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Discussion in 'Site Help, Feedback, & Announcements' started by I Fix 4 U, Sep 18, 2004.

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  1. I Fix 4 U

    I Fix 4 U Thread Starter

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    OK its a long title for the thread i know but i'm ok with ads on TSG i just done like one b/c its quite annoying. It has embedded sound in it so im just working and then this ad starts speaking to me. Its about this college degree thing and it has a volume bar. I do not like talkin ads and i see they are becoming more popular. Now instant messenger uses them so i had to block flash objects from that program.
     
  2. buck52

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    Howdy

    donate and the ads will be gone and... use the spell check so your posts are easier to read... ;) ...b/c?

    buck
     
  3. I Fix 4 U

    I Fix 4 U Thread Starter

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    b/c stands for because and like i said i'm 14 and i promise will donate when i have the money. i'm also fine with ads as they support the site but i dont like (on any site) audio ads. It can really mess things up esp in linux when the browser tries to take over the sound device. oK :) ps most the time i use quick reply and stuff.
     
  4. buck52

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    Thanks for that :rolleyes: ... for your info... It takes the human brain twice as long if not longer to process b/c as it does because

    Sorry if that, or I, offended you...typing shortcuts such as that are a reflection of the crappy society we live in today...

    sorry for the rant but wait a minute...what is this... "esp" let me guess...especially


    buck
     
  5. southernlady

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    Buck, he's not the only one who doesn't like it. And here is not the only place I have seen it. I will avoid other sites that use it. I don't avoid this site however. :) It's the ONLY exception. Right now, we are too broke to donate money so I donate time instead, so I live with the ads and I skip forward as fast as I can, but I do have to agree with that particular ad. It IS annoying as all blazes. The rest I can handle. Liz
     
  6. buck52

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    turn your volume down

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  7. I Fix 4 U

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    ok so i will turn my volume down. that wont fix the linux bug. and i'm sorry it may be harder to process b/c but its easier to type :rolleyes:. I spend alot of time here and i wish acacandy will read this because (u see i stopped using it) all the other ads are fine as agreed. but embedded sound is pretty bad its a nuisance to the site. matter of fact i may have to block flash animation from this site if that ad keeps popping up.
     
  8. mach9

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    You are only 14? I'm astonished. Read many of your posts. Good stuff. I'm an oldie like Buck but the abreviations don't bother me at all. All the years in school-grad work, etc. had to use wide variety of notations for class notes. The computer lingo just seems a variant of that. Since I've used b/c for a long time I process it faster than because. So there! :D
     
  9. buck52

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    Howdy again

    20 dollars for a whole year of no ads... If you all can afford internet access you can afford the 20 bucks...give me a break

    I call it lazy

    buck
     
  10. I Fix 4 U

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    thanks for the comment. the ad doesnt really matter anymore as i blocked it. no more pesky sound. Site is great now. I came here towards the middle of summer looking for linux help and since the people were so nice and the site was well maintained i decided to contribute towards the community. now i come here when i wake up, when i get home from school, and right before i go to bed. i work or play in between.
     
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    iXneonXi andmach9

    first and foremost...your help is much appreciated

    I do not come from a grad school or internet/chatroom background and find the typing shortcuts a sign of laziness and poor grammar...

    take no offense... it's just the way I was brought up

    I'm an old dog and the thought of new tricks is not in the cards...
    buck
     
  12. I Fix 4 U

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    thats fine with me. i'll try not to use too much shortcuts but its hard not to type b/c as i usually mispell because and it types longer. i'm in school and i multitask alot on my computer so i have embraced shortcuts and use them in everything. i have tons of hotkeys set and stuff like that. I barely use the mouse as i'd have to move my hands of the keyboard.

    As to wrap up this thread, anyone who doesn't like the ad can simply just block it with any program that will do that job. I just found a good one for me that does the trick.
    PS if TSG plans on getting ads like those planes that wil fly across the page or those interactive objects that will move around the page or flash in the middle of the screen until you click them i highly recommend you reconsider as it will draw quite a few people away from the site as they are even worse than audio ads in my opinion.
     
  13. Guyzer

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    But have you donated yet?
     
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    LOL . . .


    neon - Mike's promised no popups, and I doubt he would allow interference the type you speak of.

    The easiect way to block intrusive ads is to get the address of the ad, and then include the root site to your hosts file, so instead of showing ads from that company, you will have a little 404 error listed there instead.
     
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    DONATE........ It's easier than trying to block ads. :D
     
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