New Advertisement Section smack dab in "Hot Replies" Section Or Virus? (ANNOYING)

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posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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This is ANNOYING.

Does anyone else see what I am talking about?

I went to "New Topics" and bam there is a GIF ad, several ads including Donkey Kong manically gyrating his arms.

I seriously hope this isn't some new thing ATS is doing.

Never thought I'd say this but ---- Please tell me I have a virus.




posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:27 PM
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Nope, its there for me. Im on my droid. And donkeys fat ass is in my way



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:29 PM
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Damn it.

This is so ungodly annoying.

Hopefully people who AGREE that this is ANNOYING will FLAG this thread.




posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:34 PM
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Me too.
Hopefully if theres enough complaints about them they will, if not get rid of them altogether (Don't like our chances:lol
, they will at least relocate them to a more appropriate place on board.(Maybe right down the bottom!!)
It does take away from the atmosphere of the site, giving it a 'spam' feel in my opinion.



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:35 PM
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Okay if one of you people experiencing this knows how to take a picture and post it onto ATS that would be fantastic. Then more people could see what we are struggling through.



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:37 PM
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reply to post by ThinkingCap
 

No ads here since I have adblock extension installed.
I really recommend adblock as it both removes ads, saves bandwidth and makes websites use less resources.



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:39 PM
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ADBLOCK?!!?!?!?!

Holy jesus.


I'm going to download it now - twice.



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:44 PM
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I see no adds at all
I run Firefox with adblock plus engaged
No Adds



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:46 PM
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Ah this is much better. Now instead of the advertisement, there's a nice square gap between the threads listed in "Active New Topics"



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:48 PM
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I just posted a rant about this, why in the world would they put this right in the middle of the good threads?
edit on 12-8-2011 by Anoynymoose because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:54 PM
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Not a virus. Apparently the ad revenue was going down so they decided to sell some "cherry" advertising space. I say to this, Boooo-urns.



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:56 PM
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Not only that, but I just saw an ad popup in the middle of my screen. I won't have popup ads, it's more convenient for me to not be part of this site.



posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 11:58 PM
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Wow really and they decided to mess up the best part of this website with it?

Why not just stick it on the side of the threads in the blue area.. like all the other websites out there.
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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 12:02 AM
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Yea Its really a distraction and kind of a put off, I even get it in my mobile browser.

I have to use adblocker pro add-on for firefox, you dont get the add but the is a blank gap instead (better than an add)


Maybe SO or a mod can comment

Bam S&F, we needs teh answers
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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 05:39 AM
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To be fair, running a site like this costs $$££ and we get it for free. Would you rather have to pay to use this site? Yes the adds are a little annoying but if you consider what most of us get out of ATS it seems a small price to pay imo.
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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:32 AM
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I do see it and I agree. It is seriously annoying. Why is it there?



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:52 AM
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reply to post by granpabobby
 

reply to post by ThinkingCap
 


Be careful.


20b) Ad Blockers: As the Websites are provided as a free service, in part through the income of our advertising, you agree not to use "ad-blocking" software or similar built-in web browser options designed to obfuscate or block online advertising while using the Websites.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:53 AM
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They're obviously trying to get more ad income. I'm sure it'll be removed with enough complaints.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 07:18 AM
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Originally posted by AzazeI
They're obviously trying to get more ad income. I'm sure it'll be removed with enough complaints.


i doubt it... you probably have more chance of seeing a pig flying, than ads being removed from this site..
edit on 13/8/11 by Misterlondon because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 07:59 AM
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I understand the need for a free site to generate ad revenue, I do. I always have the "live.php" firehose page open - always - so that I can check new threads by simply switching tabs. The problem I have with it is that some of the ads have audio in them, which is UBER-annoying.

I can get used to having one ad on the firehose page, IF the ads shown are silent; otherwise, when I'm watching a video on another tab and a Massengill commercial comes on in the background... Well, I'm always Summery Fresh, and I don't want to hear it. Until the audio ads are replaced by ads with no audio, I'm going to have to avoid that page.

If I might make a suggestion? Place a banner ad (a silent one) similar to the one in my signature at the bottom of the page. It will still be just as visible as the ugly square ad in the middle of the threads, and the annoyance factor will be kept to a bare minimum. I don't think folks would complain about that too much.
edit on 8/13/2011 by OldCorp because: (no reason given)





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