View Full Version : Rant: stupid pop-ups
Anyone notice LMF's use of pop-up ads recently? Personally, I can't stand them! Especially when one pops up for EVERY different page you look at. I wouldn't mind if it was just one pop-up that displayed a different ad each time you clicked over to a new page, but having 10+ browser windows opening automatically is just irritating. That board already has three or more other ads on each page (three banners, one link) so that's why I'm a little surprised. Oh well..I guess I'll learn to love 'em somehow i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif
BTW, if you guys ever see a pop-up ad on this site, please come and kick my ass!! I'll probably have to add a banner sometime in the next few month since I'm pretty much losing money like crazy on this site, but NO POP-UPS!
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03-09-2001, 10:14 AM
Those pop-up things DRIVE ME CRAZY! i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif . Like you said, I could stand it if they only popped up once put everytime you go to a different friggin page. i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif
Thank God your site doesn't have them.
Ahh looks like LMF/SportsOnly decided to take them down i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif
03-09-2001, 01:28 PM
Sportstalk was driving me nuts with their stupid "aria" credit card pop-ups...
03-09-2001, 03:44 PM
I think there was something you could download that stopped pop up. I forget where it was. Anyone know?
There are a couple programs that can block pop-ups. I haven't used any of these, but I know a lot of people do.
Norton Internet Security 2001 (http://www.symantec.com/product/home-is.html)
PopUp Killer (http://software.xfx.net/utilities/popupkiller/index.html)
Although I can't stand pop-ups, the sad truth is that most sites just aren't making any money by simply displaying banner ads. The situation was much different a year ago when banner ads payed quite well. But since no one ever clicks on them.. Anyway, if you use a program like the ones listed above to block ads on your favorite sites, then you're really not helping them out any. Maintaining a site can be pretty expensive (especially if it's really popular and generates a lot of traffic) so that's why I'm willing to put up with those pesky ads on sites I frequently visit. Just wanted to get that off my chest i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif
My bad..looks like LMF is still using them i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif
03-09-2001, 09:21 PM
Damn, this is the first time I've gone to the LMF in a few days and those things are DAMN annoying. Every friggin page another pops up i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif .
03-09-2001, 09:38 PM
AHHHHH it pops up for EVERY MESSAGE on the board, very annoying.
It's irritating because it pops up in the freakin background, so before you know it, there are like 10 open windows waiting for you i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif
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