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    Posted: August 04 2006 at 22:08
I know it's always good to have advertisers, sponsors and such; however, how much longer are we going to be subjected to that annoying, obnoxious, loud, pointless, buzzing banner ad on this site??!! I don't even know what it's advertising because I reach for the Refresh button faster than Anna Nicole going after a Twinkie!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2006 at 00:29
Thank you, I agree. It's quite annoying and needs to be done away with.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2006 at 00:31
1. Non-music prog lounge?!

2. I have nothing against it...Sleepy


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2006 at 01:38
I couldn't agree more E-Dub. Very annoying especially when listening to my favorite prog...not appreciated. Ouch
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2006 at 14:08
Man, and what's more annoying is hitting the refresh button a couple of times and the buzzing never stops. Really, it's time for a new banner ad.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2006 at 15:37
I agree. How many times can you be the millionth visitor to a web site?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2006 at 20:51
One compound word: adblock.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2006 at 21:32
Originally posted by Teaflax Teaflax wrote:

One compound word: adblock.


    
Yeah, I haven't seen it at all.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 01:22
    Whoa, I spoke too soon. That is annoying! My blocker didn't stop it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 08:29
Where is it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 09:15
Originally posted by E-Dub E-Dub wrote:

I know it's always good to have advertisers, sponsors and such; however, how much longer are we going to be subjected to that annoying, obnoxious, loud, pointless, buzzing banner ad on this site??!! I don't even know what it's advertising because I reach for the Refresh button faster than Anna Nicole going after a Twinkie!!!

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Use this effective combo:

http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ + http://adblock.mozdev.org/

No more ads ... in the archives or on any other website!Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 09:18
Originally posted by bhikkhu bhikkhu wrote:

    Whoa, I spoke too soon. That is annoying! My blocker didn't stop it.


I agree with Teaflax here ... Adblock rules. If for some reason it fails to block an ad, just use the "List All Blockable Elements" function and add the URLs to the list.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 14:56
I have Norton IS + Firefox and I havn't seen a single banner ever on this site.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 16:01
Then vote in the new poll that I created ... I'm curious to see how many of us members are using ad blocking software!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2006 at 10:59
I'm getting that buzzing now, but only on the "Wicker Man" thread....must be the dead animals attracting the flies....strangely, though, no visual banner....and, yes, I have recently installed blocking software....the buzzing serves no purpose, advertises nothing, achieves nothing....so why the f++k is it there????? Angry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2006 at 12:38
I had to buy a new computer because I broke the old one trying to kill that d*mned thing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2006 at 18:26
Originally posted by crimson thing crimson thing wrote:

I'm getting that buzzing now, but only on the "Wicker Man" thread....must be the dead animals attracting the flies....strangely, though, no visual banner....and, yes, I have recently installed blocking software....the buzzing serves no purpose, advertises nothing, achieves nothing....so why the f++k is it there????? [IMG]height=17 alt=Angry src="http://www.progarchives.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif" width=17 align=absMiddle>

    Presumably because the blocking software isn't able to do it properly!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 17 2006 at 03:39
^ I meant, why does this site accept & display ads that it knows will irritate its readers?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 17 2006 at 05:04
The admin team at the mercy of whatever company does their advertising, until someone points it out like this thread. [email protected] has got rid of similar annoying adverts in the past, but only if someone tells him about it! I would guess it'll be gone soon enough.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 18 2006 at 11:21
In an effort to not use any profanity, I'm going to stroke out if I hear that buzzing during one of my favorite tunes again. I love this site and have it on while I'm at the office; however, it's to a point where I'm going to just shut this place down while I'm here. Who can we notify because it's gone on long enough???!!!

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