other hand, I'll usually click through on every 4th or 5th ad - that way it keeps revenue flowing through the "system" and money to Beethoven.com.

Occasionally I go through and wipe the cookies off the hard drive to clean it up a bit, but it's a small price to pay for the station...
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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby lliam » Wed Aug 27, 2003 8:14 am

Originally posted by Nicole Marie:
Be careful with Pop Up Blocking Software. Some can block the Beethoven Player from loading.
That's true Nicole, but it just means disabling popthis in your browser. Tools/popthis options/untick protection box/click apply. When B player loads up just do as above and retick the protection box.
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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby OperaTenor » Wed Aug 27, 2003 10:29 am

Originally posted by piqaboo:
McAfee has a pop-up blocker. (not free, but the icon alone is almost worth the price)
Hi Piqaboo, I looked at the McAfee site and the closest I saw was the Spam Killer. Is that it? I'm really curious to see the icon. You know, who cares about the pop-ups, I want the really cool icon on my desk top. :cool:
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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby Bones » Wed Aug 27, 2003 10:33 am

There's a free popup stopper called (are you ready for this) Popup Stopper (by PanicWare). It's totally free. If you have it turned on and you want a popup, you just hold down the Control key and the popup comes up. Then, you take you finger off the Control key and the popup stopper is again engaged.
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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Aug 27, 2003 11:12 am

OT, quick, loan me the FRS

At home I use AOL for my principal browser - you can disable popups, in general, and then enable them for specific sites. Very convenient. So b.com comes through, popups and all, other sites don't.

The selections are persistent until you redo them on purpose. No fussing with hot keys or tick boxes required.
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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby OperaTenor » Wed Aug 27, 2003 11:22 am

Sorry Selma, I think Haggis still has it. I got scorched last time. :eek:
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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby piqaboo » Wed Aug 27, 2003 12:20 pm

Just learned that Google is offering a menu bar with pop-up stopper, which can be flipped on and off at will. Its free, which is nice.

McAfee icon is a yellow circle with a plus and minus sign in it. It just makes me think of a winking smiley. Its not flashy or "fun".
Altoid - curiously strong.
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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby treebeau » Wed Aug 27, 2003 12:37 pm

Originally posted by Selma in San Diego:
...The selections are persistent until you redo them on purpose. No fussing with hot keys or tick boxes required.
Or until you upgrade to the next version.
(had to since you're not wearing the FRS ;) )

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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby jmfryar » Thu Oct 16, 2003 1:55 pm

I like pop ups. They make me feel wanted. If it weren't for pop ups and junk mail I'd have to fill my life with hookers and meaningless sexual conquests to fill the void.

Webbots are a good thing too. So's Spam. Really. And I'm not being paid to say this.

Honest.
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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby Shapley » Thu Oct 16, 2003 4:32 pm

Jim,

I hate spam. I recieve dozens of e-mails everyday reminding me that they p***s is too small and I owe too much money.

And that's from people I don't even know! I wasn't aware so many people had seen me P***s or my bank account!

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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby Nicole Marie » Thu Oct 16, 2003 4:34 pm

I wouldn't admit to that Shapely.
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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby Shapley » Thu Oct 16, 2003 4:56 pm

Apparently the word is out, given the volume of e-mail I receive about it.
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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby piqaboo » Thu Oct 16, 2003 5:50 pm

Shapley, LOL!!!
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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby OperaTenor » Thu Oct 16, 2003 7:10 pm

Hi Shap, since it seems to be your problem, I'll start forwarding all the p***s enlargement ads I get to you, okay?

How come you never see any ads for v****a shrinking? Same net result, right?


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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby Shapley » Fri Oct 17, 2003 8:25 am

I remember seeing an ad for a virginty restorer, but it was just a plactic cherry on a toothpick. :D

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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby piqaboo » Fri Oct 17, 2003 8:36 am

Was the stem of the cherry tied into a knot ??

Enquiring minds want to know! ;)
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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby Shapley » Fri Oct 17, 2003 8:42 am

I don't think so. I believe that could have something to do with the reason someone might need a restorer in the first place! :roll:

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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby jmfryar » Fri Oct 17, 2003 9:47 am

I want the list of all the people that bought abduction insurance...and all the people that think elvis is walking around...

woo hoo...make a bundle on the virginity restorer!!!
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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby Platypi007 » Sun Nov 30, 2003 11:21 pm

Just another note about blocking popups:

Mozilla and Mozilla Firebird are two very good browsers that block popups very well (at least firebird does, I don't use the plain old mozilla build).

And you should get ad-aware and check for spyware, just to be safe, also, some popup ads are totaly unrelated to pages you visit if you have particular ad-ware aps hiding on your machine... Evil, evil ad people who make software that installs itself and puts ads up. Banner ads are fine, some popups I can tollerate. Full animated things that jump around my screen and trick me into clicking on them annoy me to no end.

Do they actually do marketing research that shows these types of ads as effective?? If anything, for me, it makes me hate the company that is advertising in that fashion and go somewhere else if I need a product like that. I mean, seriously, isn't an advertising company's goal to generate SALES and not just HITS?
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Re: Advertisements, part deux

Postby jmfryar » Fri Dec 19, 2003 11:35 am

Does this fall under the rule of "If it didn't work, they wouldn't do it" or under the rule of "It's so cheap the we might as well do it"?
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