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posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 08:44 PM
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Picture of this advertising insanity...

Having trouble with adobe, so I could not just upload the normal picture I guess... But anyway, this is disgusting.

I mean, the ads on ATS have been outta hand before, but not to this extent. Yeah, I can get over the fact that they are everywhere on the site and that SO has really no control over it, but this... this takes the cake. Right as I was about to check out that Obama thread in the background a huge pink banner comes strolling up to my face to advertise some lame ass show on tv.

I promise that I will not just boycott that channel anymore but the whole network... If you are that desperate for people to tune into your show then it must suck anyway.

I am tired of the internet taking over the people. Remember the day when it was switched around? You could get away from it all by surfing the web? Now look it's one big ad machine. When I can't even go to youtube without a f****** corporate sticker FORCING (well ok I have the choice to not go to youtube, but figuratively forcing) me to sit there and watch an ad... well I don't know but I do know that my boiling point has been reached and I am soon to reach my vaporing point.

Surely I mustn't be the only one. ATS: we cannot just "boycott" the internet. These days it is the only hope for finding truth, though it is still muddled with corporatacracy, lays here in places like ATS. But what should we do? Just letting it happen preludes even worse things to come...

(P.S., not to get political here but how lame is this: I did a search on Ron Paul a few days ago during the primaries before Washington. That day, the "featured ads" on Google came up to be Mitt Romney. COME ON, WTF)




posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 08:46 PM
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I mean, they slow down your computer, they force you to look at them, blinky lights that might cause seizures to some... I'm tired of it, and they are inescapable...



posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 08:51 PM
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posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 08:57 PM
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Seizures, really? Actually there is a law on those blinking ads, they have to be under a certain "frequency" of blinks to prevent that simple problem. And to add on to the other stuff, I agree with the post, Ads have been popping up more frequently. Never have I looked at porn on this computer, yet I am getting ads for "hot singles in my area".
The internet used to be a awesome, and then it took retards to the knee.



posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 08:59 PM
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posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 09:00 PM
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posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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Yeah, yeah, ok seizures are unlikely I know... same thing happened with ambulances and they had to fix those too. But seriously, those blinking lights, those banners that fly across the screen, the ones that even make the whole rest of the page dimmer make me wanna destroy whoever is advertising



posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 09:03 PM
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What os are you using? xp, vista, win7 ??



posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 09:05 PM
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Not playing the Mod here but did you know...

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.

ATS T&C
You might be better off not discussing this here.



posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 09:06 PM
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posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 09:06 PM
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XP SP3



posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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As a computer repair technician, I'd like to put my two cents worth in on the whole ad's issue.

First, I'd like to say that there have been quite a few times when the ad simply takes over. It covers my screen, makes it so I can't click on anything else and has (in some instances) even frozen my browser before.

I understand that ATS wants to make their site at least pay for itself but you should not throw caution to the wind when it comes to the safety of your visitors and users. The MAIN way that malware is spread is via advertising on websites; I know this from my work as well as personal experience.

ATS gets paid to either run the random ads, or they get paid per click. The ads change and the unfortunate part is that ATS has no way to ensure that an infected ad will get run. By infected ad, I mean an ad which, when simply displayed, launches an iframe which then installs malware on the computer of the person seeing the ad and then it turn infects their computer.

Hence why I recommend not using alternating ads; you have no idea what they will launch or if there is anyone with malicious intent that's paying for that advertising. Here are some links to resources:

www.security-faqs.com... h-flash-based-advertising.html

www.digitaltrends.com... o-fox-and-google-inadvertently-spread-malware-through-ads/

www.networkworld.com... gle-spread-malware-hidden-holida



posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 09:11 PM
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posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 09:20 PM
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I just hate to see active posters getting a TOS for trivial reasons, hence my warning. At the end of the day it is your PC. I block popups which is pretty much a standard browser feature these days and also use NoScript and AdBlockPlus too (but not on ATS). As for annoying ads, I've seen worse. At least it's not links to porno sites. The ads I really hate are the "We make hundreds of dollars from our easy chair every day" ones. I went and looked at one, found a BS report about some woman in Amsterdam that seemingly doesn't exist, who makes 9000 dollars a month doing very little.
Probably some MLM junk, I didn't bother exploring it further.



posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 09:22 PM
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posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 09:27 PM
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You really suggest sonmeone going into their system32..... It would still break T&C and if he is willing to do that there are beter ways



posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 09:28 PM
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ATTENTION!!!!




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.

Terms and Conditions of Use--Please Review

You may also not discuss methods to block ads.



posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 10:15 PM
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case in point, my off topic post..

Never mention the ... I say too much!

No I agree with you, best run off before I incur the wrath once more,

ADS on ATS are there for a reason! At least it ends when you leave ATS, unlike googles incessant infiltration!



Oh and PS, dear mod, I was not insinuating that I block them nor advocating people block them. If that is what I was warned about. If not, well, one more in the Ionno pool I guess.. !

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