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Thread: Are these ads part of Tweaktown now?




  1. #21
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    In the end I installed Popupcop and disabled scripts and it gets rid of that mess.

    On a side note when scripts are disabled the Tweaktown front page (as well as 3DGPU) load up much, much faster. Not to mention the fact that before I'd have to click the refresh button several times to get Tweaktown to come up at all - now it pops up in a second the first time.

    Advertisers should really look at cleaning up the scripts and also the keywords used in this particular form of advertising as it is currently unsatisfactory for this particular user.

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    Glad I found this thread! :D I thought the same thing....that I'd picked up some spyware. It doesn't bother me now that I know....easy enough to ignore. :devil:
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    I finally saw those ads today. I had some spare time during class and the only borwser available was IE, with no ad/pop-up blocking what-so-ever. I just got to say that it was bloody annoying. Maybe I've just been spoiled by firebird, but I would be much more choosy about with articles I read if I had to deal with those ads all the time. I've obviously got no problems with TT using ads, but I just think these are too frustrating for anyone that hasn't taken precautions. :2cents:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    For the love of god, please get rid of them... TT is a great site, but i cannot STAND being FORCED to read advertisements. These are some of the most annoying you can get, since here at least, you cant turn them off.

    Sorry TT, i loved thee, but, alas...

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    We will continue to run these ads on TweakTown - they will always be locked to one display per day, per person.

    How many TV ads do you all see per day on average? Probably at least one hundred. Free-to-air TV programs have the same concept as free to access websites such as TweakTown. Since we do not charge a fee to access the website, we must make money to survive through advertising.

    These ads will become common place within months. It might be time to begin to accept them.
    Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
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    By the way, I was talking about the stream ads. But the same applies for text ads.
    Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
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    Thank goodness for Mozilla

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    In no way are TV ads the same thing. You can mute them, change the channel, etc. You have the right (and ability) to avoid them if you wish.

    These ads, the bloody annoying text window ads, have none of that. I cant make them go away (yet), i cant escape them (yet).
    No offence, but i hope some software is made VERY soon that blocks all those ads.. just like pop-ups...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divine_Madcat
    No offence, but i hope some software is made VERY soon that blocks all those ads.. just like pop-ups...
    try the firebird browser, i never see them unless I have to use IE for some reason
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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