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posted on May, 13 2005 @ 05:36 AM
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Even though usually banners and commercials on ATS really don't bother me, because I understand they are one of the reasons why ATS is able to upgrade hardware every now and then, lately I see more and more "retarded" commercials popping up when I first hit abovetopsecret.com

"You are the 10000000th visitor"
"You have won a cruise"
"Call this number within XXX seconds"

Of course such pop-ups are not really about handing out cruises, but about fooling people into calling an insanely expensive number to make as much money as possible by abusing collective stupidity.

What I am wondering is, are the ATS admins able to somehow choose what kind of commercials and pop-ups there are on ATS?
If so then I think it would be great if the kind of commercials I described above are no longer shown, as it kind of opposes what the entire site is about; denying ignorance.

This is not ment as a complaint or whine, just a question.




posted on May, 13 2005 @ 05:44 AM
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are some for spyware sites?

example: You have 3 messages (blink blink blink blink blink)



posted on May, 13 2005 @ 06:40 PM
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I have a favorite ad. In my head, it has always read slightly differently than what appears on the screen.

This is what I think it should look like:




posted on May, 13 2005 @ 06:44 PM
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I think it sucks that ATS says sign up and avoid the pop-ups and even after you are logged in you still get hit with the pop-ups every now and again and especially when you have ATS under another page.



posted on May, 13 2005 @ 07:00 PM
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Good thread- I have found that I have to clear 5 or 6 fast pop-ups before I can log in!



posted on May, 13 2005 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by Realist05
Good thread- I have found that I have to clear 5 or 6 fast pop-ups before I can log in!


I think if you stayed logged in, the next time you come to the site a cookie makes sure you don't get as many. I never click the log out button for this reason, although I'm still hit with pop ups sometimes.. but it's not often enough to turn me off using the site.



posted on May, 13 2005 @ 07:22 PM
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Use firefox! No popups at all when I log onto ats.

-koji K.



posted on May, 13 2005 @ 07:26 PM
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The computer infected pop-up is the only one I've seen lately, and I find it deceptive. I don't think deceptive adds belong on ATS, unless this is a test to see if members have "denied ignorance".


I use the Firefox browser with the Adblock extention and this has cut down most of the adds and pop-ups that I see. The Adblock allows you to delete adds from a page. Firefox also lets you block images.

This is not an add for Mozilla, but it sure works for me.


One more idea you might want to check, run Ad-aware and Spybot just to make sure your clean.

[edit on 13-5-2005 by anxietydisorder]



posted on May, 13 2005 @ 07:30 PM
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I use firefox or the latest i.e. and don't get any pop-ups.



posted on May, 13 2005 @ 08:23 PM
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There really is no reason to have pesky pop-ups these days. There's software out there, some free, to eliminate these pests. For example, my firewall, ZoneAlarm, prevents popups, unless I specifically allow for a certainsite.
Other members mention using firefox or the newest IE, but Opera and Avant! (an IE shell) also prevents this junk.

It's easier to get rid of this junkware than it is to complain about it.
Just a thought



posted on May, 13 2005 @ 08:31 PM
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Fear not I intend now to focus the advertisements on both ATS and BTS to reflect their purpose and client group.

ATS will have adverts for beer, viagra, enlisting, and exercise machines.
BTS will have domestic cleaning products and cooking utensil



posted on May, 13 2005 @ 09:58 PM
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Thanks, all, for the pop-up advice. I'll install tonight.



posted on May, 13 2005 @ 10:03 PM
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I'd like to see Gallop do a poll or something about how many people actually follow up on the messages in those pop up ads, whether it's just clicking on it or going the whole nine yards and trying to obtain what they offer. I mean for the number of intelligent people on the internet how much money are these companies actually making from putting these ads up?



posted on May, 14 2005 @ 12:07 AM
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My favorite ones is the "Who was the better President?" and your choices are Clinton or Bush jr.

The thing is, I never knew Bush Jr. Resigned (note past tense in the question)

I actually have flash blockers now and adblockers installed on firefox. I am thankfully an Ad free internet surfer.

[edit on 5/14/2005 by Jehosephat]



posted on May, 14 2005 @ 12:17 AM
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Originally posted by GeneralDilemma
ATS will have adverts for beer, viagra, enlisting, and exercise machines.
BTS will have domestic cleaning products and cooking utensil


Yeah, like anybody around here is going to buy any of those things.

...well, beer...

GD, TC, whoever you are, you sure are good for a laugh.



posted on May, 14 2005 @ 03:56 AM
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Hav you noticed how desperate the "you have 1 email" add is getting over the years?
Now there is a giant arrow pointing to it just in case you didn't notice the advert.

Here is a page of adblocking software, something I will use to cut ut the banner adverts...

www.adblock.org...



posted on May, 14 2005 @ 04:29 AM
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Originally posted by Jakko
...lately I see more and more "retarded" commercials popping up when I first hit abovetopsecret.com


First we have gender separation, and now this??

Lemme tell you something, pal. We live in a politically correct society, where we don't use terms like "retarded commercials". The correct term is "intellectually disabled advertisements", k? Why don't you think about how your labelling affects these ads, which, although they might not be as smart as ads for say, online degrees, they still deserve our respect and have as much right to be here as any other ad. I suppose next you'll be calling them "mong banners" and throwing stones at their servers. Hmm?


What I am wondering is, are the ATS admins able to somehow choose what kind of commercials and pop-ups there are on ATS?
If so then I think it would be great if the kind of commercials I described above are no longer shown, as it kind of opposes what the entire site is about; denying ignorance.


You see? This is exactly the kind of discrimination a modern forum based on the principles of equality and mutual respect should be fighting against. Now we have members advocating for ad-partheid, and calling for only ads of certain intellect and background to be allowed into ATS. Sorry to dissappoint, but ATS is a place where ads of all background colors, format creeds and three-letter extensions are welcome. Your kind of adist, banner-supremacist views are not welcome here.


[edit on 2005/5/14 by wecomeinpeace]



posted on May, 14 2005 @ 05:54 AM
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But not a single person mentioned the papparazzi chasing Brad Pitt ad...



posted on May, 14 2005 @ 06:28 AM
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Originally posted by SimonGray
But not a single person mentioned the papparazzi chasing Brad Pitt ad...


i remember seeing that ad!
it was very funny i have to say



posted on May, 14 2005 @ 06:38 AM
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Originally posted by Jehosephat

I actually have flash blockers now and adblockers installed on firefox. I am thankfully an Ad free internet surfer.

[edit on 5/14/2005 by Jehosephat]


Thanks Jehosephat, I didn't know about the flashblock. I just installed it and it works great.


[edit on 14-5-2005 by anxietydisorder]



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