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posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 09:04 AM
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Please....get rid of that mozzy....failing that, can you at least disable the audio so it doesnt make me want to scream?




posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 11:10 AM
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Oh wow this is indeed the most annoying advert ive ever se... listened too.



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 12:11 PM
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Originally posted by CX
Sorry for bringing this up again, but is the mosquito ad going to be removed or not?

It's been weeks since I've seen that ad.

What network is it running on?



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 12:14 PM
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Agreed, please get rid of it (the mosquito ad) or at least disable the sound.

If I want to watch a video someone has posted I have to close down the ATS thread to get rid of the sound. That's annoying.

Thanks!



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 12:26 PM
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Originally posted by Nova
Agreed, please get rid of it (the mosquito ad) or at least disable the sound.

If I want to watch a video someone has posted I have to close down the ATS thread to get rid of the sound. That's annoying.

Thanks!


We've indicated (many times) the information we need to investigate removing an offensive ad from one of our three ad-serving networks. There are well over 300 distinct advertisers, and more than 1,800 distinct ad units running on the combined networks. It's impossible to remove any ad on description alone... yet... the vast majority of complaints in this thread seem to expect us to.



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 12:55 PM
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Epilepsy Hazard

Please get rid of this one too:



It flashes in a manner which can induce seizures in non-epileptics (and if I'm any guide, manic depressives).

This is its URL:

media.fastclick.net...

It redirects to here:

consumerincentiverewards.com...



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 01:07 PM
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Maybe We Should Advertise For Some New Advertisers


Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
It's impossible to remove any ad on description alone... yet... the vast majority of complaints in this thread seem to expect us to.

It's a crappy deal all around, since you're forced to spend your valuable time playing whack-a-mole while members who just want to discuss conspiracies and alternative topics are forced to spend their valuable time investigating and reporting obnoxious ads.

Frustration for everyone, and problems we don't need.


I haven't seen the latest incarnation of the Dreaded Mosquito Ad, but it originated via fastclick.net as indicated in the OP.

I'm sorry I can't offer a fresh URL, but hopefully another member can. Certainly I will post a URL if I see that spawn of Satan again!


I'm hoping we can put a permanent end to these nuisances instead of finding ourselves playing Dutchboy and dike with ads that outnumber us, but I realize these things can take time and will, of course, do what I can to help.

In the meantime, I encourage members who come across obnoxious ads to capture their URLs and post them here.

It's not a pleasant thing to have to do, but it's better than nothing.

At least we can get a little sweet revenge on the bastards who are disrupting our otherwise calm, peaceful and idyllic website.




[edit on 8/16/2006 by Majic]



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 02:04 PM
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This add is now number one on my most annoying list:



I FREAKIN' HATE CONDO errrrrrrr....................Olive Garden!


Peace



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
When I realized it was my speakers and located the ad, I just went ahead and shot the damn thing and closed the resulting pop up, because no matter what anyone says, I don't believe that anyone is going to give me a free laptop for such an easy task.


ROFL! Isn't that the truth.

Not only are (or were) these ads annoying, but they're insulting. Who is that naive? A FREE* Lap Top, orly? We all know what's going to happen when you click those ads.



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 07:29 PM
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Originally posted by timski
Please....get rid of that mozzy....failing that, can you at least disable the audio so it doesnt make me want to scream?


I've been watching people bitch about this for ages, but only yesterday have I had the pleasure of witnessing it first hand, and yeah, it's annoying, but worse than those bloody "SAY SOMETHIN'!" smiles? I dunno.



posted on Aug, 16 2006 @ 08:51 PM
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I can live with any of the ads mentioned, just turn off the speakers etc, but the popup windowfixer ad takes over the whole browzer and completely gets rid of this site, like i have to close about 4 windows just to get rid of the thing. And then start over browsing here. Please remove this ad.
Edit:to be precise its Errorsafe not windowfixer (just happened again :flame
, please fix this ASAP.

[edit on 16-8-2006 by lecuitis]

[edit on 16-8-2006 by lecuitis]



posted on Aug, 17 2006 @ 09:29 AM
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Whats interesting is, would people pay to view ats.. or put up with the ads?

Would people pay per, say a year, to access ATS- minus the ads?


CX

posted on Aug, 17 2006 @ 11:59 AM
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Originally posted by Knights
Whats interesting is, would people pay to view ats.. or put up with the ads?

Would people pay per, say a year, to access ATS- minus the ads?


I would, not an extortionate amount but i believe this is one of the few sites around today that is worth paying for. Hopefully though we won't ever have to go that way as it would put a lot of members off. Just keeping an eye on the dodgy ads is enough i think.

CX.



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 02:52 PM
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Can we get rid of the ad that has a picture of Hillary Clinton lookin' like she's high on angel dust?

Good God...............she looks like she's about to try and punch a hole through a brick wall!!!

Peace



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 02:55 PM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
Can we get rid of the ad that has a picture of Hillary Clinton lookin' like she's high on angel dust?

Good God...............she looks like she's about to try and punch a hole through a brick wall!!!


I haven't seen that one!
Can you screen shot it and post?

I have a picture of Laura Bush that has that same look.



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 02:57 PM
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This one is even worse



[edit on 23-8-2006 by dbates]



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 03:02 PM
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Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit.....ain't nobody gonna go to war with that whacked out broad!!!!!

Peace



posted on Aug, 23 2006 @ 03:02 PM
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I hate any ad that involves sound. otherwise, they are tolerable, as I dont have to look at them. But i like listening to music, and I hate when the noisy adds ruin the mood.

Kill those and Ill be happy.



posted on Aug, 26 2006 @ 04:20 PM
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I'm bringin this thread back to life to bring up these HORRIBLE "typre here to hear me speak". This ad scared the hell out of me with its spooky voice and its on everyother page.

Mosquito, now this , It's like we need to turn off our speakers to log on to ATS.



posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 09:30 AM
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As SkepticOverlord has stated, we can't do anything without members providing the necessary details to disable an ad.

Please also bear in mind this is how we make the money that keeps this place running! Without ads, there won't be ATS!

Can I suggest people refrain from the typical "Ahhh, this ad is making noise, ATS will stop it now or I won't come back"-type threads.

If someone has an issue, obtain the necessary code we ask for, then make a post here, not just a whine/rant.





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