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post #1 of 14
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I know. I could Pith Helmet them away, with all the banner ads too.

But is it possible for the owners of this site to stipulate that they will not accept advertiser's pop-ups? What's the deal?

It's just that, for those of us who surf the internet, as opposed to those of us who sell advertising space on their websites, pop-ups are evil. They make us want to never visit a site again.

edit: pop-ups are bad.

I'm a little hazy on the selling ad space thing on websites. This is a serious question.
post #2 of 14
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Originally posted by Hassan i Sabbah
...pop-ups are evil. They make us want to never visit a site again.

Totally agree....

Has to be sorted out now!
post #3 of 14
I'm adding my voice.

No pop-ups please.
post #4 of 14
Current culprit advertisers (may vary by user/adserverrules) include...

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post #5 of 14
Seconded. Pop-ups really annoy the frick out of me. And I tend to stop visiting sites that annoy me.
post #6 of 14
I surf this site with Safari, and the last few times, even with pop-up protection on, I'm getting pop-up ads!

What's the deal? I thought Safari killed all pop-ups. That's the reason I stopped surfing this site with XP/IE.

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post #7 of 14
I'm using FireFox and even with the popup blocker i'm still getting these damn ads..... the ONLY site on the whole internet this has ever happened to me with. There's something dodgy going on at Appleinsider.
post #8 of 14
I have started to get these popups too and I am not happy. I have no objection to websites making money from advertisements, after all they have to live too. My objection is to the use of popups for this purpose.

I shall not complain if you have banner ads on every page that keep changing with every visit to the page or something; I also do not object to using the entire left or right side of the page for ads, but please, please no popups.

Cheers
post #9 of 14
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Way hay. It looks like this forum's unmoderated!

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post #10 of 14
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Originally posted by Hassan i Sabbah
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Funny man.

I think the workaround is that some ads now pop up a window in response to a mouseover event, bypassing the "only allow pop ups when asked" rule. Sleazy.

I'm giving Kasper a heads-up.
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post #11 of 14
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Quote:
Originally posted by Amorph
Funny man.

I think the workaround is that some ads now pop up a window in response to a mouseover event, bypassing the "only allow pop ups when asked" rule. Sleazy.

I'm giving Kasper a heads-up.

Cool.

I just love to make a fuss.
post #12 of 14
Guys --

We are sorry about this. This isn't something we've done, but rather FastClick. I'm working to resolve this problem as soon as possible. If I cannot solve it, we will cease to work with FastClick. I'm sorry about this sudden stupidty from them.

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post #13 of 14
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Originally posted by tilt
but please, please no popups.

Pop ups actually don't bother me, it's the ones that circumvent my pop up blocker that do.
post #14 of 14
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Originally posted by the cool gut
Pop ups actually don't bother me, it's the ones that circumvent my pop up blocker that do.

Amen.

Just to be helpful, I have a direct link to the Appleinsider forums, and the popup ad appears immediately, even though there is no mouseover action taking place on my computer when I arrive at this destination. Thought you might like to know that.

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