Rollover Ads.

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Re: Rollover Ads.

Postby MeLurkyLongTime » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:58 pm

Super annoying. Accidentally clicked on it too, then came looking for a thread to complain about it on.

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Re: Rollover Ads.

Postby juanton » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:40 pm

I just noticed that when I mouse over where it used to be, i.e. when it is in smaller mode, it still expands.

I'd try to break the news to your pop up designer gently. It may seem like a cool idea in theory, yet drops the ball in terms of usability. Just saying.

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Re: Rollover Ads.

Postby white_rabbit » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:48 pm

Jump'n Bill Shakespeare on a pogo-stick, make that fucking thing go away.

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Re: Rollover Ads.

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:10 pm

I still haven't seen it. I'm actively looking for it. Nada.

EDIT: Ooh! There it was!

...

All this hubbub over that?

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Re: Rollover Ads.

Postby Bwis53 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:51 pm

I didn't even submit, I just stepped into the room and that thing rolled over on me. I was all the way on the opposite side of the room and that thing rolled over on me.

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Re: Rollover Ads.

Postby juanton » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:56 pm

Hey Isthmus, TheBookPolice REALLY wants a job.

As I was typing this, the APT thing appeared again.

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Re: Rollover Ads.

Postby juanton » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:58 pm

By the way, about 15-20 of those click through situations of mine were mistakes APT. Talk to the Isthmus about making your ad less cumbersome/cool.

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Re: Rollover Ads.

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:21 pm

juanton wrote:Hey Isthmus, TheBookPolice REALLY wants a job.

I have a job. The APT ad went away on its own after a second. I just don't see the big deal, but maybe I'm not the spastic clicker some of you guys are. No offense. I hear it can be managed with medication.

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Re: Rollover Ads.

Postby Kyle Motor » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:38 am

This ad is awful. Worst day of my life.

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Re: Rollover Ads.

Postby juanton » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:20 am

Kyle Motor wrote:This ad is awful. Worst day of my life.


You's a funny man.

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Re: Rollover Ads.

Postby Kyle Motor » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:24 am

juanton wrote:
Kyle Motor wrote:This ad is awful. Worst day of my life.


You's a funny man.

Thank you.

It really is annoying though.

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Re: Rollover Ads.

Postby HeyZeus » Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:42 am

juanton wrote:How about closed means it stays closed for the entirety of one's browsing session, i.e. until the user closes their browser?


YES!!

Until then, I'm installing Ad Block Plus.

FU APT.

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Re: Rollover Ads.

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:04 pm

jjoyce wrote:As far as intrusive ads go, this one is not very... It's local, the close button is easy to spot and responsive, it doesn't cover up too much.

Perhaps that's true in IE, but with Firefox, it takes several seconds to close, it pops open if you get anywhere near it, and it's intrusive on your content (it popped open and blocked my view of the login boxes just now as I was trying to post this!)

Don't make me regret my decision (done at your behest) to turn off ad-blocker on TDF.
The teeming masses have spoken -- that ad needs to go!

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Re: Rollover Ads.

Postby white_rabbit » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:09 pm

Alright, I'm ready for ad-blocker. Anyone have a link to a good blocker?

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Re: Rollover Ads.

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:28 pm

white_rabbit wrote:Anyone have a link to a good blocker?
http://adblockplus.org/en/

Arrrrgggghhhh! Close, damn ad!


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