Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2007 11:07 UTC
Bugs & Viruses A lot of people have been emailing us about an issue we are having with one of our ads taking over OSNews. Thank you all for emailing us, the information provided is of good use to us. We are currently working on the problem, and will let you know once it has been fixed. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience. Update by DA: I think that I've tracked down the offender. Read more for details Update 2: This time I think we really fixed it.
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RE[2]: Huh?
by KenJackson on Sat 28th Jul 2007 13:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Huh?"
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Just so you can save what... Time? Inconvenience?

Many web sites (in general, not OSNews in particular) have GIF and FLASH advertisements that are constantly moving. Their goal is to get your attention--and they do.

The problem is that this motion is extremely annoying. I would rather breath cigarette smoke. We go to the web site to read the article and we are greeted with "Look at me!", "Look at me!" off to the side.

As for time, some websites have intellitxt or kontera ads, which place double underlines under random words. The problem with these is that you have a double delay in loading the page, and the second delay is independent of your ISP's pipe speed.

But on the bright side, OSNews is very kind to put a PriceGrabber panel of to the left side. I think that's supposed to be an ad, but it's awfully convenient, so I usually go there first when I want to buy something.

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RE[3]: Huh?
by tech10171968 on Sun 29th Jul 2007 02:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Huh?"
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Intellitxt/kontera? My day was going quite well until you gave me indigestion with the mere mention of those two, thanks a lot!

I absolutely HATE Kontera and Intellitext with every ounce of my soul, because they have turned "getting in the way" into an artform. I'd almost rather deal with the annoying flash ads in the sidebar of the web page.

Edited 2007-07-29 02:36

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RE[4]: Huh?
by KenJackson on Sun 29th Jul 2007 03:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Huh?"
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Intellitxt and kontera are no longer any problem for me:

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