Good Looking Nuisance Flogging Laptops?

  Bing.alau 15:57 PM 04 Nov 12
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Every time I come on to this site now I get a handsome salesman trying to flog laptops. How do I get rid of him? I've got a feeling it's not going to be easy. He keeps popping up in the top right hand corner of my screen.

  Matt Egan 07:53 AM 05 Nov 12

Hey - no offence taken in this quarter if you find the site and sound of my rotten old face annoying. Imagine how annoying I find it! I'm sure FE agrees. Just one of the things we have to do to support our sponsors, who in turn keep the site free.

I agree it should be limited - and personally I don't think it's relevant for the forum anyway. I'll see what I can do.

  Bing.alau 11:01 AM 05 Nov 12

Matt. No offence intended on my part, I just thought I would supply the bullets for someone else to fire. Don't worry about the advert. I stop the sound in its tracks so to speak. I wondered if anybody had actually noticed it was you selling whatever it is you are selling. Keep up the good work.

  Forum Editor 11:06 AM 05 Nov 12

"if you find the site and sound of my rotten old face annoying. Imagine how annoying I find it! I'm sure FE agrees."

In the words of The Iron Lady "You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment"

  Matt Egan 11:15 AM 05 Nov 12

Ha! No worries at all Bing.alau - I genuinely think that it's unhelpful for people to see that ad more than once. (And if you consider that I spend my entire life looking at this site, and think about how awful we all find the sounds of our own voices on an answerphone... you'll appreciate just how teeth-grittingly awful I find it. As I say: one of the things we do for our sponsors in return for their support.)

And FE - it's as well you don't comment, or I'll be pimping you out for the next campaign!

  oresome 11:17 AM 05 Nov 12

I turn the computer on and someone tries to sell me something. I answer the door and someone tries to sell me something. I answer the phone and someone tries to sell me something. I turn on the TV and someone tries to sell me something.

I'm afraid it's life and you have to let it pass over you, or you will be driven to distraction.

  Bing.alau 11:20 AM 05 Nov 12

Napoleon should have said that we are a nation of salespeople, not shopkeepers.

  Aitchbee 18:19 PM 05 Nov 12

Bing.alau, your post reminds me of Private Walker ... [or was that ... Private Egan] (The Spiv) from BBC TV's Dad's Army ... who was always trying to get rid of stuff ... by displaying the 'gear' attached to the inside lining of his overcoat ... (when he was in civies) ;o)

  morddwyd 20:25 PM 05 Nov 12

"In the words of The Iron Lady "You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment""

Not the Iron Lady (though it could well have been!) but Francis Urquhart in the brilliant "House of Cards"

  Forum Editor 22:57 PM 05 Nov 12

morddwyd

"Not the Iron Lady (though it could well have been!)"

It was indeed the Iron Lady. She said it in the Commons, and was greeted with roars of laughter.

I'm well aware that Francis Urquhart said it, and that's what made Margaret Thatcher's line so funny - she knew what she was saying. She was a fan of the programme.

  Ex plorer 23:10 PM 05 Nov 12

I dont get any pop ups adds on my Vista laptop, but I do on Win7 PC on this site.

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