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 transputer_guy on Sat 28th Jul 2007 14:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Huh?"
transputer_guy
Member since:
2005-07-08

Well I also blocked pretty much everything too, not to defeat all adverts but to defeat really bad adverts that JUMP, FLASH, or generally insult my intelligence.

Some of these ads come from companies I actually respect, (Micron, Intel, IBM etc) but their ad managers still feel the need to shout at me or talk at me like I was an idiot.

Now adds that are passive, color bland, but otherwise interesting would likely be left alone but most advertisers feel the need to get in your face, too bad.

If these advertisers could get some sense of feed back for how much pain they can get away with before getting blanked, they might learn to tone it down and not get blocked.

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RE[3]: Huh?
by Kroc on Sat 28th Jul 2007 15:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Huh?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

We know that in the future ads are going to become more and more subversive and hidden in nature. I would personally prefer a banner ad, over a group of stealth gorilla advertisers posting in the forums, sneaking in product bias everywhere they can.

Although in the case of the OSNews community, I think we'd be surprised to find that all OSNews users are actually gorilla advertisers unaware that everybody else is too ;)

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RE[4]: Huh?
by diskinetic on Sat 28th Jul 2007 16:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Huh?"
diskinetic Member since:
2005-12-09

gorilla = large ape
geurrilla = an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment

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