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Intrusive adverts


proudfoot

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I realise a sites like this one need advertising to pay the bills etc, but it is intrusive and very annoying to have an advert like the present Microsoft one that every time you go to a new page opens up across the screen without any input from yourself. I could put up with an advert like this once when you first go to the site, but I tend to "switch off" after it has happened a couple of times. The small adverts to the right of this page and similar ones on other sites tend to get more attention from me. I treat adverts similarly on TV unless I am particularly interested. They are a good excuse to make a cup of tea or spend a penny.

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Matt Egan

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Hi romanby1. I tend to agree with you, and we do feed back this information to advertisers. We're trying to limit the impact of this particular ad on the forums, and hope you'll see some improvement soon.

Matt

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Aitchbee

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Matt - why can't you create an adverts click on area, where, I am sure everyone will have a 'peek'.

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Covergirl

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Why start a new discussion on the same subject?

See here

Now, where's me thread locking tool . . . ?

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Quickbeam

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This one's worse that the intrusive sound bites of the Samsung one, I could just turn the sound off for that and carry on regardless, but to turn the screen off, sort of spoils the computing experience somewhat...

I have the past used ad blockers, but have since disabled them, partly out of site loyalty, partly because it doesn't run so fast with these blockers having to make a decision every second and partly because you do actually miss out on some things, like the people that put signs up on the door saying 'no junk mail'.

But this one will defeat the advertisers if we start blocking en-masse again because of the annoyance factor.

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proudfoot

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Covergirl. Missed that one.

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Aitchbee

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Covergirl...at least it is now double-barrelled.The argument...that is.

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Armchair

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There's one with a robot on it, and another yellow one that splits the picture in half. The nightmare continues.

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rickf

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This is the most intrusive one of all. Really annoying and time consuming to view new pages.

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john bunyan

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Quickbeam

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See...

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