This is a rant about CompuServe’s incessant ADS. They’re freaking everywhere! I sign on and get to a home page covered with ads, which I quickly dismiss by clicking on the “close” button. Then another page opens up, with “today’s value”! Ooooh! Today’s value! I can’t wait. So I click THAT window closed, and then ANOTHER pop-up ad asks me if I want to subscribe to People magazine.
You CompuServe folks, listen and listen good: I’m paying $21.95 a month for your service. If cable tv pay stations acted like you do, they’d maybe go bankrupt! If HBO started showing ads throughout its movies like regular tv does, a lot of people would be angry, eh? So why in the world do you think you can get away with bombarding me with ads, when I’m clearly paying for your service? If I want to see ads on my internet, I’ll sign up for Juno’s FREE internet service. At least their ads are justified if you’re getting the service for free.
And what’s more, why do you think I want to see the ads OVER AND OVER when I switch Screen Names? Once upon sign-on is TOO MUCH!!! Good grief, I feel like I’m on the Futurama internet, where you have to literally fight the ads off by kicking and punching an army of them when you first sign on.
It’s ridiculous. I can’t wait until my stupid 3-year commitment to you, CS, is over with, because I’m gonna be outta there and subscribe to an internet service that respects me a little tiny bit more!