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post #1 of 17
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ok, what is up with these talking banner ads. THey are becoming really annoying. Every time you mouse over them it starts to talk.

"Hi, my name is Tina in the next 30 seconds I will show you how you can dramatically speed up your computer."

Can these ads be filtered out from the site?, they are so annoying!
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post #2 of 17
Details here: http://forums.appleinsider.com/showt...threadid=38129
horrid misuse of cool technology
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post #3 of 17
There are several solutions:

For Safari, use PithHelmet.
For OmniWeb, use the built-in privacy/ad filter.
For Firefox, use the Adblock extension.

Or, you can edit your /etc/hosts file to completely block the offending domain from your computer.

Note: on Mac OS X 10.3, after editing the hosts file, you have to do a couple other things. In Directory Access, under Authentication you must add the path /BSD/local and apply the changes. Then, each time you make changes to the hosts file, flush your DNS cache with the terminal command "lookupd -flushcache".

I personally endorse all of these methods. The hosts file is by far the most effective, but it blocks out entire domains.

Oh, also:

SEND E-MAIL TO KASPER@APPLEINSIDER.COM WITH ANY COMPLAINS/THREATS/HATE MAIL

Kasper is to be held entirely at fault for you and everyone else having to put up with this kind of crap.
post #4 of 17
Brad, are you "corupting" the users to overthrow Kasper?

post #5 of 17
I'm not saying a god damned thing, doo-dah, doo-dah...
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post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally posted by Kickaha
I'm not saying a god damned thing, doo-dah, doo-dah...

I'm just glad I don't hear Tina sing -- Oh! Doo-dah day!

Blockin' ads all night! Blockin' ads all day!
Don't really care about the ad revenue -- Khan's on the Botany Bay!

Sing along!

Hey, I couldn't think of anything else that fit and rhymed.

edit: link fixed
post #7 of 17
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally posted by Brad
Khan's on the Botany Bay!

Is that Khan?
post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally posted by Brad
I'm just glad I don't hear Tina sing -- Oh! Doo-dah day!

Blockin' ads all night! Blockin' ads all day!
Don't really care about the ad revenue -- Khan's on the Botany Bay!

Sing along!

Hey, I couldn't think of anything else that fit and rhymed.

edit: link fixed

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post #10 of 17
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Originally posted by jwri004
Is that Khan?

The one and only. 8)
post #11 of 17
adding z1.adserver\\.com and adserver\\.com to the blocked list in Pith Helmet seems to do it for me.

Not that I saw Tina anywhere, but the "lag" of loading is a LOT faster now
I'm having deja-vu and amnesia at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.
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I'm having deja-vu and amnesia at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.
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post #12 of 17
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Originally posted by jwri004
Brad, are you "corupting" the users to overthrow Kasper?


"One million quatloos on the newcomer!"
When you're lovers in a dangerous time,
You're made to feel as if your love's a crime.
Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight.
Gotta kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight.

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When you're lovers in a dangerous time,
You're made to feel as if your love's a crime.
Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight.
Gotta kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight.

-...
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post #13 of 17
i don't know yer talking about. never seen/heard them. don't click on banner ads
post #14 of 17
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Originally posted by rok
"One million quatloos on the newcomer!"

I would reply to that, but I have no idea what the fvck you are talking about. And Tina won't let me.
post #15 of 17


I don't know if she's a Tina too but that is a dell lot of annoying. Me goes back to firebird.
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post #16 of 17
Quote:
Originally posted by Giaguara


I don't know if she's a Tina too but that is a dell lot of annoying. Me goes back to firebird.

I totally though that woman is facing to the left and her ass was hanging out!

Too much porn...
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post #17 of 17
i have never gotten any ad banners on AI, even before i installed pithhelmet...
i'm in safari, with pop-ups blocked.
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We get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more...
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