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Old 09-18-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
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Annoying GM ad

Let me start by saying I think these forums are second to none and I really enjoy them.
I also realize that advertising is a necessary part of generating revenue for the continuation of these forums and it doesn't bother me.That is unless it affects the usability of the website.
The recent addition of the General Motors ad is one that is really annoying.The ad is placed towards the top of the page right under the blue tool bar(or whatever its called).This is the area that gives us access to the chat room,the search feature,quick links etc.
When the GM ad is running and you click on one of the features on the blue bar that has a drop down box,the box is hidden behind the ad and can't be accessed. I used to use a couple of these features several times during the day until this ad took over.
I'm not sure if this ad runs for everyone or for just members in Canada because part of the ad states 'The best coverage in Canada.'
I could certainly live with the ad if it doesn't affect any of the forum features.
Has anyone else had a similar experience with this ad?
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Old 09-18-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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Mike,

Must be a Canadian thing 'cause I haven't seen it here yet!
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Old 09-18-2006, 05:55 PM   #3
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only in Canada...

Must only be in the East, since I'm in BC and we're not seeing it here, or else maybe my anti-popup software might be blocking it.
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Old 09-18-2006, 05:56 PM   #4
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Mike, I'm not seeing it either...

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Old 09-18-2006, 05:59 PM   #5
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Hi Mike,

I'm not seeing it here either in CA
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:00 PM   #6
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Not seeing it in North Carolina
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:02 PM   #7
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Thanks

Thanks for all your prompt responses.Anyone online in Canada that can respond?
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:13 PM   #8
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It's probably his browser...
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:48 PM   #9
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I don't see it in GA
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:50 PM   #10
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Get rid of Flashplayer and ActiveX.
They allow sites to spam you in new and prenicious ways. Like irritating bubbles that float around your screen in front of whatever it is that you are trying to view. I went to some lengths to remove them from my browser and now have a cleaner less invasive page.
Some movie type files wont play any more but I'll forego them to have a less spammy browser. Another option is to use Firefox - same but different than Internet Explorer.
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Are you using IE or another browser? I've taken the lead of another forum member here and now use Mozilla Firefox. Firefox makes you go to advanced search but that's the only bug I see for it on the Forum and it's much more stable than IE was....ever.
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:24 PM   #12
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Are you using IE or another browser? I've taken the lead of another forum member here and now use Mozilla Firefox. Firefox makes you go to advanced search but that's the only bug I see for it on the Forum and it's much more stable than IE was....ever.
I use IE.I'm trying to first determine for sure if this is a situation unique to me.It appears it is.I have contemplated Firefox in the past and will check into it again.Thanks for the suggestion.
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Are you using IE or another browser? I've taken the lead of another forum member here and now use Mozilla Firefox. Firefox makes you go to advanced search but that's the only bug I see for it on the Forum and it's much more stable than IE was....ever.
Hi Glen,

I'm in total agreement w/you about Mozilla..it is the BEST!!!
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I use IE.I'm trying to first determine for sure if this is a situation unique to me.It appears it is.I have contemplated Firefox in the past and will check into it again.Thanks for the suggestion.
The newest version of IE has a pretty aggressive pop-up blocker, maybe you could download IE7, and enable that feature, it may help you.
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