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Old 01-15-2006, 09:58 AM   #1
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Our communtiy is participating in a beta advertising program. The new ad formats are called intermission ads and basically once per day you are shown a website. User experience is a top priority. Intermission Ads are never shown to a user on their first visit to a site, and are never shown to the same user more than once per 24-hours. It is easy to instantly close an Intermission, should the user choose to.

This next week we will install a system to that will prevent these ads from showing based on various metrics. The goal is to not show these ads to the members that meet certain requirements as far as contributing to the community. Look for an updated announcement on that towards mid-week...

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Old 01-15-2006, 10:03 AM   #2
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I got into one of those ads yesterday, I had to shut down my browser to get rid of it. It sucked! I hope this doesnt mean that I can look forward to this every day now . I know it cost money to make this thing go but that epsiode if repeated would drive me away.
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:12 AM   #3
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I agree and I don't want to be a stick in the mud but we have google ads on the forums already. This intermission ad thing is an affront to me. I look around in life and every available space we look at is becoming an ad. I hope these forums do not.



Adbrite's web site seems to show me a bunch of internet entrepreneurs who are actually quite proud of the amount of money they expect to make from the intermission ad. This is what these forums are to become?


This could give these forums a bad name. 10000 plus sitting ducks who have to look at an ad to use the forums? Why not just ask for a dollar a month to participate if that's what it takes to not have ads. I'd pay....
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:26 AM   #4
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Intermission Ad

Just had one pop up and block my entire screen. I had to shut down to get rid of it. It would not let me X it off. Let's make it a rule that we do not do any business with any company that uses these intrusive ads.
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:35 AM   #5
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Getting Maddddd!!!

I have had three of these ads in less than half an hour. It is net zero advertising there net telephone and It is making me very mad. You have to shut down your browser to get rid of them.:an gry:
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:37 AM   #6
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I have had three of these ads in less than half an hour. It is net zero advertising there net telephone and It is making me very mad. You have to shut down your browser to get rid of them.:an gry:
While reading this post THE DAMN AD STRUCK AGAIN! The ironry is to much
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Wow - first pressure to post when you might not have something to say, and now this.... If this is a precursor of things to come, then I don't intend to visit the site as often.

Course, that means I'll probably try to visit the site one day, only to find that my account has been deactivated because I haven't been "contributing."
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I wish I knew what you guys are talking about. Do you need to sign up for these ads?
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I wish I knew what you guys are talking about. Do you need to sign up for these ads?

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65,

That's how adbrite's "intermission ad" works.

For everybody else, if you are using firefox, you should be able to use the adblock extension to block the adbrite ads altogether. You can also block the google content as well.

I am now and I have no google stuff and have had no adbrite content pop up.

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This new format is a royal pain it never goes away without complete shutdown, please discountinue. Just my opinion.
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This new format is a royal pain it never goes away without complete shutdown, please discountinue. Just my opinion.
From AdBrite's web site....
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User experience is a top priority. Intermission Ads are never shown to a user on their first visit to a site, and are never shown to the same user more than once per 24-hours. This means that the user is already engaged with the website before seeing an Intermission, and wonít be turned off by a full-page ad. We make it easy to instantly close an Intermission, should the user choose to.
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Everytime I get something like this, I send an email to the advertiser (Net Zero this time) and tell them what I think of them . I also state that their action has made me decide to never use their product. If enough people do this they might pull their adds and this thing might go away.
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Gee I just got one of those ads. I thought we were being hacked!!! They are very annoying.... looks like i am gonna do the foxfire download.

hey I just made my requested post!!

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