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Old 11-05-2013, 12:15 AM
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Thumbs down Irritating new-ish reappearing slide-up bottom ad banner

Just providing some feedback, I must say that I find the new-ish reappearing slide-up bottom ad banner to be irritating. Even if you get rid of it on one forum page, it reappears on the next. I know that advertising is a necessary evil, but this feel a bit insidious . . . . Oh, and it also obscures valuable screen real estate.
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:00 AM
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Skip252 asked to have us PM him concerning any of these ads,...but I personally think we all need to install"Adblock Plus" and be done with the advertising bs here on Abi.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:25 AM
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When the previous irritating ad banner was taken off, I disabled Ghostery for this site, to make sure that I could see all ads and possibly to be influenced by them. The new banner ad, that would require closing it again and again, made me enable Ghostery again to see if Ghostery would block it. It did, so now I'm again unreacheable to the normal advertising that I don't mind seeing.

Too intrusive advertising makes people to use ad blocking or leave the site.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:14 PM
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As I said the last time this came up all I can do is report this to CrowdGather. I've done that a few days ago and I'm still waiting for a reply. As soon as I know anything more I'll pass it along.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:07 PM
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I actually want to leave off an ad-blocker, to help sites get some financial support. And I might even find the ads of interest and use.

But, when the ads get obtrusive and are all over a page, it's a different matter.

Yahoo Mail has gotten to be ridiculous, putting flashing and other ads on top and on both sides of one's mail--even a top ad listing within one's mail. And if I get one more obtrusive ad showing me flashing PG and R-rated pictures of top-heavy women in cut-off blouses as part of a dating service's ad . . . . Kind of makes you wonder, does the CEO of Yahoo!, Marissa Mayer, get those as well?!?
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:25 PM
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I luv coming here,...I hope someone takes care of the ad banner soon.

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Old 11-06-2013, 07:26 PM
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Strange, I haven't seen this one, even on my mobile.

I'm seriously bummed about html5, as flash OFF was a great interweb declutterer on the ad front.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:30 AM
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As I expected, the annoying ad banner is still here,...
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:52 PM
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Have to say, I find that banner's disruption of my laptop's limited screen real estate incredibly irritating. Do advertisers really think that this helps them?
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:39 PM
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OK, Firefox + adblock plus on Android = NO MORE GOD DAMN ADDS!!!

Carry on,...
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:03 AM
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OK, Firefox + adblock plus on Android = NO MORE GOD DAMN ADDS!!!

Carry on,...
See, advertisers? This is what the irritating ad banners do . . . .
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Old 11-23-2013, 03:22 PM
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looks like gumgum.com

"GumGum is a new kind of display advertising platform, built on the fundamental belief that to be effective, ads must be relevant, engaging and viewable. Known best for its invention of in-image advertising, GumGum's products have since grown to include several display, mobile and video solutions to help brands tell their stories and publishers unlock new sources of revenue."
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:48 PM
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So now there are pop ups on the site, telling me I need antivirus scanning. Isn't this something that was banned on abi long ago??? This is ridiculous!!! Abi is getting killed off by the owners themselves!!!
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:21 AM
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Heaven help the irritating bottom banner, still there and right now obstructing the bottom of the website and imploring me to look at World Market's "24 days of deals" or to get a Starbucks coffee . . . . (But I guess I should be thankful that it's not a "male enhancement" ad?)
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:21 AM
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If it is only ads from a certain site you can just block that site but if it is every ad then just enabling adblock+ is the way to go. I try to avoid using ab+ on sites I visit regularly and are trustworthy though because I am thankful for the free information/entertainment they provide and want to repay them with revenue.

Also there is adblock popup to stop popups which you can leave enabled on sites you have whitelisted in adblock:https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...on/?src=search
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:27 AM
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Nice ad blocker, including to finally deal with website-obstructing ads found at "some" websites: AdFender. Operates across browsers, message services, YouTube and other sources.

A review: http://dottech.org/141329/windows-re...omment-1018958
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It's too persistently annoying on my. tablet with a small screen. I'm off to another site.
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