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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cb_osn
Member since:
2006-02-26

2. Decent providers don't load the ads until after the page is fully loaded ;) (We call it polite download)

Unfortunately, most providers are not decent and this is exactly why I installed Adblock two months ago. The ads never bothered me.* I simply got tired of staring at a blank page while my browser was "Waiting for adserver.whatever.com..."

*) With the exception of that buzzing mosquito flash ad

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jhaygood86 Member since:
2006-10-04

Here's some decent providers:

1. EyeWonder
2. EyeBlaster (most ads at least)

Here's some so-so providers (at least if you're not running Linux or if the ad isn't an expanding banner):

3. Pointroll
4. DART Motif (formally known as Klipmart, now a subsidiary of DoubleClick)
5. Atlas Rich Media (part of Aquantive)

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